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People survey the aftermath of the Silverado Fire in Irvine, California on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

As two wildfires raged across southern California on Tuesday, nearly doubling in size overnight and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes,(...)

A health worker walks near a Covid-19 testing site in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from coronavirus for the fourth straight day on Friday but a top White House adviser on the pandemic(...)

Aerial view of people on the Hermosa Beach, California during a heatwave on Sunday as coronavirus cases reach new record levels in states across the the US. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty

California’s governor ordered a retreat on Monday from the state’s reopening as coronavirus cases soared and the state’s two largest school districts,(...)

A house burns after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, US July 5th, 2019. Photograph: Jessica Weston/Daily Independent via Reuters

Emergency officials and residents in the high desert of southern California braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that (...)

Firefighters suppress a fire at the scene of a deadly plane crash in Yorba Linda, California. Photograph: Alex Gallardo/AP

Five people have died and two others have been injured after a small plane apparently came apart and rained debris across a southern California neighb(...)

People cast their ballots at a community centre during early voting for the US midterm elections in Potomac, Maryland on October 25th. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The midterm elections to decide on the make-up of Congress take place across the United States on Tuesday, with all 435 seats in the House of Represen(...)

Former US president Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Former US president Barack Obama has said the upcoming US midterm elections give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics”, taking a(...)

A firefighting airplane drops fire retardant at the Holy Fire near Lake Elsinore, in Orange County, California. Photograph: David McNewAFP/Getty Images

A man suspected of intentionally setting fire to a residential area in Southern California has been charged with multiple felony counts involving arso(...)

 Joseph James DeAngelo:  arrested in connection with the decades-old ‘Golden State Killer’ case. Photograph: Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office

An elderly former policeman has been arrested and charged with eight murders attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal responsible for (...)

Samira Kaissi and her daughter Sara (11): “I have no friends here and I don’t really socialise with people from work. But it still feels right and I’m seriously considering buying a house.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

When Samira Kaissi was 18 years old her parents sent her to live in southern California. The violence in her home city of Beirut had reached dangerous(...)

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