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A bio-filtration basin, pictured during installation in 2007, captures water...
Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
The district attorney prosecuting the Aurora shooting case is pursuing the death penalty. The defense was rejected when it offered to have the suspect plead guilty in return for life in prison.
In Afghanistan, U.S. forces are a tenth of what they were at the height of the war. In addition, their lead combat role has given way to a training mission. How are Afghan security forces faring?
Republican state lawmaker Jerry Sexton, a former pastor, says he doesn't understand the criticism. He says the Bible is found in countless homes across the state.
It's been 1 year since a ferry accident in South Korea killed more than 300 people. Most of the victims were high school students on a field trip. The remembrances are going on amid political fallout.
Artworks by Japanese-Americans wrongfully imprisoned in World War II internment camps won't be sold to the highest bidder. The move comes after protests from descendants of the internees.