Facebook 'logs' into sprawling, garden-roofed office
Facebook 'logs' into sprawling, garden-roofed office

The 2,800-strong Facebook workforce has another reason to press the 'like' button: The social networking site has moved some of them into a 430,000 sq ft sprawling complex with a nine-acre roof garden in California, the mere sight of which could leave anyone out of breath -- literally.

California acts against poll measure to execute gays

California announced legal action Wednesday to suppress a "reprehensible" ballot initiative to outlaw homosexuality -- on pain of execution -- in the famously liberal US state.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada

Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted on Tuesday to attempted sexual assault of two women in Las Vegas as part of a three-part plea bargain that prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona and California said would keep him in prison for at least nine years.

Felled century-old tree to grow again from a clone in UK

 A giant redwood tree that was felled 125 years ago in the US state of California to satisfy a drunken bet is all set to be reborn with scientist cloning the stump in the UK.

US tycoon charged with murder after TV `confession`

An eccentric US tycoon was charged Monday over the execution-style killing of a mobster`s daughter and could face death if found guilty, in the latest installment of a TV murder mystery which has captivated America.

Andy Murray advances at Indian Wells
Andy Murray advances at Indian Wells

Andy Murray, who is trying to become Britain`s most successful player ever, defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the third round of the Indian Wells tournament Monday.

No breakthrough in Indian student's murder case in US

A 37-year-old Indian woman dental student, who has been found dead in the US city of Albany, was shot in the head but there were no signs of a forced entry into her apartment, police have said.

California has only one year of water left: Scientist

The state of California has only about one year's worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found.

California hotel gets Robot butler to serve guests

California hotel gets Robot butler to serve guests.

US man charged with trying to join ISIS

A California man who tried to travel to Syria last year has been charged with attempting to join the so-called Islamic state militant group, US prosecutors announced Wednesday.

California train crash was an accident: Lawyer for truck driver

A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people said on Wednesday the crash was an accident and that his client left the scene only to try to find help.

Fifty injured as Southern California train hits truck

A Los Angeles-bound commuter train hit a truck on the tracks near a Southern California railroad crossing before dawn on Tuesday, injuring 50 people, four of them critically.

Southern California commuter train, truck collide, 51 hurt

A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks in Oxnard, California during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, injuring 51 people, several critically, authorities said.

California confirms 119 cases of measles in state

Public health officials said on Wednesday that six more cases of measles had been confirmed in California, bringing to 119 the total number of people infected by a strain of the virus that has also been linked to a large outbreak in the Philippines.

California measles outbreak possibly linked to Philippines, officials say

A measles outbreak that has sickened at least 113 people in California after surfacing at a Disneyland resort involves a virus strain that also caused an outbreak in the Philippines, but it is too early to tell if the two waves of illness are related, health officials said.

Sainthood for California missionary angers native Americans

The Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California in the 18th century is on track for sainthood, but for Native Americans, his legacy is anything but holy.

Masters motivation fuels Brandt Snedeker at Pebble Beach
Masters motivation fuels Brandt Snedeker at Pebble Beach

Former champion Brandt Snedeker produced a flawless long game to tie Australian Matt Jones in the lead after the second round at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday.

22 US Marines hurt in California training accident

An accident during a training exercise at a US Marine base in California on Thursday left 22 troops injured after a fire extinguisher malfunctioned, officials said.

Ex-school official in US gets 10 years for abusing 2 students

A onetime California school official has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two women when they were her students, including a woman who confronted her in a recorded phone call that went viral on YouTube.

Ami Bera backs Kamala Harris for US senate run

California`s Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris, a "good friend" of President Barack Obama, has won the support of the lone Indian-American House member Ami Bera in her run for the Senate.