California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

(AP) — A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California's plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation's first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the November 2016 ballot, state elections officials said Tuesday.

Clinton beginning to shed low profile before likely 2016 bid

AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has so far kept a low profile this year, something that's starting to change as she heads toward her expected 2016 campaign for president

28 hurt when California train crashes into truck on tracks 

(AP) — A commuter train slammed into a truck abandoned on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California.

In Apple's latest update, emoji get diverse

(AP) — Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones.

Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

 (AP) — A high-profile sex bias case captivating Silicon Valley has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high technology and venture capitalist arenas.

No new measles cases in latest California outbreak update

(AP) — California health officials' latest update shows no new measles cases for the first time since the Disneyland outbreak began last year — an encouraging sign that infections may be waning.

Inglewood to consider approving plan for LA-area NFL stadium

(AP) — The Inglewood City Council could decide Tuesday to approve plans to build an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles suburb, fast-tracking a $2 billion project in a sweepstakes that has seen similar proposals raise — and dash — hopes in surrounding cities.

High-profile Silicon Valley sex discrimination trial opens

(AP) — Lawyers have started picking a jury to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is guilty of gender discrimination or the victim of a scorned former employee forced out because of poor performance.

Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

(AP) — Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers.

Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

(AP) — An estimated 36.6 million people watched the Academy Awards telecast on ABC, a drop of 16 percent from 2014.