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'X-Men' and 'Alice' sequels are expected to power the Memorial Day weekend box office

Hollywood is anticipating a powerful Memorial Day weekend at the box office, led by hoped-for blockbusters “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” The convergence of the two sequels, both belonging to popular franchises, could thrust the industry to one of the biggest Memorial...

Bernie Sanders is a socialist? Some on the far left say 'sellout' is more like it

Protesters clash with Trump supporters and police at New Mexico rally May 25, 2016, 5:31 a.m. Bernie Sanders takes aim at both Hillary Clinton and GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump as he campaigns in California. Protesters crashed another Donald Trump rally, this time in New Mexico Bernie Sanders...

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Nyle DiMarco takes the Mirrorball in the Season 22 finale

Please join me in a hearty huzzah to the winner of Season 22 of ABC's tireless hit, "Dancing With the Stars," and in the same breath, a collective, "Curse you, 'DWTS!'" with a concurrent fist-shaking motion aimed in the general direction of the closest TV screen. The former? That's a given. The...

Palo Alto police officers cleared in shooting of schizophrenic man

Two Palo Alto police officers used lawful force when they fatally shot a schizophrenic man with a knife during a standoff last Christmas, prosecutors in Northern California said Tuesday. The killing of 31-year-old William Raff outside a transitional housing facility was also found to be another...

Boy, 16, arrested after fatally stabbing West Hills woman and stealing her car, police say

A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 53-year-old West Hills woman in her home, police said. He's also accused of stealing her car and crashing it blocks away. A family member called police about 4:30 p.m. after finding Connie Cajulis suffering...

Justice Department seeks death penalty for Charleston church shooter

Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings. The decision means that both state...

Trump unlikely to be able to renegotiate climate deal: U.N. climate chief

COLOGNE (Reuters) - Donald Trump would be "highly unlikely" to be able to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday, as doing so would require the agreement of 195 countries.

How much should be done to save a life?

“This…is the end...of my life.” These would be my patient’s only words — an economy of phrasing made necessary by an all-consuming air hunger. She had just arrived in the emergency room, Code 3 critical, after a lights-and-sirens ambulance transport from her nursing home. Awake, alert and intensely...

Teacher abuse payouts top $300 million as L.A. Unified misses warning signs

In the court hearing, one young man after another claimed that former Franklin High football coach Jaime Jimenez befriended them during summer practice before 9th grade, then sexually abused them. But it’s not the allegations against Jimenez that are at the center of a lawsuit filed this month...

With Trump to speak in Anaheim, police brace for protests

The Anaheim Police Department is well aware of the violence that has plagued some of Donald Trump's campaign events.  Clashes between the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's supporters and rowdy counter-protesters have marked the businessman's campaign, and Trump's most recent visit to...

Could anger over Donald Trump's rhetoric reinvigorate the push for immigration reform? Advocates hope so

A decade ago, Anabel Garcia Romo, then a 17-year-old attending Garfield High School, took part in the epic May Day march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. She was drawn to the protest because she had friends and family who were in the country illegally and she opposed a proposal in Congress...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Greek island

ATHENS (Reuters) - A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Greek island of Crete on Wednesday but there no immediate reports of damage, authorities said.

More than half of Malawi's population need food relief - minister

LILONGWE (Reuters) - More than half of Malawi's population is in need of food aid after an El Nino-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday.

Japan to see average to warmer weather during June-Aug

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will see mostly average to warmer weather from June to August, the official forecaster said on Wednesday.

Dungeness crabs threatened by, you guessed it, climate change

Ocean acidification is bad for crab larvae, and the fishermen who rely on them.

Climate change is making food more toxic

Mycotoxins and other poisons are cropping up in our crops.

China to replace direct coal combustion with electricity in new plan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will reduce the amount of coal burned directly in industrial furnaces and residential heating systems in order to tackle a major source of smog, the country's energy regulator said on Wednesday.

UK winter floods to cost insurers $2 billion in pay-outs

LONDON (Reuters) - Flood damage in Britain from winter storms has resulted in claims for more than 15,000 homes and businesses and is likely to lead to pay-outs of 1.3 billion pounds ($1.9 billion), the Association of British Insurers estimates.

Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.  Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0...

Thunder rout Warriors, 118-94, to take 3-1 Western Conference finals series lead

Those 73 wins don’t look so imposing anymore. The Golden State Warriors’ regular season may go down as little more than a history-making prelude to massive disappointment given the way the Oklahoma City Thunder are quickly brushing them aside. Russell Westbrook headlined his triple-double with...

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