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Nation & World

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees.

News

Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.

State

Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

Videos

Voting in California's presidential primary? Watch this first

The nominating contest has confused some voters registered without a party preference. Here's how to make sure your voice is heard.
Jeremy B. White jwhite@sacbee.com
Voting in California's presidential primary? Watch this first 1:12

Voting in California's presidential primary? Watch this first

Donald Trump supporters react to Burlingame protest 0:50

Donald Trump supporters react to Burlingame protest

Funnel cloud reaches down to surface of Lake Berryessa 0:15

Funnel cloud reaches down to surface of Lake Berryessa

UC students: Linda Katehi is not 'one isolated chancellor' 1:20

UC students: Linda Katehi is not 'one isolated chancellor'