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California's water woes quantified

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:00
17 December 2014Last updated at 04:13 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint By Jonathan AmosScience correspondent, BBC News, San Francisco Big clouds have been rolling in off the Pacific, bringing heavy rains Continue reading the main story Related StoriesStorm pounds northern CaliforniaWill the floods in California end the drought?How almonds are sucking California dry Scientists have assessed the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return…
Los Angeles mayor announces plans to equip 7,000 officers with body cameras
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:00
Jan. 15, 2014: Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. (AP) LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA's police department the nation's largest law enforcement agency to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology. The plan was unveiled at a news conference where Garcetti said…
Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:00
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft. All that was left of the 10-foot tree was a tiny stump and a lot of questions as to who made off with heavily adorned tree from the front yard of Karen Wilkes, who told reporters it cost her $600 to have the tree planted about…
CIA TACTICS DEFENDED Man who waterboarded terrorist slams report
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:59
The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the CIA's program of using enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a Senate-issued report. "If it was torture, I would be in jail," James Mitchell said on "The Kelly File." "This thing was investigated over and over. I was told by the highest law enforcement agency in…
IRONY OF LOW PRICES Falling oil prices could hurt American producers
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:59
With the price of oil now below $56 a barrel, drivers are smiling at the gas pump. However, American oil producers and the states whose economies rely on them are bracing for tougher times ahead. "If oil drops five dollars a barrel, that's about a $17 million loss to our general fund and $17 million to schools in Wyoming -- a total of about $35 million," Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told Fox News.
Federal judge declares Obama's immigration actions unconstitutional
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:59
A federal judge has declared parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in the first court opinion to tackle Obama's controversial policy changes. In an opinion filed Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, in Pennsylvania, said Obama's immigration actions are invalid and effectively count as "legislation" from the Executive Branch. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "President Obama's unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the…
EU lawmakers stop short of Palestine recognition vote
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 20:07
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna in Rome December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/PoolU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks before meeting Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at Villa Taverna in Rome December 14, 2014.
A Contrivance of an Alliance
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 20:07
U.S. Navy warplanes prepare to attack ISIS targets.Navy photo / Robert BurckThe U.S. is largely flying solo when it comes to attacking ISIS The U.S.
ARE THEY ALIVE? Prisoners in 1962 Alcatraz escape could have lived
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:56
The inmates crafted dummy heads out of plaster and real hair to fool the guards on the night of the infamous escape. This photo is a profile view of Frank Morris's fake head. (FBI) If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows. Scientists who were studying the…
Australian PM says tough new national security laws failed hostages
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:06
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie prepare to place floral tributes near the cafe in central Sydney December 16, 2014 where hostages were held for over 16-hours. REUTERS/David Gray By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tough new national security laws failed to prevent a deadly hostage crisis in the heart of Sydney this week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, raising questions about the usefulness of such measures.

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