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Plaintiff in LA cemetery suit contests $23M fees

(AP) — A plaintiff in a successful class action suit against a Los Angeles cemetery is contesting lawyers' fees that could top $23 million.

Day at Disneyland now $96

(AP) — The price of a ticket at Disneyland is creeping closer to triple-digits.

AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

(AP) — AT&T says it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.

Colorado ranchers snapping up California cattle

(AP) — California ranchers, despite near-record beef prices, are culling their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and Colorado ranchers are taking advantage.

Number of whooping cough cases up in California

(AP) — California health officials say the number of whooping cough cases is on the rise in the state.

Warehouse workers get $21 million settlement

(AP) — Workers at a Riverside County warehouse will receive $21 million as part of the settlement of a lawsuit over wage and hour issues.

California jobless rate at lowest level since 2008

(AP) — California's unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state's economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.

Google to release diversity data about workforce

(AP) — Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

(AP) — House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to port deepening in Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah.

Experts: NBA likely to win in Sterling legal fight

(AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling could use lawyers and lawsuits to challenge the NBA's plan to force him out over recent racist comments, but legal experts say the league would likely prevail in the end.