Local News

Big Sur wildfire rages out of control; Forces evacuations

December 16, 2013 8:12 am

A wildfire burning through the picturesque coastline near Big Sur had grown to 500 acres early Monday and forced area residents to be evacuated, authorities said. The fire was moving quickly though the tinder-dry hillsides near Big Sur. The region was in the grips of one of the driest years in history. State fire spokesman […]

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HPD/Compass360 Racing Civic Si World Challenge Race Car

December 16, 2013 7:30 am

With a blueprinted 230-bhp 2.4-liter, 2450 lb., and shod with 225/45-17 Pirelli race slicks, this Civic Si is quick!

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Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army

December 16, 2013 7:26 am

Omar Dahi tells Paul Jay that there is widespread belief among many Syrians that Geneva II is going to be a way to preserve the Syrian state and create a front for fighting al-Qaeda

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Syria Humanitarian Crisis Explained

December 16, 2013 7:26 am

BBC News analyses the impact of Syria's 33-month conflict on its people – in 60 seconds.

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Ruptured water line creates travel woes at SJ Mineta Airport

December 16, 2013 6:50 am

A ruptured hot water line sent water cascading from the ceiling of San Jose’s Mineta Airport early Monday, forcing passengers to scramble to catch their flights. SJ Police Sgt. Brandon Sanchez said the water began leaking at around 2:15 a.m. and quickly dumped pools of water into the “skybridge” area of the terminal which connects […]

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Hours after getting married, groom dies helping motorist

December 16, 2013 6:34 am

What was supposed to be one of the happiest days of one man’s life turned into his last in just seconds.  A man married less than seven hours was killed along with a stranded motorist he stopped to help in the snow when they were struck by several vehicles, authorities say. William Riley Knight, a former […]

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WIll More Funds Keep The Rails Safe?

December 16, 2013 6:25 am

Two U.S. senators say federal railroad officials lack the funds to properly inspect safety systems at railroads around the country. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut are pushing or more inspectors in the wake of the Dec. 1 Metro-North Railroad accident. Four people died and dozens were injured when […]

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A Year of Legal Cannabis Use in Seattle

December 16, 2013 6:25 am

Residents in Seattle, Washington have held a public celebration, marking 12 months of legalised recreational cannabis use.

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How to Live Happily with Mum and Dad

December 16, 2013 6:25 am

As unemployment forces many young adults to live with their parents, one Spanish family describes how mutual respect makes it possible for them.

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Hours After Getting Married, Groom Dies Trying To Help

December 16, 2013 6:19 am

A newlywed and veteran died in Indiana after trying to help a stranded motorist.

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