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Did vineyards keep wine country fire from getting worse?

Christian Palmaz used hoes, shovels and rakes to keep flames from his family’s 19th century vineyard estate home on the flanks of Mt. St. George in eastern Napa County. But he didn’t have to worry about his vines. They’re green, very much alive, and a stark contrast to more than 500 acres of oak,...
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Cave diver says he might sue Elon Musk after Musk suggests he's a pedophile
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:00 +0200
A British cave diver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach said he would consider taking legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla Inc. and SpaceX chief executive suggested on Twitter that the diver was a pedophile. On...
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The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 22:15:00 +0200
As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm...
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Federal Reserve chair calls decline in workers' share of profits 'very troubling'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:25:00 +0200
The fall in the percentage of economic growth flowing to workers is "very troubling," a worrisome sign in an otherwise bright American economy, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell told a Senate panel Tuesday. Testifying in front of the Senate Banking...
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What time does the home run derby start?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:25:00 +0200
The 2018 home run derby takes place Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The event starts at 5 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on ESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be taking part in his first derby, which will follow...
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The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast...
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Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:45:00 +0200
After months of negotiations failed to secure an interview with President Trump, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned the president’s lawyers during a contentious meeting this spring that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel...
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John Cynn wins $8.8 million with World Series of Poker title
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:55:00 +0200
The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded...
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Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:45:00 +0200
After a year and a half of turmoil, the Trump administration is attempting to repair its frazzled relations with close ally Mexico, dispatching a high-level delegation to meet the country’s next president. On Friday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo...
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Northrop Grumman employee seen on video at violent white supremacist rally no longer employed at company
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:15:00 +0200
Michael Miselis, a Northrop Grumman systems engineer who allegedly is a member of a white supremacist organization and participated in a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer no longer is employed at the company, a Northrop Grumman spokesman...
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Lakers pursuit of LeBron James began with stars search
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:00:00 +0200
Eight years ago Jerry Buss had a dream. LeBron James as a Laker. It was the summer of 2010 and the Lakers were not going to be players in free agency. They had just won their 16th championship, beating the hated Boston Celtics. They had their team. Besides,...
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Angels thwarted by lefty Dallas Keuchel in 3-1 loss to Astros
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0200
Tyler Skaggs had a couple problems Friday night for the Angels. Neither of them was self-confidence. “It’s at an 11 right now,”Skaggs said recently. “It’s not even just a 10.” That’s how good he had been of late, Skaggs giving up four earned...
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Mannywood sequel is more reserved than the circus that came a decade ago
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:55:00 +0200
The newcomer found the silence in the locker room curious, with the players listening to music doing so with headphones, as was requested by their manager. “Somebody turn on the music,” Manny said aloud. From then on, there was music in the Dodgers...
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Sparks go cold in third quarter, lose to last-place Fever
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:15:00 +0200
Jantel Lavender shuffled her feet under the basket as Candace Parker heaved a 15-foot jumper fewer than five minutes into Friday’s game. The shot missed, but Lavender grabbed the rebound. Then she missed a put-back attempt and grabbed the rebound again....
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MLB: Mariners extend deal for manager Scott Servais
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:30:00 +0200
The Seattle Mariners signed manager Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports. Seattle, which...
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Manny Machado makes his Dodgers debut in 6-4 win over Brewers
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 05:20:00 +0200
By the time Manny Machado made the first out of his Dodgers career, his new team was three outs from victory, with an All-Star closer waiting to deliver. It would be a cliché to say Machado’s Dodgers debut went according to script, and besides any...
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