University of California‚Äč establishes chair in Jain studies

The new position will also enable academic investigation of the many ways in which Jainism has been integral to South Asian and transnational religious histories.

published on : 24th November 2020

Two dead in stabbing at church in San Jose, California

The stabbing happened at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, where police said on Twitter that no services were taking place.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Unwelcome milestone: California nears million COVID-19 cases

California will be the second state — behind Texas — to eclipse a million known cases. The grim milestone in a state of 40 million comes as the U.S. has surpassed 10 million infections.

published on : 12th November 2020

US court orders Uber, Lyft to classify drivers as employees

The court affirmed an injunction that was issued on August 10, requiring the two companies to classify their drivers as employees rather than freelancers.

published on : 23rd October 2020

California wildfire records grim milestone as 31 dead, four million acres of land burnt 

Fire crews at a blaze in the wine country north of San Francisco were on high alert Friday as forecasters warned of extreme fire danger into Saturday.

published on : 3rd October 2020

California wildfires turn beloved Napa wine spots to ash

Smoke rose along the road and on hillsides, where crews of firefighters could be seen attacking pockets of flame with picks, shovels and hoses.

published on : 1st October 2020

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; nearly 70,000 people evacuate

The fires that began Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country about 45 miles north of San Francisco came as the region nears the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that killed 22 people.

published on : 29th September 2020

Homes burn as winds push California fire into desert floor

The death occurred Thursday in San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

published on : 20th September 2020

Western US wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The wildfires racing across the tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented.

published on : 17th September 2020

'Nothing left in the bucket': California's wildfire resources run thin

This year's blazes have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to an extraordinary degree.

published on : 16th September 2020

Death toll from wildfires reaches 33 in US' West Coast; flames destroy neighbourhoods

The flames have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving a barren, gray landscape in their wake, driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and cast a shroud of smoke over the region.

published on : 13th September 2020

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

Some other states only allow journalists behind fire lines with escorts, while others rarely grant permission for reporters to get anywhere near an active wildfire, saying that safety is paramount.

published on : 12th September 2020

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

A fire approaching Molalla triggered a mandatory evacuation order for the community of about 9,000 people 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Portland.

published on : 11th September 2020

Winds pose continued threats in California wildfire

In Southern California, fires burned in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, and the forecast called for the arrival of the region's notorious Santa Anas.

published on : 9th September 2020

California wildfire that burnt thousands of acres, sparked by device to reveal baby's gender

Sometimes the made-for-social-media gatherings are spectacles and include explosives and even guns, and at least one had deadly consequences.

published on : 8th September 2020
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