This Dec. 5, 1998 file photo shows bulldozers stack boulders in front of a restaurant on the beach in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles in preparation for the arrival of El Nino. Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

El Nino now ‘too big to fail’

Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California.

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Teacher ties down student

Two New Mexico special education teachers are on paid leave for tying rope around student’s waist.