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Covered California board reform heads to governor

(AP) — A bill headed to the governor would broaden the qualifications for board members overseeing Covered California, the state health insurance exchange.

California board awards $29 million in tax credits

(AP) — A newly created state board has awarded nearly $29 million in tax credits for companies that have agreed to expand and retain jobs in California.

New push to get girls into computer sciences 


In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, teacher assistant Margarita Sokolova, second from left, helps Giuliana Zautta, 17, of Menlo Park, Calif., during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)(AP) — Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world.

Crime data show iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts 


 (AP) — New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

Shelly Sterling seeks protections for witnesses

(AP) — Shelly Sterling's attorneys have asked a court to hold a hearing on allegations that Donald Sterling and his attorneys have threatened her legal team and the doctors who assert that the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner is mentally incapacitated.

California lawmakers reject sugary drink warnings

(AP) — A bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks was effectively killed Tuesday.

YouTube to launch music service amid indie dispute

(AP) — YouTube will launch a new subscription music service, the company acknowledged Tuesday after being dragged into a public dispute over royalties that will result in the blockade of some independent artists' music videos.

Elon Musk takes on carbon with solar, battery bets

(AP) — The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he's trying to take matters into his own hands.

Lawsuit alleges overbilling by hospitalist company

(AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed a civil lawsuit in Chicago claiming a California-based company systematically overbilled Medicare and other government programs for hospital physician services.

225-acre solar farm planned for Currituck County

(AP) — A 225-acre solar farm is expected to be in operation in Currituck County by the end of next year.