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  • Gray water's grass roots

    Gray water's grass roots

    In a grass-roots effort, a Los Angeles community pushes the plant-saving practice of reusing water from showers, baths, sinks, and washers.

  • 'Hope for Haiti Now' telethon galvanizes giving

    'Hope for Haiti Now' telethon galvanizes giving

    The celebrity-studded 'Hope for Haiti Now' telethon has helped spur donations to Haitian earthquake relief, raising $61 million so far.

  • California governor's race: All about the money?

    California governor's race: All about the money?

    Personal wealth is both an asset and drawback for GOP candidates in the California governor's race. Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has put another $20 million into her campaign.

  • Merit or mega-hits?

    Merit or mega-hits?

    Have the most coveted music awards gone commercial? Domination by top 40 stars makes it look that way.

  • In Pictures Tiny Cars

    The Nano from Indian carmaker Tata is pictured outside Bombay, India. At approximately $2,500, it has been called the cheapest car in the world.

  • 'Avatar' reality: It's just a show, people

    Editor's Blog 'Avatar' reality: It's just a show, people

    The 'Avatar' blockbuster has raised hackles for its portrayal of marines and worship of environmentalism. But it's the 3-d that's the real message as physical and virtual worlds merge.

  • El Nino packs a punch far beyond soggy California

    El Nino packs a punch far beyond soggy California

    A periodic climate phenomenon, El Nino has prompted storms to smack southern California this week rather than the Pacific Northwest. But Indonesia and parts of Australia are also affected, except they're too dry.

  • Evacuations ordered as storms pound Southern California

    Evacuations ordered as storms pound Southern California

    Around 800 homes in the Los Angeles area were issued evacuation orders as the fourth storm to hit the region this week arrived Thursday, causing power outages and chaos for drivers. Heavy rain is unusual in this area.

  • Fans line up as Conan O'Brien makes $45 million exit

    Conan O'Brien tapes his last 'Tonight Show' Friday after settling on a $45 million severance package from NBC. But the surge in support – and ratings – for the red-headed comedian suggests that broadcast television is out of touch with public tastes in comedy, say media analysts.

  • San Andreas fault: Could earthquake happen sooner than expected?

    The frequency of a major earthquake along a key stretch of California’s San Andreas fault could be greater than thought, according to studies published Thursday in the journal Science.