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24 May 2024


Rapper Sean Kingston arrested on fraud charges during concert

Jamaican-American rapper Sean Kingston was arrested "without incident" at Fort Irwin, a US Army base, during his concert on Thursday, reported the New York Post.

17 May 2024

Social Media

Massachusetts teen dies after taking part in 'One Chip Challenge'

A 14-year-old Massachusetts teenager, Harris Wolobah, died of cardiac arrest after participating in a social media dare known as the "One Chip Challenge" in the United States, according to an autopsy report.

15 May 2024

Meghan Markle

Harry, Meghan's Archewell Foundation is now cleared of 'delinquent' label

The Archewell Foundation, a charity organization established by spouses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has regained its "in good standing" status in California.

14 May 2024


Tesla settles with ex-employee allegedly fired for reporting sexual misconduct 

Tesla has successfully settled a lawsuit filed by Tyonna Turner, a former factory employee.

09 May 2024


California: 18 students hospitalized after 'unknown chemical leak' at school 

A suspected chemical leak at Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella, California, resulted in the hospitalization of 18 students on Wednesday morning.

09 May 2024

Travel And Tourism

Step back in time as you explore Bodie in California

Bodie, California, is a quaint town frozen in time.

02 May 2024

Sidhu Moose Wala

'Goldy Brar is alive': US police dismiss gangster's death reports

The police in the United States have denied reports that Goldy Brar, the prime suspect in the murder case of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, was on Wednesday killed in a shootout in Fresno, California.

01 May 2024

Sidhu Moose Wala

Sidhu Moosewala murder mastermind Goldy Brar killed in US: Report

Goldy Brar, the prime suspect in the murder case of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, has been killed in the United States, according to local media reports.

26 Apr 2024


Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield's teenage child reported missing

The 16-year-old child of tech industry giants Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack, and Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr, has been reported missing.

California is generating enough solar power to lower electricity bills

California, a US state that generates over a quarter of its electricity from solar power, is now experiencing an energy surplus.

23 Apr 2024


Amazon discontinues Prime Air drone delivery service in California

Amazon has announced the cessation of its Prime Air drone delivery service in Lockeford, California.

18 Apr 2024

Prince Harry

Prince Harry officially declares US as new home

Britain's Prince Harry has officially declared the United States of America his new domicile.

17 Apr 2024

Ana de Armas

Settlement reached in 'Yesterday' film's false advertising lawsuit

Two Ana de Armas fans, Peter Rosza and Conor Woulfe, have settled their false advertising lawsuit against Universal.

13 Apr 2024

Robert Pattinson

Suki Waterhouse finally reveals baby's gender at Coachella festival

In a surprise revelation, acclaimed singer and actor Suki Waterhouse recently revealed the gender of her newborn baby during a performance at the globally popular Coachella music festival.

13 Apr 2024


'We'll murder you': Indian-American woman's threat at Gaza meet

An Indian-American woman named Riddhi Patel was arrested on Wednesday after threatening to "kill" the mayor and city council members of Bakersfield, California.

05 Apr 2024


Apple fired 600 employees after canceling its EV, smartwatch projects

Apple terminated over 600 employees following the discontinuation of its electric car and smartwatch display projects, which were phased out at the end of February.

California proposes bill to help employees relax after working hours

A new bill, AB 2751 or the "right to disconnect" bill, has been proposed by a member of the California State Assembly in the US.

03 Apr 2024


Tesla's Q1 sales drop amidst intensifying global competition

Tesla experienced a significant decrease in sales during the first quarter of 2024, with global competition intensifying and the growth rate of the electric vehicle (EV) market slowing down.

28 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Experience Napa Valley's autumn splendor: Things to do

Napa Valley in California is celebrated for its stunning vistas and gentle autumn weather.

24 Mar 2024


US: Man eats train accident victim's severed leg; arrested

In a startling incident, a 27-year-old man allegedly removed the severed leg of a fatal train accident victim and started eating it.

19 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Unwind at Napa Valley's scenic vineyards and culture

Napa Valley in California is celebrated for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural scene, providing a peaceful getaway.

15 Mar 2024


Waymo's autonomous taxi service enters Los Angeles amid controversy, protest

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, has launched its autonomous taxi service in Los Angeles, US.

14 Mar 2024


Who was Robyn Bernard? 'General Hospital' star dies at 64

Robyn Bernard, best known for her portrayal of Terry Brock on the popular soap opera General Hospital, reportedly died on Tuesday morning (local time). She was 64.

13 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

Tesla, Ford, and Mercedes's self-driving systems fail safety tests

US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed that most driver-assist systems from leading automakers have failed to meet safety standards.

11 Mar 2024


Google's AI-focused Bay View campus struggles with Wi-Fi issues

Google's Bay View building in Mountain View, California, has been struggling with Wi-Fi connectivity issues for months.

06 Mar 2024

Fashion Tips

Crafting your Coachella wardrobe: Outfits perfect for the music festival

As the sun dips below the horizon of the California desert, the renowned Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival calls to fashion aficionados worldwide.

05 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Death Valley's superbloom: What's this rare phenomenon all about 

In California's Death Valley, a place known for its harsh climate, a rare and extraordinary event unfolds when conditions align.

14 Feb 2024


Indian-American family of 4 found dead in California

An Indian-American family of four, including two children, was found dead inside their residence in San Mateo, California.

05 Feb 2024


California storm: US state faces 'life-threatening flooding,' emergency declared

A powerful storm from the Pacific Ocean hit the west coast of the United States (US) on Sunday, bringing "life-threatening flooding" to California.

Video: Clashes erupt at Khalistani referendum event in US

Violence broke out at a "Khalistan referendum" event in San Francisco, United States (US), on January 28 (Sunday), per reports.

02 Feb 2024


Thieves steal 35,000 Pokemon cards worth thousands of dollars 

A late-night break-in at Tofu's Trading, a popular trading card shop in San Jose, California, led to the theft of nearly 35,000 Pokemon cards.

01 Feb 2024

Nick Jonas

Why Nick Jonas-Priyanka Chopra moved out of their $20M mansion

Power couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have moved out of their swanky mansion in Los Angeles, California.

01 Feb 2024


Elon Musk's Tesla sued for hazardous waste mishandling in California

Tesla is currently facing a lawsuit filed by 25 California counties, including Alameda, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and San Francisco.

Rare footage captures live great white birth, solving birthing mystery

In a groundbreaking discovery, wildlife filmmaker Carlos Gauna, known as The Malibu Artist, and UC Riverside biology doctoral student Phillip Sternes encountered a rare sight on July 9, 2023, near Santa Barbara on California's central coast.

29 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve offers the perfect spring escapade

Nestled in the Mojave Desert, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive each spring with a spectacular display of California's state flower.

25 Jan 2024


Cracking the code: Preventing global groundwater depletion

The global depletion of groundwater, a critical water source for agriculture, homes, industries, and cities, is accelerating, surpassing rates observed over the past four decades, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature.

25 Jan 2024


US woman who stabbed partner 108 times won't be imprisoned

A 32-year-old United States(US) woman, convicted of stabbing her boyfriend 108 times, has been spared prison time.

25 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Anticipated global music festivals of 2024

As the world reemerges into the great outdoors following the lockdown with the music scene's remarkable surge in popularity throughout 2023, anticipation builds for even grander events in 2024.

23 Jan 2024


Woman arrested for stealing viral Stanley cups worth $2,500 

Amid Stanley's water bottle mania, unfolded a bizarre incident, revealing the dark side of the trend.

21 Jan 2024


Google engineer found 'spattered with blood' after murdering wife 

A 27-year-old Google engineer is facing murder charges for allegedly killing his wife, Xuanyi Yu—also a Google employee—in their California residence.

05 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

US: Hindu temple defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti—2nd in 2 weeks

A Hindu temple, Vijay's Sherawali Temple, in Hayward, California, United States (US), has been defaced with anti-India graffiti and controversial slogans, triggering angry reactions from the Indian diaspora.

29 Dec 2023

Donald Trump

US: California rules in Trump's favor after Colorado, Maine setbacks

After Maine and Colorado in the United States (US) deemed Donald Trump ineligible to run for president, California's Secretary of State Shirley Weber refused to bar him from the presidential primary.

US: Hindu temple defaced with pro-Khalistani graffiti, India demands probe

A Hindu temple in Newark, California, United States (US), has been defaced with anti-India graffiti and controversial slogans, triggering outrage from the Indian diaspora.

05 Dec 2023

Social Media

YouTuber jailed for staging a plane crash to get fame

In a shocking turn of events in California, USA, a former Olympic athlete, and 30-year-old YouTuber, Trevor Daniel Jacob, has been sentenced to six months in prison for deliberately orchestrating a small plane crash to boost his social media presence.

24 Nov 2023


Animatronic model of E.T.'s head to be auctioned in December

Remember the cult classic sci-fi film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial from 1982 wherein an alien is left behind on Earth?

Apple-backed Right to Repair bill becomes law: What it means

The state of California in the US, has signed the Right to Repair Act (SB 244) into law.

US: 1 stabbed, 1 arrested as hundreds of teenagers brawl

A chaotic brawl erupted at Emeryville's Bay Street Shopping Complex in California, United States (US), on Sunday, involving 300-400 teenagers.

21 Aug 2023


Tropical Storm Hilary, 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit California

Tropical Storm Hilary, previously a Category 4 hurricane, hit southern California in the United States (US) on Sunday.

19 Aug 2023

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's sexual abuse lawsuits revived: Here's why

A California court has reportedly decided to revive decade-old sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.

US: Judge shot dead wife in California, pleads not guilty

A senior judge who allegedly shot dead his wife while in a drunken state in California, United States, has pleaded not guilty, The Associated Press reported.

Maui wildfire death toll hits 89, US's deadliest natural disaster

The devastating Maui wildfire, rapidly spreading in Hawaii state of the United States (US), reportedly due to very dry conditions triggered by a drought combined with powerful winds, has claimed the lives of at least 89 people so far.

California: Naked woman exits car, fires shots during rush hour

A naked woman got out of her car and opened fire on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California, United States (US), on Wednesday.

19 Jul 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift becomes honorary mayor of Santa Clara; city renamed 

Taylor Swift is the biggest pop star of our times and she is reaching newer heights, every single day. From sold-out concerts to chart-busting albums, Taylor is "swift" everywhere.

05 Jul 2023


Kevin Costner gives deadline to estranged wife to vacate home

Actor Kevin Costner, best known for Amazon Prime Video's series Yellowstone, has given a deadline to his estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, to vacate his home in California's Santa Barbara.

04 Jul 2023


California man hides mother's death, claims benefits for 32 years

In an unusual development reported in California, a man admitted to hiding his mother's death for over three decades to enjoy the monetary benefits of her social security and military retirement plans.