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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

8 hours 2 min ago

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.

VIDEO: America says no to cappuccino potato chips

15 hours 7 min ago

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

Collision course: car accidents with deer spike during migration season

15 hours 13 min ago

Highway 3 in Scott Valley has always been notorious for vehicle vs. deer collisions, according to Scott Valley Watershed Council board member Anne Hilton.The problem is especially noticeable in the valley between October and early November, according to Hilton.Residents of the Scott Valley have been afflicted with the problem for years, to the point where $1 million was put into a roadside animal [...]

Man arrested for prowling

16 hours 11 min ago

YREKA – Officers from the Yreka Police Department arrested a person on suspicion of prowling early Friday morning.According to a police report: Officers responded at 1:45 a.m. to a report that Toetally Tips Hair Salon, 1217 S. Main St., had been broken into.The owner of a nearby saloon was inside of the business and could hear two people outside whispering that they were going to break in. Officers responded to the scene and walked into the location on foot. [...]

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

17 hours 7 min ago

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

17 hours 10 min ago

North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.

VIDEOS: Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

19 hours 21 min ago

Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation.

Booked into jail Oct. 20, 2014

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the Oct. 20, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:47am

A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Parents more accepting of violence in PG-13 films, study finds

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:00am

Are PG-13 movies really appropriate for teenagers? A new study puts fresh scrutiny on the movie industry's largest ratings category, showing that parents who were repeatedly exposed to violence and sexual content became progressively more accepting of the material.

Brew Beat: Really? $8 billion on these beers?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:42am

While the impending doom of this article may in fact leave me at the unforgiving will of the light beer drinking heathens of America, I suppose I’ll take my stance as a "mover and shaker."The brunt of my hysteria comes from the fact that Bud Light and Coors Light were the top selling beers of 2013. Last year alone, more than $8 billion dollars was wasted on these tasteless beers.I mean, think of [...]

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:00am

Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

Westside Fire Recovery Project Comment Period opens

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:56am

The Klamath National Forest is inviting public comments for the preparation of the Westside Fire Recovery project.

Yreka could crack down on blighted properties

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:44am

The Yreka City Council on Thursday started the process of exploring more strict enforcement of derelict properties.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:21am

About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday.

VIDEO: Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:15am

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.

The NFL is covered in pink, but only a sliver of sales goes to breast cancer research

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:00am

The pink takeover of the National Football League continued Thursday night as the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets.Everywhere you looked at the game, you saw pink shoes, pink ribbons, pink wristbands and -- surprise! -- pink merchandise for sale. It's all part of the NFL's breast-cancer awareness campaign.

Five myths about the Secret Service

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:00am

During the past five years, the U.S. Secret Service inadvertently let uninvited guests crash a state dinner, fired 10 agents for allegedly hiring prostitutes, pulled members of an elite counterassault team back from overseas duty for drinking, learned from housekeepers that bullets had hit the White House, failed to capture a fence-jumper before he ran through the executive mansion, and allowed an armed contractor with a criminal record to escort President Barack Obama in an elevator. The [...]

STATS: Who's more likely to own a home, a firefighter or a lawyer?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00pm

What do optometrists, firefighters and farmers have in common?They are among the professions with the nation's highest homeownership rates, according to an analysis by Ancestry.com, a popular genealogy Website that compiled U.S. Census data on homeownership rates by profession.

VIDEO: Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sunday

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:15am

he heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

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