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Yosemite National Park's Half Dome

Hiker Falls to Death From Yosemite’s Half Dome Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions. The National Park Service said the accident occurred Monday. NPS spokeswoman Jamie Richards said the m...

Big Mudslide Blocks U.S. 395 Near the State Line

TOPAZ LAKE, Nev. — Crews were working Tuesday to reopen a major highway in the Sierra that was shut down by a huge mudslide at Topaz Lake near the Nevada-California state line. The mudslide covered U.S. Highway 395 with 100 feet of debris as deep as 5 feet ...
A student, left, reacts after retrieving her belongings inside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

NRA Links School Violence to Ritalin But Experts Deny Link

The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as Ritalin. Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North told "Fox News Sunday" that perpetrators of school violence "have been drugged in many cas...
Craig Coley, who was wrongly convicted in a Ventura County double homicide.

What Are 40 Years in Prison Worth to Wrongly Convicted Man?

SACRAMENTO — California has awarded nearly $2 million in compensation to a former inmate wrongly imprisoned for almost 40 years. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a law giving 70-year-old Craig Richard Coley $140 for each day he was in prison. Coley wa...
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