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Amid dustup surrounding 49ers QB, #VeteransForKaepernick have his back

Colin Kaepernick's choice to remain seated during the national anthem as a protest against social injustice has been interpreted by many as being offensive to veterans and active service members. But a large number of those who have served our country have rallied behind the San Francisco 49ers...

Amtrak gets partial victory in U.S. appeal over Sandy insurance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amtrak secured a partial U.S. appellate court win on Wednesday in its efforts to recoup insurance coverage after the railroad service sustained more than $1 billion in losses during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Trump's Mexico visit stirs outrage: 'We don't want him'

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to travel to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, many Mexicans are reacting with outrage against both politicians. Their message is clear: Trump isn’t welcome here. “We don’t like him. We don’t...

The Downward Political Spiral of a Declining Industry

Tighter regulation contributes to an environmentally dirty industry’s economic decline, which reduces its political clout, which allows more regulation, further weakening the industry.  Coal is prime example. The coal industry’s economic plight is well-known. Show More Summary

Four athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

The IOC has stripped four more athletes — including three Russians — of medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after their doping samples were retested and came back positive. Six athletes were sanctioned Wednesday by the International Olympic Committee based on reanalysis of their samples with...

In the wake of allegations against Bill Cosby, California may end statute of limitations for prosecuting rape

Essential Politics: A flurry of final votes in the California Legislature on everything from drones to smoking ban on state beaches Aug. 31, 2016, 8 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Between now and Wednesday night, the big focus will...

Roundup: Gagosian's Clinton fundraiser, Abramovic's aboriginal controversy, an initiative that's not-so-hot for housing

A historic cultural destruction trial. Continued fallout from the Marina Abramovic controversy. And Larry Gagosian helps Hillary Clinton. Plus: The unstable art market, what the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative could do to housing (not pretty) and a perfume ad for the ages. This is the Roundup:...

Trump responds to Vicente Fox's criticism of Mexico visit: He invited me too

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump will meet with the Mexican president Aug. 31, 2016, 7:20 a.m. Donald Trump travels to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of his immigration speech Wednesday.Donald Trump glossed over immigration the day before his plans to meet with the Mexican...

Stocks open slightly lower; H&R Block shares drop

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as a thin batch of earnings gave investors little to get excited about. Tax preparation company H&R Block dropped almost 8% in early trading Wednesday after reporting revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, and distiller Brown-Forman, which...

Dump truck collides with Metro bus in Culver City; several injured

Several people were injured after a dump truck collided with a Metro bus early Wednesday in Culver City, police said.  Police received a call around 5:30 a.m. about the accident, said Sgt. Gary Irwin of the Culver City police. The bus was heading east on Jefferson Boulevard and the dump truck was...

How To Hack A US Presidential Election

I get a lot of press releases emailed my way. One flew in this week regarding how easy/difficult it is to hack a presidential election. I didn’t spend time on it since it didn’t seem like a story for us and this election seems like one...Show More Summary

Millennials need to start having more sex. Now.

So we’re getting into the new school year routine, and it’s going very well. We wake at what must be 3 in the morning. My coffee tastes like cigarette butts. Posh looks as though she’s been playing poker all night. You know, back problems remain my favorite part of middle age. After that, I’d probably...

Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday embarked on a 10-day trip during which he will stress the urgency of curbing climate change and try to achieve some final agreements on the issue with world leaders at a G20 meeting in China.

After gardening by trial and error, Pasadena homeowner gets turf transformation right

After installing a series of different designs in her front yard, Linda Paquette says that her ever-changing landscape had become something of a joke in her Pasadena neighborhood. “Sometimes I’ll meet up with people who are walking their dogs across the street from my house and they’ll sigh and...

Tropical Depression Eight moving away from North Carolina coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Eight, now moving away from the North Carolina coast, could strengthen into a tropical storm on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Clinton tweets a list of Trump's comments on Mexico

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump will meet with the Mexican president Aug. 31, 2016, 7:20 a.m. Donald Trump travels to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of his immigration speech Wednesday.Donald Trump glossed over immigration the day before his plans to meet with the Mexican...

Tropical Depression Nine likely to become a tropical storm: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Nine, headed toward Florida gulf coast, is expected to become a tropical storm later on Wednesday, U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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