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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

(AP) — California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

Opportunity rover takes in view from top of Martian hill

(AP) — NASA's Opportunity rover is soaking in the view from its perch atop a Martian hill as engineers continue to fix a problem with its computer memory.

911 dispatcher uses Facebook to find injured hiker in Calif.

(AP) — Officials say a 911 dispatcher in training used Facebook to locate a Northern California hiker critically injured after falling a 150 feet down a cliff while hiking near Lake Berryessa.

9 measles cases linked to Disney theme parks in California

(AP) — Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, officials said.

Netflix won't say how many people watch their series

(AP) — Even as Netflix continues to pump out more original programming, its bosses say they will continue to keep secret details on how many people are actually watching.

Netflix says it wants to stream 'The Interview'

(AP) — Netflix's chief content officer says the streaming service wants to make Sony's "The Interview" available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers.

Sisters get probation in California swaddling abuse case

(AP) — Two Northern California sisters were sentenced Tuesday to probation for endangering the lives of infants at their daycare by binding them too tightly in swaddling blankets.

Wet Seal closing over 300 stores, nearly 3,700 losing jobs

(AP) Wet Seal is closing 338 stores, about two-thirds of its locations, resulting in nearly 3,700 full- and part-time workers losing their jobs.

46,200 immigrants apply for California driver's license

(AP) — California officials say 46,200 immigrants started applying for a driver's license in the first three days that the state began issuing licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Safeway fined nearly $10M for illegal disposal of waste

(AP) — The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.