Photo of the U.S. Capitol dome

US Budget Deficit Surges to $134.5 Billion in October

WASHINGTON — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said W...
Photo of Fresno State students during the university's annual online Day of Giving

Fresno State Donors Feed the D.O.G. in Record Style

A preliminary tally shows that 2,161 donors gave $550,366 during Fresno State's 24-hour online Day of Giving on Thursday. The money raised and the number of donors were records for the event, which began in ...

Will It Be December Before Fresno Has Rain?

The National Weather Service in Hanford said Tuesday that it doesn't see rain in the Fresno forecast for the next two weeks. In a tweet, NWS-Hanford also included a chart of the eight latest "wet season" dat...
Photo of Leonardo Urena reacting after learning what his pumpkin weighs

Giant Pumpkin Weighing 2,175 Pounds Sets California Record

HALF MOON BAY — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,1...
Photo of a woman holding a California license plate that says "Success"

California’s 113-Month Job Growth Ties Record Set in 1960s

SACRAMENTO — California officials announced Friday that job growth in the world's fifth-largest economy is in its 113th month — tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record. The country's most populous state needs between 8,000 and 9,000 ne...
Photo of Drake posing with his Billboard Music Awards

Drake Breaks Taylor Swift’s Record at Billboard Music Awards

Mother's Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. "I want to thank my mom for all the times you drove me to ...