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Local & Regional DMV in hiring spree to prep for immigrant driver's licenses DMV in hiring spree to prep for immigrant driver's licenses (Video)
The hires took place all over the state, but many of the new workers will be stationed at four hubs – mega offices in San Jose, Lompoc, Stanton and Grenada Hills – that Botello said will only serve residents seeking their first driver's license, whether they be candidates under AB60 or otherwise.
Investigations PG&E easement dispute over, man to keep trees PG&E easement dispute over, man to keep trees (Video)
“I found out that, after talking to them today, there is no easement,” he said. “They wanted us to voluntarily take our trees out ... I choose not to, and so far everyone I’ve talked to chooses not to. We wouldn’t have found this out, the story wouldn’t have come out, if it hadn’t have been for Eyewitness News.”

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Local & Regional DMV in hiring spree to prep for immigrant driver's licenses (Video)
The hires took place all over the state, but many of the new workers will be stationed at four hubs – mega offices in San Jose, Lompoc, Stanton and Grenada Hills – that Botello said will only serve residents seeking their first driver's license, whether they be candidates under AB60 or otherwise.
Investigations PG&E easement dispute over, man to keep trees (Video)
“I found out that, after talking to them today, there is no easement,” he said. “They wanted us to voluntarily take our trees out ... I choose not to, and so far everyone I’ve talked to chooses not to. We wouldn’t have found this out, the story wouldn’t have come out, if it hadn’t have been for Eyewitness News.”

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YouNews Man Made Drought Man Made Drought
h.a.a.r.p.,,,nexrad,,,chemtrails. look this stuff up.You will be upset..The deceitfulness of are so called defacto government.not a dejure one.This is whats causing are drought.All that global warming non sense.Has been not factual but consensus.Based on b.s. So now they call it climate change.

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Entertainment Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action
In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups.

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Offbeat Photos show Idaho ghost town Photos show Idaho ghost town (Photo Gallery)
There's not much left of Florence, Idaho -- a ghost town in Idaho County. Florence was settled in 1861 after gold was discovered in the area, about 14 air miles northeast of Riggins.

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Local & Regional Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000.
Local & Regional Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

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National & World (New) Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
National & World Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.
National & World (New) Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

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Sports Kessler quietly having standout year at No. 20 USC Kessler quietly having standout year at No. 20 USC
Although Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as Southern California's starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend.
Sports Attorney says LA Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend
Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.
Sports Season preview: Clippers seeking to take next big step
Rivers heads into his second season at the helm with a new owner and increased optimism that the Clippers are capable of going deeper into the playoffs than they ever have. They were a franchise-best 57-25 last season and won their second straight Pacific Division title.

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Home "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers (Video)
The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak. In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out -- empirically -- what makes a beer different from other beers. Matt Markovich reports the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour into their "Next Glass."
Home Child with cancer gets World Series tickets Child with cancer gets World Series tickets (Video)
As if this year couldn't get any better for fans of the Kansas City Royals, a young fan has been given a special gift. The boy has spent most of the baseball season fighting cancer. Syed Shabbir reports the boy's neighbor started raising money to give him a trip to the World Series.

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Business U.S. consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September U.S. consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
Business Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost.

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Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.
Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

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Business Asia needs policy coordination amid slower economic growth
Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Wednesday, following a meeting of regional financial officials to prepare for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
Business Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

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Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Health Walk promotes mental health (Video)
The eighth annual NAMI Walk at the Park at River Walk raises money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.