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State eyes $500B in water spending
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state’s top water officials said. John Lair...
By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
SURUC, Turkey — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. The deployment, accompanied by 50...
By Elena Becatoros and Diaa Hadid The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col. Mohammed Hassan was among some Sunnis in the security forces who surrendered, handed over their weap...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall
FORT KENT, Maine — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Hickox, 33, stepped out of...
By Robert F. Bukaty The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola
PORTLAND, Maine — President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine’s next governor while keeping his distance from the state’s bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them. In a final-week burst of campaigning, Obama headlined a boiste...
First 2016 presidential primary debate set for Republicans
WASHINGTON — The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at ...
By Steve Peoples The Associated Press FULL STORY
Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting
JERUSALEM — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem’s most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police...
By Josef Federan The Associated Press FULL STORY
Questions, answers about California’s Ebola policy
SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health has issued a 21-day quarantine order for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients, but the restrictions will be determined by county health officers depending on the individual’s level of risk e...
By Judy Lin The Associated Press FULL STORY
Three firms bid on second phase of high-speed rail
SACRAMENTO — Three firms are bidding to build the second leg of California’s $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to Bakersfield. The California High-Speed Rail Authority says three joint construction ventures submitted sealed bids by Thursday’s deadline. The contra...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Biden to campaign for House candidate in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in San Diego for Democrat Scott Peters in one of the nation’s most hotly contested congressional races, the Peters campaign said Thursday. Biden will kick off the final weekend of get-out-the-vote efforts on Saturday morning at an International...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wandering wolf: Not yet available for new collar
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s wandering wolf, OR-7, has so far eluded attempts to put a new GPS tracking collar on him. U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist John Stephenson tells The Oregonian that he and another biologist backpacked into the wilds of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in the sou...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Missing California hunter roasted bugs, lizards
MANCHESTER — A hunter who went missing in a remote Northern California wilderness says he roasted grasshoppers and lizards during his seven days in the woods. Fifty-nine-year-old Dave Stornetta told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat after his rescue Tuesday he became separated from his grown son whil...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Retrial in assault case over stray cat feeding
LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say they will retry the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman last year in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats. A jury deadlocked last month on the felony battery and assault charges filed against 38-year-old Ian Justin Eulian. Ju...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Suspect arrested in taunting of California officer
MILPITAS — Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway. The CHP says 32-year-old Guruardas Singh Khalsa, of Brentwood was arrested Wednesday at his home...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ex-mayor charged with DUI for crash with teens
MURRIETA — Prosecutors say they have charged a former Southern California mayor with driving under the influence after his pickup truck plowed into a car carrying four teenage girls when he was still in office. The Riverside County District Attorney’s office on Thursday filed one felony count a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Now that the Giants have won three World Series titles in five years, would you say they are a dynasty?

Absolutely, yes
I would think so
Maybe one more would make them a dynasty
I don't like the word dynasty
Madison Bumgarner is a dynasty!


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