Stories tagged: California
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
Prosecutor: Parents chained children for months at a time
The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Parents of killed college student not focused on motive
The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides
At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
Toll from California mudslides rises to 20
Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, as authorities announced another body was found.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
California mudslides death toll rises to 19
The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday, but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83
John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film “The Candidate,” has died. He was 83.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Mudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied out
Most residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito were under orders to clear out Friday as the search for victims dragged on and crews labored to clean up the muck and repair power, …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Rescuers ‘searching for a miracle’ in California mudslides
More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
Issa’s retirement hints at GOP’s woes in California
Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
At least 17 dead in California mudslides; cleanup and search for missing underway
Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides
At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Report: Systemic failures caused crisis at California dam
“Long-term and systemic failures” by California dam managers and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S. dam caused last year’s near-disaster there, an independent panel …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
California cites Trump tweet in immigration policy fight
The California attorney general says a tweet by President Donald Trump shows the motivation behind his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Customers line up for broad legal pot sales in California
Customers hoping to be among the first in California to purchase marijuana legally lined up early Monday, as the arrival of the new year brought with it broad legalization of …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Anticipation high as California rolls out retail pot sales
Californians may awake on New Year’s Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America’s cannabis king lights up to celebrate the state’s first legal retail pot sales.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
California’s Devin Nunes reasserts authority over House Russia probe
Rep. Devin Nunes, once sidelined by an ethics inquiry from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, is reasserting the full authority of his position as chairman just as the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
California pot shops roll out hoopla as sales set to start
Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational pot.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
California company has pot license, workers still arrested
The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
As California legalizes pot, laws collide at U.S. checkpoints
California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug – even in tiny amounts – on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
California preps for pot-infused fare, from wine to tacos
Move over, pot brownies. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Crime victims’ rights campaign faces fresh local backlash
After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Big labor sees growth potential in California pot workers
Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California
A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Joy to the weed! Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Ring leader in opioid trafficking scheme sentenced
A Tacoma, Washington, man accused of leading an opioid trafficking ring that brought pills from Los Angeles to Western Washington has been sentenced to five years in prison.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of winds
After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California’s massive wildfire, crews and homeowners were bracing Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn
Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful wind …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Report: Washington drivers fifth worst in U.S.
Washington drivers rank among the worst in the nation, according to an analysis of federal data released by a Seattle-based insurance company.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland warehouse fire
Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
California sues over Corinthian student debt relief claims
The federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, California’s attorney general claimed …