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In 1980, Super Bowl XIV between the Rams and Steelers provided a lifeline for U.S. hostages in Iran

He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were, according to Iranian propaganda,...

Initial Thoughts on the Supreme Court Staying the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 half-page order, dealt the Obama Administration a big blow today by preventing its Clean Power Plan from going into effect until the case can be heard on its merits.  We know from the order that the Court split in the usual way, with the four more liberal members of the Court […]

Marathon weekend in L.A. to feature annual race and the U.S. Olympic trials

The last time Jared Ward ran in Southern California, he took a self-guided 26-mile jaunt past some of the area's top attractions — Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive, among others. Ward passed the landmarks quickly en route to a third-place finish in last spring's Los Angeles...

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits off Chilean coast: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Numerous Katy Perry-Orlando Bloom sightings indicate romance is on, report says

Love could be in bloom for Katy Perry and her rumored new man, actor Orlando Bloom. The "Roar" singer is dating the "Pirates of the Caribbean" alum, according to People. The two have been "spending more and more time together," a source told the outlet, and are said to be introducing each other to...

Aliso Canyon gas leak could be "controlled" in several days

The leaking gas well in Aliso Canyon could be plugged in the next several days, the Southern California Gas Co. said Tuesday.  Residents in nearby Porter Ranch can expect to receive text messages and phone calls once a relief well intercepts the failed well and crews are able to pump in fluids...

For 'Frozen' fans, let the waiting begin: Broadway musical sets opening for spring 2018

Fans of "Frozen" will have to wait two more years before the highly anticipated musical stage adaptation opens on Broadway. Disney announced Tuesday that the new version of the hit animated movie is set to open in New York in spring 2018. The company said that casting, dates and venue will be announced...

Residents fight for economic and environmental justice in one Illinois town

It’s pretty much impossible to fight for clean air and water without tackling income equality.

Supreme Court whacks Obama’s Climate Power Plan

The court issued an unusual, one-page emergency order for the EPA to put the plan on hold.

Guess what? The oceans could completely evaporate into space

Don't worry, NOAA's doomsday scenario is millions of years off -- but it's still scary.

DMX is OK after being revived in New York hotel parking lot

DMX is out of the hospital after collapsing in the parking lot of a Yonkers, N.Y., hotel on Monday night, his attorney said Tuesday. The 45-year-old rapper, real name Earl Simmons, didn't have a pulse when authorities arrived, police told the Associated Press. Murray Richman, DMX's lawyer, told...

2 sheriff's deputies in jail abuse case won't be retried on excessive force charges

Federal prosecutors Tuesday struck a deal with two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies that allows the men to avoid a second trial on charges they used excessive force on a jail inmate. Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were accused of unjustly beating the handcuffed inmate and then lying about...

The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Huge Blow to Obama's Climate Plan

In a setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to temporarily block a case that challenges a signature piece of climate legislation passed last year, bringing enforcement to a halt in the meantime. The Clean...Show More Summary

Climate change will make westbound transatlantic flights longer: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday.

Britain will struggle to meet CO2 goals without CCS, lawmakers say

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will struggle to meet its goals for emission reductions after it shelved a billion-pound scheme to help commercialize carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology last year, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Your old flash drive could bring subversive media to North Korea

The USB sticks are loaded with defector interviews and Hollywood movies before being smuggled across the border.

Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce prepare for an emotional return to Boston

Doc Rivers has been back to Boston twice already as coach of the Clippers, memorably tearing up as he spoke about the reception he received upon his initial return in December 2013. Going back to TD Garden has become even more routine for Paul Pierce, who made four trips the last two seasons while...

FBI can't figure out how to unlock encrypted phone in San Bernardino investigation

FBI technicians have been unable to unlock encrypted data on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, the FBI director said Tuesday. The failure, the second such case in recent months, has left investigators in the dark about at least some...

That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says

A “land-based” explosion was the likely cause, not an object from space, which would have been a first of sorts in recorded history.

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