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  • Prices dip more, thanks to rising U.S. supply

    Gas prices Gas prices have dipped for more than 40 straight days in the U.S. southeast and should continue to fall this week, thanks in part to growing oil supplies in the United States, travel club AAA said. On Monday, the price of regular gas averaged...
  • For the record

    Public school salaries: In the July 25 LATExtra section, an article about an online database that details the salaries of public school employees reported that Jonathan Eagan, the principal of a junior high school in the Bay Area city of Martinez, made...
  • Michael Mann on wrong side of global warming debate

    In his July 29 Your View, Michael Mann urges public input on Environmental Protection Agency's global warming initiatives. So do I. EPA has implemented regulations that will prevent building new coal-fired power plants. It's now pressing more regulations...
  • Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland

    Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland
    About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all...
  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education

    Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education
    Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines. The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
  • Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits

    Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits
    Every Thursday morning, Judith Sydner-Gordon puts on the same simple uniform: khaki cargo pants and an electric orange T-shirt with a saber-toothed cat emblazoned across the front. Recently, she added an accessory, a miniature canine skull that dangles...
  • In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking

    When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
  • Iraqi government offers Kurds air support against militants

    The Iraqi government said Monday it would offer air support to Kurdish forces fighting to push back Islamist rebels who in recent days have seized new swaths of territory in northern Iraq. The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian tragedy as...
  • Loews profit falls despite gains at CNA Financial

    Loews profit falls despite gains at CNA Financial
    Hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews Corp. reported a 57 percent drop in quarterly profit due to lower earnings from Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors. Net income attributable to Loews...
  • Museum of Gasoline Pumps an homage to a father

    Museum of Gasoline Pumps an homage to a father
    He may not self-identify as a philosopher, being a proud gearhead and gas-station grease monkey at heart, but Mark Mendenhall was nothing if not profound when he looked around and took stock of all he surveyed. "You can have 4,000 signs," he said, a...