Riparian water users in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta are voluntarily cutting back farm water in return for certainty through this year’s growing season. It’s a start in curbing agricultural water use in drought-stricken California.
As investigators look for clues to the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 into Philadelphia, the Federal Railroad Administration has ordered Amtrak to take immediate steps to improve safety along the Northeast Corridor.
The legislation, which now goes to the California Assembly, is the latest outcome of the debate between public health officials in favor of vaccinations and those who oppose inoculating their children.
The governor of Nebraska announced the purchase of more death penalty drugs, one day before the state legislature debates abolishing the death sentence. No one has been executed in Nebraska since 1997.
The House this week approved the USA Freedom Act, which would limit – although not eliminate – National Security Agency access to private phone records under the controversial Patriot Act. But the Senate may not agree.