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Pennsylvanians are complaining their water is fracked up. Now what?

For those with contaminated wells, state regulators aren’t acting fast enough.

Vacation is no excuse: 14 ways to stick to your fitness goals when you hit the road

Sorry, summer travel is no excuse. Whether you are a road warrior on back-to-back business trips or a leisure traveler taking advantage of your annual vacation days, there are plenty of ways to stick to your diet and fitness goals while on the road (or even if you just don’t have time to make it...

Tornado, hail storms kill at least 51 in east China: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tornado and hail storms killed at least 51 people on Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, state media said.

Disney World's ongoing battle against 'nuisance' alligators

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, according to state records.

Heavy rains cause flooding in southeast England as Britons vote on EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavy rains in southeast England on Thursday flooded streets, disrupted travel and closed two polling stations on the day Britons voted whether to remain in the European Union.

Monsoon rains in India 7 percent below average in past week

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains in India were 7 percent below average in the week ending June 22, the weather office said on Thursday, narrowing the deficit since the season started on June 8.

Firefighters to battle against flames, dry California weather

(Reuters) - Firefighters on Thursday were set to face high temperatures and gusty winds as they battle five large fires burning in drought-stricken California, officials said, though progress allowed authorities to lift some earlier evacuation orders.

What’s worse, burning plastic or sending it to a landfill?

When it comes to pesky, non-recyclable plastics, should we bury or burn? Advice maven Umbra Fisk tosses out a few ideas.

Puig brings it home, Dodgers defeat Nationals, 4-3

Yasiel Puig rounded first base and slowed up, taking a peak toward the outfield. His last season and a half had been forgettable, scarred by injury, stifled at the plate. Here at least, he’d been useful. With the Dodgers down a run in the ninth inning, with Howie Kendrick on first, Puig had singled....

On a day Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar win major awards, biggest news for Kings in Milan Lucic's likely departure

The Kings’ likely loss of left wing Milan Lucic to free agency overshadowed their triumphs Wednesday at the NHL awards show, where Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and center Anze Kopitar won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward and the Lady Byng for sportsmanship...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on KTLA

SERIES BattleBots Samantha Ponder takes over as host for a new season of this robot-fighting competition. Alison Haislip is on the sidelines and Adam Savage serves as a guest judge. 8 p.m. ABC Bones As the team investigates the murder of a billionaire explorer who went missing in Antarctica 10...

NBA mock draft: Figure Simmons and Ingram as top two, then 'Everything is up for grabs'

The speculation in NBA circles is that Louisiana State’s Ben Simmons is the draft equivalent of a slam dunk and will be the first player selected in the draft Thursday, by the Philadelphia 76ers. The strong belief among league officials is that Duke’s Brandon Ingram will be the second player taken...

New video shows police encounter that preceeded death of New York man

A police officer tackles 25-year-old Barrington Williams inside the Yankee Stadium subway station in the Bronx. A struggle ensues and soon three more officers arrive, pinning the young man to the ground while they force handcuffs around his wrists.  By the time they’re done, Williams’ body is limp....

Love in the age of Bernie and Hillary

In the weeks to come, both before and after the Democratic National Convention, enthusiasts of Bernie Sanders -- especially all the millennials who invested so much energy in a campaign that exceeded expectations but ultimately fell short -- will be making a hard choice. One by one, they will decide...

Rangers lose two pitchers

The Texas Rangers put struggling left-hander Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, and later said Colby Lewis would join him because he won't be able to throw for four weeks because of a lat muscle strain.  Lewis had cramping in his right arm while pitching five innings in a loss...

Solar PV Recycling Market May Be $15 Billion Industry By 2050

According to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), the PV recycling industry may be worth as much as $15 billion by 2050. By weight, this PV recycling number is based on 78 million tons of decommissioned PV materials. Show More Summary

'Matewan,' 'West Side Story' and 'Waterfront' for the classic film fan's delight

This is a good week to be a classic film fan, as three top productions appear on big screens around town.      On Sunday, June 26, catch Elia Kazan's 1954 "On the Waterfront" and its memorable story of love and corruption starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint and Lee J. Cobb. At 5:30 p.m. at...

Boys' basketball: Stephan Gilling is new head coach at Chino Hills

Stephan Gilling, who served as an assistant coach on last season's 35-0 Chino Hills team and was the recommended successor by former coach Steve Baik, has been named the head coach for the Huskies. Gilling isn't expected to change much. The Huskies are already scoring lots of points in summer ball,...

Jackpot! NHL is awarded an expansion team

Coming soon to the NHL: The Las Vegas Holy Rollers. Or Aces. Maybe the Royal Flushes? The NHL on Wednesday became the first major professional sports league to succumb to the temptations of Las Vegas, with Commissioner Gary Bettman announcing the league’s Board of Governors had unanimously approved...

Paramedics were barred from rescuing Orlando shooting victims; nightclub was deemed too dangerous

Paramedics responding to the Orlando nightclub shooting never entered the building throughout the three-hour standoff because it was considered too dangerous, officials said Wednesday. The attack at the Pulse nightclub left 49 dead and more than 50 wounded. It’s unclear how many could have been...

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