As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a daily water allocation for each household. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that under such a scheme, a household would be allotted a certain number of gallons for indoor water use and another for outdoor water use.
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee is in hospice care after his health has declined over the past two months, said his wife, Sally Quinn.
Quinn said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that Bradlee, 93, has suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years and that his health has recently deteriorated.
Air travel in the Midwest will remain hampered after a saboteur set fire to equipment in a radar facility in Aurora, Illinois, Friday.
Federal Aviation Administration officials said the agency was making repairs as quickly as it could and hoped to have the facility fully operational by Oct. 13.
To speed up the process, they planned to replace equipment in an adjacent part of the building.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who's accused of lying to authorities investigating the bombing.
Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements when he was questioned about his movements on April 18, 2013, three days after the bombings and hours after the FBI released photos of Tsarnaev and his brother as suspects in the attack.
Why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting is among several mysteries Miami Police are trying to solve as they interview dozens of witnesses to the weekend chaos that left 15 people wounded.
Among those hit by gunfire early Sunday morning at The Spot were five girls ranging in age from 11 to 17, Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said.
"What was very surprising to the responders was that these were kids that were out at 1 o'clock in the morning in a club and this type of violence took place where a bunch of kids were gathering," Carroll said. "It's very disturbing to see that."
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIS positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, The Associated Press. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said coalition forces hit targets in Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour provinces. A grain silo as well as the country's largest gas plant were hit in the attacks, activists said Monday. Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the extremist group last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations.
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More than 500 people turned out Sunday night for a candle light vigil on the North Central Texas College campus to remember four young women from the college who were killed in a bus accident Friday night. Investigators say a big rig that slammed into their bus never slowed down. The company that the truck driver was working for released a statement on Sunday offering condolences to the families of the victims.
The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday. Trooper Adam Reed said the search area in the Pocono Mountains largely remains the same as the past two days but has moved slightly to the southeast. Police are constantly following up on information they receive, Reed said. He declined to go into specifics about why the shift occurred or what new information police may have.
A mother of four died from her injuries Sunday morning after she was shot in the forehead and the leg while walking her dog near Philadelphia's Fairmount Park Saturday night. The daughter of the victim, 42-year-old Kathryn Berry, found her mother on the ground moments after the shooting, according to investigators.
A skydiving instructor and a student are dead after a skydiving accident on Cape Cod, officials have confirmed. According to police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, the victims landed on a garage across the street from Cape Cod Airport. Crews are working to determine the cause of the accident.
A Los Angeles homeowner found a deer taking a dip in their pool on Saturday and caught the swim on camera. It appeared the deer accidentally fell into the pool after getting trapped in the pool cover, the homeowner said. The deer eventually made its way out of the pool, and was successfully captured by California Fish and Wildlife. The deer was expected to be released back into the wild.
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Popular photo-sharing service Instagram has been blocked in China amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos and videos of police firing tear gas at demonstrators, according to numerous reports, Reuters reported. The hash tag "Occupy Central" was also blocked on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. Instagram did not immediately return requests for confirmation.
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An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad," The Associated Press reported. PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad.
President Barack Obama said in an interview set to air Sunday night that the U.S. underestimated the threat of ISIS and overestimated the willingness and preparedness of the Iraqi army to fight the militants. Syria became "ground zero" for jihadists during the "chaos" of the civil war there, Obama told CBS correspondent Steve Kroft during an interview that will air on "60 Minutes" Sunday night. Obama said the U.S. "underestimated what had been taking place in Syria." When asked about director of national intelligence James Clapper's recent comments that the U.S. also overestimated the capabilities of the Iraqi military, Obama said: "That’s true, that’s absolutely true."