Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting in California

World Nov 3, 2019

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly shooting in California

Airbnb's boss announced Saturday that the online platform, which offers private homes for rent for short periods, is banning "party houses" after a deadly shooting at a Halloween event in California. Five people were killed and others wounded in a Thursday night shooting in Orinda, ...

Southern California firefighters brace for resurgence of extreme winds

World Oct 30, 2019

Southern California firefighters brace for resurgence of extreme winds

Firefighters braced late on Tuesday for a resurgence of strong Santa Ana desert winds across Southern California after a day of light breezes helped them gain ground against a blaze displacing thousands of Los Angeles residents near the famed Getty Center museum. City arson investigators ...

Fires spread in California wine country; millions face power cuts

World Oct 27, 2019

Fires spread in California wine country; millions face power cuts

Californian officials warned Saturday that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the U.S. state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts. Nearly 90,000 people were ordered to flee their homes in Sonoma County, north of ...

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, ...