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Cuesta College Board of Trustees votes to put bond measure on November ballot

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to put a $275 million bond measure on the November ballot. The money would go to upgrading educational programs, including college transfer courses and career technical education. The money would also help with repairs on campus.

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Ex-teacher pleads guilty to molesting students

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former elementary school teacher in Monterey Park has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four special education students and now faces a lengthy prison term. The Los Angeles Times reports 44-year-old Jose Mosqueda entered pleas Tuesday to three counts of committing lewd acts upon a child... Read Story

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Overhaul approved for troubled California refinery

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Leaders of a San Francisco suburb have approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron's troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company offered last-minute concessions. The Contra Costa Times reports the City Council of Richmond voted 5-0 Tuesday night for the overhaul.... Read Story

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2 hours 57 minutes ago

Strong earnings news, US growth lift stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening higher after several companies reported better earnings than investors were expecting. Traders were also encouraged by the U.S. government's initial estimate that the economy surged ahead at a 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. Twitter, Hess and Pitney Bowes all... Read Story

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Senate likely to come up short on border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate. It comes as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction, just a few days before Congress' five-week summer recess. Senate Democrats' $3.5 billion emergency spending bill is designed to... Read Story

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5 hours 37 minutes ago

Obama prods Congress to fix corporate loopholes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week instead of trying to sue him. House Republicans are poised to vote to authorize a lawsuit against the president for overstepping his constitutional... Read Story

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. Obama says the sanctions target Russia's energy, weapons and finance industries, including... Read Story

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