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California | Wed, Dec 26, 2012

Human beings dislike losses. In fact, they dislike losses a lot more than they like equivalent gains.

On a gray day in February 2010, Brian Roberts sat facing the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. The panel was holding its first hearing on a proposed merger between two of the country’s most powerful media companies, the cable distribution giant Comcast Corp. and the entertainment conglomerate NBC Universal.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Wednesday at 122.47, down 0.65 percent from Monday. Declining issues beat advancers 61 to 26, and 52 issues were unchanged.

We can now be confident that the massacre of 26 women and children at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., will not be swept under the carpet like so many mass shootings of the past.
President Barack Obama said Dec. 19 that he would act “without delay” after hearing from Vice President Joe Biden’s task force in January. We’ll probably spend much of the winter and spring debating Obama’s anti-violence proposal.

In the private hell of a mother's grief, the sounds come back to Judy Neiman. The SUV door slamming. The slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor's sobs as he said her 9-year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open heart surgeries, would not make it this time.

Federal education officials are poised to reject California's self-styled bid to avoid the strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, as widely anticipated.

Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a 16th Century Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer.

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin last week accused Morgan Stanley of breaking the law as lead underwriter in Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering, triggering a $5 million fine.

The requisites for a U.S. secretary of state, along with intelligence and judgment, are a knowledge of foreign policy, an understanding of domestic politics, and, ideally, first-hand experience of what President Dwight D. Eisenhower called the “brutality and stupidity” of war.

Police were trying to determine Wednesday whether there was a connection between a Christmas Day shooting that left a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee dead and a crash hours later that killed a woman and a boy.

Authorities say a hiker rescued after being stranded in the snow for days in the Northern California wilderness would not have survived if he hadn't found a cabin and broken into it.

Northern California received more rain and snow on Christmas Day, as the third storm system in a handful of days moved through the region.

A family has cashed in on a $1 million gift this Christmas after a California dad bought a winning lottery scratcher ticket.

Thousands of previously unpublished Boy Scouts of America files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted online.

Oakland police say an attacker began shooting outside a church on Christmas Eve, wounding a parishioner and a teenager.

Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Relief was the main sentiment of travelers who planned to pass through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when security workers there canceled the threat of a Christmastime strike.

A Novato man has pleaded not guilty to charges in an alleged Internet fraud scheme that bilked people out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Los Angeles police are offering groceries for guns in a buyback program that was moved up in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy.

one of the seaside reactors can be restarted safely.


Wed, Dec 26, 2012
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