Latest ‘atmospheric river’ storm renews flood threat in California

A fallen tree blocks the street next to Fort Sutter Medical Complex in Sacramento, California, Jan 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (SOPHIE AUSTIN / AP) SACRAMENTO, California – Emergency […]

US university discloses unethical experiments on prisoners

Inmates sew protective masks at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee, California, on April 22, 2020. (SANDY HUFFAKER / AFP) SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has unveiled an internal investigation about unethical medical experiments on at least 2,600 incarcerated men in the 1960s and 1970s. The experiments included putting […]

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits N Calif, 2 dead, thousands without power

The collapsed second-story porch of a house is seen after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California, in Rio Dell, California, US Dec 20, 2022. (FRED GREAVES / REUTERS) RIO DELL, California – A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, crumpling homes […]