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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(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Stunned by the worst high school shooting in US history, students across the country were mobilising on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida of(...)

Actor Edward Barbanell, director Scott Ellis, actor Jamie Brewer and playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, author of Amy and the Orphans. Photograph: Nina Westervelt/The New York Times

Near the end of 2015, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino and actress Jamie Brewer were watching clips of Donald Trump, then a candidate to be the next US p(...)

 Norwegian Air has begun hiring pilots to work at a permanent base that it intends establishing at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Bloomberg

Flights from Ireland helped to double passenger numbers at a New York state airport in recent months, reports say. Irish-registered Norwegian Air beg(...)

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