Denis Carruth collects sand bags to protect his home from possible flooding in Glendora, Calif. on Monday, Dec.1, 2014. California is bracing for the arrival of a new, more powerful Pacific storm following a weekend of scattered rain, showers and snow. The National Weather Service says a low-pressure system off the coast will draw a plume of subtropical moisture northward into the state beginning on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Rain brings hopes, fears to drought-hit California

Heavy rain began falling overnight in Northern California, and the southern part of the state saw sprinkles around dawn, but the strongest downpours were expected later in the day.

Corinne Pulliam Quayle.

Dan Quayle’s mom passes away

Corinne Pulliam Quayle, the mother of former vice president Dan Quayle and a newspaper owner and publisher, has died. She was 92.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, before a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the impact of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Homeland chief faces critics on immigration

“The reality is that, given our limited resources, these people are not priorities for removal. It’s time we acknowledge that and encourage them to be held accountable.”