The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday.

Ironman races in Lake Tahoe were canceled on Sunday due to smoke and unhealthy air quality from a northern California wildfire.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

The U.S Coast Guard and state wildlife officials are investigating what caused a fuel oil spill from a World War II-era ship into the San Francisco Bay.

Homicide detectives are investigating a potential gang-related Southern California shooting on a freeway off-ramp that left one person dead and two others injured.

A fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday.

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party's state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California's drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup.

The San Diego Sheriff's Department says it found the body of a man next to a plane wreck in a remote area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Two state prison guards face charges in the killing of a Paso Robles vineyard manager during a fight outside a San Luis Obispo County bar earlier this month.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails.

San Francisco police say a driver is in custody after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in the city's popular Chinatown district.

Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.

The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend.

The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country.

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

A third leader of the San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens has been relieved of duty.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities.

More than 100 sanitation workers have been reprimanded for circling trucks at a noisy Los Angeles protest.

Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

A group of cadets and airmen from the Air Force Academy are climbing Mount Elbert as part of a plan to fly the Air Force flag from the highest point in every state.

Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.

A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City has returned a 38-count indictment against a former Utah man accused of defrauding investors and laundering money at his company specializing in sports hydration drinks.

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