California

'Separated families must reunite within 30 days'

A judge in California orders US border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

Californian officials warn that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts.

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018
USA

'Separated families must reunite within 30 days'

A judge in California orders US border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.

January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018
USA

Car flies 20m into upper floor of building in California

A Nissan sedan becomes airborne and crashes into a California dental office, coming to rest dangling out of the building's second storey, the authorities say.

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

California launches legal sale of cannabis for recreational use

California is to launch the world’s largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana, as dozens of newly licenced stores catering to adults who enjoy the drug for its psychoactive effects open for business up and down the state.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Thousands evacuate as California wildfires kill 10

More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through through California's wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Thousands evacuated for central California wildfire

A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the US West, threatens hundreds of homes and businesses after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents.

April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017

Trump supporters, opponents clash in California park

A melee erupts in a Berkeley, California park where supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump were holding competing rallies.

March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017

Djokovic seeks to turn up heat in California desert

Five-time champion Novak Djokovic will be out to reassert his dominance on the hard courts of Indian Wells this week, seeking to shake off the slump that has dogged him into 2017.

September 18, 2016
September 18, 2016

Intel raises revenue forecast as PC market improves

Intel Corp raises its quarterly revenue forecast for the first time in more than two years as suppliers of parts used in personal computers replenish their inventory amid improving PC demand.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Microsoft to help track legalised marijuana sales

Microsoft has teamed up with California-based technology start-up Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalised marijuana "from seed to sale".