California

State in the western United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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American rapper Kanye West, a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent..
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homayoun Dariyani was training servers and cooks for his soon-to-open gourmet hamburger grill in March when California abruptly shut down..
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Calif. beachgoers seek surf, sun before closures
 
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It’s unclear if the problem is worse this year but complaints are on the rise in parts of California.
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It’s unclear if the problem is worse this year but complaints are on the rise in parts of California.
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India is expected to become the third worst-hit country. Face masks are now required in Texas as crowds flock to the Jersey Shore. Latest coronavirus..
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11 minutes ago FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus..
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It's a battle to win hearts and minds in California, and Gov. Newsom and friends are ready to spend big to do it. And I'll tell you the story of the city that on..
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California took a step back in reopening its economy as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid..
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California is putting up over 400 billboards around the state and releasing new public service announcements to encourage residents to wear masks when they are..
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A day before he died of COVID-19, a California man lamented that he had gone out and urged others to wear masks and practice social distancing.
 
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House extends Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8; California city will fine people who are not wearing masks in public; Latest news.
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Here's the latest for Thursday, July 2nd: Congress members demand Russia-Afghanistan intelligence answers; Coronavirus spreading quickly in India; California..
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The suspect was taken into custody "as he stumbled up the rocky shoreline" after driving off a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean, police say.
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Gov. Newsom orders most indoor business activities to close across much of the state as coronavirus cases continue a swift ascent. And let's revisit the..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered bars and indoor dining at restaurants to close in most areas of the state for the next three weeks amid a..
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California's new restrictions, expected to last at least three weeks, come as coronavirus cases have surged since the state started reopening in May.
 
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Wednesday: A conversation with Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton about why he wants to make it happen. Also: Get ready for an update from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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Shares The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California's oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the..
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Eagerly awaited sci-fi sequel "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" premiered in California. (July 1)
 
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International travel to European countries resumes Wednesday. Mike Pence visits Arizona. California will 'tighten' COVID-19 restrictions. Latest news.
 
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California's governor says he will implement more restrictions, the EU will open to travelers but not Americans and more news to start your Wednesday.
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Restaurants in California, Arkansas and Michigan have temporarily closed because some customers refuse to wear face masks and have harassed employees.
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Tune your TV sets to PBS for the annual Fourth of July extravaganza, because big firework displays and parties are, for now, a thing of memories. And see how..
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New Jersey's governor added eight states on Tuesday to the state's quarantine list, including California. People arriving from those states should..
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In states like California, Texas and Florida, many essential workers have been given an additional task: conflict resolution.
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Tuesday: Businesses may have to close again. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the budget; and an ending for the Golden State Killer cases.
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, June 30th: Republicans, Democrats want consequences for Russia over Afghanistan reports; Arizona closing many public places;..
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A brush fire killed one person and destroyed about 40 homes in a remote desert town near the shrinking Salton Sea, California's largest lake, authorities said..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced more than 1,000 inmates at San Quentin State Prison have tested positive for the coronavirus.
 
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A California woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park after approaching too closely for a photo, the National Park Service said.
 
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Counties across the state are shutting back down as they set new records when it comes to cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations. And the Golden State Killer..
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A plea deal for the accused Golden State Killer, requiring he admit to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized residents across California in the 1970s and..
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Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost silent in court since his 2018 arrest until he uttered in a hushed, raspy voice the word "guilty."
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He came to the job after leading the Assemblies of God for 24 years, but admitted, when he was first running for president in 2014, that making the decision to..
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A USA TODAY Network analysis of data shows 48% of the country could be affected by the travel order by the end of Tuesday.
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Plea would spare ex-cop Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, any chance of the death penalty for 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges.
 
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Katy Perry recently revealed she went through a breakdown and considered taking her own life following her split from Orlando Bloom three years ago, according to..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered some bars to close. Arizona and Washington slow down reopenings. Latest coronavirus news.
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By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California, killed at least two people and injured four others late on..
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The employee at the center in Red Bluff, Calif., said he had heard 50 to 60 shots as he and other employees fled the building.
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A woman shopping without a mask at a California Trader Joe's caused a scene Friday, calling employees "Democratic pigs" and screaming profanities.
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Coronavirus cases shot up in states across the country this week as the U.S. saw its highest single-day increase in cases. The latest news Saturday.
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Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would..
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A minivan with a motorcycle stuck in the grill was seen driving down a California highway, and the driver failed to stop even after hitting the rider.
 
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Updates on the surges in Texas, California, Arizona and Florida.
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In the era of the coronavirus, the number of animals killed on roads by cars declined in California, Idaho and Maine from early March to mid-April.
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