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Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end

They were scheduled to play 65 matches on opening day at Wimbledon on Monday. When the smoke cleared, a little bird and an aging Aussie had stolen the show.

Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?

Gov. Jerry Brown has been among the world's leaders when it comes to recognizing and responding to the science of climate change. Now the question is whether he'll do the same with what science says about vaccinations.

Shell says could begin Arctic oil exploration off Alaska in late July

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling operations as early as the third week in July when its forecasters believe that sea ice over its prospects will begin to cl...

Britain needs to extend policies to reduce emissions - adviser

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government needs to extend policies and funding to reduce carbon emissions into the next decade to avoid increasing the cost and impact of global warming, Britain's climate change adviser said on Tuesd...

Serena and Venus Williams could face off in fourth round at Wimbledon

The Serena Williams quest for a fourth-straight major tennis title and a possible calendar Grand Slam is now six matches away. She was supposed to breeze through the first round Monday at Wimbledon, and she did.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter makes hard landing, flips over at San Francisco airport

A U.S Coast Guard helicopter made a hard landing Monday and flipped on its side, officials said. All three crew members abroad the helicopter were not injured and "walked away" from the crash, according to the San Francisco International Airport. #BREAKING: US Coast Guard chopper makes a hard landing...

Paul Feig reveals the new 'Ghostbusters' uniform

Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" investigators have a brand-new look. It seems the new ghost-hunting team of four will wear jumpsuits much like those worn by the original cast in the "Ghostbusters" films, including the iconic logo. Feig shared the new "Ghostbusters" uniforms on Twitter on Monday with...

How did Greece get into its debt crisis and what happens next?

With the collapse of negotiations between Greece and international lenders, the Mediterranean country is in danger of a default that could plunge the 19-nation euro currency bloc and global markets into crisis.

“True Detective” makes us wonder: Is Los Angeles totally unlovable?

In the new season of "True Detective," the city of Los Angeles is as dirty and soulless as its flawed protagonists.

California drought: lawns are unsustainable, but hold the concrete

To the editor: While I am delighted that the homeowner profiled in this article ("Water one-percenters get a nudge," June 26) has learned that his 7,000-square-foot lawn is not sustainable in this drought, I am saddened that he is planning to replace 5,000 square feet of it with artificial turf...

'Conan' heading to Comic-Con with 'Hunger Games,' 'Thrones,' 'Walking Dead' casts

First Cuba, now Comic-Con: Conan O'Brien will be the first late-night host to broadcast from Comic-Con International during the annual genre convention.

You should be excited about this SCOTUS decision, too

ICYMI: the Supreme Court ruled on another major discrimination case last week.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel gets a surprisingly concise title

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel has a title. And surprisingly, it isn't an oddly worded creation about dark worlds or winter soldiers. It's simple and straightforward. And also confirmed by the movie's director. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige let it slip to Collider that the new title...

SpaceX rocket failure raises questions about space station's vital supplies

Sunday's destruction of the unmanned SpaceX cargo ship bound for the International Space Station is raising questions about whether astronauts on board will have enough food and water in coming months.

Larry Nance Jr. was 'terrified' of Kobe Bryant's response to tweet

The Lakers introduced their three 2015 draft picks on Monday at the team's practice facility in El Segundo.

New Jersey man tried to join Islamic State with web of other Americans, FBI says

A 23-year-old New Jersey man was arrested and charged Monday with trying to aid Islamic State, and court records show he was part of a larger group of young men who had planned to travel overseas from New York and New Jersey, federal officials said. 

Protected Florida mangroves razed for boat show

MIAMI, Fla. (Reuters) - New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees were illegally razed amid preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has outraged Florida environmentalists.

'Leap second': Why June 30 will have one extra second

On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second."

Supreme Court decision a victory for 'we the people'

Just a note to those California Democratic Party leaders who have been spending the last few months sketching new congressional districts in anticipation of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in a case out of Arizona: Put down your pencils and put away your maps. The court rejected a challenge to Arizona's...

For one Mississippi gay couple, Friday's heartache turns into Monday's joy

Duane Smith, who works in financial services, had Friday off. So there he was, doing yard work in his Jackson, Miss., back yard when the U.S. Supreme Court granted gays and lesbians nationwide the right to marry.

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