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SLO City Council moves forward with foam container ban

The San Luis Obispo City Council is moving forward with a plan to ban Styrofoam containers. At a special afternoon meeting on Tuesday, council members decided to have staff write up an ordinance that the council can vote on. An environmental group called SLO Foam Free asked the council in March to consider banning Styrofoam food and drink...

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4 hours 58 minutes ago

Bullet train foes seek state Supreme Court review

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Opponents of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project are appealing to the state Supreme Court, asking the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that allowed the project to proceed. In a petition submitted Tuesday, Central Valley residents argue that the July 31 appellate court ruling... Read Story

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PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulatory judges have issued a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines. The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday... Read Story

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California wildfire threat grows

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in a far Northern California forest are warning residents that it could burn right up to their homes. The weather forecast calls for low humidity and gusty winds Tuesday through Wednesday evening around the blaze in the... Read Story

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3 hours 48 minutes ago

30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say eight juvenile delinquents are still on the run after a mass breakout from a detention center in Nashville overnight. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said Tuesday that 30 teenagers escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center after breaking out of... Read Story

4 hours 8 minutes ago

US stock market closes mostly lower

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,067 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down... Read Story

7 hours 5 minutes ago

Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find... Read Story

8 hours 33 minutes ago

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa... Read Story

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