Donald Trump scraps plans to develop seaside golf range

(AP) — Donald Trump said Thursday that he is abandoning plans to build luxury homes on the driving range of the 18-hole seaside golf course he owns in Los Angeles County.

Funding boom shows power of tech startups, raises concerns

(AP) — Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.

6 more California measles cases tied to Disney outbreak

(AP) — California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.

Google to stop consumer sales of Glass to redesign device 

(AP) — Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

 (AP) — Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

(AP) — The Mexican government Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

Convictions upheld in California journalist's 2007 killing

(AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men in the 2007 murder of an Oakland newspaper editor, ruling that the defendants received a fair trial despite a negative pretrial publicity.

Oscar nominations announced for best picture

(AP) — The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Apple, Google reach new settlement in high-tech wage case

(AP) — A revised settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired with other Silicon Valley companies to block more than 60,000 high-tech employees from getting better job offers.

Defendant in California pension fund fraud case dies

(AP) — A defendant in a bribery scandal at the California Public Employees' Retirement System — the nation's largest public pension fund — died just weeks before his trial was set to start.