Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara have been told they can go home, as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused.
A California appeals court is strongly inclined to give new life to the lawsuits of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them when they were boys.
Four people have been killed and six more wounded after “unknown suspects” sneaked into a garden party in California and fired into a crowd.
Police in California say several people have died and at least nine people were shot at a party in Fresno in what appears to be a “mass casualty shooting”.
Authorities say a second victim of a Los Angeles area high school shooting has died.
Californian authorities have lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress on a large blaze that led to thousands of people fleeing homes and farms north-west of Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state.
Airbnb has vowed to ban “party houses” in the wake of a deadly shooting at a rented property in California.
Firefighters have struggled to contain a big southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend.
A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, gusty weather and deliberate blackouts.
Electrical equipment led to a fatal wildfire which swept through Southern California last year and another currently burning near Los Angeles, utilities companies have said.