A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.
There is an old aphorism: "College football bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture." Ah, but when there is something of a drought at the bursar's office, it's awfully comforting to have a few toros out there in the fallow fields to take to the bullring to sell tickets and maintain the endowment crop.
A strengthening El Nino is expected to bring torrential rain Thursday to parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles, and authorities warned of possibly severe mudslides in areas denuded by forest fires.
Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a stage in the Vuelta Espana when edging Spain's David Garcia in a sprint at the end of the mountainous 174km 12th stage from Almeria to Alto de Velefique on Friday.
Conservationists claimed one of their most significant victories of the new administration Monday as President Obama signed sweeping land reform legislation designating 2 million additional acres of public wilderness areas.
A bone fragment found in the area where Steve Fossett's plane crashed will be tested to determine whether it came from an animal or a human, a Madera County, California, sheriff's spokeswoman said Friday.
A small amount of human remains has been found in the wreckage of the plane that adventurer Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Thursday.
Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's airplane in
California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the
millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears
to have hit the mountainside head-on
Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season
Mudslides on fire-scarred land in the eastern Sierra Nevada forced people from their homes, while milder weather in Northern California helped firefighters get a leg up on blazes there and allowed residents of several fire-weary towns to return home
The weather that once inspired the song "California Dreamin' " was closer to a nightmare across the Golden State Friday as the latest in a series of winter storms brought dangerous amounts of rain and snow to the region.
To show the amount of beer consumed by two former pilots on the eve of a cross-country flight, prosecutors lined up 14 empty glasses on the witness stand Tuesday during the testimony of the bartender who served them.