California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires...
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Week 5 NFL action

...once each by Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain in their returns from four-game suspensions.BRONCOS 16, RAIDERS 10OAKLAND, Calif. - Chris Harris Jr. returned a fourth-quarter interception 74 yards for a touchdown and the Broncos overcame a shaky day...
Meeting offers promising future for women

LA JOLLA, Calif. - George Karl was leaning against the media table during training camp last week at UC San Diego, three days into an intense...
US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer...
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California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads...
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Brees' 400th TD pass beats Cowboys in OT

...for the first time since 2003. The Bucs (1-3) have dropped 11 consecutive home games.PACKERS 17, 49ERS 3SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Aaron Rodgers passed for 224 yards and a touchdown, ran 17 yards to set up a key second-half score, and the Packers...
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Google's driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on...
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Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...for the Pentagon and domestic programs for longer-term saving elsewhere in the budget.Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the likely new House speaker, hasn't said whether he supports a deal.The Pentagon and domestic agencies all are still...
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Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...biologist Ed Ricketts, immortalized as the character "Doc" in John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row," traveled from Monterey, Calif., to Sitka in 1932 on an ocean journey that inspired his research on wave shock theory. This new book presents Ricketts's...


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