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1 of 2 skydivers killed in California was first-time jumper

One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the …


Kris Jenner involved in collision in Calabasas

LOS ANGELES – Sheriff’s officials say Kris Jenner has been involved in a traffic collision but did not require serious medical treatment at the scene. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Lt. Ed …


Illegal campfire sparked deadly Big Sur wildfire, official says

A fire official says a deadly wildfire that continues to spread near California’s scenic Big Sur was started by an illegal camp fire.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:40 p.m.

Highway pole rips through bus in California crash, killing 5

A bus veered off a central California highway before dawn Tuesday and struck a pole that sliced the vehicle nearly in half, killing five people and sending at least five …


Three California rave attendees die at hospitals

One man and two women died after attending a weekend outdoors rave in Fontana headlined by Ice Cube, Major Lazer and dozens of other hip hop and electronic dance music …


Fight continues against Big Sur fire; new blaze near Fresno

Crews battled a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth day, while a much newer fire in Fresno County …


Crews find wreckage of small medical plane; 2 confirmed dead

Authorities found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane with four people aboard and confirmed at least two deaths Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit and …


Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre. A spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney said Wednesday there was a lack …


Bulldozer operator killed fighting California blaze

The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than …


California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks

California’s signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state’s two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at …


Group clones California’s huge trees to fight climate change

A cadre of modern day Johnny Appleseeds believe California’s giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on Earth – and that …


California couple claims prize in record Powerball jackpot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California couple has claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot from January and pledged to give much of it to charity. Flanked by …


Los Angeles sewage spill shuts down beaches 20 miles away

LONG BEACH, Calif. – At least 1.5 million gallons of sewage spewed from a 90-year-old pipe that burst in an industrial area near downtown Los Angeles, leading beaches to close …


Google, LinkedIn complete massive Silicon Valley land swap

Tech giants Google and LinkedIn may be rivals online, but they’re collaborating in the real world on a Silicon Valley land swap.


Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains announce merger

Two Catholic hospital chains are merging to create the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, with more than 100,000 employees in seven states.


California gun control bills sent to governor

Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic …


Tony Stewart wins NASCAR race at Sonoma to snap 84-event drought

For at least one weekend, Smoke was back. Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion – refusing to let Denny Hamlin …


10 stabbed, beaten at white nationalist rally in California

A clash between right-wing protesters and counter protesters outside the California state Capitol left at least six people with stab wounds Sunday.


Possible human remains found in deadly California wildfire

Authorities may have found human remains Saturday within a voracious wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and burned 150 homes.


Latest California wildfire burns buildings, spurs evacuation

Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities said.


New fires erupt in California as heat wave sears Southwest

A forest fire has erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles amid withering heat. The fire was reported about 11 a.m. Monday near Morris Reservoir north of …


Terrorist watch list no obstacle to buying weapons, data show

More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics …


Six shot in downtown Oakland, 1 in grave condition

Oakland police say six people have been shot in the city’s downtown area and that a teenage girl is in critical condition.


Man going to gay pride event had numerous weapons, police say

Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode …


Kathleen Parker: Right-to-die laws raise questions

Basically, I’d like to have the means to end my own life on my own terms when my body has clearly called it quits. I’m just not sure I like …


‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer should get death sentence, jury says

A serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over more than two decades in South Los Angeles, …


India leader’s visit offers little respite for only Indian-American congressman

Preparations are underway for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak at a rare joint session of Congress next week – an event made possible in part by the nation’s …


Suspected shark attack halts swimming at California beach

Thousands of Memorial Day beachgoers were kept out of the water Monday as lifeguards searched miles of popular Southern California shoreline for a shark they believe attacked a swimmer the …


Trump vs. Sanders: Bernie says he’s ready to debate GOP nominee

Who knows if the purported debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will come off? The Republican seemed to be half-joking when he suggested at a North Dakota appearance that …


Accomplice of Southern California’s ‘Freeway Killer’ slain

An accomplice of the so-called Freeway Killer who terrorized Southern California 36 years ago has been killed in prison, officials said Thursday.