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California: U.S. state in the United States
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 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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Trump confirms U.S. will revoke California's power to require cleaner cars

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California's authority to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration sideswipes California efforts to set strict auto emission standard

President Trump decided to revoke a waiver used by California to establish auto emission standards that are more stringent than the federal standard.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for California

Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution [Video]Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution

President Donald Trump is taking action for the environment and against the homeless population in California. He ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a notice in less than a week to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week [Video]Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Can't afford to backslide on climate change: Becerra [Video]Can't afford to backslide on climate change: Becerra

California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his state cannot "afford to backslide in our battle against climate change - it's about our survival." Pres. Trump is promising to revoke the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

States' Rights? Trump To Ban California From Making Its Own Laws [Video]States' Rights? Trump To Ban California From Making Its Own Laws

The Trump administration plans to revoke California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards. Moreover, Reuters reports the administration intends to bar all..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

California Follows Lead On Restricting Flavored E-Cigarettes [Video]California Follows Lead On Restricting Flavored E-Cigarettes

According to Reuters, on Monday, California is expected to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes restrictions. This comes after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted the public that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Marine animal experts fear return of 'the Blob' [Video]Marine animal experts fear return of 'the Blob'

Waters are warming in the Pacific Ocean again, threatening the food chain critical for marine life such as seals and birds. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify positive drug test is a result of Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify positive drug test is a result of "environmental contamination"

Trainer Bob Baffert denies intentionally administering the banned drug scopolamine to Triple Crown-winning horse Justify in 2018, saying a positive test had been a result of "environmental..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

Report: Crew Aboard Dive Boat That Burned, Sank Slept As Fire Broke Out [Video]Report: Crew Aboard Dive Boat That Burned, Sank Slept As Fire Broke Out

A dive boat caught fire and sank off the California coast on Labor Day, killing 34 people. Reuters reports the vessel had no night watchman on duty when the flames erupted. That's according to federal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Make No Mistake, Vaping Can Hurt Your Lungs [Video]Make No Mistake, Vaping Can Hurt Your Lungs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported 450 cases of possible vaping-related lung illnesses. According to Business Insider, six people have died, but experts still can't explain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Watch: California surfing dogs hang ten to help orphaned pets [Video]Watch: California surfing dogs hang ten to help orphaned pets

The dog days of summer may be gone, but that didn't stop these canine competitors. The Surf Dog Surf-a-thon has been raising money for orphaned pets for 14 years.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Surfing dogs hit the waves in California [Video]Surfing dogs hit the waves in California

The Helen Woodward Animal Center held its 14th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sunday (September 8) in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un "wants peace"

Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un can work out a deal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Trump's Campaign Manager Said The Trump Family Will Become 'A Dynasty' [Video]Trump's Campaign Manager Said The Trump Family Will Become 'A Dynasty'

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign manager said the Trump family will become “a dynasty.” Brad Parscale said the dynasty would “last for decades, propelling the Republican Party..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Sen. Ed Markey's Reelection Bid Gets Boost [Video]Sen. Ed Markey's Reelection Bid Gets Boost

Sen. Ed Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts, is running for reelection. He faces a tough primary, with Rep.Joe Kennedy III hoping to defeat him in a 2020 Democratic primary. California Democrat Ro..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Kamala Harris Addresses Police Shootings [Video]Kamala Harris Addresses Police Shootings

Reuters reports that Kamala Harris has revealed her plan for criminal justice. The former prosecutor and California attorney general has a bold plan for reforming the nations justice system. If elected..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System [Video]San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco has offered to..

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Tenaja fire threatens homes in California [Video]Tenaja fire threatens homes in California

Authorities on Thursday stepped up evacuations in southern California communities threatened by a wildfire. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

California boat fire survivors tell their story [Video]California boat fire survivors tell their story

The crew of a dive ship that caught fire and sank off the California coast told a "harrowing story" of their failed attempts to save 34 people trapped below deck, investigators said on Thursday. Eve..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Tenaja fire threatening homes in southern California [Video]Tenaja fire threatening homes in southern California

A fast-moving wildfire is threatening homes in southern California, where almost a thousand acres have burned since Wednesday. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

All But One Of The 34 California Boat Blaze Victims' Bodies Have Been Recovered [Video]All But One Of The 34 California Boat Blaze Victims' Bodies Have Been Recovered

The bodies of all but one of the 34 people killed in a burning boat off the California coast have been recovered. The dive boat they were sleeping in erupted into flames early this week off Santa Cruz..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

"I can't breathe" - Mayday call from boat fire reveals chaos

Divers searched for more bodies early on Tuesday around the wreck of a boat destroyed by a blaze off the coast of southern California, as authorities launched an investigation into one of the area's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

'No additional survivors' found in CA scuba boat explosion [Video]'No additional survivors' found in CA scuba boat explosion

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown on Tuesday said "no additional survivors" had been found during ongoing recovery efforts a day after a scuba diving vessel exploded off a Southern California island..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

 

American Wonders: California's glowing "Field of Light"

More than 58,000 solar-powered spheres now shimmer in Paso Robles' fields
CBS News - Published

Your Wednesday Briefing

Israel, California, Federal Reserve: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump's California visit, Greta Thunberg appears before Congress: 5 things you need to know Wednesday

President Donald Trump heads to San Diego amid homeless comments backlash, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg appears before Congress and more things to start your Wednesday
USATODAY.com - Published

Blaming shelters and street sleeping, Donald Trump blasts California for homeless crisis

Donald Trump hands out a conservative prescription to remedy homelessness, blaming shelters and calling for cities to ban sleeping on streets.
USATODAY.com - Published

Corey Lewandowski on why he didn't want to leave "paper trail" of meeting with Jeff Sessions

Representative Karen Bass, a Democrat of California, pressed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on why he didn't want to leave a "paper trail" of his meeting with then-Attorney General..
CBS News - Published

Trump and California See Same Homeless Problem, but Not the Same Solutions

President Trump’s awful descriptions of California’s housing woes can’t be worse than those of the state’s most liberal politicians. But that’s where the agreement ends.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources

The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration to block California's stringent auto emission rules

The Trump administration will revoke California's authority to set auto emission standards, blocking an effort that has long irked the president.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Will End California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

The move, expected Wednesday, would strip California of its special authority to set tougher rules on car emissions. 
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump looks to boost campaign coffers with California fundraisers

The president is doing a two-day swing through the Golden State for a series of high-dollar fundraisers
CBS News - Published

Ask Us Your Questions About Inequality in California

Tuesday: We want to hear from you about the stories you want to read. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom takes action on vaping, and Kim Gordon recommends a taco spot.
NYTimes.com - Published

Donald Trump heads to California for fundraising amid backlash over his plan for homelessness

Donald Trump's California swing comes after he has sparked a furor with threats to intervene in the state's homelessness crisis.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lewandowski to testify, Trump to visit California, Israelis go to polls: 5 things to know Tuesday

Corey Lewandowski to testify in a House hearing, Trump heads to California, Israelis go to the polls and more of Tuesday's biggest news.
USATODAY.com - Published

Counterfeit pot vapes flood market amid illnesses

Want to make a counterfeit cannabis vape that looks like the real thing? The easy availability of replica packaging helps explain an explosion in counterfeiting in California’s vape market that also..
USATODAY.com - Published

California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks from vaping, part of a multi-pronged effort to combat what he called a "youth epidemic," but said he lacked authority..
Reuters - Published

California, Uber and Lyft can find a way to compromise on drivers' benefits

Rideshare companies benefit America but shouldn't cheat drivers and passengers. Calling workers contractors costs taxpayers billions a year: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

California to Target Counterfeit Vaping Products

The move comes amid a scourge of vaping-related illness across the country that has killed at least six people.
NYTimes.com - Published

California governor expected to announce restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes

California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected on Monday to announce restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health..
Reuters - Published

‘We Have Faces Too’: An Exhibition Shows Life in San Quentin

Monday: How images from inside the state’s oldest prison ended up in an art museum. Also: California on the offensive, and the beginnings of Oscar buzz.
NYTimes.com - Published

Rep. Schiff says President Trump “should” continue negotiating with the Taliban

Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, jonis Margaret Brennan to discuss an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility.
CBS News - Published

9/14: CBS Evening News

U.S. accuses Iran of launching drone strikes against Saudi Arabian oil plant; California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers.
CBS News - Published

California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign new legislation intended to help the Legion of Independent Workers in the so-called gig economy. The law would make "gig workers" eligible for..
CBS News - Published

Ken Burns explores the true roots of country music in new documentary

Over the past 30 years, the films of Ken Burns have covered the Civil War, the Vietnam War, baseball, jazz and more. His latest project, chronicling the story of country music from the hollers of West..
CBS News - Published

Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense

California Democrats have been energized by a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to enact a sweeping liberal agenda that in almost every way offers a counternarrative to Trump administration policies.
NYTimes.com - Published

Protester dumps red liquid on California lawmakers, forcing evacuation of Senate floor

According to California lawmakers, the woman yelled about "dead babies" before throwing the liquid and hitting multiple senators.
USATODAY.com - Published

California's "Uber law" could affect millions of workers

The state of California has passed a sweeping worker protection bill that makes it harder for companies to avoid paying minimum wage and overtime. Here's who the "Uber law" affects.
CBS News - Published

Former Bengals DB Terrell Roberts shot, killed at grandmother's home in California

Terrell Roberts, who was with the Bengals for the 2003 and 2004 seasons, was shot and killed this week at his grandmother's California home.
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E settles wildfire claims with insurers for $11 billion

PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California.
Reuters - Published

Senator Harris takes aim at Trump antitrust probe of automakers over emissions

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday asked a government watchdog to look into the Trump administration's decision to launch an antitrust probe into four automakers..
Reuters - Published

PG&E reaches $11B settement with insurers over California wildfires

The deal covers just half of the $20 billion insurance companies wanted, and needs to be approved by a bankruptcy court
CBS News - Published

Looking for California in the Democratic Debate?

Friday: What Californians need to know about the three-hour marathon. Also: A Conception fire update; and Japanese curry.
NYTimes.com - Published

AP Top Stories September 13 A

Here's the latest for Friday September 13th: Democrats debate in Houston; Trump visits Baltimore; Sunken scuba boat raised off California; Fugitive couple arrested in Arizona  
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All six crew members were asleep before deadly dive boat fire, NTSB report says

New information about the deadly dive boat fire in California raises concerns about whether the crew broke any laws. The wreckage of the boat, Conception, was pulled from the water near Santa Barbara..
CBS News - Published

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources

The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own..
Reuters - Published

Dive boat where 34 died raised from sea off Calif.

A salvage crew has raised the scuba diving boat that sank after a fire that killed 34 people off Southern California last week. (Sept. 12)  
USATODAY.com - Published

California businessman who Donald Trump dubbed 'my African American' leaves GOP

California businessmen Gregory Cheadle decided to change his party registration from Republican to independent about a month ago.
USATODAY.com - Published

California legislature bars facial recognition for police body cameras

California's legislature on Thursday passed a three-year ban on state and local law enforcement from using body cameras with facial recognition software, the latest curb on technology that some say..
Reuters - Published

Trump fumes over California emissions deal with car companies, DOJ investigates automakers

From the AT&T-Time Warner merger and now with BMW, Ford, Honda and VW, storied antitrust division is acting like Trump’s petty enforcer: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floor

A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty,..
Reuters - Published

California dive boat wreckage lifted out of the ocean

The wreckage of a dive boat that sunk off Southern California has finally been lifted out of the ocean. It comes as federal investigators released a report claiming the entire crew was asleep when a..
CBS News - Published

California dive boat had no night watchman when fire broke out: NTSB

A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, had no night watchman on duty when the flames erupted, federal safety officials said on Thursday in a preliminary..
Reuters - Published

Woman in coma after using face cream tainted with mercury, officials say

The California woman, 47, bought the anti-aging cream from a third party that imported it from Mexico, health officials say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Crew of California dive boat say there were no mechanical issues before fire: NTSB

The crew of the California dive boat that erupted in flames, killing 34 people, told investigators that they were sleeping when the fire broke out and were not aware of any mechanical or electrical..
Reuters - Published

California redwood forest latest alternative burial site

For 70-year-old Kathee Pfalmer, who grew up in the shadow of Northern California's towering redwood forests, nothing seemed more appropriate than eventually spending an eternity among them.
Reuters - Published

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