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2 men killed by train in Berkeley were homeless

Sep. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two men struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Berkeley are being identified as homeless men who'd been evicted from nearby encampments. They were struck Thursday night. KTVU-TV says the men went by the names Jupiter and Fixie and had lived in homeless camps on property owned by...

Cal on a roll as it faces North Texas

Sep. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For the past four years, Evan Weaver has talked a pretty good game. California's senior inside linebacker has also had a tendency to back it up. Whether it was telling defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter that he was the team's best defensive player — as a sophomore —...

Names of California boat fire victims released

Sep. 12, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said it has identified all 34 people killed in a scuba diving boat fire off the Southern California coast. They are: — Carol Diana Adamic, 60, of Santa Cruz, California — Juha Pekka Ahopelto, 50, Sunnyvale, California...

Seattle City Council to consider natural gas ban

Sep. 5, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council will consider a ban on natural gas for newly constructed homes and buildings, favoring the use of electricity for heating and cooking. The Seattle Times reports that Councilmember Mike O'Brien plans to introduce legislation this week that would prohibit natural-gas...