LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn't due to gambling winnings, according to an annual report by state regulators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades have helped bring a dramatic turnaround after more than five years of drought, which covered the state just a year ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers in the north, unleashed burbling waterfalls in southern deserts, and doubled the vital snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in little more than a week.
EUREKA (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded the territory of the California Coastal National Monument, adding six sites and more than 6,000 acres to the monument area that includes islets, reefs and rock outcroppings spanning much of the state's coastline.
BUENA PARK (AP) - Flames poured from the windows of a fire station on a rainy Southern California morning, the raging blaze destroying firefighting vehicles and ravaging the building while a crew was out on a call Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has created a new post for a Title IX coordinator to oversee efforts across its 10 campuses to tackle sexual violence and harassment after a string of cases involving faculty members.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's economy is expanding and voters just approved billions of dollars in tax increases, yet Gov. Jerry Brown this week projected a budget deficit for the first time in four years and called for spending cuts.
HOLLISTER (AP) - Rescue workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as a drought-busting series of storms began to move out of the region after days of heavy rain and snow that toppled trees and created havoc as far north as Portland, Oregon.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A hip-hop musician and a community organizer have sued the city of San Diego for federal civil rights violations over being jailed on gang-related charges based on their rap lyrics and social media postings.
FORESTVILLE (AP) - Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in a decade overwhelmed parts of California and Nevada.