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California communities beg for relief from drought restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:01

File photo of sprinklers spraying water onto grass as a jogger runs through a city park in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California communities where a wet winter has filled reservoirs and begun ameliorating the state's catastrophic four-year drought begged water regulators on Wednesday to reduce or eliminate emergency conservation measures imposed last year. Facing pushback from aggravated consumers under the ongoing rules, water utilities say they will have little credibility asking for conservation when the next drought hits if they must continue to order residents to cut back water use by up to 36 percent. "By any measure, there isn't any emergency left," said Robert Roscoe, general manager of the Sacramento Suburban Water District.


Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

WA Huskies - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.
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Despite dip, UW football remains among Pac-12 leaders in academic progress rate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:57

The Huskies' four-year Academic Progress Rate score of 974 ranks third in the Pac-12.

U.S. court rejected claim FBI use of spy data is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top judge on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year against a constitutional challenge to U.S. surveillance rules permitting the FBI to access foreign intelligence data for use in domestic criminal investigations, according to a newly declassified court opinion. Judge Thomas Hogan said there was no requirement that access to email and other forms of Internet communications under a controversial surveillance program be restricted only to foreign intelligence uses, he wrote in a November opinion released this week in partially redacted form. Hogan’s ruling dismissed a legal challenge submitted by Amy Jeffress, a former federal prosecutor, who was appointed to serve as a “friend of the court” to advocate privacy considerations before the court.

Ex-New Orleans police officers plead guilty in post-Katrina killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56

Spent shell casing lies alongside road on Danziger Bridge in eastern New OrleansA retrial was later ordered due to prosecutorial misconduct. Under the plea deal, the four men involved in the shootings - Kenneth Bowen, Robert Faulcon, Robert Gisevius and Anthony Villavaso - pleaded guilty to depriving the victims of their civil rights, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:56
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:53

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young childrenA central Florida man killed his estranged wife and two young children before fatally shooting himself as police pursued him on a highway, authorities said Monday.


Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:51

Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age? Former Disney XD star Kelli Berglund ( Lab Rats: Elite Force ) apparently had her Coachella fun cut short last weekend when she was arrested for carrying a fake ID. Guns N' Roses and LCD Soundsystem to reunite at Coachella 2016 TMZ reports that the 20-year old actress was trying to get into a ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Kelli Berglund This article, Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


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Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:49

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner’s office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants. Smithfield police released a statement Wednesday that they are looking for 40-year-old Bridgette Morgan Smith as a person of interest in the case. A search warrant identified […]
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Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:49

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner’s office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants. Smithfield police released a statement Wednesday that they are looking for 40-year-old Bridgette Morgan Smith as a person of interest in the case. A search warrant identified […]
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Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:49

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner’s office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants. Smithfield police released a statement Wednesday that they are looking for 40-year-old Bridgette Morgan Smith as a person of interest in the case. A search warrant identified […]

Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:48

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples. The House Judiciary committee voted Wednesday for the bill, which passed the Senate in March. Republican Sen. Greg Albritton’s bill would require […]
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Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:48

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples. The House Judiciary committee voted Wednesday for the bill, which passed the Senate in March. Republican Sen. Greg Albritton’s bill would require […]
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Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:48

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples. The House Judiciary committee voted Wednesday for the bill, which passed the Senate in March. Republican Sen. Greg Albritton’s bill would require […]

WSU football’s four-year Academic Progress Rating at an all-time high

WA Cougars - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:48

Five of WSU's athletic teams posted perfect single year APR scores of 1,000 -- women's cross country, golf, tennis and track, and men's golf.
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Police confirm bags found under house held infant remains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:47
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The medical examiner's office in North Carolina has confirmed that trash bags found under a home last weekend contained the remains of two infants.

Two students sue Kansas State University over rape allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:47
The lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas contend that the university violated the women's rights under Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination in education. Kansas State did not investigate their reports of being raped because the fraternities were off campus, the lawsuits allege. In a statement, Kansas State said it would not comment on litigation or individual reports of discrimination, including sexual violence.

Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:46
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.