New Research Shows Legendary "Lone Woman" Living In Channel Islands Might Not Have Been Lone

It’s a story set in the Channel Islands that’s been told and retold for decades, and is the subject of an award winning children’s book, “Island Of The Blue Dolphins.” It’s the story of the Lone Woman, the story of a woman left behind when all of the Native Americans were removed from San Nicholas Island in the 1830’s. But, a research team has turned up new evidence which turns the story upside down.

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After years of talks, the Montecito Water District and Santa Barbara have come close to finalizing a deal to share water from the latter's desalination plant.

The water could start flowing between the two in about three years if all goes well.

The State Insurance Commissioner says this fall’s deadly brush fires in Northern and Southern California have caused $9 billion dollars in losses. The three fires were the deadliest and costliest in the state’s history.

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Authorities say they’ve arrested 14 people in connection with a drug dealing operation orchestrated by a state prison inmate. Moorpark Police and Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators have been working on the case for about a year, after learning about gang related drug sales in the eastern part of the county.

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There’s been a major milestone in recovery efforts for endangered California condors on the Central and South Coasts. For the first time since the 1980’s, a condor chick has fledged in Santa Barbara County.

A Ventura County woman has been convicted of murder for killing her three year old daughter.

Mayra Alejandra Chavez was found guilty of second degree murder, assault resulting in the death of a child, and torture.

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The U.S. Senate is poised to deliver a historic rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration Wednesday night, passing a resolution demanding an end to U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen.

The resolution draws on congressional authority spelled out in the 1973 War Powers Act – authority that, until now, Congress has never actually used.

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In Northern Minnesota, there’s a community of taconite (a component of steel) miners who are already feeling the brunt of President Trump’s moves on trade.

Our team from Across America spoke with union leaders who represent about 2,500 area miners. They told us what it feels like to live in a single-industry town, and how trade decisions in Washington are affecting them.

The Miami Herald recently published a blockbuster investigation on Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is a billionaire, convicted of sex crimes against minors. He, “for years lured teenage girls to his Palm Beach mansion as part of a cult-like sex pyramid scheme.”, according to police in the town of Palm Beach. Epstein is now a free man.

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After years of talks, the Montecito Water District and Santa Barbara have come close to finalizing a deal to share water from the latter's desalination plant.

The water could start flowing between the two in about three years if all goes well.

The State Insurance Commissioner says this fall’s deadly brush fires in Northern and Southern California have caused $9 billion dollars in losses. The three fires were the deadliest and costliest in the state’s history.

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As a criminal justice reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Keri Blakinger has a special interest in covering the conditions of prisoners — in part because she spent nearly two years locked up in county and state correctional facilities herself.

Blakinger, who grew up in Lancaster, Pa., was a competitive figure skater, but when her skating partner left her when she was 17, things began to unravel.

"I couldn't imagine a world other than skating," she says. "And I fell apart and I started using drugs."

Many American teenagers try to put in a full day of school, homework, after-school activities, sports and college prep on too little sleep. As evidence grows that chronic sleep deprivation puts teens at risk for physical and mental health problems, there is increasing pressure on school districts around the country to consider a later start time.

The United Kingdom is embroiled in its biggest political crisis in decades. On Wednesday evening, members of Parliament in Prime Minister Theresa May's own Conservative Party are casting ballots in a no-confidence vote over her leadership. May needs to win a simple majority of votes from her party's parliamentarians to keep her job.

Here's what you need to know.

Why do members of the prime minister's own party want to sack her?

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