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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 …

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

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

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  1. Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible" and "painful." He said they are a "very sad reminder of the work that still 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]
  2. McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser, a soldier-scholar (w/video)

    National

    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]
  3. Australian plane crashes into mall, killing 4 U.S. tourists and pilot (w/video)

    World

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

    Nation

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.

    Debris is piled on the ground Thursday, awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  5. Northern California braces for flooding; spillway opened (w/video)

    Nation

    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.

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