Lizette Pizarro

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Southern California air quality board is sued over adoption of industry-friendly smog rules

Community groups and environmentalists filed suit Wednesday over Southern California air quality regulators' adoption of oil industry-backed smog regulations, saying the measures are so weak they violate state law and will hurt public health.<p>The lawsuit seeks to negate the South Coast Air Quality …

Making Fresh Ceviche at Home Is Way Easier Than It Looks

Great ceviche is easy to make and nearly impossible to mess up. Here's how to do it.<p>When I was just out of college, a group of friends and I backpacked across Mexico. We started in a small beach town called Barra de Navidad, where every morning the shrimp boats would come in and the fishermen would …

Fishing

Ice Cream Hacks: 4 Healthy Frozen Recipes That Put Soft Serve to Shame

Every spring it seems we reach a crossroads—in one direction we hear the siren call of soft serve and its spattering of sprinkles, in the other: bikini season beckons. Fortunately, this year we have the skinny on Freeze, the genius dessert hack created by Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery that …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Flew Coach to Armenia? See the Picture

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West really are <i>everywhere</i> these days.<p>But of all of the places you’d expect to spot Kimye, we’re guessing economy class on a …

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals What Happened When He Sang at His Star-Studded Birthday Party

Robert Downey Jr. knows how to throw an awesome birthday party.<p>The <i>Iron Man</i> star, who turned 50 on April 4, didn’t just hire out an airplane hangar in …

Derrick Rose scores 34 as Bulls thwart Bucks in double OT, go up 3-0

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Butler intercepted the errant pass and darted the other way for a fast-break basket.<p>Finally, the Chicago Bulls were able to shake …

Basketball

(Update #2: Nokia denial) Nokia to stage a smartphone comeback in 2016?

<b>Update, April 27:</b> In a brief official statement, Nokia denies that it currently has “plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets” and says that the reports about Nokia using a Chinese R&D center to produce smartphones are false. Apparently, the comments were “incorrectly attributed” to Nokia’s …

Mobile Technology

Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy.<p>Orders to factories for durable goods rebounded …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.<p>New details were emerging about how the U.S. learned — and announced this …

Extremism