California Headlines

  • Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

    Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush.

    U.S.
  • 22 soldiers injured in California tent collapse

    More than 20 soldiers were injured during a helicopter accident Wednesday night on a California military base, according to The Associated Press. Most of the injuries suffered by the 22 soldiers were minor, a spokeswoman said. A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was landing when the wind from its rotor caused the tent to collapse, said Amy Phillips, public information officer at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County. Fort Hunter Liggett is about 170 miles south of San Francisco. The accident occurred...

    WPLG
  • Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

    A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

    U.S.
  • Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured -...

    July 19 (Reuters) - A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual...

    Mail Online
  • Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

    A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

    IN
  • Loon's first commercial internet balloon deal is in Kenya

    Loon, the internet-delivering-balloon unit of Google-parent Alphabet, is announcing its first commercial deal. The company says it will work with partner Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019. The announcement comes just a week after Loon graduated from...

    ABC News
  • 22 people injured in California military base tent collapse

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter blew down at a Central California military base Wednesday night, injuring 22 soldiers - but the injuries were...

    Mail Online
  • Fog plays havoc with U.S. Girls Junior championship at Poppy Hills

    Lucy Li of Redwood City and Yealimi Noh of Concord finished 1-2 as stroke play at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at the Poppy Hills course at Pebble Beach wrapped up Wednesday morning, but only five of 32 scheduled opening-round match-play clashes wrapped up as heavy fog delayed play for a second day. Li, who finished stroke play Tuesday, was medalist with a 36-hole total of 11-under-par 131, one shot shy of the championship record. Noh, who had to complete her second round...

    SFGate
  • A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

    Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there’s usually a line that precedes it. And hours before the annual pop culture convention officially kicked off Wednesday night in San Diego, there were lines everywhere — to get onto the convention floor to buy merchandise at the stroke of 6 p.m., to have the pants scared off them at the DC Universe Swamp Thing “experience,” to gaze at pretty Laika characters, to get into a Hall H panel Thursday morning and even to take a photo...

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  • One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

    A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

    IN
  • California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

    U.S.
  • California man pleads guilty to trying to help terrorists

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man who allegedly used social media to promote the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to federal charges of attempting...

    Mail Online
  • The Latest: Driver hurt in oxygen tanker blast in California

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on an explosion involving an oxygen tanker in California (all times local):6:30 p.m.Officials say no patients or medical...

    Mail Online
  • California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

    U.S.
  • Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and...

    Mail Online
  • California high court orders proposal to split up state removed...

    By Steve GormanLOS ANGELES, July 18 (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to...

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  • California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

    A measure that would have split the state into separate parts will no longer appear on the ballot A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday. The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by an environmental group. Continue...

    the Guardian
  • Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

    During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

    U.S.