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2013 Multi-beam sonar profile view of the shipwreck SS City of Chester.  (Credit: NOAA Office of Coast Survey NRT6)

Scientists Locate Shipwreck In San Francisco Bay

Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sunk in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.

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California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

22 hours ago

California Highway Patrol officer Joe Stokes clears away crime scene tape at the scene of a deadly crash on April 11, 2014  in Orland, California. Ten people were killed and dozens injured, including four still in critical condition, after a FedEx truck collided with a bus of high school students on Interstate 5 yesterday. The students were on their way to visit Humboldt State University in Northern California. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Student’s Family Sues FedEx Over Deadly Orland Tour Bus Crash

The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first filed in connection with the April 10 freeway crash in Orland, said A. King Aminpour, the attorney for the plaintiffs.

04/22/2014

U.S. Awaits Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Upholds Anonymous Tip That Led To Northern California Traffic Stop

The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.

04/22/2014

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Calif. Foreclosure Starts Rise In 2014

A research firm says California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter.

04/22/2014

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Teen Stowaway On Maui Flight Exposes Big Security Holes

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.

04/22/2014

File photo of an Asiana Airlines plane. (Photo by PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Jet Stowaway Prompts Airport Security Review

The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification.

04/21/2014

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California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care Centers

Smoking already is banned in homes that function as day care centers during their operating hours to prevent kids from being exposed to secondhand smoke. But Hall says recent research shows even off-hour smoking places children at risk.

04/21/2014

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Australian Man Seeks Green Card After American Husband Dies

Anthony Sullivan, 72, asked federal immigration authorities in Los Angeles to reopen a petition filed by his late husband Richard Adams so Sullivan can be awarded residency as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen, immigration attorney Lavi Soloway said.

04/21/2014

File photo of an Asiana Airlines plane. (Photo by PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

How Can A Jet Stowaway Survive Cold Conditions, Lack Of Oxygen?

Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii.

04/21/2014

Gas Prices Continue To Rise, As Oil Steadily Climbs

Good News: Survey Finds Sacramento Has Cheapest California Gas, Bad News: It’s $3.95

According to the Lundberg Survey released Sunday, the average for a gallon of regular is now $3.69. Midgrade averages $3.88 and premium is $4.02.

04/21/2014

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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

04/21/2014

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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!

Friday afternoon's storm left a marvelous double rainbow over Lincoln Avenue in Carmichael. (credit: Richard Duerksen)

Turbulent April Weather

A Spring storm spawned a funnel cloud that was seen all over the Valley.

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