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Man gets life term for killing of Saudi student

A Southern California man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for fatally stabbing an engineering student from Saudia Arabia who the killer met after the victim posted an online ad to sell his car two years ago, prosecutors said.

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California wildfire destroys 150 homes, more feared

A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75, officials said on Saturday, warning that more residents may be forced to flee the advancing flames.

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California tops France as world's 6th largest economy

California is now the sixth largest economy in the world, surpassing France thanks to a robust state economy and the strength of the US dollar. California was the world's eighth-largest economy as of last year, according to Ir

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Anti-Trump protests hit California for second day

Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire

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Winners at last! Three to share $1.6bn jackpot

Winning tickets in the nearly $1.6-billion Powerball lottery were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee, officials said on Thursday, leaving at least three people to split the record-setting jackpot. California Lottery officia

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Wildfire burns 1,200 acres in LA, closes highway

Firefighters on Saturday gained the upper hand on a wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that burned about 1,240 acres of land, forced the closure of parts of a major highway and led to evacuations, fire officials said. Hundreds of f

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US Senate panel opens inquiry into California massacre

Nine days after 14 people were shot dead in California by a married couple the FBI says were inspired by Islamic extremism, the Republican chairman of a key US Senate panel demanded the Justice Department on Friday turn over much of the evidence

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FBI investigating California massacre as 'act of terrorism'

The FBI is investigating this week's massacre of 14 people by a married couple in California as an "act of terrorism," officials said on Friday, noting that the female shooter had pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant gr

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Leaving behind baby, couple sows panic in California

On Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, dropped off their six-month-old baby with Farook's mother, saying they were going to a doctor's appointment. By noon, according to police, the couple ha

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Young couple, suspects in California shooting, named

A couple who were suspected of killing 14 people in a mass shooting in California and were later slain in a shootout with police were identified by authorities on Wednesday as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, described as possibly

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