Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face reductions in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West experiences more drought, have federal officials announced on Tuesday. While the cuts won’t bring immediate new restrictions – like a ban on … Read more

US: Drought-stricken states to get less from Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that two U.S. states that depend on water from the Colorado River will face more water cuts as they experience extreme drought. The decision affecting Arizona and Nevada came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest US reservoir, will drop even more than they … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, … Read more

Aussie traveller Madolline Gourley shares her horror after being detained, interrogated and deported in the US

An Australian traveler has offered a detailed account of her ordeal after being detained, questioned and deported, six hours after arriving in the United States. Madolline Gourley, from Brisbane, was on her way to Canada via the United States to look after foreigners’ homes and feed their pets while they were on vacation – in … Read more

US inflation slips from 40-year peak but remains high 8.5%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gasoline, plane tickets and clothing brought some relief to Americans last month, though headline inflation is still near its highest level in four decades.. Consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July from a year earlier, the government said on Wednesday, compared with a 9.1% year-on-year increase in June. On a … Read more

Native Americans urge boycott of ‘tone deaf’ Pilgrim museum

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring colonial re-enactors depicting life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Members of the state’s Wampanoag community and their supporters say the Plimoth Patuxet Museums have failed to … Read more

Lawyer: Giuliani won’t testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled on Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others unlawfully attempted to interfere in Georgia’s 2020 general election, his lawyer said. Last month, a judge ordered Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer and former New York mayor, to appear before … Read more

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Native American voices and art are the focus of a new traveling exhibit of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions recover from increasingly to tribal communities for exhibits of ancestral art and artifacts. In all, 60 Native American artists, museum professionals, … Read more