Southern California welcomes cooler temperatures and spotty rain as a tropical storm veers off the Pacific Coast, helping put an end to a blistering heatwave that nearly overwhelmed the US state's electrical grid.
Tropical Storm Kay, which made landfall in Mexico as a hurricane is rolling north and expected to bring heavy rain to parts of California and Arizona, forecasters say.
Thousands of people ordered to evacuate in the face of the growing Fairview Fire, which has now spread to 7,700 hectares, officials say.
Rapidly moving Mill Fire in northern California burns about 1,620 hectares of land and prompts evacuations of thousands of American residents.
Northern California wildfire destroys multiple homes and forces as many as 7,500 residents to leave immediately, jamming roadways at the start of a sweltering Labor Day weekend.
Hundreds of firefighters enduring high temperatures are battling against a wildfire along a major highway, as the western US broils under another day of blistering temperatures.
Plan also includes incremental steps mandating more than a third of 2026 car sales in the western US state be zero emission, and over two-thirds by 2030.
Paul Pelosi, convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol following a car accident in May, gets five days in jail and three years on probation.
Plan includes creating storage and recycling of water, more stormwater capture and desalination projects, says western US state's top official.
The Department of Motor Vehicles has filed a complaint against Tesla, accusing the company of advertising its Autopilot and Self-Driving technologies as more capable than they actually are.
Authorities report deaths of four people, two of them charred in their car, warning the toll could rise due to erratic winds changing path of wildfire in western US state.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency, saying the fire "threatens critical infrastructure."
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