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world Massive oil drilling project in Carson is dropped

A former subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum says its pulling the plug on a massive oil drilling project in Carson, a decision welcomed by activists and residents who had fought the project for years.

19 minutes ago // CBS

world Watch: Happy ending after 2 planes crash

Authorities say two small planes ran out of fuel and went into the Pacific off Hawaii, but all five aboard the aircraft survived. One of the planes was aided by a parachute that slowed its descent toward the water. John Blackstone reports.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world NBA roundup: Pelicans win fourth straight, gain ground in playoff bid

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in New Orleans.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies

Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies during the rollout of the federal health law last year.

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Taiwan Spy Affair Shines Light on Military Morale

Taiwans latest spy scandal has accentuated concerns about low morale in a pared-down defense force as the island forges warmer ties with China.

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clippers' DeAndre Jordan could duplicate Wilt Chamberlain's feat

It may be hard to believe, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the incomparable Wilt Chamberlain are being mentioned in the same breath.

30 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

TOKYO A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama was determined, saying he believed there were "firm ties" between Japan and Jordan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assigned Nakayama, a lawmaker, to coordinate efforts in Amman to save two Japanese ho

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC recruiting update: Salesian's Kevin Scott will visit Trojans

USC remains in the running for Los Angeles Salesian High defensive lineman Kevin Scott.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world Dementia 'link' to common drugs

A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Glendale sues state over interest on loans

Glendale is taking the state government to court over a potential loss of more than $30 million in interest from loans it made decades ago to its now-defunct Redevelopment Agency.

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world Obama Leading a High-Powered Delegation to Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan group of prominent current and former officials will join the president on Tuesday as he offers his condolences on the death of King Abdullah.

36 minutes ago // ABC

world Argentine President Seeks Overhaul of Intelligence Services

Argentina's president seeks to dissolve spy agency, rejects prosecutor's cover-up accusations

36 minutes ago // Reuters

world In South Korea, childcare burden derails women's careers

SEOUL Reuters - Ahn Ji-sun was looking forward to going back to work after she had her second child. But she had no one to babysit the kids.

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Five Russian films to watch in 2015

Andrey Zvyagintsevs Leviathan is up for an Oscar next month, but what gems will Russias film industry give us this year? Anton Sazonov picks his favourites for The Calvert Journal Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Auschwitz liberation ceremony will be the last for many survivors present

European leaders and royalty gather for 70th anniversary amid unprecedented security and rise in anti-semitism Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Auschwitz: a short history of the Nazi concentration camp

As survivors prepare to visit on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, here is a brief history of the largest mass murder at a single site Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Uzbeks enjoy a game of buzkashi in pictures

The popular central Asian sport, thought to be the inspiration for polo, involves fighting opponents on horseback to drag a headless goat carcass towards a goal. Umida Ahmedova captured a winter tournament in the eastern Uzbek city of Parkent last week for RFE/RL Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Barack Obama assembles 27-strong delegation to pay respects to Saudi Arabia's new king

US president cuts short official visit to India and cancel his visit to Taj Mahal with wife Michelle Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world New England Patriots owner to NFL: I expect apology over Deflategate

The owner of the New England Patriots said Monday that he expects an apology from the NFL after it concludes its investigation into Deflategate.

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody

A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility in Willowbrook, officials said.

59 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals

The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those that just do more.

59 minutes ago // UPI

world Libby Lane becomes Church of England's first female bishop

Kate StantonYORK, England, Jan. 26 UPI -- Reverend Libby Lane became the Church of England's first female bishop when she was consecrated in a ceremony at York Minster cathedral on Monday.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Best part of All-Star game for Ducks' Frederik Andersen was invitation

Playing in the NHL All-Star game is something to value but, considering how unfriendly the 17-12 game was to goaltenders, perhaps just the invite was best for Frederik Andersen.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world AirAsia crash report won't include black box data: investigator

JAKARTA Reuters - A preliminary report into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an Indonesian investigator said on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // BBC

world New York shuts down for blizzard

New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 90cm 36ins of snow.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Denver Police Shoot, Kill 16-Year-Old Girl in Car

Police shot the teenager Monday morning after they say she struck and injured an officer with a stolen car.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time spying program

American Civil Liberties Union warns scanning of license plates by Drug Enforcement Agency is building a repository of all drivers movements Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Time

world Saudi Arabias New King Refused to Intervene in a Controversial Beheading

An alleged rapist was executed Monday but many Saudis believe the case against him was shaky

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Council committee rejects panel's advice to change Greek's operator

A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers bucked a city commission and its staff Monday, rejecting their recommendation to hand control of the Greek Theatre over to a new operator.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Argentina's president seeks to dissolve spy agency, rejects prosecutor's cover-up accusations

President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Deflate-Gate: Video Shows 24 Footballs Taken Into Bathroom

Video shows an employee carry two bags of footballs into a bathroom before the now-controversial AFC Championship between the Patriots and the Colts.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Herder kills himself in Inner Mongolia over land grab

BEIJING Reuters - A herder from northern China's Inner Mongolia who had been protesting the government's occupation of traditional grazing land has hanged himself outside a government building, a relative and an overseas rights group said.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Fidel Castro Writes Statement on Shift in Cuba-US Relations

Fidel Castro writes that he backs cooperation between Cuba-US, distrusts Washington

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Homeless youth bring bold, confrontational approach to Santa Clarita

The rumpled young men were sleeping on the ground outside the coffee shop as early morning patrons made their way in. They routinely hogged the store's bathroom, and often left it stinking and littered with the residue of narcotic use. At the market nearby they'd cruise the aisles, buoyed by...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Fidel Castro Appears to Lend Support to Cuba Talks with US

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. But Castro stopped short of an enthusiastic endorsement of the rapprochement, announced on Dec. 17 by his younger brother and Cuba's current president, Raul Castro, and President Barack Obama. I don't trust the policy of the United States nor have I had an exchange with