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Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill 


(AP) — The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.

PayPal's new chief promises new services for a mobile world

(AP) — As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

2 California men arrested in helping terrorism group

(AP) — The FBI says two Southern California men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorism organization.

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

(AP) — A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.

Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

(AP) — The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.

Transgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery

(AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.

Sinaloa cartel enforcer 'Chino Antrax' pleads guilty in US

(AP) — A top enforcer for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States.

Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

(AP) — Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped from a broken pipeline.

Parole could end inmate's effort to have sex change surgery

(AP) — A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers' expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.

California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

(AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.