Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Feb 22, 2017

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said. The state’s third-largest city, a hub of the high-tech ...

Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Feb 22, 2017

Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California. In the San Joaquin Valley, farmers used their tractors and other equipment to ...

Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Feb 21, 2017

Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles ...

Californians brace for levee failures as downpours intensify

Feb 21, 2017

Californians brace for levee failures as downpours intensify

Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region. In the San Joaquin Valley, residents were patrolling levees for signs of danger, reviewing evacuation plans and filling hundreds of sand bags after the ...

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Feb 19, 2017

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said. Vital highways and railways were shut down and ...