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  • Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia’s capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it’s part of a family tradition. Like his parents before him, he uses water from untreated sewage to tend to vegetables that are his livelihood […]
  • Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of […]
  • Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn’s co-accused

    TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn’s pay, protested his prolonged stay in Japanese detention Wednesday. The Tokyo District Court confirmed it received the protest. Lawyers often file such protests in Japan, where suspects get detained for weeks, […]
  • Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California’s largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will help ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will supply the Southwest for a decade. General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger says Tuesday’s approval adds the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to water agencies in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin governor’s veto pen is powerful

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state’s Capitol because it would trim some of his successor’s powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January. Evers has appealed […]
  • Celebrities flock to Indian business scions’ lavish wedding

    NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the marriage of two business scions on Wednesday is set to be the biggest of them all. Isha Ambani is the Ivy League-educated daughter of Mukesh Ambani, chairman and majority stakeholder in oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, whose net worth Forbes estimates at […]
  • AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters. “Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked […]
  • Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The lawsuit filed Monday in Washington alleges that […]
  • Michigan Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most Republicans in the GOP-controlled chambers and […]
  • Communities sue over Michigan’s tough lead rules for water

    DETROIT (AP) — Local governments and utilities sued the state of Michigan Tuesday over its implementation of the nation’s toughest drinking water rules for lead, saying they support strong action against public exposure to the toxin but find the new rules arbitrary and too costly for the communities left to foot the bill for the […]