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Barbara and Robert Thomas.

The husband of a woman who disappeared while hiking in the California desert a week ago insisted he is innocent after failing a lie detector test

Barbara Thomas disappeared while hiking in the Mojave Desert near San Bernardino, California, on July 12.
Sheryl Powell, second from the right, is seen on Tuesday with her husband and two kids, a day after she was rescued from the California wilderness.

The California hiker who was found after spending 4 days alone in the wilderness says she got lost after fleeing a man with a knife

Sheryl Powell, 60, disappeared on Friday while on a camping trip with her husband. Search teams found her alive and well on Monday.

Marianne Williamson is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how she stacks up against the competitio...

Marianne Williamson, the bestselling book author and Oprah Winfrey confidante, once ran for congress in 2014.
Search teams are seen combing an area near Bishop, California for clues in the disappearance of a Huntington Beach woman.

A 60-year-old woman who went missing while camping in a remote area of California has been found

Sheryl Powell was last seen by her husband Joe on Friday afternoon. Joe said he went to re-park their car and when he came back, she was gone.
The Creekside area of Point Arena forest, one of Better Place Forests' locations in northern California.

A California company is burying people’s ashes under trees instead of gravestones — and thousands have already signed up

Better Place Forests, is selling families trees in preserved forests under which they can bury their loved ones' ashes.
A man looks into a fissure that opened in the desert during a powerful earthquake that struck Southern California, near the city of Ridgecrest, California, U.S., July 4, 2019.

California has had 3,000 earthquakes in the last week, but none was the big one that experts say is ‘overdue’

The earthquakes shaking California have been severe, but they're not the potential 'big one' that experts worry is coming on the San Andreas fault.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces launch of the ShakeAlertLA at a press conference at City Hall.

California’s recent earthquakes were a surprise to residents, but an app that warns of quakes up to 90 seconds in advance could one day save cou...

Los Angeles is the first US city to publicly release an earthquake warning app, known as ShakeAlertLA.

Some California residents are sleeping outside after the state was hit with major earthquakes

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest, California, on Thursday, and a 7.1 magnitude quake hit the next day.
Soft-story buildings, like this one in Oakland, include unobstructed spaces like parking garages or storefronts.

A critical ‘base isolation’ system could keep California buildings from crumbling during an earthquake, but few structures have it

Base isolation could help mitigate a major disaster, but property owners must be willing to pay an additional upfront cost.
A man looks into a fissure that opened in the desert during a powerful earthquake that struck Southern California, near the city of Ridgecrest, California, U.S., July 4, 2019.

Seismologists have recorded a whopping 3,000 earthquakes in California since July 4th

Scientists now believe the 6.4 magnitude temblor jolted Southern California on July 4 was a foreshock.