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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones has failed in the state Senate but will likely be revived later this spring.

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Calif. Bill Calls For Enhanced School Lessons On Significance Of Obama’s Presidency

A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

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‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Calls Sex Ring Allegations ‘A Shakedown’

“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false,” Singer wrote.

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Bill Seeks To Address Widening Income Gap In California Between CEOs, Workers

CEOs of companies in Standard & Poor’s 500 index were paid an average of 354 times more than the median employee in 2012, according to the AFL-CIO.

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EB 210 Fwy In Pasadena Partially Reopened After Big Rig Crash

The eastbound lanes of the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena were temporarily shut down Thursday after two big rigs collided.

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Metro Board Votes To Extend Toll Lane Program, Adds New Charge

Metro officials Thursday unanimously voted to extend the successful toll lane program on the 10 and 110 freeways.

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49ers’ Aldon Smith May Face Possible Misdemeanor Charge For Alleged LAX Incident

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will face a possible misdemeanor charge following an alleged incident at the Los Angeles International Airport, officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–7 hours ago

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Summer Infant Recalls 800K Baby Monitors Due To Overheating Risk

Summer Infant, Inc., has announced the voluntary recall of roughly 800,000 baby video monitors.

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At Least 13 Hurt After School Bus Crashes Into Tree At Anaheim Hills Golf Course

A school bus carrying children reportedly crashed into a tree Thursday afternoon at an Orange County golf course.

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Camarillo Police Seek Sexual Battery Suspect

Authorities Thursday were searching for a sexual battery suspect after he reportedly assaulted a woman in a Ventura County grocery store.

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Alleged Gunman In LAPD West Traffic Division Shooting Dies

A man suspected of opening fire inside the lobby of the LAPD’s West Traffic Division earlier this month has died.

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Authorities said Gerardo Hernandez, 39, of Porter Ranch, is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history. (credit: CBS)

Slain TSA Agent’s Family Files $25M Claim Against City Of Los Angeles

A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and family of a security screener killed in a gunman’s attack at LAX last year.

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Postal Workers Protest Move To Offer Mail Services At ‘Struggling’ Staples Stores

Southland postal workers staged protests Thursday over what union members called a “sweetheart deal” that they fear will privatize U.S. mail services and compromise security.

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City Of Long Beach Selected As Beta Site To Test Earthquake Early Warning System

The California Institute of Technology and the United States Geological Survey selected the city of Long Beach to serve as a beta site for California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS).

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LASD: Teen Girl Fatally Shot In Apartment Stairwell

Deputies Thursday were investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the stairwell of an apartment complex.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11 hours ago

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