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Canadian wildlife officers kill nine bears in three days

(Reuters) - Authorities have killed nine bears in three days in a western Canadian city, a conservation officer said on Monday, warning that the death toll will rise if unsecured trash continues to draw the animals into residential areas.

Gustavo Dudamel, Cecilia Bartoli and a grim, bizarre 'West Side Story' in Salzburg

So is “West Side Story” an opera, or what? For a semi-staged performance last month at the Hollywood Bowl, Gustavo Dudamel found an ideal balance between the Broadway roots and operatic potential of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical. Now he is conducting a full-scale operatic production of “West...

The overhaul of California's energy regulator begins to move forward

Essential Politics: Drug companies spend millions to oppose price cap on prescriptions, Assembly OKs new regulations for charter buses Aug. 22, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: The state Assembly...

Shakespeare's 'Love's Labor's Lost': Kathleen Marshall directs a winner at the Old Globe

SAN DIEGO — The Old Globe’s staging of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” proves that it is possible to fall in love with a production at first sight. John Lee Beatty’s scenic design transforms the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre into an elegantly verdant royal park. I haven’t yet taken a vacation this...

Who's Jared Goff? His family knows the No. 1 NFL draft pick best, and they're not afraid to share his love of 'cheesy pop'

Rams training camp is all-consuming for No. 1 pick Jared Goff, so much so that the rookie quarterback doesn’t always take the time to respond to his mom in a timely matter. As a result, Nancy Goff has to resort to sneaky texting measures sometimes, if only to check if her son’s thumbs still work....

'All gender' bathroom bill meant to accommodate transgender people heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

Essential Politics: Drug companies spend millions to oppose price cap on prescriptions, Assembly OKs new regulations for charter buses Aug. 22, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: The state Assembly...

Alligator bit boy's head during Disney World resort attack, report shows

Lane Graves bent over to scoop wet sand into his small plastic bucket when the alligator struck. The 2-year-old boy wanted to build a sandcastle on the beach at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa after stormy weather canceled a scheduled outdoor movie. His father, who was standing nearby with...

Comcast's NBCUniversal completes purchase of DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal has completed its $3.8-billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, a blockbuster deal that alters the face of Hollywood and accelerates the pace of consolidation in the media industry. Monday was the final day that DreamWorks’ shares traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange, according...

How often should you get a mammogram? It depends on whether you have dense breast tissue, experts say

For women older than 50 who have been confused by conflicting advice on how frequently to get a mammogram, some new science is here to guide their decisions. An ambitious research effort published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine set out to tailor women’s breast cancer screening practices...

Tomas Quiroz kicks, does ballet, sings, plays guitar and is St. Francis' most interesting kid

When it comes to most interesting teenagers on a football team, St. Francis has a top candidate in sophomore Tomas Quiroz, who's a kicker for the junior varsity team. Since he was 2, he has been training in ballet. Two summers ago, he spent five days a week, five hours a day at the Joffrey Ballet...

Texas, keystone of the pro-life movement, sure is seeing a lot of maternal deaths

A new study shows Texas' maternal mortality rate doubling between 2010 and 2014, which the authors deem "highly unusual."

U.S. rejects automakers request to extend fuel comment deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators late on Monday denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on a key environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.

Two dozen structures destroyed by eastern Washington wildfires

(Reuters) - Emergency officials confronting a cluster of wildfires with limited resources in eastern Washington state enlisted the help of local farmers to help battle flames that have destroyed about two dozen buildings near Spokane, authorities said on Monday.

Louisiana’s flood couldn’t have been stopped, but it didn’t have to be so devastating

A set of canals, levees, and reservoirs that could have staunched Louisiana's floods had been deemed impractical.

The man who may know more about California schools policy than anyone else calls it a career in Sacramento

Essential Politics: Roger Hernández says no 'fight' left in him for Congress, Gov. Brown signs law that will result in legal lane splitting by motorcycles Aug. 22, 2016, 2:10 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:...

AP: Trump campaign staff makes racist comments on social media

Campaign 2016 updates: Newly released Hillary Clinton emails shed light on foundation connections to State Department Aug. 22, 2016, 2:07 p.m. The emails show how the lines between the foundation and State Department were blurred while Clinton was secretary of State.Another day, another Hillary...

Tropical depression Seven forms in the Atlantic

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Seven, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), has formed west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is likely to strengthen gradually, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday...

Anaheim won't fine short-term rental companies for hosts' violations

Anaheim officials say they won’t enforce a new law that imposes fines on short-term rental sites for listing homes and apartments that violate the city’s rental regulations. The policy change is the latest chapter in a heated battle between the city and hundreds of short-term rental properties...

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