‘Double-dip’ La Niña develops, expected through winter: NOAA

La Niña conditions are set to emerge again for the second straight winter, impacting the weather across the U.S. in the months ahead, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration says. The climate pattern is part of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle, and is marked by below-normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the […]

Dodger fans remain hopeful for team win in Game 2 of NLCS

After a disappointing loss Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Atlanta Braves again Sunday night in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The two teams began the latest chapter in their postseason rivalry on Saturday night at Truist Park in Atlanta, as the Braves secured home field advantage. In front […]

Strike averted as showbusiness crews union reaches deal with studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of marathon negotiations, representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and from the studios and entertainment […]

Bill Clinton ‘doing fine’ as he recovers from blood infection and will be out of hospital soon

Hillary Clinton returned Saturday morning to the Southern California hospital where Bill Clinton is recovering after being treated for an infection. The former president is doing fine and will be released soon from the University of California Irvine Medical Center, President Joe Biden said Friday night. Biden said during remarks at the University of Connecticut […]

Dodgers and Braves begin 2021 NLCS Saturday night in Atanta

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves will face off Saturday to begin the 2021 National League Championship Series. In this rematch of the 2020 NLCS, in which the Dodgers won in seven games, the winner will advance to the World Series to face either the Astros or Red Sox. Game 1 on Saturday will start at 5:08 p.m. PT at Truist Park […]

Biden administration to restart ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in November

The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order. It hinges on approval of the Mexican government, which has raised concerns that U.S. officials are working to address, the Justice Department said in […]

New research on arctic ice shelves’ ‘icy glue’ shows they may melter faster than expected

A substance called mélange — made up of windblown snow, iceberg bits, and sea ice — is lodged in and around arctic ice shelves and critical to holding them together, which may make the glaciers melt even faster than previously expected amid rising temperatures, according to a study at UC Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

Robert Durst faces sentencing in murder of best friend

The bitterly fought murder trial of Robert Durst stretched over the better part of two years. His sentencing will be comparatively brief and could lack the fireworks that erupted between the lead prosecutor and defense lawyer. The eccentric New York real estate heir faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole Thursday for […]

Holiday travel could again be complicated by coronavirus concerns

With the holiday season approaching, the two major U.S. airlines are facing a possible pilot shortage, and it could be made worse by vaccine mandates, according to some unions representing pilots. Not only are more passengers expected to take to the skies this year, but airlines are quickly approaching a federal vaccine mandate for their […]