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Was justice served in the case of amorous 'Django' actress Daniele Watts?

The case of Daniele Watts, the "Django Unchained" actress who claimed she was a victim of racism last summer after an encounter with the Los Angeles Police Department, has ended as ridiculously as it began.

Lakers sign Euroleague veteran guard Marcelo Huertas

The Lakers have signed Euroleague guard Marcelo Huertas to a one-year contract, The Times confirmed Monday afternoon.

Candice Accola of 'Vampire Diaries' is expecting first child with the Fray's Joe King

Candice Accola of "The Vampire Diaries" is expecting her first child with new hubby Joe King. The actress and the Fray rocker announced the news on Instagram on Monday, sharing a snapshot of her doodled-on baby bump and King's matching outfit. "Sometimes a Saturday is best spent painting t-shirts...

This steel industry battle shows why unions are necessary

As we approach Labor Day, the old question about what unions are good for is being played out in the steel industry, where Allegheny Technologies has locked out more than 2,000 workers in an effort to extract sizable concessions on health and retirement benefits from the United Steelworkers union. 

Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

Halle Berry, Catholic bishops voice support for California climate bills

California Democrats are calling on supporters in Hollywood and the Catholic Church as they push for climate change bills in the final two weeks of the legislative session.

Three powerful Pacific hurricanes churning at the same time make weather history

For a time over the weekend, three powerful Category 4 hurricanes churned in the central and eastern Pacific basins at the same time, an event that is believed a meteorological first in the ocean region and another sign that the forces of El Niño are stirring up weather anomalies - and the jitters...

Get your taxes done and get a fast-pass through airport security?

Travelers will be able to do something else when they get their taxes done at H&R Block: enroll in the TSA's fast-pass security screening program.

UCLA football: Ishmael Adams arrested for suspicion of robbery

Ishmael Adams, a starting defensive back for UCLA's football team, was arrested early Monday morning on  suspicion of robbery.

XTO Energy well in North Dakota suffers blowout, leaks 550 barrels

(Reuters) - A North Dakota oil well owned by Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy blew out on Saturday, leaking more than 550 barrels (23,100 gallons) of crude, some of which left the wellpad and seeped into surrounding grasses.

Here, China — let this algorithm tell you how to control your pollution

IBM is developing machine learning and AI tools for modeling Beijing’s air quality.

MTV VMAs show breaks Nielsen Twitter record

Though official Nielsen ratings have not been released yet, Sunday's Video Music Awards show on MTV has already set a social media record. 

Dot Earth Blog: Amid Attacks over Mountain Names and Arctic Oil Leases, Obama Seeks Alaska Survival Tips from Bear Grylls

On Alaska trip, Obama tries to focus the nation on climate – and seeks wilderness survival tips amid a flurry of partisan attacks.

Don't mess up Social Security

Volatility in the stock market over the last couple of weeks has caused enormous unease among investors big and small. Tens of millions of people with much of their retirement money in the market are worried about seeing a sudden plunge in prices. Many of these people will sell their stock to protect...

Former Virginia governor can stay out of jail pending appeal, Supreme Court says

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's bid to overturn his corruption conviction got a boost Friday from the Supreme Court, which granted his request to remain out of prison as his lawyers press an appeal. 

Wes Craven was a master of genre and reinvention

Fittingly for someone so closely associated with two enduring, ongoing movies series, Wes Craven had a knack for reinvention. Known primarily as a master of horror filmmaking, as director, writer and producer, he upended the genre more than once, rewriting rules he himself had had a hand in creating.

Comic exclusive: 'Little Robot' shows friendship between a girl and a junkyard robot

Ben Hatke's "Little Robot" follows the friendship that develops between a lost robot and a young girl who is handy with tools.

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