California

San Bernardino County Fire department firefighters assess the damage to a neighborhood in the aftermath of a wildfire, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
July 30, 2018 - 12:08 pm
By Jonathan J. Cooper and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state's largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days of explosive growth,...
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Flames from the Carr Fire lick above a Cal Fire truck in Whiskeytown, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
July 28, 2018 - 8:51 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people's lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight train...
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In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo, flames from a wildfire burn down a hillside in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park. California authorities will shut down Yosemite Valley for several days.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File
July 25, 2018 - 8:04 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite National Park by noon Wednesday, as firefighters battled to contain a huge wildfire just to the west that has threatened the park's...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File
July 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm
By Tim Reynolds, AP Sports Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic...
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Marchers hold letters spelling out "PRIDE" in balloons during the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade in Chicago, Ill. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Alexandra Wimley/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA
July 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
By Mike TeSelle DIXON, Calif. ( KCRA ) -- Protesters are expected to converge outside Dixon's city hall for the first council meeting since the town's vice mayor made comments in a local newspaper describing gay and lesbian individuals as fairies. "I'm embarrassed and ashamed of him and hope our...
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gorilla hand
June 21, 2018 - 8:50 am
WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr...
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In less than three days, a California couple raised over $3 million through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border.
John Minchillo/AP via CNN
June 20, 2018 - 11:41 am
By Amanda Jackson, CNN (CNN) -- In less than five days, a California couple has raised nearly $10 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border. Charlotte and Dave Willner were inspired to start the campaign when they saw...
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP
June 07, 2018 - 7:26 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed...
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Romaine lettuce
Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP
June 01, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely...
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credit cards
May 29, 2018 - 11:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state comptroller's office says the nation's four most-populated states carry the highest total amount of credit card debt, with California leading the way followed by Texas, Florida and New York. Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says in a report released...
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