LOS ANGELES -- Santa Barbara County crews worked through the holidays to defend coastal communities from the second half of Southern California's familiar cycle of fire and flood.
They cleaned out the 11 debris basins ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Josie Gower woke up to the sound of rain hammering the roof of her Montecito home around 3 a.m. Tuesday. She walked downstairs, where her boyfriend had been keeping an eye on the storm, and together they ...Read more
Thanks to erosion wearing away surface rock on Mars, scientists using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted thick deposits of ice in the planet's mid-latitudes that extend hundreds of feet deep.
The discovery, ...Read more
MONTECITO, Calif. -- Rescue crews continued to search for survivors amid the mud and wreckage of Montecito's massive debris field on Thursday, but acknowledged that the window to save lives is rapidly closing.
At least ...Read more
On this date in history:
In 1785, the Continental Congress convened in New York City.
In 1787, William Herschel discovered two moons of Uranus. They are named Titania and Oberon.
In 1861, ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- American statesman Alexander Hamilton in 1757
- John MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada, in 1815
- feminist lawyer Alice Paul in 1885
- South African ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Santa Barbara County officials chose not to send an emergency alert to cellphones warning of mudslides until destructive flooding had already begun in Montecito, officials said Wednesday.
The message, ...Read more
malversation \mal-vur-SAY-shun\ (noun) - Misconduct, corruption, or extortion in public office.
"No man can designate the extent of such an official malversation, demonstrated, as it has been here, in the presence of us ...Read more
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Days of the Giants follows intern Slater Barnes through a conflict between Boston City Hospital staff and corrupt municipal officials. Inspired by Boston City Hospital’s public mission to treat patients regardless of personal resources, Barnes finds meaning in his ...
On January 11th, 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
There were three creatures outside a building. One of the creatures did not move itself but entered the building and knew that it was in the building. The second creature moved itself, entered the building, and knew that it was in the building. The last creature did not move itself but entered the building, and the creature did not know that it was in the building. What are the three creatures?View full teaser and answer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- They are festive killing sprees, contests among divers armed with spears and nets to catch the biggest haul of venomous, non-native fish that have colonized South Florida's reefs.
Lionfish derbies...Read more
During his first year in office, President Donald Trump has guided the ship of state directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina's famous "alligators on ice" have thawed out of their frozen pond, now that temperatures are above freezing.
A video posted earlier this week of the alligators frozen in place – with ...Read more
The blowback over Apple slowing down iPhones just keeps coming.
Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, on Tuesday sent Apple a letter with questions about a software update that helped prevent unexpected battery shutdowns in ...Read more
A new survey from Pew has this headline: "Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity."
As Silicon Valley's workplace diversity wars play out -- and amid the spotlight on sexual harassment and ...Read more
To the list of ways that humans are making it hard for zebras, giraffes and other large mammals to survive in the wild, you can now add war.
Researchers have new evidence that animals are exquisitely vulnerable to the ...Read more
Astronomers watching a fast-radio burst flashing from more than 3 billion light-years away say that its source lies in an extreme environment with a powerful magnetic field -- perhaps a supermassive black hole, or the ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to keep up with its customers' increasing big-data needs.
The Seattle company, which makes software to ...Read more
MONTECITO, Calif. -- The 101 Freeway through Santa Barbara County is expected to be closed through at least Thursday night due to massive debris dumped on the freeway by the deadly Montecito mudslides.
The freeway is the ...Read more
MONTECITO, Calif. -- The death toll from a massive debris flow that buried homes and cars under a torrent of mud and boulders has risen to 15 in Montecito, where local personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard are planning to ...Read more