Family and friends of Nichols gather in Memphis church to pay their final respects to Black 29-year-old father whose fatal beating by police last month transformed him into new face of US racial justice movement.
The past three years have been the California's driest on record — but much more precipitation is needed to make a significant difference.
"This heatwave is on track to be both the hottest and longest on record in the state and many parts of the West for the month of September," says Governor Gavin Newsom, adding risk of power outages is real.
At least six people have been killed and nine others injured in the shooting in California's capital, police said, providing a few details about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
President Joe Biden has said the US will admit up to 100,000 refugees, prompting Ukrainians in cities such as Sacramento and Seattle to make preparations to support those fleeing the conflict-hit country.
Powerful storm barrels toward southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees, and causing mudslides in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the US state.
More than 6,800 wildfires large and small have blackened an estimated 1.7 million acres (689,000 hectares) within California alone this season, stretching available firefighting forces and equipment dangerously thin.
Pilot killed, dozens of homes reduced to ash as US state reports hundreds of fires, including 23 major fires or groups of fires that officials blame on "extraordinary weather" and "lightning strikes."
He had pleaded guilty to 13 murders in June, as well as confessing to dozens of rapes, robberies and kidnappings during the 1970s and 1980s.
Additional remains of people killed by northern California wildfire, also known as the Camp Fire, recovered, making it the deadliest wildland blaze in state's history, Sheriff Kory Honea says.
Nine people were found dead in and around the northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were burned down by the 90,000-acre Camp Fire, the state's most destructive on record, authorities say.
Stephon Clark's death was the most recent in a string of fatal shootings of black men by police that triggered protests across the United States and fueled a national debate about bias in the American criminal justice system.
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