May 16, 2022

Drought

Agency unanimously rejects California desalination project

Photo: The AES Huntington Beach Energy Center in Huntington Beach, Calif.  A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change.

Mass Shootings

Buffalo shooter targeted black neighborhood, officials say

The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The racially motivated attack came a year after the gunman was taken to a hospital by

Ukraine Invasion

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

Photo: Ukrainian flags flutter outside a destroyed cultural center in Derhachi, eastern Ukraine Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO, and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield. Top diplomats from NATO met in Berlin

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