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California: State in the western United States
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Delta Air Lines sued by California teachers over fuel dump

The Delta Air Lines plane jettisoned fuel over Los Angeles schools as it made an emergency landing.
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Four teachers sue Delta Air Lines over California fuel dump

four teachers sue delta air lines over california fuel dump
At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with "overwhelming" fumes. ......
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S&P tops 3300 on strong retail sales [Video]S&P tops 3300 on strong retail sales

The S&P 500 hit the 3300 mark for the first time Thursday. As Fred Katayama reports, solid retail sales data and upbeat earnings from Morgan Stanley drove the indexes to record highs.

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Loose Lips Sink Ships? Nunes Now Admits Talking To Lev Parnas [Video]Loose Lips Sink Ships? Nunes Now Admits Talking To Lev Parnas

CNN reports California Rep. Devin Nunes made a startling admission on Wednesday. The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee admitted to speaking on the phone with a key figure in the..

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Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over [Video]Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over

Federal officials have announced that the multi-state E.coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is over. The FDA and CDC in November warned people against consuming romaine grown in Salinas, California...

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Kobe Bryant says Dodgers need to move past cheating scandal [Video]Kobe Bryant says Dodgers need to move past cheating scandal

Basketball great thinks team and fans can't dwell on new findings and should concentrate on the ultimate goal - a championship.

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Erosion of Californian cliffs is causing homes to crumble away [Video]Erosion of Californian cliffs is causing homes to crumble away

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Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump? [Video]Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump?

Nancy Pelosi has announced the Democrats who will prosecute President Donald Trump's impeachment case. Politico says the Democrats, all congressmen, will be managers of the impeachment case. Who made..

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Avenatti Arrested in California [Video]Avenatti Arrested in California

Life keeps getting hard for disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti. The once celebrated attorney was arrested on Tuesday. He's been accused of violating the terms of his release from custody. Avenatti is..

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Russian hackers targeted Burisma -cybersecurity firm [Video]Russian hackers targeted Burisma -cybersecurity firm

Russian hackers reportedly targeted a Ukrainian energy company that plays a central role in Donald Trump's impeachment. Jonah Green reports.

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Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks' [Video]Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks'

Responding to a question on why the American people should trust U.S. intelligence on the imminent threat posed by Qassem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said agency personnel do their 'best'..

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California pup's healthy diet goes viral [Video]California pup's healthy diet goes viral

Bernese Mountain dog wins social media fans as he chows down on frozen carrot

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Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction [Video]Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house has announced. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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California Could Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label [Video]California Could Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label

The plan is being proposed by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to control the state's health care costs.

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Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement [Video]Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement

Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Saoirse Ronan, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lupita Nyong'o and "The Farewell" director Lulu Wang just some of the stars out in Santa Monica.

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Mother Beaten, Dragged By Students When She Tried To Report Bullying [Video]Mother Beaten, Dragged By Students When She Tried To Report Bullying

A California mom says she was attacked earlier this week for trying to report bullying at her daughter's high school. Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was apparently trying to visit the principal at James Logan..

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Julian Edelman Arrested And Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism [Video]Julian Edelman Arrested And Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism

Wide receiver of the New England Patriots, Julian Edelman, got into a bit of trouble. According to Business Insider, Edelman was arrested and accused of jumping on the hood of a parked Mercedes. Police..

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Meghan returns to Canada as Royals look to resolve Harry rift [Video]Meghan returns to Canada as Royals look to resolve Harry rift

The cost of protecting Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as they remove themselves from senior royal duties, could run into millions of dollars. Adam Reed reports.

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Endorses Biden For President [Video]Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Endorses Biden For President

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Garcetti said: “We need Joe Biden to bring our nation and world together during these most divided and..

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'Could cost millions' - private security expert says regarding protecting Prince Harry and Meghan [Video]'Could cost millions' - private security expert says regarding protecting Prince Harry and Meghan

Executive protection services specialist talks about the task of keeping the high profile couple safe.

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Governor Newsom Pressured To Declare Climate Emergency In California [Video]Governor Newsom Pressured To Declare Climate Emergency In California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was pressured by three dozen environmental groups. They wrote a letter to Newsom urging him to declare a sweeping climate emergency. Additionally, they asked for new fossil..

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California Governor Puts State's Money Where His Mouth Is Regarding Homeless Crisis [Video]California Governor Puts State's Money Where His Mouth Is Regarding Homeless Crisis

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a $331 million bill to fight homelessness. According to Reuters, the state funds will be transferred to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund. Gov...

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Judge: Walmart Should Have Been Paying Its Drivers For Breaks All Along [Video]Judge: Walmart Should Have Been Paying Its Drivers For Breaks All Along

Walmart truck drivers should have been paid for their rest breaks, and now the company is going to have to pay up. According to Business Insider, the drivers are the latest to win in federal court for..

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Police investigating after car jumps off cliff in California [Video]Police investigating after car jumps off cliff in California

Police are asking the public to help identify a car that drove off a cliff in northern California just days before the New Year. Footage released by the California Highway Patrol shows a vehicle head..

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Accusers Now Free To Sue Michael Jackson's Companies For Alleged Sexual Abuse [Video]Accusers Now Free To Sue Michael Jackson's Companies For Alleged Sexual Abuse

In the 2019 documentary 'Leaving Neverland,' two men accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them as children. Following a ruling made in California on Friday, the men can now sue the pop star's..

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Teachers doused in jet fuel at California school sue Delta Air Lines

Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Friday, accusing the flight..
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SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.
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In California: A deadly avalanche in Lake Tahoe; we sue Trump (again)

One person died and another was badly injured in a morning avalanche in Lake Tahoe. The state sues over President Trump's plan to open up coastal and farming land to gas and oil extraction. And..
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One skier dead, another injured in avalanche at California resort

Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden, California, was killed during the avalanche at the Alpine Meadows ski resort, authorities said.
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In California: Yes, the homeless people are from your town

It's a claim frequently made: Homeless people in town are from somewhere else. It's really not true. In related news, Gov. Newsom wraps up a homelessness tour in Oakland, where he promises to "own..
USATODAY.com - Published

In California’s War With Trump, Homelessness May Be Urging a Truce

After tense exchanges on the issue, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had made an overture to the federal government.
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Gov. Newsom previews plan to use 100 FEMA trailers for emergency homeless shelters across California

Newsom spent the week visiting sites across the state where he plans
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California Could Lose a Congressional Seat After 2020 Census

Thursday: California is projected to lose a congressional seat for the first time in history. Here’s what to know.
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Toyota takes a flyer on Joby electric air taxi

toyota takes a flyer on joby electric air taxi
Toyota is taking a major leap into the world of urban air mobility, leading the Series C funding round for electric air taxi company Joby Aviation. Over the last decade, Joby has been developing its..
WorldNews - Published

Retiring 102-year-old, Mississippi's bad dam, snowplow strike: News from around our 50 states

Moms' removal from vacant house highlights homelessness in California, officials try to turn tourists into recovery volunteers in Florida, and more
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In California: Knowing is half the battle

Find out how to watch more than a million snow geese as they munch on rice fields in NorCal. And our Palm Springs-based political reporter breaks down all you need to know ahead of the Golden..
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Five mountain lions seen together on home video

Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the..
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House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial

house votes to send trump impeachment to senate for trial
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the impeachment managers resolution at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. | AP The Senate trial is..
WorldNews - Published

Trump antagonist Avenatti's extortion trial in New York may be delayed after arrest

Michael Avenatti's criminal trial for trying to extort Nike Inc may be delayed following the celebrity lawyer's unexpected arrest late on Tuesday in California for allegedly violating his bail..
Reuters - Published

Michael Avenatti Is Arrested Over Bail Violations, Prosecutors Say

Court filings did not provide specifics but the documents were tied to a case in California in which Mr. Avenatti is accused of stealing money from clients and lying about his business.
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In California, we forced the NCAA's hand on paying athletes. But more states must step up.

The NCAA has a long history of announcing plans for reform that go nowhere. California forced real action, but we shouldn't have to act alone.
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South Korea says pushing ahead with North Korea engagement despite stalled talks

Inter-Korean cooperation doesn't necessarily have to wait for the United States' denuclearization talks with North Korea to progress, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

5 key takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

5 key takeaways from the democratic presidential debate in iowa
DES MOINES — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: Civility and substance After the United States’ killing of..
WorldNews - Published

Michael Avenatti, former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, arrested in California

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on Tuesday on accusations that he violated the terms of his release from custody while awaiting trial on charges that he sought to extort millions of..
Reuters - Published

In California: A race to block new drilling and fracking

Groups sue to block a federal agency's decision to open up 1 million acres of public land for oil drilling and fracking. A group of homeless women illegally occupying an Oakland home are evicted at..
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Delta flight dumps fuel on California school playground, 26 treated for minor injuries

A Delta Airlines jet making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school in the flight path on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries on..
France 24 - Published

U.S. agencies send revised fuel efficiency rules to White House for final review

Two U.S. agencies sent on Tuesday to the White House for final review proposed revisions to Obama-era vehicle emissions standards through the 2026 model year that could spark a legal fight with..
Reuters - Published

Delta jet dumps fuel over elementary school before emergency landing, injuring kids, staff

The incident in Cudahy, California, triggered a massive fire department response to reports of skin and eye irritation
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Oakland moms arrested after squatting to protest California's affordable housing crisis

After the non-violent pre-dawn showdown was over, four people were sent to jail for resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.  
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Delta Airplane Dumps Jet Fuel on Elementary School Near Los Angeles

The county’s Fire Department said the plane had dumped the fuel over Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, Calif.
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U.S. agency to determine cause of 2018 fatal Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet on Feb. 25 to determine the probable cause of the 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle in Mountain View, California, the agency said.
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U.S. regulators to review 2018 fatal Tesla crash in California

U.S. transportation regulators will meet Feb. 25 to determine the probable cause of the 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle in Mountain View, California, the National transportation Safety Board..
Reuters - Published

Textbooks in California and Texas Teach History Differently

Tuesday: A Times reporter talks about comparing how California and Texas teach teenagers American history. Also: Warming oceans, and the Oscars.
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Russian spies hack Ukrainian gas company central to impeachment inquiry: A.M. News Links

russian spies hack ukrainian gas company central to impeachment inquiry: a.m. news links
Ukrainian company hacked Russian military spies have hacked a Ukrainian gas company that is at the heart of an impeachment trial of President Trump, who sought last year to pressure Ukraine to..
WorldNews - Published

California governor's 'homelessness tour' seeks money, solutions to crisis on streets

California's governor began a week-long "homelessness tour" on Monday seeking $750 million to address growing numbers of people living on the streets, stopping first in a rural community to show his..
Reuters - Published

In California: Dual-language programs grow in a state hungry for them

Plus: A charging station caused a fire that killed 34 people aboard a diving boat over Labor Day weekend, attorneys representing deceased families claim. And the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite still applies..
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AP Top Stories January 13 P

Here's the latest for Monday January 13th: U.S. sending Saudi cadets home after Fla. shooting; Snow blankets Pacific Northwest; Calif. sends emergency crews to Puerto Rico and Queen agrees to Harry,..
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MLB MVPs and Hollywood stars go to bat for California families

Major League Baseball's best and Hollywood's brightest teamed up to raise money for families affected by wildfires, mass shootings and other tragedies in California with a softball game in picturesque..
Reuters - Published

What Would it Take to End Homelessness in California? Affordable Housing Is Key.

Monday: Margot Kushel, a leading researcher on homelessness, weighs in. Also: What comparing textbooks in California and Texas tells us.
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Readers Respond to Our Look at the Politics of American History Textbooks

Educators, historians and students had their say on how differences in textbooks from California and Texas reflect deep partisan divides.
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Critics' Choice Awards 2020: See all the stars on the red carpet

Hollywood stepped out Sunday to celebrate the best in movies and television, this time at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California.
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What to watch ahead of Trump’s Senate trial

what to watch ahead of trump’s senate trial
WASHINGTON — Hear ye, hear ye: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting the send button on President Donald Trump’s impeachment. That’s after she paused the whole constitutional matter, producing a..
WorldNews - Published

Surfers chase 'monster waves' in the Portuguese seaside town, Nazaré

Surfers have long chased the world’s biggest waves in places as far-flung as Australia, Hawaii and the California coastline. But these days some of the biggest surf can be found in Europe off the..
France 24 - Published

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

texas governor to reject new refugees, first under trump
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday...
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington

q&a: tom steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in washington
Investor turned climate activist turned Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy, particularly his views on the..
WorldNews - Published

In California: Big spending plans, help for Australia's critters and that photo

The state's biggest-ever budget, sewing for burned koalas and a big-game photo you just can't run away from.  
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California governor to unveil budget, could expand benefits

california governor to unveil budget, could expand benefits
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce his state spending plan on Friday, flush with a multi-billion surplus that state lawmakers expect he will use to give full health..
WorldNews - Published

Pelosi to send impeachment articles for Senate trial 'soon'

pelosi to send impeachment articles for senate trial 'soon'
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will "soon'' transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, signaling a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate..
WorldNews - Published

In California: Could a state prescription drug label help us save on healthcare?

Plus: A brightly colored green e-scooter company shrinks, but don't delete that app just yet. Also, tell us about the Golden State women who have changed your life and the world.  
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California court says truckers exempt from 'gig worker' law

California's new "gig worker" law does not apply to independent truck drivers because they are subject to federal statute, a Los Angeles judge ruled, handing a victory to one industry that is..
Reuters - Published

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