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Moore faces charges including computer hacking and aggravated identity theft

Gold rush boosts A&B profits

Albemarle & Bond said its gold-buying service contributed nearly a fifth of total profits in its first full year of operation.

Gay marriages halted in California

A federal appeals court has put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.

Eight killed in California off-road race

A vehicle ran into a crowd and killed eight people during an off-road race in the Southern California desert, police said today.

Miss California disowned over anti-gay marriage stance

The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.

Madeleine McCann's parents 'more determined' after US kidnap reunion

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann said today that the reappearance of child kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard 18 years after she disappeared "only makes us more determined" to find their daughter.

Pageant official quits over Miss California move

In the latest twist in a scandal that has rocked an American beauty pageant, a former Miss USA has resigned as co-executive of the Miss California USA competition following owner Donald Trump's decision to let the state's controversial title holder keep her crown.

Gunmen abduct 3-year-old boy from home in US

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has been kidnapped by two gunmen who broke into his family's home in Southern California and tied up his mother and her five other children.

Bottle Shock (12A)

To wine buffs the 1976 blind-tasting of the old-world French and the brash new Californians as organised by the Academie du Vin's Steven Spurrier is a landmark.

Asthma linked to autumn and winter births

Babies whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mould seasons may be at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, research suggests.

Wild Child (12A)

On balance, gouging one's eyeballs with a chopstick would be more fun than watching this crummy tween comedy about a Californian princess (Emma Roberts) dispatched to a girls' academy in England to learn lessons in humility, humanity and so on.

Cost Of Living: Shutters

In Britain we tend to compensate for our summer's uncanny impersonation of winter by over-exposing ourselves to the sun when it occasionally turns up. But when you need sanctuary from the heat, heavy curtains are never very cool.

California ban on gay marriage thrown out

The Supreme Court in California has overturned a ban on gay marriage, opening the way for the state to become the second in America to permit same-sex couples to wed.

Starbucks ordered to pay out $100m in withheld tips

A court in California has awarded what may be the biggest tip in history.

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