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What do Trevor Story, Bo Jackson and eight others have in common?

Colorado shortstop Trevor Story is the 10th rookie since 1986 to have at least 18 homers before the All-Star break. The others: Jose Canseco, Wally Joyner, Bo Jackson, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Albert Pujols, George Springer, Jose Abreu and Joc Pederson…. All eight runs in Monday’s Colorado Rockies-Miami...

Essential Politics: Clinton and Trump look beyond their bases in a polarized country

For all the talk about divisions within the two major parties over their presumptive nominees, the story of the past month has been the speed with which voters in both have fallen into line: The most recent polling averages show Hillary Clinton receiving eight in 10 Democratic votes and Donald...

Laila Lalami explains how to procrastinate (hint: you're off to a good start)

At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books some years ago, I heard a writer claim that he gets up at 6 a.m. every day, does 50 push-ups, drinks a pot of coffee, and then sits down to write. He seemed very proud of this fact, as I suppose he ought to be, but I confess I looked at him the way one...

See Kim Kardashian's 'twin': Her son, Saint West

Kim Kardashian has proclaimed son Saint West to be her “twin” after posting a cutie-patootie picture of the kidlet online late Thursday. “[Y]eah we have the same eyes. def a good mix of both of us but he is more me, I think...," she tweeted in response to followers' comments. "I mean North's baby...

'Brexit' vote makes it cheaper for U.S. travelers to head to U.K. this summer

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 11:39 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

'Top Gun' star Kelly McGillis assaulted by intruder at her North Carolina home

Kelly McGillis, best known as Tom Cruise's love interest in "Top Gun," came home to an intruder in her North Carolina house and wound up scratched and bruised after fleeing frantically to call for help. Since that incident last Friday, the 58-year-old actress has been granted an emergency concealed-carry...

Erskine fire forces closure of Pacific Crest Trail

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 11:34 a.m. At least 100 structures have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's...

Red-flag warning issued for Kern County mountain areas

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 11:34 a.m. At least 100 structures have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's...

Here's what Britain's vote to leave the EU tells us about the U.S. presidential election

The Britons who voted to take their country out of the European Union were predominantly white, working class, older and deeply upset about immigration. Their leaders drew scorn from the university-educated elite as nativists, borderline racists and occasional buffoons. Backing them was too risky,...

Dramatic video shows KTLA news crew narrowly escaping fast-moving flames

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 10:33 a.m. At least 100 structures have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's...

Younger Brits just had their future decided for them

Brexit may screw over young voters who care about climate change.

Ontario Now Accepting Micro-FiT Incentive Applications

Applications to the 2016 micro-FiT program in Ontario are now being accepted. As reported by pv-magazine, the Canadian province of Ontario would launch version 4.0 of its micro-FiT program, even though installation levels are significantly lower than those last year. Show More Summary

3 Critical Things To Do If You Are Letting (You Are) IoT Into Your Home

I had an email exchange with Timur Kovalev, CTO of Untangle, on IoT and the focus was what 3 things are critical to anyone building a Smarthome. Since I have a Smartphone, which doesn’t always work as it should, to me the subject was topical. Show More Summary

American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers

Setting aside concerns about global warming, consumers are unloading hybrid and electric vehicles in favor of bigger cars, pickups and S.U.V.s.

From Brexit to Climate, Little Engagement From Young People

Britain's "Brexit" vote was likely tipped by disengagement among young voters for whom the consequences matter most. Climate disengagement exists, as well.

Flint children's blood lead levels rose in water crisis: U.S. officials

DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Friday confirmed that the blood lead levels of children in Flint, Michigan, rose after the city switched to the Flint River as the source of its drinking water, exposing residents to dangerously high contamination.

Brexit could have serious repercussions for the climate

What will Britain’s vote to leave the European Union mean for the Paris agreement and climate action?

Four dead in West Virginia floods as rain-swollen rivers crest

(Reuters) - West Virginia declared a state of emergency amid the worst flooding in more than a century that killed at least four people and prompted rescues of hundreds of others forced to evacuate swamped homes, officials said on Friday.

Take a look at how hip hotels are helping guests break a sweat

Hotel gyms used to amount to a few dusty pieces of outdated equipment stashed in a utility room.  No more. “There have been big changes when it comes to hotel fitness over the past 10 years,” said celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. “Traditionally hotel gyms used to have just one brand of cardio...

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