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Trees and receding water rings are left behind from the receding waters of Pine Flat Reservoir in Sanger, Calif., last fall. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES — It’s a technology with the potential to ease California’s colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there’s just one problem — the “yuck factor.” As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling … 0

No room at top of GOP’s 2016 list of hopefuls

Thursday, May 28, 2015

No fewer than five contenders are atop the crowded Republican presidential pack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee each get 10 percent support among Republican voters. Democratic front-runner … 0

Officers in Freddie Gray case file for change of venue

Thursday, May 28, 2015

BALTIMORE — Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the case tried elsewhere in Maryland, saying their clients can’t get a “fair and impartial trial” in Baltimore. In an 85-page document filed Wednesday with the court seeking a change of venue, the … 0

Charges in fatal derailment could be hard to pursue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: … 0

National/World Briefs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Obama’s fast-track trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle WASHINGTON — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday. The 62-38 vote … 0

Officers indicted in Gray death

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BALTIMORE — All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday. The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about … 0

Ray Rice domestic violence case dismissed

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A domestic violence charge against former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been dismissed following his completion of a pretrial intervention program. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio told ABC News in an email Thursday that … 0

Days after Waco, S.C. braces for bikers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. — Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend — and when they do, they’ll be met with heavy security. Locals say there are … 0

Fears mount in Syria as IS expands hold

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria — Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast’s most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra. The takeover also expanded the extremists’ hold, making them the … 0

N.J.’s ‘rapid rehousing’ takes on homelessness

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. — Two years ago Jenaie Scott had a $20 an hour cleaning job, which was plenty to cover the rent for a modest apartment on the west side of this state’s capital city. But Scott lost … 0

Climate change lands on agenda of the PTA

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

School districts in California — and perhaps nationwide — will soon feel increased pressure from parents to teach climate science in their classrooms. The California State Parent Teacher Association, which represents nearly 1 million parents and educators, adopted a resolution this month to urge schools to prioritize climate … 0

Banks fined $2.5B, to plead guilty to rigging market

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating the global currency market going back to 2007. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland conspired with one another to fix rates on U.S. dollars and euros traded … 0

N. Korea says it can mount nuclear warhead on missile

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HONG KONG — North Korea said it has developed the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, signaling the country may now have the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. South Korea … 0