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This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gesturing after Oracle Team USA won the 18th America's Cup sailing race in San Francisco. President Barack Obama is golfing Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, on the private California golf course owned by supporter Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama played golf Sunday on a private California course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual […]

02/16/2014

San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer shakes hands with his supporters outside his campaign headquarters Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Republican wins San Diego mayor special election

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A moderate Republican city councilman has been elected mayor of San Diego in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Bob Filner, who resigned amid a torrent of sexual […]

02/12/2014

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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]

01/31/2014

Texting

SD police: Teen’s death linked to cellphone use

SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego police say a 15-year-old girl was distracted by her cellphone when she was struck and killed by a semi-truck. U-T San Diego reports Noemi Mendoza, a sophomore at Castle […]

01/31/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown

Calif. high court asked to take up high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state’s high-speed rail project, one of the nation’s most […]

01/25/2014

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo an ambulance leaves the site of an explosion after a bomb blast tore through the trolleybus, background, in the city of Volgograd. A series of unexplained killings in southern Russia involving booby-trapped bombs has further heightened security fears ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. A spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency, said in a statement that no motive had yet been found for killings on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 on the outskirts of Pyatigorsk, which is the center of an administrative district created in 2010 to coordinate efforts to combat the insurgency. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 […]

01/19/2014

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New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new California law that tightens the state’s recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to make ends meet. The Los Angeles Times reports that, as […]

01/19/2014

Medicare fraud

Suit accuses hospital chain of overbilling

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former executive at a San Diego hospital has filed a $50 million whistleblower lawsuit against Prime Healthcare, accusing it of defrauding Medicare. The hospital chain called the allegations “speculative nonsense.” […]

01/18/2014

NATO International security assistance forces personnel investigate at the site of the Friday's suicide attack and shooting, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US condemns deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is “no possible justification” for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future. The U.S. also […]

01/18/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

UC, CSU receive record number of applications

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More students than ever are applying for undergraduate admission at the University of California and California State University systems. The UC system reported Friday more than 183,000 students applied to at […]

01/18/2014

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CDC: Outbreak linked to Calif chicken sickened 430

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak traced to three Foster Farms poultry plants in California appears to be over after sickening 430 people. CDC officials said […]

01/18/2014

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) dives for the end zone and a touchdown past Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden (29) after catching a pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

More officiating gaffes hurt NFL

When fans and media are talking more about the officiating than what Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, LeSean McCoy and Brandon Boykin do to get their teams in the playoffs, there’s a problem the NFL would […]

12/30/2013

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