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California Freeway Crossing to Give Wildlife Room to Roam

LOS ANGELES — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lone...
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Amtrak Train Stopped in Oregon After Fresno Man’s Threats

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police say an Amtrak passenger train was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Oregon after a Fresno man threatened to harm himself and others. The Klamath County Sheriff's Office says Mason Lira, 25, was charged with disorderly conduc...
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California Set to Pay $1.65 Billion for Work on High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO — California officials on Tuesday moved toward awarding a $1.65 billion contract to design and construct the tracks and system in the central San Joaquin Valley for the first segment of its beleaguered high-speed rail project. The action taken by...
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Mama Bear Attacks Man in LA Suburb After Dog Goes After Cub

SIERRA MADRE — Authorities say a mother bear slashed and bit a man in a Los Angeles suburb after the man's dog tried to attack the bear's cub and the bear went after the dog. The homeowner kicked the bear to protect the dog and the bear attacked the man but...