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Plane makes landing at Orange County park

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base.

Posted: November 27, 2014
California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Oregon crabbing season expected to start on time

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's commercial crab fishing season is set to open on time after encountering delays during the past two years.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Tons of marijuana seized in Central California

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they've seized tons of marijuana and arrested eight people who allegedly smuggled the pot ashore from a boat in Central California.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Small quake rattles California wine country

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.

Posted: November 27, 2014
LAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.

Posted: November 27, 2014
LAPD: All arrested in protests released by dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department says demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Ferguson protests will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Health agents still unpaid after plan's rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Certified insurance agents who helped sign up 40 percent of individuals in California's new health care plan say they are late receiving commissions.

Posted: November 27, 2014
California Burger King employee finds $100,000

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King restaurant found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth but so far no one has come forward to claim it.

Posted: November 27, 2014
35 arrested in Oakland after protest march

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A third night of demonstrations in Oakland stemming from a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, against indicting a police officer deteriorated into vandalism and led to 35 arrests, police said.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Gorilla death prompts San Francisco Zoo changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Zoo officials say that in the wake of a baby gorilla death the zoo will retrofit its 30-year-old gorilla enclosure doors.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Lawmakers may decide Uber's place in Nevada market

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Sheriff: Body found likely that of missing man, 82

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A search and rescue team looking for an 82-year-old man with memory problems has found a body near a Laguna Woods golf course.

Posted: November 27, 2014
Mother arrested in suspected abuse of twins, 3

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A mother in Murrieta has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after one of her 3-year-old twin sons was taken to the emergency room with malnutrition and a broken jaw.

Posted: November 27, 2014
DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital.

Posted: November 26, 2014
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