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Villains who poisoned W. Va. drinking water could end up behind bars

Indictments have come down for execs at the coal-"cleaning" company that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people.

Lift embargo, but don't destroy Cuba's heritage

To the editor: News of the U.S. government opening talks with Cuba on normalizing relations and ending the 54-year embargo is long past due; indeed, it recalls Ronald Reagan's "blue jeans and Coca-Cola" strategy in prying open the Iron Curtain that kept much of Europe under communism until...

Gabriel Medina becomes Brazil's first world surfing champion at 20

Gabriel Medina has won his first ASP World Championship Tour surfing title, becoming the first Brazilian to claim the sport's top prize.

Letters: Who's the real Kobe Bryant?

Great piece by Bill Plaschke about Kobe ["Open Season, Dec. 17]. I'd really noticed the changes in him as well, a far more vulnerable, candid and accessible human being. And I wondered if I was the only one to appreciate it, amid a relentless din of one-dimensional dimwits on sports talk...

The Times' important series on produce from Mexico

To the editor: When growers do not adhere to labor rules, it suppresses production costs. Those costs are carried throughout the entire produce process (from farm to table). Not only does this result in very poor labor practices, as we have seen in your series, it causes our food prices to be...

Don't let North Korea have the final say on 'The Interview'

You might have heard there's a film out there so offensive to North Korea's dictator that hackers connected to his regime spooked a major Hollywood studio into scrubbing the movie's Christmas Day release.

No sympathy for exiled Roman Polanski

To the editor: Your article asks about Roman Polanski, "Was he a sex offender skipping town to avoid facing justice? Or was he a victim of a corrupt judicial system that wanted to make an example of an acclaimed film director?" ("Roman Polanski's lawyers open new front against L.A. County...

Chrysler recalls airbags for more than 3 million vehicles

Chrysler will replace defective airbag inflators in about 3 million vehicles, the latest massive recall stemming from faulty airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

UCLA senior guard Norman Powell learns the value of staying power

Just a few months of college remain, so, like many of his fellow UCLA seniors, Norman Powell took a moment to reminisce recently.

Peter Billingsley stars in pre-Christmas home sale story

Just in time for Christmas, Peter Billingsley of “A Christmas Story” fame has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $1.375 million.

Tracking UCLA's first-round NBA picks in 2014

A quick look at UCLA players who were chosen in the first round of the NBA draft last June.

Bodies of Two Unborn Babies or Infants Found in Storage Unit, Left to Decompose

Our acceptance of abortion has led to other deadly evils, like assisted suicide, euthanasia and infanticide. In a country that accepts the killing of unborn children as a social norm, we cannot pretend that the slaying of over 55 million human lives through abortion will not change the way the world works. In 1973, when […]

Open Thread with Giraffe and Skyline

A lone giraffe with Nairobi's city skyline in the background features for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Baby Boy Born After Brain-Dead Mother Kept Alive Two Months

A baby has been born in Hungary after a very rare circumstance in which his brain-dead mother was kept alive for three months so he could be born.As LifeNews has previously reported, in a case out of the United States from 2005, this kind of situation has occurred previously but is far from common. In […]

Breaking News: Federal Court Restores Protections for Great Lakes Wolves, Ends Trophy Hunting and Commercial Trapping

This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal...Show More Summary

The Reason Why This Diaper Bag Company Gives Away $300 Bags is Priceless

When Landon and Meggan Wood started Lily Jade, a diaper bag company, in 2013, they had no idea that their bags would travel to places like South America and Ethiopia on the shoulders of adoptive mommies. But thanks to the couple’s generosity and pro-life spirit, their Adoptive Mom Giveaway hosted the first Monday of every month is one […]

Woman Decapitates Her 7-Year-Old Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, Says Demons Told Her to Do It

A 33-year-old mother, Nadejda Voronova, was arrested in Russia after she cut off her disabled daughter’s head because she allegedly heard the voices of demons who told her to do it. The woman’s daughter, Yana (below right), was seven years old and had cerebral palsy. Vornova divorced her husband in 2010 and was raising her […]

Obama sounds like he’s about to reject the Keystone pipeline

The president said surprisingly smart things about the proposed pipeline at a news conference on Friday.

Driver who hit mother of 8 and then fled is arrested, police say

The driver who hit a bicyclist, the mother of eight, and then fled has been tracked down and arrested, police say.

Is China’s demand for coal going to keep rising? Don’t bet on it

A report from the International Energy Agency suggests that demand will grow steadily for years. There are lots of good reasons to believe that's wrong.

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