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3 Calif. students among Rhodes Scholars

3 Californians named Rhodes Scholars

 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Miles Unterreiner couldn’t believe that he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. Now, he can’t wait to study at England’s Oxford University next October and launch a career to advance human […]

11/24/2013

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Top 1 percent took record share of 2012 US income, possibly due to cashing in stock

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America last year reached the widest point since the Roaring Twenties. The top 1 percent of U.S. earners collected 19.3 […]

09/10/2013

The sun sets behind the Kukulkan Pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Study: Hotter temperatures lead to hotter tempers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war […]

08/01/2013

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Students ask feds to probe USC rape investigations

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California students have filed a federal complaint alleging the school ignored or mishandled sexual assault and rape cases. Students who alleged they were raped held a news […]

07/23/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

Chinese plane crash victims were student leaders

BEIJING (AP) — The two 16-year-old girls killed in the San Francisco plane crash were close friends and top students who were on Asiana Flight 214 for the same reason: to get a taste of […]

07/08/2013

Girl recovering after being hit by arrow

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl who was struck by an arrow while on a school trip at the University of California, Berkeley does not appear to have been shot intentionally.

03/28/2013

Surge in Calif. oak deaths worries scientists

(AP) – From giant Sequoias in the east to wind-swept Monterey cypresses in the west California is defined by its trees, so a surge this year in oak deaths is cause for consternation across the […]

10/10/2012

BART installs quake early-warning system

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to […]

09/28/2012

Poll: California voters on illegal immigrants

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – A UC Berkeley-Field Poll shows more than two-thirds of California voters favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but many voters don’t believe in granting them the same entitlements as […]

09/28/2012

Study: LA Unified's new schools boost pupil scores

(AP) – A study from University of California, Berkeley, researchers links new school buildings to improved student achievement, particularly for younger children. The study released Tuesday found that Los Angeles Unified elementary school pupils who […]

08/14/2012

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