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Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud. The recount is likely to take weeks, stalling an already much-delayed announcement of a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, the only leader the country has...

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Local Spotlight: Fused glass

Each week on Local Spotlight, we showcase different types of art, from live performance to craft pieces to fine art you might find in a museum. This week, it's an artisan who transforms glass through vision and some serious heat. Larry Lebrane works out of a studio in Los... Read Story

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Santa Maria Cemetery cleanup next week

The Santa Maria Cemetery District is cleaning up the cemetery grounds next week. If you have any flowers or other things you'd like to save from a loved one's grave, you're asked to grab the items before Sunday, August 3. Cemetary workers will be removing all items, including... Read Story

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2 hours 32 minutes ago

2 plead no contest in 2010 state fair robbery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two men have pleaded no contest in connection with a 2010 armed robbery of a food vendor at California's state fair during which thieves made off with $200,000. Thirty-six-year-old Gene Felder and 54-year-old Antonio Harvey were arrested in 2012 on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. The... Read Story

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White House decries House vote on deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is denouncing an effort in the House of Representatives to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants who are in the country illegally. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says in a statement that the House is driving an... Read Story

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1 hour 23 minutes ago

US stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening lower as investors react to more disappointing earnings from companies. L-3 Communications Holdings plunged 14 percent, the most in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, after the company reported that it was investigating accounting irregularities at is Aerospace Systems unit. Yum Brands lost... Read Story

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201.... Read Story

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