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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Former staffers say official brought strippers to office

Two former managers in a local Florida property appraiser's office are suing their former boss, claiming he used taxpayer money for personal travel expenses, cr
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The Latest: Mudslide prompts evacuation order in Malibu

Los Angeles County authorities have ordered evacuations in a small Malibu community within a wildfire burn zone where a mudslide has blocked roads amid heavy ra
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The Latest: California resident evacuated twice in a month

A Northern California man was forced to evacuate his home for the second time this month when a flash flood hit following a devastating wildfire
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The Latest: Thunderstorm dumped 1½ inches in an hour

A thunderstorm in a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California dumped up to 1½ inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in an hour, toppling trees and trapping mot
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The Latest: Officer: A dozen homes threatened by flooding

Authorities say people in about a dozen homes need to be rescued from flash floods in an area of Northern California scarred by a wildfire
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The Latest: Flash flooding hits area scarred by wildfire

Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed
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The Latest: Southern California rain brings new evacuation

Bands of heavy rain are moving across Southern California, raising concerns about possible mudslides in areas scorched by wildfires
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Mom: Airline agent mocked 5-year-old girl's 'Abcde' name

A woman says a Southwest Airlines agent in Southern California mocked her 5-year-old daughter's 'Abcde' name when they were preparing to board a flight home to
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Top California Democrat says he'll seek alcohol treatment

The chairman of the California Democratic Party says he's seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and other health issues following allegations of sexual misconduct
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Democrat Cox claims victory over California GOP Rep. Valadao

Democrat T.J. Cox has claimed victory over Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao in a California farm belt House district
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Pacific storm to bring rain, mountain snow to California

California will see widespread rain and heavy Sierra Nevada snowfall through midweek, potentially bringing travel problems and raising the risk of debris flows
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'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
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2 decomposing bodies found in Florida home

Sheriff's deputies found two decomposing bodies inside a Florida home along with a handwritten note warning of hazardous chemicals
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Democrat edges ahead in California US House contest

Democrat T.J. Cox has edged ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao in California House race; votes still are being counted
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Top California Democrat on leave amid sex misconduct inquiry

The chair of the California Democratic Party is taking a leave of absence amid an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him
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Incoming House Democrat snubs Pelosi, wants 'new leadership'

Newly elected U.S. House Democrat Gil Cisneros is breaking with House Democratic leader Pelosi and pushing for new leadership
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California Democrats investigate sex claims against chairman

The California Democratic Party has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by party chairman Eric Bauman
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Son arrested after father's body found near California trail

Authorities say an 18-year-old man is suspected of killing his father, whose body was found near a Southern California hiking trail
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Rain tamps down California fire but turns grim search soggy

The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still combing through now-muddy ash and debris for
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Vermont town mulls future after all its police officers quit

Officials in the Vermont town of Randolph are considering what to do about local law enforcement after all members of the local police department quit over the
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Vermont town pondering future of after all local cops quit

Officials in the Vermont town of Randolph are considering what to do about local law enforcement after all members of the local police department quit over the
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Rain helps mostly douse California fire but slows searchers

Days of rain have helped nearly extinguish the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century despite turning the ash and debris in Northern California muddy as searc
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Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

Rains are helping douse a massive and deadly Northern California wildfire
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