SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The State of California and a group of private investors accused each other at a trial Tuesday of breaking an agreement over a $2.3 billion plan to sell 11 state properties and have the state lease them back.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three-year drought gripping California has shrunk reservoirs, rivers, creeks and snowpack while leaving residents drawing heavily on underground aquifers to water everything from lawns to crops.
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston, accused of raping a female student nearly two years ago, on Tuesday faced the first day of a student conduct code hearing that both sides hope will resolve a nationally watched case. Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy last year as the nation's top college football player, is accused of violating the university's standards during an December 2012 incident, which his lawyers have maintained was a consensual sexual encounter. ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the U.S. seal population has proposed 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska's north and west coast as critical habitat for the main prey of polar bears.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A recent hammer attack that killed a 32-year-old immigrant has members of St. Louis' sizable Bosnian community embracing some of the same tactics as Ferguson protesters — albeit in hopes of attracting a stronger police presence rather than opposing it.
By David Lawder and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, hoping to avoid a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration into 2015. ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man on Tuesday with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School over how administrators handled bullying of alleged victims.