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Yahoo adds more security to thwart surveillance

(AP) — Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping.

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

(AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

Tesla to appeal changed New Jersey car regulations

(AP) — Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey's ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks.

San Francisco denies appeal over employee shuttles

(AP) — San Francisco officials have shot down an environmental appeal meant to stall a program allowing private employee shuttles operated by tech giants such as Facebook and Google to pay to use public bus stops.

Economists: California drought impact to be minor

(AP) — California's drought won't dry up the economy, but it may slow job growth marginally if it persists over several years, according to a forecast released Wednesday that stresses the state's thirsty history.

More rain, snow hits Southern California

(AP) — Another storm brought early-morning downpours, snow and hail to parts of Southern California.

Officials concerned about crude oil rail shipments

(AP) — Local and state leaders are raising concerns about a San Francisco Bay area refinery's plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern California cities.

Koch's $12M award in wine spat cut to $711K

(AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan has cut the $12 million awarded to Florida billionaire William Koch (KOHK) in a counterfeit wine lawsuit to less than $1 million.

More rain, snow coming to California

(AP) — More rain and snow are headed toward California after a dousing overnight.

Apple-Samsung jurors selected

(AP) — With jurors in the patent fight between Apple and Samsung selected, attorneys for the world's leading smartphone makers were expected to make their opening statements in federal court on Tuesday.