Trump seeks to block California as global climate leader

World / Crime & Legal Oct 24, 2019

Trump seeks to block California as global climate leader

The Trump administration on Wednesday sued to try to block California from engaging in international efforts against climate change, charging that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions. The suit, filed ...

California outlaws private prisons and immigrant detention centers

World Oct 12, 2019

California outlaws private prisons and immigrant detention centers

California on Friday banned private prisons and immigrant detention centers under a bill signed by the liberal state's governor. The measure stipulates that beginning next year, the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is prohibited from entering into or renewing a contract with a private, ...

Thousands flee Southern California fire

World Oct 12, 2019

Thousands flee Southern California fire

An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Friday and spread quickly, destroying dozens of homes as tens of thousands of residents scrambled to get out of its way, authorities said. The blaze broke out Thursday evening in the San Fernando ...