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Maine land donated by Burt's Bees founder is new national monument

President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The announcement of the Katahdin Woods...

Jimmy Feigen admits to 'omissions' in his initial statement to Rio police after Ryan Lochte incident

Jimmy Feigen signed a statement for Rio police in which he omitted key facts about an early morning incident at a gas station involving U.S. swimming teammate Ryan Lochte and two others during the Olympics earlier this month. “I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan...

'The Commitments' turns 25: How it became Alan Parker's most enjoyable film to make

In summer 1991, a small movie about a group of young Dubliners who form a band to play American soul music opened with little fanfare. “The Commitments,” directed by Alan Parker and based on the novel by Roddy Doyle, braved the likes of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final...

'Start-up institute' next to UC Berkeley hopes to land students' and professors' ideas early

Most Bay Area venture capital firms keep an eye on local colleges so they can fund campus start-ups before they take off. The House, a new “start-up institute,” wants to get in even earlier. Cal alumni Cameron Baradar and Jeremy Fiance set up shop this week in a 7,000-square-foot space across...

As John McCain fights for reelection, the Trump problem cuts two ways - both against him

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump says 'there could certainly be a softening' on deportations Aug. 24, 2016, 4:53 a.m. Donald Trump heads to Tampa, Fla., Wednesday as questions linger about where he stands on deporting 11 million illegal immigrants - he said he may soften his approach, but his...

LAPD to create program to reach out to families of people killed by police

The Los Angeles Police Department will create a novel program to reach out to the families of people killed during encounters with officers and help them navigate the often-complicated aftermath of such incidents, officials announced Tuesday. Details about the so-called Family Liaison Program are...

California's students beat the national average on the ACT, but huge gaps remain

California’s graduating class of 2016 outperformed peers on the ACT college-entrance test nationally across all four subject areas, according to a report released by the test company Wednesday. Nationwide, students had an average overall score of 20.8 out of 36 on the test of English, math, reading...

California's climate change law clears a big hurdle after lobbyists crank up pressure

A controversial measure to extend California’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was approved by the Assembly on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle in a battle at the Capitol over the future of the state’s environmental programs. White House officials and Gov. Jerry Brown cranked up the...

Pair sought in kidnapping of dead woman's 3 young children

Authorities in Los Angeles County were searching Tuesday for two people suspected of kidnapping the three young children of a woman found dead last week on the side of the road in Gorman. Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were last seen with the three children, who are all younger...

UCLA doesn't expect too much of a surprise from the Aggies' offense

UCLA spent part of practice Tuesday teaching its freshmen on the scout team how to mimic the style of play the Bruins expect from Texas A&M during their season opener Sept. 3. What the Aggies unveil on offense probably won’t be much of a surprise. Noel Mazzone, Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator,...

Notre Dame's Devin Butler charged after allegedly tackling and punching police officer

A Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him in the side and stomach during an altercation outside a bar near campus was charged Tuesday with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.  Devin Butler was arrested Saturday...

Legislature names part of Interstate 210 for baseball legend Jackie Robinson

Essential Politics: Live updates as Assembly agrees to extend climate change law, but cap and trade auction fizzles Aug. 23, 2016, 3:40 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories that we're following: Lawmakers...

Hearst Castle remains closed as Chimney fire vexes firefighters in San Luis Obispo County

California wildfire updates: Blue Cut fire 100% contained; Chimney fire still raging Aug. 23, 2016, 1:05 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and disrupted activities at Hearst Castle. Here are some of the fires now burning in California...

Even more Ludicrous: Elon Musk says Tesla is the world's fastest production car

Elon Musk held a news conference Tuesday to announce the company had shaved a few tenths of a second off its fastest car. A Tesla Model S P100D equipped with “Ludicrous” mode will now go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. The current model makes that jump in 2.8 seconds.  The car costs...

Raymond Scott has everything it takes to be a top linebacker

“You just have to be savage to play linebacker.” So says a smiling Raymond Scott, a 16-year-old junior at Harbor City Narbonne. “You just have to be a beast.” At 6-2, 220 pounds, with a steely stare and quick feet, Scott is very good at anticipating where the football is headed. It’s called being...

Up next for Galaxy: Wednesday at Chicago

GALAXY TONIGHT AT CHICAGO FIRE When: 5:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday On the air: TWCSN, TWCD Records: Galaxy 9-4-11, Fire 5-11-7 Record vs. Fire (2016): 0-0 Update: The Galaxy is coming off a 1-0 loss at New York City FC last Saturday, which ended a nine-game unbeaten streak in MLS contests. The Galaxy...

Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator was expected to appear before a judge Tuesday. Angela Blackwell was expected to have a bond hearing at 2 p.m. at the Chester County jail, according to Sheriff's Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse. Blackwell,...

Studio veteran Chris McGurk seeks $7.95 million for modern Malibu home

Studio veteran Chris McGurk is ready to make another change to his home lineup. The chief executive of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., who quietly sold his Beverly Hills estate for $16 million earlier this year, has put his Malibu home back on the market for $7.95 million. Sitting on 65 feet of...

Banc of California announces naming rights deal for new L.A. soccer stadium

The soccer stadium set to replace Exposition Park's Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena now has a name: Banc of California Stadium The ownership group of Los Angeles Football Club, which is building the new stadium, this morning announced a naming-rights deal with the Irvine bank, a fast-growing...

Hillary Clinton to highlight Donald Trump ties to conservative extremists in Nevada speech

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump's campaign manager says he's not budging on immigration plan Aug. 23, 2016, 7:44 a.m. Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump is staying true to his plans to deport approximately 11 million people.Donald Trump's campaign manager: He's staying firm on immigrationPresident...

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