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Ex-Wife of ‘Da Vinci Code’ Author Alleges He Led Double Life

BOSTON — The ex-wife of “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown has filed a lawsuit alleging the man known for writing about conspiracies and secret societies led a double life during their marriage that included a tryst with a Dutch horse trainer and other affai...
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Judge Blocks California Law on Dialysis Clinics

SANTA ANA — A federal judge on Monday blocked enforcement of a California law aimed at preventing increased billing costs at dialysis clinics. There is “a dire public interest" in granting a preliminary injunction that would bar enforcement for months while...
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Should Therapists Be Mandatory Child Porn Reporters?

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child...

California Freelance Journalists Sue Over New State Law

SACRAMENTO — Freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to a broad new California labor law that they say could put some independent journalists out of business. “You could hit 35 (submissions) in a matter of a few weeks...