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    Talk Back: Obama's speech
    Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?
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    El Cerrito: Elderly couple grateful to survive beating, home invasion robbery

    For 44 years, Jamie Nagal and his wife, Paz, lived in peace at their home on Richmond Street in an El Cerrito neighborhood that Jamie described as open and friendly. He said on Tuesday they never thought they were inviting trouble when they welcomed a man and woman into their home last weekend. 
    (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
    New iPhones spark record-breaking 4 million pre-orders

    Apple detailed the record-breaking debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which went up for advanced sale online in the wee hours of Friday morning, and acknowledged that many will have to wait til October to receive the devices.  
    ( JIM STEVENS )
    Castro Valley winery fined $115,000 for using volunteers

    A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines -- and sent a chill through the wine industry. 
    SPORTS
    (JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)
    Thompson: Jim Harbaugh facing greatest challenge

    As the 'Sunday Night Football' loss to the Chicago Bears showed, the 49ers have problems on the field too
     
    Spotlight
    ( CHAD BATKA )
    Linkin Park gets back to hard-rock roots

    The band drops its electronic sound for a heavier release with 'The Hunting Party,' and comes to Concord Pavilion with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI on Sept. 19 
    BUSINESS
    (Ted S. Warren)
    Extreme Masters: Big e-sports tournament coming to Silicon Valley

    Organizers say they're hopeful the Intel Extreme Masters tournament will bring sell-out crowds to the SAP Center in San Jose, where they'll watch teams play 'League of Legends' and 'StarCraft II' in an 18,000-seat arena that's usually home to rock concerts and Sharks hockey games. 
    ( CHAD BATKA )
    Linkin Park gets back to hard-rock roots

    The band drops its electronic sound for a heavier release with 'The Hunting Party,' and comes to Concord Pavilion with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI on Sept. 19