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Local & Regional 5 arrested on suspicion of BB gun assaults
Officers got the first call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the 1800 block of Planz Road. Police were told that the shooting involved four or five people in a car. Over the next two hours, police got similar BB gun assault calls throughout Bakersfield.

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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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Local & Regional $139 million deal in LA teacher semen cookies case
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

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National & World Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.
National & World Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
National & World Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.

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Sports Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays
Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.
Sports Polee leads cold No. 16 Aztecs to 51-27 win over CSUB
"We were good defensively and we were bad offensively," Fisher said after the No. 16 Aztecs survived another awful shooting performance to win 51-27 Thursday night against Cal State Bakersfield, which missed its first 20 shots.
Sports AP: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup
The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Sports FIFA to review World Cup corruption report
FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.

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Home 100-year-old has 50 years on the job and counting 100-year-old has 50 years on the job and counting (Video)
A dedicated worker at a company in Colorado has reached some impressive milestones. She's been with the company for more than a half-century. Not only that, she's 100 years old, with no plans of slowing down. Kevin Torres has the story.

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Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment 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.
Business Study: CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million Study: CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million
This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.
Business Colorado pot credit union could open next year Colorado pot credit union could open next year
Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.

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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 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.
Technology Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
Technology How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact?
Technology Nokia plots comeback with Android tablet
Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet.

Entertainment

Entertainment Putting Oscar on the block
'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.
Entertainment Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening
Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.

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Business Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage (Video)
Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies - and others demanding it be pulled from the air.
Business China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.
Business PG&E fined over alleged secret dealings
State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.

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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.