US manhunt underway after 3 police, 1 civilian shot in California

US police launched a manhunt in northern California on Friday after a suspect shot at least three police officers and one civilian, officials said.

US top court to hear 1985 California death penalty case

The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California. 

120 people on Ebola watch list in US' Dallas city

 About 120 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in the US city of Dallas in Texas, the second most populous US state after California.

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Pope Francis Sunday beatified Paul VI during a heavily attended Mass in St Peter's Square, at which he said of the pope who closed the Second Vatican Council that "he led the Church with wisdom and a vision of the future".

1984 anti-Sikh riots in India is issue in California race

Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country.

California parrot that vanished for four years returns speaking Spanish: Paper

The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday.

Twitter sues U.S. Justice Dept for right to reveal surveillance requests

Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies.

Jennifer Lawrence supports Chris Martin at Kings of Leon gig
Jennifer Lawrence supports Chris Martin at Kings of Leon gig

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence watched her rumoured boyfriend Chris Martin at the Kings of Leon concert in California.

US man jailed over pitbull attack that killed grandma

A California man whose pitbull dogs mauled a grandmother to death was jailed Friday for 15 years after being convicted of second-degree murder.

Brain activity found in girl declared brain-dead in California

An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.

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.