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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering specifics on threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of intelligence committees in the Senate and House are sharing a dire warning about...

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Trash pick-up changes for Labor Day

If you live in Solvang, Guadalupe, or the unincorporated areas of northern Santa Barbara County, Waste Management won't be picking up trash Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. The pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day. Normal operations resume Tuesday. In San Luis Obispo county, Waste... Read Story

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7 hours 19 minutes ago

California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scar did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot was also retired. The... Read Story

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13 hours 59 minutes ago

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Thomas Brocher, director of USGS' Earthquake Science Center, says it... Read Story

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22 minutes 34 seconds ago

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says - quote -"There are reasons to feel good about... Read Story

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23 minutes 21 seconds ago

Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices... Read Story

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