Alibaba investment gives Tango a reason to dance

(AP) — Tango is joining the conga line of mobile messaging services that have turned into hot commodities as more people use them to communicate and share photos, music and other content.

DreamWorks, Chinese partners unveil Shanghai plan

(AP) — DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners unveiled designs on Thursday for a 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) entertainment complex in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's growing ties with China.

Carson halts new oil drilling over fracking

(AP) — The Los Angeles County city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on new oil drilling due to concerns that hydraulic fracturing would be used.

Obama will speak at UC Irvine graduation ceremony

(AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement ceremony in June after students and staff delivered thousands of postcards requesting him.

Massive tech campus sparks mystery in San Jose

(AP) — San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren't revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy it.

Report: California is top crime target in US 

(AP) — California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report being released Thursday.

Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit

(AP) — A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.

California city votes for $12.30 minimum wage

(AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city is on track to have the highest minimum wage in California.

New Mexico seeks to lure Tesla battery factory

(AP) — Excited by economic prospects, New Mexico officials are hoping to avoid what happened six years ago when Tesla Motors opted against establishing an auto manufacturing plant in the state.

Toy company settles suit against Beastie Boys

(AP) — A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song "Girls" in a promotional video that went viral.