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Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

Esaïe Prickett, wearing Google Glass, with his mother, Rose, and brother Morgan at their home. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The New York Times

When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, (...)

A fault line crack in Highway 178 was opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which in turn was triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicentre in Trona, California. Photograph: Reuters

The two earthquakes that hit southern California should alert people across the US to the need to prepare for natural disasters, the state’s governor (...)

A house burns after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, US July 5th, 2019. Photograph: Jessica Weston/Daily Independent via Reuters

Emergency officials and residents in the high desert of southern California braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that (...)

Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

On this day 150 years ago one of the most important events in American history took place. A golden spike was driven into the ground to mark the com(...)

Volunteer members of an El Dorado County search and rescue team search the ruins of a home, looking for human remains, in Paradise, California. Photograph: Sudhin Thanawala/AP

Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that (...)

Tents pitched in a field next to a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, where Camp Fire evacuees have been staying. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thousands of people displaced by California’s most destructive wildfire face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, (...)

Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Terry Chea/AP

Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the 630 people missing a week after the fast-mo(...)

A house is consumed by wildfire, as seen   from a helicopter, in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in southern California has killed two people and more than doubled in si(...)

Police  said the students are unlikely to be charged with a crime, even if one can be found that would apply. Photograph: iStock

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather’s ashes into homemade sugar biscuits and shared them with several classmates, police in Californi(...)

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