Neary 200 Yosemite National Park visitors, employees sick after likely outbreak of  highly contagious norovirus
Neary 200 Yosemite National Park visitors, employees sick after likely outbreak of highly contagious norovirus

An investigation has been launched to probe the circumstances surrounding the illness and how has it spread.

Winter storms lash western states, leave several areas without electricity and essential supplies
Winter storms lash western states, leave several areas without electricity and essential supplies

Forecasters, however, say warmer weather will arrive by Saturday melting snow but increasing flood threat

House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate
House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate

The lawmakers moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where the president's team is mounting a defense aiming for swift acquittal

Hawks star Trae Young pays off $1 million worth medical debt for  Atlanta families as a New Year's gift
Hawks star Trae Young pays off $1 million worth medical debt for Atlanta families as a New Year's gift

The 21-year-old basketball star reportedly donated $10,000 through his Trae Young Foundation to an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the country

House to vote on limiting Trump's power to go to war with Iran, says Nancy Pelosi
House to vote on limiting Trump's power to go to war with Iran, says Nancy Pelosi

The House speaker, who has been after the president with her impeachment drive, said the House will move the resolution on Thursday to protect the people of America.

Trump administration's national preparedness report ignores climate change
Trump administration's national preparedness report ignores climate change

FEMA’s 60-page report mentions disasters, wildfires, and hurricanes omits the role of climate change. And this is despite multiple reports last year warning how climate change and global warming are intensifying natural disasters, making floods and hurricanes stronger and more intense.

IKEA to pay $46m to parents of 2-year-old crushed to death after 'unstable' dresser fell on top of him
IKEA to pay $46m to parents of 2-year-old crushed to death after 'unstable' dresser fell on top of him

The settlement sum is nearly three times the amount paid in 2016 to settle similar lawsuits filed by parents of other children.

Piers Morgan rails against 'woke' vegans for being 'unethical' as they eat almonds, which kill millions of bees
Piers Morgan rails against 'woke' vegans for being 'unethical' as they eat almonds, which kill millions of bees

The 'Good Morning Britain' host was back to form during the first show of 2020, taking aims at vegans and a landmark ruling which determined veganism as a philosophical belief.

Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire businessman Ronald Burkle, found dead at 27 in Beverly Hills home
Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire businessman Ronald Burkle, found dead at 27 in Beverly Hills home

His death came to light after the Beverly Hills Police received a call concerning an 'unconscious male' at around 7:26 pm on Monday, January 6

Scottsdale is the best American city for jobs while Detroit is the worst, survey shows
Scottsdale is the best American city for jobs while Detroit is the worst, survey shows

South Burlington in Vermont was found to be the city with the lowest unemployment rate of 1.7 percent and Detroit, the highest with nine percent.

Australian bushfires: Pink donates $500,000 to firefighters, Selena Gomez & Kim Kardashian spread awareness
Australian bushfires: Pink donates $500,000 to firefighters, Selena Gomez & Kim Kardashian spread awareness

More than 130 fires are currently burning across New South Wales and Victoria with no signs of abating. The wildfires have claimed the lives of 23 people and more than half a billion animals.

Ann Coulter slams 'Law & Order' for portraying 'Trump-supporting white males' as rapists and mass shooters
Ann Coulter slams 'Law & Order' for portraying 'Trump-supporting white males' as rapists and mass shooters

Coulter, who was once a strong supporter of Trump, also blasted SVU's producer Celine Robinson over episodes focusing on 'sex traffickers, little boy rapists and women-hating mass shooters'

Glider pilot miraculously survives after harness unhooks mid-air, causing him to hold on for dear life
Glider pilot miraculously survives after harness unhooks mid-air, causing him to hold on for dear life

He held on to the bar with his fingertips long enough to crash land on a beach. Although the rough landing tore his ligament and sprained his right knee, he survived. 

California father dies with 3 kids while trying to save them from apartment fire sparked by Christmas tree
California father dies with 3 kids while trying to save them from apartment fire sparked by Christmas tree

41-year-old Juan Moreno had gotten out of his burning home. However, he raced back in when he realized that 4-year-old Janessa, 8-year-old Isaac  and 12-year-old Maria were still inside the house

28-year-old hiker killed by 200-foot redwood tree that fell on him at California national park on Christmas Eve
28-year-old hiker killed by 200-foot redwood tree that fell on him at California national park on Christmas Eve

The Minneapolis resident, his sister and her boyfriend were struck by the giant redwood tree when the trio was hiking through Muir Woods in California

Girl, 10, dies after suffering cardiac arrest on Delta flight to Seattle just minutes after takeoff from LA
Girl, 10, dies after suffering cardiac arrest on Delta flight to Seattle just minutes after takeoff from LA

The flight had to return to the airport but the girl could not be saved despite efforts made by paramedics

Adorable pit bull finds family days before Christmas after spending five years at California shelter
Adorable pit bull finds family days before Christmas after spending five years at California shelter

9-year-old pit bull Seamus spent more than five and half years with the Fresno Bully Rescue, an organization that helps bully breeds get adopted

Baba Ram Dass, counterculture icon and LSD pioneer, dies at 88
Baba Ram Dass, counterculture icon and LSD pioneer, dies at 88

Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given.

Christian couple seeking to resurrect 2-year-old daughter plans her funeral after church raises $60K on GoFundMe
Christian couple seeking to resurrect 2-year-old daughter plans her funeral after church raises $60K on GoFundMe

The child's parents decided on the funeral a week after Olive's death, who stopped breathing at their home in Redding

Surfer bitten by shark off the coast of California airlifted to safety by coast guard after 'truly terrifying situation'
Surfer bitten by shark off the coast of California airlifted to safety by coast guard after 'truly terrifying situation'

"Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco FOB Mugu medevacs shark bite victim to safety and transports him to Santa Barbara Airport where EMTs awaited," the coast guard said in a Twitter post

California girl, 5, sells cocoa and cookies to raise money to help pay off lunch debts for 123 students
California girl, 5, sells cocoa and cookies to raise money to help pay off lunch debts for 123 students

She was able to raise around $80 which she and her mother donated to the school to help pay off the negative lunch balance of 123 students.

California teacher who wants to 'bring back slavery' made racist comments against black and Latino students, placed on leave
California teacher who wants to 'bring back slavery' made racist comments against black and Latino students, placed on leave

This is the secondd time the unidentified teacher has been placed on leave within three months for comments she has made to students

Trump Impeachment: Republican Rep Lee Zeldin calls impeachment proceedings a 'Schiff show' but TV closed-captioning picks it up as 'S**t show'
Trump Impeachment: Republican Rep Lee Zeldin calls impeachment proceedings a 'Schiff show' but TV closed-captioning picks it up as 'S**t show'

The line was picked up in closed-captioning. Viewers who were viewing the speech would have read the line pop up as "TOTAL S*** SHOW"

Trump Impeachment: Tulsi Gabbard defies party line, votes 'present' on both impeachment articles
Trump Impeachment: Tulsi Gabbard defies party line, votes 'present' on both impeachment articles

Gabbard has repeatedly criticized her party for seeking to impeach and remove the Republican president.

Students sue University of California for SAT requirement which clearly 'favours' white and wealthier applicants
Students sue University of California for SAT requirement which clearly 'favours' white and wealthier applicants

The plaintiffs claim the test is "discriminatory" because only wealthy white students can afford to pay for expensive private tutors to prepare for it

Starbucks apologizes after two uniformed officers in California say the outlet's employees refused to serve them
Starbucks apologizes after two uniformed officers in California say the outlet's employees refused to serve them

According to statements from a Starbucks spokesperson and Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, the deputies eventually left and the coffee giant apologized to the deputies.

 Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Greta Thunberg 'feisty' and 'strong, says fossil fuel companies will do everything to discredit her
Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Greta Thunberg 'feisty' and 'strong, says fossil fuel companies will do everything to discredit her

Schwarzenegger, who himself advocates environmental consciousness, says she has shown now how much a power a kid has when they go out and do something about it.

Joy Behar jokes that while Clinton was sleeping with Monica Lewinsky, Trump is sleeping with Putin: 'It’s a little different'
Joy Behar jokes that while Clinton was sleeping with Monica Lewinsky, Trump is sleeping with Putin: 'It’s a little different'

'The View' co-host was comparing the ongoing impeachment with that of the former president with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

California church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugee family separated at border in controversial nativity scene
California church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugee family separated at border in controversial nativity scene

According to the pastor, the biblical story of Mary and Joseph fleeing from Israel to Egypt resonates with the plight of thousands of refugees seeking asylum in America

California man drowns during heroic attempt to save three dogs from frozen lake on Thanksgiving day
California man drowns during heroic attempt to save three dogs from frozen lake on Thanksgiving day

According to El Dorado County Sheriff’s office, David Schmidt was taking the dogs for a morning walk in Meyers, Northern California, near South Lake Tahoe, when the tragedy occurred.

Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport
Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport

He suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived

Number of pregnant women in US prisons going up but authorities least concerned about their basic healthcare needs, says report
Number of pregnant women in US prisons going up but authorities least concerned about their basic healthcare needs, says report

A survey was conducted by Prison Policy Initiative covering 50 states of the country and it was found only California took real care of its pregnant jail inmates.

Post Kamala Harris' pull-out, Joe Biden says he would consider her for vice presidency if he bags Democratic nomination
Post Kamala Harris' pull-out, Joe Biden says he would consider her for vice presidency if he bags Democratic nomination

Biden said he had a talk with Harris and termed the California senator 'solid', who is capable of becoming whatever she wants to be.

Kamala Harris had the best response to Trump's sarcastic tweet saying he will miss her: 'I’ll see you at your trial'
Kamala Harris had the best response to Trump's sarcastic tweet saying he will miss her: 'I’ll see you at your trial'

The California senator, 55, confirmed on Tuesday, December 3, that she would be 'suspending' her campaign for the Democratic ticket over shortage of funds

Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential dream died too early but her race and gender are only part of the reason
Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential dream died too early but her race and gender are only part of the reason

The California senator cited lack of funds as the main reason behind pulling out, but there are a few more reasons why her promising campaign fizzled out even before the election year started

California Congressman Duncan Hunter admits he misused campaign cash on family vacations and plane tickets for pet rabbits
California Congressman Duncan Hunter admits he misused campaign cash on family vacations and plane tickets for pet rabbits

The Republican, who had succeeded his father in 2009, had been fighting allegations for over a year. Now, it has also been revealed that Hunter spent the money with mistresses

Marine veteran calls Colin Kaepernick a 'national disgrace', says former NFL star is 'extorting the black community'
Marine veteran calls Colin Kaepernick a 'national disgrace', says former NFL star is 'extorting the black community'

Jeremy Staat, who is running in California's 8th District as a Republican, also said he was 'tired of seeing him celebrated like he's a hero'

St Louis is the most dangerous city in America, finds study, but which one is the safest?
St Louis is the most dangerous city in America, finds study, but which one is the safest?

The study compared over 180 cities across 41 metrics including assault per capita, natural disaster, unemployment rate and road quality

New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy
New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy

There has been a flurry of reports -- potentially over 5,000 -- as a result of the new laws and they could cost the Catholic Church a whopping $4 billion.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says environmental change goes beyond convincing Trump: 'We have to convince the world'
Arnold Schwarzenegger says environmental change goes beyond convincing Trump: 'We have to convince the world'

The actor is a vocal critic of Trump and has been engaged in a continuing ongoing squabble with the president where both celebrities-turned-politicians frequently take a dig at each other

Kamala Harris' top aide lashes out at campaign's treatment of staff in stinging resignation letter as she joins rival Michael Bloomberg's team
Kamala Harris' top aide lashes out at campaign's treatment of staff in stinging resignation letter as she joins rival Michael Bloomberg's team

Mehlenbacher, 35, was furious after Harris' campaign sacked staffers hastily and the leadership could not satisfactorily address people's concerns.

Powerful storm moves inland after wreaking havoc on West Coast, set to disrupt Thanksgiving return travel
Powerful storm moves inland after wreaking havoc on West Coast, set to disrupt Thanksgiving return travel

Forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving.

Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island to protest treatment of Native Americans: 'Make America Indigenous Again'
Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island to protest treatment of Native Americans: 'Make America Indigenous Again'

The event, hosted by the International Indian Treaty Council, marked the anniversary of November 20, 1969, when Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island.

San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman pays off $27,000 to clear student lunch debt in two schools in California, Washington
San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman pays off $27,000 to clear student lunch debt in two schools in California, Washington

The NFL player's foundation wrote, 'The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school.'

Record-breaking US mountain climber Brad Gobright, 31, falls 600 feet to his death while attempting to descend rock face in Mexico
Record-breaking US mountain climber Brad Gobright, 31, falls 600 feet to his death while attempting to descend rock face in Mexico

The 31-year-old fell 600 feet to his death in El Potrero Chico, a national park in Mexico after he failed to tie a knot at the end of his rope that caused him to fall off.

California school bans 13-year-old girl from playing 'Joy to the World' on the piano because it is 'too religious'
California school bans 13-year-old girl from playing 'Joy to the World' on the piano because it is 'too religious'

An education specialist from South Sutter Charter School told eighth-grade homeschooler Brooklyn Benzel that her choice "would not be acceptable". The school reversed the decision only after the girl's mother threatened to take legal action

Thousands stranded as storms lash California airports grounding flights and causing power outage
Thousands stranded as storms lash California airports grounding flights and causing power outage

San Francisco International Airport was affected by weather while Oakland International Airport lost power for about 90 minutes

Trump cracks impeachment jokes during turkey pardoning ceremony, says birds have already been subpoenaed by Adam Schiff
Trump cracks impeachment jokes during turkey pardoning ceremony, says birds have already been subpoenaed by Adam Schiff

The president later in the day flew to his private resort in Florida with his family. In the Sunshine State, too, he addressed a rally blasting the ongoing impeachment against him.

California woman takes part in bizarre daily 'butthole sunning' ritual, claims it gives her better sleep and surges of energy
California woman takes part in bizarre daily 'butthole sunning' ritual, claims it gives her better sleep and surges of energy

Meagan, who is a self-proclaimed healer, revealed that 30 seconds of the sun on your derriere and genitals is equal to being in the sun for a day.

Tiffany Trump stuns in blue coat as she joins Trump for Turkey pardoning; Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr. skip White House event
Tiffany Trump stuns in blue coat as she joins Trump for Turkey pardoning; Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr. skip White House event

First daughter Tiffany Trump was seen sporting a double-breasted chic blue wool coat as she and her boyfriend, Michael Boulos, watched the Turkey pardoning ceremony

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