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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 administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines (w/video)

    National

    The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation's public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms …

     White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 21, 2017. The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. Spicer said Tuesday the Justice Department is working on a new set of guidelines on bathroom access but offered no other details. [Associated Press]
  2. Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose (w/video)

    Nation

    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]
  3. Houston police chief: No injuries amid gunfire reports

    Nation

    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.

  4. Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

    National

    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]
  5. 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]