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California: One dead, several injured in church shooting, second incident in two days
World

California: One dead, several injured in church shooting, second incident in two days

The suspect in the shooting, an Asian man in his 60s, was in custody and deputies recovered two handguns at the scene, Undersheriff Jeff Hallock said

Watch | California man finds seven-foot-long snake under his couch, see video here
World

Watch | California man finds seven-foot-long snake under his couch, see video here

In the video, the snake expert could be heard saying how these blue beauty rat snakes are a rare find. He adds that these snakes are capable of growing up to 8-foot-long.

Swimming pool, helipad and more: World's longest car with all amenities breaks its own record
World

Swimming pool, helipad and more: World's longest car with all amenities breaks its own record

The American Dream was originally built in 1986 in California's Burbank by car customiser Jay Ohrberg

US: Man shoots dead three of his children, kills self at church in California's Sacramento
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US: Man shoots dead three of his children, kills self at church in California's Sacramento

A fifth person also died in the shooting in Sacramento, California, though it was not clear if that person was related to what police said was a domestic incident

From New York to Nevada, how US is bidding farewell to COVID-19 restrictions
World

From New York to Nevada, how US is bidding farewell to COVID-19 restrictions

Seeing a drop in coronavirus infections and hospitalisations, several states, including Nevada, New York and Illinois have ended mask mandates for indoor settings

USA: News report brings together brothers who were not aware of each other; here's what happened
World

USA: News report brings together brothers who were not aware of each other; here's what happened

The video of the reunion was shared by KCRA report Stephanie Lin on her social media account which then went viral

Caste apartheid: India’s other export to the United States
India

Caste apartheid: India’s other export to the United States

Until American state and federal laws — and domestic law elsewhere — catch up to the realities of caste apartheid, the most vulnerable of Indian-origin persons will suffer

Watch: Colourful chameleon roams around in California, gets rescued in viral video
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Watch: Colourful chameleon roams around in California, gets rescued in viral video

The video has gone viral, receiving over 97,000 views. Many viewers were stunned at the bright colours of the reptile and wanted a pet like it.

At least two dead after twin-engine Cessna 340 crashes into California homes
World

At least two dead after twin-engine Cessna 340 crashes into California homes

Neighbors described the dramatic rescue of a retired couple from one of two burning homes that were destroyed in Santee, a suburb of 50,000 people. Ten other homes were damaged

Firefighters called to save 'hanging woman' from cliff find out it is a movie prop
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Firefighters called to save 'hanging woman' from cliff find out it is a movie prop

Social media users had a good laugh over the strange incident, with many posting hilarious comments about the viral story.

Woman charged with starting wildfire in California while trying to boil bear urine to drink
World

Woman charged with starting wildfire in California while trying to boil bear urine to drink

The woman has been identified as Alexandra Souverneva, 30, and is currently facing felony arson charges

US crews wrap giant trees in blankets to save them from forest fires
World

US crews wrap giant trees in blankets to save them from forest fires

The massive giants, some 2,000-years-old, are in the wildfire's path

Governor Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails in Democratic state of California
World

Governor Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails in Democratic state of California

Newsom said he wanted to focus on what California said 'yes' to as a state: 'We said yes to science, we said yes to vaccines, we said yes to ending this pandemic'

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021
World

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021

An unprecedented downpour dumped a year's worth of rain in just three days on the central city of Zhengzhou, China.

Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West, strains power grids
World

Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West, strains power grids

The largest wildfire of the year in California, the Beckwourth Complex Fire, was raging near the border with Nevada. It doubled in size between Friday and Saturday.

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Harry Potter
Entertainment

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Harry Potter

Warner Bros officials said the expansion — that includes a new building — took five years to develop in Burbank. Officials say the studio tour will follow all city, state, and federal COVID-19 safety protocols.

Boy Scouts of America's agreement to compensate sex-abuse victims meets with mixed response from survivors
World

Boy Scouts of America's agreement to compensate sex-abuse victims meets with mixed response from survivors

The BSA sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020, moving to halt thousands of lawsuits by men who were molested as youngsters decades ago by scoutmasters or other leaders. The filing was intended to try to reach a global resolution of abuse claims and create a compensation fund.

California reopens with festivities, jackpots after deadly winter surge in COVID-19 infections and long lockdown
Arts & Culture

California reopens with festivities, jackpots after deadly winter surge in COVID-19 infections and long lockdown

At midnight, California lifted most of is pandemic restrictions, meaning no more state rules on physical distancing or capacity limits.

Paul Van Doren, co-founder of Vans shoes, dies at 90
World

Paul Van Doren, co-founder of Vans shoes, dies at 90

The shoes, with their canvas tops and tough, diamond-patterned rubber soles, caught the fancy of skateboarders.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 'elderly statesman': Decoding the former governor and actor's political success
World

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 'elderly statesman': Decoding the former governor and actor's political success

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a more popular political figure today in California than when he was elected — a feat for a Republican in a state so blue.