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Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tyres account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and human health, a top conservationist body warned Wednesday.

Football: QB Matt Corral enrolls at Long Beach Poly

Former Oaks Christian quarterback Matt Corral, a USC commit, is taking his talents to... Long Beach Poly. Corral confirmed Tuesday night he will join the Jackrabbits. One reason will be the chance to graduate early and join USC for spring practice in 2018. He left Oaks Christian in a dispute...

Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama car fuel-efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trade association representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.

Trump seeks to quell ethanol industry worry as Pruitt enters EPA

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in U.S. energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to policies that mandate the use of such renewable fuels.

Demonstrators vow face-off against North Dakota pipeline

(Reuters) - Protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their opposition to the multibillion-dollar project.

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

(Reuters) - Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said.

Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

Girls' soccer: City playoff scores and updated pairings

GIRLS' SOCCER CITY DIVISION 1 Second round, Saturday El Camino Real 8, Legacy 0 South East 2, Los Angeles CES 1 Birmingham 2, Bravo 0 Taft 4, Bell 0 San Pedro 11, Chatsworth 0 Granada Hills 6, Los Angeles Hamilton 1 Cleveland 2, Fremont 0 Palisades 7, Arleta 1   Quarterfinals, Thursday, 3 p.m....

Girls' soccer: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

GIRLS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Second round, Tuesday JSerra 3, Los Osos 1 Los Alamitos 4, Palos Verdes 0 Chino Hills 2, Corona Santiago 0 Huntington Beach 0, San Clemente 0 (Huntington Beach advances on penalties, 4-1) Troy 2, Westlake 1 (OT) Mater Dei 2, Tesoro 2 (Mater Dei advances...

Boys' basketball: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION OPEN DIVISION Championship quarterfinals, Tuesday Sierra Canyon 95, Damien 81 Bishop Montgomery 57, Santa Margarita 54 Mater Dei 71, Eastvale Roosevelt 55 Chino Hills 98, Long Beach Poly 74   Consolation second round, Tuesday Corona Centennial 87, Heritage Christian...

College basketball roundup: Cline goes deep for Purdue in OT

Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night at State College, Pa.  Cline made consecutive three-pointers to secure the sixth consecutive win for the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten). Tony Carr scored 21 points and...

Killing with kindness, GOP's McClintock faces down hostile questioners as town hall goes into overtime

Trump's new immigration directives: stricter enforcement and more deportations Feb. 21, 2017, 8:53 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: New Homeland Security Department memos call for strengthening immigration enforcement President Trump, after failing to...

Trump denounces anti-Semitism after Jewish community centers receive 68 bomb threats in six weeks

The phone rang Monday morning at the Levite Jewish Community Center outside Birmingham, Ala., and a receptionist answered it. There was a bomb in the building, the caller said before hanging up. It was the second bomb threat in five weeks against the center, which is located in the town of Mountain...

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Major Crimes' on TNT

SERIES Blue Collar Millionaires The unscripted series about working-class entrepreneurs ends another season. 7 p.m. CNBC Arrow China White, Cupid and Liza Warner (guest stars Kelly Hu, Amy Gumenick and Rutina Wesley) conspire to stage a prison break and go to Star City in a new episode of the...

Mayweather vs. McGregor? Sure — there's too much money out there for it not to happen

This will happen. This really will happen. Maybe this year, maybe next year, or maybe the year after that, but at some point in the relatively near future, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will slap around mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match that will be as lucrative as it will be...

Retailers and law enforcement officials want lawmakers to up penalties for repeated theft on businesses

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 2017, 7:14 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...

Sen. Kamala Harris meets with people affected by the travel ban, calls Trump's approach 'extreme' and 'outrageous'

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...

For the record

 Versace bag: In the Feb. 19 Image section, an article about rooster-themed merchandise included a photo caption that listed an incorrect website for purchasing a version of Versace’s Empire Palazzo bag that pays homage to the Year of the Fire Rooster. It is available at versace.com. If you believe...

Boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Second round, Wednesday, 3 or 5 p.m. #1 Cathedral at El Toro, 5 p.m. Tesoro at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 3 p.m. Sunny Hills at Paramount, 3:15 p.m. Mira Costa at Long Beach Jordan #3 Santa Barbara at Loyola Downey at Palos Verdes Edison at Mission Viejo Redondo...

Boys' soccer: City playoff results and updated pairings

BOYS' SOCCER CITY DIVISION 1 First round, Friday unless noted Chavez 3, Locke 2 Huntington Park 2, Contreras 1 Los Angeles Kennedy 5, South East 3 (Tuesday) Arleta 2, Hollywood 1   Second round, Wednesday, 3 p.m. #16 Chavez at #1 Granada Hills #9 Canoga Park at #8 Fairfax #12 Sotomayor at #5 Birmingham...

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