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Study: California fire retardant ban cuts toxins

(AP) — Researchers say a decade of restrictions on flame retardants have paid off for wildlife and humans living in and around the San Francisco Bay.

Box office: 'The Interview' makes $1 million theater debut 


(AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.

California gears up for migrant driver's licenses

(AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

California officials issue caramel apple warning

(AP) — California health officials are warning people not to eat Happy Apple brand caramel apples after they were recalled over concerns they could be contaminated with listeria.

Prime urged to keep California hospitals open 10 years

(AP) — A consultant says the state of California should condition the sale of six nonprofit Catholic hospitals on a commitment to keep the facilities open for 10 years.

Snow expected to hit Reno, Tahoe over holiday

(AP) — Washoe County road crews were spreading de-icing solutions on roads and highways Wednesday in anticipation of a winter storm that could bring a white Christmas to the Sierra Nevada.

Regulations would expand coastal California sanctuaries

(AP) — National marine sanctuaries off Northern California are due to double in size in the new year.

Sony releases 'The Interview' for streaming

(AP) — "The Interview" became available for rental on a variety of digital platforms Wednesday, including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website, Sony Pictures announced.

Wildlife groups seek help for California owl

(AP) — Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act.

'The Interview' made available on digital platforms

(AP) — "The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday.