Archive for January 19th, 2014


Tracks from NASA's Opportunity rover disappear toward the horizon on the Meridiani Plains of Mars. The rover has been on the planet since 2004.

Mars Or Bust: Putting humans on the red planet

Some of the earliest science fiction imagined voyages to Mars. We now have the space-faring technology to make reaching the Red Planet possible.
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New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

A new California law that tightens the state's recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to get by.
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'Ride Along' rolls into No. 1 spot at box office

The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Ukraine protests turn into fiery street battles

Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrators hurled rocks and firebombs to set police vehicles ablaze. Dozens of officers and protesters were injured.
Workers prepare Chinese traditional medicine for customers in Beijing.

Western scientists look to Chinese medicine for fresh leads

Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard.
Five people have been arrested after an argument between fisherman and a group of passersby at the Santa Monica Pier led to a fight and stabbing.
President Barack Obama.

Obama: Marijuana is not 'more dangerous than alcohol'

The president told "TheNew Yorker" magazine that he thinks it's a "bad idea" but is not more dangerous than alcohol to the "individual consumer."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is shown here with former top lieutenant Bridget Anne Kelly last September, as they toured fire-damaged boardwalk areas. This month, Christie fired Kelly, his deputy chief of staff.

'Betray me and you're dead': How loyalty leached out of politics

Several recent episodes — Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Robert Gates' memoir and Hillary Clinton's "hit list" — have illustrated the limits of political loyalty.
Police Homeless Death

At least 13 arrested in Fullerton after Kelly Thomas protest

Officers dispersed the protest over the death of Kelly Thomas, after a TV videographer was attacked.
Metro Rail

Suspect arrested in fatal attack on Metro Red Line

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a suspect in last week's stabbing murder of a man aboard the Metro Red Line.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks across the stage to deliver his annual State of the State address earlier this month, where he called for access to medical marijuana for some patients.

New York's medical marijuana experiment begins with caution

Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.
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Highland teen armed with hammer shot by deputies

San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies shot and critically injured a 16-year-old after he allegedly attacked officers with a hammer Saturday night.
Super Bowl XLIV

Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Colby Fire

Colby Fire: Crews up containment overnight

As of Sunday morning, they were able to contain 78 percent of the fire. Residents of the evacuated Mountain Cove neighborhood were able to return home.
Gabrielle Hamilton prepares pine needles at Prune Restaurant in New York City.

Cooking With Conifers: An evergreen trick that's newly hip

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels.

3 years after uprisings, Arab states take different paths

Tunisians were celebrating this week. Egyptians were voting on a new constitution. Syrians are hoping peace talks can end their civil war.
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Greening - and feeding - South LA, with free fruit trees

About 400 people took home free apple, apricot, nectarine and peach trees Saturday to plant in their yards. Organizers say finding a place to plant them may be hard.


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