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PG&E officials removed for improper communications
Inappropriate email exchanges regarding regulatory proceedings led to the ouster of high-ranking PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission employees Monday. CPUC President Michael Peevey’s chief of staff Carol Brown resigned over emails about the assignment of administrative law judges to a...
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State Sen. Wright resigns after conviction in voter fraud case
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is e...
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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
WEED — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Friday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Casca...
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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
WEED — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Friday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Casca...
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Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
PARIS — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary of St...
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State group. The ...
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Qatar plays role in U.S. war strategy
WASHINGTON — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack Obama s...
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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
BAGHDAD — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been “permanently annulled.” The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous an...
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A Scottish ‘Yes’ means exit from EU, NATO
BRUSSELS — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the res...
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700 feared dead in pair of Mediterranean boat wrecks
GENEVA — This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe — the same number as died during all of last year. That would raise the tot...
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