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Local & Regional Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure (Video)
As four patients are being treated for possible pesticide exposure near Lost Hills, the Kern County Agriculture Commissioner's Office starts the job of tracking down exactly what happened. Officials say they're checking into a ground application of an insecticide about a half mile from where dozens of solar plant construction workers were checked over on Friday morning. They're not sure that's the cause, and Ag commission officials say they're not ruling out anything.

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Local & Regional Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure (Video)
As four patients are being treated for possible pesticide exposure near Lost Hills, the Kern County Agriculture Commissioner's Office starts the job of tracking down exactly what happened. Officials say they're checking into a ground application of an insecticide about a half mile from where dozens of solar plant construction workers were checked over on Friday morning. They're not sure that's the cause, and Ag commission officials say they're not ruling out anything.
National & World Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways
The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, never followed the footsteps of so many fellow Roman Catholic leaders of his rank, who sought to raise their profiles, along with funds for missions back home, by networking within the deeply influential and well-resourced U.S. church.

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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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Local & Regional Man dead after high-speed pursuit with KCSO deputy
It all started Thursday afternoon when a KCSO patrol deputy followed a vehicle north on Highway 155 near the French Gulch Marina he believed was stolen. The deputy did not activate his emergency lights or sirens, but pulled behind the vehicle to try to read the license plate number.
Local & Regional Woman falls down Big Sur cliff, drowns in ocean
Monterey County Search and Rescue says Medina Faraz was hiking in the area of McWay Falls, near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. She was climbing down and around a cliff Friday without the proper equipment or clothing when she fell.

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National & World Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate
Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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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.

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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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Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.

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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 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.
Technology 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.

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Business 3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors have begun to lose faith in Beijing's economic management.
Business The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar
The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

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Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.