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Local & Regional Sheriff deputies in Wasco rescue toddler from hot car, mother charged (Video)
A mother is arrested in Wasco, after her toddler is found left alone in a hot car. She now faces a felony charge, and families are warned about the dangers of kids and cars. "You wouldn't leave your child in an oven, so don't leave them behind in a car," says Kern County Human Services spokeswoman Heidi Carter-Escudero.

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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 Immigration officials welcome sheriff's plan to have ICE officers in Kern Co. Jail (Video)
Federal immigration enforcement officials say they like the plan by Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood to let their officers work inside the local jail. Youngblood says the proposal would let him do his job better, and let Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials better decide if inmates should be deported after they are released from county custody.

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Sports Star-studded opening ceremony for 2015 Special Olympics
Some 6,500 athletes from 165 countries - the most to converge on Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics - have poured into town this week to hit tennis balls, kick soccer balls, swim laps and even run a triathlon in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Sports COC chief would back Toronto bid for 2024 Olympics
The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee says he would back a bid by Toronto to host the 2024 Olympics, potentially joining a crowded field that already includes five cities.

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Home Kitten in dress is fed using syringes Kitten in dress is fed using syringes
A young kitten was having trouble eating so her caretaker came up with a solution.
To better simulate getting fed by her actual mother, this cat owner decided to feed Munchkin the Kitten using syringes with her food stuffed inside.
Home Pass the crayons! Coloring books for adults catching on Pass the crayons! Coloring books for adults catching on (Video)
If you like to be creative, but don't consider yourself an artist, there's a new hobby that might be just right for you. Adult coloring has become extremely popular in recent months. So popular, in fact, several adult coloring books are on best seller lists.

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Technology Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means (New) Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Technology Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
Business Orders for U.S. durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June Orders for U.S. durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of this volatile category, a key category that represents business investment rose by a far more modest amount.

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Technology Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
Technology Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally
Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.
Technology 8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels'
After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus' latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. "Pixels" follows a trio of 1980s arcade champions who are recruited by the government to stop an alien force that's taking the form of Donkey Kong and other interactive critters.

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Entertainment 'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot
"Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

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Business U.S. appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM
Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Corp. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.
Business Greece, creditors get down to business on bailout deal
Technical talks over Greece's third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country's creditors continued arriving in Athens Monday.

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Health Congress, officials respond to Planned Parenthood 'fetus-selling' video
Planned Parenthood released a video Thursday in which organization President Cecile Richards defends its fetal tissue donation programs but apologizes for the way a staff member talked about them in a secretly-recorded video posted online earlier this week.
Health Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies
Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater.