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News Minute: Here is the latest Southern California news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - The San Diego company that makes a powerful new prescription painkiller called Zohydro says it's disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug. A federal judge has already ruled that his attempt to ban the drug outright was unconstitutional. Zogenix today said Patrick continues to unfairly single out the drug even as the company maintains it is no riskier than other opioids currently on the market.

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man found dead at a Westminster home that was tented for fumigation did not live there. The Orange County Register reports the man was found unresponsive in the patio area of the home last night and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say there are no signs of foul play but authorities consider the circumstances surrounding the death suspicious since the man did not live at the home.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will no longer use secretly recorded statements to a jailhouse informant from a man charged with killing eight people in a 2011 rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon. The statements, made during hundreds of hours of covertly recorded conversations between Scott Dekraai and informant Fernando Perez, had been expected to be a key part of prosecutors' push for the death penalty.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A hot-air balloon made an unplanned landing on a San Diego street last night, backing up traffic as local residents helped guide it down. KGTV reports the colorful balloon was blown off course and the pilot decided to land it on Duenda Road in Rancho Bernardo. On board were eight passengers, including children, celebrating a birthday party and the pilot. Nobody was hurt.

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