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Cuba’s communist leadership was quick to send condolences to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and to reiterate to Washington that it “rejects and condemns unequivocally all acts of terrorism.” Once a key supplier of arms and...
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court unanimously backed the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate a controversial form of coal mining called mountaintop removal, overturning a lower court decision that barred the agency from...
Meet Cyro, the latest robotic jellyfish to emerge from the engineering labs at Virginia Tech. Cyro measures 5 feet, 7 inches across and weighs in at 170 pounds. Its design was based on the real-life species Cyanea capillata, one of the largest jellyfish...
L.A. NOWFaced by widespread public opposition, L.A. County supervisors on Tuesday sent a proposed parcel fee to combat storm water pollution back to the drawing board....
Oil spilled into the Mississippi River after two oil barges hit a bridge near Vicksburg, Miss., early Sunday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The barges, laden with crude oil, were being pulled by the tow boat Nature's Way Endeavor when they...
L.A. NOWAfter a five-hour hearing where nearly 200 people spoke on a proposed parcel fee that would go to clean up storm water pollution in the county's water bodies, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors deferred a vote to place the fee on the ballot....
Ferrying a load of soybeans from Seattle to China in 2004, the engine of Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu lost power and the vessel broke in half on rocks off Unalaska Island in the middle of the Alaskan archipelago. A ferocious Bering Sea storm...
Animal shelters: A column in the Jan. 5 Section A about the euthanizing of impounded animals said that 50,000 animals are euthanized yearly in Los Angeles city animal shelters. The correct figure is 20,000 euthanized; 50,000 is the number of animals...
World NowGreenpeace activists scaled a frigid Russian oil platform on Friday to draw attention to the possible dangers of drilling in the Arctic, warning a spill could sully nature reserves long before crews are able to clean it up....
World NowGlobal Focus: Fracking the World -- In less than a generation, the United States has soared to world leadership in extracting natural gas from shale formations by hydraulic fracturing. But as the world debates whether “fracking” is an economic...
The explosions came one after another, jolting a South Los Angeles neighborhood. "It felt like an earthquake, and then it was just raining fire," recalled Richard Gomez, who watched a metal recycling facility on Slauson Avenue erupt in flames one day...
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