California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, gardeners remove grass plants trimmed ahead of planned watering reductions at the Greystone Mansion and Park in Beverly Hills, Calif. Members of the state Water Resources Control Board are scheduled to&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, professional spa remover Juan Alexander empties a spa for permanent removal at a residence in which the owner considered it "a waste of water," in Garden Grove, Calif. Members of the&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, a cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the low level L.A. River in Los Angeles. The US Army Corps of Engineers had installed about three miles of&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, from left, accompanied by Grant Davis, director of the department, and Michelle Mead, a meteorologist&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, water runs off from a sprinkler in Mount Olympus, a neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. Members of the state Water Resources Control Board are scheduled to decide&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, morning traffic makes its way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. California water managers will vote on Feb. 20, 2018, whether&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
In this May 6, 2015, file photo, local resident Martha Mattison, left, helps out her son, Jacob with his dog walking business, as they walk past recently installed synthetic grass, seen at right, in Garden Grove, Calif. California water officials&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
FILE - This Sept. 3, 2015, file photo shows a dried-out lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, with a sign explaining that irrigation has been shut off due to the ongoing drought. California water managers will vote Tuesday, Feb. 20,&

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — That sign in hotel rooms asking guests if they really need their towels and sheets washed each day would become the rule in California, enforced with a $500 fine, if water officials vote to make a&

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return
In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Amer Othman, 57, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan. Othman's life turned upside down in an instant: The Ohio entrepreneur who came to the United States 38 years&