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California battery recycler to close in deal with feds

(AP) — A Los Angeles County battery recycler at the center of a long public fight over its toxic output has agreed to shutter its plant.

'Fox Sports 1' ads on American youth soccer jerseys

(AP) — Fox is extending its soccer involvement to the youth level, where thousands of teams will wear "Fox Sports 1" advertisements on their jerseys.

3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service

(AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season premiere of "Game of Thrones."

Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

(AP) — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage

(AP) — Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores after a rare breakdown Wednesday.

Global outage shuts down Apple's iTunes, App stores 


(AP) — Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.

Kushner, Spitz give up exec duties at Freedom Communications

(AP) — The co-owners of Freedom Communications Inc. and its flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register, resigned Tuesday from all executive duties, more than two years after buying the firm and pushing through sweeping — but whiplash — changes.

UC Irvine meeting on flag ban cancelled by threat

(AP) — A threat of violence prompted the University of California, Irvine to cancel a Tuesday meeting that was set to discuss a ban on flags — including the U.S. flag — in student government offices.

'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business

(AP) — A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.

Report: Chance of mega-quake hitting California increases

(AP) — Scientists are virtually certain that California will be rocked by a strong earthquake in the next 30 years. Now they say the risk of a mega-quake is more likely than previously thought.