The wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States took centre stage in the US election campaign on Monday, with President Donald Trump visiting California and blaming the blazes on poor forest management while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden stressed the role of climate change. The Republican president, seeking[…]
Passengers from Diamond Princess must go through another 14 days of quarantine at US military facilities.More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight. One[…]
Rain predicted for the Northern California town decimated by a deadly wildfire could cause wet ash to flow down steep inclines in the mountainous region, according to the National Weather Service. That could complicate the efforts of crews searching for human remains. Hundreds of searchers have fanned out in the[…]
Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history face a return of gusting winds and high temperatures on Thursday that are expected to stoke a blaze that has burned an area nearly the size of Los Angeles. Northern California’s Mendocino Complex fire was 47% contained on Wednesday, up from 34%[…]
The religion of the attackers who went on a shooting rampage in California should not be become the main focus of the investigation, critics say, after the FBI announced the deadly assault was an “act of terrorism”. Fourteen people were shot dead and 21 wounded after Syed Rizwan Farook and[…]
The largest Muslim advocacy group in the United States has raised concerns of a backlash following the deadly California shooting with reports of a threat of violence received at one mosque and many hate calls. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington DC, on Thursday[…]
The killing of at least 14 people in a mass shooting in the US state of California has given way to speculation about the attackers’ motives and false claims about their identities. Police in San Bernardino said 28-year-old US citizen Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire on a[…]
A man and a woman suspected of taking part in a shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 17 at a Southern California social services agency on Wednesday died in a shootout with police hours later, authorities said. A Muslim advocacy group said one of the suspects was Syed Farook,[…]
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over Tuesday’s oil spill off the Santa Barbara County coast. It follows news that up to 105,000 gallons of oil leaked out from the ruptured pipeline. “This emergency proclamation cuts red tape and helps the state quickly mobilize all available resources,”[…]
Tens of thousands of litres of spilled oil from a broken underground pipeline threatened protected waters and wildlife on California’s southern coast Wednesday, as US federal and local authorities rushed to contain its spread. The spill has blackened white sands at Refugio State Beach, near the coastal city of Santa[…]
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