California earthquake: `A sea of wine` in Napa wineries as bottles crash to the floor

As California was hit by the largest earthquake in more than two decades, knocking off power lines and causing gas-triggered fires, hundreds of wine bottles crashed to the floor.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits northern California: USGS

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted California early Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey said, though there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage.

Katie Holmes moves from NY to California

Actress Katie Holmes, who has been living in New York for two years with her daughter Suri, has now shifted back here.

Three Japanese students die in California crash

Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials have said.

Hundreds protest police shooting of unarmed black man in California

About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters on Sunday over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri over the police killing of a black teenager there last week.

Robin Williams` daughter hurt over online messages

Late actor Robin Williams` daughter Zelda has stepped away from social media after she received hurtful messages about her famous father`s death.

Fighter jet clicks massive `fire cloud`

A fighter jet has taken some stunning pictures of a huge "fire cloud" above California where wild-fires have been burning for days.

Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech

Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard.
Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist.

U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in the city`s upscale Greenwich Village neighborhood on Monday, authorities said.

1 dead after lightning hits 14 in California

A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner`s official has said.

Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Firefighters in Northern California today battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

California bank robbery ends in 3 deaths

Three bank robbers took three screaming women hostage as they made their getaway and waged a ferocious, high-speed gun battle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said.

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

A federal US judge ruled Wednesday that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.

Man accused of starting California wildfire

Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.

Three killed in US shooting in southern California

Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting in a working class neighbourhood in Pasadena, California, local officials said.

Burglars targeting Indian families busted in US

Five members of a "dangerous" street gang who allegedly targeted Indian families across US states of California and Nevada to steal gold and other valuables from them have been arrested.

US manhunt after explosives found in San Francisco

US authorities have launched a nationwide manhunt for a 42-year-old man who went on the run after explosives were found at his home in San Francisco, they said.

US man returns USD 125,000 fallen from armoured truck

A Salvation Army thrift shop worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing USD 125,000 that fell from an armoured truck.

Voters in California contemplate forming new state

Residents of California`s largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become America`s 51st state.