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Jimmy Fallon and puppy pals predict Super Bowl 50 winner on 'The Tonight Show'

It's Super Bowl Friday, the most glorious imaginary holiday of them all, so why not sit back, relax, and enjoy a clip of nine unruly puppies predicting the outcome of the Super Bowl? Ever since Jimmy Fallon took over "The Tonight Show" two years ago, he has introduced any number of recurring sketches,...

The Looming Electricity Storage Threat Our Utilities Face

Originally published on CleanTechnica Once upon a time, utilities were the keepers of the nation’s electricity storage and distribution infrastructure, or grid, as it were. Using plentiful coal, hydropower, and even natural gas, the job of keeping the lights lit has long represented a modern-day miracle. Show More Summary

It happened to me: The NFL built a “Super Bowl City” in my city

In honor of the big game, downtown San Francisco has turned into an immaculate temple of beer cans.

Conservationists hope Year of Monkey brings species luck

Conservationists, including renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, are hoping the Year of the Monkey will shine a light on the threats the species are facing worldwide, namely in Asia.

Overrated/Underrated: Seth Meyers is taking over late night, and it still feels too soon to revisit O.J. Simpson trial

There’s a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what’s up and what’s down in music, movies, television and just about anything else out there that’s worth considering. UNDERRATED Seth Meyers With Trevor Noah still trying to balance...

The 50 greatest Super Bowl moments of all time, Nos. 10-1

We continue out countdown of the greatest moments in Super Bowl history with Nos. 10-1.You can see Nos. 50-41 here.You can see Nos. 40-31 here.You can see Nos. 30-21 here.You can see Nos 20-11 here. No. 10: Jack Youngblood plays Super Bowl on broken leg, Super Bowl XIVJack Youngblood was already...

Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG said on Friday it will fight a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request to pull one of its insecticides from the marketplace amid concerns that it could harm organisms in streams and ponds.

Judge is censured for failing to share military benefits with his ex-wife

Even a judge can’t get away with keeping community property from an ex-wife. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John A. Trice received a public censure Thursday for failing to share his military benefits with his former wife as stipulated in their 1990 divorce agreement, the California Commission...

U.S. economy adds just 151,000 jobs in January

Job growth in the U.S. slowed sharply last month, the latest in recent signs of economic weakening amid turbulent global financial markets, lower corporate profits and a contracting manufacturing sector at home. The government said Friday that employers added 151,000 jobs in January, down from...

American Cinematheque celebrates Oscars real and imagined

The American Cinematheque's "A Tribute to the Oscars" this month at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica isn't a commemoration of the Academy Awards but a celebration of famous characters — real and fictional — named Oscar. On Thursday, the Aero pays homage to writer Oscar Wilde with MGM's 1945 adaptation...

Despite concerns, Fountain Valley agrees to host the OC Tet Festival

Fountain Valley will host the OC Tet Festival, a cultural fixture that has been held in Little Saigon for about three decades, the city announced this week. Officials had been concerned about an initial estimate that up to 100,000 people were expected to attend the festival Feb. 12 to 14 at Mile...

WARNING: Having your home team in the Super Bowl may be hazardous to your health

Sorry, football fans, but having your hometown team make it to the Super Bowl might not be such a good thing after all. In fact, it might make you sick. A new study in the American Journal of Health Economics finds that the number of people older than 65 who die from influenza (also known as the...

Super Bowl 2016 commercial challenge: Amy Schumer vs. Helen Mirren, Doritos vs. Mountain Dew

For all the Internet's flaws, it's still an invaluable resource for people who just can't wait to watch the newest Super Bowl ads. In less sophisticated times, individuals would have to wait, like animals, until commercials aired on live television before experiencing the wonder that is multimillion-dollar...

Apocalyptic N.H. campaign rhetoric aimed at the angry and the aggrieved

The villages and towns of New Hampshire are as scenic as ever, the people as friendly as can be. The unemployment rate is 3.1%, about a third lower than the national rate. It seems an unlikely place for the apocalypse. Yet that – or something close to it -- is the threat that pours forth from Republican...

El Niño seems to have smashed 1997 record in past three months

A key index used to rank anomalies in sea surface temperatures suggests the El Niño we are now experiencing is truly a record-breaker

Today: Battle of New Hampshire. Super Ads.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Tough Immigration Talk in … New Hampshire? New Hampshire shares a border with Canada stretching about 58 miles, but it's the border a couple of thousand miles away that is consuming...

Japanese volcano erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffected

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected.

The Multi-Ethnic Coalition calls for diversity in Hollywood

A group of activists has called on the major Hollywood studios to do a better job of representing America's diversity. The Multi-Ethnic Coalition, which has previously pressured TV networks to boost their representation of minorities, on Thursday shifted its attention to the film studios. At a...

With embargo under the rug, Persian carpets can roll into U.S. again

The call came in to the rug store at 10:30 on Wednesday morning: After five days in U.S. customs, the first batch of carpets imported from Iran were ready for pickup. Years of waiting finally ended for Alex Helmi, owner of Damoka, a Persian rug store in Westwood. He quickly gathered his employees...

Clinton and Sanders vigorously spar in New Hampshire debate, a sign of things to come

Another night, another quarrel. Democrats may as well get used to it, as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wage an increasingly pitched fight for the party's presidential nomination. Clashing one-on-one for the first time, in a Thursday night debate a day after a New Hampshire town hall, the more...

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