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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, 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. The state is home to five of the top-10 most expensive cities in the United States.

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Congressional Black Caucus leader cautions impeachment won't necessarily mean removing Trump from office

CBSN contributor Molly Hooper interviews Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, about the ongoing congressional investigations into President Donald Trump.
CBS News - Published

'American Taliban' released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the California man who took up arms for the Taliban before 9/11, is out of prison after more than 17 years. (May 23)
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for California

In America, People Are Still Dying From Air Pollution [Video]In America, People Are Still Dying From Air Pollution

According to a new report out this week, decreasing levels of air pollution in the U.S. have led to fewer deaths and illnesses. But Gizmodo reports there are pockets of the country where air pollution..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:59Published

Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater [Video]Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

The Australian state of Queensland and ridesharing company Uber announced on Thursday they would be launching ScUber, the world's first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef. Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Trump And California Are At Odds [Video]Trump And California Are At Odds

On Wednesday the Trump administration agreed not to immediately redirect nearly $1 billion it is withholding from California’s high-speed rail project, one of several disputes between Republican..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally [Video]DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally

A U.S. combat veteran was indicted for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California. According to Reuters, 26-year-old Mark Steven Domingo, of Reseda, California, served with the Army..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is due to be released on Thursday after 17 years in U.S. federal prison. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Stealing Endangered Lemur From Zoo [Video]Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Stealing Endangered Lemur From Zoo

A teenager who stole a rare endangered lemur from a southern California zoo last summer has agreed to plead guilty to the crime. According to a Department of Justice release, 19-year-old Aquinas..

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The DOJ Agreed To Turn Over Mueller Counterintelligence Documents To Congress [Video]The DOJ Agreed To Turn Over Mueller Counterintelligence Documents To Congress

The Justice Department agreed at the last minute to begin turning over classified documents on the Russia investigation to the House Intelligence Committee. California Rep. Adam Schiff said the DOJ's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

CA motorhome chase driver to face multiple charges [Video]CA motorhome chase driver to face multiple charges

California Highway Patrol spokesman Weston Haver says the woman who allegedly stole a motorhome and led police on a high-speed chase with two dogs on her lap Tuesday, will be charged on numerous counts..

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California Sues U.S. Government Over Rail Funding [Video]California Sues U.S. Government Over Rail Funding

Reuters reports the state of California sued the Trump administration on Tuesday after the government confirmed last week it will withhold the $929 million awarded to the state in 2010 for high-speed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Pelosi Faces Rising Pressure To Impeachment [Video]Pelosi Faces Rising Pressure To Impeachment

According to Politico, Nancy Pelosi is facing rising pressure to launch an impeachment inquiry. Despite repeated pronouncements from the California Democrat that she doesn’t want to try to remove..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Warm Waters Potentially Causing Mass Whale Deaths [Video]Warm Waters Potentially Causing Mass Whale Deaths

Huff Post reports scientists are investigating the increase in dead and dying gray whales washing up on the West Coast this year. At least 58 gray whales have been found stranded along the coast from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

California Utility Responsible For Gas Leak Failed To Investigate Problems For Decades [Video]California Utility Responsible For Gas Leak Failed To Investigate Problems For Decades

According to a report released on Friday, the California utility responsible for a massive, 4 month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump Administration Terminates Near Billion-Dollar Deal For California High-Speed Rail [Video]Trump Administration Terminates Near Billion-Dollar Deal For California High-Speed Rail

According to a report by Huffpost, the Trump administration announced that it had terminated an agreement with California that would have directed nearly 1 billion dollars toward the state's high-speed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

California Utility Responsible For 2015 Gas Leak Failed To Investigate For Decades [Video]California Utility Responsible For 2015 Gas Leak Failed To Investigate For Decades

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a state reports claims that the California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Net Neutrality Supporter Sentenced For Death Threats to FCC Chairman Pai [Video]Net Neutrality Supporter Sentenced For Death Threats to FCC Chairman Pai

According to Reuters, a California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

F-16 pilot ejected before Calif. crash 'doing fine' [Video]F-16 pilot ejected before Calif. crash 'doing fine'

Colonel Tom McNamara of the March Air Reserve Base said on Friday that the F-16 fighter jet pilot who ejected on Thursday is “doing fine,” and recovery operations for the jet that crashed into a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse near Los Angeles [Video]F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse near Los Angeles

A pilot ejected moments before an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside an air base in California, military officials said.

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Southwest Airlines Launches Affordable Flights To Hawaii [Video]Southwest Airlines Launches Affordable Flights To Hawaii

Business Insider reports that Southwest Airlines has received permission from the FAA and have launched flight service to Hawaii. The inaugural flight is scheduled to depart from Oakland, California,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

PG&E lines caused California's deadliest wildfire: officials [Video]PG&E lines caused California's deadliest wildfire: officials

State fire investigators have formally determined that Pacific Gas & Electric Co transmission lines caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Bayer Ordered To Pay Record $2 Billion Roundup Verdict [Video]Bayer Ordered To Pay Record $2 Billion Roundup Verdict

CNN reports that the future for Bayer looks increasingly bleak as court damages tied to the weedkiller Roundup begin to accrue. A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Clash with NRA energizes doctors' push for gun laws [Video]Clash with NRA energizes doctors' push for gun laws

A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence. Chris Dignam has more.

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Fire fighters save cat stuck up extremely high tree [Video]Fire fighters save cat stuck up extremely high tree

Fire fighters save a cat stuck up an extremely high tree in California. The body-cam footage from the firefighter of the Porterville Fire Department show the cat falling from the tree safely into their..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Bayer Shares Hit 7 Year-Low After $2 Billion Award In Roundup Trial [Video]Bayer Shares Hit 7 Year-Low After $2 Billion Award In Roundup Trial

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Bayer shares fell by as much as 5 percent after a California couple were awarded over 2 billion-dollars in the largest US jury penalty over allegations..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Bayer must pay $2bln to couple in Roundup trial [Video]Bayer must pay $2bln to couple in Roundup trial

A California jury on Monday (May 13) awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

 

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Putin praises Trump for ending Syria presence; Unusual sign in the sky above California
CBS News - Published

Congress on verge of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

The package would deliver aid for southern states suffering from last fall's hurricanes, Midwestern states deluged with springtime floods, and fire-ravaged rural California
CBS News - Published

John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years

A California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture on a battlefield in Afghanistan in 2001 was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, according to media reports.
USATODAY.com - Published

California Today: Spotting Wildfires Could Become Easier. Here’s How.

Thursday: A fire-watching camera system could help save lives; President Trump and Nancy Pelosi face off; and a white-collar prison consultant
NYTimes.com - Published

Concerns growing over release of John Walker Lindh, also known as "American Taliban"

John Walker Lindh, often called the “American Taliban,” is set to walk free from federal prison at any moment. Lindh was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. The..
CBS News - Published

When police misconduct occurs, records often stay secret. One mom's fight to change that.

A police officer is accused of playing with her dead son's body after he was shot. An angry California mother wants secret cop records to go public.
USATODAY.com - Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

A California native who admitted to providing support to the Taliban is expected to be released from a federal prison. He was with them in Afghanistan on 9/11. Jeff Pegues reports.
CBS News - Published

Calif. lawmakers advance bill that would limit vaccine exemptions

The measure passed on a party-line 24-10 vote, with no Republican support
CBS News - Published

Trump honors officers with Medal of Valor awards

Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the nation's highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a mass shooting on Election Day 2016 in..
USATODAY.com - Published

Former U.S. Army soldier indicted for planning to bomb rally: Justice Department

A U.S. combat veteran was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California, last month, the Justice Department said.
Reuters - Published

A myth? A leaf? Aquarium displays rare sea dragons

A Calif. aquarium built what is believed to be one of the world’s largest habitats for sea dragons outside Australia, where the native populations are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the..
USATODAY.com - Published

"48 Hours: NCIS:" The Marine's Wife

When a young military wife at the Marine Combat Base in Twentynine Palms, Calif., vanishes, NCIS agents discover she has a secret -- did it lead to murder?
CBS News - Published

Trump administration holds off redirecting California's high-speed rail money

The Trump administration on Wednesday agreed not to immediately redirect nearly $1 billion it is withholding from California's high-speed rail project, one of several disputes between Republican Trump..
Reuters - Published

Swalwell proposes protections for the press

Presidential candidate and California congressman proposes protections for the press as part of his campaign
CBS News - Published

John Walker Lindh, an American who joined the Taliban, to be freed from Indiana prison

John Walker Lindh, a Californian captured in the Middle East, has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for supporting the Taliban regime.
USATODAY.com - Published

California Today: California Today: The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law

Wednesday: A conversation with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Also: California sues the Trump administration again; and a Randy’s Donuts expansion.
NYTimes.com - Published

Woman with 2 dogs and stolen RV lead California police in wild chase

A woman is in custody after leading police on a wild chase through a California neighborhood in a stolen RV. At one point, the driver slammed into a tree, ripping off the entire side of the RV. Jamie..
CBS News - Published

California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail funding, escalating feud with Trump administration

California sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling funding for a high-speed rail project, escalating tensions.
USATODAY.com - Published

California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds

California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration in U.S. District Court after the U.S. Transportation Department confirmed it would withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the..
Reuters - Published

Calif. bill would provide free abortion pills on campus

The bill would require all 34 public university campuses in California to offer no-cost medical abortions to students
CBS News - Published

‘Flint is Everywhere’: California Farmworkers Confront a Tainted Water Crisis

The soil in California’s farm country is fertile, but the water is bad. Half of all failing water systems in the state are in the San Joaquin Valley.
NYTimes.com - Published

With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station

A surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed immigration detention facilities in California to capacity, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to release many at bus stations in the state for the..
Reuters - Published

Kamala Harris to introduce plan to end gender pay gap

The California Democrat would exact financial penalties from companies that fail to comply
CBS News - Published

Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California that aired Sunday, May 19, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
CBS News - Published

When you tally up the 25 richest cities in America, California has eight

The median household income in 2017 was $60,336, but in the most thriving U.S. cities, the majority of households earn over 20% more than that.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pogacar, van der Breggen hold on to win Tour of California

Tadej Pogacar and Anna van der Breggen both stayed out of trouble on the final stage to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to win the overall Tour of California
USATODAY.com - Published

Fatal police shootings could become a crime under proposed California law

Under the proposed bill, police must feel confident that it is truly necessary to shoot to kill, or they could be prosecuted for killing their victim.
USATODAY.com - Published

Daniel Wu's unusual journey to movie stardom

Daniel Wu took an unconventional path to becoming a major movie star in Asia. The "Into The Badlands" star grew up in California and got his first commercial gig while finishing university in Hong..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Administration Flying Migrants Out of Texas to Ease Overcrowding at Border

The Department of Homeland Security has begun flying recent border-crossers and asylum seekers to California in a program that may expand to coastal areas and the Canadian border.
NYTimes.com - Published

Record number of migrants puts 'severe pressure' on Border Patrol facilities, local shelters

“The whole system is under severe pressure,” said David Kim, assistant chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol’s El Centro sector in California.
USATODAY.com - Published

California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a..
Reuters - Published

Utility failed to probe gas leaks at Aliso Canyon before 2015 accident: state report

A Sempra Energy subsidiary did not conduct detailed inspections or analyses of leaks at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California before the major 2015 leak that has cost the utility..
Reuters - Published

Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator's..
Reuters - Published

California court hears arguments on Trump's plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall

At stake is billions of dollars that would allow Trump to make major progress on a signature campaign promise heading into his campaign for a second term
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Fighter jet crashes through California warehouse

A fighter jet crashes into a Southern California warehouse near a busy freeway. Also, the Trump administration is apparently planning to move hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Texas to Florida...
CBS News - Published

F-16 pilot ejects before jet crashes into California building

An F-16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, the pilot ejected and five people on the..
Reuters - Published

F-16 fighter crashes into warehouse, pilot ejects

A pilot ejected moments before an F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California. The pilot wasn't hurt. (May 16)
USATODAY.com - Published

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