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Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305M

The settlement comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other states.

Aftershocks continue in California desert

The US Geological Survey said the chance of a quake larger than Friday's 7.1 temblor is less than 1% and the chance of a magnitude 6 or higher is down to 6%.


Southern California hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake, strongest in 20 years

This is the second massive quake in less than two days. The quake was centered near Ridgecrest, location of the July 4 magnitude temblor.

California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law

The 9-2 vote showed support among lawmakers for a modified version of legislation that has spurred heated debate. But the vote also showed division within the Assembly's Democratic majority.

How one man may have sparked California's biggest wildfire

The ignition of the so-called Ranch Fire is a testament to the extreme fragility and volatility of the American West, fire experts say. California in particular is such a tinderbox that something as seemingly innocuous as hammering a stake into the ground can unleash an uncontrollable inferno.

California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk

PG&E said this year it would significantly expand the practice of shutting off power to communities at risk of wildfire when conditions demand it, despite objections from some consumer advocates who said such disruptions can harm vulnerable people such as those who need electricity for medical equipment.


California urges possible sex abuse victims of Mexican church leader to come forward

"If you are a survivor of abuse in this particular case or you have information about the misconduct of anyone involved in this case, we want to hear from you," AG Xavier Becerra told a news conference in Sacramento.

Suspect in California synagogue attack was a star scholar, athlete and musician

The lone suspect in a fatal attack on a Southern California synagogue was a star scholar, athlete and musician who recently embraced white supremacy and anti-Semitism.

Synagogue shooting suspect believed to have acted alone, San Diego sheriff says

Saturday's bloodshed in Poway unfolded six months to the day after 11 worshippers were killed and six other people wounded by a gunman who stormed the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yelling: "All Jews must die."

Rabbi praises off-duty border agent who fired at California synagogue shooter

Bill Gore, San Diego County sheriff, told reporters on Saturday the officer fired as the gunman was fleeing, missing the suspect but hitting his car. Police said on Sunday that Oscar Stewart, a 51-year-old worshipper from nearby Rancho Bernardo, saved lives by rushing at the gunman and chasing him to his car outside.

California Videos

Who Is Kamala Harris? | 2020 US Presidential Candidate

Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.

'I heard the gunshot' | Witnesses recount California shooting

At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Borderline Bar and Grill was holding its weekly event for college students.


Why some employees at Disney Land cannot pay their rent

They are struggling to get by and they’re fighting to pass a living wage ballot measure in California, they hope will change that.