Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the…
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook how much trash humans generate and the other countless ways we adversely impact the planet. From disposing mounds…
The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign.
Hundreds of area children turned out Saturday morning to attend the Kiwanis Club of Greater Mercedâs 26th annual Easter Egg Hunt, which was being held at Applegate Park.
There was more to celebrate at SaturdayÂs Art Hop than just fine artwork. Organizers were also celebrating the good news that their quarterly event received its official nonprofit status.
Nancy Young-Bergman helps foster children find their way home. As a founding member of the Merced County branch of the Court Appointed Special Advocates, a national network of 933 community-based…
Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.
Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday.
A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further speculate that this could be driving freak winter weather in North America.
Bruce Barcott looks at the dramatic differences in marijuana laws in Colorado and Louisiana
Julian Zelizer says President Obama knows more than anyone that he has much at stake in the midterm elections.
Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts say almost all Americans are ready for sensible gun laws, but politicians are cowed by the NRA. Everytown for Gun Safety will challenge the gun lobby and prove the politicians wrong.
Rita Soronen: About 24,000 children each year turn 18 and are "aged out" of foster care; most of them put out alone into the world without a lifeline.
Google Glass is crazy fun, but don't worry if you missed your chance to buy a pair on Tuesday, when it went on sale to the public for $1,500.
Mike Woodson has been fired as the New York Knicks' head coach, the team announced Monday morning.
The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their
Atlanta's spread offense is forcing the Pacers to scramble.
There were 51 fouls called during the Warriors' 109-105 win against the Clippers in the opening game of the first-round series on Saturday. But on Sunday, the NBA issued a statement admitting there should have been one more foul called.
Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93
Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday.
Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.
Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
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