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Drought kills 102 million trees in California, report shows

The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.


Pimping charges involving major escort site rejected by judge

A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.


California deputy shot twice in the head, suspect arrested

A man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy twice in the head in Central California was arrested hours after the killing on Sunday when he tried to steal a woman’s …


High-res commercial satellite launches from California coast

A commercial satellite capable of taking high-resolution images from space was launched Friday from a military base along the California coast.


Dead city treasurer wins re-election in California race

Voters in one California city have elected a dead man to office. Official figures show that Oceanside City Treasurer Gary Ernst was re-elected Tuesday even though he died in September.


California voters approve recreational marijuana

Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …


1 dead, 3 injured in possible shooting near voting site

Authorities in California say a gunman is dead after killing a man and critically wounding two women not far from two polling places that were closed as a result.


Tesla to buy German manufacturing engineering firm

Tesla Motors says it has agreed to buy a German engineering company to help automate its electric car manufacturing.


Body found buried next to California university parking lot

A body was found in a shallow grave next to a parking lot on the campus of Sonoma State University in Northern California, authorities said Thursday.


California cities ban pot sales ahead of state vote

Worried that California might legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s third-largest city by population has voted to ban pot sales ahead of Tuesday’s election.


McDonald’s agrees to $3.75M deal with California workers

McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …


No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

Sam Darnold threw five touchdowns passes, Ronald Jones rushed for a career-high 223 yards and Southern California downed California 45-24 on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Darnold threw for 231 …


Some Calif. Congress members say Guard didn’t explain scale of enlistment bonus repayments

Some of California’s members of Congress say California’s National Guard did not explain in 2014 how many guard members were being forced to repay enlistment bonuses.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016

13 dead, 31 hurt after tour bus, truck crash in California

A tour bus and a semi-truck crashed on a highway in Southern California early Sunday, killing 13 people, the California Highway Patrol said.


Father gets 1,503 years in prison in daughter’s rape

A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.


California voters returning ballots in big numbers, election officials say

Eddie Tong of Sacramento carried his pink vote-by-mail ballot into the county elections office Friday, intent on making sure his preference in the country’s bruising presidential race showed up in …


California holds off Oregon in double overtime

Oregon and California were expected to play one of the more high-scoring games in recent college football history.


Cal joins list of Pac-12 athletic departments with large debts

The Pac-12 conference loves to boast that it is the “Conference of Champions,” but massive budget deficits at member schools are beginning to threaten the Olympic sports which have led …


Outside View: California leads way on climate change

So far, the state’s experience appears to show that a major economy can transition off carbon dioxide without destroying its economic prospects.


Firefighter dies, 1 hurt as 1,000 battle California wildfire

A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another firefighter was hurt when the water tanker truck they were in overturned near Vandenberg Air Force base, …


DNA match brings arrests in two California girls’ 1973 killings

Decades-old DNA led to the arrests Tuesday of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than 40 years ago, authorities said.


California expands overtime to farmworkers in historic move

Farmworkers in the nation’s largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a law that California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday …


GPS placed California arson suspect at wildfire scene, report says

A GPS tracker placed a California arson suspect’s vehicle at the scene of a destructive wildfire north of San Francisco last month about a minute before it started, according to …


California governor pushes plan for Western power grid

Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he remains committed to expanding California’s power grid to include other Western states, despite a delay announced this summer when it appeared the state …


HP Enterprise spins off software businesses in $8.8B deal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will spin off software units in an $8.8 billion deal that it says will help it focus on faster-growing businesses.


Hurricane Newton slams into Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts

Hurricane Newton shattered windows, downed trees and knocked out power in parts of the twin resorts of Los Cabos on Tuesday, but residents were spared the kind of extensive damage …


Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener

In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test – growing California flowers and grasslands with …


Mexico’s Baja battens down as Hurricane Newton approaches

Rapidly strengthening Tropical Storm Newton drenched parts of western Mexico on Monday as it headed north toward the Baja California peninsula, where it threatens to strike near the resorts of …


Four injured in chain-reaction crash outside outdoor concert

Four people were seriously injured after being struck by a police vehicle in a chain-reaction crash outside a Southern California concert venue.


Two officers shot, wounded by visitor at Fresno County jail

Two unarmed officers were critically injured after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of a central California jail, authorities said.