| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Forecasters are warning of high surf along the Central California coast ahead of a storm system brewing in the Pacific Ocean, with waves expected to reach 13 feet at some beaches.
A low-pressure system off the Pacific Northwest is making its way...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.
"It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a top Al Qaeda leader and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole, becoming the highest-ranking advisor to the terrorist group to be convicted and now...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Are you satisfied with National Weather Service forecasts and warnings? Now's your chance to weigh in.
The weather service has posted a link to a customer satisfaction survey – atop the National Hurricane Center's website, nhc.noaa.gov – and...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:38 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — No one need remind anyone associated with Virginia's football program of the latent perils presented by mid-major opponents. In six of the last nine seasons, the Cavaliers have lost to teams from conferences such as the Mid-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:01 AM
Tropical Storm Bertha: 5 a.m. Friday update.
The season's second storm formed late Thursday in the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Bertha developed east of the Southern Lesser Antilles and is expected to pass...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, forecast to be headed toward the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but not U.S. shores.
The storm was about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados as of 8 a.m., with maximum sustained winds...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Huge surf produced by Hurricane Marie is expected to batter the Southern California coastline this week, prompting lifeguards to warn end-of-summer beachgoers about potentially dangerous conditions in the ocean.
Waves as high as 25 feet could roll...