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Sex offenses on college campuses on the rise ... Grasping the seriousness of the drought ... Driverless big rig



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sex offenses on college campuses have nearly doubled over a five-year period. Education Department officials say they believe the increase is the result of federal enforcement efforts and growing public attention to the issues of campus sexual assault. A letter the department sent to California Sen. Barbara Boxer says in 2009, there were 3,357 sex offense cases reported to the department in annual crime statistics reports. In 2013 there were 6,073.

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have been tracking the Twitter account linked to one of the two men killed after opening fire Sunday in Texas. They say 20 minutes before the attack outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, Elton Simpson tweeted, "May Allah accept us as mujahideen." Also, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on April 20 issued a joint intelligence bulletin to local law enforcement warning that the Garland, Texas event was a possible target for a terrorist attack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators are hoping that people in the state will now grasp the seriousness of the drought. The State Water Resources Control Board has approved rules that force cities to limit watering on public property, encourage homeowners to let their lawns die and impose mandatory water-savings targets for the local agencies and cities that supply water to California customers. It's not clear what the punishment will be for not meeting conservation targets.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study says major technology companies are far more likely to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives. The analysis released today by the group Ascend, uncovers a glaring imbalance between the number of Asian technology workers in non-management jobs and the number in leadership positions in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley companies didn't directly respond to Ascend's report, but say they are trying to diversify.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A big rig without a driver? Daimler officials have rolled out their truck of the future — a driverless big rig they're comparing to man's first steps on the moon. The company's Freightliner of the future was revealed at a news conference Tuesday in Las Vegas. Nevada allows driverless vehicle testing on public roads as long as a driver is present. Company officials say it could be years before a fully self-driving truck would be used on roadways.

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