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Felicia Marcus, chair of the state Water Resources Control Board, discusses the state's water situation during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The board delayed a decision about whether to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California's historic, five-year drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rightsSome water agencies say a plan to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi, center, state Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan, left, and Deputy Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara, right, take questions from state lawmakers in Honolulu about circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack. Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday, Feb. 20. Miyagi resigned on Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alertThe latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Kansas state Rep. Blake Carpenter, right, R-Derby, confers with Rep. Brenda Landwehr, R-Wichita, during a debate on a bill setting a minimum age to run for governor, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. More than a half-dozen teenagers have launched campaigns for governor, inspiring the attempt to set the minimum age at 18. (AP Photo/Mitchell Willetts)
Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefulsMore than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Gun control advocates demonstrate at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018. The demonstration followed comments by Republican Gov. Phil Scott who said he was open to discussion about gun control as part of a broader discussion of ways to reduce violence. Scott's comments came after Vermont police arrested a suspect who they say was preparing for a school shooting. Vermont has long been considered to have some of the most lax gun control laws in the country. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safetyWhat Vermont officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting is giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature
The Associated Press13 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district mapPresident Donald Trump is tweeting about Pennsylvania's new court-imposed congressional districts, encouraging Republicans to challenge it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protectionsDemocratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions walks past President Donald Trump after introducing him to speak at the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officersPresident Donald Trump is recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers and awarding the Medal of Valor to a dozen police, fire department and other officials.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
An official talks with a motorist outside Jackson Township Middle School, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Massillon, Ohio. A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are safe. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP)
7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at schoolAuthorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Homeless people line up in preparation to move from their homeless camp site along a riverbed in Anaheim, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and move hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless campAuthorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and moving hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Karissa Rezendes, of Cumberland, R.I., center, places a flower on a memorial to her uncle, Station nightclub fire victim Benjamin Suffoletto, Jr., during a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to mark the 15th anniversary of the fire, in West Warwick, R.I. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the nightclub in West Warwick, that killed 100 and injured more than 200 others, started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing. The site of the fire is now a memorial park. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fireRhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy filesAn advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act
The Associated Press15 hours ago
The Latest: California winter now third driest on recordState water officials postpone vote on new water wasting restrictions as winter reaches third-driest on record
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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