Tenth victim confirmed dead in California tour bus crash

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As flames swallowed their charter bus and smoke choked the aisle, the college hopefuls trapped inside smashed windows in a desperate attempt to flee the inferno.

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Spontaneous tribute to WWII veteran goes viral

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The San Jose, Calif., runners participating in an annual race to benefit military veterans were already giving back to the community — but then they did something even more remarkable: they paused in the middle of their event to shake a veteran’s hand.

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Landslides feared as heavy rain pours down on parched California

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The first of back-to-back rain storms swept the length of California on Wednesday, canceling flights and threatening floods and deadly landslides.

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Dried up: California declares emergency

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Gov. Jerry Brown urged Californians to cut water use as river and reservoir levels hit record lows amid the worst drought in more than 100 years.

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California Little Leaguer sued by own coach for ‘carelessly’ celebrating

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A California Little Leaguer and his parents are being sued by his own coach for allegedly injuring the man when the boy threw his batting helmet in joy after his team scored the winning run in a game.

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Deputies search Justin Bieber’s California mansion for evidence in egging incident

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies descended on the Calabasas, Calif., mansion of Justin Bieber on Tuesday to serve a search warrant in connection with a recent incident in which the pop star was accused of egging a neighbor’s house.

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Alien or YouTubian? Intricate crop circle appears in California

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Theories are cropping up to explain an intricate circular pattern discovered in a field of grass in California early Monday.

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Jackpot! Store owner celebrates piece of monster Mega Millions prize

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"I feel lucky!" says gift shop owner in California, who will receive roughly $1 million for selling one of two known winning tickets in the $636 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

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Mother and son reunite after 30+ years

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A mother and son who hadn’t seen in each other in more than 30 years finally got a chance to reunite in San Diego Saturday morning.

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Firefighters battle unusual winter wildfire in Northern California

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Nearly 800 firefighters and more than 50 fire engines battled a large late season wildfire that destroyed one structure and was threatening several others in Northern California on Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Holy Batkid! 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish comes true as he ‘rescues’ San Franciscans

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Most children only ever dream of becoming a superhero, but a 5-year-old leukemia survivor got to experience something like the real thing on Friday morning in San Francisco.

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Motive, weapon, police response: Key questions remain in LA airport shooting

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After a man with an assault rifle shot his way through security at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a TSA agent and wounding two others, investigators are seeking answers.

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18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

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A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the “sea serpents” of nautical legend.

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Navy Siblings Reunited After 30 Years Apart

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A brother and sister who both serve in the U.S. Navy and have been separated for the past 30 years were finally reunited in an emotional day Friday at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD).

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