Search dog foundation gets $500,000 grant

(AP) — A Southern California organization that trains dogs for search-and-rescue teams has received a $500,000 grant from a Florida-based foundation.

SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites

(AP) — The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites.

San Francisco parking app shuts down service

(AP) — An Italy-based company behind a mobile app allowing San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit says it has temporarily shut down service following an order from the city attorney to stop its operations.

Man sets small fire at California airport

(AP) — A man is in custody after setting fire to cardboard inside a baggage claim area at a San Francisco Bay Area airport.

With sale deadline looming, Clippers trial delayed

(AP) — The proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is now in nobody's court.With a deadline looming next week to approve the deal, a judge on Thursday delayed the next hearing.

Union leader derides Obama education chief

(AP) — The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union has harsh words for President Barack Obama's education chief, but stops short of calling for his ouster.

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

(AP) — A California chemical engineer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment.

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death 

(AP) — A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened a similar case.

Authorities: Prostitute gave exec fatal heroin hit

(AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting 

(AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.