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Taft Union High School District held its first public meeting since the alleged hazing incident involving varsity football players, and former head football coach Jarudd Prosser addressed the board.

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Sports Former Taft varsity coach decries punishment (Video)
Taft Union High School District held its first public meeting since the alleged hazing incident involving varsity football players, and former head football coach Jarudd Prosser addressed the board.
Local & Regional What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A 24-year-old Bakersfield man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, and a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor thinks that government is using the situation to put pressure on the United States and other governments, to get more global attention.

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YouNews 7 year old misdiagnosed. Very sick now. 7 year old misdiagnosed. Very sick now.
this is the story about my 7 year old niece McKenzie who fell sick 2 days ago in Redding Calif., and was told twice by the emergency room Drs. that she was basically alright and to just go home.

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Local & Regional USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California broke out the Trojan Marching Band on Monday to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will not only transform the campus but also the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood surrounding it.

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National & World Top U.S. general: Ground troops possible if campaign fails Top U.S. general: Ground troops possible if campaign fails
The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.
National & World Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

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Sports Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson (New) Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson
For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
Sports Harbaugh: McDonald's legal process must play out
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
Sports Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge
Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
Sports Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding (Photo Gallery)
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Home Surgery performed on goldfish (New) Surgery performed on goldfish (Video)
George the goldfish lives to swim another day! The Australian goldfish was suffering from a giant tumor on his head. With the help of a skilled vet and lots of anesthetic-laced water, a prized pet keeps his place in the pond. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Home Baby alligator thief caught on camera Baby alligator thief caught on camera (Video)
Caught on camera: an alligator thief! Not alligator-skin boots or purses, this accused crook was seen allegedly stealing "live" baby gators. Jasmine Huda has the story, and the video that shows the alleged crime.

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Technology (New) Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

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Entertainment Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

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Business U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August
U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.
Business GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

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Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Health CBCC has cutting edge breast cancer drug (Video)
A breakthrough breast cancer drug made its debut in Kern County at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center on Thursday, and it’s the first location in the United States to carry the drug.