ECHO SUMMIT (AP) - The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey - an encouraging result after nearly no snow was found at the site in April.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a last-minute extension giving California more time to comply with the federal Real ID Act that sets stricter standards on identification.
SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A moderate earthquake shook an inland area of Southern California near San Bernardino on Tuesday night, giving a start to thousands across a heavily populated area with more than one person comparing it to a rumbling big rig.
NEW YORK (AP) - In the grand domain of splendid characters at Downton Abbey, Mr. Carson is perhaps the first among equals. Among the superb cast of "Downton Abbey," a similarly towering figure is Jim Carter, who plays him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco's popular South of Market district, two newlyweds last year bought a townhouse in a budding development along the city's rough-edged southeastern bay-front.
TORRANCE (AP) - The Catalina Island fox, one of the world's most endangered species, suffered from frequent tumors for the past decade until scientists discovered a relatively simple solution: treating ear mites.