For some Californians, effects of punishing drought not over

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut and almond orchards in California's agricultu...

GOP Congress rolls back rules on hunting, broadband privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunters could soon target grizzly bears from the air on Alaska's federal lands. Internet providers may get to sell the browsing habits of their customers. States will be able to deny...

New Mexico hit by 'flash drought' weather phenomenon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Across New Mexico, unusually warm March weather and virtually no rain for a month prompted dust storms that closed highways, warnings for some to stay inside and rapid mountai...

AP PHOTOS: Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factory

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a dayslong protest in Jakarta, the ...

From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooge...

Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, ...

UN Report: Syrian military deliberately bombed Idlib school

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. commission on the Syrian war says it believes government forces deliberately bombed a school complex in the country's northern countryside, killing 21 children, last October. ...

Traders in south India state pull US drinks in anger at PETA

NEW DELHI (AP) — Traders have pulled Coke and Pepsi off their store shelves in south India in anger at PETA's opposition to a local bull-taming sport. The Tamil Nadu Traders Associat...

Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people

DENVER (AP) — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century...

Colorado has 834 million dead trees; fires could get worse

DENVER (AP) — Officials say Colorado has about 834 million standing dead trees, threatening to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from forested mountains. Th...

The View from Taichung: Water, water? anywhere?: Taiwan's annual drought warnings

The Taiwan papers carried a flood of news about the wave of expected water shortages in Taiwan. According to reports, the Water Resources Agency said that for the three months to the end of Jan, ...

The Latest: California at heaviest snowpack in 22 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on drought-easing snowfall in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local): 11:50 a.m. California water managers say Sierra Nevada s...

Mexico exports no longer just avocados, tequila

MEXICO CITY (AP) — If the United States imposes a border tax on Mexican imports, it's not just tequila, beer and avocados that would jump in price. Mexico is the world's leading expo...

When will soggy California drop water restrictions?

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the...

When will soggy California drop water restrictions?

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the ...