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Target ordered to stop building Hollywood store

(AP) — A judge has ordered Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built Hollywood store that exceeded height regulations.

Man sentenced in California trust fund fraud case

(AP) — A man accused of stealing millions of dollars from Silicon Valley-based trust funds has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Record drought saps California honey production

(AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Audit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

(AP) — State auditors have found Medi-Cal was hit with $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

(AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

(AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

Homes destroyed, 1,000 threatened by Kern County wildfire

(AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

(AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, teaching and study.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

(AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant.

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race 


(AP) — A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Rick Scott as a friend of polluters and utility companies, giving the campaign of Democratic front-runner Charlie Crist a boost as polls show a tightening race.