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California drought prompts first-ever 'zero water allocation'

Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.<p>They also said they were cutting releases from large reservoirs in the northern part of the state …

Water

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Southwest Airlines goes international

The nation's biggest domestic carrier is going international.<p>Southwest Airlines announced Monday plans to leave U.S. airspace in July with flights to three Caribbean beach cities in time for the summer travel season.<p>The move by the Dallas-based airline was expected since Southwest acquired AirTran …

Aviation

Theater Owners Pushing For Movie Trailers To Be No Longer Than Two Minutes

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) — no, not that NATO— released in-theater marketing guidelines Monday calling for shorter trailers and a specific timeline for when movie marketing can occur.<p>In a nutshell, NATO is calling for two-minute long trailers that can't be shown more than …

Trailers

Disgraced former journalist Glass denied ability to practice law in California

A disgraced journalist who was caught fabricating numerous articles during his career was denied a license to practice law by the Supreme Court of California on Monday.<p>Stephen Glass "made himself infamous as a dishonest journalist by fabricating material for more than 40 articles for The New …

Associated Press News

More Americans buying wedding insurance

Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that.<p>With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm's case, even a …

Health Care

Updated: Game of what? TV viewers ditch HBO as they flock to Netflix

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p><i>Update, added on 1/22: The NPD Group retracted part of the data used for this story because it implied that</i> …

What the blockbuster FCC vote means for cable-cord cutters

TV fans on the fence about ditching their cable boxes may want to think twice after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-to-2 …

Plastic money: bills that defy crumpling, boiling and counterfeiting

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Bank of Canada

Maybe workers should just take turns being CEO

If you’re looking at a typical corporate org chart, there’s no better place to be than at the very top, but not every leader wants to stay there.<p>On Monday, Jan. 13, WordPress Creator Matt Mullenweg announced that he was switching jobs with Toni Schneider, the former CEO of the platform’s parent …

Leadership

Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

If you've ever shopped at Whole Foods, you've probably noticed that some of the foods it sells claim all kinds of health and environmental virtues. From its lengthy list of unacceptable ingredients for food to its strict rules for how seafood is caught and meat is raised, the company sets a pretty …

Porn production moves to Vegas after condom law

Number of permits requested to make porn films in L.A. County has declined by about 95%.<p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Roy Myers has everything you'd expect to find in the nation's porn capital in Southern California: sets of a classroom, hospital room, locker room and a bedroom, as well as a list of porn …

California governor declares drought emergency

Low snowpack in the Sierra will not ease water woes.<p>SACRAMENTO — In what could become one of California's biggest crises in years, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency Friday, an action that sets the stage for new state and federal efforts.<p>The governor also wants to focus …

Last female Munchkin from 'Wizard of Oz' dies at 95 - TODAY.com

Paul A. Hebert / Today<p>In a photo from September 2013, Ruth Duccini arrives at the world premiere of "Wizard of Oz" 3D at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.<p>Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the two surviving Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday of natural causes in a hospice care center …

Here Is Obama's Plan to Reform NSA Surveillance

The biggest news is that the president plans to shift bulk collection of phone data from the government to the private sector.<p>In a bid to calm growing privacy concerns about the government's spying powers, President Obama outlined a series of steps Friday aimed at ushering in "concrete and …

Mexico enacts soda tax in effort to combat world's highest obesity rate

Health officials in the United States look to Mexico's new law as an experiment in curbing sugar consumption<p>A groundbreaking tax on sugar-sweetened beverages recently passed in Mexico could provide the evidence needed to justify similar laws across low- and middle-income countries and cities in the …

Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Persecuted, But Must 'Leave Children Alone,' Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective of their sexual orientation.<p>"People have different sexual orientations. We will welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics," Putin told …

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Obama Announces Changes To NSA's Phone Metadata Collection, Defends NSA Activity As Legal

Half a year after Edward Snowden first leaked details about the U.S.' surveillance programs, President Obama announces his plans for change.<p>The NSA's gathering of Americans' phone call metadata is going to see a few changes. President Barack Obama promised several reforms to U.S. …

Surveillance