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Bernie Sanders lays out what Democrats should do next

The runner-up in the presidential race hasn’t given up on impacting the party's platform.

Architecture critic rides US Bank Tower's glass Skyslide with 70 floors of nothingness below

“A machine that makes the land pay.” That’s how architect and Manhattanite Cass Gilbert defined the skyscraper in 1900, when the building type was — ahem — just getting off the ground. But the machine doesn’t pay like it used to, at least not when it comes to commercial skyscrapers that hold office...

Top architect of climate deal warns against Brexit

Climate advocates say Britain leaving the EU is bad news for the climate.

Illinois residents clean up after tornadoes hit homes, trap residents

(Reuters) - Several communities in Illinois were cleaning up wreckage on Thursday following a series of tornadoes that destroyed homes, smashed vehicles and trapped residents a night earlier, weather officials said.

Oil in California pipeline leak owned by affiliates of Shell, Exxon Mobil

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oil that leaked from the Crimson Pipeline system in Ventura County, California on Thursday belongs to Aera Energy, which is owned by affiliates of Shell and Exxon Mobil, according to Aera's web site and a local official.

U.S. says Yuengling settles environmental case for about $10 million

(Reuters) - D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, one of the largest U.S. craft brewers, will pay close to $10 million to settle charges that two large Pennsylvania breweries it operates violated the Clean Water Act, federal regulators said on Thursday.

Pennsylvanians are complaining their water is fracked up. Now what?

For those with contaminated wells, state regulators aren’t acting fast enough.

Vacation is no excuse: 14 ways to stick to your fitness goals when you hit the road

Sorry, summer travel is no excuse. Whether you are a road warrior on back-to-back business trips or a leisure traveler taking advantage of your annual vacation days, there are plenty of ways to stick to your diet and fitness goals while on the road (or even if you just don’t have time to make it...

Tornado, hail storms kill at least 51 in east China: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tornado and hail storms killed at least 51 people on Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, state media said.

Disney World's ongoing battle against 'nuisance' alligators

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, according to state records.

Heavy rains cause flooding in southeast England as Britons vote on EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavy rains in southeast England on Thursday flooded streets, disrupted travel and closed two polling stations on the day Britons voted whether to remain in the European Union.

Monsoon rains in India 7 percent below average in past week

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains in India were 7 percent below average in the week ending June 22, the weather office said on Thursday, narrowing the deficit since the season started on June 8.

Firefighters to battle against flames, dry California weather

(Reuters) - Firefighters on Thursday were set to face high temperatures and gusty winds as they battle five large fires burning in drought-stricken California, officials said, though progress allowed authorities to lift some earlier evacuation orders.

What’s worse, burning plastic or sending it to a landfill?

When it comes to pesky, non-recyclable plastics, should we bury or burn? Advice maven Umbra Fisk tosses out a few ideas.

Puig brings it home, Dodgers defeat Nationals, 4-3

Yasiel Puig rounded first base and slowed up, taking a peak toward the outfield. His last season and a half had been forgettable, scarred by injury, stifled at the plate. Here at least, he’d been useful. With the Dodgers down a run in the ninth inning, with Howie Kendrick on first, Puig had singled....

On a day Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar win major awards, biggest news for Kings in Milan Lucic's likely departure

The Kings’ likely loss of left wing Milan Lucic to free agency overshadowed their triumphs Wednesday at the NHL awards show, where Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and center Anze Kopitar won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward and the Lady Byng for sportsmanship...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on KTLA

SERIES BattleBots Samantha Ponder takes over as host for a new season of this robot-fighting competition. Alison Haislip is on the sidelines and Adam Savage serves as a guest judge. 8 p.m. ABC Bones As the team investigates the murder of a billionaire explorer who went missing in Antarctica 10...

NBA mock draft: Figure Simmons and Ingram as top two, then 'Everything is up for grabs'

The speculation in NBA circles is that Louisiana State’s Ben Simmons is the draft equivalent of a slam dunk and will be the first player selected in the draft Thursday, by the Philadelphia 76ers. The strong belief among league officials is that Duke’s Brandon Ingram will be the second player taken...

New video shows police encounter that preceeded death of New York man

A police officer tackles 25-year-old Barrington Williams inside the Yankee Stadium subway station in the Bronx. A struggle ensues and soon three more officers arrive, pinning the young man to the ground while they force handcuffs around his wrists.  By the time they’re done, Williams’ body is limp....

Love in the age of Bernie and Hillary

In the weeks to come, both before and after the Democratic National Convention, enthusiasts of Bernie Sanders -- especially all the millennials who invested so much energy in a campaign that exceeded expectations but ultimately fell short -- will be making a hard choice. One by one, they will decide...

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