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Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle
Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California's largest wildfires in decades. The fire, named "Thomas", broke out almost two weeks ago and is now the state's third-largest wildfire since 1932. On Saturday it led to evacuation orders for areas in Santa Barbara County, including Montecito more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles along the Pacific coast.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:43:11 -0500
Some assembly required: OceanGate readies Titanic sub for the holidays
EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that takes advantage of the latest in marine engineering, is taking shape at OceanGate Inc.’s headquarters on Everett’s waterfront. “The goal is to have it in the water by the end of the year,” said Stockton Rush, OceanGate’s CEO and co-founder. Last week, Cyclops 2 was still on OceanGate’s shop floor, and workers were still turning screws into place on a… Read More
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:33:00 -0500
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