Tropical Storm Kay could bring a year of rain to drought-stricken Southern California

CNN — In parts of Southern California that have been badly hit by drought for months, residents are bracing for a storm that might fall a year of rain – and cause dangerous flash floods. Extreme weather is forecast as Tropical Storm Kay is moving north after making landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 … Read more

Cruise recalls his robotaxis after a passenger is injured in an accident

washington d.c. CNN Business — This week Cruise, which counts General Motors as its largest shareholder, became the first robotaxi operator to recall its vehicles, following an accident in June involving “Major” minor damage and injury to passengers. The accident happened after the robotaxi Cruise making a left turn stopped at the intersection, thinking an … Read more

Texas spends over $12 million busing migrants to Washington, DC and New York

CNN — The State of Texas spent over $12 million transport migrants by bus in Washington, DC and New York who entered the state from Mexico, according to figures from the Texas Division of Emergency Management. A state government spreadsheet obtained by CNN through a Freedom of Information Act request shows that as of August … Read more

Los Angeles County coroner rules Anne Heche’s death an accident

CNN — The cause of death of the actress Anne Heche was ruled an accident on Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Department. Heche’s car crashed into a Los Angeles home and caught fire on August 5. After the accident, Heche suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury,” depriving his brain of oxygen, among … Read more

Steep water cuts loom as Colorado River narrows and Lake Mead levels drop

CNN — An extraordinary drought in the West is Colorado River drying up and drain the largest reservoirs in the country – Lake Mead and Lake Powell. And in the midst of the overexploitation of the river and the aridification the region, the federal government is preparing to impose mandatory water cuts and asks the … Read more

California Oak Fire: Fast-growing blaze engulfs homes near Yosemite National Park as it burns over 15,000 acres

For more on the fires, “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bellheads to California to find out how communities are learning to coexist with the frequent destruction. The original series airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET. CNN — A fierce wildfire outside Yosemite Park in California is displaying “unprecedented” behavior, “moving extremely fast” and … Read more