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Nation Oct 09Millions face power outages in California due to wildfire threat
California's main utility announced is shutting off power to customers in 34 northern, central and coastal California counties to reduce the chance of fierce winds knocking down or toppling trees into power lines during a siege of hot, dry, gusty…
Nation Sep 051 acquitted in deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire; jury deadlocks on 2nd
A jury on Thursday acquitted one man of involuntary manslaughter but could not reach a verdict for the leader of an artists' commune accused of turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that trapped 36 partygoers…
Nation Jul 05Aftershocks hit California following strongest earthquake in 20 years
A widely felt magnitude 5.4 quake before dawn Friday was the strongest aftershock thus far.
Politics Apr 30Ellen Tauscher, former congresswoman and finance trailblazer, dies at 67
Tauscher, who served in Congress for more than a decade before joining the Obama administration, died of complications from pneumonia, her family said Tuesday.
Education Feb 21Why Oakland teachers are on strike
Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Student photographers at Youth Beat, a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab, captured the first day of…
Nation Nov 29Flash flooding strands vehicles in wildfire-scarred Paradise
A spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says several vehicles were trapped on a road on the outskirts of Chico.
Nation Aug 03Returning to rubble, some ‘lost everything’ in California wildfire
"I'm waiting to probably break down any minute here. Pretty overwhelming," one woman said as her family stood on the sidewalk staring in disbelief at what's left of their house in the city of Redding.
Nation Jul 24Police arrest suspect in Oakland train station stabbing
The hunt for a man police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked knife attack in the San Francisco Bay Area ended where it began: In a train station.