Winds ease in fight to stop California wildfire fatalities at two

Jun 27, 2016

Winds ease in fight to stop California wildfire fatalities at two

Lighter winds are helping firefighters make gains on a voracious and deadly wildfire in central California that has burned 150 homes and claimed two lives. The toll may rise. Firefighters may have found human remains Saturday when they began going through neighborhoods to count ...

Deadly heatwave sparks more wildfires, evacutions in California

Jun 21, 2016

Deadly heatwave sparks more wildfires, evacutions in California

New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. Towering columns of smoke rose from the San Gabriel Mountains behind Los Angeles as the ...

Jun 18, 2016

California surpasses France as world's sixth-largest economy

California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and a strong U.S. dollar. California was the world’s eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the California Department of Finance, said in a phone ...