Exide Cleanup, Apple and an Oscars Swag Fight

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Yesterday, California Gov. Jerry Brown introduced a $177 million plan to test and clean up the areas contaminated by the Exide battery recycling plant. What’s going on with residents in those areas in the meantime?

Then, Apple continues to fight an order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists. We get an update on that and other Internet-related news in our weekly web segment.

Next, two entertainment business stories: First, the hiring of Channing Dungey at ABC, the first African-American to run one of the “big four” TV networks.

Second, the Academy is taking legal action to separate itself from Oscars “swag bags” put together by an outside marketing company.

And finally, Pope Francis just wrapped up a six-day trip to Cuba and Mexico. What has he said about birth control and abortion given the danger of the Zika virus in those countries?

Image: Protesters gather at the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon in 2014.