An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.
California's insurance commissioner says more than $421 million in insurance claims losses have been filed since deadly mudslides blasted through the community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains.
Officials say a light earthquake has shaken the Cook Inlet region of Alaska, not far from Anchorage.
Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what's expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring.
A coastal California resident whose partner was killed during devastating mudslides in January has sued a utility, alleging its faulty equipment sparked a huge wildfire that stripped hillsides bare ahead of heavy rains that inundated their home.
Firefighters battled a wildfire Wednesday in chaparral and grasslands on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California, officials said.
Two firefighters killed while responding to a triple-fatality highway crash in West Virginia late last week were honored Tuesday ahead of their funerals, while two other firefighters remained hospitalized.
Authorities say a baby and a toddler have been found dead in car seats in a vehicle in a rural Arizona community.
Officials say a small earthquake was recorded along the border of Maine and Canada.
A suspicious item found in a checked bag at a Florida airport turned out to be a ball bearing tester.
The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (all times local): 10:25 a.m.
The Latest on a shooting by a volunteer police officer in South Carolina (all times local): 11:10 a.m.
A 16-year-old is facing attempted murder and other charges after prosecutors say he tried to ignite an explosive device in a backpack at his southern Utah high school.
Two volunteer firefighters were killed and three others were injured when their fire truck overturned while responding to a triple fatality highway accident in West Virginia on Saturday night, authorities said.
Two small earthquakes have shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.
The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions due to a dry winter that only turned wet and snowy this month.
The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:30 p.m.
A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly ventilated and increased temperatures in most of the facility, an engineer testified in a deposition.
A wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and gusty winds has forced some Oklahoma residents to flee their homes and has closed part of a freeway.
The Latest on California storms (all times local): 6:50 a.m.