Talk Back: Obama's speech
Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Fast-moving wildfire threatens Pollock Pines

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

Weed residents shocked by wildfire damage  

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Grand jury transcripts recount 2012 Oakland nursing school massacre

One Goh told police his original plan was to kill one person and himself 
Open season on Dennis Allen, Raiders coaching situation

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen faced the media in advance of Sunday's game at New England. 
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California leads the nation in preventable train deaths

About 10 minutes before she was struck and killed by a freight train, 14-year-old Jenna Betti texted her parents that she and her friend were heading back from a walk and that they'd be home shortly. 
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A's collapse in ninth, lose to Rangers

The A's free-fall toward mediocrity continued unabated Wednesday when they couldn't capitalize on eight brilliant shutout innings from Jeff Samardzija in a 6-1 loss to Texas that saw closer Sean Doolittle give up five ninth-inning runs 
Wolverton: iOS 8 brings new and long-requested features to iPhones, iPads

Apple has made some big changes to iOS with its new update, adding a host of useful new features and addressing some long-standing shortcomings; you can think of iOS 8 as the completion of what Apple started last year.