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Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 22, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Trooper in fatal Thruway chase involved in 2 other crashes

Oct. 22, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state trooper who could be charged in a pursuit on the Thruway that led to the death of an 11-year-old girl had been involved in two similar collisions on the highway, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. Hochul said in an executive order signed...

Wet storm with wind, rain, snow heading into Sierra Nevada

Oct. 22, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wet prewinter storm is expected to bring heavy rain, snow and wind to Lake Tahoe and northern Nevada this weekend, with possible flooding on wildfire-scarred mountain hillsides. The National Weather Service said Friday an “atmospheric river” is...

Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November

Oct. 22, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the Washington area will face longer waits for Metro trains through at least the end of the month and probably longer, as more than half the fleet of train cars will remain out of service over safety issues. Metro General Manager Paul...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

Oct. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire. ...

Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

3 teens accused of setting fire facing felony murder charge

Oct. 22, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers accused of starting a fatal apartment building fire have been charged with felony murder, officials said. Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were charged last month with arson, but those charges have been upgraded to felony murder,...

Police: Gunman killed, 2 officers wounded in shootout

Oct. 22, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were wounded Friday morning during a shootout before returning fire and killing the gunman, officials said. Both Doral police officers were expected to survive, police spokesman Rey Valdes said. The...

Elkhart woman charged in May house fire that killed 2 people

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been charged with allegedly setting a May house fire that killed a man and an 8-year-old boy. Genessa Jones of Elkhart appeared for an initial hearing Thursday where she was formally charged with two counts of causing a...