Southern California

Embargoed to Los Angeles, CA  Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners.
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December 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
By Emanuella Grinberg and Deanna Hackney, CNN (CNN) -- Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners. An internal investigation found that over...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Charlie Miles peers up at state forestry officers and state parks rangers after being arrested for trying to go home on a desolate stretch of Skyway Road between Paradise and a Chico church he was sleeping at.
Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP
November 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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An American flag is draped over the charred remains of an old pickup truck entering Point Dume along the pacific coast highway in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
November 12, 2018 - 6:35 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Relief and heartache await those starting to return home to a Southern California wildfire zone. Eager to know the status of his house, 69-year-old Roger Kelly defied evacuation orders Sunday and hiked back into Seminole Springs, his...
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Ian David Long
California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP
November 08, 2018 - 4:21 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
November 08, 2018 - 8:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Among the questions on most people's minds following mass shootings like the one in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday night are "Why did this happen?" and "Why did the shooter pick this target?" These are questions that could take a while for investigators to...
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Former President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
September 08, 2018 - 6:06 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn'...
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Small plane crashes into parking lot, killing 5 in Southern California
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August 06, 2018 - 8:56 am
By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN (CNN) -- Five people died when a small plane crashed in a Southern California parking lot on Sunday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The twin-engine Cessna plane crashed in Santa Ana, and had been bound to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, said Capt...
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter drops water on a brush fire that erupted on a mountainside above suburban Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 07, 2018 - 10:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds...
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a Tesla sedan, left, in autopilot mode that crashed into a parked police cruiser
Laguna Beach Police Department via AP
May 30, 2018 - 10:12 am
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California. Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in Laguna Beach. He says the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries. The...
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