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2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

(AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa 


(AP) — A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and collapsing, an airport official says.

UC settles with former surgical director for $10M

(AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who says he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at UCLA's medical school.

A's reject 10-year Coliseum lease offer

(AP) — The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.

East Bay to tap Sacramento River water

(AP) — To cope with drought conditions, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever.

Zogenix objects to new Massachusetts restrictions

(AP) — The San Diego company that makes a powerful new prescription painkiller called Zohydro says it's disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge ruled that his attempt to ban the drug outright was unconstitutional.

EPA fines San Bernardino County's Molycorp $27,300

(AP) — A Colorado-based mining company has been fined by the federal government over the mishandling of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility.

California foreclosure starts rise this year

(AP) — A research firm says California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter.

SpaceX to test methane rocket engine in Miss.

(AP) — Private space exploration firm SpaceX and the Stennis Space Center have cut the ribbon on an improved rocket engine test stand.

Apple offers recycling of all used products

(AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.