• 5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire crews rescued residents from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday after earlier saving five people who were stranded by flooding at a homeless encampment along a creek in the city.

    Updated: 1:15 pm

  • Michigan snowmobile festival called off due to lack of snow

    GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan snowmobile festival that was planned as an annual event has been called off due to a lack of snow.

  • Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

  • Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes

    HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of Saturday’s American Birkebeiner ski race in northwestern Wisconsin.

  • Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.

  • Powerful storm enters California bringing risk of flooding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports.

  • Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota.

  • AP Exclusive: If California dam failed, people likely stuck

    Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation’s tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago.

  • Salt of the earth: Road salt miners chip away at winter need

    HAMPTON CORNERS, N.Y. (AP) — Deep below upstate New York’s farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow.

  • Santa Anita cancels racing card ahead of major storm

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled its eight-race card on Friday with over 5 inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the Los Angeles area.