Trump-supporting Miss Nevada stripped of title for breaking 'no politics rule', accuses Miss America organizers of bias
Trump-supporting Miss Nevada stripped of title for breaking 'no politics rule', accuses Miss America organizers of bias

The removal of Katie Williams from the pageant set to be held this weekend in Long Beach, California, means that Nevada will not be represented during the contest

Vaping advocacy groups blame street vapes containing synthetic drugs for rise in lung illness after CDC cracks down on e-cigarettes
Vaping advocacy groups blame street vapes containing synthetic drugs for rise in lung illness after CDC cracks down on e-cigarettes

The American Vaping Association told MEAWW that the results of the CDC investigation will show that amateur-made street vapes containing THC or synthetic drugs were responsible for these illnesses and not nicotine vaping products.

Brave pit bull fights off 6-foot shark to save owner after predator bites man’s leg on California beach
Brave pit bull fights off 6-foot shark to save owner after predator bites man’s leg on California beach

The incident happened when James White accidentally caught a Sevengill while fishing on the shore of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County

California high school students seen giving Nazi salute as German WWII-era song plays in background in disturbing video
California high school students seen giving Nazi salute as German WWII-era song plays in background in disturbing video

The eight-second clip shows about 10 boys from Pacifica High School's water polo team at an off-site awards ceremony in December last year

Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated
Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated

As many as 73 million sharks are brutally mutilated every year just for their fins. While finning is banned in the US, buying and selling these fins is completely legal

Kennedy family tried to get help for Saoirse Hill's depression for months before her tragic death
Kennedy family tried to get help for Saoirse Hill's depression for months before her tragic death

Courtney Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old's mother, told close family friend Luciana Klosterman they were “trying to find a place for Saoirse" in California

Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US
Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US

The survey does not address who the aggressors are, though girls were more likely to note that their bullies were perceived to have the ability to influence others

California model claims Jeffrey Epstein groped her while posing as Victoria’s Secret scout in 1997: 'His weapons were his hands'
California model claims Jeffrey Epstein groped her while posing as Victoria’s Secret scout in 1997: 'His weapons were his hands'

According to one of the earliest police reports against Jeffrey Epstein, he pretended to be a Victoria’s Secret talent scout to lure a California model to a hotel room in Santa Monica and tried to manhandle her in 1997.

Nevada man seen repeatedly punching sister, brother-in-law in front of horrified children at Disneyland faces 7 years in prison
Nevada man seen repeatedly punching sister, brother-in-law in front of horrified children at Disneyland faces 7 years in prison

Avery Robinson, 35, his sister, Andrea Robinson, 40, and her husband, Daman Petrie, 44, have all been charged in connection with the fight which broke out in the middle of Disneyland's Toontown

Trump says probe created 'phony cloud' over administration as Mueller warns of continued Russian interference
Trump says probe created 'phony cloud' over administration as Mueller warns of continued Russian interference

President Donald Trump said House committee hearings featuring testimony from Robert Mueller were "all nonsense," Mueller's performance was "obviously not very good" and accused him of not knowing about certain details of his investigation. Trump also called it a "devastating day" for the Democrats.

Woman supplies marijuana to her children, gets arrested after video showing them smoking goes viral on Snapchat
Woman supplies marijuana to her children, gets arrested after video showing them smoking goes viral on Snapchat

Elaina Kabler, 39, is facing three counts of supplying marijuana to a child under 12 and three counts of child endangerment in connection to the incident

Nike manager who accused black family of stealing $12 basketball that they had purchased gets fired
Nike manager who accused black family of stealing $12 basketball that they had purchased gets fired

Nike released an apology on Friday (19 July) and said that they had reached out to the family and expressed their 'deepest apologies'

California cops dismiss husband's claim that his bikini-clad wife, 69, who went missing during their desert hike was abducted
California cops dismiss husband's claim that his bikini-clad wife, 69, who went missing during their desert hike was abducted

Robert Thomas, Barbara's husband, said she had vanished on July 12 while they were out hiking. He claimed that she had turned a corner, beer in hand and while he was taking a picture, he turned around to find her gone

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges
Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges

Starting Tuesday, July 23, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border

California couple allegedly assaulted, killed newborn at hospital just hours after birth because they 'did not want the child'
California couple allegedly assaulted, killed newborn at hospital just hours after birth because they 'did not want the child'

Andrea Torralba, 20, and David Villa, 21, both of Oxnard, California, were taken in by the authorities after police responded to a suspicous injury call

'Manpower' to become 'human effort' as Berkeley plans to remove all gendered language from city code
'Manpower' to become 'human effort' as Berkeley plans to remove all gendered language from city code

On Tuesday, the city council passed an ordinance that will soon eliminate all gender preference language and replace it with gender-neutral language

California father drowns severely autistic sons, 13 and 8, by driving car into ocean, collects $260,000 in insurance payouts
California father drowns severely autistic sons, 13 and 8, by driving car into ocean, collects $260,000 in insurance payouts

Ali Elzayen, 44, is facing death penalty or a life in prison without the possibility of parole over the deaths

K-pop star Samuel's father Jose Arredondo, 58, found 'beaten to death' at his private home in Mexico
K-pop star Samuel's father Jose Arredondo, 58, found 'beaten to death' at his private home in Mexico

The authorities said 58-year-old Jose Arredondo was found "beaten to death” in his home in Cabo San Lucas

Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85
Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85

His first appearance in a Boston uniform ended baseball's ugliest chapter, and the fact that it took the Red Sox so long left a stain on the franchise — and a void in the trophy case — it is still trying to erase

Bodycam video shows California teen Hannah Williams pointing fake gun at cops before being fatally shot
Bodycam video shows California teen Hannah Williams pointing fake gun at cops before being fatally shot

17-year-old Hannah Williams, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on July 5 in Anaheim, California, had no history with weapons and no known issues with drugs or alcohol

4-year-old California boy who 'drowned' in pool at parents' residence begged not to be sent there: 'Don't send me back, grandma'
4-year-old California boy who 'drowned' in pool at parents' residence begged not to be sent there: 'Don't send me back, grandma'

Noah Cuatro was rushed to Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, on July 5 with injuries that were not consistent with drowning and died the following morning

Trump says he was there when Arnold Schwarzenegger 'died', actor claps back saying 'I'm still here. Want to compare tax returns?'
Trump says he was there when Arnold Schwarzenegger 'died', actor claps back saying 'I'm still here. Want to compare tax returns?'

Trump, while speaking at a social media summit at the White House on Thursday, declared Schwarzenegger dead, even though the actor-turned-politician is very much alive

California man, 22, gets lenient 16-month prison term after having sex with 12-year-old schoolgirl he met on Tinder
California man, 22, gets lenient 16-month prison term after having sex with 12-year-old schoolgirl he met on Tinder

Sean Rickard of Anaheim pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with the minor despite knowing she was just 12 years old

Living With Freedom | John Stoll served 20 years for a crime that never happened and built his life back up with just $80 in his pocket
Living With Freedom | John Stoll served 20 years for a crime that never happened and built his life back up with just $80 in his pocket

Stoll, a 41-year-old carpenter at the time, was wrongfully incarcerated for child molestation in 1985 and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was convicted on 17 counts. There was no physical evidence and the testimonies of six boys, aged seven to nine, were contradictory.

American scientist Suzanne Eaton, 59, who went missing on Greek island found dead
American scientist Suzanne Eaton, 59, who went missing on Greek island found dead

Police say the body found Monday was in a cave near the port. Homicide detectives from Athens were traveling to Crete to lead an investigation

Second son of California mother dies a week after she allegedly tried to drown him and his brother in a canal
Second son of California mother dies a week after she allegedly tried to drown him and his brother in a canal

Jacob Telnas was taken off life support after sustaining a traumatic brain injury when Sherri Telnas, 45, allegedly submerged both him and his brother in a canal.

California earthquakes a 'wake-up call' for US to be more prepared for natural disasters, says Gov Gavin Newsom
California earthquakes a 'wake-up call' for US to be more prepared for natural disasters, says Gov Gavin Newsom

Newsom said that governments must strengthen alert systems and building codes, and residents should make sure they know how to protect themselves during an earthquake.

Governor declares emergency in parts of southern California following massive 7.1 earthquake that left roads cracked and triggered fires
Governor declares emergency in parts of southern California following massive 7.1 earthquake that left roads cracked and triggered fires

The declaration provides immediate state assistance to San Bernardino County, citing conditions of "extreme peril to the safety of persons and property" in the county due to the earthquake.

Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged
Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged

There is about a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and a former science adviser at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Body of murdered Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck, 23, found in Logan Canyon: Police
Body of murdered Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck, 23, found in Logan Canyon: Police

Lueck disappeared June 17, after she returned from a trip to her hometown of El Segundo, California, for her grandmother's funeral and took a Lyft from the airport to a park where she met someone.

California could be hit by a much bigger earthquake within days, say experts even as 5.4 aftershock jolts region
California could be hit by a much bigger earthquake within days, say experts even as 5.4 aftershock jolts region

Accordong to media reports, at least 159 aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 or greater were recorded after the earthquake

8-year-old girl who mocked Ocasio-Cortez quits social media following death threats: 'The Left's harassment had gone too far'
8-year-old girl who mocked Ocasio-Cortez quits social media following death threats: 'The Left's harassment had gone too far'

Ava Martinez from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, went viral earlier this year after she posted multiple videos imitating the youngest congresswoman in US history

Massive 6.4 earthquake rattles Southern California, the strongest to hit the region in 20 years
Massive 6.4 earthquake rattles Southern California, the strongest to hit the region in 20 years

People from Las Vegas to the Pacific Coast reported feeling a rolling motion and took to social media to report it.

Man accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was banned from Utah State University campus in 2012 for stealing an iPad
Man accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was banned from Utah State University campus in 2012 for stealing an iPad

He had stopped attending class there the year before but continued to sleep on residence hall couches and keep things in a janitor's closet, police said.

Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars
Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars

Maurice Caldwell was the son of Donald Ray Caldwell, a man convicted of killing a San Francisco police officer, and it seemed as if everyone was eager to make him pay for his father's sins

Pete Buttigieg raises $24 million in second quarter topping $18 million raised by Bernie Sanders last quarter
Pete Buttigieg raises $24 million in second quarter topping $18 million raised by Bernie Sanders last quarter

The impressive haul tops the $18 million raised last quarter by Bernie Sanders, who led the Democratic field in fundraising during that period.

DNA leads to arrest of man suspected of three brutal rapes committed in Sacramento over 25 years ago
DNA leads to arrest of man suspected of three brutal rapes committed in Sacramento over 25 years ago

Law enforcement officials said they finally linked the "John Doe DNA" to 59-year-old Mark Manteuffel. The former Federal Bureau of Prisons employee, who once studied and lectured part-time at Sacramento State University, was arrested by FBI agents Friday in Decatur, Georgia.

California mom faces murder charge for killing son, 12, and critically injuring seven-year-old
California mom faces murder charge for killing son, 12, and critically injuring seven-year-old

Sherri Telnas was arrested after deputies found both her sons unconscious and critically injuried in an irrigation ditch in Porterville.

CROWN Act: California set to become first state in the country to end racial discrimination based on natural hairstyles
CROWN Act: California set to become first state in the country to end racial discrimination based on natural hairstyles

On Thursday, California's state legislature passed a bill protecting natural hair, which includes afros, braids, twists and dreadlocks

Bruce Davis, former Manson family member, set to be released on parole after serving 47 years in jail
Bruce Davis, former Manson family member, set to be released on parole after serving 47 years in jail

The 76-year-old was cleared for release following a five-hour parole hearing at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo on Friday morning

After Obama, birthers target Kamala Harris, claiming she's not American and can't represent African American community
After Obama, birthers target Kamala Harris, claiming she's not American and can't represent African American community

The onslaught against Harris, which appears to be aided by online bots, claims that the senator does not represent the black people of the United States because her father was born in Jamaica.

21-year-old California student killed by three sharks while snorkeling was pulled ashore by horrified mother
21-year-old California student killed by three sharks while snorkeling was pulled ashore by horrified mother

Jordan Lindsey was snorkeling with her parents near Rose Island in the North Atlantic Ocean waters on June 26 when she was attacked by three sharks

Boxer who live-streamed aftermath of DUI crash that killed 29-year-old pregnant mother, unborn child sentenced to 10 years
Boxer who live-streamed aftermath of DUI crash that killed 29-year-old pregnant mother, unborn child sentenced to 10 years

Marcos A Forestal’s BMW plowed head-on into pregnant mother Krystil Kincaid in California on September 9, killing the woman and her unborn child

South California woman killed by THREE sharks as family watched on in horror
South California woman killed by THREE sharks as family watched on in horror

21-year-old Jordan Lindsay's parents and other family members saw the sharks and yelled a warning but she didn't hear them in time

California mother, 41, who allegedly had sex with both her daughters' teenage boyfriends faces up to 17 years in jail
California mother, 41, who allegedly had sex with both her daughters' teenage boyfriends faces up to 17 years in jail

41-year-old Coral Lytle, of Tulare County, was charged with 21 felony counts for maintaining a sexual relationship with the teens between September 27 and October 4, 2017

Democrat congresswoman accuses 'sex-starved' male colleagues of interfering in the abortion debate
Democrat congresswoman accuses 'sex-starved' male colleagues of interfering in the abortion debate

California Democrat Rep. Norma Torres made her comments during a House debate over a spending bill for the health and human services programs

Newborn baby abandoned in dumpster by 15-year-old California mom rescued
Newborn baby abandoned in dumpster by 15-year-old California mom rescued

The mother has been found and has been admitted to a hospital but she would be cited for felony child abuse/endangerment.

Jessica Biel takes anti-vaccination stance, joins Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lobby against California Vaccine Bill 
Jessica Biel takes anti-vaccination stance, joins Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lobby against California Vaccine Bill 

Their main issue with the bill, they say, is that it stems from what they deem bureaucratic 'red tape', which is essentially forcing children to receive vaccinations. 

Why do Americans die? Research finds media has little clue, largely reporting on subjects that don't affect citizens' mortality
Why do Americans die? Research finds media has little clue, largely reporting on subjects that don't affect citizens' mortality

The project by researchers at University of California San Diego analysed Google searches and the article databases of The New York Times and The Guardian

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe refuses to sing national anthem before World Cup match as an "F You to Trump"
US soccer star Megan Rapinoe refuses to sing national anthem before World Cup match as an "F You to Trump"

"It's kind of a good ‘F you' to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don't look exactly like him," Rapinoe said in an interview earlier

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