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  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • 'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age

    'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age
    Early in his new history of humanity's embrace of nuclear energy and radiation, Craig Nelson writes about the impoverished 19-year-old Manya Sklowdowska and her lover, Casimir Zorawski, the eldest child in a wealthy Polish farming family for whom she...
  • What happened at a Berkeley hotel after a toxic chemical suicide

    What happened at a Berkeley hotel after a toxic chemical suicide
    BERKELEY – Something was definitely amiss when I returned to my hotel Tuesday afternoon after an interview on the UC Berkeley campus. At least three big firetrucks were blocking the street in front of the Berkeley City Club, a historic women&...
  • Shares of Occidental Petroleum drop after city of Carson bans drilling

    Shares of Occidental Petroleum drop after city of Carson bans drilling
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. shares dropped for two straight days after the city of Carson imposed a moratorium on all new drilling. The drilling ban, which was unanimously passed by the Carson City Council on Tuesday, disrupts plans by the oil and gas...
  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university. The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
  • Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking

    Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking
    An oil and gas industry association blasted a push by several members of the Los Angeles City Council to investigate whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil well stimulation played any role in the earthquake that rattled Los Angeles on Monday,...
  • Congress full of ideas for handling Russia, but little agreement

    Congress full of ideas for handling Russia, but little agreement
    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are hammering President Obama for a stronger U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, but Congress has so far been unable to provide a unified course of action amid its own partisan divisions in an election year. Various...
  • Ohio earthquakes rattle up concerns about fracking

    Ohio earthquakes rattle up concerns about fracking
    A fracking operation at the eastern border of Ohio remained closed Wednesday, two days after a string of earthquakes stirred some people from their sleep and prompted state regulators to investigate whether the shale-drilling may have been a cause....
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot

    World's most expensive cities: Singapore grabs No. 1 spot
    Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world. Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
  • Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says

    Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says
    U.S. commercial nuclear power plants had 10 serious incidents in 2013 that could have resulted in damage to nuclear reactors, but the industry's overall safety record improved, the Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday. The Washington-based watchdog...