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Instead of buying something this Friday, fix something

Companies like Apple make it difficult to repair your electronics, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

Jonathan Pollard should abide by the terms of his parole

Jonathan J. Pollard, the former U.S. intelligence analyst sentenced to life in prison for spying for Israel, has been released from incarceration after serving 30 years. But some of Pollard's supporters, with an assist from two members of Congress, want the Obama administration to go further and...

Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease, possibly football-related, family says

NFL great Frank Gifford, who died in August of reported natural causes, had a brain disease that may have stemmed from his Hall of Fame football career, his family said in a statement released Wednesday. The family revealed that it had medical researchers study Gifford’s brain after he died at...

Campaign, as well as consultants, benefit from donations to Ben Carson

Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook. “I think he is sincere, and I think he is honest, and I think he is exactly what we need,” said McMillon,...

The people of northern Manhattan are fighting climate change on their own terms

The other half of Manhattan didn't make splashy headlines after Hurricane Sandy, but its woes were real. Now community activists are preparing for the next time.

Here's how we get a real deal on street vending

When my father, Al Langer, founded Langer’s Delicatessen and Restaurant in 1947, on a corner overlooking MacArthur Park, it was a tiny establishment with just 12 seats. In the decades since, we’ve grown into a 135-seat Los Angeles culinary landmark. We’ve received accolades from quarters as diverse...

Walk-off wisdom from Bill Dwyre

There are a million stories in the naked city, and I'm not going to get to all of them. It sure has been fun trying. Today is my last column for the Los Angeles Times. That was harder to type than I thought. I am among dozens of departing journalists. It will be a slow trickle, starting now and...

Preview: Clippers vs. Utah Jazz

The Clippers (7-7) will host the Utah Jazz (6-7) on Wednesday in the second leg of a back-to-back after beating the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, 111-94. Tuesday's win snapped a three-game skid for the Clippers. In that game, they had a season low in turnovers (seven) and each of their starters scored...

Bolivia's Morales, once leftist climate pact foe, turns pragmatic

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's President Evo Morales leaves no doubt about who he blames for global warming.

YouTube Kids accused of shilling for Coca-Cola

A new complaint accuses the media company of peddling junk food to toddlers.

Here’s how the airline industry could cut its emissions in half

It’s cheaper for airlines to cut emissions than you'd expect, according to a new study.

Angels name Scott Radinsky as their new bullpen coach

The Angels rounded out their on-field staff by hiring Scott Radinsky, a former Simi Valley High standout and major league pitcher, as their bullpen coach on Wednesday. Radinsky, 47, spent the last three seasons as a minor-league pitching coach in the Dodgers organization, helping triple-A Oklahoma...

Trump's appeal exposes a national undercurrent of intolerance

The tycoon who would be president, Donald Trump, recently endorsed supporters who roughed up a protester at one of his campaign events. “Maybe he should have been roughed up,” Trump told Fox News over the weekend, “because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” This was after Trump suggested...

Paris climate summit: Do UN climate change treaties ever work?

As the world's leaders prepare for the most important UN climate summit in 20 years, we ask if such meetings and their outcomes actually make a difference

UK scraps one billion pound carbon capture technology scheme

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) to help commercialize the technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing them underground, the government said on Wednesday, putting two major projects at risk of being canceled.

Negotiators at U.N. climate talks to meet Sunday, a day early

OSLO (Reuters) - Government negotiators at a U.N. climate conference in Paris will meet on Sunday, a day earlier than planned, to let them get down to work before world leaders arrive for a summit on Monday.

Russia deploys missiles in Syria; pilot denies straying into Turkish airspace

Russia ordered the deployment of sophisticated ground-to-air missiles in Syria on Wednesday, a day after a Turkish fighter jet shot down an SU-24 warplane that Ankara said had repeatedly violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border. The Kremlin also said it was moving the missile-carrying cruiser...

China is totally crushing the U.S. on renewable energy

According to new data, China's clean energy investment over the last year outpaced that of the U.S., the U.K., and France combined.

Paris climate summit: Hope versus reality at last ditch meeting

The UN says an agreement at arguably the most important climate summit in 20 years will put us on track to limit warming to 2 °C. Others say this is fantasy

Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks

Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity. Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing political...

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