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Prosecutors to seek death penalty for parents accused of torturing, killing son

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office will seek the death penalty against two parents accused of torturing their 8-year-old son to death, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

A dire threat to public employees from the Supreme Court

To all those who detected a shift toward progressive thinking in the Supreme Court's rulings last week protecting the Affordable Care Act and legalizing gay marriage: You should stop celebrating now.

Lego wants to remake its famous bricks with sustainable plastic

The toy company wants to lighten its carbon footprint by making those stray Legos more eco-friendly. Our actual feet, however, will never be safe.

Shyp to reclassify its couriers as employees

On-demand postal service Shyp announced Wednesday it will reclassify its couriers - all of whom are independent contractors - as employees, pulling itself out of the worker classification gray area in which companies like Uber and Lyft find themselves.

Why do developers pick iOS first over Android?

There are many reasons developers choose to develop iOS apps first and Android apps second. Mobile iOS Android mobile development

'Rick and Morty' season 2 trailer is the dark and dirty 'Back to the Future' we need

"Whatever you're asking me, the answer is I'm amazing," says Rick to his grandchildren in the newly released trailer for the second season of "Rick and Morty." 

Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law

Jim Carrey has come out swinging against Gov. Jerry Brown for signing one of the nation's toughest vaccination laws this week, barring religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren.

How to find, drink and savor: L.A.'s best craft beer

Craft brewing culture has finally taken hold in the Southland. This guide to craft breweries in the Los Angeles area can help you discover your next favorite beer, whether it's poured at the taproom of a production brewery or served alongside a burger at a local brewpub.

Obama administration hinders Washington's efforts to attract Redskins

The Washington Redskins' efforts to return to the nation's capital appeared to have been hindered by the Obama administration.

Tsipras says Greece ready to accept creditors' terms with new bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras backtracked Wednesday on his refusal to accept Eurozone creditors' demands for deeper spending cuts in exchange for more loans to keep the economy afloat, telling the international lenders in a letter that the austerity measures were acceptable if part of a two-year...

'Creed' trailer: Michael B. Jordan has Rocky in his corner

Michael B. Jordan steps into the ring and takes over as the new face of the "Rocky" franchise in the first trailer for "Creed," the next-generation boxing drama focusing on the son of Rocky Balboa's greatest rival.

Girl Scouts Meet With Pope Francis

Originally published on On the day of the Epiphany in 1965, twenty-one Girl Guide associations established the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (ICCG). It was a time of radical change around the world — from...Show More Summary

Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind into hydrogen

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.

Field fires hamper French grain harvest as heatwave builds

PARIS (Reuters) - Fires linked to hot, dry weather are disrupting the early stages of this year's grain harvest in France, the European Union's top producer, destroying hundreds of hectares and triggering fire prevention measures in some areas.

Boutique cocktail shop to open in Grand Central Market

If you like drinking at Bestia, the insanely popular downtown restaurant, you may want to start shopping at Grand Central Market. That's not as tangential as it seems, or won't be come this fall when Bestia bar program director Nicholas Krok and bar manager Ryan Duffy open a boutique cocktail,...

Ex-Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin signs with Colorado Avalanche

Francois Beauchemin landed the three-year contract he believed he'd get in free agency Wednesday as the former Ducks defenseman reportedly has signed with the Colorado Avalanche.

Suez eyes China waste, Asia expansion with Chonqqing deal

PARIS (Reuters) - French environmental services company Suez said on Wednesday it aims to enlarge its Chinese water and waste business and is looking for opportunities outside China through a new partnership with the city of Chongqi...

Texas residents demand LGBT children's books be banned from public library

Two LGBT-themed children's books have come under fire at a Granbury, Texas, public library. Dozens of community members have demanded that "My Princess Boy" and "This Day in June" be either banned from the Hood County Library or moved out of the children's section, WFAA-TV reports.

Officials investigate another fire at a Southern black church

Authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday that they were investigating a devastating fire at a black church that was the target of a Ku Klux Klan attack 20 years ago.

Sri Lanka's ex-strongman leader announces he'll run for parliament

Less than six months after being voted out of office, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that he intends to run in parliamentary elections in August.

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