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A general view of Clara Street in the South of Market area of San Francisco, where Briann Egg lived. Image: Google Streetview.

When police announced on Tuesday that they had found a headless corpse in a fish tank in the San Francisco home of former bartender Brian Egg, it seem(...)

Candles and flowers decorate a sidewalk in  tribute to the victims of a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, California. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

The death toll from a major fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on Friday night has risen to 36,(...)

Firefighters work at the scene of a warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 24 people with dozens more unaccounted for in Oakland, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.

Recovery teams have found 30 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, (...)

Experts conduct destructive testing of the  fourth floor balcony that collapsed during a 21st birthday party in Berkeley on June 16th: The latest action  follows a decision by Alameda County  last month  not to file criminal charges in relation to the incident

Legal action is to be taken against five contractors who worked on the Berkeley apartment building where a balcony collapsed killing five Irish stude(...)

Experts perform destructive testing of the balcony from the Library Gardens apartment block in Berkeley at the secured warehouse of the Alameda County district attorney’s office

One of the companies being sued over the deaths of five Irish students when a balcony they were on collapsed in the US has denied liability, saying t(...)

People stand in silence during a memorial for those who lost their lives after a balcony gave way in Berkeley, California,  June 17th, 2015. File photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The decision by a US district attorney not to bring charges over last summer’s fatal balcony collapse closes the door on a criminal prosecution, but w(...)

Broken wooden supports are exposed after the collapse of a balcony at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, in June of last year. Five Dublin J1 visa students and an Irish-American woman  died in the incident. File photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

No criminal charges will be brought over the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed five Dublin J1 visa students and an Irish-American woman last summe(...)

The floor section of a damaged balcony is laid on a flatbed truck in Berkeley, California June 16, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

The rot that caused the Berkeley balcony collapse was “produced by a multitude of mistakes during design and construction” of the California apartm(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

The damaged balcony being removed from the fourth story apartment building balcony in Berkeley, California.  Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

A California judge has refused the construction company that built the Berkeley building – where six students died last month in a balcony collapse(...)

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