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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts
VIENNA — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal. In hours of high drama reflecting the delicate stage of the ta...
By George Jahn and Matthew Lee The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign. “I t...
By Ken Thomas The Associated Press FULL STORY
Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. Earlier in the day, a spokesman ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Senate leader lays off dozens of office employees
SACRAMENTO — Citing budget conditions, the new leader of the state Senate announced Friday that he is restructuring the chamber’s administrative staff by laying off dozens of employees. The Senate cut 39 out of nearly 1,000 staff positions, a move that comes just a month after Democrat Kevin de...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek Herrera walked. Al...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California unemployment unchanged at 7.3 percent
SACRAMENTO — California’s unemployment rate for October was 7.3 percent, which remain unchanged from the previous month even as the state increased payroll jobs. The state Employment Development Department released figures Friday showing steady gains since the jobless rate hit a recession-era h...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Berkeley, Santa Cruz students protest fee hikes
BERKELEY — Student protesters remained inside buildings at two University of California campuses on Friday as their demonstrations against tuition hikes stretched into another day. A peaceful sit-in began on Wednesday in hallways and lobbies at Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Dozens of st...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
For Obama, bumpy road to orders on immigration
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters. To those who argue the actions are long overdue or don’t go far eno...
By Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
UC expands legal services for immigrant students
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama’s new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano annou...
By Lisa Leff The Associated Press FULL STORY
Islamic State group’s drive for Kobani is blunted
BEIRUT — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted. Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition, the border town’s unwa...
By Zeina Karam The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S., Turkey still not in sync on Syria
ISTANBUL — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit follows weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. The Turk...
By Deb Riechann The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Notre Dame Belmont volleyball wins CCS crown
Notre Dame Belmont volleyball captured the Central Coast Section Division IV championship Saturday ..
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