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Op-Ed Contributor: The Questionable Accounting Behind the World’s Carbon Budget

Questionable accounting and dubious expectations about technology underpin the carbon budget that would keep global warming in check.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Green Tech Solution

I was unsure what to make of the Paris climate talks, so I asked our hippest Founding Father for advice.

Pat Haden's USC legacy hinges on how well Clay Helton's hiring goes

For nearly two months, the pressure to become USC's permanent football coach was squarely on Clay Helton. Now that he has the gig, the pressure is all on the guy who hired him. For Clay Helton, this is a first job. For Pat Haden, this is a lasting legacy. It has been written repeatedly in this...

Kobe Bryant's retirement could open new vistas and bring new hope for Lakers

Kobe Bryant's decision to retire brings to a close one of professional basketball's most storied careers. But it also gives the Lakers, mired in one of their worst seasons ever, a big gift and hope for a new era: Bryant's $25-million salary is coming off the books, allowing Lakers General Manager...

A Path Beyond the Paris Climate Change Conference

There are leaders seeking aggressive solutions to global warming, But success will be difficult given that technologies and overall will may not be sufficient.

E.P.A. Rule Requires a Big Jump in Biofuel Use

The agency increased the total volume of renewable fuel required by the end of 2016 to 18.11 billion gallons, an 11 percent increase from 2014.

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Japan whaling fleet departs for hunt despite international outrage

SHIMONOSEKI, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's whaling fleet set out for the Antarctic on Tuesday to resume a decades-old whale hunt, defying global outrage, after a year's hiatus due to an international court ruling.

No. 1 Kentucky struggles but beats Illinois State, 75-63

Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray had 16 and No. 1 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Illinois State and win, 75-63, Monday night at Lexington, Ky. Outhustled on both ends by the athletic Redbirds through 20 minutes while adjusting to playing without injured starting...

Inside hirings sometimes work in college football, sometimes not

Clay Helton's appointment as USC's football coach bucked conventional college football wisdom in two ways: • In four seasons before this one, none of the 16 major-college teams who had used interim coaches hired them for the permanent position, according to research by

What they're saying about Clay Helton's hiring

USC officially named Clay Helton as the permanent coach of the football team on Monday morning. Here's selected reactions from current, past and potentially future Trojans after the announcement: USC tight end Tyler Petite: Helton 2016! Great day to be a Trojan Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll:...

The Clay Helton file: Biographical details about USC's new football coach

The Clay Helton file Born: June 24, 1972, in Gainesville, Fla. Childhood: Helton's father, Kim, was a college and NFL assistant and Clay grew up around coaches such as Doug Dickey at Florida, Howard Schnellenberger at Miami. As a boy, he played catch with Miami quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Bernie...

Boys' basketball: Chino Hills opens with 131-42 victory

There's no hiding from what No. 1-ranked Chino Hills is capable of producing on basketball scoreboards this season with three Ball brothers in the starting lineup. In its first game of the season on Monday night, the Huskies came away with a 131-42 victory over San Bernardino in the Corona Centennial...

'Indecent' is a moving reminder of art's power to expose truths

When the Polish Jewish writer Sholem Asch wrote "The God of Vengeance" in 1906, Broadway wasn't, it's safe to say, at the forefront of his mind. The play, written in Yiddish, revolves around a crisis in a family that's no ordinary family: A brothel owner wants his daughter to marry a respectable...

The EPA raises the Renewable Fuels Standard. Here’s why that makes no sense

Ethanol uses up farmland and harms the climate even more than fossil fuels. But it's business, and somebody's making hay.

Next up for Lakers: at Philadelphia on Tuesday night

UP NEXT LAKERS AT PHILADELPHIA 76ERS When: Tuesday, 4 p.m. PST. Where: Wells Fargo Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 2-14; 76ers 0-18. Record vs. 76ers (2014-15): 2-0. Update: The Lakers will play the only team in the NBA with a worse record....

Dallas relief agency defies Texas' rejection of Syrian refugees

A Dallas relief agency is defying Texas officials' threats of legal action and vowing to continue to resettle Syrian refugees. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott was among more than 30 state leaders who vowed to bar Syrian refugees this month after the Paris terrorist attacks. He said the refugees were...

With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

Ahead of World AIDS Day, New York Governor Takes Action to End AIDS Epidemic

Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the next phase of the state’s plan to End the AIDS Epidemic, committing an additional $200 million to support HIV & AIDS efforts. “New York was once the epicenter of the AIDS crisis – but now we are showing the nation how to fight back and make this epidemic a thing of the past,” Gov. Show More Summary

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