US & World

Salton Sea's quake swarm could have triggered 'the big one'

The area experienced more than 200 quakes, mostly small. That's not uncommon, but it is a reminder of the powerful fault running through our region.

Golfer Arnold Palmer, who gave new life to a staid game, dies at 87

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.

Sinister clowns are scaring people in multiple states

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

What we know about the suspect in the Washington mall shooting

The 20-year-old suspect said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt.

Amid mounting pressure, Charlotte police release video of shooting

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation.

Obamas officially open black history museum

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African Americans is now open. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians.

Manhunt underway for killer in Washington State mall shooting

A gunman who police say killed five people in a Washington state mall remained at large Saturday as authorities appealed for help in identifying the suspect.

Dozens of US, Canadian tribes unite against proposed oil pipelines

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

Official says 40,000 Haitians may be going to US

An estimated 40,000 Haitians may be on their way to the U.S. via the California-Mexico border, according to immigration officials, causing an "emergency situation."

Illegal immigration dips and diversifies in California

A new report finds that the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stayed roughly the same since 2009 and dropped a little in California. But the countries they are coming from have shifted.

A Colorado farm helps refugee kids put down roots in a new home

In exchange for working on a farm, the kids get fresh, healthy produce to take home. They also get a way to break through the isolation refugees often face in a new country.

Government says self-driving vehicles will save money, time, lives

Transportation officials say they will unveil a sweeping plan to make sure the federal government is involved in ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles.

Median incomes up in LA, but housing costs remain prohibitive

Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.

Police arrest suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami over bombs in New York area

Chris Bollwage, the mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., said Rahami was apprehended and that he was taken away by an ambulance after being injured.

1 blast injured dozens in Chelsea. I saw a 2nd device shortly afterward

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer was in the Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday when she saw what looked like a pressure cooker on the sidewalk. Suddenly she found herself at the heart of the night's news.

Governor: No apparent link between NY blast, overseas terror

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said an explosion that rocked a Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday doesn't appear to be linked to international terrorism.