News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Hewlett-Packard's latest quarterly results due out Wednesday will show how badly the deteriorating personal computer market damaged the company while CEO Meg Whitman tries to expand into more profitable areas of technology. As has been the case for the past two years, the company's PC division looms as the biggest concern. Like other PC makers, HP has been stung by a growing preference for smartphones and tablets instead of laptop and desktop machines. No company has been as hard hit as HP, the world's largest PC maker.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities are scouring Northern California for at least two gunmen who walked up to the door of a home and opened fire, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring her parents. Sacramento County sheriff's officials suspected that some family member had gang ties. Sgt. Jason Ramos said yesterday "You have to be hard pressed to think a 10-year-old girl was the intended target." The family had lived in the home in an area 11 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento for less than a year. Ramos said there were no records of sheriff's officials being sent there previously.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Employers in California would be prohibited from firing or retaliating against workers who apply for state family leave benefits under a bill moving through the Legislature. Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier says his bill would protect employees who use the California Paid Family Leave program, which allows them to tap their Short Term Disability benefits to receive six weeks of partial pay. The leave program is intended to allow parents time to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a seriously ill family member.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to yesterday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations. The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise fell short of its predecessor, 2009's "Star Trek," which opened with $75.2 million.
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