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Sports Bakersfield's Kessler is stalwart leader for No. 8 USC Bakersfield's Kessler is stalwart leader for No. 8 USC
Kessler has been an oasis of calm in the storm that perpetually surrounds eighth-ranked USC, capably navigating the distractions and challenges of being the highest-profile player in a marquee program stacked with world-class talent. He has filled up the USC record books while emerging as a stalwart leader who always steps up — even when his coach falters.

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Sports Bakersfield's Kessler is stalwart leader for No. 8 USC
Kessler has been an oasis of calm in the storm that perpetually surrounds eighth-ranked USC, capably navigating the distractions and challenges of being the highest-profile player in a marquee program stacked with world-class talent. He has filled up the USC record books while emerging as a stalwart leader who always steps up — even when his coach falters.
Local & Regional Former NFL player charged in prison murder
The Kern County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a former professional football player who is accused of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison.

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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 Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific Ocean (Photo Gallery)
Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.

First in the Pacific, where three Category 4 hurricanes -- Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena -- were roaming the Central Pacific Ocean waters at the same time on Sunday. It's the first time in the satellite imagery era (think post 1950s) that three major hurricanes were observed at the same time east of the International Dateline, according to The CIMSS Satellite Blog via the University of Wisconsin (aka "the other U-Dub".)

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Sports CBS to stream some regular-season NFL games for 1st time CBS to stream some regular-season NFL games for 1st time
The network said Tuesday that the Oct. 4 matchup in London between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will be streamed. That kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Thanksgiving afternoon game between Carolina and Dallas will also be streamed.
Sports Chargers run game still struggling despite offseason moves
"We are just trying to get better as a team," coach Mike McCoy said after Tuesday's practice. "There are pluses and minuses. There are plays that look really good and there are plays that have a lack of finish or lack of execution."
Sports USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host.

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Home Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers Huge swarms of bats amaze onlookers (Video)
In the Sacramento, California area -- a mass flight of bats called a "Bat-nado" by some can only be seen during the summer months. And experts say bat season arrived earlier this year. Anjali Hemphill reports.

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Business U.S. factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July U.S. factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July
Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.

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Technology Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.
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.

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Entertainment Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers.

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Business McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6
If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.

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Health Kern supervisors hold hearing on synthetic drugs (Video)
The Kern County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a rule that will ban the sale, advertising and packaging of synthetic drugs, usually known as spice or bath salts. The ordinance takes affect Oct. 2.
Health California lawmakers advance aid-in-dying bill on second try
The Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee heard from some of the same advocates and opponents before approving the new bill, ABX2-15, on a 10-2 vote Tuesday, sending it to another committee.
Health 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.
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.