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  • Iranian hardliners block Rouhani's promises of greater freedom

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - After a year in office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has achieved a steady thaw in relations with the West but failed so far to deliver on campaign promises of more freedom at home. On some significant indicators - the number of...
  • In Stanford linguistics study, the accent is on how Californians speak

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Like many Californians, architect Ron Vrilakas insists he doesn't have an accent. "Of course not," said Vrilakas, 51, a Sacramento native. "Nobody thinks they have an accent. I don't. Anybody who speaks differently than I do is the one...
  • UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain

    UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain
    A UC panel proposed Tuesday that environmental and social issues should influence how the system invests its $91 billion in endowment and retirement funds. But the group stopped short of endorsing the sell off of holdings in the fossil fuel industries...
  • Dying needs more discussion and planning, national institute finds

    A prestigious national institute is urging reforms to improve care for dying people, saying that political controversy has derailed discussion of a subject profoundly important to the well-being of all Americans. A long-awaited report, released...
  • UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

    UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment
    A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence...
  • Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom

    Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom
    During her 47-year tenure as a first-grade teacher at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Phyllis McMillan said she never met a child she didn't cherish. "When I first started out, I had no idea what a wonderful, wonderful life I'd have...
  • University of California votes not to divest from fossil fuels

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments have been...
  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Scientists: Bad fracking wells taint water

    WASHINGTON Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five universities. "People's water has been harmed by drilling," said Robert Jackson, a professor of...
  • Bickering between L.A. Unified leaders won't make schools better

    This would be a difficult period for Supt. John Deasy and the Los Angeles Unified School District even if he and the school board were intent on working together for the benefit of students. But these aren't the most cooperative of times, to put it...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...