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Petitions submitted for vote on Los Angeles NFL stadium

(AP) — The plan to build a football stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team has taken a step forward.

Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

(AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.

Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

(AP) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.

WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants 


(AP) — WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff.

IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming

(AP) — IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.

Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations

(AP) — Toy maker Mattel says Bryan Stockton has resigned after about three years of leading the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars.

US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

(AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

Ex-Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly accused of fraud

(AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

Ocwen to pay $2.5 million to settle California dispute

AP) — Ocwen Financial Corp. is paying a $2.5 million penalty and submitting to a review by an independent auditor to avoid losing its license to make and service mortgages in California.

New California law makes it harder to skip vaccinations

(AP) — A California law that took effect last year is making it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children — an issue that has taken new prominence as the state deals with an outbreak of measles.