Heat wave breaks through Southern California with sporadic rain

SAN DIEGO– Southern Californians welcomed cooler temperatures and scattered rain on Saturday from a tropical storm that moved away from the Pacific coast days after a relentless heat wave nearly overwhelmed the state’s power grid. . Officials braced for flooding in coastal and mountainous areas from the storm and feared strong winds could spread the … Read more

Elon Musk files another notice to abandon Twitter acquisition after whistleblower claims

In this illustration, Elon Musk’s Twitter account is displayed on a mobile phone screen with the Twitter logo in the background. A whistleblower’s complaint that Twitter misled federal regulators about the company’s security risks could provide Elon Musk with new ammunition in his bid not to buy the company for $44 billion. Sheldon Cooper | … Read more

Floods in Pakistan exceed 1,000 dead in ‘climate disaster’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from widespread flooding in Pakistan has topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said Sunday, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “severe.” climatic catastrophe. Flash flooding caused by heavy rains washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of … Read more

Arizona levee breached, hiker missing after floods hit west

A levee was breached in a small town near the Arizona-New Mexico border on Monday, forcing the evacuation of 60 people after a weekend of flash flooding in the American Southwest also washed away a woman still missing in Zion National Park, Utah. In Duncan, a rural Arizona town about 180 miles (290 kilometers) from … Read more

Southwestern rains flood deserts and cascade into Vegas casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that flooded parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from the ceilings of the casino and pool onto the carpet of a sports betting area the size of a stadium — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that can repeat through the weekend, a … Read more

Northwestern U.S. heat wave could have hottest day on Tuesday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Temperatures in Portland, Ore., could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius) on Tuesday, likely making it the hottest day in a weeklong heat wave for the region. of the Pacific Northwest which rarely sees such scorching weather. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Oregon and Washington state. … Read more