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

"Marijuana made me mellow": Mike Tyson opens up about his pot-themed resort, and why he's no longer "cranky"
"Marijuana made me mellow": Mike Tyson opens up about his pot-themed resort, and why he's no longer "cranky"

In an interaction with MEAWW, the former heavyweight champion stressed on the benefits of the plant and his plans for a marijuana-themed resort in the middle of the California desert

GUILTY: Charles Chase Merritt who bludgeoned business partner, his wife and two little boys to death with sledgehammer breaks down at verdict
GUILTY: Charles Chase Merritt who bludgeoned business partner, his wife and two little boys to death with sledgehammer breaks down at verdict

A jury convicted 62-year-old Charles Chase Merritt for the first-degree murders of business associate Joseph McStay, McStay's wife Summer, and the couple's three and four-year-old sons

Fourth death at luxury resorts in Dominican Republic sparks concern among US tourists visiting country
Fourth death at luxury resorts in Dominican Republic sparks concern among US tourists visiting country

Robert Wallace is the fourth American to die in the Caribbean nation in recent times and has raised the alarm amongst US authorities

California woman stabs 6-year-old girl in the face during birthday party, gets arrested
California woman stabs 6-year-old girl in the face during birthday party, gets arrested

An ambulance took the little girl to Community Regional Medical Center, where police said she was in stable condition on June 8 night

PET plastic used extensively in consumer products has permeated the deep sea water column and entered the food chain
PET plastic used extensively in consumer products has permeated the deep sea water column and entered the food chain

A new study provides direct proof that a potentially large pool of marine microplastics may exist within the largest living space on Earth, the deep-sea water column

Living With Freedom | Even after being proven innocent, Rafael Madrigal is still awaiting justice from the State of California
Living With Freedom | Even after being proven innocent, Rafael Madrigal is still awaiting justice from the State of California

In July 2000, Madrigal was charged with committing a drive-by shooting in East Los Angeles on behalf of the Ford Maravilla gang, following which he was convicted in 2002 with a prison sentence of 25 years to life

Living With Freedom | Timothy Atkins still struggles to clear his name after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years
Living With Freedom | Timothy Atkins still struggles to clear his name after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years

Atkins was wrongfully incarcerated for 32 years to life after a witness falsified her testimony. He was just 17 years old at the time.

Leader of La Luz Del Mundo charged with rape of minor, human trafficking and child pornography in California
Leader of La Luz Del Mundo charged with rape of minor, human trafficking and child pornography in California

The church, whose name translates to The Light of the World, has been the subject of child sex abuse allegations for years but authorities in Mexico have never filed criminal charges.

California man serving life imprisonment for joyriding freed after state eases three strikes law
California man serving life imprisonment for joyriding freed after state eases three strikes law

Kenneth Oliver, now 52, was given the life sentence at 29 under California's strict "three strikes" sentencing law for repeat felons. His attorneys say it's unconscionable that he was set to die in prison for nonviolent crimes.

14-year-old girl takes down human trafficking ring that kidnapped and forced her into prostitution in California
14-year-old girl takes down human trafficking ring that kidnapped and forced her into prostitution in California

She was abducted from California and taken to multiple cities and forced into prostitution until she managed to alert authorities

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago

California governor Gavin Newsom overruled the parole board's decision to free the 69-year-old member of the Manson family. He said he was concerned about 'her potential for future violence'.

LeBron James and Dwayne Wade's sons to be high school basketball teammates next season
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade's sons to be high school basketball teammates next season

The two NBA legends will now be able to swap their years of play on the sidelines while watching their sons play on the same team

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