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The increased humidity from Saturday night's thunderstorms slowed the King Fire's growth, but the smoky air forced the last-minute cancellation of Sunday's much-anticipated IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon.
An estimated 60,000 people will take part in California's biggest one day volunteer effort on Sept. 20, and anyone can participate.
King Fire in El Dorado and Placer counties grew slightly Saturday as weather helped firefighting efforts.
Major League Soccer executives say Sacramento's pitch to be an expansion club was impressive.
Even though the Sacramento River Cats affiliation with the Oakland Athletics helped make the River Cats one of the most valuable AAA franchises, the River Cats will now be the triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
UPDATED 11:20 p.m. Saturday with new photos. - The King Fire continues to burn in El Dorado and Placer counties, growing to more than 82,000 acres by late Saturday. We take a look at the fire through the lens of social media.
A virus linked to severe respiratory illness in kids is circulating California.
The King Fire has charred 76,376 acres and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people. Investigators say the fire was caused by arson. UPDATED: 10:05 P.M. - Officials confirm the loss of structures. The next acreage update will occur Saturday morning.
Cal Fire says the King Fire has destroyed or damaged structures in White Meadows.
California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.
Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers
Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.
Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change
The People's Climate March is timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending
Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.
Lodging Like A High-End Health Club
In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.
Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015
Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.
U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos
The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.
Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'
NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.
For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream
Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.
Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized
Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.
Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium
It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.
Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle
San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.
Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters
Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
We're looking some big pieces of legislation coming off the Governor's desk. The relationships between cyclists and pedestrians. Feeding people on the Tower Bridge and we get a visit from folk singer Anna Tivel.
We hear from evacuees from the King Fire and reporters covering the blaze. We also talk to an infection disease specialist about the Enterovirus (D68) and ebola. Then we wrap it all up with some choice jazz tunes.
Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.
Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.