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LAS VEGAS | Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

LAS VEGAS— The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020. Water users from … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

LAS VEGAS | Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

LAS VEGAS  — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said Thursday. The federal government’s top water official, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman, was expected to … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

OKLAHOMA CITY | El Nino could bring drought relief to southwestern US

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken areas of the southwestern U.S. But they also note there is no guarantee that an El Nino event would bring more rain and snow to the parched Southwest. … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | El Nino could bring drought relief to southwestern US

APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to announce Thursday that it will recommend reclassifying the ancient and odd-looking razorback sucker from endangered to threatened, … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

MOSCOW | 5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

MOSCOW — Russian emergency officials say that at least five people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia. The Emergencies Ministry said that about 20 others were injured in Tuesday’s crash in the Voronezh region near Novaya Usman, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Moscow. Russian news reports cited road police as … Continue reading MOSCOW | 5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

LONDON | US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

LONDON — A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing. Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary in the Scilly Isles, off England’s southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes after setting out from St. John’s, Newfoundland. The … Continue reading LONDON | US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Gregory Magee Took Nearly $120K During 2016 Bank Robbery Spree across Southwestern PA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of armed bank robbery and bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Gregory Magee, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed bank robbery and four counts of bank robbery before United States District Judge Nora Barry … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Gregory Magee Took Nearly $120K During 2016 Bank Robbery Spree across Southwestern PA