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Map: Sand fire evacuation shelters and evacuation areas

Sand fire updates: More than 37,000 acres burned in Santa Clarita Valley mountains July 26, 2016, 1:51 p.m. The effort to control the raging Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains has drawn firefighters and emergency crews in the hills toward Acton. So far, the fire has burned 37,473 acres.A...

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Democratic National Convention live updates: What to expect as Hillary Clinton is officially nominated July 26, 2016, 1:25 p.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • The roll-call vote to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president is today• Bernie Sanders...

The truth about healthcare premiums: They'd be a lot higher without Obamacare

We’ve just entered the “sticker-shock” season of healthcare reporting: News stories are brimming with reports of double-digit premium requests from insurance companies, amid dire warnings about the impact on consumers. Public health expert Benjamin Sommers of Harvard calls this “a new U.S. health...

Upcoming Row DTLA project lands first fashion tenant with high-end Boston retailer Bodega

Those who come to Bodega seek it out. There’s no such thing as just happening upon it. The Boston retailer, which inhabits what would appear to outsiders as a traditional neighborhood convenience store selling paper towels and pickles, expands to the West Coast next year as the first retail fashion...

A solar-powered plane just flew around the world

The Solar Impulse powered through 24,500 miles, no fossil fuels needed.

12 Fish Species In India Near Extinction

Pollution and climate change have put 12 indigenous fish species on the brink of extinction in India. Research is being conducted in the area between Bengaluru and Melekote in 10 lakes by Dr. M. Ramachandra Mohan, HoD, Department of Zoology and some students. Show More Summary

The Strokes turn darkness into light at an L.A. benefit concert

For their whole life as a band, the members of the Strokes have evoked images of a seedy Lower East Side New York full of beautiful rocker kids indulging vices and balming melancholy in dark bars. On Monday night, however, the band played its only local date of 2016 to push for a safer, more compassionate...

Rep. John Lewis and Sen. Barbara Mikulski set to officially nominate Hillary Clinton

Democratic National Convention live updates: What to expect as Hillary Clinton is officially nominated July 26, 2016, 12:31 p.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • The roll-call vote to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president is today• Bernie Sanders...

Apple expected to report weak earnings for second straight quarter

Apple is expected to announce Tuesday that quarterly sales fell in consecutive quarters for the first time since 2002 as demand slows for its smartphone lineup.  Financial analysts estimate that the world’s most valuable company sold about 40 million iPhones from April through June, down from 47.5...

Photo shows mangled Tesla from fatal crash; NTSB says car was on Autopilot and speeding

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report and photo concerning the first known fatality of a Tesla car using Autopilot. And it’s pretty gruesome. Earlier reports had stated the a Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and...

Oil companies weigh in on political feud between two Democratic lawmakers

Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: California Democrats...

China's LeEco buys Irvine TV maker Vizio for $2 billion

Chinese video streaming company LeEco is breaking into the U.S. TV market by buying Vizio, a Southern California manufacturer of budget-priced television sets. The $2-billion purchase announced Tuesday marks another ambitious foray by LeEco. The company's chairman and chief executive, billionaire...

Cue the social media frenzy: Kylie Cosmetics adds eye shadows

Kylie Jenner’s march to beauty moguldom is taking another stride today with the release of an eye shadow palette from her namesake brand. The nine-shade bronze Kyshadow palette is one of three palettes Kylie Cosmetics is scheduled to launch this year. Jenner revealed news of the $42 palette on...

What will it take to get voters to trust Clinton? Campaign chair John Podesta has a plan

Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders asks for time for his backers to grieve July 26, 2016, 11:28 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what...

Canadian oil spill started day before crews arrived: Husky Energy

(Reuters) - An oil spill into a major Canadian river from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline started last Wednesday evening and crews did not arrive on site until the following morning, the company said on Tuesday.

U.S. Coast Guard responding to oil spill at Lake Grande Ecaille, Louisiana

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday it is responding to a crude oil spill from an abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille, Louisiana.

Are coaches too hard on students?

The Atlantic magazine has a story entitled, "The Real Bullies at School. Teachers are vilified for being too hard on students, so why aren't coaches held to the same standard?" It's no surprise about the topic of discussion, because there's a continuing debate in the high school sports world about...

Millions need aid as Zimbabwe battles drought

Mafios Ganyari tills a dry, patch of land, coaxing a few thin cassava tubers from the soil. This year's harvest has been poor. Mafios has barely enough to feed his family.

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