State, Amtrak cancel joint high-speed train bid

(AP) — Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are canceling a joint agreement to bid on high-speed trains.

Berkeley pursues gas-pump warning labels

Berkeley is moving forward with plans to place global warming warning stickers on gasoline pumps in the city.(AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.

Report says Apple smartwatch to come this fall

(AP) — A published report says Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data.

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.