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19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Austin Rivers has strong game against his former team amid cool reception

Austin Rivers figured there wouldn't be a tribute video. Teams don't normally produce such things for backup point guards who leave after 2 1/2 unremarkable seasons.

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world AirAsia captain left seat to fix computer problem before jet lost control reports

Pilot had left seat to try to reset flight control system, Reuters reportsCo-pilot then lost control but the captain was unable to save the plane Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world North Korea introduces 'mandatory military service for women'

High school graduates will be forced to serve in the countrys armed forces until the age of 23, sources inside the country tell Daily NK Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world An irreverent debate on sainthood for Serra

When Pope Francis announced two weeks ago that he expected to canonize Father Junipero Serra later this year, readers reacted by reflecting seriously on California's pre-Gold Rush history and Serra's controversial efforts to convert Indians to Catholicism as the founder of nine 18th century...

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Overpopulation is killing the world's biodiversity

To the editor: Your editorial highlights a critical issue that's frequently left out of the conversation: We can't effectively tackle climate change without looking at our runaway population growth and overconsumption. And it's not just the climate that's suffering from infinite growth on our...

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Chad Fights Boko Haram in Nigeria

Chadian military forces liberated a Nigerian town from Boko Haram militants, hours after the African Unions top official called on Nigerias neighbors to contribute to a multinational force to combat the Islamist insurgents.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Now the Republicans clamor for compromise?

To the editor: When President Obama was first elected and Democrats also had control of Congress, Republicans were complimented for "standing on principle" when they opposed the economic stimulus and healthcare reform. Now that Republicans have control of Congress, Jonah Goldberg accuses...

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mormon Church still wants to discriminate against LGBT people

To the editor: The Mormon Church offers to support adding "sexual orientation" to various non-discrimination laws. But rather than simply changing its policy or admitting that its prior opposition to gays was wrong, it requires a quid pro quo. "Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights...

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Sydney Hostages' Final Moments Revealed

A dramatic court account revealed how the gunman in a Sydney cafe standoff ordered one hostage to kneel before he shot him, while another was killed by police gunfire.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Don't dismiss the anti-abortion crowd as 'ideologues'

To the editor: A letter writer suggests that distinguishing potential from actual persons makes an important point about abortion. Actually it contributes little or nothing. "GOP's moderate women prevent an abortion disaster," Readers React, Jan. 24

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Obama hatred grows tedious

To the editor: The Times prints a letter to the editor from a reader who finds equivalency between the rule of Islamic State and President Obama's action on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Flight 370: Sonar Problems Slow Search

The hunt for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is falling behind schedule as the lead contractor, an oil and gas firm with little experience in searching for deep-sea wreckage, battles issues with its equipment and bad weather.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: Jan. 30

In photos selected Friday by Wall Street Journal editors, a villager peers through a hole in a damaged building in Kashmir, Shake Shack makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, and more.

33 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Hernandez Jurors Can Watch Super Bowl, With One Catch

"You hear that word, you've got to walk out of the room," the judge told jurors in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Friday.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Manot Cave skull suggests link between Neanderthals and modern humans

It was sealed off from humanity for 30,000 years before sewer workers accidentally shattered its vaulted ceiling, allowing Israeli searchers to rappel into its dark interior.

42 minutes ago // New York Times

world Stig Bergling, a Cold War Spy Known for His Escape, Dies at 77

Mr. Bergling, sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for selling military secrets to the Soviet Union, fled from custody during a conjugal visit with his wife.

47 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Ow, Ow, Ow': Child's Bout With Measles Makes Parents Glad for Vaccine

If what Uriah Krueger had was a mild case, his parents don't want to even know what a bad case of measles looks like.

48 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world As Greece and EU Clash, Clues on a Deal Emerge

Despite finance ministers frosty exchanges, prospects are seen for a compromise that would share pain between Athens and its creditors.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Aaron Hernandez Jurors Can Watch Super Bowl With One Catch

"You hear that word, you've got to walk out of the room," the judge told jurors in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Friday.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS Reuters - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Skype plan' for mental health care

A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016

Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head.

56 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Raw milk: Victorians who sell or supply it for consumption risk $60,00 fine

A strong bittering agent will be added to unpasteurised milk to deter people from drinking it, consumer affairs minister says Continue reading...

56 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Raw milk: Victorians who sell or supply it for consumption risk $60,00 fin

A strong bittering agent will be added to unpasteurised milk to deter people from drinking it, consumer affairs minister says Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rocky Bridges, who played for Dodgers and Angels, dies at 87

Rocky Bridges, a journeyman infielder whose 11-year major league career was bookended by seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the expansion Los Angeles Angels, has died in Idaho. He was 87.

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Downtown L.A. mosque imagines empowered role for Muslim women

The women sit on their knees, watching intently as a slightly sheepish sister in a pink head scarf crosses the beige floor and approaches the dais. After a moment, her jitters are gone and, in a booming voice, she recites the Islamic call to prayer.

1 hour ago // CBS

world More rude Comcast customer renamings surface

Other customers come forth with abusive names slapped on their accounts by Comcast service reps

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world State's toxic releases post 50% gain, EPA says

The amount of toxic chemicals released in California jumped 50% in 2013 over the year before because of a surge in disposal by the state's largest polluter, a hazardous-waste landfill in Kern County, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Tasers 'needed for all police'

All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeing Cardinals red as he prepares for season

As Yasiel Puig shared a story about a friend's 10-year-old son, he started to laugh.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rod McKuen dies at 81; poet/songwriter had meteoric rise and fall

Rod McKuen, a wildly successful poet and songwriter in the late 1960s and 1970s with massive book sales, a No. 1 hit song, concerts around the world, frequent TV appearances and an entire album of his works recorded by Frank Sinatra slipped into obscurity almost as quickly as he...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Fleeting fame against Nadal is tennis' counterpoint to 'Deflategate'

Tim Smyczek's name is a little hard to spell and a little hard to pronounce. Here's a story that will make him a little hard to forget.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Prop. 47 is achieving its main goal, but with unintended consequences

Proposition 47 is supposed to free up prison cells for "real" criminals by reducing drug possession to a misdemeanor offense. But what if those addicts also are the "real" criminals we fear?

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kings' Darryl Sutter to put pipeline politics on hold with Obama

Now that Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has gotten to know the man, spending some quality time with President Obama well, at least a few minutes in 2013 is he planning on talking about a certain pipeline project?

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Two shot, one fatally, in South Los Angeles

A shooting in South Los Angeles on Friday afternoon left one man dead and another critically injured, police said.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Doctor fed up with measles outbreak takes controversial stance

A California pediatrician has issued a new policy for his practice directed at parents who are against vaccinations