Children Chained In California House Of Horrors, Parents ArrestedA 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
Californians Grieve, Commit To Rebuild After Deadly MudslidesMourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial for the victims after shedding tears, hugs and prayers during the vigil outside the Santa Barbara County courthouse.
Death Toll In California Mudslides Rises To 20The death toll at the scene of devastating mudslides in a Southern California community rose to 20 Sunday as the list of those still missing shrunk to four.
Death Toll Hits 15 In California Mudslides; Search ContinuesThe death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.
Clients Jam Stores As California Starts Recreational Pot SalesFrom a pot shop in Santa Cruz that hung a banner proclaiming "Prohibition is Over!" to one in San Diego handing out T-shirts showing the first moon landing and declaring a "giant leap for mankind," the Golden State turned a shade greener with its first sales of recreational marijuana.
3 Large Wildfires Tear Across Southern CaliforniaThe same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult.
Flat-Earther To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket To See Planet's Shape61-year-old Mike Hughes has spent the last few years building his own steam-powered rocket out of whatever he would find.
'Such A Brave Dog': Family Pet Emerges From Wildfire Destruction"She was very happy to see us," Weaver said of Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. "She's such a brave dog. She was panting a lot and clearly stressed. But she was not frantic or anything."
America's Smartest People Are Reportedly Moving Out WestThe nation's smartest people are reportedly moving to more western states that used to be the home of America's farming and mining towns.
Lawsuit Claims Gender Pay Discrimination At GoogleThe initial stages of the review found women earned less than men in nearly every job classification.
16-Year-Old Purchases Winning Lotto Ticket In Calif., State Won't Pay OutA California man is holding a winning Lotto ticket worth $5 million. But, the state won't let him cash it in.
To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of ThemWhile it may sound counter-intuitive, the scientists' plan will hopefully reduce the number of disease-carrying mosquitos, according to NPR's report.

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