| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday.
It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Air quality officials on Friday approved $600,000 for contractors to design and install gas fire rings on public beaches, taking a new step in the fight over hundreds of wood-burning fire pits on Los Angeles and Orange County coast.
The South Coast...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:38 PM
It's been 22 years since Ukrainians sent the Soviet Communist Party packing and resumed self rule after almost seven decades of Russian domination and enforced incorporation into the Soviet Union. So why are Ukrainian protesters targeting statues of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago.
But the night...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the debate over energy and climate change, the public continues to give support to both sides, according to a a new poll.
By more than a 2-1 margin, respondents in a new Pew Research Center poll said they favor building the Keystone...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Dan Utech, a long-time Washington insider, has been named as President Obama’s new advisor on energy and climate change, a White House official said.
Utech came to the Obama administration in 2010 and currently serves as the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Federal environmental officers were sickened by toxic vapors as they toured a south Los Angeles urban oil field whose emissions are blamed by neighbors for a variety of ailments, an EPA official said Friday.
Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Environmental...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:52 PM
WASHINGTON — Breaking a silence of more than three decades between the leaders of the United States and Iran, President Obama on Friday called President Hassan Rouhani to express confidence that the two can find a "comprehensive solution" to their...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Texas loves trucks. In other news, sky is blue, dog bites man, traffic on the 405.
But recently automakers are returning the love to the Lone Star State by using the annual Texas State Fair as a de facto truck show.
This past weekend, Ford, General...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, officials said Wednesday.
The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment...