• 10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter.

  • ‘Firefall’ phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite’s El Capitan

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Mother Nature is again putting on a show at California’s Yosemite National Park, where every February the setting sun draws a narrow sliver of light on a waterfall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava.

  • Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200K Californians

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears.

  • The Latest: New forecasts factored into end of evacuation

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):

  • Shipments to nuclear waste repository to resume in April

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility.

  • The Latest: New Mexico not backing down from mine spill suit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico’s lawsuit over the Gold King Mine spill (all times local):

  • Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over mine spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.

  • Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have to again flee to higher ground on a moment’s notice if hastily made repairs to the battered structure don’t hold.

  • TABC high school basketball rankings

    SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Feb. 13 (girls public school rankings are final):

  • The Latest: Groups warned of California dam spillway in 2005

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):