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Why llamas may be the key to help humans fight off the flu

LA JOLLA, Calif. – A recent study examines how llama antibodies may be the key to combating the influenza virus. Scientists at California’s Scripps Research Institute have found that mice, given fatal doses of flu strains, successfully fought them off.

More endangered California condors soon will soar above Pinnacles National Park

SOLEDAD, Calif. – The number of California condors has steadily grown over the past 30 years, from 22 left in the wild to about 500 now. Through recovery programs and collaborations in California, Arizona and Idaho, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, endangered California condors are bred in captivity and released into the wild. In December, three birds will be freed at Pinnacles National Park.

Scottsdale firefighters pitch in to battle Woolsey Fire near LA

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has sent more than 160 Arizona firefighters to Southern California to help contain the Woolsey Fire. Capt. Al DiBenedetto with the Scottsdale Fire Department and three crew members are working in the hills and the mountains in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

WASHINGTON - Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January, but the state still leads most of the rest of the nation when it comes to electing women.

Why do we keep building in fire-prone areas? Money is one reason

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Despite the growing risk of disastrous wildfires in Southern California, thousands of homes are being built in areas that are prone to burning. A proposed development near Yorba Linda offers a look at how such housing projects get approved, and how taxpayers ultimately are on the hook.

Flake ends weeks of wavering, is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - After weeks of "lingering doubt," Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake indicated Friday that he expects to join fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now likely to be confirmed by a one-vote margin Saturday.

Beach cleanups help keep plastic out of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Santa Monica volunteers gather at the Pier North beach each year to collect trash littered on the coast. Through the nonprofit organization, Heal the Bay, their efforts help to address the constantly growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch between California and Hawaii.