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California wildfires: Utility says power lines may have started two fires

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Student shot teen near California school, slipped into class, says police

The 16-year-old victim, meanwhile, crawled into a friend’s car and was driven to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.


Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

High Sierra mystery: A human skeleton has been recovered beneath California's second-highest peak; authorities have no reports of anyone missing in the area.

California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits

California is at least the third state this year to take this step. Earlier this year, New York and New Jersey raised their statutes of limitations to age 55.

California bans private prisons and immigration detention centers

The last three remaining privately run prisons in California's corrections system, housing a total of 1,400 inmates, are set to close in four years under the new law when their contracts with the state expire.

Millions brace for unprecedented power cuts in California

The outages will hit 34 counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, triggering a scramble by residents to prepare for what may be days without power.


Outages to deter wildfires burden rural California counties

California lawmakers this year set aside $75 million to prepare local governments for the outages, but officials have yet to decide how to distribute the money.

Donald Trump and California go to war over clean cars

Trump confirmed he would revoke California's authority to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements demand.

Trump administration rejects California request for homeless funds

Trump, who was in California this week for a series of fundraisers for his 2020 re-election campaign, has criticized the homelessness problem in the Democratic strongholds of California's biggest cities.

FBI seeks video, pictures as it investigates California dive boat fire

The FBI set up a webpage,, for the submission of images and said witnesses could call the agency at an 800-number with tips.

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.