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1 hr ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, California Government

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

WMUR-TV Manchester

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

Just how bad is the drought in California? It's so bad, that in some extreme cases, thieves are stealing water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables, Lake Nacimiento, CA


Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Prison, Palestinian Territories, UC Los Angeles

Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Neel Kashkari said he took a bus from Los Angeles to Fresno earlier this month with $40 in his pocket, and set out to find work.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

NBC Washington

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean Beach.


Related Topix: California Government, Weird

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing... The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' ... (more)


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Weather

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Prison, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

WTEN-TV Albany

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, UC Los Angeles

WTKR-TV Norfolk

'Brutally honest' cover letter lands recent graduate his dream job

In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship.


Bellingham Herald

PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced the obstruction of justice charge and 27 related counts, which are in a new indictment charging the utility with felonies.


Related Topix: Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Explosion

New Hampshire Public Radio -

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

Every Saturday morning, a steady stream of Chinese and Vietnamese patients line up at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic in Sacramento.


Related Topix: California Government

Vallejo Times-Herald

California far exceeds projections for coverage

Allynne Noelle, 32, preps her feet for pointe work at the Los Angeles Ballet studio.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Healthcare Law, Law, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KTUC-AM Tucson

LA Water Main Break Floods Parts of UCLA Campus

As the flooding stretched from buildings to underground parking garages to the Drake Track and Field Stadium, the LA Fire Department brought in crews to help rescue people from swamped cars.


Related Topix: California Government

Whittier Daily News

California Attorney General Kamala Harris champions school truancy bills

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks to the Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board at the Los Angeles Daily News on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Los Angeles County, CA

The News Tribune

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

The Twins plan to send Brandon Poulson to their rookie league club in Elizabethton, Tennessee.



San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.


Related Topix: California Government

WXOW-TV La Crosse

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks