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Nation Nov 11Rescues, not firefight prove emotional for firefighters
The fire that leveled the hillside town of Paradise, population 27,000, and claimed at least 23 lives, roared in so fast that for the first 24 hours, there was no firefight at all — just rescues.
Nation Nov 10Death toll in California fire climbs to 23 as search goes on
Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on Sunday for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history.
Nation Nov 09Pleas flood social media for loved ones missing after fire
Many of the missing are seniors without cellphones or social media accounts who had moved to the Northern California area that's known as a refuge for retirees.
Nation Nov 09Heroism, harrowing escapes as ‘Camp Fire’ destroys California town
A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a…
Nation Apr 03After Stephon Clark shooting, California lawmakers consider proposal to limit when police shoot guns
The legislation would change the standard from using "reasonable force" to "necessary force." Some in law enforcement called the proposal "irresponsible and unworkable."…
Nation Dec 22A former Marine considered a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco, FBI says
Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, a Modesto tow-truck driver, was charged Friday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Nation Oct 08U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to subdue an attacker on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and was in stable condition, an Air Force spokesman said…