Photo of people wearing face masks as they ride an escalator in China

US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

SEATTLE — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized in good condition near Seattle. Airpor...
Photo of Kern River in March 2017

Deadly Kern River Claims Fifth Victim This Year

BAKERSFIELD — A Los Angeles man is the fifth person known to have died in the Kern River this year. The Kern County Sheriff's Department says 45-year-old Uceda Velis was swept underwater late Tuesday afternoon near Ming Lake. Deputies and fir...