April 8, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of Congress from states where the missiles are based. Lawmakers had feared reductions in nuclear forces required under the New START treaty would eliminate an entire ICBM squadron at one of three Air Force bases in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming where the U.S. keeps its 450 Minuteman III missiles - a potentially major economic blow.
HOME & GARDEN
March 28, 2014 |
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes dismiss as a bunch of coffee-swilling slackers will wind up being the Greatest Generation Yet, topping the one Tom Brokaw celebrated in his bestselling 1998 book. That's right: The current crop of young people, the millennials (hatched roughly 1982 to 2004)
March 28, 2014 |
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - This mega city 270 miles southwest of Rio is the largest in South America and Brazil's main destination for culture, night life and cosmopolitan gastronomy. Where you'll see soccer: The action kicks off at the new Arena Corinthians, where Brazil takes on Croatia on June 12 in the opening match. This temple to soccer in the Itaquera district, a bit outside São Paulo proper, also hosts the semifinals on July 7. FIFA, soccer's world governing body, is setting up a giant outdoor screen at Vale do Anhangabaú, a big public square in a beautiful but often sketchy part of downtown, where fans and festivities should be plentiful and rowdy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 |
Hundreds of marathon runners outfitted in bright shirts and shorts lighted up downtown Los Angeles early Sunday morning as friends and family members shouted, waved encouraging signs, guided them to water and urged them to keep going. Maria Perez and her family made it to the sidelines just five minutes before runner Coco Vasquez passed them. When the smiling woman saw her relatives jumping up and down, she ran over to hug all six of them before taking off again down the street. Perez, 53, said this is the second time she has watched her sister run Los Angeles' big race.
March 6, 2014 |
Pay-TV distributors and public interest groups cheered news that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new regulations for local television stations. Specifically, the FCC is expected to vote on March 31 to prohibit separately owned television stations from teaming up to negotiate distribution deals with pay-TV companies. The practice has become commonplace in the last several years because of an increase the number of operating partnerships between local television stations known as joint sales agreements or shared service agreements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 |
For a region that has hardly seen a drop of rain this winter, it can seem like anything more than a sprinkle is considered a downpour. So when weather forecasters started warning that two storms headed to the Southland could produce the most significant rain the region has seen in two years, residents have reacted with a range of disbelief, eager anticipation and the sort of fear that grips every L.A. commuter who knows even a sprinkle can...