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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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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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CDC and FDA Declare Lettuce Safe to Eat and E.Coli Outbreak Over [Video]CDC and FDA Declare Lettuce Safe to Eat and E.Coli Outbreak Over

Recently, a warning from the FDA had advised consumers to get rid of lettuce from Salinas, California.

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2020 SAG Awards Backstage: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt Win Big, 'Parasite' Wins Big | THR News [Video]2020 SAG Awards Backstage: Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt Win Big, 'Parasite' Wins Big | THR News

Everything that went down backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday, January 19th in Los Angeles, CA.

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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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:29Published

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.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

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...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

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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SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.
BBC News - 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

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

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

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

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

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..
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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

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

Resigning California congressman's seat to be left vacant for year

California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave vacant in Congress next week when he resigns following his..
Reuters - Published

California governor deploys trailers, tents, funds in homelessness 'emergency'

Responding to a growing crisis on the streets of California's cities, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday sought to create a $750 million fund to help house the homeless and directed the state to..
Reuters - Published

Uber stops upfront ride pricing in response to California worker law

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder..
Reuters - Published

California governor proposes more than $1 billion toward homelessness

Responding to a growing crisis on the streets of California's major cities, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday his state budget proposal would include more than $1 billion in funds directed at..
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California congressman convicted in corruption case to resign next week

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California Republican who pleaded guilty last month to a federal corruption charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, announced on Tuesday that he..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Key winners of the 2020 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes for film and television, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were awarded at a gala dinner hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais in Beverly Hills, California, on..
Reuters - Published

Nike seeks to keep marketing executives out of Michael Avenatti trial

Nike Inc asked a judge to block Michael Avenatti from having five of its sports marketing officials testify at his upcoming criminal trial, calling their testimony irrelevant to whether the California..
Reuters - Published

Australia-listed Sezzle fails to win California lending license, shares dive

California rejected Sezzle Inc's request for a lending license, dealing the recently listed buy-now-pay-later firm a big blow weeks after bigger rival Afterpay got a go ahead, sending Sezzle's shares..
Reuters - Published

California to reject Sezzle's application for lending license in state

A California state agency announced its intention to reject buy-now-pay-later company Sezzle Inc's application for a lending license in the state, sending its shares to a record low on Thursday. The..
Reuters - Published

Federal judge temporarily exempts truck drivers from California gig worker law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect from Jan. 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a 'temporary restraining order.'
Reuters - Published

Police arrest six in gang-related November shooting in California

Six people have been arrested for a November shooting rampage that killed four people and injured six at a backyard football-viewing party in Fresno, California, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Tesla must face lawsuit claiming racism at California factory

A federal judge rejected Tesla Inc's effort to dismiss claims by two former workers that the California electric car factory where they worked was a hotbed of racial hostility, clearing the way for a..
Reuters - Published

Uber, Postmates sue to block California gig worker law, claiming it's unconstitutional

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates..
Reuters - Published

'Do Not Sell My Info': U.S. retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add "Do Not Sell My Info" links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what..
Reuters - Published

Falling redwood kills hiker in California park on Christmas Eve

A Minnesota man visiting Muir Woods National Monument near San Francisco was killed by a falling redwood tree during a Christmas Eve hike with his sister and her boyfriend, the sheriff's department and..
Reuters - Published

Phillips 66 says boiler plant fire extinguished at Los Angeles, California refinery

U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 said a small fire at a boiler plant at its 139,000-barrel-per-day Los Angeles refinery in Wilmington, California was extinguished on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Prosecutors claim Avenatti was over $15 million in debt during alleged Nike extortion

California attorney Michael Avenatti, known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump, was more than $15 million in debt when he allegedly tried to..
Reuters - Published

Phillips 66 reports fire in Boiler plant area at Wilmington, California refinery

Phillips 66 reported a fire was extinguished in the area of the boiler plant at its 139,000-barrel-per-day Los Angeles refinery in Wilmington, California, according to a regulatory filing released on..
Reuters - Published

California to toughen group discounts regulations in auto insurance

The California Department of Insurance on Monday proposed to reform how insurers offer group discounts based on occupation, education, and other factors, contending some the insurers' programs..
Reuters - Published

'Fashion industry's pollution made me cry'

Yael Aflalo on the trip to China that sparked the growth of her California-based Reformation chain.
BBC News - Published

U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed..
Reuters - Published

PG&E creditors offer California wildfire victims $13.5 billion in cash upfront

PG&E Corp's creditors have sweetened their offer to California wildfire victims, saying they are now prepared to pay $13.5 billion in cash upfront, according to a letter sent on Friday to state..
Reuters - Published

U.S. rolls back standards on energy saving light bulbs

The Trump administration on Friday said it has finalized a decision to roll back a 2007 rule calling for energy-efficient light bulbs, a move that states including New York and California are..
Reuters - Published

Sutter Health agrees to pay $575 million settlement with California

Sutter Health [SHLC.UL], which runs hospitals and clinics in northern California, has agreed to pay $575 million to settle allegations that it engaged in anticompetitive practices, the California..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court takes up bid by Catholic schools to avoid worker lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide the extent to which religious organizations are immune from lawsuits filed by employees in two cases involving teachers at Catholic schools in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge approves PG&E deal with California wildfire victims; stock jumps

A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved on Tuesday PG&E Corp's $13.5 billion settlement with victims of Californian wildfires, and the company's stock rallied as the utility gained momentum to emerge from..
Reuters - Published

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