Are devastating wildfires a new normal? “It’s actually worse than that,” climate scientist says

California Gov. Jerry Brown has called the devastating wildfires tearing through Northern California “part of a trend — a new normal.” But one climate scientists says “it’s actually worse than that.” “A new normal makes it sound like we’ve arrived in a new position and that’s where we’re going to be,” said Michael Mann, a professor […]

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Hamill says replace Trump’s Hollywood star with Carrie Fisher

If Mark Hamill gets his way, the president could be replaced with a princess — on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that is. Hamill took to Twitter on Tuesday to suggest President Trump’s Hollywood star be replaced with one for his late “Star Wars” co-star, Carrie Fisher. How about replacing it with someone who really […]

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Guitar shop handcrafts custom pieces with “bones of old New York”

An increasing amount of new construction is dotting the iconic New York City skyline. But as big buildings go up, a small music shop is working to preserve history – one guitar at a time. Tucked away along a two-block stretch in New York City’s Greenwich Village, seemingly insulated from an evolution outside its doors, […]

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“Resilience may not be enough”: Why a rare sea turtle is losing its males

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The struggle to save the already endangered green sea turtle faces a new challenge. The turtles nearly vanished 40 years ago in Florida, but a coordinated effort by conservationists, government agencies and volunteers brought the animals back from the brink. Now, the males of the species seem to be disappearing, CBS […]

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Rosie O’Donnell, Broadway stars, protest outside White House

Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals have led a sing-along protest against President Donald Trump outside the White House. O’Donnell spoke to protesters, some clutching signs with the word “Treason” spelled out, before the group broke into a rendition of “America the Beautiful” on Monday night. The actress told the […]

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Emmy-winning series “Homeland” to end with season 8 in 2019

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Showtime says that its acclaimed series “Homeland” will end in 2019 with its eighth season. The show’s conclusion was announced Monday by Showtime Networks chief David Nevins, who called the Emmy-winning “Homeland” a game-changer for the premium cable channel. Nevins told a TV critics’ meeting that creator-producer Alex Gansa will bring the […]

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