• Pricey power bills costing locals

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    Some people in the Valley say their electric bills are much higher this summer. We had a heat wave in June and some people are definitely seeing the effects in their electricity bills.

    Dale Brown lives in La Quinta with his wife and 3 children. While they do their best to conserve energy, Brown says he's left with a difficult decision this summer.

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  • Reporter: Blast, gunshots heard at Kabul university

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    At least five people were taken to Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday night on the American University campus there, the hospital said in a tweet.

    Eyewitnesses said they heard gunshots and a blast, while Tarek Mahjari...

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Inside the big banks' plan for new digital cash


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A group of big banks led by UBS is planning its own version of digital cash, using blockchain, the…

Pricey power bills costing locals

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Some people in the Valley say their electric bills are much higher this summer. We had a heat wave in…

Two different Comic Con events scheduled for this year

Two different comic con events

Chris Tarpening KESQ

Comic book fans here in the Coachella Valley now have two conventions that they can go to here in the…

Coachella man accused of shooting gun unlawfully

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Police say nobody was injured in Tuesday night incident

Zion Harvey's transplanted hands are 'amazing'

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via CNN

Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.

Uber tests program to help drivers save for retirement

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Uber has a new message for its drivers: We want you to save for retirement.

Uber is partnering with…

National Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

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The federal agency oversees 131,000 square miles of parks, battlefields and other landmarks across the…

Inland Empire gas price rises for eighth day

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose Wednesday for the…

5 arrests in alleged human trafficking ring in Ventura County

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5 arrests in alleged human trafficking ring in Ventura County. Chinese women forced into a life of…

FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

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Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches…

Deputies search for armed bank robbers in Coachella

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating a robbery at a business in the 49200 block of…

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrates in Palm Desert


The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its thirteenth Business and Leadership…

Blue Cut fire is 100% contained, but over 100 homes lost

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Christopher Flicker

A fast-moving brush fire has blackened more than 37,020 acres and is now 100 %  contained. I-15 now…

Arraignment postponed for 3 suspects accused of Indio gang shooting

KESQ & CBS Local 2 via Indio Police Department

An arraignment hearing was postponed Tuesday for three of four men charged with murder in the drive-by…

Popular Prisma app just made major breakthrough

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Prisma via CNN

Prisma, the wildly popular photo editing app, has made a major breakthrough in mobile technology.

Deputies investigate deadly officer-involved shooting in Indio

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The area of Jackson Street  and Dillon Avenue has reopened as police officers investigate an officer…

Roads reopen in Palm Springs after bicyclist hit by pickup truck

Intersection at Crossely and Ramon Road closed for several hours during investigation

Stanford sex assault judge bows out from upcoming sex case

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A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer is recusing…

Stanford University bans hard liquor from undergraduate parties

Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

Scientists think they can make WiFi 10x faster

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Getting good WiFi at a sporting event isn't easy.

Found you! NASA re-establishes contact with missing spacecraft

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Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B.

Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton, virtually nothing at Trump

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Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor…

Former football hopeful found naked and with marijuana


Former football hopeful found naked and in possession of marijuana.  Former USC and Raider's player…

Report names Verizon best performing mobile carrier

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With its "Better Matters" campaign, Verizon likes to brag it's the best. Now, a new report suggests…

Cal Fire union protests for higher wages

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Thousands of firefighters across the state are asking for higher wages. Joe Galli reports.

Local crews return after battling Blue Cut blaze

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In just 7 days, The Blue Cut Fire consumed more than 37,000 acres and some 300 structures, including…

HWY 86 rollover disrupts operations at Border Patrol checkpoint

KESQ & CBS Local 2

Border Patrol agents responded to a rollover crash at the HWY 86 checkpoint Monday morning which…

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The National Park Service, which turns 100 this year, protects 412 national park sites throughout the country. These are 10 of the parks' record-setting wonders.


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A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Italy about 100 miles northeast of Rome early Wednesday morning. The damage was significant and the death toll is climbing.

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