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Peet's buys Stumptown coffee, hoping to ride the success of 'third wave' roasters

Roasters like Stumptown represent one of the fastest growing and profitable segments in the business – craft coffee.

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Air Force: French train hero stabbed in California

Secretary Of Defense Carter Honors French Train Attack Heroes At Pentagon

An Air Force spokesman said details are sketchy but that Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area.

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VW executive: Any fix for car owners could take year or two

VW America CEO Testifies At House Hearing On Emissions Cheating Scandal

Calling the company's admission "deeply troubling," Volkswagen's top U.S. executive said, "We have broken the trust of our customers, dealerships, and employees, as well as the public and regulators."

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High heat returns to Southern California

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A high-pressure system will push temperatures into the 90s in and around Los Angeles beginning Thursday. Valley neighborhoods could experience triple-digit heat.

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LA poised to mandate seismic retrofits

Seismic retrofits

The mandate would give landlords seven years to reinforce wooden apartment buildings with "soft" first floors, so they better withstand future earthquakes.

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About 1 in 5 pedestrians killed or injured in LA is a child

Students took to the streets in droves Wednesday as part of the annual Walk to School Day, an international effort to raise awareness of road safety issues around schools.

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Scientists grow primitive human kidneys in a dish

Image of a mini-kidney formed in a dish from human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Scientists have tried for years to grow artificial kidneys in the lab. They've gotten a bit closer by using stem cells to create an "organoid" much like a fetal kidney. But it's missing key parts.

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For many Central American migrants, US border is now beyond reach

A busload of deportees arrives at El Edén center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The center receives Hondurans bused home after being intercepted in Mexico on their trek to the U.S. Mexico stepped up its deportation efforts after a wave of Central American migrants traveled through Mexico and reached the U.S. last year.

The wave of migrants trying to reach the U.S. hasn't stopped. But in a major change, Mexico is rounding them up and sending them home before they reach the U.S. border.