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Local & Regional (New) Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid
The cost of acquiring land and building an Olympic Village for athletes near downtown Los Angeles "may significantly exceed" the projected $1 billion cost, according to a preliminary report released Thursday from city Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso.

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YouNews Breckenridge Gets Rain Breckenridge Gets Rain
Last Fridays storm brought little rain to the valley floor but it came down hard in the foothills of Breckenridge. Lightning and isolated showers kept me pinned inside my vehicle in an attempt to wait it out. After the rain let up I barely made it out after almost getting stuck in the mud.

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National & World Erika soaks Puerto Rico after 4 killed in Dominica (Photo Gallery)
Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing.

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Sports Linebacker Ahmad Brooks sent home by 49ers
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been banished from the San Francisco 49ers after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.
Sports Raiders LB Sio Moore fighting for spot on team
Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a spot on the team this season.

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Home Thousands of bats take over school gym Thousands of bats take over school gym (Video)
Halloween is weeks away, but you wouldn't know it at an elementary school in Missouri. Bats -- thousands of bats -- are haunting the attic in the school gym. Kadee Brosseau reports the problem is so bad, students have to take P.E. somewhere else.
Home Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill (Video)
Visitors at Denali National Park in Alaska were treated to an unusual sight recently. A grizzly bear was spotted wandering along a hill. As visitors snapped pictures, the bear did something unexpected. It started rolling down the hill.

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Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day (New) What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.

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Investigations Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols (Video)
One week after voicing his complaints, a southeast Bakersfield neighbor says he's getting results. The piles of junk have been cleaned off the roadway, and city officials promise more patrols to clean that up and watch for illegal drag racing on Redbank Road between South Oswell and South Sterling Road.

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Technology (New) Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
Technology Angry Birds maker Rovio plans layoffs in restructuring
Popular mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment said Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 260 people, or about a third of its workforce, because the company took on "too many things" during the past few years.
Technology Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million devices
Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices - in just under a month since the operating system was released.

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Business Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains
It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

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Health Tehachapi doctor guilty of fraud
Dr. Paul S. Singh, 55, used an unapproved form of birth control on his patients despite health risks in order to make more money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno.