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Americans Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey to miss crucial World Cup qualifiers

The U.S. may not have its best players on the field going into a crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers, with the first against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday. With a victory in that game and another win Sept. 6 against Trinidad & Tobago in Jacksonville, Fla., the U.S. would guarantee itself...

'CBS Sunday Morning' anchor Charles Osgood is saying goodbye

Charles Osgood, long-time anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning,” announced today that he plans to retire after 22 years leading the broadcast. His career spanning 45 years at CBS News will be celebrated during his final show on Sept. 25. “For years now, people — even friends and family — have been asking...

Is Trump's immigration plan starting to sound like nothing more than status quo?

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump insists that on Day 1 he'll deport criminals in the country illegally Aug. 28, 2016, 11:42 a.m. In Iowa, Donald Trump continues to toggle on immigration positions. Trump draws scorn for tweet about Dwyane Wade's cousin who was killed in Chicago by gun violence...

A decade after dynasty, USC confronts a generation that asks: Reggie who?

Sam Darnold’s earliest sports memory was USC’s 2004 game against Notre Dame. He recalled that USC was good — very good, in fact. The game was where he first learned about the Trojans and where he picked up on traditions. “My dad taught me to hate Notre Dame and all that,” said Darnold. “I thought...

Billionaire who donated to Clinton Foundation was denied entry into U.S. last year

Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa’s richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy. His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards for his generosity to the Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital....

Hurricane Gaston packs sustained winds of 105 mph, NHC says

(Reuters) - Hurricane Gaston is producing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour) and stronger gusts as it churns through the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory.

What we learned from Rams' exhibition defeat by the Denver Broncos

What we learned from the Rams’ 17-9 loss to the Denver Broncos: The Rams are keeping Tavon Austin under wraps Hours after announcing a four-year contract extension for Tavon Austin, the wide receiver was all but invisible again. He was targeted once and did not have a reception. That is keeping...

How HBO's 'The Night Of' has humanized American Muslim families

The crime and justice drama “The Night Of” that’s become HBO’s newest addictive thriller features an American Muslim character so complex that it’s still anyone’s guess as to whether he’s innocent or guilty of a crime that kicked off the series eight episodes ago The miniseries, which concludes...

Gilbert Chagoury's response to the Los Angeles Times

Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury is a longtime friend of Bill Clinton and major donor to the Clinton Foundation who drew attention this month when a 2009 email from Clinton aide Doug Band, seeking to connect Chagoury to top State Department figures, was made public. Band wrote to Huma Abedin,...

films&programs for 8/28 print and online

RUNNING Workshop REI experts will discuss trail-running techniques and training as well as favorite places to run trails in Southern California. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Admission, info: Free. (818) 703-5300 YOSEMITE Presentation...

Why Does Industry Always Attack New Rules?

It seems like every time EPA makes a move, industry says it’s another job-killing power grab by the government and files court challenges within about an hour of EPA’s action.  But why?  The rule often survives judicial review, so industry spends millions on lawyers and gets nothing in return.  It’s true that industry does often win at […]

Love letter to the Library

Durham desperately needs a new library facility. But we must preserve the library spirit we already have. Let me explain. I started using the Main Library as a new mother. Every Saturday, I’d leave with a bag of picture books to supplement the ones at home. I quickly learned not to check out puzzles, since […]

Fretting the un-manning of America

Three things men didn’t do when I was in high school: can tomatoes, knit scarves and push baby strollers. Today the only people I know who do either of the first two are men, and it’s nearly always a man I see pushing the stroller while his mate is working on her smartphone. These quotidian details...

Can epistocracy, or knowledge-based voting, fix democracy?

Elected officials tend to pass laws they believe will appeal to the median voter. A politician on the left or right usually can win more votes by moving to the center, a theory you can see in action by watching how presidential candidates soften their policies after the primaries. The median voter...

What's missing when you hike the California backcountry? People of color

Last month, two friends and I backpacked for a week in the Sierra Nevada. We hiked through meadows dotted with wildflowers, slept beneath snow-draped peaks and met plenty of other hikers: the dad and son whose Green Bay Packers caps sparked a conversation about our mutual ties to Wisconsin; scientists...

Texas Ranch Owner Battles TransCanada to Restore Her Pipeline-Scarred Land

Eleanor Fairchild, an 82-year-old grandmother who owns a 425-acre ranch outside of Winnsboro, Texas, has advice for anyone who is asked to sign a contract by a company that wants to build a pipeline to transport tar sands oil on their...Show More Summary

EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explicit appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks.

2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States.  United Airlines officials have confirmed Saturday's arrest of the pilots, aged 45 and 35, at Glasgow Airport. The...

To understand life in rural South Sudan, talk to this man about his cattle

The possessions in Luko Loku’s thatched home convey his simple life. A bedside stool with a sliver of mirror. An old door hinge. A machete lying on the bed frame, as if sleeping. His clothes dangle from a wire, his motorcycle leans against one wall. There’s a hammer, a scattering of plastic cups,...

Building furniture and community

The gig: Francisco Pinedo, 53, is chief executive of Cisco Bros., a fast-growing manufacturer known for environmentally friendly design and practices in its home furnishings business. Carrying the Cisco nickname that Pinedo has answered to since his childhood in Mexico, six Cisco Home stores operate...

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