California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal. In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California described how states could conserve between… Continue reading California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts

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Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has learned. The interest from federal civil rights attorneys comes after an AP investigation revealed potential bias… Continue reading Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

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Winderman’s view: Even in victory, Heat take workaround approach with Lowry

Observations and other notes of interest from Tuesday night’s 100-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers: – If there truly is outside trade interest in Kyle Lowry, the Heat have to listen, right? – Because this is becoming a nightly talking point. – The problem is there is no definitive alternative in place. – It’s almost… Continue reading Winderman’s view: Even in victory, Heat take workaround approach with Lowry

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New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The new district attorney for California’s Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a new Public Accountability Unit will re-investigate eight police shootings and custody deaths, including two killings of unarmed men by the same Oakland police officer. The announcement by Pamela Price to the Bay Area… Continue reading New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

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Federal regulators block proposed Alaska mine

By Becky Bohrer and Patrick Whittle | Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday and blocked a proposed mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world because of concerns about its environmental impact on a rich Alaska aquatic… Continue reading Federal regulators block proposed Alaska mine

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Mississippi’s 1st Black woman legislator won’t seek new term

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates’ qualifying deadline for statewide, regional, legislative and county offices in Mississippi. “You… Continue reading Mississippi’s 1st Black woman legislator won’t seek new term

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