Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

Mar 19, 2015

Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

Robert Durst, the real estate scion charged with first-degree murder, is suicidal, according statements by Louisiana authorities released on Wednesday after they moved him to a facility for acutely mentally ill inmates. Awaiting extradition to California, the 71-year-old Durst was charged this week in ...

Mar 18, 2015

California tightens water regulations amid long drought

Water regulators in California voted on Tuesday to outlaw watering the lawn within 48 hours of a rainstorm, the latest effort to spur Californians to conserve as the state enters its fourth year of drought. Facing a dramatic slowdown in voluntary conservation efforts by ...

Experts hike risk of big California quake in next 30 years

Mar 11, 2015

Experts hike risk of big California quake in next 30 years

The risk of a major earthquake hitting California in the next 30 years has risen dramatically, U.S. scientists said Tuesday, using improved forecasting techniques. Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict and while seismic activity in California has stayed mild in the last century, experts ...

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Mar 4, 2015

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings ...

'River of rain' begins falling on drought-stricken California

Feb 7, 2015

'River of rain' begins falling on drought-stricken California

A so-called “atmospheric river of rain” began falling on Northern California on Friday, bringing worries about flash floods, high winds and mudslides but offering little relief to a state that has been left parched by several years of drought. The storm, also known as ...