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Flames enter a vineyard near Geyserville, California. At its peak, the Tick Fire burning in the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of about 50,000 people. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities ordered 50,000 people to evacuate as California firefighters raced to cut defensive lines against a wildfire in Sonoma County’s famed wine(...)

This handout picture obtained courtesy of Rex Emerson taken shows broken bottles and other goods in a store in Lake Isabella, California after a 6.4 magnitude quake hit Southern California. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, about 175 km northeast of Los Angeles, the US Geologic(...)

In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case.  Photograph: AP

Charles Manson, dubbed father of the world’s worst family, has died aged 83. His clutch of deranged disciples, known as the Manson Family, gained not(...)

Debris from SpaceShipTwo lies on the road in Mojave, California. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed  during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Investigators looking into what caused the crash of a Virgin Galactic prototype spacecraft that killed one of two test pilots said an 8km path of debr(...)