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ADB signs $250 million loan deal for China geothermal heating

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asia Development Bank (ADB) said on Thursday it would provide a $250 million loan to Sinopec Green Energy Geothermal Co (SGE) and Iceland's Arctic Green Energy Corp (AGE) to develop clean geothermal heat in smog-prone northern China.

NCAA South Regional preview: Nevada vs. Loyola (Ill.); Kentucky vs. Kansas State

A look at how the teams match up in the NCAA tournament's South Regional semifinals in Atlanta: No. 7 Nevada (29-7) vs. No. 11 Loyola (Ill.) (30-5) Time: 4 p.m. PDT. TV: Channel 2 Update: Nevada rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Texas 87-83 in overtime in the first round, then...

Laguna Beach swimming sweeps Costa Mesa

The Laguna Beach High boys’ swimming team is not used to losing to Costa Mesa, but the Breakers almost did twice last year. The Mustangs beat the Breakers in the teams’ Orange Coast League dual meet in 2017. At league finals, it took a win in the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay for Laguna...

'Four'easter' pounds U.S. East as Californians wary of mudslides

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. East's fourth major snowstorm this month brought heavy snow on Wednesday, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in several states.

Danilo Gallinari targets Tuesday for return to Clippers lineup

Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, who sat out a 14th consecutive game because of a nondisplaced fracture of the right hand, has been cleared to play again and has said he hopes to return to the lineup next week after the team’s four-game trip. Gallinari is targeting Tuesday night’s game against...

'The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth' CrossFit ad — er, documentary — an entertaining show of strength

Produced by CrossFit itself, “The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth” may seem like a two-hour ad for the fitness brand — and it is — but this documentary is pure entertainment starting from the moments the thundering booms of its soundtrack signify that the games are about to begin. The...

Kings defenseman Derek Forbort goes a long way to demonstrate his toughness

Visits to Minnesota are usually a special affair for Derek Forbort. He’s from Duluth and always has family and friends to greet when the Kings come to town. About 15 of them were in attendance this week, including parents Keith and Mary, when the trip took a scary turn. Forbort got cut on his right...

Are you joining the March for Our Lives? The L.A. Times wants to hear from you

On Saturday, demonstrations are planned across the country to protest government inaction on gun violence and mass shootings and to honor the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting last month. Are you joining the March for Our Lives? If so, we want to hear from you. (Note: Fields...

Last three years hottest on record, severe weather hits 2018: U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Meet Benjamin: Down child’s hugs are a testament to the sanctity of life in Ireland

On World Down Syndrome Day, the boy's mother says in a video that she fears a repeal of the Eighth Amendment will result in babies diagnosed with disabilities being aborted at a high rate.

LGBT activists physically attack Dutch Christians protesting erotic ads

While the pro-family group quietly protested, they were spat on, insulted and physically attacked by the counter-demonstrators.

U.S. elections remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, officials testify to Senate panel

U.S. elections are still vulnerable to digital interference from Russia and other countries, the secretary of Homeland Security warned Wednesday, a reminder that state and federal officials have struggled to fix potential gaps even as voters begin casting ballots in primary contests. “The threat...

Victorville's Ryan Garcia embraces boxing life, millennial-style

Ryan Garcia tried to be kind by accepting a high school homecoming invitation from one of his more than 500,000 Instagram followers. “But she caught feelings,” Victorville’s Garcia, 19, said before asking a reporter more than double his age, “Do you know what that means? It means she really started...

Roma Downey's 'Box of Butterflies' alights at a star-studded Beverly Hills book party

Kelly Noonan Gores and private equity investor Alec Gores opened their Beverly Hills home to celebrate Roma Downey's new spiritual memoir "Box of Butterflies."

Absolutely no drop in Sam Darnold's game as he throws in rain at USC's pro day

The NFL scouts, coaches and team executives were there, but that’s true for any high-profile pro day. There was someone else standing on the sideline at USC’s Cromwell Field on Wednesday, however, studying Sam Darnold’s every spiral. Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox commentator Troy Aikman watched...

Zuckerberg reconoce que Facebook debe proteger los datos de los usuarios o 'no merecen atenderlos'

El presidente ejecutivo de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, reconoció el miércoles que su compañía no protegió los datos de los usuarios en la creciente controversia de Cambridge Analytica, pero dijo que los pasos ya adoptados y las políticas recientemente reveladas, evitarían que los desarrolladores...

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker IrishUp: "What's a word or phrase that is archaic or outdated, that you use now or wish were in common use?"I can't even remember what it was now, but Deeks and I were watching something last weekend in which someone...Show More Summary

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