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Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the "historic drought demands unprecedented action."
April 01, 2015
It's related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don't go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.
April 01, 2015
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.
April 01, 2015
The nation's ear, nose and throat doctors want people to diagnose sinus infections themselves in an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics. They're telling you how.
April 01, 2015
Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again in Tikrit, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
April 01, 2015
Violence has descended on the once-laid-back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.
April 01, 2015
In what's believed to be a first in the United States, the common council of Madison, Wis., has amended the city's equal opportunities ordinance "to add nonreligion as a protected class."
April 01, 2015
All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found to guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.
April 01, 2015
President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.
April 01, 2015
Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.
April 01, 2015
People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.
April 01, 2015
The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.
April 01, 2015
The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. But Wal-Mart is now is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.
April 01, 2015
For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.
April 01, 2015
Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.
April 01, 2015
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.
April 01, 2015
Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don't cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.
April 01, 2015
The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often is the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.
April 01, 2015
Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana measure sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.
April 01, 2015
After being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.
April 01, 2015

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