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  • Top 5 worst US cities for traffic

    Top 5 worst US cities for traffic

    Looking to get somewhere in 15 minutes? It's not likely in one of these five US cities. The Texas Transporation Institute's (TTI) 2009 Urban Mobility Report, a national report using data from 2007, documents the annual number of hours motorists spent stuck in traffic. ABC News reported that the total amount of time Americans wasted in traffic in 2007 from the TTI study was 4.2 billion hours. That works out to nearly one full work week, or vacation week if you want to look at it that way, for every traveler. Some cities saw some traffic improvements. But if you're planning to move to one of the top 5 worst US cities for traffic, you might want to stock up on your books on tape, travel snacks, and invest in satellite radio – chances are you'll be spending some "quality" time in your car.

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  • Energy Voices California gas prices surge: 20 cents overnight in some places (+video)

    California gas prices are soaring because of refinery outages and pipeline problems. Gas prices at some Los Angeles stations now top $5 a gallon.

  • BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory

    BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory

    The decision by BART officials to cut cellphone service Thursday – denying train-riding protesters access to social media – raises deep legal questions, analysts say.

  • Top 5 worst US cities for traffic

    Top 5 worst US cities for traffic

    Looking to get somewhere in 15 minutes? It's not likely in one of these five US cities. The Texas Transporation Institute's (TTI) 2009 Urban Mobility Report, a national report using data from 2007, documents the annual number of hours motorists spent stuck in traffic. ABC News reported that the total amount of time Americans wasted in traffic in 2007 from the TTI study was 4.2 billion hours. That works out to nearly one full work week, or vacation week if you want to look at it that way, for every traveler. Some cities saw some traffic improvements. But if you're planning to move to one of the top 5 worst US cities for traffic, you might want to stock up on your books on tape, travel snacks, and invest in satellite radio – chances are you'll be spending some "quality" time in your car.

  • Six lessons from the BP oil spill

    Six lessons from the BP oil spill

    What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.

  • In Pictures The 1906 San Francisco earthquake

    On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 hit the city of San Francisco and much of California's northern coast. The earthquake and subsequent fires are thought to have killed 3,000 people, the biggest natural disaster in California's history. Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue are seen in this 1906 photograph.

  • Bay Bridge reopens with new precautions

    Bay Bridge reopens with new precautions

    After six days, San Francisco's Bay Bridge reopened for the Monday morning commute. Extra steps have been taken to ensure the repairs don't fail again, officials said.

  • What went wrong on the Bay Bridge?

    What went wrong on the Bay Bridge?

    A temporary repair made during Labor Day weekend failed in high winds, leaving thousands of commuters in a traffic mess. The Federal Highway Administration is investigating.

  • Bay Bridge reopens, but delays on its replacement mount

    Bay Bridge reopens, but delays on its replacement mount

    Crews worked round-the-clock to repair a cracked beam, but the bigger task – finishing the new eastern half of the bridge – keeps getting pushed back.

  • More waters off California may be off limits to oil drilling

    More waters off California may be off limits to oil drilling

    Congress is poised to expand two marine sanctuaries along the state's wild north coast.

  • More waters off California may be off limits to oil drilling

    More waters off California may be off limits to oil drilling

    Congress is poised to expand two marine sanctuaries along the state's wild north coast.