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Scientists Not Surprised Climate Denialist Lawyer Christopher Horner Has Financial Ties to Alpha Coal Company

A lawyer who has used intimidating legal requests to try to gain access to the records and emails of climate scientists has a financial relationship with a major coal company, it has been revealed. Christopher Horner, who works withShow More Summary

China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report accurate and timely data to the public, it said on Friday.

Do You Want to Know the Secret Behind Enforced Disappearances?

Every year, thousands of men, women and children go missing in dozens of countries around the world. In 2012, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries. It’s a crime, all right, but these are not kidnappings for ransom or … Please continue reading.

Athens’ Last Stand

Last Thursday, Greece was momentarily shaken out of its crisis funk when Alexis Tsipras announced that he was resigning from the post of Prime Minister.

China’s Second Continent

China watchers around the world are alarmed at the significant fall in Chinese stock markets. But Beijing may have a few tricks up its sleeve.

Judge halts counties' lawsuit against 5 narcotic drug manufacturers

A judge halted a government lawsuit Thursday against five of the world's largest narcotics manufacturers in spite of an impassioned plea by Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas that the companies pay for the damages of a prescription drug epidemic.

Quick hit: Duke freshman refuse to, can’t wait to read Fun Home

On the one hand: Several Duke University students have publicly announced their unwillingness to do the suggested freshman summer reading. They refused to read Fun Home, Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir about her experiences with her father and her relationship with her sexual identity, because it offends their Christian values. Show More Summary

Joel Fort dies at 86; iconoclastic psychiatrist testified in Patty Hearst case

Joel Fort, an iconoclastic psychiatrist who was an early advocate for decriminalizing marijuana and who gave expert testimony on drugs and brainwashing in the Patty Hearst case and more than 300 other criminal trials, has died. He was 86.

Minimum-wage hike and oil-drilling ban are among state bills shelved for the year

State lawmakers shelved bills Thursday to raise the minimum wage, ban oil drilling off the coast and provide work permits to agricultural laborers who are in the country illegally.

Josh Rosen looks ready for his new job at UCLA

Josh Rosen says it has been his dream to take the field as a college quarterback "ever since I started playing football."

Football: Dorsey begins season under new coach Irvin Davis

The Irvin Davis era at Dorsey High begins on Friday afternoon at Hamilton. Davis, a former junior varsity coach, takes over for the legendary Paul Knox.

California Beats Water Conservation Goal for 2nd Straight Month

The state used 31 percent less water last month than in July 2013, surpassing the target of 25 percent in the second month of mandatory statewide cutbacks.

'When Animals Dream' an atmospheric Danish werewolf tale

The crisply barren, beautiful terrain of coastal northern Jutland in Denmark forms the backdrop for Jonas Arnby's first feature, "When Animals Dream," an atmospheric horror story with a compelling main character.

'The Mend' takes a wicked, prickly look at brotherly bonds

First-time feature writer and director John Magary's virtuosic indie "The Mend," about a pair of oil-and-water brothers in free fall, is by turns opaque, harsh, self-aware, indulgent and wickedly funny. It's never dull, pummeling you with its prickly smarts.

China's market missteps are tripping up others

Not long ago, global markets were fixated on a nation in the throes of financial upheaval. Its equities markets were crumbling, its debts sky-high. Media pundits, investors and foreign governments began to question the long-term viability of its political-economic model.

Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

'If Planned Parenthood really wants to disprove the now-overwhelming body of evidence that their affiliates traffic in baby body parts, they should release their fetal tissue contracts with the for-profit company StemExpress for law enforcement,' David Daleiden said.

'Zipper' hits a snag tracking randy politician

Another cautionary yarn about a political hopeful whose adulterous behavior catches up with him, Mora Stephens' "Zipper" hits a snag from the get-go.

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