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  • Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

    Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project
    INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • College Board offers a few glimpses into its redesigned SAT

    The College Board on Wednesday released sample questions and other materials for a redesigned SAT, promising a test that is grounded in students' real-world experiences and more focused on knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers....
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'

    Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'
    BOSTON--It seems, at times, that nearly everyone in Boston knew someone who ran in last year's Boston Marathon, who watched it, or who responded to the bombs that went off at the finish line on Boylston Street. Many of those Bostonians returned to the...
  • Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise

    Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise
    BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn't even know. A year after two bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others on the...
  • Deadly bus crash: Coroner to formally notify victims' families

    Deadly bus crash: Coroner to formally notify victims' families
    The Glenn County coroner has completed autopsies on the victims of the fiery crash of a FedEx truck and charter bus and will begin notifying families Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Warren said most families will learn...
  • Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil

    Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil
    Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his...
  • Boston Marathon bombings: 'We endure,' Joe Biden says at memorial

    Boston Marathon bombings:  'We endure,' Joe Biden says at memorial
    BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never...
  • MTV Movie Awards: 'Robbed' Ice Cube clarifies Paul Walker comments

    MTV Movie Awards: 'Robbed' Ice Cube clarifies Paul Walker comments
    Ice Cube wants the world to know he's not a sore loser. After coming under fire for complaining that he and "Ride Along" costar Kevin Hart were "robbed" at the MTV Movie Awards, losing best onscreen duo to the late Paul Walker and his "Fast & Furious 6"...
  • Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake

    Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake
    When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15. "I never felt...