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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?
President Trump praised the Cajun Navy during a visit to North Carolina. But federal emergency managers say volunteers can put themselves and others in danger if they don't go through proper channels.
San Diego Rhino Finds A New Home In Tanzania
An 8-year-old eastern black rhino bull, born and raised in San Diego, recently made a 68-hour journey to Tanzania where he will eventually be released into the wild.
As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets
Despite the growth of population in the western U.S., water use in cities such as Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix is going down. The reason? High-tech, low-flow toilets.
Workplace Wellness Plans Offer Big Incentives, But May Cost Your Privacy
Uncertainty over federal standards for these cost-saving programs could trigger different perks for employees, and change what they must do to qualify.
The Russia Investigations: Rod Rosenstein On The Razor's Edge
The deputy attorney general is in a tight spot over the early phase of his tenure after a bombshell report by The New York Times. And the president has postponed the next shot in the document war.
Why It's Easy — And Hard — To Get A Postcard All The Way From Timbuktu
When tourism to the fabled city took a downturn, two guys came up with an idea to bring in a little income for the local tour guides.
New Findings On Loan Forgiveness; Puerto Rico Schools After Maria; DeVos Calls For Free-Speech
The Education Department offers new findings on student loan forgiveness; Enrollment in Puerto Rico's schools drops after Hurricane Maria; DeVos calls for more free and open speech on college campuses
Indians Are Partying And Praying For Elephant-Headed God Ganesh
For 10 days, they sing, dance, chant and pray at the feet of Ganesh statues, then submerge them in water. The festival was once used to circumvent British rule.
Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race Sparks Testy Debate For Cruz, O'Rourke
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O'Rourke sparred on immigration, health care, gun control and national anthem protests. The race could tilt the balance of power in the Senate in November.
Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player
Staff waited more than an hour after offensive lineman Jordan McNair began showing signs of dehydration and heatstroke during practice before calling 911, according to a report released on Friday.
Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question
A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Federal Commission Sues Walmart For Alleged Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees
The complaint, filed on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam, claims Walmart failed to assign pregnant employees to light duty to save them from heavy lifting, as it does for workers with other disabilities.
China Fires Back Against U.S. Sanctions For Purchases Of Russian Weapons
The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.
Rosenstein Denies That He Discussed Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment
The deputy attorney general rejected a story that described him musing about secretly wearing a wire or conferring with members of the Cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment.
Suge Knight Faces 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run
The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.