Pressley officially Massachusetts' 1st black congresswoman

Democrat Ayanna Pressley has completed her quest to become Massachusetts' first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
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Northern California inmate found slain in prison cell

Corrections officials say a 33-year-old inmate has been killed at a Northern California prison
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Denver man sentenced in deadly shooting outside McDonald's

A Colorado man convicted in the deadly shooting of a teenager in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in west Denver has been sentenced to 30 years in pri
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Internal strife put aside as Miss America hopefuls arrive

The official arrival of the 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America has gone off without mention of the tensions engulfing the pageant recently
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3 men arrested in killing of Los Angeles gang activist

Three men have been arrested in the shooting death of an anti-gang activist in South Los Angeles
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3 dead, 8 injured after fleeing truck rollover in California

U.S. Border Patrol agents who tried to pull over a pickup truck they suspected had crossed into the country illegally deployed a tire-flattening device after th
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US to cut troops along Mexico border but extend deployment

The U.S. plans to cut the number of active-duty troops along the border with Mexico but extend the deployment for another 45 days
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Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy after Virginia rally

One of four California men accused of violently attacking counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year has pleaded guilty to conspiracy
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Another court nixes Trump push to cut 'sanctuary city' funds

A federal judge says the Trump administration can't withhold over $29 million in law enforcement money from six states and New York City in a clash over their i
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The Latest: Scientists describe fault where quake happened

Scientists say the damaging Alaska earthquake and aftershocks happened on a type of fault with one side moving down and away from the other side
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Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage

A major storm brought localized mudslides and street flooding to California, leaving some people stranded in their vehicles, but the fire-scarred state escaped
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California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provid
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Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year tha
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US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

U.S. officials say the number of active-duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will extend through the end
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The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the shot at worldwide fame and fortune he is getting Saturday night at Staples Center
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The Latest: 3 dead, 7 injured in Border Patrol chase

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents involved in a deadly chase tried to stop a pickup truck before it sped from rugged terrain near the U.S.-Mexico border
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Fire-scarred California escapes large-scale rain damage

A major storm brought localized mudslides and street flooding to California and some people had to be rescued from stranded vehicles but the fire-scarred state
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Wizards' Howard out 2-3 months after spinal surgery

Wizards center Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after spinal surgery
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Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a bett
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More than 4 feet of snow in Sierra, nearly 2 feet at Tahoe

Another winter storm is moving toward Lake Tahoe where nearly 2 feet of snow already has fallen at several resorts and more than 4 feet of snow is reported furt
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Big Game features winning teams for a change

Stanford and California both head into the Big Game this weekend amid successful seasons for a change
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The Latest: Storm evacuation ends in Southern California

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a Southern California wildfire burn scar
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El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pa
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Police: Pipe bomb suspect accused in urine-throwing incident

A police report says that mail pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc was accused earlier this year with throwing urine from his van at two women on a moped in Florida
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