Jim Sochor, who transformed a moribund UC Davis football program into a national, record-setting Division II powerhouse in the 1970s and 80s and who mentored coaches and ex players until his final days, has died from a long illness with cancer.
Continuing to lambaste climate change skeptics as he prepares to attend a global climate summit in Paris, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday chided the attorneys general of Texas and West Virginia for seeking to convey to world leaders their opposition to new federal emissions rules.
National Thanksgiving turkeys "Honest" and his alternate, "Abe," flew aboard "Turkey One" from Modesto, Calif., to the White House for the annual turkey-pardoning ceremony presided over by President Barack Obama, joined this year by his daughters, Sasha and Malia. The birds subsequently will retire to a Virginia farm.
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