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Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them

No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.

Hollywood goes from snarky to classy in one botched Oscars moment

On Oscar night, it was “Moonlight,” the antithesis of a stock Hollywood movie, that turned out to have a stock Hollywood ending — the disappointing loss, the sudden twist of fate, the happy ever after in La La Land ending of winning the best picture Oscar. And yet, the classic Hollywood ending...

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes warns against 'witch hunt' over Trump-Russia ties

Essential Politics: Trump provides excitement for California Republicans, elections officials digging into campaign reports of Issa opponent Feb. 27, 2017, 1:35 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California...

Slower snowmelt in a warming world

As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Will naming the Anthropocene lead to acceptance of our planet-level impact?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This phrase—from William Shakespeare's tragic play Romeo & Juliet—is among the most famous acknowledgements in Western culture of the power of naming to shape human perception.

Justice Department to shift course in closely watched Texas voter ID case

Trump wants to boost defense spending by 10% - $54 billion - and cut social spending Feb. 27, 2017, 1:24 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion - a 10% jump Trump says "nobody knew health care could be this...

#OscarsSoWhite creator, 'the wins that happened last night were not because of #OscarsSoWhite'

Oscars 2017 updates: A close look at the crowd's face during the 'Moonlight' mixup, Meryl Streep is shocked Feb. 27, 2017, 1:22 p.m. The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner....

House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes warns against 'witch-hunt' over Trump-Russia ties

Trump wants to boost defense spending by 10% - $54 billion - and cut social spending Feb. 27, 2017, 1:24 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion - a 10% jump Trump says "nobody knew health care could be this...

We're seeing the results of Trump's new border enforcement system. They aren't pretty

It’s been five weeks since Donald J. Trump took the oath of office after waging a campaign of fear, and the nation is seeing the results. They aren’t pretty and, in many cases, undercut basic standards of decency, American perceptions of how people should be treated by law enforcement — Customs...

Arrogate will ship to Dubai to run in the $10 million World Cup

Despite thoughts that Arrogate may stay home and run in the Santa Anita Handicap, trainer Bob Baffert said that he is sending his champion 4-year-old to Dubai. The total purse of the Santa Anita Handicap is $750,000, while the Dubai World Cup is $10 million. The World Cup is March 25. Arrogate...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals denies DOJ request to put travel ban appeal on hold

Trump wants to boost defense spending by 10% - $54 billion - and cut social spending Feb. 27, 2017, 12:39 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion - a 10% jump Trump says "nobody knew health care could be this...

5 fashion trends you’ll be wearing this fall

The brands that sent their collections down the runway during New York Fashion Week were seriously into burgundy, had a soft spot for velvet, jumped on the jumpsuit silhouette and widely embraced the wide-leg trouser. And they sewed the whole thing up with acres of intricate embroidery, loads of...

The writer-director of 'Moonlight" and the producer

Oscars 2017 updates: A close look at the crowd's face during the 'Moonlight' mixup, Meryl Streep is shocked Feb. 27, 2017, 12:30 p.m. The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner....

Trump plans to slash EPA’s budget and boost the military’s.

The White House wants to chop funding for climate programs in particular, though they're just a teeny-tiny fraction of defense spending.

Facing a lawsuit from Google over driverless car technology, Uber may finally have met its match

On the surface, a Google subsidiary’s blistering accusations last week that Uber has stolen its driverless car technology looks like any of the thousands of patent lawsuits piling up in Silicon Valley court dockets. This one is different, however. And it’s different in ways that could spell bad...

Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over two decades

Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a 21-year period, according to new research.

'Biggest Loser' trainer Bob Harper hit by heart attack while working out

“The Biggest Loser” trainer and fitness guru Bob Harper is recovering from a serious heart attack he suffered about two weeks ago. Harper was unconscious for two days after he was stricken while working out at a gym in New York City, he told TMZ. A doctor who was working out at the same time did...

Five takeaways from the Clippers' overtime win over Charlotte

Chris Paul didn’t shoot the basketball well Sunday night, even missing a layup with just a few seconds left in overtime and the Clippers leading by just one point. (DeAndre Jordan cleaned up the miss with a follow dunk, however). But Paul still was a big-time factor in the Clippers’ 124-121 victory...

'No random ICE stops on streets of America,' Homeland Security chief tells governor

Trump wants to boost defense spending by 10% - $54 billion - and cut social spending Feb. 27, 2017, 11:35 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion - a 10% jump Trump says "nobody knew health care could be this...

Why the Oscars still matter, from the Academy Awards' red carpet

Oscars 2017 updates: A close look at the crowd's face during the 'Moonlight' mixup, Meryl Streep is shocked Feb. 27, 2017, 11:21 a.m. In a stunning turn, "Moonlight" won the best picture Oscar after "La La Land" was incorrectly named. The "La La Land" team were in the process of giving thanks when...

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