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Adam Sandler sets Razzies nominee record

SANTA MONICA, California — US actor Adam Sandler set a record for cinematic stinker nominations, as organizers of the Razzie awards unveiled their 32nd annual movie short lists of shame. The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation nominees for worst films and performances, announced a day ahead of the Oscars, included no…

Global politics loom over Oscar foreign film event

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar gathered on Saturday for an annual symposium to discuss their films, but a cloud of global politics loomed over the event in which Iranian and Israeli filmmakers both took part. One day earlier in Los Angeles, Iranian…

Occupy protesters rally against prison conditions

SAN QUENTIN, California (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators and prison reform activists joined forces outside the gates of a prison in San Quentin, California on Monday to protest high incarceration rates and harsh living conditions. Speakers rallying at the San Quentin State Prison said the state’s sentencing laws…

Animal diseases increasingly plague the oceans

VANCOUVER — When dead sea mammals started washing ashore on Canada’s west coast in greater numbers, marine biologist Andrew Trites was distressed to find that domestic animal diseases were killing them. Around the world, seals, otters and other species are increasingly infected by parasites and other diseases long common in…

California economy to slowly improve in 2012: study

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California’s economy, the biggest in the United States and the ninth-largest in the world, will see a slight improvement in 2012 but a recovery in the crucial housing market is at least two years away, according to a report released on Wednesday. California was one of states hardest hit by…

Appeals court strikes down California’s same sex marriage ban

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday afternoon that a Proposition 8, California voter ban on same sex marriage, is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 Tuesday that a lower court was right to strike the law down. An appeal…

Police use flash bang grenades, tear gas in Oakland

Police in Oakland, California used various projectiles and finally arrested more than 400 people in the Occupy movement over the weekend. Some reports indicated that police used smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to stop protesters who were trying to take over vacant buildings.…

Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

Woman arrested for biting children’s faces

A 46-year-old woman in Mountain View, California has been accused of biting two children in a local bookstore. Police arrested Polly Beltramo Thursday on charges of felony child abuse after being positively identified by the children’s mother. The mother told Mountain View Patch that she had gone into Bookbuyers bookstore…

Opening statements delayed at U.S. war crimes trial

A jury has been selected for the court-martial of the last US Marine charged over a notorious 2005 killing of civilians in Iraq, paving the way for opening statements next week. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich pleaded not guilty Thursday at Camp Pendleton, California, where the first day of proceedings was…

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