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Deadly storms pound Southern California
Heavy rains slammed Southern California on Friday, killing two people, downing power lines and leaving cars submerged on the streets. ... More >>

Torrential downpours flooding streets
Torrential downpours were inundating Southern California, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. Officials said at least two people had died in the storm. ... More >>

Damage across the region
Severe storms hit Southern California, causing flooding and blackouts across the region. ... More >>

Opinion: Oroville is the best warning that infrastructure matters
At Oroville Dam in California this week, a major disaster was only one bout of heavy rains away. Luckily, the quick response of civil servants has averted a crisis, and with the water level at Lake Oroville dropping, authorities lifted the mandatory evacuation order and the nearly 200,000 evacuees ... More >>

Pentagon officials: Russian actions a 'test of the new administration'
Some Pentagon officials believe Russia is testing President Donald Trump with aggressive moves across the globe. ... More >>

1993 World Trade Center bombing plotter dies
Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday. ... More >>

SpaceX aborts flight to space station
SpaceX aborted its flight plans Saturday due to issues with its rocket. ... More >>

Trump goes back to what he loves: Campaign rallies
After a month of arduous and, at times, turbulent governing, President Donald Trump is ready for what he really loves: Campaigning. ... More >>

George Takei: I hear terrible echoes of the past
I was just a child of 5 when soldiers marched up our driveway in a Los Angeles residential neighborhood, bayonets in hand, and pounded on our front door, ordering us out. We were permitted only what we could carry, no bedding, no pets. ... More >>

Columbia University accidentally accepts, then rejects students
Columbia University mistakenly emailed 277 master's program applicants that they were accepted, only to quickly rescind the offer, blaming it on "human error." ... More >>

All-Star Game's glaring omission
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How some women avoid hair loss during chemotherapy
For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, hair loss can be one of the more traumatic effects of chemotherapy. Scalp cooling caps and devices may be able to help combat hair loss, although experts warn that it is dependent on the individual and the type of chemo they use. ... More >>

Recovering from surgery or stress? Yoga can help
Last year, I underwent surgery, intended to repair an incisional hernia stemming from a cesarean section when I had my youngest son. ... More >>

Raccoon stuck on garbage truck reminds us, 'Hang in there'
It's a real-life motivational poster for Friday. A normal morning drive into Washington, D.C. turned into a cute moment when a commuter saw a raccoon holding on to the back of a garbage truck in Arlington, Virginia. ... More >>

Brewery gives time off for new puppy parents
Who wants to work in a brewery? ... More >>

'Golden Girls'-inspired café now open
"Golden Girls" fans now have the perfect place to gather with pals and confidants. ... More >>

Buckley exits DNC chair race, backs Ellison
New Hampshire Democratic State Party Chairman Ray Buckley announced Saturday that he is exiting the race to lead the Democratic National Committee and is endorsing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota. ... More >>

Clinton's staffers are keeping up the fight
Zac Petkanas thought he was done with politics after the 2016 election. He was ready to move into the private sector -- or maybe chase a dream job in the art world. ... More >>

DeVos given U.S. Marshals Service protection
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is receiving protection from the United States Marshals Service, a spokeswoman for the group told CNN Saturday. ... More >>

Gun sales cool after surge
Hunting and outdoor equipment retailer Cabela's just reported lackluster earnings and sales, another sign that demand for guns may be waning following the election of Donald Trump. ... More >>

Snapchat's IPO has a Twitter problem
One week after Snapchat's parent company filed paperwork for its long-awaited IPO, Twitter released yet another disappointing earnings report that tanked its stock. ... More >>

US auto workers hate NAFTA ... but love robots
Sal Moceri gets visibly agitated at the very mention of the word "NAFTA." He think the trade deal killed the American Dream. ... More >>

76-year-old woman fined for not shoveling snow off sidewalk
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PD: Uber driver burglarized passengers' homes
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Disabled veteran assaulted for helping turtle
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'Pay what you can' restaurant opens doors
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Crash leaves car standing vertically
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Families lose homes, cars in brush fire
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Couple scams pet store with fake credit card
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