MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Students escaping chilly winter temperatures in southeastern New Mexico were congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym, waiting for classes to start when they heard a loud pop.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
Federal rules that went into effect Friday, Jan. 10, provide homeowners and consumers shopping for a home mortgage new rights and greater protection from harmful lending practices, while also probably slowing the pace of home price increases and forging a stronger, more stable housing market.
Santa Clarita Realtors installed incoming president Nancy Starczyk as President of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, SCV Division, on Friday night.
By Michael Grandinetti
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luol Deng hit five 3-pointers while scoring 27 points, Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers 120-118 Tuesday night.
An 18-year-old man was injured and taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in Stevenson Ranch last evening, California Highway Patrol investigators said.
As soon as the final whistle blew, Valencia goalkeeper Nicole Joseph walked up to her teammates and simply repeated, "I'm sorry."
In late August 2013, Jason Mortensen went to the hospital to have a hernia repaired. After being given an extra dose of anesthesia, Mortensen woke up still heavily sedated. His wife, Candice recalled hearing him moaning and groaning loudly.
SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today issued a statement on news that two rating agencies -- Standard & Poor's and Fitch -- have indicated a more favorable outlook on the State's credit rating:
SANTA CLARITA - Researchers at two universities have recently found a way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables: pay them to do it.
SANTA CLARITA - A pizza man on a delivery in Canyon Country was punched in the face and had his wallet stolen in what law enforcement calls a strong-arm robbery - one of several reported recently in the Santa Clarita Valley.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Beverly Hills police say they're investigating Kanye West for misdemeanor battery after a man accused the rapper of attacking him.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.
A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.