California water regulators said they had created more nuanced ways for communities to show how much water they had used and saved, but refrained from making major changes to proposed new rules aimed at reducing water use in the drought-plagued state. The rules, released on Tuesday by the staff of the State Water Resources Control Board and board Chair Felicia Marcus, are meant to bring the state into compliance with a 25 percent statewide cutback in urban water use ordered earlier this month by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The proposal also allows cities in areas where there are no water shortages, such as parts of the far northern coast, to reduce their usage by as little as 4 percent over 2013. The State Water Resources Control Board is set to consider the new rules next month.
Prominent Baltimore activist Joseph Kent was arrested Tuesday night on live TV while protesting after the city's 10 p.m. curfew.
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that violence and looting in the city of Baltimore following the funeral of a young black man who died after suffering injuries while in police custody are evidence of a broken system. “It is heartbreaking ... the tragic death of another young, African-American man, the injuries to police officers, the burning of people's homes and small businesses," Clinton told supporters at a New York fundraiser. "We have to restore order and security, but then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system,” Clinton said, according to a Wall Street Journal reporter’s account circulated to the media. Clinton said she will discuss how the United States should reform the criminal justice system during a scheduled appearance at Columbia University on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country's treatment of people from other Asian countries during World War II.