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Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails 


(AP) — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.

In e-books fight, NY appeals court seeks a bully

(AP) — A federal appeals panel is trying to decide whether Apple Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. was the bigger bully when price wars over electronic books heated up a few years ago.

Brazil: Google fined in Petrobras probe

(AP) — A Brazilian court says it has fined Google around $200,000 for refusing to intercept emails needed in a corruption investigation at state-run oil company Petrobras.

Airbnb: LA hosts collect $43.1 million in rent

(AP) — Short-term housing rentals are growing in Los Angeles — and so is the debate around them.

Storms bringing more rain to California

(AP) — More rain is headed to California, but the two storms approaching the region aren't packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.

California gets $5M funding for quake warning system

(AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved $5 million in funding to roll out an earthquake warning system across California next year.

Riverbed Technology accepts $3.6B takeover bid

(AP) — Private equity firm Thoma Bravo and a Canadian teacher pension will pay about $3.6 billion to take Riverbed Technology private a couple months after the computer networking equipment maker promised a thorough review of its business.

Uber French ruling latest in series of challenges

(AP) — A French court on Friday ordered Uber to withdraw from its mobile app to French users "all mention suggesting it is legal" for Uber's drivers to act like taxis — that is, driving around and waiting for clients.

State faulted for lax oversight of dental program

(AP) — The state auditor says millions of children enrolled in California's health care for low-income residents did not receive dental check-ups last year in part because low payments have deterred many dentists from participating in the program.

Record number of students apply for UC admission

(AP) — A plan to raise fees at the University of California system doesn't seem to be deterring prospective students and the system has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission.