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California out of 'exceptional drought' category after recent storms

Though a little more than half of California remains in at least moderate drought, that figure is the lowest since April 2013, almost three years ago. Just 2.16...


Wind advisory coming for Athens area

Winds will be sustained out of the northwest at 15-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour through early Monday morning. Numerous power outages a...


Governor Brown Defiant in State of State Address

With California representing the world's sixth largest economy and the nation's most populous state - home to one out of every eight Americans- Mullin said ...


Cleveland will host 2019 MLB All-Star game

Progressive Field will play host to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, according to multiple reports. We will make a special announcement tomorrow at Progressive Fie...


Esteban Santiago formally charged in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Soon after landing, Santiago retrieved a 9mm handgun and ammunition that he had declared and packed in his checked luggage, then opened fire in Terminal 2 of th...


Volunteers to search for homeless people overnight

That count is called the Everybody Counts Point-in-Time Count. They do this to better understand the homeless problem and to try and improve living conditions...


US Border Patrol Chief Resigns After US-Mexico Wall Construction Order

Mark Morgan's departure was announced in a statement Thursday by acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Gil Kerlikowske , a former commissioner of U.S. During t...


Republicans cautious embrace of Tillerson marks unlikely marriage with Trump

It came hours after Senator Marco Rubio, who had been the lone Republican withholding his support, said he would back the nomination of the former Exxon Mobil C...


Madeleine Albright says she's "ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity"

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. She added: "America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds". In another tweet Wednesday, t...


Protests against Australia Day draw thousands to the streets

Consequently, the celebration of Australia day continues to be strongly criticised by aboriginals and their allies. "Everyone is entitled to a point of view...


Suspicious package, bomb threat investigated at Scott Air Force Base

It's unclear exactly what happened or if there had been a shooting. An Air Force base in Arizona has been placed on lockdown after "unconfirmed reports" of gu...


Selfies and blankets: Avalanche temporarily buries motorists near Lake Tahoe

The snow from the slide was cleared from the road several hours after the avalanche, but Highway 89 between Squaw Valley Road and Tahoe City was closed until ab...


Xavier Becerra sworn in as California's first Latino attorney general

Becerra, the state's first Latino attorney general, took questions from reporters - in English and Spanish - after Brown's State of the State address Tuesday. O...


Robber shoots Good Samaritan, so man with concealed carry license shoots robber

Police are continuing to search for the other robbery suspect, reports say. McManus said the mall was placed on lockdown after the shooting and officers were ...


Courtroom Evacuated After Outburst At Lawrence Murder Arraignment

In addition to a five-pages-long criminal record, Ventura also had three restraining orders taken out on him by three women - two of them by Morton. He is due b...


Supreme Court won't rescue Texas voter ID law

Supreme Court did not immediately take our case, Chief Justice Roberts made it very clear that the case will be an even stronger posture for Supreme Court revie...


One inmate dead in Goa jail as inmates take control of Jail

All the 45 inmates together launched attack on the officials, guards and jail property. It is still not known how gangster Vinayak got killed but information ...


LAPD Officers Not Charged In Shooting Death Of Ezell Ford

Noteworthy, Ford was killed just days after a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown which sparked widespread national protests . But prosecutors said L...


Second Rolling Oaks Mall Suspect Arrested; Police Seek Ingram Park Mall Suspects

A second suspect in the Rolling Oaks Mall shooting which happened on Sunday has been identified and arrested. One person died and three victims were transport...


One person killed in Squaw Valley avalanche

He was "one of the best of the best", Wirth said. The Placer County Sheriff's Office and North Tahoe Fire Department are investigating the death. But the reso...


Hyundai Motor's profit lowest in 7 years

Net profit came to 1.07 trillion won (US$918.5 million) in the three months ended December 31, down 30.1 percent from the same period in 2015, the company said ...


Disturbing video shows caregiver hitting elderly woman on head

Police in Houston are on the search for a caretaker caught on camera abusing a 94-year-old woman. Family members installed the camera on New Year's Eve after ...


Nebraska lawmaker quits after unsavory Women's March retweet

Kintner's comments and behavior raised eyebrows soon after he took office. His resignation is effective January 30. He said he was reluctant to resign in th...


Arctic Cat sold in $247 million deal

Textron said Wednesday that it will pay $18.50 per Arctic Cat share, a 41 percent premium to its Tuesday closing price. Profit rose 38 percent to $962 millio...


Area Walmart stores to start selling cars

The shoppers coming to shop at the Wal-Mart will be able to apply for auto financing as well through the Ally and shop for their insurance too. Flexibility is...


Jennifer Lawrence photo hacker sentenced to nine months in prison

He was able to access the private accounts by sending emails to victims disguised as messages from internet service providers asking for their usernames and pas...


State Dept. Reviewing Obama's Final $221M Payment to Palestinians

Just hours before leaving office Friday, former President Barack Obama quietly sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had b...


UVa hits the road to play quality foes

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey made mention of that in the postgame locker room and also touched on the fact that another streak awaits to be broken when No. Anoth...


National Parks Service Can't Stop Serving Trump Shade on Twitter

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the social media freeze on Tuesday. It was also discovered Tuesday that the Department of Agricult...


White House orders freeze on EPA grants, media blackout

For now, it appears, that funding is on hold, casting a cloud of uncertainty over one of the agency's core functions, as well as over the scientists, state and ...


Search continues for missing Virginia Zoo red panda

Police are using a geothermal camera to track Sunny after a "thorough search" of the entire Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. While the reddish-brown miniature mamma...


Trump loaded up Central Intelligence Agency event with cheering supporters, intel sources claim

The president also continued to hammer themes from his campaign, specifically calling out what he characterized as the " dishonest media ", and discussed how th...


Pass or Fail? The Senate Will Soon Give DeVos Her Grade

At a United Federation of Teachers breakfast in Albany, former president of the Michigan Board of Education John Austin said Education Secretary nominee Betsy ...


New Canaan Weather: "Rain up to 3"; wind up to 55 miles per hour

Southwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Wed...


Here's what $20 million hidden under a bed looks like

Prosecutors argue Mr Rocha was part of the scheme, transferring millions of dollars to Brazil by laundering the cash through Hong Kong. The goal of the compan...