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Morning Wrap: 7/24/13

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Big jury verdict in John Madden Football video game case, Wells Fargo Bank’s profits soar, Bay Area’s impressive longevity rates, more.

Top of the news

Why Bay Area residents tend to live longer than people in most other places in the country. Mercury News

The wildly popular John Madden Football video game copied the work of its original programmer for years without paying him, a federal court jury decided Tuesday, in what could entitle Robin Antonick to nearly $4 million in damages from video giant Electronic Arts, plus even more in interest and royalties. Chronicle

Politics and government

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner trots out with his wife at his side to admit more online sex messages and photos and says he’ll stay in the race despite calls by the New York Times and others that he bow out. Washington Post

Jerry Brown’s Field Poll approval rating of 51 percent is down slightly from the 57 percent of a few months ago but still leaves him positioned comfortably if he seeks another term next year. Mercury News

Other news and items of interest

Why do some people behave worse than animals while ostensibly enjoying California’s great outdoors? The Chronicle’s Tom Stienstra wonders.

The state Supreme Court refused for the second time to stop gay marriages, rejecting a bid by a San Diego County official who contends that Proposition 8 remains state law. LA Times

Family House, a housing nonprofit for families with hospitalized children, is planning a $40 million housing complex in Mission Bay near the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. SF Business Times 

OK, ready for this? An Oakland judge ruled that playing music too loudly isn’t sufficient reason for someone to be killed. Bay City News Service

Native Hawaiians get restless about Larry Ellison’s plans for the future of Lanai, the island he owns. Chronicle

New pressure on Apple after lackluster earnings. Mercury News

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes was placed under psychiatric care in Southern California after apparently setting a fire in someone’s driveway. LA Times

Wells Fargo Bank posted second quarter profit of $5.5 billion, up 19 percent from a year earlier on the way to becoming the world’s most valuable bank by market cap. SF Business Times

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