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Mavericks Big-Wave Surf Competition Gets UnderwayElite surfers were riding huge waves off the coast of Northern California Friday morning as the big-wave surfing competition known as the Titans of Mavericks got underway.
Dungeness Crab Health Warning Lifted For More Of CaliforniaHealth officials say Dungeness crabs caught along a swath of California's coast no longer show high levels of a marine toxin and are safe to eat.
California Congressman Vapes During Hearing On Banning E-Cigs On PlanesA California congressman's stunt may not have won over his colleagues, but it's blowing over the internet.
Man Allegedly Wielding Axe Fatally Shot By DeputiesThe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies fatally shot a man who raised an axe and walked toward them after swinging the weapon at a neighbor in Lancaster.
Court: Facebook Can Be Sued In France In Nude Painting CaseFacebook has lost a crucial legal battle as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.
Feds Charge Sacramento Man In Seven-State Immigration ScamHe was indicted Thursday for offering adult adoptions as a pathway to citizenship for people who were in the country illegally. Adult adoptions are legal, but officials say they don't affect immigration status.
California Bill Would Create State-Funded Gun Violence Research CenterGun-violence researchers have long complained that funding is hard to find since Congress in 1996 prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from paying for gun research.
Prosecutor: California Man Abducted Teen From Mexico, Forced Her To Marry HimIn opening statements Thursday, prosecutor Whitney Bokosky says the girl remained with Isidro Garcia out of fear until she finally went to the police in 2014.
Off-Duty Police Officer Shot To Death In VallejoAn off-duty Northern California police officer was shot to death in his home.
Central California School Abandons Redskins MascotA California school district has decided to give up its Redskins team mascot.
Chinese Man Will Return To California To Stand Trial For Murder Of Teenage NephewsInvestigators believe Shi killed them and then tried to flee to China. They said he assaulted his wife, who is the sister of the dead teens' father, the day before, after learning she wanted a divorce.
Shot That Killed Baby In Compton Was Likely Meant For Gang-Member FatherThe shooting sparked a plea from the mayor of Compton for residents to renew the fight against gang attacks.

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