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    Downtown Mall Businesses Preparing To Leave

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Businesses in the east side of Sacramento's Downtown Plaza Mall closed in April of this year as the Sacramento Kings prepared to demolish the site for a new arena. Now, businesses in the west end are also making plans to move.

  • Liberian Community In Texas Uneasy

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    (AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the first confirmed Ebola case in the United States.

  • California Burning: The Wildfire Challenge For Southern Californians

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Wildfires behave differently in southern California than in northern forests. Strong Santa Ana winds and the region's unique ecology make fire inevitable and dangerous. That's why some homeowners have taken "defensible space" to a whole new level.

Mayor Johnson: Sacramento's Image Is Improving
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says the time of 5 p.m. restaurant closures and no night life in Sacramento has gone by the wayside. The U.S.Conference of Mayors was in town this weekend and the mayor reports they left impressed.

California Burns Through Firefighting Budget
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.

Study: Causes Of Drought Linked To Climate Change
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.

Brown Signs, Vetoes Bills As Time Runs Down
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed bills today relating to education, care facilities and foster children. But he also vetoed several.

9/29 King Fire Monday Update: More Containment Reported
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. - Fire containment now at 92 percent. The cooler, rainy weather over the weekend helped crews make even more progress toward taming the huge King Fire burning in a heavily forested region 60 miles east of Sacramento.

Busy Bill Signing Weekend For Governor Brown
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed dozens of bills over the weekend, from measures dealing with schools and education to prison sentencing for drug offenders.

Not Too Early For Flu Shots
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Flu season usually starts up in October, and that's just around the corner. Health officials recommend getting flu shots as soon as they're available.

California Burning: Northern Californians Prepare For Megafires
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.

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Toll From Japanese Volcano Reaches 48 Dead

Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.

ISIS Militants Reportedly Behead Kurds In Northern Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and four women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.

Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Elizabeth Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed re-enforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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