California


Wind-Driven Wildfire Forces People to Flee Rural California

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. The…

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California Highway Swamped by Deadly Mudslides Reopens

A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on…

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Difficult Search Goes On in California Mudslides

Crews dug away at masses of mud, boulders and debris with earth-moving machines and shovels Saturday in a California town ravaged by mudslides, hoping to find seven people still missing…

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Issa Will Not Seek Re-Election After Serving Ninth Term

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress. Issa’s decision continues a string of GOP lawmakers who…

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5 Killed as Mud Engulfs California Burn Areas

Five people were killed and homes were swept from their foundations as mud and debris from wildfire-scarred hillsides flowed through neighborhoods and onto a key Southern California highway Tuesday during…

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