Venezuela unrest, El Chapo arrested, Oscar accounting and more


Protests continue in Venezuela amid rising tensions

In Venezuela, protesters took to the streets over the weekend in opposing rallies in the nation's capital, Caracas. The marches follow two weeks of protests that have challenged President Nicolás Maduro.

Sinaloa cartel drug lord 'El Chapo' arrested in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico have taken down the worlds most wanted drug lord. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in a joint US-Mexico operation Saturday.
Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers
With just over 10 minutes to go in the second quarter of the Lakers game last night, an aging, journeyman 7-foot center checked into the game for the Brooklyn Nets.
Steven Manley

Scientists test kelp for traces of Fukushima radiation

Scientists plan to see how much radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached the West Coast by collecting kelp.
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
Academy Awards
The Oscars are just around the corner and nothing captures the intrigue and the suspense of the night like the small rectangle of paper clutched in presenters' hands: Yes, the envelope.
The longest serving member of Congress in American history says farewell. Today, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan announced his plans to retire.
Jeff Koons "Tulips" Photo Call

Jeff Koons on Salvador Dalí, banality and more

Last fall, art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad launched a lecture series called the UN Private Collection. These public talks pair famous contemporary artists with cultural leaders.
Earthquake Station Monitors Seismic Activity Around The World

Why is Oklahoma having so many earthquakes?

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey found that when it comes to earthquakes, California had the most last year, 236 to be exact. Coming in at number two, and you would never guess this, Oklahoma.
Anti-Fracking Activists Hold Briefing On Capitol Hill

Drought conditions invigorate efforts to ban fracking

Because of the drought, many states are calling for a ban on fracking because of the amount of water it uses.
President Obama Inspects Drought-Stricken California
California is suffering from one of the driest seasons on record. Last Friday, federal officials announced that farmers wouldn't receive a drop from its system of rivers, canals and reservoirs throughout the state.
Netflix en la xbox

Netflix and Comcast reach deal to make streaming better

Netflix and Comcast are joining forces. Yesterday they reached an agreement they promise will help reduce the amount of time you spend waiting for your favorite show or movie to stream.
Harold Ramis
Today, we remember another great filmmaker and actor, Harold Ramis. He died earlier today from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69 years old.
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