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Laurent Ciman anchors LAFC's back line while Bob Bradley waits on return of injured players

Bob Bradley was in teaching mode Wednesday. So three days after coaching the Los Angeles Football Club to a gutsy win over Seattle in the first game in franchise history, Bradley stood in the middle of a training field at UCLA, waving his arms like a traffic cop as players hung tight to his instructions....

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to play the field in a minor league game Monday

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will play the field for the first time this spring, in a minor league game on Monday, manager Dave Roberts said. Seager has been limited to designated hitter duty for the first few weeks of the Cactus League as he builds strength in his right elbow. Seager injured...

Pierce College cancels classes after 'credible threat,' officials say

Pierce College received a “credible threat” Wednesday, prompting administrators to cancel classes for the night, officials said. Students were advised about 5:30 p.m. to leave the Woodland Hills campus, according to an emergency alert posted on Facebook. Classes are slated to resume Thursday morning,...

Univision Chief Executive Randy Falco to retire at year's end

Univision Communications’ Chief Executive Randy Falco will step down after spending eight years leading the nation’s largest Spanish-language media company. Univision board Chairman Haim Saban made the announcement Wednesday night. “Recently Randy came to us and told us that he would like to retire...

Pac-12 basketball tournament roundup: Stanford rolls over rival California 76-58

Reid Travis had 19 points and 13 rebounds, helping Stanford roll over rival California 76-58 in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday. Stanford (18-14) shot well early to build a double-digit lead and shut the Bears down defensively to earn a spot in Thursday's quarterfinals against...

He championed the poor and was killed by a death squad in El Salvador. Decades later, Archbishop Oscar Romero will be made a saint

Pope Francis has cleared the way to sainthood for Archbishop Oscar Romero, a beloved advocate for the poor and a fierce critic of El Salvador’s civil war who was slain in 1980 by a right-wing death squad. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis considers Romero a model for the Roman Catholic Church...

Michael Amadio pronounces himself ready to make a difference with the Kings

Michael Amadio got used a long time ago to having his name mispronounced, so it rolls off his back when he hears it butchered today. His Italian surname is pronounced “Ah-madd-io.” But even after he has reached the NHL, it’s occasionally read wrong. In a January game, a visiting broadcaster pronounced...

Where the Wild Things Aren't

Writer Ceri Levy and legendary artist Ralph Steadman go gonzo with animals on the brink.

Rams trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to New York Giants

Sean McVay was not kidding about putting the Rams’ dramatic turnaround season behind. The roster that helped the first-year coach and the franchise win an NFC West title in 2017 turned over again Wednesday when the Rams agreed to send linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants in exchange...

Vertical measurements of air pollutants in urban Beijing

Severe haze episodes with surprisingly high concentrations of fine particles (PM2.5) still occur in fall and winter seasons in Beijing, although the air quality has been improved in recent years.

Bubbles of life from the past: Tiny bubbles of oxygen got trapped 1.6 billion years ago

Take a good look at these photos: They show you 1.6 billion years old fossilized oxygen bubbles, created by tiny microbes in what was once a shallow sea somewhere on young Earth.

Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second-straight year

Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs.

Using drones to feed billions

As the population continues its rapid growth, food is becoming increasingly scarce. By the year 2050, we will need to double our current food production to feed the estimated 9.6 million mouths that will inhabit Earth.

Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber

Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber plantations

Assessing the impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's forests

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico's forests with the help of Google Earth Engine.

Alarming projections for polar ice sheets

Drawing on international research, Professor Tim Naish from Victoria University of Wellington's Antarctic Research Centre took the second Pacific Climate Change Conference, co-hosted by Victoria and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, through some of the alarming latest projections for the polar ice sheets.

Cobalt boom turns life upside down in DR Congo

In early 2014, according to local folklore, a man digging a septic tank or a well in his garden in Kasulo came across rocks with a distinctive grey-green sheen: cobalt.

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