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Huntington Beach police officer fatally shoots armed man, police say

A motorist who pulled a handgun on Huntington Beach police on Saturday evening was shot and killed, authorities said.

Two men charged with murder in shooting of Anaheim girl

The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun.

NBA preview: Western Conference predictions

Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)

Seattle Sounders win MLS Supporters' Shield with 2-0 win over Galaxy

The Seattle Sounders defeated the Galaxy, 2-0, in their last game of the regular season Saturday to win the Supporters' Shield, awarded to the team with the best record in Major League Soccer.

Kevin Durant's injury a game-changer in NBA Western Conference

The NBA was knocked for a loop with the news the league's most valuable player, Kevin Durant, suffered a broken foot, the first major injury of his seven-year career.

Jack Bruce, bassist with classic rock trio Cream, dead at 71

Jack Bruce, whose muscular yet melodic bass lines helped power the bluesy British rock trio Cream, died Saturday at 71, according to a post on the musician's Facebook page.

Silent films and their soaring music are rediscovered

If you were part of the sold-out crowd at Walt Disney Concert Hall a week ago watching a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's extraordinary 1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc," calling it a silent film would have made no sense at all.

Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game

California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming.

New Tool Helps You Find The Right Electric Car

A big thanks is due to the Sierra Club, as it has just launched a new ‘pick-a-plug-in’ internet tool to help you pick the best electric car for your driving habits and needs. A lot of people aren’t even aware of a single electric car...Show More Summary

Greatest Environmental Hazards From Arctic Drilling (Part 3)

(The story of the Kara Sea oil well, which went from being multinational to being solely operated by Russia, continued) Now that the political dirt about arctic drilling is out of the way (Part 1 and Part 2 of this 3-part story), we’ll...Show More Summary

Durban Group Holds Bonn UN Climate Talks

In Bonn, Germany, the last round of formal negotiations before December’s key climate convention in Lima, Peru, is under way. From October 20 to 25, national governments of the worldwide UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will continue working together at the Bonn UN Climate talks on a new draft climate agreement. Show More Summary

US Home Solar Approaching 1 Gigawatt

Solar market research firm NPD Solarbuzz has stated that it expects the US home solar market to reach 1 gigawatt in early 2015. At least through the end of 2016, when the solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to expire, Solarbuzz sees strong growth in the US home solar market. Show More Summary

How Solar Power Works

Quickly learn how solar power works as well as a number of fun facts in the article and videos below. Solar power is taking the world by storm. The cost of solar panels has come down so much that hundreds of millions of people can probably benefit financially from going solar. Show More Summary

Living Off The Grid — Good Idea?

Living off the grid has great appeal to a lot of people. It sounds idyllic. You are no longer dependent on broader society (well, at least not for electricity). You no longer send your money to a greedy monopoly month after month. You...Show More Summary

Advantages of Solar Energy

Everybody knows (or should know) that solar energy is clean and green, but there are actually many advantages of solar energy. I’ll run down 11 of them here. I’d also throw in disadvantages of solar energy, but there’s basically just one. Show More Summary

The Electricity Grid Is About To Change… A Lot!

This article is part of the ‘Think Further Thursday’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com. In 2064, solar power and wind power will be have become so cheap that fossil fuel or nuclear power plants will be ancient relics of another era. Show More Summary

Stanek wkend Q: Is San Antonio’s new mega-abortion center the pro-life movement’s fault?

In response to my October 21 post, “Pro-life activists infiltrate Planned Parenthood mega-abortion center under construction,” Abolish Human Abortion has written a “we told you so”: We are not bragging about this or simply saying we told you so. Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Karuna Jaggar

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop shaking my head at all of the poor taste, misinformed, and flat out irresponsible pink-ribbon “breast cancer awareness” campaigns that crawl out of the woodwork every year during the month of October. This year’s apparent winner of “are-you-kidding-me” pink-washing goes to Susan G. Komen and its [...]

Sarah Palin: Ironic that “war on women” mongers mocked daughter’s assault by a man

It strikes me as bitterly ironic that the same people who tell us there is a “war on women” have no problem laughing at the recording of my daughter crying as she tells police about being assaulted by a man. ~ Sarah Palin, as quotedShow More Summary

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