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California senator and US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Her career ‘has been defined by trailblazing’. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Just a year ago, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were sparring on a debate stage over racism. Harris, then a Democratic presidential candidate, attacked h(...)

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Saturday sued Alameda County, home to the electric carmaker’s Fremont manufacturing plant, and threatened to withdraw Tesla from California altogether

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Saturday sued Alameda County, home to the electric carmaker’s Fremont manufacturing plant, and threatened to withdraw Tesla f(...)

Tesla, the luxury electric carmaker, said Thursday that it would shut down production at its San Francisco factory next Tuesday, ending a standoff with California authorities concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Tesla, the luxury electric carmaker, said Thursday that it would shut down production at its San Francisco factory next Tuesday, ending a standoff wit(...)

A woman wearing a face mask in Monterey Park, California. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases is growing as more than 98,000 people are infected globally and more than 3,300 deaths. California declared a State o(...)

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(...)

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