Gwyneth Paltrow attends the In Goop Health Summit  on June 9th in  California. Photograph: Phillip Faraone/Getty

Goop, the new age lifestyle and publishing company founded by the actor Gwyneth Paltrow, has agreed to pay a substantial settlement over unproven clai(...)

Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman in January 2015. Photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

Voters removed from office on Wednesday a California judge who drew worldwide condemnation for giving a six-month jail sentence to a Stanford Universi(...)

John Heard: Born March 7th, 1946; died July 21st, 2017. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

John Heard, an actor who played pained characters in dramas but became known for his role as the father who forgot his youngest son on a family trip t(...)

Chicago, one of the “sanctuary cities”  that limit their co-operation with US federal immigration enforcement. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily blocked US president Donald Trump’s efforts to starve localities of federal funds when they limit thei(...)

Brock Turner (21) convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San José, California on Friday. Photograph:  Stephen Lam/Reuters

A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry in the US has been released f(...)

A file image of   Stanford University’s campus. Photograph: Reuters

A California judge who came under fire and was the subject of a recall campaign for his sentencing decisions in a Stanford University sexual assault c(...)

Activists hold signs calling for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from the bench after his controversial sentencing in the Stanford rape case, in San Francisco, California. Photograph:  Stephen Lam/Reuters

The California judge facing criticism over his sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault was removed on Tuesday f(...)

Online inmate records show Brock Turner is expected to be released from  Santa Clara County jail on September 2nd. He was sentenced on June 2nd. File photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

California attorney general Kamala Harris, the leading US Senate candidate from the state, has joined the outpouring of criticism of a six-month jail (...)

Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman. Photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department

A California judge criticised for giving what many say is a too-lenient sentence to a Stanford student convicted of sexual assault has been bombarded (...)

A worker in California installs a section of artificial lawn, a water-saving alternative to traditional lawns. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There are some advantages to living in the midst of one of the most severe droughts in Californian history. There’s the weather for a start; do(...)

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