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ISIS Battle Heats Up

September 17, 2014 9:58 am

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself — by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq — federal authorities alleged Tuesday. Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May […]

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Audi Tests Self Driving Cars

September 17, 2014 9:47 am

LOS ANGELES — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and […]

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Head of Public Utilities Commission Asked To Leave

September 17, 2014 9:43 am

The mayor of San Bruno said Monday the head of the state’s public utility commission cannot be trusted. The mayor held a news conference Monday morning to talk about a raft of e-mails the city has obtained that show a cozy relationship between Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the California Public Utilities Commission. The […]

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PG&E Executives Fired

September 15, 2014 10:13 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s rate cases. The emails show the commission ultimately assigned […]

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California Wild Fires

September 15, 2014 10:05 pm

WEED, Calif. — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains […]

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California Fire Force Oakhurst Residents To Flee Homes

September 15, 2014 4:17 pm

    OAKHURST, Calif. –  Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, […]

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Santa Cruz Shark Sightings

September 15, 2014 10:22 am

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Residents in Santa Cruz are being advised to stay out of the water at two popular beaches after two sharks sightings in recent days.

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Bakersfield Man Sentenced to 6 Years Labor In China

September 14, 2014 10:27 pm

On Sunday, 24-year-old American Matthew Miller of Bakersfield was sentenced to six years of hard labor by North Korea’s Supreme Court. The crime? That the California-bred Miller entered the country illegally to commit acts of espionage, according to a report by The Associated Press. Miller waived his right to a lawyer and reportedly displayed little […]

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NFL Deactivations

September 14, 2014 10:09 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. — The 49ers/Bears game in San Jose is one of four NFL games chosen to unfurl banners with a message to the NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell.

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Unusual Lights in Sky

September 12, 2014 10:49 pm

The Chabot Space and Science Center says that a mysterious streak of light that lit up Bay Area skies early Friday morning may have been a meteor. Bay Area residents – and even some in Southern California and Oregon – reported seeing the phenomena, but nobody could figure out what it was

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