LOS ANGELES - Faced with drought and a jump in consumption, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for cleansing sewage for drinking water and imposing restrictions for watering lawns and washing driveways.
YANGON, Myanmar - The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery's once-celebrated life continued its long downward spiral Friday when a federal judge sentenced the former ''world's fastest man'' to nearly four years in prison for dealing in bad checks.
PHOENIX - A suspected serial predator accused of sexually assaulting four women, killing two of them, was described by co-workers as a polite, soft-spoken car salesman who mostly kept to himself.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Responding to the suicide of a Missouri teenager who was teased over the Internet, state lawmakers Friday gave final approval to a bill making cyber harassment illegal.
RENO, Nev. - A hepatitis C outbreak was caused by workers improperly reusing syringes and medicine vials at a Las Vegas clinic, federal health officials said Friday.
BAGHDAD - An Iranian Embassy convoy came under fire in Baghdad, wounding two Iranian diplomats and two other staff, a spokesman said Friday. Tehran accused the United States of encouraging attacks against Iranian interests in Iraq.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to ''allied forces'' in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village.
FRESNO, Calif. - A biochemist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for killing her estranged husband by knocking him out and stuffing him into a vat of acid, possibly while he was still alive.
SAN ANTONIO - When Texas child welfare authorities released statistics showing nearly 60 percent of the teen girls taken from a polygamist sect's ranch were pregnant or had children, they seemed to prove what was alleged all along: The sect commonly pushed girls into marriage and sex.
It looks as if you'll get off to a great start in the year ahead with the possibilities of finding both a quality social life and many new potential prospects for material gain. Make the most of things while conditions favor you.
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.
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EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.
ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.
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