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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Iran’s Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said the Revolutionary Guard has killed 11 Kurdish insurgents and lost three of its own in two days of fighting. Fars, which is close to the Guard, said Tuesday that the battle ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Pro-coal demonstrators face off against anti-coal opponents in front of Oakland’s city hall before a special council meeting on the shipping and storage of coal Monday. (Aric Crabb / Associated Press)

Oakland City Council bans coal shipments

Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area.

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California’s vast groundwater supply remains elusive for now

SAN JOSE, Calif. – There’s a vast amount of untapped water in California, but whether it can make any difference for the drought-stricken state remains unclear. A new Stanford study indicates California’s groundwater supply is three times greater than previous estimates and could represent a potential “water windfall,” its authors say.

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40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine – In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson ...

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Parting Shot — 9.28.16

Ebonay Lee holds up her fist toward a line of Sheriff's deputies as she and other people protest today in El Cajon, Calif. Dozens of demonstrators protested the killing of ...

Fishtrap Lake trail work party set for Saturday

TRAILS -- For the second year, volunteers from various groups will be putting their muscle into building a new eight-mile loop trail at the Fishtrap Lake Recreation Area on Saturday. ...

Vegan pizzeria plans grand opening

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria and Café is ready to reopen at its new South Hill location following a fire in early June. The new spot is at 1314 S. Grand Blvd., ...



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