Saturday, June 30, 2012

Moldy matters: How wasted food is destroying the environment

Moldy matters: How wasted food is destroying the environment

Moldy matters: How wasted food is destroying the environment

Posted: 27 Jun 2012 04:04 AM PDT

At first glance, Austrian artist Klaus Pichler's spell-binding photographs could be mistaken for a set of stylish advertisements. It takes a moment to digest -- excuse the pun -- that you're staring at pictures of rotting food.

12 dead, millions powerless after storms during intense heat spell

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 07:57 PM PDT

Large swaths of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic dug out Saturday hours after killer thunderstorms barreled through, a recovery made more complicated -- and dangerous -- by intense summer heat.

Law could force Mississippi's only abortion clinic to close

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 03:50 PM PDT

They are here practically every day.

Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli PM, dies

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 04:12 PM PDT

Yitzhak Shamir, a political hard-liner who served two terms as Israeli prime minster, died Saturday, the prime minister's office said.

Colorado fire victim films her own evacuation

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:36 PM PDT

Nicole Frye watered the wooden roof of the house where she'd lived for 18 years. Then she got in her car and captured her own evacuation with a video camera.

Disturbing e-mails could spell more trouble for Penn State officials

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 09:33 PM PDT

With convicted serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky behind bars, new questions are surfacing about what Penn State officials knew about a 2001 incident involving the former assistant football coach's encounter with a boy in the shower -- and whether they covered up the incident.

July 1 brings new, sometimes quirky laws

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Passengers hailing cabs in Chicago starting Sunday may want to read the fine print on the taxi placards before they get in. In addition to the base fare, cab drivers for the first time can charge sick passengers a $50 vomit cleanup fee.

Swimmer's challenge: Cross 103 miles of shark-infested water

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 07:35 AM PDT

Diving into the clear blue water off Havana Friday, Penny Palfrey began her quest to swim from Cuba to the United States.

Sam Amick: As NBA free agency tips off, suitors line up for unrestricted stars

Sam Amick: As NBA free agency tips off, suitors line up for unrestricted stars

Sam Amick: As NBA free agency tips off, suitors line up for unrestricted stars

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 09:08 PM PDT

With free agency officially tipping off, Sam Amick delivers the latest news from around the league, including where Deron Williams is leaning and who is already lining up for Steve Nash.

Don't expect big impact with free agents

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 07:31 PM PDT

This is a free-agent class of experience, to put it kindly. When the contracts expire Sunday, there will be one All-NBA star who is approaching his peak. His name is Deron Williams, and his options appear to be focused on re-signing with the Brooklyn Nets or moving back to his hometown of Dallas to renew the championship hopes of the Mavericks.

Nguyen: Americans grab spotlight at Wimbledon

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:48 PM PDT

Three Americans are still alive at Wimbledon. Brian Baker barely broke a sweat, Serena Williams survived a serious test and Mardy Fish showed confidence, writes Courtney Nguyen.

Grant Wahl: Spain has chance to make history in Euro 2012 title match

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 09:45 AM PDT

Will Spain make history with a third straight major title? Or will Italy put the perfect finish to its storybook run? Grant Wahl previews Sunday's Euro 2012 final ... and makes his pick.

Phelps edges Lochte again, winning 200 IM finals

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 08:54 PM PDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Ryan Lochte has gotten started on a busy night at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by winning the 200-meter backstroke.

Report: Howard tells Magic to trade him to Nets

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:48 PM PDT

Serena survives; Roddick eliminated

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:28 AM PDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- While watching Serena Williams come from behind at Wimbledon, older sister Venus sat in the front row stifling a yawn.

Tiger trails by 1 shot at AT&T National

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:48 PM PDT

Phillies deal Thome to Orioles for minor leaguers

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 05:25 PM PDT

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Slugger Jim Thome has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles by the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor leaguers.

Reports: KG, Celts agree on 3-year deal

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:48 PM PDT