California is racing other states to woo new private companies planning to take people on trips to space. State legislators are debating a bill that will shield spaceship manufacturers and parts ... more 
California is racing other states to woo new private companies planning to take people on trips to space. State legislators are debating a bill that will shield spaceship manufacturers and parts suppliers from lawsuits if someone gets killed or injured on a voyage. An out-of-control wildfire blazed near Yosemite Park on Friday as nearly 2,000 fire personnel worked to contain the Northern California blaze, the latest in a number of major wildfires to sweep the country in recent weeks. A big brain from Microsoft moves to Silicon Valley. Steven Sinofsky, the high-profile Microsoft exec who most recently led its flagship Windows efforts, will be joining Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner. less 
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Sat, Aug 24, 2013 11:43 AM EDT