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California girls' basketball coach suspended after 161-2 win

(AP) — A Southern California high school basketball coach has been suspended and faces accusations of mercilessly running up the score after his team won a game 161-2, one of the most lopsided scores in state history.

NBC firmly shuts door on Bill Cosby

(AP) — The door is firmly shut to Bill Cosby's return to NBC, the network's top entertainment executive said Friday.

Man scooped up by California garbage truck survives ride

(AP) — A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.

Republican National Committee re-elects Chairman Priebus

(AP) — Republicans meeting in California have re-elected party chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus), a once little-known Wisconsin lawyer who supporters say has turned the GOP organization around.

Republicans make plans to hold 9 presidential debates

(AP) — The Republican National Committee is announcing plans to hold nine presidential primary debates, with the first just seven months away.

Teen retailer Wet Seal files for bankruptcy protection

(AP) — The Wet Seal Inc., a teen clothing retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep its remaining stores open.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker hints at 2016 anti-Washington message

(AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is telling fellow Republicans that voters are annoyed with the federal government and that solutions to the nation's ills will come from governors.

Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots

(AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.

Donald Trump scraps plans to develop seaside golf range

(AP) — Donald Trump said Thursday that he is abandoning plans to build luxury homes on the driving range of the 18-hole seaside golf course he owns in Los Angeles County.

Funding boom shows power of tech startups, raises concerns

(AP) — Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.