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California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Governor Jerry Brown wants to make California a leader in meeting standards set by the Paris climate accord, especially after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement on June 1

California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Wildfires rage in California and in British Columbia due to searing temperatures and high winds

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

Wildfires rage in sweltering California forcing thousands to flee

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Some 8,000 people are sent fleeing as thousands of firefighters battle 14 large wildfires throughout the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire

Wildfires rage in sweltering California forcing thousands to flee

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Xi Jinping in China, Governor Jerry Brown steps up as the global face of progressive climate policy in the US.

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Computer glitch causes false California quake alert

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The email was the result of a software glitch that 'turned an update of the magnitude of 1925 Santa Barbara quake M6.8 into a 2025 quake'

Computer glitch causes false California quake alert

In China, California governor calls for more climate action

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:34 PM

'There are still some in powerful places who are resisting reality, who are resisting the obvious science that we know governs our lives,' says California Governor Jerry Brown

In China, California governor calls for more climate action

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) A recent poll shows a majority of Americans in every state, or 69% of US voters, believe the United States should participate in the agreement

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

California judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

May 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The founder of the Bikram Yoga empire is ordered arrested after failing to pay nearly $6.5 million in damages for a 2013 sexual harassment case

California judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

Berkeley Fil-Ams defend free speech

May 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Fil-Ams from the University of California at Berkeley agree that the Free Speech Movement is alive and well

Berkeley Fil-Ams defend free speech

Eagles sue Mexican 'Hotel California'

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Guests who stay at the hotel buy the owners' merchandise and appear to believe that they have visited the hotel inspired by the song

Eagles sue Mexican 'Hotel California'

3 dead as man goes on killing spree in California town

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The FBI has been contacted about the killings and it is too early to say whether they are terror-related

3 dead as man goes on killing spree in California town

3 dead in murder-suicide at California school

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The shooting in San Bernardino will likely reignite the debate on gun violence in the US, where attempts to put in place tougher gun control measures have failed, despite a series of mass killings

3 dead in murder-suicide at California school

Harrison Ford avoids action over near-miss plane landing

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The actor's lawyer, Stephen Hofer, says the he will still retain his pilot's certificate 'without restriction'

Harrison Ford avoids action over near-miss plane landing

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Uber won't say no to a challenge but engineering manager Matt Sweeney says the technology has to get smarter first before it can be deployed in chaotic traffic

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday

Anxiety, tears, and prayers in California's immigrant community

Feb 26, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Undocumented immigrants pray for a miracle after US President Donald Trump's administration announced a sweeping deportation plan

Anxiety, tears, and prayers in California's immigrant community

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Thousands flee as floodwaters threaten California city

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Authorities said the flooding – the worst in 100 years – was caused after Coyote Creek, which runs through Silicon Valley, burst its banks following days of heavy rain

Thousands flee as floodwaters threaten California city

Sheriff lifts evacuation order for residents near California dam

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:46 AM

The local sheriff's department urges some 188,000 impacted residents to 'remain vigilant and prepared as conditions can rapidly change' – saying that authorities could issue another evacuation order if necessary

Sheriff lifts evacuation order for residents near California dam

Thousands evacuated as California dam threatens to break

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:24 PM

(UPDATED) The damaged emergency spillway of earth-fill Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States, is feared to collapse any time, local media report

Thousands evacuated as California dam threatens to break

Trump threatens Berkeley funds over Breitbart protests

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The university is placed on lockdown as the sold-out appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative firebrand, was canceled Wednesday evening

Trump threatens Berkeley funds over Breitbart protests

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general, all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population, issued a joint statement in opposition

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

California student forced to pee in bucket gets $1.25M

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The unidentified teen, who was 14 at the time of the incident, was not allowed to use the bathroom by a teacher during class because of strict school policies

California student forced to pee in bucket gets $1.25M

California girds to protect undocumented foreigners from Trump

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Several so-called sanctuary cities in California – ones that intentionally avoid prosecuting undocumented foreigners for violations of federal immigration policy – are beginning to dig in

California girds to protect undocumented foreigners from Trump

Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:14 PM

California state officials revoke registrations for Uber's self-driving cars

Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits off northern California coast – USGS

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no Pacific-wide tsunami threat was expected from the event, and there was no specific threat to Hawaii

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits off northern California coast – USGS

California fire victims identified, criminal probe launched

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Of the 36 victims found so far in the wrecked two-story building that had been converted into an artists collective, 33 have been identified, authorities say

California fire victims identified, criminal probe launched

California warehouse fire death toll climbs to 30

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:17 AM

Authorities had only searched a small part of the two-story building destroyed by the inferno late Friday night, December 2

California warehouse fire death toll climbs to 30

Up to 40 feared dead in blaze at California party

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:51 PM

(UPDATED) It is not immediately known what sparked the inferno at the electronic dance music party attended by an estimated 50 to 100 people

Up to 40 feared dead in blaze at California party

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures, including several related to marijuana, gun control and the death penalty

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

US elections: Fil-Ams cross party lines, make hard choices

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Why this race to the finish matters to Filipinos in America

US elections: Fil-Ams cross party lines, make hard choices

2017 budget: CHED loses P2B meant for PCARI, K to 12 transition

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The commission says the budget cut runs 'counter to President Duterte's 10-point agenda that puts primacy on investments in human capital development' and 'the promotion of science and technology'

2017 budget: CHED loses P2B meant for PCARI, K to 12 transition

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

Sep 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Dogs and their owners come from as far away as Florida, Australia and Brazil for the eighth edition of the annual event in aid of animal charities

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley

Sep 20, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The very same farmers who have tilled and cultivated the earth for decades in one of America's biggest produce regions have also poisoned it

Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley

Clinton cancels California trip after health scare – campaign

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Her schedule modification comes in the heat of a tightening race, and just two weeks before she and Republican rival Donald Trump square off in their high-pressure first presidential debate

Clinton cancels California trip after health scare – campaign

Volkswagen engineer indicted in US emissions case

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:50 AM

James Liang helped develop the diesel engines equipped with 'defeat devices' for some 500,000 Volkswagen cars sold in the United States

Volkswagen engineer indicted in US emissions case

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Thousands flee homes as California burns

Aug 19, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The Angeles forest fire – dubbed 'Blue Cut' – has devoured 12,545 hectares, an area more than twice the size of Bermuda, and is just 4% contained

Thousands flee homes as California burns

Firenadoes rage in California as blaze menaces 82,000

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:00 AM

An inferno scorching swathes of southern California threatens the homes of more than 82,000 people, sending flaming 'firenadoes' tearing across the brush and prompting a state of emergency

Firenadoes rage in California as blaze menaces 82,000

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Aug 17, 2016 - 8:36 PM

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Duterte vs de Lima, Sison, Arroyo | 6PM wRap

More than 82,000 flee California fires – authorities

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The state of emergency called by Governor Jerry Brown will allow California to mobilize its government agencies to fight the fire blazing out of control in San Bernardino County

More than 82,000 flee California fires – authorities

1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM

No secondary school curriculum framework in the other 49 states covers the subject, which is of personal interest to descendants of Filipino WWII veterans in the United States

1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH

Massive fires rage in California

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:08 AM

At least one person has died in the blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes

Massive fires rage in California

Volkswagen gets preliminary approval for US emissions settlement

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

US District Judge Charles Breyer praises the 'enormous effort' to settle the scandal and sets an October 18 deadline for final approval of the deal

Volkswagen gets preliminary approval for US emissions settlement

Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

Jul 20, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Current Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller and his predecessor Martin Winterkorn are accused of being aware early on about the so-called 'dieselgate' scandal

Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

California rejects Volkswagen plan to fix 3-liter diesel cars

Jul 14, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The California Air Resources Board says the carmaker's proposed measures are 'substantially deficient' and do not meet legal requirements

California rejects Volkswagen plan to fix 3-liter diesel cars

#BalikBayan: Farewell to 'big sister'

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Erlinda Tiongco-Galeon defined courage and commitment

#BalikBayan: Farewell to 'big sister'

Trafficked OFWs in California win $15M in damages

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 11 overseas Filipino workers were subjected to abusive conditions while serving as domestic servants and kitchen staff to high-end bakeries owned by Analiza and Goncalo Moitinho de Almeida

Trafficked OFWs in California win $15M in damages

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at US campuses

Jun 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, about 1 in 6 women in the United States are victims of sexual assault

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at US campuses

Hillary Clinton making US election history

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Hillary Clinton is poised to proclaim herself the first female White House nominee of a major US party, as voters from New Jersey to California cast ballots in the last major primaries of the 2016 race

Hillary Clinton making US election history

Stanford University sex attack sparks outrage

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The case has put the spotlight on rape at US college campuses where, according to one study, more than one in every 6 women are raped during their first year at university

Stanford University sex attack sparks outrage