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California: State of the United States of America
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, 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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Jose Del Real on the Emotional Weight and ‘Thematic Whiplash’ of Covering California

Jose Del Real has covered some of California’s most significant stories. One way he deals with the stress? Solo morning dance parties.
NYTimes.com - Published

Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says

The report said sensitive personal information of victims of the 2017 California wildfires and three hurricanes was needlessly shared with a contractor.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for California

Report: FEMA Shared Natural Disaster Victims' Personal Data [Video]Report: FEMA Shared Natural Disaster Victims' Personal Data

A government watchdog found FEMA had given the personal information of about 2.3 million ​people who survived several natural disasters.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

California Governor Declares Statewide Emergency To Begin Wildfire Prevention Efforts [Video]California Governor Declares Statewide Emergency To Begin Wildfire Prevention Efforts

According to a report by Huffpost, on Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency to immediately begin wildfire prevention efforts across the state. The announcement comes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

California Pulling National Guard From Border To Wildfires [Video]California Pulling National Guard From Border To Wildfires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is defying President Donald Trump and pulling National Guard troops from the border to start working on wildfire prevention efforts in the coming weeks. Huffpost reports..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Tesla Sues Former Employees For Allegedly Stealing Data [Video]Tesla Sues Former Employees For Allegedly Stealing Data

According to Reuters, Tesla Inc filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

80-year-Old Conman Is Busted [Video]80-year-Old Conman Is Busted

According to Business Insider, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Tuesday that an 80-year-old California conman has been charged for stealing more than $250,000 by setting up fake donation..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Jury: Bayer's Roundup Weed Killer Caused Man's Cancer [Video]Jury: Bayer's Roundup Weed Killer Caused Man's Cancer

A federal jury found Tuesday that the herbicide Roundup caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling [Video]Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling

Shares in Germany's Bayer's fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Bayer Loses Court Battle Over Roundup [Video]Bayer Loses Court Battle Over Roundup

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer to be a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to Reuters, the ruling allows the trial..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter Over Online Ridicule [Video]Devin Nunes Sues Twitter Over Online Ridicule

According to Business Insider, congressional representative Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and anonymous users for defamation. Filed in a Virginia state court, the lawsuit is seeking at least $250..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Rep. Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter and 3 Users for Defamation [Video]Rep. Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter and 3 Users for Defamation

The Republican representative from California filed the lawsuit in Virginia this week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

New Research Shows Humans May Have Sixth Sense [Video]New Research Shows Humans May Have Sixth Sense

Mother Nature Network reports that a scientist in California claims to have found evidence that humans are capable of sensing the magnetic fields around them. Joe Kirschvink, a geophysicist at the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

GOP lawmaker sues Twitter for $250 million [Video]GOP lawmaker sues Twitter for $250 million

Republican Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and several Twitter users, claiming the site unfairly censored his tweets and subjected him to hateful messages. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

USC May Expel Admissions Scandal Students [Video]USC May Expel Admissions Scandal Students

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured on the grounds of University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) - The University of Southern..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Who Is Devin Nunes? [Video]Who Is Devin Nunes?

Republican Congressman for California’s 22nd District is suing Twitter over claims the platform is allowing anonymous accounts to insult him. Nunes is accusing Twitter of negligence and defamation..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:47Published

Los Angeles locals wait for royal baby with mixed interest [Video]Los Angeles locals wait for royal baby with mixed interest

Fascination, pride and the best royal soap opera in the world has many Americans eagerly awaiting the impending birth of Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's first child. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

U.S. Representative Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter for Defamation and Negligence [Video]U.S. Representative Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter for Defamation and Negligence

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO’-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:57Published

'Poppy Apocalypse' Crowds Descended Upon California City [Video]'Poppy Apocalypse' Crowds Descended Upon California City

Some call it a poppy "super bloom." But the mayor of Lake Elsinore, California, calls it a "Poppy Apocalypse." The city had to close Walker Canyon on Sunday due to an influx of tourists. It's open now...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Peruvian Ex-President Arrested For Being Drunk In Public In California [Video]Peruvian Ex-President Arrested For Being Drunk In Public In California

According to Reuters, Peru’s former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday. Since 2017, Toledo,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

O’Rourke raises $6.1M in campaign’s first day [Video]O’Rourke raises $6.1M in campaign’s first day

Beto O'Rourke's campaign announced Monday that the former Texas congressman raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Beto O'Rourke Announces Massive $6.1 Million Fundraiser Haul, In Just 24 Hours [Video]Beto O'Rourke Announces Massive $6.1 Million Fundraiser Haul, In Just 24 Hours

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke announced a $6,136,763 fundraising haul in the first 24 hours of his campaign, topping the rest of the 2020 field. O'Rourke, who like many candidates has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Suspect Found For 17-Year-Old Girls Murdered In 1999 [Video]Suspect Found For 17-Year-Old Girls Murdered In 1999

According to newser.com, "Nearly 20 years after they were murdered, two Alabama teens may finally get some justice, and it was partly the case of the Golden State Killer that led to the break in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Furious Mom Sues Huffman, Loughlin For $500 Billion [Video]Furious Mom Sues Huffman, Loughlin For $500 Billion

A California mom is suing Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and others allegedly involved in a college admissions scandal. And according to Newser, she's suing them for the tidy sum of $500 billion...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

California Drought Free For First Time In Seven Years [Video]California Drought Free For First Time In Seven Years

California, plagued by a crippling shortage of rainfall over the past decade, is officially free of drought for the first time in more than seven years, officials announced Thursday.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

He was wanted for murder in California for 7 years. A $3 fraud case led to his arrest in Utah

A man on a California most wanted list for seven years was arrested in Utah this week after local police found him tied to a fraudulent $3 purchase.
USATODAY.com - Published

FEMA mistakes put victims of hurricanes, wildfires at risk of ID theft: report

The misstep has put the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires "at increased risk of identity theft and fraud."
USATODAY.com - Published

FEMA exposed info of 2.3 million disaster victims

The victims affected include survivors of Hurricanes Harvey​, Irma​ and Maria​ and the 2017 California wildfires
CBS News - Published

New Jersey sues company over illegal 'ghost gun' sales

New Jersey's attorney general on Friday sued a California company, accusing it of conducting illegal "ghost gun" sales, in what he said was the first lawsuit by a U.S. state against a distributor of..
Reuters - Published

Some CVS stores selling topical products infused with cannabis extract CBD but not edibles

Select CVS stores in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee are selling some hemp-derived CBD products.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democratic Candidates Join Boycott Of Israel Conference

democratic candidates join boycott of israel conference
Several Democratic presidential candidates will skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference this year after a prominent progressive group called on them to boycott the event,..
WorldNews - Published

California bobcat killed by car after surviving deadly Woolsey Fire

A bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car, officials say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Devin Nunes sued a Twitter account dedicated to a cow. Now it has more followers than him

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a $250 million lawsuit earlier this week against Twitter and a number of parody accounts. Now, one dedicated to a cow has surpassed him on Twitter.
USATODAY.com - Published

Devin Nunes Sued a Parody Cow, and It Conquered Twitter

When the California congressman sued the account, it had 1,200 followers. That quickly ballooned to 467,000, more than his own following.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trevor Noah calls Devin Nunes a 'snowflake' after the congressman sues Twitter

After Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., file a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and some users, late-night comics pointed out the absurdity of this.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shares in Germany’s Bayer plunge on US weed killer ruling

shares in germany’s bayer plunge on us weed killer ruling
BERLIN (AP) — Shares in Germany’s Bayer have plunged after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer — the second case that has...
WorldNews - Published

California trims brush to reduce wildfire danger

California officials are rolling out a plan to remove more dead trees and underbrush in forests statewide to beat back wildfire danger. However, some scientists say the focus should be on protecting..
USATODAY.com - Published

New Map Shows Hundreds Of Previously Unknown Seamounts

new map shows hundreds of previously unknown seamounts
Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California have created an updated topographical map of the seafloor called SRTM15+V2.0, showing many previously unknown underwater mountains,..
WorldNews - Published

Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in man's cancer, California jury determines

The unanimous verdict in federal court in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed against Roundup's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto.
USATODAY.com - Published

Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

Seven states, including California and Arizona, agreed to voluntarily cut their water use. But as the climate warms, any victory may be short-lived.
NYTimes.com - Published

Wildflower "super bloom" attracting fans on a quest for the perfect picture

A rare "super bloom" is attracting thousands of people to Lake Elsinore, California. But fans are getting too close to the phenomenon. Jamie Yuccas explains.
CBS News - Published

Jury finds Monsanto's Roundup caused another man's cancer

It's the second verdict finding the active ingredient, glyphosate, led to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a California man
CBS News - Published

Jury: Roundup weed killer major factor in man’s cancer

jury: roundup weed killer major factor in man’s cancer
A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer. The unanimous verdict on Tuesday came in a trial...
WorldNews - Published

California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion

The University of Southern California said it may expel students tied to a brazen U.S. college-admissions scam after reviewing their records, which could lead the college to throw out "Full House"..
Reuters - Published

California Today: The Best College Basketball Team in California Probably Isn’t the One You Think

Tuesday: U.C. Irvine has become a hot N.C.A.A. tournament pick; the military construction projects that could be raided to fund Trump’s wall; and a lawsuit over the Flintstone House in Hillsborough.
NYTimes.com - Published

Wildflower "super bloom" becomes California town's "apocalypse"

A rare phenomenon attracted so many visitors to a Southern California town that officials declared a public safety emergency
CBS News - Published

Lake Elsinore poppy fields: Visitors overwhelm California town

A rare phenomenon attracted so many visitors to a Southern California town that officials declared a public safety emergency. The "Super Bloom" has drawn tens of thousands of people. The town of Lake..
CBS News - Published

Small California Town Says It's Experiencing A Safety Crisis Over 'Super Bloom' Tourists

small california town says it's experiencing a safety crisis over 'super bloom' tourists
The small town of Lake Elsinore has become so popular it's now a crisis after tens of thousands of tourists flocked to the area to see the "super bloom" of vivid orange poppies in the California desert..
WorldNews - Published

Crowds trek to California canyon for poppy bloom

About 150,000 people over the weekend flocked to see this year's rain-fed flaming orange patches of poppies lighting up the hillsides near Lake Elsinore, about a 90-minute drive from either San Diego..
USATODAY.com - Published

Meet the Flintstone House, a Home So Odd It Was Declared a ‘Public Nuisance’

The town of Hillsborough, Calif., has sued its owner, the media mogul Florence Fang, to force the removal of dinosaur statues and other renovations to the property.
NYTimes.com - Published

Police Issue 'Virtual Kidnap' Alerts To California Schools

police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to california schools
Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two "virtual kidnap" cases in 24 hours, The Associated Press reports. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming..
WorldNews - Published

Peruvian ex-president arrested for being drunk in public in California

Peru's former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday, authorities in California said.
Reuters - Published

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'
Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.
BBC News - Published

These are the top 50 U.S. landmarks on Instagram

From Times Square in New York to the Hollywood sign in California, see which landmarks have been tagged the most on Instagram.
USATODAY.com - Published

California Today: Recalling Racist Violence in California

Monday: Efforts to better remember the lynching of Mexicans in the West; Rick Singer, the pied piper of the college admissions scandal; and closed poppy fields
NYTimes.com - Published

Poppy fields in Lake Elsinore, California, shut down to public amid Super Bloom apocalypse

A California city called it a public safety emergency using hashtags like #PoppyShutdown, #PoppyNightmare, #IsItOverYet, and #HanginthereLE
USATODAY.com - Published

Thiem rallies to foil Federer in final

thiem rallies to foil federer in final
The Associated PressINDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to..
WorldNews - Published

Take a ride on Southwest Airline's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin..
USATODAY.com - Published

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.
USATODAY.com - Published

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines launched service to Hawaii with its inaugural flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu on March 17.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kyle Busch scores milestone 200th NASCAR national series win with strong run in Auto Club 400

How the Auto Club 400 played out Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
USATODAY.com - Published

Yabba Dabba ... no? California town sues over 'Flintstone House'

A San Francisco Bay Area town is suing the owner of a home decorated with “The Flintstones” dinosaur sculptures, alleging she violated local laws.
USATODAY.com - Published

NASCAR Fontana 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather information for Auto Club 400

All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
USATODAY.com - Published

California psychiatrist found bludgeoned to death in trunk of car near Las Vegas

Dr. Thomas Burchard, 71, died from blunt force injury to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E close to reshaping leadership with investor backing: WSJ

PG&E Corp is close to naming a new chief executive officer and revamping its board backed by some of its largest investors, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday, as the power utility restructures..
Reuters - Published

Milos Raonic loses to Dominic Thiem in Indian Wells semifinal

milos raonic loses to dominic thiem in indian wells semifinal
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Milos Raonic fell one win short of making it a true Canada day on BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday. The No. 13 seed from Thornhill, Ont., lost 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 to No...
WorldNews - Published

Federer Reaches Indian Wells Final After Nadal’s Withdrawal

federer reaches indian wells final after nadal’s withdrawal
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because..
WorldNews - Published

What to expect from the Apple March 25th event

Apple teased their first event of 2019 with two words, "It's showtime." The event will take place March 25th in Cupertino, Calif.
USATODAY.com - Published

WWII veteran prepares to run across the country a second time

In 2016, Ernie Andrus became the oldest person to run across the country, from California to Georgia. Now at 95, he will start a new journey. Steve Hartman has his story on the road.
CBS News - Published

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