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Feds to require buyers of luxury properties in L.A. County to reveal their true identities

In a bid to prevent money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department will require buyers of luxury homes in Los Angeles and other California counties with pricey real estate to reveal their identities when purchasing homes through secretive shell companies. The move announced Wednesday is an expansion...

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' goes on sale Saturday night. Here's what you need to know.

Fans have waited nine long years since the last installment of the magical “Harry Potter” book series came out  — but as the clock ticks past midnight Saturday into Sunday, readers can once again immerse themselves in the world that is Harry Potter. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the book...

SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says

SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates. The topic came up at a NASA Advisory Council committee meeting Tuesday, when agency official Jim Reuter said SpaceX’s spending on the mission was about 10 times that of NASA’s, according...

The lows are getting lower in golf. And that's a good thing

When Henrik Stenson’s putt gently toppled into the cup on the final hole of the British Open two weeks ago, there was more significance to it than the closing 63 that earned the Swede his first major triumph. Stenson finished the tournament at Royal Troon at a remarkable 20-under par, with Phil...

Rams release quarterback Nick Foles

The Nick Foles era with the Rams officially ended Wednesday when the team released the veteran quarterback a day before veterans were due to report to training camp. Foles requested the release, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Foles’ future with the Rams was in doubt two weeks before...

California power operator urges conservation during heat wave

(Reuters) - California's power grid operator issued an alert urging consumers to conserve electricity on Wednesday as a heat wave baked the state, especially in the north.

Bill Nye still has to take climate deniers to task, we guess

Watch the internet's favorite bow tie-clad scientist debunk some common -- and tired -- conspiracy theories.

California grid urges electric conservation during heat wave

(Reuters) - The operators of the California power grid issued a Flex Alert urging consumers to conserve electricity on Wednesday due to high temperatures.

Marathon's Galveston Bay refinery partially evacuated after butane leak: sources

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Marathon Petroleum Corp evacuated workers from a portion of its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas on Wednesday due to a butane leak, the company said, but no injuries were reported.

Donald Trump invites Russia to hack into Clinton's emails in an extraordinary step for a presidential nominee

Donald Trump dared a foreign government to commit espionage on the U.S. to hurt his rival on Wednesday, smashing yet another taboo in American political discourse and behavior. “Russia, if you're listening, I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said, referring to...

'Crazy!' A Japanese exec's first reaction to Elon Musk's Tesla battery gigafactory

When Yoshihiko Yamada was introduced to the idea of the Tesla Motors Gigafactory a couple of years ago, he said, “I thought it was crazy.” Crazy, because “the production capacity of this factory would exceed the global capacity of the industry,” the Panasonic Corp. executive vice president said...

Football: Los Angeles' strength is rare for City Section _ line play

Top City Section teams have been known for their speed and skill position players through the years. Los Angeles Coach Eric Scott has been trying to turn weakness into strength as far as play in the trenches, and it might happen for the Romans this season in their line play. "Skill for skill, we...

'We will get it,' says Gov. Jerry Brown of his effort to extend California climate programs

Updates on California politics: Ad campaign pits legislative Democrats against each other, a small solution to the state's housing needs July 27, 2016, 7:13 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Two online political...

San Francisco cop arrested on suspicion of building illegal AR-15-style rifle

A San Francisco police officer has been arrested on suspicion of assembling his own illegal AR-15-style assault rifle, officials announced Wednesday. Officer Thomas Abrahamsen, an 18-year veteran of the department, surrendered to authorities Tuesday and was booked and will face two felony weapons...

Man Booker Prize longlist includes Paul Beatty's novel set in South L.A. and J.M. Coetzee

The British-based Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards for literary fiction in the world, announced its longlist Wednesday, with five American authors on the list of 13. It’s only the third year that authors from outside the Commonwealth have been considered for the prize, which...

Watch as four giant oil companies try to interfere with a California election

The oil and gas industry has never been shy about deploying its billions of dollars in resources to get what it wants from the political system. But seldom are its activities as flagrant as they are in a California legislative battle pitting two Democrats against each other. The oil companies’...

Scientists find microbiotic treasure hidden in the nose

Your mother told you early and often not to stick your finger up there. But scientists say they have reached into the human nose and picked out something really special — a potential new medicine to combat the dreaded MRSA bacteria. If the authors of a new report have their way, teams of researchers...

Meet Landon Donovan, who could be U.S. soccer's Jason Bourne

Landon Donovan. Sounds like the name of an Irish spy, doesn’t it? Picture an Irish spy who travels the world, ostensibly to play soccer at its highest levels, but all the while, gathering state secrets. Hey, someone get me Robert Ludlum on the phone. He’s dead? Wait a minute. Was it suspicious?...

Indonesia Solar Market Will Accelerate After Government Decree

When in Indonesia, add a government decree to the formula for boosting solar energy, and all things begin to look more attractive to clean electricity developers and investors. Until now, the solar market of Southeast Asia has been tepid, at best. Show More Summary

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