Former Philadelphia police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old in back charged with murder, DA says

Former Philadelphia police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old in back charged with murder, DA says

Edsaul Mendoza, 26, was one of four plainclothes officers inside an unmarked police car on the evening of March 1 when they pulled up to 12-year-old Thomas “TJ” Siderio and a 17-year-old identified as “NK,” Krasner said. TJ then “likely” fired at the vehicle and a bullet entered the rear window, Krasner said. Three of … Read more

Casey White and Vicky White: Authorities are working on leads to help identify the vehicle an Alabama inmate and corrections officer left in when they disappeared

Casey White and Vicky White: Authorities are working on leads to help identify the vehicle an Alabama inmate and corrections officer left in when they disappeared

The pair went missing Friday after Vicky White, assistant director of corrections for the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, said she was taking inmate Casey White for a mental health evaluation at the county courthouse. But the officer and inmate, who officials say are not related, never arrived at the courthouse and authorities later discovered there … Read more

An Alabama inmate and a corrections officer are missing. Here’s what we know

An Alabama inmate and a corrections officer are missing.  Here's what we know

Vicky White, assistant director of corrections for Lauderdale County, took Casey White, the inmate, from jail Friday morning, saying she was taking the prisoner to the county courthouse. The two, who officials said are not related, have not been seen since, and the US Marshals Service is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to … Read more

Lake Powell water officials face an impossible choice amid the West’s megadrought

Lake Powell water officials face an impossible choice amid the West's megadrought

The situation is critical: if water levels at the lake were to drop another 32 feet, all hydroelectricity production would be halted at the reservoir’s Glen Canyon Dam. The West’s climate change-induced water crisis is now triggering a potential energy crisis for millions of people in the Southwest who rely on the dam as a … Read more

Twitter CEO faces employee anger over Musk attacks at company-wide meeting

Twitter CEO faces employee anger over Musk attacks at company-wide meeting

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 29 (Reuters) – Twitter TWTR.N) Chief Executive Parag A wal sought to quell employee anger on Friday a company-wide meeting where … Read more

Drought water restrictions: Why grass is so bad for the West’s water crisis

An aerial view of homes in San Diego. Grass lawns require exorbitant amounts of water to maintain -- water that is rapidly running out in the West.

“This is a crisis. This is unprecedented,” said Adel Hagekhalil, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. “We have never done anything like this before and because we haven’t seen this situation happen like this before.” Grass was the single largest irrigated “crop” in America, surpassing corn and wheat, a frequently cited … Read more

Musk told banks he will rein in Twitter pay, make money from tweets, sources say

Musk told banks he will rein in Twitter pay, make money from tweets, sources say

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) … Read more

Global shares rise as earnings boost, US dollar hits 20-year high

Global shares rise as earnings boost, US dollar hits 20-year high

Europe’s STOXX 600 rises off Tuesday’s six-week low Meta’s rally boosts US shares Dovish BOJ pounds yen to 20-yr low of 131/dollar WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – The US dollar touched its highest level since 2002 on Thursday, as Wall Street rose and European shares moved off six-week lows as strong earnings reports offset gloomy … Read more

California water shortage: Some told to reduce outdoor watering in ‘unprecedented’ order amid historic drought

California water shortage: Some told to reduce outdoor watering in 'unprecedented' order amid historic drought

“This is a crisis. This is unprecedented. We have never done anything like this before and because we haven’t seen this situation happen like this before, we don’t have enough water to meet normal demands for the six million people living in the State Water Project dependent areas,” said Adel Hagekhalil, general manager of the … Read more

Disney’s self-governing district, Reedy Creek, says Florida cannot dissolve it without paying off its debts

Disney's self-governing district, Reedy Creek, says Florida cannot dissolve it without paying off its debts

In a statement issued to its bondholders last Thursday, Reedy Creek pointed out that the 1967 law also includes a pledge from Florida to its bondholders. The law states that Florida “will not in any way impair the rights or remedies of the holders … until all such bonds together with interest thereon, and all … Read more