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SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016

SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 10:38 A.M.

Father gets 1,503 years in prison in daughter’s rape

FRESNO, Calif. – A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period. The 41-year-old was sentenced Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history, the Fresno Bee ...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016

This September photo shows a section of California’s San Joaquin River. The federal government have been working for 10 years to revive a 150-mile stretch of the state’s second-longest river. (GARY KAZANJIAN / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 4:55 P.M.

Major California river adding key ingredient: water

A decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California’s second-longest river. A major milestone is expected by the end of the month, when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the stretch of the San Joaquin River will be flowing year-round for the first time in more than 60 years.

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In this  Sept. 21 photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to the Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. (Syrian Presidency / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10:41 A.M.

Russia: Demands for Assad’s departure are ‘thoughtless’

MOSCOW – The entire territory of Syria must be “liberated,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s departure as “thoughtless.” The Russian statement came as intense clashes were reported in ...

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Weekend Wild Card — 12/10-11/16

We keep heading toward one of my favorite days of the winter, Dec. 21, the Winter Solstice. It's the longest night of the year and the shortest day of the ...

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