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Yahoo Replaces Google As Firefox Web Browser’s Default Search

Even though Chrome is now more widely used, Firefox still has a loyal audience that makes more than 100 billion worldwide search requests annually.

11/19/2014

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Self-Driving Cars May Be Safer, But Morality Is Hard To Program

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

11/19/2014

Lunchtime fights at a Central California high school ended with police swarming onto campus, school closed and six people in custody. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Central California School Fights End With 6 In Custody

Lunchtime fights at a Central California high school ended with police swarming onto campus, school closed and six people in custody.

11/19/2014

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Panel Tentatively Approves Tuition Hike For University Of California

A proposed tuition hike has been approved by a committee of the University of California governing board.

11/19/2014

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Analyst: No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ When Tax Hikes End

The Legislative Analyst’s Office says steady economic growth will buffer California when temporary tax increases expire in the coming years.

11/19/2014

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New Video Of Brittany Maynard Released On What Would Have Been Her 30th Birthday

To mark what would have been the 30th birthday of Brittany Maynard, a right-to-die advocacy group has issued new video footage of the terminally ill woman three weeks after her death.

11/19/2014

UC Davis students are staging a sit-in at Mrak Hall in protest of the possible tuition hikes. (Credit: CBS13)

Tuition Increases At UC Campuses Head To Vote

Supporters and opponents of a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses during each of the next five years were getting ready for a showdown and counting votes as the university’s governing board prepared to debate the plan for the first time on Wednesday.

11/19/2014

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Man Leads Police On 53-Mile Chase Through 2 Counties

A motorist driving at speeds of more than 100 miles mph at times led state troopers on a 53-mile chase through two Northern California counties.

11/19/2014

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Nearly 40 Treated From California Waste Plant Fire

A mysterious chemical mixture that burst into flames at a Southern California waste facility sent nearly 40 people to hospitals for decontamination and forced homes and businesses for a mile around to evacuate.

11/19/2014

Antonio Miranda Martinez, 36, was let out of a jail in Salinas because of a paperwork error just hours after a court appearance last Thursday. (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Murder Suspect Accidentally Freed From Jail Returns Willingly

Antonio Miranda Martinez, 36, was let out of a jail in Salinas because of a paperwork error just hours after a court appearance last Thursday.

11/18/2014

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Federal Court Blocks California Prop. 35 Sex-Offender Reporting Requirements

Registered sex offenders in California don’t have to disclose their email addresses, Internet service providers, screen names and other electronic information to authorities as required by a voter-approved law, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

11/18/2014

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San Diego Advances Plan To Recycle Wastewater Into Drinking Water During California Drought

The plan calls for initial production of 15 million gallons a day by 2023 and 83 million gallons a day by 2035, or about one-third of the city’s water supply.

11/18/2014

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Weed Neighborhood Ravaged By Boles Fire

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

California Gripped By Drought

Federal water regulators estimate California’s drought could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.

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New Bay Bridge Span Gets Final Touches

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, which is on track to open on Tuesday.

Oracle Team USA Capsizes In SF Bay

Oracle Team USA Catamaran Capsizes In San Francisco Bay

Crews worked into the night trying to secure an Oracle catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon and drifted out to sea.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

Shuttle Endeavour Through The Years

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is headed to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum.

Fire Erupts At Richmond Gas Refinery

An explosion rocked the Chevron gasoline refinery in Richmond Monday night and caused a 3-alarm fire. Smoke from the fire sent hundreds to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems.

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Grasshopper Invasion!

The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!

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