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FBI: Former diplomat suspected of killing family in 1976 may be in southern California

FBI: Former diplomat suspected of killing family in 1976 may be in southern California

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A man who dropped out of sight after he allegedly killed his family in a Washington suburb in 1976 may have returned to the Los Angeles area, the FBI says.
Frances Burns
Mississippi makes this year's list of most endangered U.S. rivers

Mississippi makes this year's list of most endangered U.S. rivers

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Dams, levees, bad management and increasing demand for water threaten the most endangered U.S. rivers, group says.
Frances Burns

Coin hoard may be largest ever found in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Sierra Nevada couple has uncovered about $10 million in gold coins buried in their Gold Country property, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Students warned not to play games with bears

INCLINE, Nev., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Students at a college on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe are being advised not to feed bears, pet them or "spank" them on the butt.

Statewide drought emergency declared in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for all of California Friday, saying the state faced "terrible consequences" from the stubborn winter dry spell.
Debate erupts over plans to harvest burned timber in California

Debate erupts over plans to harvest burned timber in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A proposal to salvage burned timber from a massive fire on 257,000 acres in California, including portions of Yosemite National Park, has ignited a debate.
Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant

Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A proposed solar power plant in California has come under fire over concerns it will mar historic elements of a World War II internment camp and harm wildlife.
NASA airborne mission helps manage water supplies in California

NASA airborne mission helps manage water supplies in California

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- NASA says an airborne mission helped water managers for 2.6 million Californians achieve near-perfect water operations this summer.
Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West

Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, and total deforestation could lead to droughts in the U.S. West, scientists say.

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The largest ice mass in Yosemite, a glacier that is the California park's key source of water, is melting fast and could be gone in 20 years, scientists say.
Penn State researcher maps Bigfoot sightings

Penn State researcher maps Bigfoot sightings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania State University researcher said he mapped all 3,313 reported Bigfoot sightings between 1921 and 2012.

Four species of legless lizards found across California

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A team of biologists reported finding four new species of legless lizards living in areas stretching from Southern California into San Francisco's Bay area.

Super Tucano project on schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Embraer Defense & Security Inc. says it is on schedule to begin delivering A-29 Super Tucano training and combat air support aircraft to the U.S. Air Force.
Rim fire possibly started by marijuana growers, fire official says

Rim fire possibly started by marijuana growers, fire official says

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Rim fire, burning in northern California, was caused by humans and possibly started by an illegal marijuana-growing operation, a fire official said.

Rim fire now California's fourth-largest ever; 45% contained

PINECREST, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park is now the fourth-largest blaze in California history, exceeding 350 square miles, officials said.
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Sierra Nevada is a Spanish phrase meaning "snow-covered mountain range" (sierra is one of the Spanish words for "mountain range").

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