Trump changes course, approves California relief for six fires

World Oct 17, 2020

Trump changes course, approves California relief for six fires

President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. "Just got off the phone with President Trump who ...

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

World Sep 10, 2020

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake, the governor said on Wednesday, as initial casualty reports began to surface. Hundreds of miles away in northern California, three ...

Protests demand answers after LA cops kill Black man in altercation

World Sep 2, 2020

Protests demand answers after LA cops kill Black man in altercation

Protesters demanded answers on Tuesday as they gathered in a south Los Angeles neighborhood where sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Black man during a violent confrontation the previous day. The man, identified as 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was riding his bicycle when deputies tried to ...

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

World Aug 29, 2020

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month — even before the peak season begins. Record temperatures ...