SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) - A state senator is introducing cyberbullying legislation in response to a 15-year-old Santa Clara County girl's suicide after her family says photos of a sexual assault she suffered were circulated to classmates. Sen. Jim Beall was accompanied by Audrie Pott's mother, Sheila, when he announced the legislation today. It would make cyberbullying that includes the dissemination of sexually explicit photos a felony and stiffen penalties for sex assaults that occur when the victim is unconscious.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A house fire around the Northern California city of Placerville has left two people dead. Fire officials tell KCRA-TV the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. Friday. The home was 80 percent consumed by flames when crews arrived at the scene. Placerville is 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.
NEW YORK (AP) - A large portion of a Santa Cruz collector's acoustic guitars is going on the auction block in New York City. Guernsey's says the earliest instrument in the collection dates to 1840. The sale on April 2 and April 3 represents a wide range of makers, including Gibson, Martin and D'Angelico. The seller is Hank Risan (ree-ZAHN'), founder of the virtual Museum of Musical Instruments and CEO of Media Rights Technologies, Inc.
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung is unveiling a new free music service for its phones. The South Korean gadget maker says its Milk Music service includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs. The app is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable, but it enters an already crowded space. There are numerous streaming music services, including Pandora, Spotify and Apple Inc.'s iTunes Radio.
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