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Wildfire devastates California town of Paradise

Nov. 9, 2018 12:13 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures. "Pretty...

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

Nov. 8, 2018 11:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani Merrill...

Heroes rushed into gunfire, pulled people to safety at bar

Nov. 8, 2018 7:44 PM EST

College students out for a good time and a veteran lawman on patrol became heroes during a shooting at a country music bar by pulling people to safety and rushing into the gunfire. Many of the scores of young people regularly went to Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, where a gunman stormed...

Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

Oct. 19, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine...

Report: Protester at fault for injuries by sheriff's SUV

Oct. 5, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old demonstrator was at fault when she was injured by a Sacramento County sheriff's patrol vehicle while protesting the killing of an unarmed black man by police, investigators said Friday. Activist Wanda Cleveland walked into the path of the sport utility vehicle while...