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Decades-old water rights in California halted amid drought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:31

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, farmer Gino Celli climbs out of a irrigation canal that is covered in dried salt on a field he farms near Stockton, Calif. California, grappling with drought, exacted the broadest water cuts on record Friday, June 12, 2015, among farmers and others holding some of the strongest water rights in the state, directing thousands in one of the country’s prime farm regions to stop all pumping from three major waterways. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite California's drought, Richard and Danna Jones' cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.


High housing costs hurt effort to aid homeless in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:26

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2015 file photo, Stefanie Sanchez talks about what it's like to live along the banks of a canal in Honolulu. Sanchez has lived in a tent here for several months, and the city of Honolulu sent a crew to clean up the area on Tuesday. Sanchez said she planned to return after the sweep. Hours after a city crew cleared the banks of the canal, the homeless people that had been living there moved right back to the riverside, leaving some wondering whether the expense of taxpayer money was justified. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hours after a Honolulu city crew cleared a homeless encampment from the banks of a canal, the people who had been living there in tents and other makeshift structures streamed right back in.


Multiple gunshots fired near Dallas police headquarters prompts mass pursuit, highway standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:15
DALLAS (AP) — Multiple gunshots fired near Dallas police headquarters prompts mass pursuit, highway standoff.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:05
"We're coming for you, and we will not stop until you are caught." — New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess as two escaped inmates remain on the loose a week after breaking out of a maximum-security prison.

CDC pushes prevention as melanoma rates double

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:42

Melanoma rates are projected to continue to rise without community prevention efforts.

       

US moves six from Guantanamo to Oman

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:30
Six Yemeni prisoners held for years at Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been transferred to Oman, the US says.
Categories: BBC World News

D.C. pride parade celebrates LGBT progress as court decision looms

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:29

The Capital Pride Parade in Washington reflected on the history of the LGBT community.

       

USA Women 0-0 Sweden Women

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:08
USA lead Women's World Cup Group D after a 0-0 draw with Sweden, Switzerland rout Ecuador 10-1 and champions Japan win again.
Categories: BBC World News

Hillary Clinton launches campaign with memories of mom, FDR

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:01

Clinton spoke to supporters on an island in the East River named for Franklin D. Roosevelt.

       

Emerald Downs results and entries

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:51
Race results for Friday, June 12; entries for Saturday, June 13.
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Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:51
Race results for Friday, June 12; entries for Saturday, June 13.
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Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:51
Race results for Friday, June 12; entries for Saturday, June 13.

Oregon lawmakers pass paid sick leave bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:31
Oregon will become the fourth U.S. state to mandate paid sick leave for nearly all workers, under legislation passed on Friday and widely expected to be signed by Democrat Governor Kate Brown. The measure, which was championed by Democratic leaders and opposed by Republicans, passed the Oregon House on a 33-to-24 vote, just two days after winning approval in the Senate. It requires employers with 10 or more workers to pay for time off due to illness, mandating up to five days off for full-time workers, and allows the use of paid sick leave to care for ill family members.

Court blocks freedom for last of ‘Angola Three’

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:29
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three, and raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard. Woodfox must now remain behind […]
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Court blocks freedom for last of ‘Angola Three’

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:29
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three, and raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard. Woodfox must now remain behind […]
Categories: Sports Center

Court blocks freedom for last of ‘Angola Three’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:29
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal court Friday blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of a group of Louisiana prisoners known as the Angola Three, and raised doubts as to whether Woodfox will avoid a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard. Woodfox must now remain behind […]

Albuquerque tops Tacoma in 11 innings

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:13
The Albuquerque Isotopes scored a run in the top of the 11th inning, sending the Tacoma Rainiers to a 3-2 loss in a Pacific Coast League game on Friday night.
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Albuquerque tops Tacoma in 11 innings

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:13
The Albuquerque Isotopes scored a run in the top of the 11th inning, sending the Tacoma Rainiers to a 3-2 loss in a Pacific Coast League game on Friday night.
Categories: Sports Center

Albuquerque tops Tacoma in 11 innings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 13:13
The Albuquerque Isotopes scored a run in the top of the 11th inning, sending the Tacoma Rainiers to a 3-2 loss in a Pacific Coast League game on Friday night.

LeBron James has stitches to close head wound

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:55
By the time he got to the interview room after Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James already had stitches in his head, although he didn’t say how many.
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