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More Than 120 at Snowbound Kings Canyon Lodge Rescued

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK — More than 120 visitors and staff who became snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort due to recent storms have been freed. The U.S. Forest Service says snow trapped the guests and staff on Sunday at a lodge at Montecito Sequoia Lodge...
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UN Expert: Saudi Arabia Undermined Khashoggi Probe

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing"...
Fresno Area Express BRT Bus at downtown station.

Has $56 Million BRT Investment Reversed Bus Free-Fall?

Nearly a year after the launch of Bus Rapid Transit, what conclusions can be drawn about the $56.2 million upgrade to Fresno's mass transit system? For starters, frequent riders praise it. So does Mayor Lee Brand. "It's a great compliment to our overall ...
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Anti-Abortion Bills: Odds Good in GOP States, not Congress

President Donald Trump's call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. ...
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Trump Now Says He Wants More Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s now in favor of more legal immigration because of economic gains on his watch. Trump raised eyebrows in his State of the Union speech Tuesday when he said he wan...
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PG&E Vows to Improve Wildfire Prevention

SAN FRANCISCO — Up to 5 million California customers could temporarily lose power this year in the name of wildfire prevention if regulators approve Pacific Gas & Electric's $2.3 billion safety proposal sub...
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New Saudi Study: Millennial Jihadis Educated, not Outcasts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A study by a Saudi research center is challenging the notion that jihadi fighters are necessarily disenfranchised and lacking opportunity, with its lead researcher saying Thursday that a new generation of Saudi militants are relat...
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