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Charles Manson musical opens in Hamburg, Germany

Musicals and murderers may not seem like a natural fit, but a number of them have managed to find their audiences. "Sweeney Todd" and "Assassins," both by Stephen Sondheim, are considered classics and are frequently revived. Last season on Broadway, "A Gentlemans's Guide to Love and Murder,"...

Why D.C. is doing food waste reclamation right

How D.C. Central Kitchen is building a better food system.

Cassini Observes Strange Feature In Hydrocarbon Seas On Saturn’s Moon Titan

A rather strange-looking “feature” was recently observed forming, and changing, in the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn’s moon Titan by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The interesting feature covers an area of over 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) in Ligeia Mare — one of the biggest seas on Titan. Show More Summary

Top Predators Of Ocean+Land 210 Million Years Ago Hunted Each Other, Tooth Buried On Fossil Bone Shows

The respective top predators of the land and ocean environments of 210 million year ago — phytosaurs and rauisuchids — apparently hunt and fought with each other, according to new research from the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech’s Department of Geosciences. Show More Summary

Home of the Day: A modern chateau in Laguna Hills

This modern spin on a French chateau rests behind an iron gate on nearly half an acre in Laguna Hills. Bright interiors offer subtle hints of Old World style with rich hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings and detailed stone fireplaces and mantels. Sequestered from the rest of the home, a...

Stocks slip in early trade; General Mills falls

Stocks are heading lower in early trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row.

Oyster prices could skyrocket if we dont change our shellfish ways

That's the bottom line according to a scientist at the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country.

An Expanding Menu for Locavores: Tilapia on Hudson

An innovative business brings new meaning to the idea of local food by raising tilapia, salmon and year-round greens in the Hudson Valley.

Did Federal Budget Cuts Make Ebola Worse?

On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States—the infected patient was a man who traveled from Liberia to visit family in Texas. It's the latest development in the ever-worsening outbreak of the virus, which so far has sickened more than 6,500 people and killed more than 3,000. Show More Summary

The dried-up Aral Sea is now a post-apocalyptic playground

Thanks to drought and Soviet-era waterworks, the Aral Sea is drying up to a crisp. But at least kids have cool shipwrecks to play on!

Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo

After squeaking into the runoff election for Los Angeles County sheriff, Paul Tanaka posted a message on his website.

Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013.

Colorado theater massacre trial can be televised, judge rules

The trial of the man accused of shooting and killing 12 people and injuring dozens more in a packed Colorado movie theater can be televised on a closed-circuit feed, a state judge ruled Tuesday.

L.A. councilman calls for hearings on effort to spread airport traffic

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin on Tuesday called for hearings to explore whether officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement to facilitate the growth of all the city's commercial airports, not just busy Los Angeles International.

Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday.

Father of Isla Vista gunman praises laws signed Tuesday

The father of the young man who killed six UC Santa Barbara students in May said that two bills signed by the governor Tuesday might have prevented the tragedy if they had been law.

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

California Becomes First State to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

California has become the first state in the nation to ban major retail stores from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to their customers.  The new legislation similarly prohibits stores from selling or distributing recycled paper bags unless the store makes such bags available for purchase for no less than 10 cents per bag. The new law, […]

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