News Minute: Here is the latest Northern California news from The Associated Press

News Minute: Here is the latest Northern California news from The Associated Press

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HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in a far Northern California forest are warning residents that it could burn right up to their homes. Low humidity and gusty winds are forecast through late tomorrow around the blaze in the Klamath National Forest. Combined with unstable air, fire officials say a smoke column could push embers as far as two miles.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - El Dorado County sheriff's detectives are investigating how a 7-year-old boy was shot in the chest at his family's home-built gun range. The Sacramento Bee reports the boy was flown to a hospital for treatment after the incident Saturday in the Georgetown area. Sheriff's officials said yesterday the boy, with the help of his father, was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber rifle while another adult was also firing nearby.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a beach near Watsonville. The Santa Cruz Sentinel says the woman was at the south end of Sunset State Beach yesterday when she was seen struggling in the current. Witnesses say they saw the woman go face down in the water. She was pulled to shore and given medical aid but died at a hospital.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. The automatic disclosures end today as Netflix embraces a new system that empowers subscribers to select which friends will receive their video recommendations.

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