US Berkeley explosion: The explosion on the UC Berkeley campus Monday night occurred at a utility vault after a power outage as crews were working to restore power. One person was hospitalized with minor burns.
Forbes richest 400: The members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest US citizens increased their total net worth to $2.02 trillion this year, even as the rest of the population stagnates financially. Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the Forbes 400 for the 20th straight year.
Thanks to the Yosemite Rim fire, smoke levels are creating new challenges – and paperwork – for communities at risk of fines and loss of federal funds for exceeding air quality standards intended for industry and automobiles.
Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and lighter winds are helping those battling the Yosemite Rim Fire, which is now 30 percent contained. Also factors: drones and areas already scorched in the past decade.
A San Diego judge ruled that teaching yoga in Encinitas, Calif., public schools does not violate First Amendment protections against religious indoctrination. The attorney for the parents says there are several avenues for appeal.
Immigration reform aims to fix a migrant worker system that all sides say is broken. But demographic and economic trends in Mexico mean the era of cheap migrant labor flooding American fields is nearing an end, two studies say.