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Friday's top high school football games feature playoff semifinals

Friday’s top high school football games: Southern Section Division 1 semifinals Corona Centennial (10-1) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (11-1) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): This is the fifth consecutive year these teams have played in a semifinal or final. Each school has won...

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 'the Elvis of Opera' and the voice of a generation, dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, several years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55. Called "the Elvis of Opera" and the "Siberian Express" by...

Here are the five officials who will decide the controversial changes to net neutrality rules

The head of the FCC on Wednesday released his detailed proposal to repeal net neutrality rules for online traffic, setting the stage for a vote next month. Here are the five commissioners who will decide the latest round of that battle at the FCC's Dec. 14 meeting.

CBS sees no quick resolution in Dish dispute that could prevent millions from watching Chargers game

CBS Corp. sounded a pessimistic note on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that the broadcast corporation and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms” in an increasingly contentious carriage fee dispute. CBS’ comments on Wednesday suggested there will be no quick resolution in the network’s blackout...

Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing

Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night. The findings, described in the journal Science Advances, track what researchers called a worrisome trend...

I was sleeping alone in a stranger's bed, and falling for him too

There's a strange intimacy that develops when you live in a stranger's home. What's even weirder is when a brief attraction becomes a little crush upon move-in, and lust after sleeping alone in their bed. Los Angeles is a transient city. People leave to film, travel and God knows what else. It...

Chargers love being on Thanksgiving Day stage against Dallas Cowboys

Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward knows the drill. Thursday when his team takes the field in Dallas to play the Cowboys, it’ll be a tremendous opportunity. Every football fan near a television will be watching. There will be no Red Zone channel or other games to distract attention. Thanksgiving...

Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning?

Roy Moore, the flailing Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, has been abandoned by the national Republican Party and most of its leaders. He’s being vastly outspent by his Democratic rival, pummeled on the television airwaves and battered in the state’s newspapers. “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy...

The Top 10 Things to Be Thankful For (Environmental Version)

Overall, it’s been a pretty lousy year since last Thanksgiving.  If you care about the environment, there are a lot of things NOT to be thankful for, or rather one big thing in the form of He Who Must Not Be Named. But there are also some  things for which we should feel thankful, many  of […]

Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption.

India's top court upholds ban on petroleum coke in New Delhi area

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Wednesday upheld the ban on use of petroleum coke in and around New Delhi as the country battles to clean the air in its capital, one of the world's most polluted cities.

Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

Ribbed mussels could help improve urban water quality

Ribbed mussels can remove nitrogen and other excess nutrients from an urban estuary and could help improve water quality in other urban and coastal locations, according to a study in New York City's Bronx River. The findings, published in Environmental Science and Technology, are part of long-term efforts to improve water quality in the Bronx River Estuary.

Reducing phosphorus runoff

Throughout the United States, toxic algal blooms are wreaking havoc on bodies of water, causing pollution and having harmful effects on people, fish and marine mammals.

Engineers model the California reservoir network

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have developed an empirical statewide model of the California reservoir network. The model was built from data gathered over a 13-year period that includes the latest drought, allowing researchers to make observations about how 55 of the state's major reservoirs respond to a variety of external conditions as a unified system.

Mysterious deep-Earth seismic signature explained

New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside the Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. Published in Nature, the findings could have far-reaching...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification affects mussels at early life stages

Mussels are popular seafood in northern Germany. Mussels in their blue-black shells, are found in tidal regions of the coastal zones. Like many creatures in the oceans, which protect themselves with a calcareous shell from predators,...Show More Summary

Army scientist studies thunderstorms to improve battlefield missions

An Army scientist working at the Army Research Laboratory has discovered a new pattern in the evolution of thunderstorms that can be used to better predict how weather and the environment will affect Army assets such as unmanned aerial systems on the battlefield.

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