Saturday, June 6, 2020

Former GOP congressman may seek old seat as Democrat resigns

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Republican California congressman may seek his old seat after the Democrat who beat him last year said she'll...

Congresswoman’s exit prompts question of equity amid scandal

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MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press The resignation of a female Democratic congresswoman over a consensual, sexual relationship with a campaign aide has sparked questions about whether...

California wildfires erupt in LA, burn in wine country

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TERENCE CHEA and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western Los Angeles...

Ferocious winds fuel blazes throughout Northern California

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TERENCE CHEA and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SANTA ROSA (AP) — With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered...

Democratic Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid ethics probe

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LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation Sunday amid an...

Scandal brings election risk for rising Democratic star

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MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press AGUA DULCE (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an affair with...

California utility admits it may have ignited fire

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ROBERT JABLON and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's biggest utility admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading over...

California governor “owns” blackouts, takes political risk

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KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO — With hundreds of thousands of Californians again in the dark amid high wildfire danger Thursday, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go dark

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TERENCE CHEA and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press GEYSERVILLE (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds...

Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

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GILLIAN FLACCUS and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way...