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Trending: New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs

Resorts in places like the Maldives, Bali and Malaysia are working to rebuild damaged coral reefs, and guests can help.

Philippine minister says Duterte agrees with mining ban in watershed areas

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte had backed her decision to ban mining in watershed areas at a meeting earlier this week, winning his support once more for her crackdown on the sector.

Small earthquake shakes northwest Washington state

(Reuters) - An 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Washington state on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The Crowland Chicks and Our Conventional Wisdom About Animals

The BBC reported that someone dumped about 1800 chicks in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in the United Kingdom. The chicks were killed because they were found close to an avian flu exclusion zone. The RSPCA, which is investigating,...Show More Summary

Boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Second round, Wednesday El Toro 1, Cathedral 1 (El Toro advances on penalties, 4-3) Tesoro 1, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 0 Paramount 2, Sunny Hills 1 Mira Costa 1, Long Beach Jordan 0 Loyola 1, Santa Barbara 0 Palos Verdes 2, Downey 0 Edison 2, Mission Viejo...

Pac-12: Dillon Brooks buzzer beater lifts Oregon at Cal

Dillon Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California 68-65 on Wednesday night to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 title.  The Ducks (25-4, 14-2) trailed by 16 points early in the second half and were down 10 with just over...

College basketball: Syracuse upsets Duke on buzzer-beating shot; Butler knocks off Villanova

John Gillon made a three-pointer from 25 feet at the buzzer and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke, 78-75, on Wednesday night as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes.  With only 7.5 seconds left after a Duke miss, Gillon drove toward the top of the key and banked in a desperation shot to send the...

Boys' basketball: Westchester advances to City Section Open Division semifinals

The semifinals are set for the City Section Open Division after Westchester became the final qualifier with a 64-62 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. The Generals came back from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to give the Comets a big scare. Marquis Moore led Westchester with 18...

Lakers get back to business on the day after the big day

Magic Johnson’s retired jersey hung high on the wall just above the court where the Lakers ran up and down during a scrimmage. A day after a franchise-shaking quake struck the building, the players and coaches tried to return to business as usual. Total normalcy, though, was impossible. Johnson...

Girls' basketball: Harvard-Westlake advances to Open Division semifinals

Harvard-Westlake has advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Seciton Open Division girls' playoffs. The Wolverines defeated Lakeside, 60-50, on Wednesday night. Justine Barraza scored 20 points, Jayda Ruffus-Milner had 12 and Jayla Ruffus-Milner added 10. Etiwanda defeated Gardena Serra, 66-59,...

Boys' soccer: No. 1 Cathedral, No. 3 Santa Barbara eliminated in Division 1 playoffs

The Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer playoffs saw the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds go down to defeat in the second round on Wednesday. Top-seeded Cathedral was beaten by El Toro on penalty kicks, 4-3. Play had ended in a 1-1 tie. Santa Barbara was beaten by Loyola, 1-0, in a matchup of last year's...

Girls' water polo: Southern Section semifinal scores and championship matchups

GIRLS' WATER POLO SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Semifinals, Wednesday Laguna Beach 14, Dos Pueblos 4 San Marcos 11, Mater Dei 9   DIVISION 2 Semifinals, Wednesday Schurr 7, Agoura 5 Riverside Poly 6, King 5 (OT)   DIVISION 3 Semifinals, Wednesday Villa Park 11, Righetti 7 Redondo 8, Corona Santiago...

First clip from 'Alien: Covenant' shows a course correction away from 'Prometheus' and back to 'Alien'

Ridley Scott is returning to his “Alien” franchise, but don’t fret, the first clip from the new feature film “Alien: Covenant” leaves “Prometheus” far behind. Well, except for that robot.  The first clip from the latest installment in the long-running franchise brings back Michael Fassbender as...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be racing in his last Daytona 500

Enjoy him while you can, NASCAR Nation. Savor this Sunday’s Daytona 500. Relish it. It might be the last one Dale Earnhardt Jr. ever runs. NASCAR’s most popular driver has made it clear, he will not beat his brains out — literally — in order to continue racing.  “Of course I’m human and I’m going...

Trump administration rescinds guidelines on protections for transgender students

Essential Education: The end of the L.A. Unified iPad saga Feb. 22, 2017, 5:52 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: The FBI has completed its investigation into L.A. Unified's iPad plan, and the U.S. Attorney's office says...

Rams offer $1-million prize in 'Guess Our Games' schedule contest

The Rams, coming off a 4-12 finish, are longshots to play in the Super Bowl under first-year Coach Sean McVay. The odds are even longer for a fan to correctly predict the Rams’ schedule before the NFL releases it in April. As part of a Guess Our Games contest, the Rams are offering a $1-million...

After PETA Controversy, Linda Bean Quietly Offloads Lobster Business

Thousands of PETA members took on the crustacean Cruella. The post After PETA Controversy, Linda Bean Quietly Offloads Lobster Business appeared first on PETA.

Foie Gras Production Has Been Banned in the ‘Capital of Europe’

It’s hard to imagine anything more unethical than the foie gras industry The post Foie Gras Production Has Been Banned in the ‘Capital of Europe’ appeared first on PETA.

Bears Held Captive and Forced to Perform Need Help in Montana!

Please join us in letting Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds management know that an arena filled with noisy crowds is no place for wild animals. The post Bears Held Captive and Forced to Perform Need Help in Montana! appeared first on PETA.

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