Federal agents were seeking a warrant Sunday to search the Utah home of Roger Von Bergendorff, who was hospitalized in critical condition several days earlier when deadly ricin was found in his Las Vegas motel room. Officials said there was no apparent link to terrorist activity and no spread of the deadly substance.
The Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies will begin implementing a water-sharing plan among Alabama, Florida, and Georgia after White House efforts to coax the states to hammer out their own comprehensive strategy failed, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Saturday. A long feud over water rights has been exacerbated by drought conditions.
Navy training exercises that begin off southern California this month must abide by limits on sonar training within 12 nautical miles of the coast because of potential harm to marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled late last week.