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National & World Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

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National & World Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

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YouNews inclement weather can be beautiful inclement weather can be beautiful
Coming out of a restaurant in Taft, I happen to look up to see this wonderful view. We were hoping for more rain. Instead, we got a show from God.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."

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Local & Regional Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women
One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday revealed.
Local & Regional Discovery of body snarls weekend traffic on I-15
A homicide investigator says authorities in California and Nevada are trying to identify a woman and her assailant after her body was found during the weekend on the side of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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Sports Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight (New) Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
Sports Cal State Bakersfield beats Delaware 70-52
Aly Ahmed scored 19 points and blocked four shots, making his presence felt underneath as Cal State Bakersfield extended Delaware's West Coast road woes 70-52 Sunday night.
Sports Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think
Industry leaders say that even though last-minute lift tickets at some resorts now exceed $100, skiing has never been more affordable if you're savvy about discounts.

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Home Mechanic's crazy upside-down van Mechanic's crazy upside-down van (Video)
An Iowa mechanic is turning heads everywhere he goes. That's because the van he drives looks like it could flip over, and keep on driving. You'll have to see it to believe it, as Jill Kasparie shows us!

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Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Mornings Kern County Fire Chief Mike Cody retires part I Kern County Fire Chief Mike Cody retires part I (Video)
33 years of service and that is it. Kern County Fire Chief Mike Cody is set to retire this week after 33 years. Morning forecaster Aaron Perlman sits down to talk with officer Cody to find out where he is going next and what's in store for the Kern County Fire Department.
Mornings Watch Aaron's Monday forecast Watch Aaron's Monday forecast (Video)
Aaron Perlman brings you the weather forecast every Monday through Friday. Be sure to watch him from 5-7 a.m. on KBAK CBS and 7-9 a.m. on KBFX Fox.

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Investigations Vet with cancer thinks VA doctors could have given him earlier diagnosis Vet with cancer thinks VA doctors could have given him earlier diagnosis (Video)
Veteran Roger Hatcher said he’s seen the entire country of Iraq. His house is decorated with memories from his time as a Marine: hats, pictures, and even the flag he carried when soldiers found Saddam Hussein. Now his battle with cancer is way tougher than anything he faced overseas.

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Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.
Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website.

Entertainment

Entertainment One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs (Photo Gallery)
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
Entertainment Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs
Iggy Azalea, who was born Down Under, is the lead nominee at Sunday's show. She will compete for top awards such as artist, new artist and single of the year for her smash hit, "Fancy."

Business News

Business In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming
From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
Business Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese

Health News

Health Eyewitness News investigates care at Bakersfield VA clinic (Video)
Seven years before outrage erupted over veterans waiting and then dying for treatment at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, Eyewitness News exposed complaints of long wait times and, sometimes, alleged shoddy service at the Bakersfield VA clinic.