| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:58 PM
The first worldwide estimate of where the ocean's massive amounts of plastic garbage comes from points at China and developing economies in Asia.
The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, estimates that China's heavily coastal...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:41 AM
Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available.
Netflix, which is working on international expansion and hopes to be in about 200...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:45 PM
When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — One of the Assembly's hottest tickets this legislative session may be a seat on the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.
Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) this month created the panel to deal with the growing threat to...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:28 PM
The Indian government has launched a crackdown on Greenpeace and other U.S.-linked environmental groups after intelligence officials accused climate activists of harming the country’s economic security.
Authorities over the weekend barred a...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:27 AM
As prepared for delivery:
Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of my pioneering ancestors and fellow Californians:
An inauguration is always a special occasion but today it is particularly special...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Thousands of West Africans dying from Ebola this year spread panic worldwide, but millions of children still die each year in poor countries from common and treatable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. An international partnership called Gavi is...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The United Nations estimates that 5,000 more international healthcare workers will be needed during the coming months in West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. But where they will come from is not entirely clear. As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy.
Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...