California bans use of plastic bags
California bans use of plastic bags

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a legislation banning grocery stores from using plastic bags.

California passes first US `Yes means Yes` sex consent law

California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so-called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus -- dubbed a "Yes means Yes" law -- in what is thought to be a first.

Emergency declared in two California counties hit by wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of California in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties where wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres, as per reports in foreign dailies.

Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes.

US Navy searches for pilot after crash in Pacific

Two US Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.

Nearly dozen injured after bus crashes into California home

Accusing BJP of trying to form government in Delhi through "horse trading", Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party will seek the President's intervention to ensure that the saffron party does not get an invitation "under any circumstances" from the Lt Governor.

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.

Pro Kabaddi League: Pink Panthers beat Bengal Warriors to jump to second spot

Pink Panthers of Jaipur beat Bengal Warriors of Kolkata 39-23 in the inaugural Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here Sunday.

Ruling a blow to NCAA`s insistence on amateurism

In a potentially landmark ruling, a judge said Friday that denying student athletes in big-money US college sports the right to profit from their own likenesses is an unreasonable restraint of trade.

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.

Serena Williams to meet German Angelique Kerber in Stanford final

Top seed Serena Williams won the final eight games to rout Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final at the Stanford Classic in California on Saturday.

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.