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What's next for Bill O'Reilly? We have some ideas

It's unclear what Bill O'Reilly's next move will be after departing Fox News, but here are just a few suggestions.

The exhibition that has art fans in a fury: Our critic's take on MOCA's Carl Andre retrospective

A tainted Minimalist sculptor is reintroduced to American museum-goers, prompting praise as well as protests.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas pulls away from Marin Cilic to reach Monte Carlo Masters

Albert Ramos-Vinolas won the last four games to beat fifth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals Friday. Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, seemed to be in command when he broke at the start of the third set. But the Spaniard rallied to set...

Don't buy Airbnb's claim that L.A. would lose millions under new regulations

To the editor: On behalf of the Los Angeles hotels that help generate more that $200 million annually for the city in Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) and are members of the California Hotel & Lodging Assn., we are flummoxed by the lack of honest math regarding short-term rentals and their impact...

Heart and high jinks mix in the raucous summer comedy 'Rough Night'

When Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs first started dating, neither thought the relationship had long-term potential. They were in their twenties, just out of college and met in an improv class at New York’s Upright Citizen Brigade. “We were like, ‘We’re making comedy, and we’re hooking up! Haha!’...

L.A. Times updates LGBTQ style guidelines, adopts singular 'they'

The Times has updated its guidelines for covering the LGBTQ community. As our understanding of gender and sexual orientation evolves, so does language. The Times’ goal is to be contemporary, clear and flexible, while maintaining consistency of style. General guidelines for writing about sexual...

Storm Arlene weakens into a post-tropical cyclone: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Arlene has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season

The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.

U.S. judge sentences Volkswagen to three years probation

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January.

North Dakota's 'water protectors' bring their pipeline story to film

NEW YORK (Reuters) - They call themselves "water protectors" and describe the Dakota Access pipeline ferrying crude oil across America as "the black snake."

California Gov. Brown on Climate Efforts

Yesterday’s session at the annual Navigating American Carbon World conference was a bit of a California lovefest, with relief and gratitude spilling over for the state’s leadership on climate policy.  The crowd was California’s choir, and Governor Jerry Brown delivered the keynote address to two standing ovations.  It’s rare to hear a politician sound, by […]

Refreshed Venice Craftsman, a surfer's idyll, is move-in ready

This California Craftsman, within walking distance of the beach and the action on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, embraces the Venice lifestyle. The bungalow has been opened up inside and features vaulted ceilings, hardwood plank floors and lots of natural light. Among must-haves for the surfer is an outdoor...

Britain could see its first full day without coal

Britain's National Grid says Friday may be the first full 24-hour work-day since the Industrial Revolution in which the nation doesn't depend on electricity generated from coal.

Cold snap threatens French vines

A late spring frost that hit French vineyards is threatening the harvest in Champagne and Burgundy, winegrowers warn.

New test to reveal pesticide exposure

A recent study provides new information that may help researchers monitor the effects of common agricultural chemicals on farmers' health.

EU to propose linking CO2 emissions for trucks, cars to road toll charges

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is to propose making cars, trucks, buses and vans pay higher road toll charges the more CO2 they emit as it seeks to cut road transport's carbon footprint, two EU officials said.

Paris soil carbon sequestration goals called unrealistic

The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an opinion piece in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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