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Law OKs underage wine and beer tasting in colleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Aspiring brewers and winemakers in college can legally taste — but not swallow — their products starting winter semester. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1989 on Monday to fix a situation that […]

07/21/2014

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2 Los Angeles charter schools could be closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Unified School District officials have decided to shut down two charter schools, based on the finding of a draft audit that has not yet been made public. The Daily […]

07/21/2014

Robert McDonald, left, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor […]

07/21/2014

An undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Detention Center shows 18-year-old Alex Rios. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Detention Center via Albuquerque Journal)

$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition have been ordered held on $5 million bonds. Police say they are also investigating claims by one of the […]

07/21/2014

A sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders called for imposing tougher […]

07/21/2014

One of the 58 hand-painted animals on the Seaside Heights N.J. carousel is shown Monday July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Jersey shore carousel up for auction

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling […]

07/21/2014

Oct. 25, 2013 - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

CFO: Sterling can’t pay debt without Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties says the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if […]

07/21/2014

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

Marathon suspect’s friend guilty of impeding probe

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing. Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors […]

07/21/2014

"Weird Al" Yankovich in his spoof of "Happy" that's called "Tacky" posted on YouTube.

‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case for […]

07/21/2014

The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

57 dogs displaced by fire in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An animal services spokesman says 57 dogs displaced by a fire at a Riverside County home will be put up for adoption. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the dogs, all miniature Shetland […]

07/21/2014

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Sterling trial: CFO says revoke of trust opened Pandora’s box

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Donald Sterling’s decision to revoke a family trust put the company controlling the Sterlings’ real estate holdings on the hook for $500 million in loans that can only be covered by […]

07/21/2014