Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: California

California shooting: Six, including gunman, dead

CALIFORNIA: An unidentified gunman killed five people, before turning the gun on himself, in Bakersfield, California on Wednesday police said. The shooter first targeted his wife, and then a man at a trucking company in Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said, news agency Reuters reported. He then chased another ...

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Twin blazes form California’s largest ever wildfire

CLEARLAKE OAKS: Two fires mercilessly roaring through northern California have grown so rapidly that they are now the largest ever to ravage the state, authorities said. Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) – an area nearly the size of the sprawling city ...

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016. Her sister and other advocates fear others won’t have the same choice after a Riverside County judge threw out the law Tuesday because ...

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In a first, all Californian homes set to install solar panels

CALIFORNIA became the first US state to require solar panels on all new residential buildings as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The California Energy Commission said the new building standards, adopted unanimously by its members, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. “We are the first, ...

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California to allow self-driving cars on road

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at ...

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Ex-US Marine’s planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

SAN FRANSCISCO: Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according ...

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California wildfires now larger than Boston, New York combined

CALIFORNIA: Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10%. Covering 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fires are collectively burning an area larger than ...

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August Ames dead: Adult star dies in suspected suicide

CALIFORNIA: Adult movie star August Ames has died at the age of 23. Ms Ames, originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, passed away in Camrillo, California on Tuesday morning, according to reports. Her death was confirmed by her devastated husband who said: “She was the kindest person I ever knew and she ...

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California teen admits to molesting 50 children: police

LOUISVILLE: A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police. Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was arrested on Saturday (Dec 2) when his mother brought him to a police station after ...

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