U.S. tests unarmed Minuteman 3 ICBM in Pacific

Apr 27, 2017

U.S. tests unarmed Minuteman 3 ICBM in Pacific

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force. The missile blasted off from a silo at 12:03 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and ...

Fatal California U2 spy plane crash laid to pilot error

Apr 20, 2017

Fatal California U2 spy plane crash laid to pilot error

The U.S. Air Force says pilot error forced two airmen to eject from a U2 spy plane while on a training mission from a Northern California base in September, killing one of them. The Air Force released findings of its probe of the crash ...

Apr 11, 2017

Prototype early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington

An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. The system isn’t ready to issue public quake warnings ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

California gives green light to self-driving car tests

The U.S. state of California is easing its rules for autonomous car testing, by allowing testing of vehicles in which there is no human driver. The new rules have yet to be submitted for public consultation, with a final version expected by the end ...