The fierce drought that is gripping the West – and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California – is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing orders; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.
Santa Ana police Officer Michael Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces.
The ceremony Sunday opened with a pretaped segment in which the pair agreed to end their faux feud. The punchline: DeGeneres had sneakily edited it to put Lauer’s head atop a man’s chiseled body clad only in tasseled pasties, briefs and lace-topped stockings.
Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago.
"Villages like this are routinely affected by landslides, and it's not uncommon for entire villages of 200, 300, up to 1,000 people to be completely buried by rock falls. It will likely be helicopter access only." — Matt Darvas, a member of the aid group World Vision, on the Nepal earthquake rescue mission in remote mountain areas.
The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee.
Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.
The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.
Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.