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California requires solar panels for homes built in 2020 and later

California-built homes that will be built in 2020 and later are required for the installation of solar panels. (csd.ca.gov) The Californian legislator officially passed a measure Wednesday to solar-power all homes built in the Golden State in 2020 and beyond. The new standards were passed earlier this year and voted unanimously by the California Building Standards Commission, the Orange County …

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Computer errors in Wells Fargo, which were accused when hundreds left their homes

Wells Fargo says a computer error is partly due to an error that affected an estimated 500 customers who lost their homes. The giant bank filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month, revealing that 870 loan applications were not properly rejected. About 60 percent of these homeowners went into foreclosure. Legislators, housing lawyers, regulators and, above all, …

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Is an Internet of the ears the next big issue for smart homes?

Is the Internet of the ears the next big thing for smart homes? Homes have been getting smarter for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may be what two Case Western Reserve University researchers call the "Internet of Ears." Today's smart home has equipment and entertainment systems, surveillance cameras and lighting, heating and cooling systems connected to each …

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Miley Cyrus And Gerard Butler Are The Latest Celebrities Who Have Lost Their Homes In The California Wildfires

Actor Gerard Butler and singer Miley Cyrus are the latest celebrities to lose their homes because of the ongoing wildfires burning in California. On Sunday, Butler tweeted an image of himself in front of his demolished home. "Heartbreaking time across California," butler wrote, right before saying how inspired he was by the "courage, spirit and sacrifice" of firefighters trying to …

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California forest fires roar, driving 250,000 people out of their homes in LA

CLOSE Wild Flames in Southern California approached coastal homes along the famous Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Footage of the wind-driven wildfire was taken by a crew aboard a Firehawk helicopter from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. USA TODAY On Friday, the flames with a loud roar approach a house during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California (19659005). (Photo: …

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This toxic chemical can lurk in our homes, find new studies • Earth.com

Researchers from Indiana University recently discovered a threatening chemical that may contaminate a large percentage of North American households. ri (2,4-di-t-butylphenyl) phosphate or TDTBPP was found in households, in an electrical waste disposal facility, and in surrounding natural environments. This discovery further proves that there is a blatant chemical mismanagement problem in the United States. TDTBPP can be absorbed through …

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Detroit police investigation into local funeral homes

Buy Photo Detroit Police Chief James Craig [Photo taken by John T. Greilick, The Detroit News] Buy Photo Detroit police removed 63 fetuses Friday from a Detroit funeral home, as state inspectors the facility is under investigation for allegations of mishandling remains and fraud. Police raided Perry's Funeral Home on Trumbull Ave. Friday afternoon and found 36 fetuses in boxes …

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Battlefield Homes poll shows Democrats with a narrow edge

Dan Balz Chief Correspondent for National Politics, Presidency and Congress 8. October at 7:00 pm Likely voters living in 69 battlefield home districts across the country prefer Democratic candidates, according to a recent Washington Post-Schar School poll, a potentially worrying sign for Republicans given that the vast majority of these districts are currently in the hands of the GOP. With …

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Harlequin ladybugs swarm in homes after the hot summer

image copyright Getty Images caption The Harlequin ladybird is the "most invasive" on earth, experts say People across England and Wales say their houses and buildings are swarming with ladybugs. Ladybug experts suggest that the hot summer increased the number of invasive Harlequin species that arrived in the UK in 2004. As the temperature cools down, the Harlequin winters in …

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Burglars used social media to target Rihanna LA homes, other celebrities

Police arrested three teenagers and a 34-year-old woman in the homes of actors, musicians and professional athletes, Capt. Lillian Carranza of the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division on Tuesday at a press conference. A suspect, Tyress Williams, 19, of Los Angeles, was charged on Tuesday with a crime for four crimes of first-degree burglary. The prosecution alleges that he has broken …

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