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Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Customer

A for-hire driver for a popular Southland ride-share company faced possible kidnapping charges Tuesday after allegedly taking a female client to a hotel room, police said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2014

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Woman Sues McDonald’s Over Alleged Burns From Hot Water

A woman is suing McDonald’s for negligence after she allegedly suffered second degree burns from a cup of hot water two years ago.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/02/2014

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‘Hidden Cash’ Man Makes Final Drops Before Leaving LA

The man, who told CBS2/KCAL9 earlier this week he simply wants to inspire others to give back, posted hints on his Twitter page about where nine stacks of cash could be found Sunday morning.

CBS Los Angeles–06/01/2014

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Study Finds Medical Pot Farms Draining Streams Dry

State fish and wildlife officials say much of the marijuana being grown in northern counties under the state’s medical pot law is not being used for legal, personal use, but for sale both in California and states where pot is still illegal.

06/01/2014

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CBS2/KCAL9 Captures Mystery ‘Hidden Cash’ Man Making Money Drop In LA

An anonymous millionaire who has been hiding cash all over the Bay Area brought his scavenger hunt for money to the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2014

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Starbucks To Open Burger Restaurant In LA Next Month

The coffee chain will open La Boulange, a new restaurant on South La Brea in the mid-Wilshire area, in June.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2014

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Bill Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Cosmetics Amid Environmental Concerns

The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.

05/23/2014

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Toyota Recalling 430K Vehicles Over Safety Concerns

Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems.

05/22/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: LAX Among Nation’s Top 3 For Airport Complaints

This summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel seasons ever, and that can spell out problems at airports.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2014

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eBay Asks Users To Change Password After Breach

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

05/21/2014

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Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices, Suspends Passport Passes

Disneyland has raised its single day ticket price by $4 to $96 for those 10 years old and up for both California Adventure and Disneyland park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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AT&T Announces Plan To Buy DirecTV For More Than $48B

The companies promised consumer benefits like more economical bundles that tie mobile phone, pay TV and Internet service together on a single bill.

05/18/2014

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Kraft Includes Knudsen, Breakstone’s In Cottage Cheese Recall

Kraft Foods Group is recalling some of its cottage cheese products, company officials announced Saturday.

05/17/2014

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Initiative To Reform Calif. Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Qualifies For Ballot

A wide-ranging initiative that would dramatically alter medical malpractice lawsuits in California has qualified for the November ballot, officials said Friday.

05/16/2014

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Edison Offers Discount For Remote Access To Cut A/C Power During ‘Energy Events’

Looking to save a little cash on your electricity bill this summer?

05/15/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

When summer gets too hot, it's time to cool things down! Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively poses in a wonderful cool-blue dress as she walks the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Award. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

Rohan Marley, son of late reggae musician Bob Marley, displays a Marley Jammin' Roots Rock Speakerbag featuring an FM radio and a docking station for iPhones and iPods from House of Marley while wearing the company's Marley Destiny Trenchtown Rock headphones on press preview day at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The company says it emphasizes "Bob Marley's vision of one love, one world through eco-conscious products."  CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees.(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

CES 2011 Debuts

All the latest in electronic toys, er, gadgets debuted this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

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