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California | Tue, Dec 18, 2012

The Justice Department announced Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc. in its lawsuit accusing the nation's largest book publishers of colluding with Apple Inc. to raise e-book prices on customers.

Even child sex offenders have free speech rights.

The next big issue in the national debate over guns -- whether people have a right to be armed in public -- is moving closer to Supreme Court review.

Apple and Samsung, the world's top two smartphone makers, each scored a significant victory on different continents that will allow both to keep selling their products without legal interference this holiday season.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been ordered to pay $2.3 million to an actress who lost most of her belongings in a fire at a West Hollywood apartment building he owns.

A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.

A Los Angeles school teacher who led police on a wild freeway chase, including a dramatic pickup truck plunge over an embankment, has been sentenced to prison for committing lewd acts with a 14-year-old girl and evading officers.

Animal control officials have captured three African wild cats that escaped from a Southern California apartment over the weekend.

Thousands of people in a handful of small communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills southeast of Sacramento remained without electricity after a power outage hit the area.

A former Northern California man wanted for several years for allegedly molesting his daughter and his stepdaughter is in custody after being arrested in Mexico and returned to the United States, a sheriff's official said.

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles-area pastor has pleaded guilty to conspiring with doctors, shady clinic operators and others to defraud Medicare of more than $11 million.

Investigators say a home invasion robber struggled with an armed Central California resident and shot the man several times with his own rifle.

A Riverside County high school student has been arrested on suspicion of threatening his teacher and authorities say they found a rifle at his home.

Investigators say a California mother left her two young daughters behind at a Macy's department store when employees caught the woman shoplifting.

A California teenager has lost a bid for separate trials in a Mill Valley attempted murder case and the theft of an exotic Lamborghini owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

A jury has found the city of San Diego at fault in the collapse of a 60-foot palm tree that crushed a man's legs and left him a paraplegic.

A man with a machete who was shot and wounded by a park ranger in San Diego County has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer and assault with a knife.

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have pleaded not guilty to assault in connection with an off-duty brawl in San Diego.

Four bald eagles have been spotted near Southern California lakes in the season's first bird count.

Three men have been sentenced to federal prison for a $2.4 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting California central coast lenders.

A jury has returned a $17.3 million verdict against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a lawsuit by an actress who lost most of her belongings in a fire at a West Hollywood apartment building he owns.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press in a long-running labor dispute between the newspaper and reporters who were fired after they complained about its editorial practices.

More than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation, according to a report Tuesday by the state controller.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 -- part of a renewed offensive against perceived anti-union policies.

California regulators released draft rules Tuesday that would govern hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” involved in oil recovery.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 123.74, up 0.87 percent from Monday. Advancing issues beat decliners 50 to 27, and 62 issues were unchanged.
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.05 to $39.81.
Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down 31 cents to $75.18.
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Tue, Dec 18, 2012