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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

(AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."

Lawyer convicted of laundering pot clinic profits

(AP) — An attorney who helped hide profits from a series of Southern California marijuana dispensaries has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges.

California unemployment rate dips to 7.2 percent

(AP) — California added 90,100 payroll jobs in November as the state's unemployment rate dipped slightly, to 7.2 percent.

Neutrogena settles hazardous-waste violations

(AP) — Neutrogena will pay more than $400,000 to settle a civil action filed after state inspectors found several hazardous-waste violations at the cosmetic company's Los Angeles manufacturing facility.

LA reviewing $4 billion people-mover for airport

(AP) — A city commission is exploring a $4 billion plan to build a people-mover that would connect Los Angeles International Airport to the commuter rail system.

California power regulator to address allegations

(AP) — California's chief utility regulator is expected to address allegations of backroom dealings with the state's largest utility on Thursday when he presides over his last voting meeting of the five-member commission.

2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

(AP) — Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online.

Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool

(AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.

San Francisco Bay Bridge fasteners not in danger of failing

(AP) — Authorities say thousands of rods and bolts on the new Bay Bridge eastern span are secure and should remain in place.

SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan. 


(AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.