Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations o
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Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Reactions to police assertion that Jussie Smollett staged the attack on himself reflect the polarized state of political discourse in US
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Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

Firefighters have rescued a very big cat _ a mountain lion _ from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert
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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day are keeping skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday
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The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage
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Teen girls arrested in connection to California killing

Authorities say two girls ages 14 and 15 were arrested in Arizona in connection with the killing of a man found shot in Southern California
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Southern California mountains under winter storm warnings

It's a snow day for many students in Southern California mountain communities
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US charges 20 people over Chinese birth tourism schemes

Authorities have charged 20 people in an unprecedented crackdown on businesses that helped hundreds of Chinese women travel to the United States to give birth t
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Southern California hiker dies in fall down ice chute

Southern California authorities have recovered the body of a 56-year-old hiker who apparently slipped down an ice chute in the San Bernardino National Forest
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Pope urges young to dream and act now as he closes Youth Day

Pope Francis urged young people to seize the day and make their dreams a reality now as he celebrated a final World Youth Day Mass on Sunday before an estimated
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Central America presidents flock to pope's last Panama Mass

Pope Francis celebrated a final Mass on Sunday before an estimated 700,000 people and presidents from across Central America as he brought World Youth Day to a
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Pope challenged on sex abuse as young take stage in Panama

Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage S
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The Latest: Vatican: 600K attend pope's vigil in Panama

The Vatican says an estimated 600,000 people have turned out for Pope Francis' vigil at World Youth Day in Panama
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The Latest: Pilgrims camp out for vigil with pope, last Mass

Pilgrims to the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day in Panama have set up tents in the middle of a sun-drenched esplanade where they await a vigil with Pope
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Man fatally shot after 146-mile pursuit, authorities say

Arizona authorities say law enforcement officers fatally shot a California man during a traffic stop near the Arizona-California border following a 146-mile (23
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The Latest: Pope challenged on sex abuse by young people

Young people have challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth take center st
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Terror attack gun supplier wants to withdraw guilty plea

The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino wants to withdraw his guilty plea
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Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Legions of police and federal agents will be protecting Super Bowl fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium hosting Super Bowl 53
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California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is pounding already-soaked California with rain and snow
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70-year-old Joshua Tree woman killed by 4 pit bulls

A 70-year-old Joshua Tree woman has been killed after being mauled by four pit bills in her home
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California storms kill at least 5 as flooding fears rise

The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is pounding already-soaked California with rain and snow
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Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is pounding already-soaked California with rain and snow
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Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have killed a man in Oakland
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The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have claimed a life in Oakland
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