Volunteers are working around the clock preparing flower-decked floats for the annual Rose Parade, a New Year's Day tradition. Hundreds of thousands of people line the parade route in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday, and millions more will watch on television. Mike O'Sullivan reports on the preparations.
Ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft have changed transportation in hundreds of cities around the world, allowing people with vehicles to earn money as drivers and giving commuters travel options. But are the ride-share drivers fairly compensated? Do they work for Uber and Lyft as employees or as independent contractors? A new proposed law in California aims to settle the matter, but critics say it raises as many questions as it answers. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles.
Exiled Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived Tuesday in Mexico, which granted him asylum after he resigned the presidency on Sunday and fled his country. Mike O'Sullivan reports, Bolivian opposition leaders say they are working to ensure a peaceful transition despite continuing tensions.
The lights are back on through most of the state of California, where 2 million people saw their power cut during the past week in a precautionary effort to prevent wildfires. As VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, a heightened fire risk has left power companies racing to upgrade transmission systems, which sometimes spark the blazes.