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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stubborn drought gripping California is dragging into a fourth year, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown this week to call for mandatory cutbacks in water use across the state. The drastic action marked the first time in California's history that involuntary water...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free Friday after prosecutors told a judge there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders he was convicted of committing. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Laura Petro on Thursday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women arrested on charges they plotted to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb are being held without bail after a brief appearance in federal court in New York. The complaint unsealed Thursday names Noelle Velentzas and her former roommate, Asia...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have approved changes to a new religious objections law to address charges that it could allow discrimination against lesbians and gays. The amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act approved Thursday by both chambers prohibits...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Before Eli Thompson was born, his father joked that he hoped he wouldn't pass on his nose to his new son. But moments after little was born, an air of seriousness — and concern — filled the room. The baby's mother, Brandi McGlathery, knew immediately that...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City women were arrested Thursday on charges they were plotting to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb and using it for Boston Marathon-type terror attack, prosecutors said. One of the women, Noelle Velentzas, had been "obsessed with...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release in retaliation for a fight, officials said Thursday, in a case that marks the latest black eye for the troubled state...
ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. As the car culture flourished in post-World War II California, the brash Iowa-born pastor began preaching from the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts' New York chapter has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members. The Boy Scouts' Greater New York Councils said Thursday that...