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February 6, 2013. Singer Chris Brown attends a hearing at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California.Reuters

A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital.

During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and the rapper Bow Wow.

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FRESNO, Calif. – Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

The Department of Water Resources said it is increasing water allotments from the State Water Project from zero to 5 percent of what water districts have requested. The State Water Project supplies water to 29 public agencies serving more than 25 million Californians and irrigates nearly a million acres of farmland.

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Three members of a California family called police Tuesday night and were taken to a hospital after a pet cat attacked inside their home.

"The cat ran and jumped on his leg and was like, attached to him," the cat's owner, who was clawed in the face, told News10.net. "He's never been an aggressive cat, he's never been mean, he just flipped."

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The cat, named Khat, reportedly even attacked firefighters who were sent to the Roseville home.

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EL CAJON, Calif. – A California jury has reached a verdict in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant charged with beating his wife to death — a killing that police at first suspected was a hate crime.

The San Diego County Superior Court said Thursday that the verdict would be read at 1:30 p.m. PDT. Kassim Alhimidi faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of murdering his wife, Shaima Alawadi.

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This image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Wednesday April 16, 2014 shows the military ordnance that caused the evacuation of between 500 and 700 homes and businesses Wednesday in Solvang Calif. The tiny town 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office)The Associated Press

SOLVANG, Calif. – Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in Solvang in Central California are being allowed to return after experts early Thursday removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe.

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Knife found in enchilada at Calif. airport
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:30

SONOMA, Calif. – A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says the 8 and a-half inch long blade was found Monday at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

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The passenger, who has not been identified, said she made the enchilada over the weekend, and didn't know how the knife got into the bag.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates.

The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1.

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Officials say the policy change comes after two years of "careful consideration."

The policy recently drew scrutiny after it was revealed last year that convicted killer and rapist Michael Guzman fathered multiple children while serving a life sentence.

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In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend. 

Employee perks like free food at lavish cafeterias, laundry and even yoga are not unheard of. 

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But the taxman could soon crack down. 

The IRS reportedly is looking at these perks and seeing if these companies need to start paying up for the free stuff they offer employees.

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California officials are pushing back on a bombshell report that pop star Lady Gaga wasted a massive pool full of water for a video shoot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., even as the state suffers through its historic draught.

Radar Online reported that the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, a National and California Historical Landmark in the middle of a state park, was filled with water from an on-site irrigation system for the music video of Gaga’s song “G.U.Y.

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California officials are pushing back on a bombshell report that pop star Lady Gaga wasted a massive pool full of water for a video shoot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., even as the state suffers through its historic draught.

Radar Online reported that the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, a National and California Historical Landmark in the middle of a state park, was filled with water from an on-site irrigation system for the music video of Gaga’s song “G.U.Y.

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