Nightly Brief

     

     Top CNS stories for today including California water districts claiming the cost of a federal water grab came to $350 million; federal regulators saying they will move quickly to cut back on human exposure to five toxic industrial chemicals, federal protection announced for a splashy Kentucky fish known for its elaborate mating dance, and more.
     
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     1.) Cost of Federal Water Grab Came to $350M, California Districts Say
     The United States wrought “devastating consequences” upon farmers in California’s Central Valley when it took control of water meant for agriculture and residents and diverted it to other districts on the west side of the Central Valley, Fresno and 17 water districts claim in a $350 million federal lawsuit.
     
     2.) Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Found Dead
     The LAPD detective conducting a criminal investigation into sexual assault claims against basketball player Derrick Rose was found dead at her Whittier home Tuesday, the day before a federal judge declined to declare a mistrial in the sexual assault civil case against the player.
     
     3.) Al Gore Touts Clinton’s Green Creds in Miami
     Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the 2016 race for the White House on Tuesday, telling attendees of a Hillary Clinton rally in Miami that electing Donald Trump would lead to “climate catastrophe.”
     
     4.) Attorney Not at All Happy With FindLaw
     An Omaha attorney sued legal giant West Publishing Corp. and its internet site FindLaw, claiming he paid them $22,477 to maintain a website that was consistently offline, with missing content and numerous errors, which drove his internet presence lower rather than higher.
     
     5.) Politicians Drop Bitter Feud Over Donor Lists
     A federal judge balked at wading into politically choppy waters, as two candidates vying for the right to represent Silicon Valley in Congress dragged their acrimonious election fight into court.
     
     6.) Agency Targets Five Chemicals Under New Law
     The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will move quickly to cut back on exposure to five industrial chemicals that can be toxic to humans.
     
     7.) Splashy Kentucky Fish Declared ‘Threatened’
      A colorful Appalachian fish known for elaborate mating dances of splashing about in shallow water has been designated a “threatened” species.
     
     8.) Dad Barred From Talking Religion With Kids
     A Florida father must be restricted from expressing his religious beliefs to his children because his views are emotionally damaging to them, a state appeals court ruled.

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