All summer long, I celebrated the California coast, marking the 40-year anniversary of protections built into the Coastal Act. Now winter is coming on, and I'm scared of what could happen to the greatest 1,100-mile beach on the planet. We have a president-elect who said he'd like to bulldoze the Environmental Protection Agency , thinks global warming is a fairy tale, and has surrounded himself with knuckle-draggers who would frack in marine sanctuaries and drill in Yosemite if they could get away with it.
The phone rang in the empty restaurant on a cool November evening, and Todd Gibson just wished he didn't have to say the words upon answering. But Lamb's high-profile controversy -- coupled with a near-disaster in September when the newly built $119-million Eccles Theater faced being a dry zone because it didn't have a Zion Curtain -- has put the state's liquor law in a position to be repealed or altered.
The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. At the top of Boko Haram 's kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group's flat-Earth ideology. The second lesson of the day was under way when terror came to Yagana Sanda's school for primary and secondary students in Bama in northeastern Nigeria.
President Duterte's plan to "kill all" the country's suspected drug users and dealers has many foreign critics, including the United States, the European Parliament and the International Criminal Court. He said that during the call Trump endorsed his campaign against drug users and dealers -- a campaign that has killed at least 4,500 Filipinos in about five months.
"And they had a gentleman, worker, great guy, handsome guy, he was on, and it was like he didn't even know they were leaving. He said something to the effect, 'No, we're not leaving, because Donald Trump promised us that we're not leaving,' and I never thought I made that promise. Not with Carrier. I made it for everybody else. I didn't make it really for Carrier," Trump said.
The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."
China's foreign ministry says it has lodged a complaint with the US after President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan's leader in a phone call. Following media reports pointing out the risks of angering China, Mr Trump tweeted : "Interesting how the US sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call."
The 58-year-old treated a crowd of the rich and famous, that included ex-husband Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio, to 'an evening of music, art and mischief' benefiting her charity Raising Malawi. The benefit saw the star auctioning off pieces of her jewellery and art collections, celebrity experiences - including a week at Leo's Palm Spring house - and even a custom car inspired by her.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington strengthen its case for a playoff berth with a 41-10 victory over No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night. The Huskies (12-1, No. 4 CFP) broke open a close game when Rapp intercepted Sefo Liufau's passes on the first two drives of the second half for a touchdown and to set up a field goal that made it 24-7.
A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject -- weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity urged immediate action within two to five years and suggested the Trump administration consider acting on some proposals within its first 100 days.
The domination of the Mercedes team, which has won the constructors' and the drivers' title three years in a row, with a showdown in Abu Dhabi last week between its drivers, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, has been viewed by many fans as a sign that the series is losing the edge it has had in the past.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson was celebrated Friday night for winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title, while Tony Stewart was seen off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans he'll be ready to race in 2017. Johnson's dramatic victory in the finale last month at Homestead moved him into a tie with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most series championships.