{FD} ‘House of horrors’ parents had sex romps with strangers, relative says

The couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children grew tired of their strict religious lifestyle so began a life of adolescent experimentation about a decade ago, the mother’s sister claimed Monday on “Today.”

{FD} California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs

Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families.

{FD} California house of horrors parents face life in prison on torture, abuse charges

The parents of the children in the California house of horrors case are facing up to a life in prison after being charged Thursday for torture and abuse, authorities said, while revealing more shocking details of the alleged atrocities that happened inside the suburban home.

{FD} Vietnam War veteran sets up memorial for friends along California highway

For drivers along Interstate 80 in Northern California, a pair of large American flags perched on top of a hill may be a simple sign of patriotism, but for veteran Mike Goble the flags instead serve as a tribute.

{FD} Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times

The man accused of an “unprovoked and brutal stabbing” at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman tells Fox News.

{FD} Elvis impersonator hopes children from house of horrors find strength in each other: report

The Las Vegas Elvis impersonator who renewed the wedding vows three times for the couple who allegedly held their 13 children captive said in an interview Tuesday that he was physically sick when he learned about the news reports, but was heartened by the thought that the children were finding strength in each other.

{FD} Multi-state meth, pot ring involving the US mail is busted

Two suspected leaders of a multi-state drug trafficking ring have been charged for their role in the operation, as investigators said the pair sent hundreds of pounds of crystal meth and marijuana through the US Postal Service.

{FD} UC-Berkeley faces lawsuit over violent rioting at free-speech event

Four people have filed suit against the University of California, Berkeley after allegedly being assaulted last year outside of an on-campus appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos – raising concerns that this type of legal action could be expanded nationally as more and more schools grapple with increasingly violent protests over free speech.

{FD} Blaze Bernstein’s high school classmate charged with murder in Ivy League stabbing death

A high school classmate was charged Wednesday with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student, who was found with nearly a dozen stab wounds and buried in a shallow grave at a California park last week.

{FD} ‘New California’ movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half

Two men have launched a campaign to divide rural California from the coastal cities, motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form of government,” that doesn’t follow the state or federal constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

{FD} Parents at California house of horrors had ‘God call on them’, family says, as details of their past emerge

A California couple accused of shackling many of their 13 children to their beds had such a large family because “God called on them,” according to the children's grandparents, the insight coming as more details emerged Tuesday of what occurred inside the house of horrors that's left a community on edge.

{FD} Video shows drugged driver crashing car into 2nd story of Calif. building

Officials released a security video from the vantage point of a city bus capturing the dangerous crash early Sunday morning of a car in California hitting a divider at such a high speed that it launched into the second story of a nearby building.

{FD} Missing California woman, whose sister was killed in wrong-way crash, found dead in car; ex-boyfriend sought

The body of a missing California woman — whose sister was killed in an unrelated wrong-way crash a week before — was found in a car, authorities said on Sunday, as they hunted for her ex-boyfriend in connection with her death.

{FD} Friend arrested in UPenn student’s death made disturbing comments online, acted nervous during arrest, report says

A high school friend accused of killing a University of Pennsylvania student and dumping his body at a California park previously made “violent” comments online and defended the Confederate flag, a report said.

{FD} California mudslide crews ‘do whatever it takes’ in rescue efforts as death toll climbs to 19

As search and rescue crews continue to dig through the remnants of the mudslides that pummeled parts of Southern California, the sheriff’s department raised the death toll to 19 on Saturday.

{FD} California man charged in Kansas for ‘Call of Duty’ ‘swatting’ hoax that led to fatal police shooting

A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

{FD} California mudslides sweep away car in shocking video caught by firefighters

A shocking video shot by California firefighters captured the full wrath of the California mudslides, showing a car being swept away by the raging flows of mud and debris that have plagued the state this week.