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Video of journalist beheaded in Ira...

Video of journalist beheaded in Iraq is authentic, U.S. confirms

A video showing the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State is authentic, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
Phil Mickelson looking ahead to Oly...

Phil Mickelson looking ahead to Olympic golf

After a second-place finish at the recent PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson said he feels energized and ready for the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Establishment GOP candidate defeats...

Establishment GOP candidate defeats tea party opponent in Alaska race

In one of the final primary-season fights between battling Republicans, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller to seize the party?s nomination for a much-desired U.S. Senate seat.
Study: To boost your odds of a succ...

Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding

To improve your odds of a high-quality marriage, try not to have too many sexual partners before you meet ?the one.? And when you do find him or her, consider inviting at least 150 people to your wedding. 
Curt Schilling says chewing tobacco...

Curt Schilling says chewing tobacco 'absolutely' gave him mouth cancer

Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday that mouth cancer was the reason he started undergoing medical treatment back in February.
Brian Hoyer wins Browns starting jo...

Brian Hoyer wins Browns starting job over Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns are ending the suspense early: Brian Hoyer is their starting quarterback, not rookie Johnny Manziel.

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Poll: Californians strongly support...

Poll: Californians strongly support measure regulating health insurance rates

Californians are showing overwhelming support for one of the most hotly contested propositions on the November ballot -- a measure allowing the state's insurance commissioner to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes.
Northern California hospital testin...

Northern California hospital testing patient for possible Ebola

Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday as health officials announced that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.
California may expand carpool lane ...

California may expand carpool lane permits for plug-ins

The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow another 15,000 fuel-efficient vehicles to use California's carpool lanes, even when they have only one occupant.
Danville man's $17 million trust-fu...

Danville man's $17 million trust-fund fraud comes to a prison sentencing

Danville man likely to face years in prison for theft millions of dollars from Silicon Valley elderly's trust funds when he appears before federal judge on Wednesday
Vallejo: Police investigate suspici...

Vallejo: Police investigate suspicious deaths of couple found in boat

Police were investigating the death of a man and woman who were found inside a boat docked at the Vallejo Municipal Marina after a family member requested a welfare check Tuesday morning, police said.
Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 50...

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

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Marine killed in Utah planned to su...

Marine killed in Utah planned to surprise brother

A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school.
CSU Northridge alters frat rules af...

CSU Northridge alters frat rules after pledge dies

California State University, Northridge has revised its guidelines for Greek organizations and other clubs following the death of a fraternity pledge during a hike.
Man, daughter accusing of locking m...

Man, daughter accusing of locking man in grain bin

A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute.
Chief meets with residents about LA...

Chief meets with residents about LA shooting

Chief Charlie Beck and other Los Angeles officials met with residents and activists concerned about the police shooting of an unarmed black man.
Apple's stock bounces back to hit a...

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. FILE - In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, reflecting investors' renewed faith in Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Fresno County ends contract for ind...

Fresno County ends contract for indigent services

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is ending the county's contract for medical services for the poorest residents.

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Pet-friendly dating sites match up ...

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
CSU Northridge alters frat rules af...

CSU Northridge alters frat rules after pledge dies

California State University, Northridge has revised its guidelines for Greek organizations and other clubs following the death of a fraternity pledge during a hike.
Kentucky business unspooled as feds...

Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in

Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Man, daughter accusing of locking m...

Man, daughter accusing of locking man in grain bin

A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute.
Chief meets with residents about LA...

Chief meets with residents about LA shooting

Chief Charlie Beck and other Los Angeles officials met with residents and activists concerned about the police shooting of an unarmed black man.
Apple's stock bounces back to hit a...

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

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ABC7 Presents: More to Explore

ABC7 Presents: More to Explore

Host Dan Ashley provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek into San Francisco's new Exploratorium!
Surrogate Mom 'Felt Like Someone Th...

Surrogate Mom 'Felt Like Someone That Sold My Child'

Some women regret being surrogates after giving birth.
Cowboys worth NFL-best $3.2 billion

Cowboys worth NFL-best $3.2 billion

The Dallas Cowboys haven't made the playoffs since 2009, yet somehow Jerry Jones' team has once again risen in value -- by 36 percent over last year -- to lead the Forbes' NFL Team Values list at $3.2 billion, which was released Wednesday.
Brett Keisel, Steelers agree

Brett Keisel, Steelers agree

The Steelers and veteran defensive end Brett Keisel agreed to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Schilling: Tobacco gave me cancer

Schilling: Tobacco gave me cancer

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday for the first time the type of cancer he was battling -- squamous cell carcinoma, or mouth cancer -- and detailed the painful treatment and recovery process that caused him to lose 75 pounds.
Teen in Critical Condition After Li...

Teen in Critical Condition After Lightning at Football Practice

A New Mexico middle school student is in critical condition and three others were injured after a lightning strike.

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UC Davis study: California gives aw...

UC Davis study: California gives away more water than it has

In the past 100 years, California has promised five times more water to residents, corporations and public entities than actually flows through its rivers and streams. That is enough water to fill Lake Tahoe 2.5 times, according to a study published...
Job growth slows in region

Job growth slows in region

Job growth in Los Angeles and Orange counties slowed markedly last month, while California as a whole continued to outpace the nation. In July, Los Angeles County counted 69,200 more jobs than it had a year earlier, an increase of only 1.7 percent,...
Lansner: How California's six housi...

Lansner: How California's six housing markets might fare

The ballot proposal to break California into six new states ? a process that voters may choose to start in 2016 ? raises plenty of fascinating political, governance and societal questions. Here at Real Estate Central, we?ll be myopic and just...
California cemeteries work to cope ...

California cemeteries work to cope with drought

ROSEMEAD ? Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California?s drought. Ways to cope include replacing grass with native plants or using recycled water, two steps being taken by Savannah Memorial Park, the...
Woman suing CHP officer 'felt he wa...

Woman suing CHP officer 'felt he was trying to kill me'

LOS ANGELES ? Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. During an hour-long interview with The Associated Press on...
Orange County Fire Authority: Calif...

Orange County Fire Authority: California wildfires a reminder, warning

With more than half a dozen wildfires burning in Northern California and recent similar incidents charring areas of Los Angeles and San Diego counties, the Orange County Fire Authority is reminding residents to prepare for the possibility of an...
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