Stories tagged: California
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration
California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape
A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
3 dead in California after Border Patrol chase ends in crash
An SUV being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents smashed through a guard rail and hurtled into a ravine off a San Diego freeway, killing three of the vehicle’s occupants …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
California governor wants to prevent ‘abuse of federal power’ on immigration
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown described dealing with President Donald Trump’s immigration policies as a balancing act during an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Chicago stabbing death suspects surrender in California
A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in California on Friday and will be returned …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
U.S. test-launches ICBM off California to show ability to ‘defend against attacks’
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday to test the weapon’s reliability to “defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Driver charged in California bus wreck that killed 4 people
Prosecutors have filed felony vehicular manslaughter charges against a California bus driver in connection with a wreck last year that killed four people and nearly sliced the bus in half.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
U.S. prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from California
The U.S. Air Force was preparing Tuesday to test an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from California, the fourth such test this year.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
California seeks solutions to homeless sex offender rate
California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
California shark attack survivor recalls fighting off beast
A surfer attacked by a shark earlier this year recalled punching the predator and digging her fingers into its eye as she was dragged below the waves off Southern California.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
California teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram
A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
California governor extends climate change bill 10 years
When Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California, he backed environmental legislation that led to one of the world’s most closely watched initiatives in the fight against global warming.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite
LOS ANGELES – Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
‘Explosive’ flames destroy dozens of structures as 70,000-acre wildfire rages near Yosemite
A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park swelled to more than 70,000 acres overnight as flames destroyed dozens of structures and forced two towns to evacuate.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
California winner of $447 million Powerball comes forward
Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Article called for John McCain to ‘just die already.’ A GOP official responded: ‘Amen.’
A member of the Republican National Committee in Nevada apologized after retweeting an article that begged for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to die.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump
A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Western wildfires feed on grass brought on by winter rain
Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the U.S. West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Hell and high water: Northern California is besieged again
Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it’s flames.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Hurricane Eugene weaker, but could whip up California surf
Hurricane Eugene was gradually weakening Monday off Mexico’s Pacific Coast, but forecasters said it could bring high surf and rip currents to Southern California and the west coast of Baja …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Town near Colorado ski resort welcomes visitors despite fire
The historic mountain town near Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire Friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
California governor plans to host 2018 global climate summit
California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to convene a climate conference next year, his latest action to position the state as a leader in battling global warming as the White House …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Crews try to stop fire from reaching Colorado resort homes
Firefighters were working Thursday to keep a wildfire that’s forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from spreading toward homes near Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort and the nearby historic town.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning?
Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What’s changing: A growing number of women are coming forward with personal stories of sexual harassment and discrimination, prompting …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
New Portland arrivals find ‘Go back to California’ graffiti
Oregonians have spent decades blaming Californians for increased traffic and other problems.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in California
Homicide detectives have found the body of a missing 5-year-old boy whose father is charged with his murder, authorities announced Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Pilot says ‘Hey, we got a mayday!,’ then crashes on freeway
The pilot of a small twin-engine plane that dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport Friday morning, injuring the …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Gonzaga graduate says teaching in Los Angeles’ Compton area solidified his commitment to service
It’s a long way from Spokane to Compton, California, and it’s a distance represented not only in miles but in opportunities. Tyler Hobbs, 28, learned that firsthand. He lived in …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law
California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in …