WATCH: Couple Find $10m Treasure Buried In Their Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A couple who stumbled on a stash of old coins buried in their garden have been told they could be worth $10m. The unnamed couple, from California, ...

California Dreamin' on Such a Winter's Day

Lynn Houghton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

Having grown up in Southern California I had never driven the famous stretch of coastal road that runs from Monterey and down through Big Sur. Today would change all that.

Retreat Review: Escape to SoCal's Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's far warmer than usual, I'm told, but even at the height of summer there's the cooling presence of a sheer caressing breeze. The sun beams brilliantly in the pure blue sky, illuminating the rich and vibrant colours of my surroundings; the olive green palm trees, the emerald lawns, the citrus hued flora and the dusky coral casitas.

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Were You Fooled By The Giant Squid?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A satirical news website has fooled the internet -- and a national newspaper -- into believing that a giant squid recently washed up on Californian sh...

The USA for Wine Lovers

Mike Gerrard | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation, after France, Italy and Spain. It's also seven times bigger than those three great European wine countries combined, so wine lovers will have to choose carefully where to go...

Get Your Kicks: The Top Ten Songs That Inspired Me to Discover America

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

I've driven bits of Route 66, gone walking in Memphis, been 90 miles out of Atlanta by sundown and seen the cathedral mountains of Colorado. Of my top ten songs for inspiring travel in the USA, I've experienced nine of them personally. But, so far at least, I've only been to Carolina in my mind.

Teenager Carrying Pellet Gun Is Shot Dead By Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun. Sheriff deputies fired at Andy Lopez as he walked to a friend’s hous...

Why Are Our Oarfish Overlords Are Dropping Like Flies?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 13.5ft-long oarfish has washed up on the shore of southern California - the second to do so in less than a week. The most recent specimen appear...

Briton Found Dead In US Hospital Stairwell

PA | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

A British woman has been found dead in a hospital stairwell in America, more than two weeks after going missing. Lynne Spalding, 57, disappeared fr...

Asa Bennett

Does California Show Ed's Energy Freeze Is Doomed? | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband’s promise to freeze energy prices until 2017 if Labour returns to government in 2015 has sparked outrage from the ‘big six’ energy f...

Schoolgirl Shot In Buttocks Told 'Blood Was Her Period'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old girl shot in the buttocks by a stray bullet was given a sanitary towel and told to go back to sleep by her parents, who thought the bloo...

Travel Tips - What to Pack, How to Pack

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's not easy to pick and choose from your wardrobe at home, but the sacrifice will be appreciated once you're travelling - I have to remind myself of this every time I travel.

TRAVEL EYE: Driving Route 66 - The Ultimate American Adventure

Karen Edwards | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

We're on a road trip. In my book; the 'ultimate road trip'. We're travelling Route 66 - also known as the 'Main Street of America' and the 'Mother Road'. We're very excited.

California Considers Law To Make 'Revenge Porn' Illegal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Tech

Lawmakers in the US could soon make it illegal to post so-called "revenge porn" online after a breakup. Politicians in California are currently deb...

LOOK: Yosemite Rim Fire Photographed From Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

There's a fire burning in America's Yosemitie Park - a rather large one. So large in fact, it can be seen from space. And here's the proof... ...

Travel Eye: "We've Found the Way to Amarillo!" - The Route 66 Road Trip

Karen Edwards | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

We're on a road trip. In my book; the 'ultimate road trip'. We're travelling Route 66 - also known as the 'Main Street of America' and the 'Mother Road'. We're very excited. The famous US Route 66 came into force in 1926 - just in time to help the fleeing citizens of Oklahoma and the Eastern states during Dust-Bowl.

WATCH: California Ghost Town Quadcopter Tour

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

There are a lot of quadcopter films out there but this one is a little special. Bodie is a gold-mining town in California established in the late 1...

Black Death Returns As Plague Found In Squirrel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Health officials in California have closed off parts of a National Forest after a squirrel was found infected with plague. Visitors have been order...

Driverless Cars Will Be On UK Roads By End Of 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by the end of this year. The government is to test driverless cars- albeit with the a back-up driver to take ov...

West Hollywood - A Dreamer's Travel Guide

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's not often that one finds themselves completely at home in a strange place, yet the streets and silhouettes of the city of West Hollywood (or WeHo as it's affectionately referred to by Angelenos) feel intoxicatingly familiar and simultaneously seductive. My short stay is retreating hastily; as my plans over-flow in my mind.

Astronaut In Space Drives Nasa Rover On Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

In a complete reversal of the usual Nasa 'robotics in space' achievements, an astronaut in orbit drove a rover on Earth. The test was the first of ...

It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

Adam Jung | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

I'm not advocating taking a torch to your local bank branch in California, but if you're going to face thirteen years for drawing with chalk, objectively, it makes more since to make sure the building is empty of people and just burn the bank down. That, more than anything, should show the absurdity of the charges these activists are facing and the creeping authoritarianism of the state.

As Obama and Xi Meet, Growing US-China Science and Technology Ties Should Serve As a Warning to Europe

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Painful as it is to acknowledge as the President of a top science and technology university in Europe, the risks are particularly grave for European countries unless the continent raises its game in a quite dramatic way.

A Lasting Tribute for Aspiring Young Teacher Killed in Accident

Corinne Purtill | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Corinne Purtill

Karen Morehouse has taught English at Huntington Beach High School for nearly 40 years. In a room overlooking the main street of a southern California town she works magic, imbuing lessons in Shakespeare and grammar and the five-paragraph essay with compassion and infectious enthusiasm.