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Obama to UC Students: Time to Take on Climate

President announces $1B natural-disaster fund

(Newser) - Offering a commencement address at UC Irvine today, President Obama sought to energize students for the fight against climate change. "The question is not whether we need to act,” the president said, noting that any debate has been "put to rest." "The question is whether... More »

DA: UC Prof Plotted Killing Spree at Son's School

Dad charged with arson he planned to avenge son's suicide

(Newser) - A California professor seeking to avenge his son's suicide set a series of fires and planned a killing spree at a high school, prosecutors say. UC Irvine professor Rainer Klaus Reinscheid has been arrested on felony arson charges in connection with the fires at University High School, an assistant... More »

US Muslim Students Guilty in Free-Speech Case

10 at UC Irvine convicted of disrupting Israeli ambassador's talk

(Newser) - Ten Muslim students at UC Irvine have been convicted of misdemeanor counts of disrupting a speech on campus by the Israeli ambassador to the US, reports the Los Angeles Times . They will get probation and community service in the case, which featured freedom-of-speech arguments by both prosecutors and the defense.... More »

Sports Teams Fall Victim to Congress' Petty Feuds

Lawmakers attack each others' hometown squads

(Newser) - Health care reform? Congress has trouble enough honoring sports teams. A resolution to formally salute Maryland's basketball team for making the NCAA tournament nearly fell victim to a feud between congressmen today. Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer proposed the seemingly noncontroversial measure, which should have zipped by in a voice vote.... More »

UC Settles Suits in Embryo Thefts

'Our kids are still out there,' says heartbroken mom

(Newser) - The University of California Board of Regents has quietly paid $4.2 million to settle a dozen lawsuits linked to doctors who stole embryos in an Irvine fertility clinic, reports the Los Angeles Times. The physicians fled the US after it was discovered 14 years ago that they moved eggs... More »

'Crazy Green Idea' Video Wins Students $25K

Clip challenges techies to create long-term power-storage device

(Newser) - Two California film students won $25,000 for a YouTube video challenging the tech community to develop a rechargeable device far more eco-friendly than standard batteries, BusinessGreen reports. The clip was one of 133 entries in a contest to create a challenge to be met for a future environmental prize.... More »

Fullerton Makes NCAAs for First Time Since 1978

Coppin St. upsets Morgan St., Mississippi Valley St. wins SWAC

(Newser) - Scott Cutley scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Cal State Fullerton into the NCAA Tournament with an 81-66 win over UC Irvine in the Big West tournament final yesterday, reports the Orange County Register. Josh Akognon added 23 points as the Titans reached the NCAAs for the... More »

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