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Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

January 19, 2018 2:03 am
Parents beat, starved 13 siblings in California

David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California, US, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden […]

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, 5 still missing

January 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, 5 still missing

Emergency crew members search an area damaged by storms in Montecito, Calif., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo by AP) The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California’s scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still […]

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California wildfire becomes largest on record in US state

December 23, 2017 6:00 pm
California wildfire becomes largest on record in US state

This file photo taken on December 09, 2017 shows firefighters lighting backfires as they try to contain the Thomas wildfire in Ojai, California. (AFP photo) A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze […]

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

December 8, 2017 11:55 pm
Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

A firefighter works at the top of a hill as the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wild fire, burns through Bonsall, California, US, December 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures […]

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Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

November 15, 2017 2:46 am
Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

At least four people have lost their lives and nearly a dozen others, including three children, sustained injuries in a shooting spree in the US state of California. The shooting took place at several sites in Northern California’s Tehama County on Tuesday.   Reports said the gunfire began at around […]

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Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

October 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

The Pocket wildfire burns in the hills above Geyserville, California, US, October 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Rising winds fanned the Northern California wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state’s fabled wine country and destroying more buildings. The winds kicked up several […]

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California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

4:30 am
California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

A search and rescue team searches for bodies at a property where a person was reported missing in Santa Rosa, California The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not […]

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Deadliest fires in California’s history kill 31, 100s still missing

October 13, 2017 7:00 am
Deadliest fires in California’s history kill 31, 100s still missing

Local US officials have confirmed that the death toll from this week’s wildfires in the state of California has climbed to 31, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state’s history.  Fire officials said on Thursday the tally could rise further in the eight counties which have been […]

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing in California wildfires

October 12, 2017 7:31 pm
At least 23 dead, hundreds missing in California wildfires

More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the United States were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos, which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California fire chief Ken Pimlott told reporters. “We’re […]

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17 dead, 180 missing as massive wildfires ravage parts of California

October 11, 2017 5:35 am
17 dead, 180 missing as massive wildfires ravage parts of California

Flames ravage a home in the Napa wine region in California, October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (Getty Images) At least 17 people have been killed in California due to wildfires which have so far damaged over 2,000 residences and other buildings, authorities […]

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Firefighters battling massive powerful wildfire in California suburbs

September 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Firefighters battling massive powerful wildfire in California suburbs

Firefighters battle to save homes as Canyon fire continues to burn in 4200 block of San Ramon Drive in Corona, California, September 25, 2017. (Photo by AP) Southern California firefighters saved nearly 2,000 homes from a powerful wildfire that burned up to the edges of suburban canyon neighborhoods. Crews hosed […]

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US state of California suing President Donald Trump administration over border wall

September 20, 2017 7:02 pm
US state of California suing President Donald Trump administration over border wall

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra (AP) The US state of California will announce a lawsuit that will challenge President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, a project the state’s attorney general has called “medieval.” The lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that the Trump administration has failed […]

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California anti-racism rally turns violent after attack on US President Donald Trump supporters

August 28, 2017 11:36 am
California anti-racism rally turns violent after attack on US President Donald Trump supporters

A group of protesters clash at Martin Luther King Park Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California, August 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Violent clashes at a supposedly peaceful anti-racism rally in Berkley, California, have prompted police and security forces to intervene in order to prevent another deadly outburst of […]

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Evacuations underway in California, Oregon as wildfires near eclipse-viewing spot

August 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Evacuations underway in California, Oregon as wildfires near eclipse-viewing spot

A tree explodes into flames as the wind whips up the southern front of a wildfire as it burns near Sisters, Oregon, August 17, 2017. (Photo via AP) Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime […]

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Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

July 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

Firefighters watch approaching flames as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California, on July 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The 2,000 residents of a small California town in the foothills flanking Yosemite National Park were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday as crews battled an out-of-control wildfire […]

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