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Here’s one way GMOs aren’t beating evolution

Evolution has a million year head start on genetic engineers.

Toyota invests in Uber; Volkswagen backs Gett

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Tuesday a partnership with Uber Technologies in which the Japanese automaker will invest an undisclosed sum in the ride-hailing company and establish a car-leasing option for Uber drivers. Through the partnership, the two companies will “explore collaboration... in...

U.S. to seek death penalty in Charleston church shooting

The U.S. Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, S.C., Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,"...

Cal State trustees agree to boost faculty salaries, ending yearlong dispute

The Cal State Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to raise faculty salaries by 10.5% over three years, capping a long-running dispute over pay that threatened to wreak havoc on the nation's largest public university system. The board's Committee on Collective Bargaining voted unanimously...

Sen. Barbara Boxer to meet with Supreme Court nominee

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

It could be a 'long time' before U.S. launches spy satellites on a reusable rocket

The commercial satellite market might be ready for a reusable rocket, but the U.S. government is taking a more cautious approach. The director of launch enterprise for the U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center said Tuesday that it could be a "long time" before the government...

Assemblyman Calderon backs Proposition 50 ballot measure spurred by his uncle's legal problems

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

Still no deal in sight for state road funding

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara get wigged out on 'Schitt's Creek'

Exclusive video interviews with TV stars from your favorite shows May 24, 2016, 1:37 p.m. There can be no doubt that television today offers more high-quality programming than ever before, and now it's not always even on your television. But wherever you watch it, there are so many stand-out performances...

Man shot to death as police dispatcher listens on the line

A robbery victim who followed his assailant down a dead-end street was shot and killed as he telephoned a dispatcher to report the crime, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.  Christian Morales, 19, had just been robbed at Lytle Creek Park around 8:30 p.m. Monday when he decided to...

Burt Kwouk dies at 85; played Clouseau's 'Pink Panther' manservant Cato

Burt Kwouk, an actor who played martial arts expert Cato in the comic “Pink Panther” films, has died. He was 85.  Kwouk's agent, Jean Diamond, said in a statement that he “passed peacefully” on Tuesday. She didn't give a cause of death.  Born in northwest England in 1930 and raised in Shanghai,...

As apps make it easier to seek refunds, Amazon limits its reimbursement policy

Many online retailers promise price protection to customers, but after making a purchase, few shoppers take the time to compare prices across the Web and file claims for partial refunds. So a handful of start-ups have built business models that involve doing that legwork and taking a cut of the...

L.A. County extends medical marijuana growing ban one month

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a temporary ban on growing medical marijuana in unincorporated areas by one month, but shelved a proposed 10-month ban. In asking to postpone a vote on the longer ban, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl noted that there is a strong possibility that Californians...

Vietnamese cabbie kidnapped by jail fugitives sues Orange County

For Long Ma, the cabdriver kidnapped by three Orange County jail fugitives in January, freedom now comes with its own sense of confinement. He can't work, he said. He's afraid to respond to calls and pick up strangers, experiencing post-traumatic stress and around-the-clock money worries, supporters...

Lawsuit against Canelo Alvarez holds up talks on fight with Gennady Golovkin

One of the reasons discussion about a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight has gone cold is because Alvarez is in a Miami courtroom this week with his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, who’s arguing that he didn’t steal Alvarez from a smaller promoter years ago. In the civil trial that began Monday,...

NFL awards 2021 Super Bowl to Los Angeles

The Super Bowl is headed back to Los Angeles. NFL owners voted Tuesday to award the 2021 game to the nation’s second-largest market for the first time since 1993. The game will be played at the yet-to-be-constructed Inglewood stadium, which is scheduled to open for the 2019 season. The league took...

Paul McCartney backs Kanye West's N-word use

In a new interview for the BBC Mastertapes series, Paul McCartney defended Kanye West's use of racially volatile language in his single "All Day." McCartney recalled collaborating with West on the single, which featured a McCartney melody radically revised by West into a hard-hitting single that...

Some crude production restarts as cool weather saps Canadian wildfire

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Some crude producers restarted operations on Tuesday in Canada's energy heartland as a mass evacuation of the Fort McMurray oil town entered its fourth week, though cool weather and light winds were helping firefighters dampen the blaze.

India Proposes Fresh Guidelines For Onshore Wind Energy Projects

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued draft guidelines for the installation of onshore wind energy turbines. The new regulations will make sweeping changes in the guidelines issued in 1996. The regulations have been updated in order to attract new turbine makers and investors. Show More Summary

Coal exec admits Donald Trump doesn’t understand the first thing about coal

Says Bob Murray of Murray Energy: "I don't think it will be a thriving industry ever again."

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