Two Brazilian companies accused of a massive bribery scheme will pay more than $3.5 billion in fines to U.S. and Brazilian authorities.

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

It's become a tradition in the NFL for players to go out for an exorbitantly expensive meal to welcome rookies — and then stick them with the bill.

Houston Texans safety K.J. Dillon fell victim to such a stunt Monday night at a Pappas restaurant. The tab was a whopping $16,255.20.

To glance at some of the political news this week, you'd think it was October.

Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta did Meet the Press over the weekend to talk about Russia hacking the DNC's emails.

Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon took to Twitter on Tuesday to question the FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails.

Officials blame a bath lotion used as a liquor substitute in Russia for an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has now killed 61 people, according to state-run media. As the death toll mounts, President Vladimir Putin plans to cut excise taxes on alcohol, in an effort to cut the demand for surrogate options.

Carola Garcia-Calvo spends her days poring over Islamic State propaganda. It's part of her job as a global terrorism analyst at Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

Recently, she has noticed a shift.

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Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.

Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and called the country a "powder keg." It said it is still verifying the number of dead.

Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health Clinic.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have teamed up to operate one of the only student-run refugee clinics in the country.

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Fire erupted on Thursday afternoon east of Route 128 behind Elke Vineyards in Anderson Valley between Boonville and Philo, prompting a swift response from Anderson Valley firefighters and CalFire aircraft that largely suppressed the fire by early evening, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. had burned 20-25 acres, CalFire said. By 7 p.m., CalFire firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been called off, and firefighters were seen mopping up after the blaze.

Sheriff Tom Alllman took a moment this morning to call into KZYX and let the public know that the suspect in the Monday night shooting that closed hwy 101 between Ukiah and Wilits for several hours has been caught and place in custody.

Sheriff Allman was still putting together all the details for a report and will make announcement later in the day but for right now he wanted the public to know that the suspect is in custody and that the roads are all open and he thanked the public for thier understanding during this event.

The KZYX news team will have more this afternoon.

Rail Trail Mural Complete

Jul 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 -- There is a new mural in Ukiah, tucked in between some graceful trees on the Rail Trail at Perkins. The design is an abstract, in black, white, and red, inspired by a Pomo basket.

Artist Solange Roberdeau talks about why she chose the colors she did, what she loves about abstracts, and the connection between visual art and poetry.

High School Students Building In The Burn Zone

Jul 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 -- High school students from six schools in Mendocino and Lake Counties were breaking ground on a new home in Redwood Valley last week. They were part of a new program called Mendocino County Construction Corps, where they spent the semester learning basic construction skills in a variety of trades. Right after the school year was out, they embarked on a two-week 'boot camp,' building structures for fire survivors.

The Mercury News

California fire season is on in a big way. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County surged from 450 acres Saturday night to 11,500 acres Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of the Spring Valley area, a community of about 3,000 residents northeast of Clearlake off, Highway 20.


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Fire erupted on Thursday afternoon east of Route 128 behind Elke Vineyards in Anderson Valley between Boonville and Philo, prompting a swift response from Anderson Valley firefighters and CalFire aircraft that largely suppressed the fire by early evening, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. had burned 20-25 acres, CalFire said. By 7 p.m., CalFire firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been called off, and firefighters were seen mopping up after the blaze.

Sheriff Tom Alllman took a moment this morning to call into KZYX and let the public know that the suspect in the Monday night shooting that closed hwy 101 between Ukiah and Wilits for several hours has been caught and place in custody.

Sheriff Allman was still putting together all the details for a report and will make announcement later in the day but for right now he wanted the public to know that the suspect is in custody and that the roads are all open and he thanked the public for thier understanding during this event.

The KZYX news team will have more this afternoon.

Rail Trail Mural Complete

Jul 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 -- There is a new mural in Ukiah, tucked in between some graceful trees on the Rail Trail at Perkins. The design is an abstract, in black, white, and red, inspired by a Pomo basket.

Artist Solange Roberdeau talks about why she chose the colors she did, what she loves about abstracts, and the connection between visual art and poetry.

High School Students Building In The Burn Zone

Jul 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 -- High school students from six schools in Mendocino and Lake Counties were breaking ground on a new home in Redwood Valley last week. They were part of a new program called Mendocino County Construction Corps, where they spent the semester learning basic construction skills in a variety of trades. Right after the school year was out, they embarked on a two-week 'boot camp,' building structures for fire survivors.

The Mercury News

California fire season is on in a big way. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County surged from 450 acres Saturday night to 11,500 acres Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of the Spring Valley area, a community of about 3,000 residents northeast of Clearlake off, Highway 20.


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Jeffrey Parker

We in pastoral Mendocino county cherish our region’s reputation for growing some of the world’s finest wines, and the county is no slouch when it comes to pioneering craft breweries known across the country and beyond. But did you know Mendocino has been distilling some of the best hand-made brandies, whiskies, gins and other spirits?

Holistic Health Perspectives, July 3, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Join Mary Pat Palmer and Karin Uphoff on Holistic Health Perspectives this Tuesday 1p on KZYX when they discuss breast health using Ayurvedic principles, with DeAnna Batdorff.  DeAnna Batdorff is an Ayurvedic practitioner, educator and founder of The Dhyanna Center of Therapeutics in Sebastopol California.
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It is the Vision of Redwood Coast Regional Center that all people in our community, including individuals with developmental disabilities, will live, learn, work, travel, and play in the best, most inclusive environments

Redwood Coast Regional Center exists for two reasons: to prevent and/or lessen the effects of developmental disabilities; and to provide a wide array of supportive services to people who have developmental disabilities, individuals at risk for disabilities and their families.