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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake recorded in Southern California

The quake hit 202km north of Los Angeles and there are some reports of damage to properties.

Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quake

The aftershock was felt in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, with many residents posting on Twitter that they were awakened by it.

Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare

Facebook receives an all-clear over a potential nerve agent sarin attack at its Silicon Valley campus in California. 

California to provide free healthcare to undocumented immigrants

Adults between the ages of 19 and 25 can qualify for healthcare through Medi-Cal including illegal immigrants.

San Francisco closer to opening ‘safe injection’ sites for drug addicts

If approved the bill will allow San Francisco to open the country’s first state-sanction supervise injection sites for intravenous drug users.

Offbeat art fest puts abandoned California town back on map

Launched in 2016, the festival is the brainchild of three Los Angeles-based friends – Tao Ruspoli, Stefan Ashkenazy and Lily Johnson White.

California on frontline in 2020 presidential battle

California will move up its primary vote on March 3, said to play a big role in the 2020 general election.

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

Newsom a newly elected Democrat says the moratorium to be imposed on the death penalty is on grounds that intentional killing of another person is wrong.

US judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated...

San Diego-based US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw late on Friday issued a preliminary ruling that would potentially expand by thousands the number of migrants.

California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is ‘imminent’

Trump invoked emergency powers after Congress rebuffed his request to build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.

US authorities probe California plane crash that killed 5

Pilot Antonio Pastini is the only victim of the crash who has been identified.

One of America’s ‘happiest’ places will pay you US$100 to visit...

Here's one way to entice visitors to your city: Offer a US$100 cash incentive.

California wildfire insurance claims hit US$9 billion

State and federal authorities say it will cost at least US$3 billion to clear debris from the blazes.

California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

A total of 153,336 acres were affected by the fire, with nearly 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed.

Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire

Teams resumed their search on Saturday, Butte County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Miranda Bowersox said, ahead of more rains that are expected to start on Wednesday.

California fire mostly contained, death toll rises to 84

The number of people listed as unaccounted for in the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history stands at 563.

Flash flood risk in California wildfire zone as rain douses flames

The first significant rain in months in northern California is raising the risks of flash flooding that could hinder teams searching for human remains.

Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain and mud

The impending Pacific storm will also hinder search teams sifting through ash and rubble for remains of additional victims in a disaster that already has claimed at least 81 lives and left hundreds more missing.

Rains could hinder search for California wildfire victims

Authorities redoubled efforts to find more victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history and to account for nearly 1,000 people listed as missing.

Toll rises to 77 in deadliest California wildfire

Authorities say the toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77.

Often divisive Trump switches to Consoler in Chief role

Trump makes amends for initially responding to the state's deadliest-ever wild fires with a political attack on forestry management policies, rather than offering help or even sympathy.

Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Hillsides that have been scorched by a wildfire are at risk for mudslides when it rains, experts say.

Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit

While the cause of the Camp Fire is still under investigation, a lawsuit has been filed against the local power company, PG&E, by fire victims claiming negligence.

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the number of missing had soared from 631 on Thursday to 1,011.