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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), 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.

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California Governor Rejects PG&E’s Restructuring Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s opposition is the latest hurdle for the utility, which is seeking to resolve a complex bankruptcy and take part in a state wildfire fund.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

California governor to decide on PG&E bankruptcy plan

California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected to decide late on Friday whether a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility company, complies..
Reuters - Published

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Kevin Hart says he's '65 to 75 percent' recovered following car accident [Video]Kevin Hart says he's '65 to 75 percent' recovered following car accident

The comedian suffered major back injuries after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda drove off a California highway and rolled down an embankment in September.

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Greta Thunberg Said She Doesn't Like Small Talks And Selfies With Politicians [Video]Greta Thunberg Said She Doesn't Like Small Talks And Selfies With Politicians

Greta Thungberg began sitting outside the Swedish parliament to bring awareness to climate change. While she urges leaders to take action, she said she tries to say no to meetings with them now...

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Church's nativity scene in cages to highlight plight of refugees [Video]Church's nativity scene in cages to highlight plight of refugees

A reverend in California has defended the display of the nativity scene outside the church depicting Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus in cages. View on euronews

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GM doubles down on SUVs to fund electric future [Video]GM doubles down on SUVs to fund electric future

General Motors unveiled the first of a new generation of large sport utility vehicles designed to haul in the cash to pay for electric vehicles the automaker promises for the future. Caroline Malone..

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M&A Monday in healthcare: Merck, Sanofi, UnitedHealth [Video]M&A Monday in healthcare: Merck, Sanofi, UnitedHealth

Merck buys ArQule for $2.7 billion; Synthorex sells itself to Sanofi for $2.5 billion, and UnitedHealth buys Diplomat Pharmacy. Fred Katayama reports.

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T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal [Video]T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal

U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, deliver opening arguments Monday in a bid to stop T-Mobile from buying Sprint. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Subpoena Schiff's phone records? Graham says no desire [Video]Subpoena Schiff's phone records? Graham says no desire

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he does not "have any desire" to subpoena the phone records of Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, one of the lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry into President..

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More Bad News For Warren [Video]More Bad News For Warren

Elizabeth Warren's campaign sinking like a stone in quicksand. According to a new poll she is losing support in California. A poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found Warren lost..

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Cast of The Rise of Skywalker visit new Star Wars attraction [Video]Cast of The Rise of Skywalker visit new Star Wars attraction

Credit: Disney The cast of the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” got a sneak peek of the attraction at Disneyland in California before it opens to the public on January 17. Director..

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French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding [Video]French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding

French scientists are developing a 'naturally fatty' version of Foie Gras that does not employ force-feeding geese. Adam Reed reports

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Meet the brains behind the Warren wealth tax plan [Video]Meet the brains behind the Warren wealth tax plan

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been in the hot seat for targeting America's uber-rich with a wealth tax plan that has its roots in the mind of a French economist now teaching in California. Conway..

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Is Ending Her Presidential Bid [Video]U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Is Ending Her Presidential Bid

First-term U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California is ending her presidential bid. Harris is a rising Democratic Party star and outspoken critic of Republican President Donald Trump. Harris has made..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Wall Street falls as trade hopes wane [Video]Wall Street falls as trade hopes wane

U.S. stocks sold off for a third consecutive session Tuesday after comments from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threw cold water on hopes of a possible near-term respite from..

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Kamal Harris Campaign Is In Chaos [Video]Kamal Harris Campaign Is In Chaos

Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign is in big trouble. She started her campaign on top. Political pundits considered her an elite candidate. The last few days have proven to be disastrous for the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:34Published

Famed monarch butterflies flutter to Mexico for annual migration [Video]Famed monarch butterflies flutter to Mexico for annual migration

The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from north Canada down into..

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Stormy Weather Impacts Holiday Travel Across The U.S. [Video]Stormy Weather Impacts Holiday Travel Across The U.S.

A powerful winter storm pummeled parts of the United States on Thursday. The forceful storms brought bringing heavy snowfall that forced the partial closure of a major highway in California. California..

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Romaine Lettuce Linked to 67 E. Coli Infections Across US, Says CDC [Video]Romaine Lettuce Linked to 67 E. Coli Infections Across US, Says CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, is being investigated by officials.

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Power Outage At Oakland Airport [Video]Power Outage At Oakland Airport

Employees at the Oakland International Airport worked to resolve a power outage Tuesday night. The blackout comes during an already hectic holiday week for travelers. CNN reports that the California..

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Wildfire Close To Santa Barbara Homes: Rain Coming [Video]Wildfire Close To Santa Barbara Homes: Rain Coming

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Wind-driven flames raced down wooded hillsides toward Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday, sending around 5,500 residents fleeing as firefighters battled to save..

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Wildfire outside Santa Barbara burns more than 4,000 acres [Video]Wildfire outside Santa Barbara burns more than 4,000 acres

Los Padres National Forest Fire Chief Jim Harris said the wildfire outside Santa Barbara known as the Cave Fire burned more than 4,000 acres by Tuesday morning and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill..

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Fire Rages In Santa Barbara County Threatening Homes [Video]Fire Rages In Santa Barbara County Threatening Homes

Flames ripped through brush and woodland on hills above the Californian city of Santa Barbara early on Tuesday. According to Reuters, authorities have issued an evacuation for residents in northern..

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Recalled Foods to Avoid This Thanksgiving [Video]Recalled Foods to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, has been linked to 40 E-Coli-related illnesses in 16 states.

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Fast-moving fire threatens homes in Santa Barbara County [Video]Fast-moving fire threatens homes in Santa Barbara County

Flames ripped through brush and woodland on hills above the Californian city of Santa Barbara early on Tuesday, forcing some residents to leave their homes, authorities said.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Sir Rod Stewart wears socks and a vest in bed [Video]Sir Rod Stewart wears socks and a vest in bed

Sir Rod Stewart wears socks and a vest in bed as he "really" feels the cold because he spends much of his time in California.

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No injuries as small plane lands on Calif. freeway

A pilot and his lone passenger walked away unhurt after a small airplane made an emergency landing on a San Diego-area highway. (Dec. 12)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands of exposed 'penis fish' washed up on a beach in California

Thousands of fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as "penis fish" — washed up on Drakes Beach in Point Reyes, Calif., last Friday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Five (More) of L.A.’s Best Dishes in 2019

Friday: Tejal Rao, our California restaurant critic, serves up bonus content. Also: What California can learn from New Zealand, and the year in pictures.
NYTimes.com - Published

AP Top Stories December 13 A

Here's the latest for Friday December 13th: Judiciary Committee to vote on impeachment articles Friday; Boris Johnson's Conservatives win big in UK parliamentary election; US test-fires previously..
USATODAY.com - Published

Environmental group seeks California ban on 'super-toxic' rat poisons

An environmental group launched legal action on Thursday seeking to ban commercial use of "super-toxic" rat poisons in California, citing data showing the products pose a grave threat to a dozen..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon tests long-banned missile over Pacific

The Pentagon says it's conducted a flight test Thursday of a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. It was launched from Vandenberg Air..
USATODAY.com - Published

Out: M.P.G. In: Kilowatt-Hours. Classic Cars Get an Electric Jolt.

A California company has developed a “crate motor” to relatively simply (but not so cheaply) convert gasoline cars to modern electric engines.
NYTimes.com - Published

Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first trip to California as a Democratic presidential candidate. At a stop in San Francisco, he talked about the environment and climate..
USATODAY.com - Published

California official floats a new idea: House homeless on a cruise ship

Facing a housing crisis, Oakland, California, might consider cruise ships as a new way to turn the tide on homelessness.
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From Nixon to Trump, Zoe Lofgren Is Democrats’ Memory on Impeachment

Ms. Lofgren, Democrat of California, is the lone Judiciary Committee member to have participated in all three modern impeachments.
NYTimes.com - Published

Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather

From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly..
Reuters - Published

Why a California Republican Leader Left the G.O.P.

Tuesday: Chad Mayes talks about his decision to go independent. Also: Golden Globe nominations.
NYTimes.com - Published

New 'Varsity Blues' charges: Georgetown mom pleads guilty to cheating in son's online classes

In a new twist in the "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal, a California woman agreed to plead guilty to paying $9,000 to have someone take online classes for her son so he could graduate from..
USATODAY.com - Published

Church’s Nativity Scene Puts Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Cages

A California congregation’s display is meant to highlight the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Berkeley cell phone law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free speech challenge brought by a trade group against regulation issued by the California city of Berkeley that requires cell phone retailers to tell..
Reuters - Published

Bankrupt PG&E to take $4.9 billion more charge on wildfire victim claims

PG&E Corp said https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/75488/000095015719001393/form8-k.htm on Monday it would take a pretax charge of $4.9 billion in the current quarter related to the..
Reuters - Published

Sunday Morning Fever? California toddlers hit the dance floor at Baby Rave

The dance floor is packed, the disco lights are flashing and the DJ is spinning R&B and pop beats.
Reuters - Published

Clash expected at House Judiciary briefing on report about Trump's dealings with Ukraine - impeachment latest

The committee will walk lawmakers through the report, but Republicans have called on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to answer questions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bankrupt PG&E reaches $13.5 billion settlement with California wildfire victims

California's bankrupt power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it had reached a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of some of most devastating wildfires in the state's modern history.
Reuters - Published

PG&E says reached agreement with wildfire victims

Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it had reached an agreement to resolve individual claims relating to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires and the 2015 butte fire.
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. will finalize new fuel efficiency rules next year

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the administration will finalize its rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards next year and said it would provoke a new legal challenge by..
Reuters - Published

Why Thousands of Californians Don’t Have Clean Drinking Water

Friday: How segregation lives on in Central Valley water access. Also: A look at Google’s founders.
NYTimes.com - Published

Today in History for December 6th

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America's first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails;..
USATODAY.com - Published

California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness

In the latest skirmish over California's homeless crisis, the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit..
Reuters - Published

California puts one-year halt on insurers dropping customers in wildfire-prone areas

California on Thursday ordered a one-year halt on insurance companies dropping customers in wildfire-prone areas at a time when state insurers are trying to limit spiraling costs from climate change.
Reuters - Published

Flooding closes roads, schools in California

Several schools remain closed Thursday in a Northern California town after heavy rain led to flooding on a major highway in Monterey County. (Dec. 5)  
USATODAY.com - Published

'Do it now': Trump tells Democrats to impeach him 'fast' so there can be a 'fair trial' in the Senate

Trump spoke out shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., planned to announce the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.
USATODAY.com - Published

E. coli outbreak linked to California romaine lettuce expands with more than 100 ill

More than 100 people in 23 states have been infected with a strain of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce harvested in Salinas, Calif., the CDC said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rep. Devin Nunes files $435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN

Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, alleges that CNN published a "demonstrably false hit piece" on him.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Atmospheric river' sweeps in behind bomb cyclone as heavy rains batter California, Arizona

As if last week's bomb cyclone wasn't enough, an "atmospheric river" began its assault Wednesday on parts of California and Arizona.
USATODAY.com - Published

Kamala Harris Dropped Out. What’s Next?

Wednesday: California’s junior senator is out of the race. Also: More on PG&E’s role in causing the Camp fire.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Deeply sorry' PG&E takes blame for California's deadliest wildfire, seeks 'technologies' to limit future risks

A report by California regulators puts the blame for last year's deadly Camp Fire on PG&E, which says it's exploring innovative solutions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Report Detailing PG&E’s Failures Raises New Hurdles for Utility

A California commission’s findings in the state’s deadliest fire could make a path out of bankruptcy and probation much harder.
NYTimes.com - Published

Wayne Merry, Climber Who Conquered El Capitan, Dies at 88

In 1958 he and two others became the first to scale a 2,900-foot granite wall in Yosemite National Park in California that many considered practically unclimbable.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. lawmaker pleads guilty on funds misuse

California Congressman Duncan Hunter has pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. The Republican from San Diego appeared Tuesday in federal court to enter his plea. (Dec. 3)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race. The California Democrat is the third candidate to drop out in the past week. CBS News political correspondent Ed..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Trump says he wants Adam Schiff to testify and then calls him a "deranged human being"

During a meeting with Canada's leader at the NATO summit in London, President Trump said he wanted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify in the impeachment inquiry. The president..
CBS News - Published

Despite late entry, polls find ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in fifth place ahead of Kamala Harris

The Politico-Morning Consult poll had Michael Bloomberg tied with Sen. Kamala Harris of California at 5%.
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E failed to inspect transmission lines that caused deadly 2018 wildfire: state probe

Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp did not properly inspect and replace transmission lines before a faulty wire sparked a wildfire that killed more than 80 people in 2018, a probe by a state..
Reuters - Published

California congressman Duncan Hunter set to plead guilty in campaign finance case

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California conservative, said on Monday he would plead guilty to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds in a corruption case that could help Democrats..
Reuters - Published

GOP's Duncan Hunter of Southern California to plead guilty to campaign finance violation

After long maintaining his innocence, the California Republican will plead guilty to campaign finance law violations uncovered in an FBI investigation
USATODAY.com - Published

Duncan Hunter Will Plead Guilty to Misuse of Campaign Funds

Mr. Hunter, a California congressman, was charged with spending more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses.
NYTimes.com - Published

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