Los Angeles Times
The federal Wilderness Act of 1964 was not vague about its intent: to protect significant and as-yet unspoiled land and wildlife habitat from the ravages of "an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization." Humans could visit but only under certain conditions, and they couldn't stay permanently.
As anyone knows who has thought about the subject for more than a minute, there's nothing new about sexual harassment. Women (and to a lesser degree, men) have been experiencing it for as long as there have been workplaces.
The lineup for the 2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and headlining the festival will be a trio of superstars: Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd, pop diva Beyoncé and Detroit rapper Eminem. Now in its 19th year as a festival, the Goldenvoice-promoted event marks the symbolic opening of the annual festival season. This year's installment, which will take place over two weekends from April 13-22, marks the first time a rock act hasn't headlined.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it plans to withdraw rules adopted by the Obama administration that would have made it tougher for large-scale egg farms to earn organic certification. The withdrawal would leave intact a loophole that allowed big factory farms to claim that a closed-in porch provides adequate outdoor access for tens of thousands of hens.
SpaceX used a previously flown rocket and spacecraft to launch supplies for NASA to the International Space Station on Friday, the first time the space agency — or any U.S. government agency — used one of the company's used rocket boosters. The first-stage booster used Friday previously flew in June on another space station resupply mission. The Dragon spacecraft last flew in 2015.
MONTECITO, Calif. — New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday morning as the Thomas fire moved toward the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the coast — removing moisture along the way — and are expected to present firefighters in Santa Barbara County with their biggest challenge since the Thomas fire came back to life a week ago, officials said.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump last week denied a report that the federal consumer financial watchdog might drop sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged mortgage lending abuses and said the bank could face even tougher penalties.
LOS ANGELES — Firefighters hoped to make more progress Saturday against the wildfires burning from Ojai to Oceanside that have destroyed more than 790 structures and forced some 90,000 people to flee from their homes. As Santa Ana winds finally died down Friday, crews were able to begin containment of some of the biggest fires. But red flag fire warnings remain in effect, and forecasters had said the Santa Anas would return to Southern California on Saturday evening.
Soon after the numbers began popping up on screens across the country on the evening of Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump's opponents — many of them conservatives, far more of them liberals — allowed their shock to give way to a moment of introspection. Could they have misread so many of their friends, neighbors, and other Americans? Was it possible that their own definitions of success and progress were not universally shared?
If CVS Health's reported $66 billion bid to acquire health insurer Aetna is approved, it could give the retail pharmacy chain an infusion of customers through Aetna's members and more leverage when it negotiates drug prices. But beyond that, the tie-up could help prepare the two companies for what analysts believe will be the industry-rattling arrival of Amazon into the pharmacy business.