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Jose Fernandez's death is especially heartbreaking for Cubans and Cuban Americans

He hugged his grandmother and it was as if we were hugging our own. He cried in her arms and he shed the same tears Cubans have been shedding for 57 years of family separation. The video of Jose Fernandez breaking down at the sight of the grandmother he hadn’t seen in the six years since he fled...

In boost to Paris climate pact, Indian PM says will ratify it on October 2

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will formally join the Paris agreement on climate change on Oct. 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

African elephant population tumbles due to poaching

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday.

Italian art installation a call for help over plastic waste

ROME (Reuters) - Five million brightly colored plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word "HELP" in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.

Running back rotation has vexed USC

Ronald Jones II isn’t sure what it is. “Could be the dreads,” said the closed-cropped Jones ruefully, as he stood outside USC’s locker room on Friday night in Utah. All Jones knows is that he can’t seem to find open space. Last season, when the then-dreadlocked Jones broke USC's freshman rushing...

Expansion of state's help in paying the emergency costs of San Bernardino terror attack rejected by Gov. Jerry Brown

Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts Sept. 25, 2016, 2:19 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation...

The haunting song of climate change, in D minor

Scientists turned the data points from a dying forest into music.

Broncos, Ravens, Vikings stay unbeaten while Bills and Dolphins get first wins

Trevor Siemian threw a career-high four touchdown passes in his first road start and was nearly perfect under fourth-quarter pressure on Sunday, rallying the visiting Denver Broncos to a 29-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.  The defending Super Bowl champions are 3-0 under Siemian, who took...

No vouchers for families on welfare to buy diapers after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes plan

Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts Sept. 25, 2016, 1:48 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation...

Maryam Monsef was hailed as Canada's first Afghan-born member of Parliament. Then news broke that she was born in Iran

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added Maryam Monsef to his Cabinet last year, his government touted her as the country’s first Afghan-born member of Parliament. President Obama also singled out her story when he addressed the Canadian House of Commons in June.  Monsef herself made her...

Raiders get defensive in 17-10 win over the Titans

Derek Carr threw for 249 yards and a touchdown, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans 17-10 Sunday with their defense finally coming up with some big plays.  The Raiders (2-1) forced three turnovers and had a sack after coming into this game having given up more yards than any team...

Scope of Trump's falsehoods is unprecedented for a modern presidential candidate

Campaign 2016 updates - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton cram for big debate Sept. 25, 2016, 1:23 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go through last minute preparations ahead of Monday's debate.Between debate preparations, Trump rallied supporters in Virginia where he called school choice the 'new...

Campaign 2016 updates - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton cram for big debate

Campaign 2016 updates - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton cram for big debate Sept. 25, 2016, 1:23 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go through last minute preparations ahead of Monday's debate.Between debate preparations, Trump rallied supporters in Virginia where he called school choice the 'new...

Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after loss to Duke

Hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder following a 1-3 start.  The school tweeted a new release saying VanGorder is being replaced by defensive analyst Greg Hudson. Hudson previously served as defensive coordinator...

Paris goes more ambitious with second car-free day

PARIS (Reuters) - Half of Paris' streets and avenues were car-free on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo's fight against air pollution, allowing families and tourists to wander on the roads around landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees.

Why TV news needs to pull itself together for the Trump-Clinton presidential debates

Once more unto the breach, Lester Holt, once more. For the second time in less than two years, the eyes of the world are upon the former “Dateline” host. Tapped to step in for and then replace Brian Williams last year after the dethroned NBC news anchor was caught choosing self-promotion over the...

India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

India's prime minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month.

Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts Sept. 24, 2016, 2:58 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation...

Watch: Donald Trump rallies supporters in Roanoke, Va., ahead of debate

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump travels to Virginia ahead of big debate Sept. 24, 2016, 2:47 p.m. Donald Trump travels to Virginia for a rally as Hillary Clinton continues to prep ahead of Monday's debate. Ted Cruz endorsed Trump despite their bitter primary battleIn Twitter spat with Mark...

Falcons' Julio Jones back at practice, might play Monday

Julio Jones has joined practice for the first time this week, increasing his chances to play in the Falcons' game at New Orleans on Monday night.  After being held out on Thursday and Friday with a calf injury from last week's win at Oakland, Jones was limited in Saturday's practice. Coach Dan...

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