California is parched. The state’s worst drought in decades has left its reservoirs half-naked, if not skeletal. Officials say 17 communities could run out of drinking water this summer; some are considering mandatory rationing; and 500,000 acres in the state may be left fallow.
Germany and the U.S. need to have a “serious” discussion about their dispute over the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance before the two allies move on, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
Todd Becker couldn’t stop checking prices on his iPhone as he prepared to speak at a Nov. 21 investor conference in Manhattan. Ethanol was rising, and corn was falling, he says, driving potential profits on the gasoline additive to one of their highest levels in six years.
President Barack Obama called the California drought a national concern and promised millions of dollars worth of assistance to the state that provides almost half of the fruits and vegetables for the U.S.
The risk of a terrorist attack against the U.S. hasn’t diminished as groups affiliated with al- Qaeda have proliferated and are developing explosive devices designed to elude detection, Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former contractor who leaked classified National Security Agency documents, “was a thief” who had possible Russian assistance and has “incredibly harmed” the U.S. military, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman said he wasn’t sure what would come of President Barack Obama’s proposal to shift custody of U.S. phone records away from the government and to the private sector.