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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin. The study released today by NASA and the University of California, Irvine says the Colorado Basin has lost enough water since 2004 to supply more than 50 million households for a year. It says more than 75 percent of that loss is groundwater.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A UNLV regent and stadium board member is suggesting a sales tax increase to finance construction of a new stadium for the school. James Dean Leavitt says the university, the resort industry and all of Clark County would reap the benefits of a stadium. Opponents at a stadium board meeting said raising the sales tax would disproportionately hurt people on fixed incomes.

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) - A highway worker from Sparks was killed on a construction project in eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say 64-year-old Glen McCoy was killed on Interstate 84 near Boardman when he was run over by a pickup truck driven by another construction worker. He was the second highway construction worker killed in an accident in Oregon this week.

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A northern Nevada psychic has been arrested on fraud charges after sheriff's deputies say she tried to dupe unsuspecting customers. Helen Welch of Minden was arrested yesterday. Deputies began an undercover investigation after customers complained about the "Little Psychic Shop" she operates on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden.

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