Climate talks grow tense as U.S. resists Europe’s plan for aid

“The U.S. might end up being isolated from the entire conversation, and therefore has no other choice but to come on board,” Tuvalu Finance Minister Seve Paeniu told reporters Friday. The EU proposal also calls for China to play a role in contributing money to a fund to offset climate damages — a condition the …

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How Rick Caruso spent $104M and still lost the LA mayor’s race

The strategy of swamping his opponent with advertising, tagging her as a City Hall insider and sending out a paid army to knock on doors failed to sway voters across much of Los Angeles, according to preliminary precinct totals and political analysts, who say the avalanche of ads might also have caused some voter fatigue. …

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