Talk Back: Obama's speech
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Former Santa Cruz man arrested as King Fire arson suspect

POLLOCK PINES - A 37-year-old former Santa Cruz man with a local criminal history was arrested Wednesday in connection with an El Dorado County wildfire that has grown exponentially and forced nearly 2,800 people to evacuate. 
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Former Oakland Raiders can pinpoint downfall: Hue Jackson's dismissal

Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer, Jared Veldheer and Matt Shaughnessy shed light on how things went south. 
iPhone 6 brings Bay Area Apple fans to stores

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were met with delirious excitement by fans, many of whom had woken up at the crack of dawn - or even camped out - to be among the first to buy the new gadgets.  
SPORTS
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Woman grabbed gun during May argument at 49ers' Ray McDonald's house, report says

Police on Thursday released a report about an argument in May at San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald's San Jose home where a woman allegedly brandished a gun, about three months before an Aug. 31 clash that led to McDonald's domestic-violence arrest. 
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Beachy getaways: Three great Santa Cruz hotels

Santa Cruz is close enough for day tripping, but the city and beach offer so many things to do, it's tempting to make a weekend of it. And these three hotels -- the Paradox, Beach Street Inn and Pacific Blue -- make it even more irresistible. 
BUSINESS
Analysts: Alibaba could begin trading at $84 to $87

Chinese Internet juggernaut Alibaba is set to make history on Friday when the globe-trotting company goes public in the largest IPO on a U.S. stock exchange, solidifying China's place as a world leader in e-commerce and introducing fierce competition to Silicon Valley tech giants. 
Beachy getaways: Three great Santa Cruz hotels

Santa Cruz is close enough for day tripping, but the city and beach offer so many things to do, it's tempting to make a weekend of it. And these three hotels -- the Paradox, Beach Street Inn and Pacific Blue -- make it even more irresistible.