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Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash 


(AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

California health care sign-ups exceed projections

(AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.

Lawsuit filed to stop Jamul casino

(AP) — Two members of a San Diego County Native American tribe have filed suit to stop a planned $360 million casino, saying the bodies of deceased relatives were illegally exhumed at the site.

California rail line fined for worker deaths

(AP) — Workplace safety officials have fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

(AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

(AP) — Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

(AP) — It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

Southern California home prices climb in March

(AP) — A research firm says Southern California's median home sale price has hit $400,000, setting a new six-year high.

San Francisco considers ending rental ban

(AP) — Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing

(AP) — A federal judge's objection to what he called the horrific treatment of some mentally ill inmates in California prisons highlights a trend that has been building for decades in the state and across the country: As mental hospitals closed or were scaled back, prisons and county jails have become the de facto housing for many who are mentally ill.