Gulf Times - California
Gunman kills five people in California, then himself: police

Gunman kills five people in California, then himself: police

A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life, a police spokesman told AFP.

Crews fight to outflank raging northern California wildfire

Crews fight to outflank raging northern California wildfire

Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in northern California.

Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

A firefighter has died while battling an enormous wildfire in northern California, authorities said late on Monday.

Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United States and nearly 140 from Australia and New Zealand, are battling the blazes.

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.

Robert Redford 'retiring from acting' at 81

Robert Redford 'retiring from acting' at 81

Robert Redford says he is retiring, at least as an actor. The 81-year-old Oscar winner has said the upcoming movie Old Man & His Gun will be his last acting gig.

Firefighters gain on deadly California wildfire

Firefighters gain on deadly California wildfire

More of the tens of thousands of Northern California residents who fled a deadly wildfire were awaiting permission to return to their homes on Wednesday.

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

A 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren were among six people killed when a wildfire engulfed entire communities in northern California, officials and family members said.

Five dead as California wildfire consumes more homes

Five dead as California wildfire consumes more homes

More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 257 km north of the state capital Sacramento.

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Thousands of people in Southern California had fled a deliberately set blaze southeast of Los Angeles by Saturday morning, after the state's governor requested federal aid to help battle a deadly fire elsewhere.

One killed in California wildfire as residents race to flee

One killed in California wildfire as residents race to flee

One person was killed in a raging, out-of-control wildfire that sent residents racing to flee a northern California city on Friday.

California ticket wins $522mn Mega Millions jackpot

California ticket wins $522mn Mega Millions jackpot

The only ticket to match all six numbers was sold at a store in San Jose, California.