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    California judge rejects challenge to farmers' water cuts

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A California judge has rejected a challenge to agricultural water cuts sought by regulators during the drought.Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang declined to block regulators from enforcing allegations of...

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    Wireless, landline phone outages reported in Southeast

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phone carriers say some customers in the Southeast are experiencing outages with wireless and wired service.AT&T spokesman Jim Greer said in an email Tuesday evening that engineers have found a hardware-related problem and...

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    Panel: Ending Oklahoma earthquakes will take research, time

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It could take up to another year of research to determine what has caused a recent series of Oklahoma earthquakes and whether the state is doing enough to stop them, officials said Tuesday.After meeting with members of the...

    By Tim Talley, Associated Press|

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    Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.The employee benefit announced Tuesday on...

    By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer|

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    Woman can go ahead with lawsuit alleging Facebook defamation

    NEW YORK (AP) A teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a court decided Tuesday as it further defined how long someone can wait to bring...

    By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Indicted Texas attorney general rode tea party to power

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) That newly indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may have broken securities law isn't news to voters who elected him: Blistering TV attack ads during the 2014 elections reminded them that the Republican had already...

    By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) Netflix is letting new parents on its payroll to take up to a year's paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.The employee benefit announced...

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  • Entertainment

    Cord-cutting clouds Disney outlook despite 3Q earnings beat

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Cord-cutting loomed over Disney's quarterly earnings, as a loss of ESPN subscribers caused Disney to taper its TV profit outlook.Despite beating profit expectations in the April-June quarter, shares fell 6 percent to $113.99...

    By Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer|

  • Business

    Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    SEATTLE (AP) A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.This...

    By Phuong Le, Associated Press|

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    Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is...

    By David Bauder, AP Television Writer|

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