Blind man survives track fall as LA train arrives

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A blind man fell onto the tracks at a subway station as a train was arriving Thursday, but he escaped unharmed …

Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes

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Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide…

Sacramento-area store sells $60M Powerball ticket

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A lottery player in Sacramento County has hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s $60 million Powerball drawing…

California court: Drivers can read cellphone maps

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A California appeals court says it’s legal for drivers to read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel…

Police officers arrested in car impound scheme

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Police officers in a Central California town took part in a scheme in which cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded…

NASA turns research to California drought

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NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California…

US couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

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A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza…

Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

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Lawyers representing a San Diego family have filed a lawsuit against Petco Animal Supplies Inc., saying a 10-year-old boy died from…

Polio-like illness among children called ‘serious’

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More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year…

UCSB student beaten and raped by a group of men

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A 19-year-old student at UC Santa Barbara was beaten and raped by a group of men this weekend…