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John Oliver teases return with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' audition

John Oliver is not happy about Jamie Dornan's casting as Christian Grey in the upcoming movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," but rather than wait until his HBO show, "Last Week Tonight," returns Feb. 8, Oliver released another YouTube exclusive.

NextEra – HECO Deal Likely Linked With Hawaiian Utility’s About-Face On Rooftop Solar

In December, NextEra Energy, a utility holding company based in Juno Beach, FL, agreed to buy all three of Hawaii’s electric utilities for about $6 billion. The return (or lack thereof) on this $6 billion investment will likely depend on future deployment trends of distributed generation in Hawaii. NextEra Energy Hawaii, a subsidiary of NextEra’s […]

Super Bowl To Kick Off Food Waste Recycling Efforts In Phoenix

Phoenix will use this weekend's Super Bowl as a high-profile venue to kick off municipal efforts at food waste recycling and composting The post Super Bowl To Kick Off Food Waste Recycling Efforts In Phoenix appeared first on Sustainablog.

Russia denounces charges against alleged spies in New York ring

Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday denounced U.S. charges against three Russian men accused of involvement in a New York City spy ring, citing a lack of evidence.

Sales of new homes spike in December

Sales of newly built homes hit their fastest pace in 6 1/2 years in December, another sign that the housing market may pick up speed in 2015.

'Sleepy Hollow' recap: X marks the spot in 'Kali Yuga'

Let’s cut right to the chase of this week’s episode of the supernatural, sci-fi buddy cop drama “Sleepy Hollow.” Wait for it you did, hormone-charged fans of Nick Hawley, and in the hour dubbed “Kali Yuga” you got what you so desperately wanted: a...

4-year-old Fresno girl found dead, stuck in window security bars

Two days after 4-year-old Estefania was found not breathing, her head trapped in the security bars of a window at her home, Fresno County authorities are hoping an autopsy will shed light on her death.

Obama's Trip to India Shortened His Life by 6 Hours

Over the weekend President Barack Obama was in India for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on nuclear power, trade, climate change, and other topics. The climate piece was, if not necessarily a letdown, certainly less exciting than Obama's wide-reaching deal with China in November. Show More Summary

Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Faculties

I am thrilled to share the news that  Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and  UCLA School of Law.  Jim is  currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law School and Nicholas Institute Professor at Duke’s School of the Environment  but is moving  this summer to become […]

USAID formally suspends contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development has formally suspended the work of one of its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan following accusations of mismanagement.

We can’t have resilience without justice

When trust is missing, communities don't come together in times of crisis. We need to build trust to be resilient to the shocks of the future.

Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track

The 351-mile rail corridor that runs along the coast between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo is the second-busiest intercity route in the nation.

Floridians for Solar Choice Ballot Effort Launched by Tea Partiers, Conservative, & Liberals

A recent Floridians For Solar Choice news release relates a breakthrough for Florida and hopefully a bright note for diversity in a backwards state. A broad coalition of Floridians have put forward a ballot initiative for more renewable energy in the state, via policies allowing more renewable energy business models. Show More Summary

Jamal Crawford keeps home fires burning as Clippers head out on road

The Clippers had to grind through Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets, grind through their own sluggish play for a majority of the night.

Ramones Guitar Sells For $71,000 at Auction

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Batkid Returns

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Begins Shooting

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Best part of All-Star game for Ducks' Frederick Andersen was invitation

VANCOUVER, Canada — Playing in the NHL All-Star game is something to value but, considering how unfriendly the 17-12 game was to goaltenders, perhaps just the invite was best for Frederik Andersen.

Harris shadow-boxing Villaraigosa in Senate race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not yet a candidate for U.S. Senate, and he might still skip the race altogether.

Greece's revolt against austerity

Greek voters collectively shouted “We're mad as hell!” last weekend, sweeping into power a radical left-wing party that campaigned against austerity. The election didn't improve the country's fiscal health; the government is so deep in debt, it could very well default if...

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