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With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

Narendra Modi Could Make or Break Obama’s Climate Legacy

Despite efforts by President Obama to win the Indian prime minister’s cooperation on reducing harmful emissions, India’s negotiators have so far staked out an uncompromising position.

California's top oil regulator quits after 17 months on the job

California's top oil regulator announced his resignation Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch. Steve Bohlen, the state's oil and gas chief,...

Soft drink tax war to bubble up in cities across the U.S.

Soda taxes are finally gaining traction. Next year, they might appear at the polling booth in a city near you.

Climate Talks Begin in Paris

World leaders met in Paris to discuss plans to combat global climate change. Meanwhile, air pollution levels in Beijing and New Delhi were much higher than acceptable.

Tech billionaires follow the climate-change money

One of the frequent complaints from Republicans about U.S. energy policy is that it's more about subsidies than markets. In its zeal to promote renewable energy sources, these critics say, the Obama administration has poured money into rebates and credits for solar and wind power, among other clean...

Tracking Views and News Out of the Paris Climate Change Talks

A resource guide for those tracking negotiations toward a new climate change agreement in Paris

Take a Number: 3.2 Millimeters: A Troubling Rise in Sea Level

Since 1993, the average rate of increase in sea level has nearly doubled. By 2081, yearly increases are likely to be as high as 16 millimeters a year.

Rousseff at Climate Talks

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil said that any agreements on climate change should be “universal and ambitious.”

U.S. warns of 'imminent attack' in Afghan capital

The U.S. Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy's website Monday urges U.S. citizens to exercise "extreme caution" if moving around in Kabul during the next 48 hours. The statement says the embassy has no further information...

USC Coach Clay Helton apologizes for 'not being glitzy'

Acknowledging that he was not a glitzy candidate, Clay Helton was formally introduced as USC’s permanent head coach on Monday during a news conference at the McKay Center. “I totally understand the high bar of excellence and expectations that come with the job,” said Helton, who has guided the...

Bill Plaschke: USC got it right with hiring of Clay Helton

He is the not the famous choice. He is not the flashy choice. Popularity polls wouldn’t pick him. Hollywood wouldn’t take him. The new face of arguably the nation’s most glamorous college football program is only recognizable when his face is shrouded in a baseball cap. But he pulls that cap low,...

'Supergirl' gets full-season order from CBS

Some super news for "Supergirl." CBS has announced it has ordered seven more episodes of "Supergirl," meaning the freshman comic book series is getting a full-season order of 20 episodes.  "Supergirl" is the story of Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist. Born Kara Zor-El, she was sent from Krypton...

'Once Upon a Time' recap: Captain Hook enters a dark place in 'Broken Heart'

Memories being returned and love being rekindled (or not) were the draw for Oncers in the "Broken Heart" episode of "Once Upon a Time," but it may not have brought clarity and it definitely opened up cans of worms for the rest of the season. As we begin, Dark Emma Swan still can't move. Squid ink,...

World Cup champions Carli Lloyd and Jill Ellis among finalists for FIFA honors

Carli Lloyd, whose hat trick in the final against Japan gave the U.S. its first Women's World Cup title in 16 years, is one of three finalists for player of the year award, FIFA announced Monday. Jill Ellis, who coached the U.S. team to the title, is a finalist for FIFA's women's coach of the year....

Israeli court convicts two teens in grisly 2014 killing of Palestinian

A Jerusalem court on Monday found two Jewish teenagers guilty of murder and delayed its decision on a third defendant in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager. Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted in the early hours of July 2, 2014, while heading to the mosque for morning prayers in Shuafat,...

Want to Know What’s Happening in Paris This Week? Watch This

Just a few weeks after a national poll found that most Americans want the United States to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint, the White House announced billions of dollars in new funding for clean energy innovations. Is solar paint...Show More Summary

Modi and Obama at Climate Talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India discussed climate initiatives with President Obama during a conference in Paris.

Putin Speaks at Climate Conference

Speaking at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called for a legally binding agreement to tackle global warming.

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