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

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.

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

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

California mother slips and plunges to death from Lake Tahoe waterfall while reaching for a tree branch
California mother slips and plunges to death from Lake Tahoe waterfall while reaching for a tree branch

Press releases by authorities said the 35-year-old was sitting in one of the pools of water near the waterfall when she slipped and was washed away

Sephora to close all 400 US stores on June 5 for 'inclusion workshops' in wake of SZA's racial profiling in a California store
Sephora to close all 400 US stores on June 5 for 'inclusion workshops' in wake of SZA's racial profiling in a California store

The French company had come in for criticism after staff called the security on singer SZA while she was shopping for Fenty beauty products

Kim Kardashian trying to get son's murderer released angers victim's mother, says it makes her feel 'sick to the stomach'
Kim Kardashian trying to get son's murderer released angers victim's mother, says it makes her feel 'sick to the stomach'

The reality TV star posed for a photo alongside Cooper on Thursday after launching a legal campaign to secure his release.

Women seeking abortions welcome in California, says Gavin Newsom as other US states restrict terminations
Women seeking abortions welcome in California, says Gavin Newsom as other US states restrict terminations

Newsom and fellow Democratic governors in Oregon and Washington sent a letter on Friday to other governors urging them to enact laws and amend their constitutions to strengthen abortion protections and access to contraceptives and sex education.

140 sick, starving dogs rescued from mansion in California, police say 'the smell was unbearable'
140 sick, starving dogs rescued from mansion in California, police say 'the smell was unbearable'

Orange County police received an anonymous tip and found that the dogs were living in horrible conditions - 140 Shih Tzus and Maltese were covered in their own feces, urine and fleas

US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country
US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country

Numerous cases of extreme weather conditions have hit America in the recent past and has led to loss of life and property in most cases, as revealed in these pictures.

Arnold Schwarzenegger lends helping hand to 102-year-old woman facing eviction from California home: 'I'll be reaching out to help'
Arnold Schwarzenegger lends helping hand to 102-year-old woman facing eviction from California home: 'I'll be reaching out to help'

Thelma Smith faces the prospect of being evicted out of her home in Ladera Heights by her landlord after nearly 30 years of residing there

65-year-old California man dies after shark 'ripped off his left leg' while swimming off the coast of Maui
65-year-old California man dies after shark 'ripped off his left leg' while swimming off the coast of Maui

The authorities had posted signs in the Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui that warns beachgoers of a shark. The man was swimming about 60 yards from shore when the attack happened, according to authorities.

30-year-old California male nanny accused of molesting two boys he was babysitting, four more alleged victims come forward
30-year-old California male nanny accused of molesting two boys he was babysitting, four more alleged victims come forward

A Laguna Beach couple, in early May, had reported to police that Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 30, had touched their eight-year-old son inappropriately while he was babysitting him

Two 10-year-old California girls fight off naked intruder who broke into their bedroom during sleepover
Two 10-year-old California girls fight off naked intruder who broke into their bedroom during sleepover

Clovis police received a 911 call on May 12 reporting that the suspect had broken into the house through a window and inappropriately touched the children

Vermont, California, New York and more rush to expand abortion access as other states seek to restrict it
Vermont, California, New York and more rush to expand abortion access as other states seek to restrict it

In midst of #StopTheBans rallies there are states that are actually expanding their abortion access, in hopes that if there comes a situation that the landmark verdict that breathed new life into reproductive rights in America is overturned, the government would not be able to interfere with it.

After New York and California become hotbeds for abortions, experts fear criminalizing miscarriages could come next
After New York and California become hotbeds for abortions, experts fear criminalizing miscarriages could come next

Will banning abortions actually stop them from happening? Of course not. It will, however, cause a sort of medical migration, where women who can afford to get their unwanted pregnancies terminated, moving to states with more lenient laws.

Veteran left with punctured lung and broken ribs after tripod thrown from highway overpass crashes through car's windshield
Veteran left with punctured lung and broken ribs after tripod thrown from highway overpass crashes through car's windshield

California Highway Patrol arrested 32-year-old Matthew Adam Thomas in connection to the incident, who had stolen the tripod from a Caltrans survey crew working nearby

Arkansas woman poses as sheriff's deputy, walks out of prison with incarcerated boyfriend
Arkansas woman poses as sheriff's deputy, walks out of prison with incarcerated boyfriend

30-year-old Maxine Feldstein pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection to the incident and was sentenced to three decades in prison, with half the sentence suspended

Abolition of cash bail makes a strong case for reduction of overcrowding in jails and helping those with little financial access
Abolition of cash bail makes a strong case for reduction of overcrowding in jails and helping those with little financial access

Not only would removing cash bail help the law be fair to both the rich and the poor, but it would also help with overcrowding of jail and save operators expenses. 

Boxer who kissed journalist without consent has to complete sex harassment counseling before he gets back into the ring
Boxer who kissed journalist without consent has to complete sex harassment counseling before he gets back into the ring

Boxer Kubrat Pulev is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 fine by the commission. The fine is the maximum allowed by the state.

Mother who tried to drown newborn baby in McDonald's toilet moments after giving birth avoids jail time
Mother who tried to drown newborn baby in McDonald's toilet moments after giving birth avoids jail time

The mother, identified as 27-year-old Sarah Jane Lockner, accepted a plea deal earlier this year. However, she was sentenced last week to four years of supervised probation.

California teacher fighting breast cancer asked to pay for substitute teacher out of her salary while on medical leave
California teacher fighting breast cancer asked to pay for substitute teacher out of her salary while on medical leave

A decades-old California law dictates that any teacher in the state that takes medical leaves beyond the ones they have in a year will have to pay for the teacher that is replacing them

Measles outbreak: Counties in Illinois, Florida and Texas among those at highest risk of disease, say Johns Hopkins researchers
Measles outbreak: Counties in Illinois, Florida and Texas among those at highest risk of disease, say Johns Hopkins researchers

A part of the reason cases are on the rise is because of a growing fear of vaccines among people, despite the fact that an estimated 20 million lives have been saved by immunization from the disease due to vaccines since 2000

Another emaciated whale carcass washes ashore amid mysterious rise in 'starving' sea mammal deaths along West Coast
Another emaciated whale carcass washes ashore amid mysterious rise in 'starving' sea mammal deaths along West Coast

A gray whale carcass washed up in Oxnard, California on Thursday just weeks after one washed up on the west of Malibu near the Ventura County line

Wanted child molester who faked his own death to avoid arrest found alive in Florida nearly three years later
Wanted child molester who faked his own death to avoid arrest found alive in Florida nearly three years later

58-year-old Michael Patrick Manning was facing multiple charges when he made his escape from the police in 2015 and then faked his death a year later. He has finally been found again

Graffiti drawn in California High School bathroom threatened a shooting on campus on May 9
Graffiti drawn in California High School bathroom threatened a shooting on campus on May 9

Since the first message was found in the bathroom last week, there have been extra police patrols at the school

DNA sleuthing helps identify woman who was shot to death and her killer in 37-year-old cold case
DNA sleuthing helps identify woman who was shot to death and her killer in 37-year-old cold case

The victim was identified as Mary Silvani, who grew up in the Detroit area, moved to California and was probably estranged from her family

Argentinian mastermind of 'witchcraft extortion scheme' sentenced to 2 years in federal prison
Argentinian mastermind of 'witchcraft extortion scheme' sentenced to 2 years in federal prison

31-year-old Ariel Boiteux had offered to help singles find love using 'magic spells' that he had advertised on Facebook and Instagram

Air force veteran who threatened to 'hang' Barack Obama and kill Maxine Waters jailed for four years
Air force veteran who threatened to 'hang' Barack Obama and kill Maxine Waters jailed for four years

61-year-old Stephen J. Taubert, of Syracuse, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for making threats towards the former president and the California congresswoman. During his sentencing, Taubert lay the blame for his behavior on social media.

Woman with measles attends 'Avengers: Endgame' screener, puts hundreds at risk of contracting the virus
Woman with measles attends 'Avengers: Endgame' screener, puts hundreds at risk of contracting the virus

The woman, who hasn't been identified yet, is in her 20s and had recently returned from a vacation in Vietnam, where there is a measles outbreak.

California fertility doctor charged for murder of his wife who died from an 'apparent fall'
California fertility doctor charged for murder of his wife who died from an 'apparent fall'

Eric Scott Sills claimed he found his wife dead from an apparent fall in the early hours of November 13, 2016 at their San Clemente home

Mother who died trying to shield rabbi during Poway synagogue shooting would've 'forgiven' her killer
Mother who died trying to shield rabbi during Poway synagogue shooting would've 'forgiven' her killer

Lori Kaye, 60, was killed in the Saturday shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego after 19-year-old John T. Earnest opened fire at the congregation

Firing squads are a 'humane' alternative to lethal injection following shortage of drugs, says expert
Firing squads are a 'humane' alternative to lethal injection following shortage of drugs, says expert

A shortage of drugs is forcing South Carolina to turn to alternative methods of execution. The question is, will these methods be more humane?

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