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Baseball: Eagle Rock, Franklin reach City Section Division II championship game

It will be an all-Northern League baseball final on Saturday at Dodger Stadium in the City Section Division II championship game at 10 a.m. On Thursday in the semifinals at USC, Eagle Rock defeated Chavez, 3-1. Jacob Alvarez threw a one-hitter. In the other semifinal, Franklin fell behind, 5-0,...

Julio Urias, 19, will make his Dodgers debut Friday and it could be the start of something really big

When Julio Urias makes his major league debut Friday, the left-hander will be auditioning for more than a permanent place on the Dodgers' roster. Urias might not know it, but he will be on trial for a far more significant role. He has a chance to be Los Angeles’ next superstar. The elements are...

Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters.

Baseball: Thursday's Southern Section playoff score

BASEBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 5 Quarterfinal, Thursday Woodcrest Christian 7, Santa Ynez 4 (11)

G7 aims for entry into effect of Paris accord by year-end

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Friday that they will aim for the Paris climate agreement to go into effect by the end of the year, a Japanese senior government spokesman said.

Before the Grim Sleeper serial killings in South L.A., a gang rape in Germany

The 17-year-old girl was standing alone at a station in Germany awaiting her train ride home when a car pulled up alongside her. One of three men in the vehicle asked the teenager a question before forcing her into the car, holding a blade firmly against her throat. “Kill you,” she recalled the...

1.2 million college students drink alcohol on a typical day, and more than 703,000 use weed

There’s a lot more going on at colleges these days than just studying. On any given day, 1.2 million full-time students are drinking alcohol and more than 703,000 are using marijuana, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ...

World Summit Advances Humanitarian Goals

National governments gathered in Istanbul this week to work on the first World Humanitarian Summit, an outgrowth of last year’s international climate change conference and the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals. Over 60 leaders came together, including 50 heads of state and government to rework and codify international humanitarian operations. Show More Summary

Braves' Hector Olivera suspended 82 games

The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges.  The suspension, announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred, is without pay and covers 82 games, retroactive to April 30. ...

A pain-in-the-neck change from organizers of the 'Oldchella' concert

It's easy to snicker about the geriatric nature of a music festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters. But the October summit of rock royalty in the Southern California desert is a serious business for concertgoers, who are paying big...

Trump clinches GOP nomination and vows to back out of global warming pact

Hours after effectively clinching the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump vowed Thursday to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris agreement among 195 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to stop global warming. Trump, who has often dismissed the science...

Golf: Charlie Reiter of Palm Desert wins CIF/SCGA Southern California Regional

Sophomore Charlie Reiter of Palm Desert shot a five-under par 67 to score a one-stroke victory in the CIF/SCGA Southern California Regional Golf Championship on Thursday at Brookside Golf Course. Matthew Wolff of Westlake and Jericho Betts of Long Beach Poly tied for second with 68s. Westlake,...

New York Bill Introduced To Eliminate Greenhouse Gases By 2050

As reported by UtilityDIVE, a dozen New York lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at codifying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s climate change goals, including a 100% reduction in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050....Show More Summary

Big Oil is all over the place on climate change

Major oil companies are anything but consistent on the biggest challenge of our time.

His past, present and future flashed through his mind on the day of his West Point graduation

The tears streamed down Alix Idrache's face. In the photograph, the streaks reach almost to the high collar of his gray dress uniform. The moment, captured by a military photographer Saturday during commencement exercises at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., marked the culmination...

Portland police chief put on leave after allegedly shooting friend during hunting trip

As far as camping trips go, the Oregon police chief's squirrel-hunting excursion in April ended poorly. The Portland police chief's hunting partner ended up getting shot in the back, and Larry O'Dea -- glassy-eyed and shaking, investigators said -- found himself trying to explain to authorities...

Tornado warning prompts evacuation of Kansas City airport

(Reuters) - The Kansas City International Airport was evacuated briefly on Thursday over a tornado warning, airport officials said, a day after tornadoes destroyed or damaged nearly 30 homes in neighboring Kansas.

Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood’s

A joint report released by Unesco, the United Nations Environment Program and the Union of Concerned Scientists detailed the threat climate change could pose to World Heritage sites on five continents.

California regulators approve battery storage to help avoid summer blackouts

State regulators have approved the purchase of battery storage for electricity to support Southern California's energy supply, which faces potential shortages because of the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. The California Public Utilities Commission wants Southern California...

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