The road to a safer Orange County – Orange County Register

Growing up, many of us imagined that we would eventually travel in flying cars. While flying cars are not a reality, the burgeoning self-driving vehicle industry has the potential to revolutionize the way we live, including saving thousands of lives each year. However, before we can fully deploy self-driving vehicles on American roads, comprehensive testing …

Failing Puerto Rico dam pushed to breaking point

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A failing dam has created a new crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The 90-year-old dam is being pushed to the breaking point by floodwaters of Hurricane Maria. Tens of thousands who live downstream are scrambling to higher ground.  Puerto Rico’s governor says it’s extremely difficult right now to get information out …