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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.

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

(AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

(AP) — Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

(AP) — Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

(AP) — Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.

Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

(AP) — Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.

Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash 


(AP) — Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California.

BART hires consultant to potentially avert strikes

(AP) — The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency has hired a labor consultant to help figure out how to prevent problems that led to two strikes and a contentious contract dispute.

High-paid California school official suspended

(AP) — The superintendent of a small Southern California school district who makes more than the president of the United States has been put on administrative leave while his salary is reviewed.

Salesforce to anchor West Coast's tallest building

(AP) — Salesforce.com is set to become the anchor tenant in an office tower under construction in San Francisco that's expected to be the tallest building on the West Coast.