S. California pounded by intense storm and flooding

Isabella Busse , 6, walks through floodwater near the Seal Beach Pier during a storm in Seal Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The heavy downpour on Sunday drenched Orange County in one of the heaviest storms of the year. Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third in the latest series of storms brought a deluge Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides. (Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides.

Toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths

In this Dec. 14, 2016, photo the Horseshoe Bend Treatment Plant is seen at the far shore of the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont. Federal officials plan to pump the toxic water into the plant starting in 2023 to keep it below a critical level and prevent it from escaping the pit. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place.

Rees’ American odyssey ‘Mudbound’ captivates Sundance

Director Dee Rees, from left, actors Garrett Hedlund, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, Carrey Mulligan, center, and Jason Mitchell, bottom pose for a portrait to promote the film, "Mudbound", at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic “Mudbound.” Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn’t fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances.

2 suspects released following UW protest shooting

Seattle Police officers dressed in protective gear stand outside Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus during a protest while far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was giving a speech, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — University of Washington police say two people taken into custody after a campus shooting Friday night have been released.

Marching for women, other causes in Pacific NW

A woman holds a sign amidst a sea of pink caps before a women's march Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Seattle. Women across the Pacific Northwest marched in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and to send a message in support of women's rights and other causes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Nancy Davenport marched on Washington 28 years ago to stand up for women’s equality. The 72-year-old was back at it Saturday, this time joining thousands in the other Washington who crammed the streets of Seattle to send a message to President Donald Trump about women’s rights and other causes.

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