California students feel UC admission squeeze

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California high school seniors face a tougher time winning a spot at most of the UC campuses. Competition is fiercest at UCLA and UC Berkeley.

California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

The governor wants to create a rainy day fund, pay down debt and cover pension shortfalls. But he needs some GOP support.

South Korea ferry disaster: Hope exhausted in search for survivors

The death toll rises to 33 and authorities ask relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples to help with identifying bodies.

China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

The lack of information frustrates families, especially in light of the attention given to the missing Malaysia jet.

Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble

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