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Wildfire forces evacuations in California mountains
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews in Northern California turned their attention to a blaze in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has destroyed one home and is threatening hundreds of others....

California man gets 30 years for trying to join terror group
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California man convicted of trying to become a fighter for the Islamic State terrorist group was sentenced Monday to 30 years prison....

Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face....

Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages....

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Government investigators were expected to visit Yellowstone National Park to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said....

California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean....

The Latest: Yosemite park superintendent apologizes to staff
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on claims of harassment by employees of the National Park Service (all times local):...

Police identify tourist killed in Nashville shooting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville....

Police: Bus from Yosemite going too fast before deadly crash
OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a bus carrying students from China was going too fast around a curve when it went off the road and hit a tree near Yosemite National Park, killing a 13-year-old passenger....

California governor vetoes ban on public smoking at colleges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed plans to ban smoking and tobacco use on public university campuses in California....