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Maker of device in 'superbug' outbreak lacked FDA clearance 


(AP) — The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent "superbug" outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration.

Microsoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming

AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.

Student protesters block access to California university

(AP) — Student protesters are blocking all entrances to the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus as part of an ongoing demonstration against tuition hikes and police violence.

GOP lawmaker launches bid in California 2016 US Senate race

(AP) — A California legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the Republican Party with Hispanics has launched an uphill campaign for U.S. Senate.

6 patients, 6 donors prepare for rare kidney swap chain

(AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

(AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital

(AP) — A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope.

NFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork

(AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.

Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections 


(AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.

Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song 


(AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."