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Fighting on over Pete Carroll

The Southland's Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter.

Ryan Palmer leads at Phoenix; Tiger Woods struggles

Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a thoughtful and lively examination of how California’s constitutional law doctrine of reasonable use affects all facets of […]

Sean Penn would marry again, discounts unions with Madonna, Robin Wright

Sean Penn, two-time Oscar winner and love interest of Charlize Theron, has seemingly re-evaluated his relationships with ex-wives Madonna and Robin Wright. Specifically, he's discounted the unions as the actions of a "less informed" man.

Cities sizzle with more heat waves, hotter nights

Temperatures on Earth are creeping upward, and nowhere are they being felt more intensely than in the cities where half of the planet's population resides, a new study suggests.

The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue

The three-car caravan was headed to a funeral, everyone dressed in their Friday best. It was warm outside, as Baghdad often is in the fall, causing their crisp shirts to wilt and sweaters to itch. The men argued over who they'd pick for their soccer dream team, the kids played games on their...

Attention Sunday Shows: Here Are 5 Republicans Who Won't Lie to Your Viewers About Climate Change

On Wednesday, I wrote about a new Media Matters for America study that shines a light on a big problem with how TV news shows cover climate change. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are warming the planet, but Media Matters...Show More Summary

Martin Brodeur retires with a smile and many NHL goaltending records

Most athletes find it difficult to retire. Not so for goaltender Martin Brodeur, the NHL’s career leader in wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played.

Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.

Senators push legislation to lift Cuba embargo

Congress on Thursday began considering the first of what is expected to be a flurry of bills aimed at gradually doing away with the 54-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Jeff Lewis of 'Flipping Out' sells renovated Wallace Neff house

Jeff Lewis, the interior designer and “Flipping Out” star, has sold his gated house in Hollywood Hills for $2.895 million.

Tense meeting on St. Louis police reforms devolves into chaos, name-calling

In a sign of lingering tensions in the Ferguson area, St. Louis police are investigating a scuffle that broke out between demonstrators and a prominent police union official during a meeting to discuss starting a police review board...

World’s Greenest Investment Fund Needs Your Input

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. If you’d like to help shape the direction of sustainable investments, without putting a dime of your own into the pot, here’s your chance. Oroeco, the company that believes that it should be “easy,...Show More Summary

Why is Walmart making us fat?

A new paper suggests that big box supercenters, higher cigarette prices, and fewer blue-collar jobs all contribute to obesity.

Lil Wayne hits Cash Money with $51-million lawsuit

Lil Wayne’s beef with his longtime label Cash Money has become litigious, with the rapper filing a lawsuit to the tune of $51 million.

Senate approves Keystone — and here’s why that doesn’t matter

The Senate has wasted the entire month of January debating a bill that Obama is going to veto.

Mike Kelley Foundation to be represented by Hauser & Wirth

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts will be represented exclusively by the international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the organizations announced Thursday.

Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly, Ilya Bryzgalov return to action in San Jose

Lost in the fun the Ducks are having in their six-game winning streak has been forward Devante Smith-Pelly, the 22-year-old playoff standout of last season who’s been a healthy scratch in the last two games.

Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets

The coming-of-age movie is as natural a sight at Sundance as traffic, late-night screenings and James Franco. But this year the festival seems to be doubling down on the staple.

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