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Water output on the Oroville Dam spillway has been reduced, making the erosion and damage  more visible on Monday. [Los Angeles Times/TNS]

Northern California braces for flooding; spillway opened (w/video)

OROVILLE, Calif. — Large swaths of Northern California were on high alert for flooding Monday as a powerful new storm dumped large amounts of rain on an already saturated region where levees, dams and other waterways are under major stress. Officials said residents should be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notic …


Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp (w/video)


For decades they hid Jefferson's mistress - now Monticello is making room for Sally Hemings


  1. Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose (w/video)


    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek.

    Rescuers travel by boat through a flooded neighborhood Tuesday looking for stranded residents in San Jose, Calif.[Associated Press]
  2. Houston police chief: No injuries amid gunfire reports


    HOUSTON — The police chief in Houston says no one has been found injured and there's no evidence of a shooting amid reports of gunfire inside the hospital at the Texas Medical Center.

  3. Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice and evil."

    President Donald Trump tours the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington. [Associated Press]
  4. McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser, a soldier-scholar (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and published an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War.

    President Donald Trump, right, listens as Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where Trump announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. [Associated Press]
  5. Australian plane crashes into mall, killing 4 U.S. tourists and pilot (w/video)


    MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

    This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. [Channel 9 via AP]