Will Erika hit Florida? Unpredictable tropical storm spurs flurry of stockpiling
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika has the potential to rake Florida's west coast with heavy rains starting late Sunday or early Monday. 

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Puerto Rico on way to Florida
‚SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing. 

California Drought: Parts of Central Valley sinking 2 inches a month
New satellite data shows that parts of California's great Central Valley are dropping faster than ever before, as the state's devastating drought is causing thirsty Californians to drain the valley's subterranean reservoir. Some places are sinking almost 2 inches a month, such as the area near Corcoran between Fresno and Bakersfield.  

Bay Area heat surges even as smoke from wildfires fades
Temperatures again scorch the Bay Area, with thermometers racing toward the upper 90s in most places and the hard-to-bear 100s in others.