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Gov. Brown signs California right-to-die measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a rare personal message, California's 77-year-old governor provided insight into his deliberations before deciding to sign a bill allowing terminally ill Californians to legally take their own lives, reflecting on religion and self-determination as he weighed an emotionally fraught choice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crew members trained regularly in calm waters to handle the lifeboats would instead likely have struggled against buffeting by huge 50-foot waves, a vessel taking on water and listing to one side and winds the Coast Guard estimated reached 140 mph. Life rafts can get torn apart. Lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Hunter escapes attack by shoving arm down bear's throat

 

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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VW pollution test site under scrutiny amid cheating scandal

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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