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Google Moves In And Wants To Pump 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water Per Day

When three sacred staples of the South weren't safe from the cloudy, salty water in his town, Clay Duffie knew there was a problem.<p>"It'd kill your azaleas if you irrigated with it; your grits would come out in a big clump, instead of creamy like they should," Duffie said.<p>Even the sweet tea.<p>"Your …

Cases Pulled For Refusing The Death Penalty; Attorney Sues To Get Them Back

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala, a Democrat, announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Republican Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction. Now, Ayala is suing Scott to get them back.<p>At issue is whether Gov. Rick Scott has the …

UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

BONN, Germany (AP) — Despite uncertainties about whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald …

Hong Kong bookseller abducted by China vows to reopen shop in Taiwan

Lam Wing-kee plans to open an offshoot of Causeway Bay Books in self-governed Taiwan as a ‘symbol of resistance’<p>One of the five Hong Kong booksellers abducted by China in 2015 for running an independent bookstore selling politically sensitive books has vowed to reopen his shop in neighbouring …

Indonesia to probe jail break as 150 inmates remain on the run

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has launched an investigation into accusations of mistreatment by prison guards, after around 350 inmates broke out of an overcrowded jail on Sumatra island in Riau Province last week, an official said on Monday.<p>Prisoners look through a window of the Sialang Bungkuk …

Jailed German-Turkish journalist Yucel 'only gets a peek at the sky'

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel has been held in detention in Turkey for over two months. DW spoke to Safak Pavey, an opposition member of the …

Malaysian authorities seize 700kg of pangolin scales smuggled from Africa

Malaysian authorities said Monday they have seized pangolin scales worth 9.2 million ringgit (£1.6 million) and believed to have been smuggled from Africa.<p>Deputy customs director Paddy Abdul Halim says officers made two seizures last week at the Kuala Lumpur airport cargo warehouse based on a …

Conservatives to retain 'tens of thousands' immigration pledge

Liberal Tory pressure group criticises Theresa May for manifesto commitment despite previous failures to get anywhere near target<p>Theresa May has confirmed that the Conservative pledge to cut net migration to the tens of thousands will be in her party’s manifesto, despite having missed the target …

Israeli video appears to show Palestinian hunger striker eating in prison

Minister appears to suggest prison officials left food in Marwan Barghouti’s cell in attempt to undermine inmates’ protest<p>Israel has released a video that appears to show the high-profile leader of a Palestinian hunger strike eating in prison.<p>The prison service released the video of what it said …

Dems want Omaha win, but anti-abortion candidate riles some

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats desperate for fresh faces cast 37-year-old Heath Mello as a pragmatic, next-generation leader who could win in the …

Remains of 21 Soviet Red Army soldiers found in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Seventy-two years after the end of World War II, a construction crew has found the remains of at least 21 Soviet Red Army soldiers in …

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county

By Joel Achenbach<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in …

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Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Then-President Barack Obama warned President-elect Donald Trump in November against hiring retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, former Obama administration officials confirmed to CNN Monday.<p>Obama warned Trump about Flynn during their Oval Office …

McCarthy: I have no problems if the Senate re-writes Obamacare repeal bill

In the days since House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, skeptical GOP senators have made clear that they intend to write their own bill instead of taking up the one passed on the other side of Capitol Hill.<p>Monday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy …

Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

A company owned by Jared Kushner's family is apologizing for mentioning the White House adviser at an investment conference in China.<p>Kushner Companies said Monday that the name drop at the event in Beijing on Saturday was not intended to be an "attempt to lure investors" to one of its projects in …

The Latest: Trump calls Russia probe 'a total hoax'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional probe into Russia in the 2016 election (all times local):<p>7:15 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is calling …

Good Samaritans help police restrain suspect

Good Samaritans rush in to restrain suspect who was resisting arrest and pushing officers in Tampa, Florida.

Former Trump security aide was Russia blackmail risk: ex-U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates said on Monday she warned the White House in January that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had been compromised and could have been vulnerable to blackmail by Russia.<p>Yates testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee …

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'13 Reasons Why' gets second season

<b>(CNN) —</b> The hit Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has a new reason to celebrate.<p>The series about a teen who leaves behind audio tapes that explain her suicide will be returning for a second season.<p>Singer/actress Selena Gomez serves as an executive producer of the series along with her mother, Mandy …

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Conservative-leaning TV station owner Sinclair getting bigger with Tribune deal

Sinclair, America's biggest owner of local TV stations, is about to get even bigger.<p>On Monday morning the company agreed to buy Tribune Media for $43.50 per share, valuing the deal at $3.9 billion.<p>Sinclair will also assume about $2.7 billion in net debt, according to the joint announcement.<p>Tribune …

Cell phone users tend to drink, smoke more than landline users

As the popularity and usage of mobile phones increase steadily, landlines are slowly going to the days of yesterday. A study released Friday from the US Health Department confirmed that 50.8 percent of adults live in households with only wireless phones, with 39.4 percent owning both a landline and …

Square begins offering its users prepaid debit cards

These days, more and more payment methods are going digital. But while we live in a world with Apple Pay, Paypal, and other similar apps and …

Jessica Simpson Gets "Truckin'" in a Sexy Snap Showing Off Her Toned Legs

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Jessica Simpson is out to prove she’s one hot mama—not that any of us need convincing. On Friday, the blond …

Sandusky Case Bombshell: Did 6 Penn State Coaches Witness Abuse?

U.S. news<p>As many as six assistant coaches at Penn State allegedly witnessed "inappropriate behavior" between Jerry Sandusky and boys, stretching as far back as the 1970s, NBC News has learned.<p>It is unclear if any of the men made a report to higher-ups at Penn State before the sex-abuse scandal …

Judge delays Trump University trial

Heeding warnings of creating a media 'zoo,' a federal judge schedules the civil case to go before a jury after the election.<p>Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to have escaped the possibility of an awkward federal class-action trial over his Trump University real estate …

BlackJet, the Private Jet Start-up Backed By Jay Z and Ashton Kutcher, Is Shutting Down

Even celebrity investments couldn’t save the elite charter-plane company.<p>Weeks ago, <b>Lady Gaga</b>–backed social-media start-up Backplane shuttered. Now, another star-studded venture-backed start-up is calling it quits. BlackJet, an on-demand private-jet start-up is ceasing operations, <i>Fortune</i> reports. …

How to hide apps, photos, and text messages on your Android Phone

We all get that uncomfortable feeling when someone else is using your phone. Something embarrassing or confidential is just a few errant swipes away. …

Domino's Zero Click app orders pizza by opening it

Domino's may struggle with making great pizza (it's not bad, but definitely more in the acceptable range), but hot damn, you'd be hard pressed to …