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U.S., Arab Allies Strike Militants in Syria

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 56 min ago
The U.S. and several Middle Eastern allies struck Islamic State militants in Syria, expanding a U.S. campaign into a country that has been a haven for the extremist group.

U.S. Issues New Rules to Combat Tax Inversions

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 3 hours 26 min ago
The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable.

Diplomats Dodge Old Parking-Ticket Debt

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 3 hours 32 min ago
Diplomatic officials from more than 180 countries owe New York City over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets, demonstrating the challenge of collecting on violations more than a decade old.

More Say Religion, Politics Should Mix

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 4 hours 46 min ago
Nearly half of Americans surveyed by Pew Research Center said they support religious leaders weighing in on social and political issues of the day, an increase from 40% in 2012.

Detroit Residents: Restore Our Water

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 3 min ago
Detroit homeowners delinquent in paying their water bills testified in federal court about the hardships they endure when the city turns off their taps.

Pence Draws GOP Presidential Attention

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 15 min ago
Grass-roots conservatives are seeking to add another governor's name to that list of 2016 Republican presidential nominee possibilities: Indiana's Mike Pence, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 22 min ago
Some hospitals across the nation are making a push to cut costs by standardizing care. While professional bodies publish guidelines advising doctors how best to treat patients, many deviate from them.

Accused White House Fence Jumper Had Earlier Arrest Record

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 27 min ago
The Army veteran accused of clambering over the White House fence and breaching the executive mansion served two tours in Iraq and returned with symptoms of severe mental illness, according to family and friends.

Arab Bank Found Liable for Providing Assistance to Hamas

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 43 min ago
A jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday found Jordan's Arab Bank PLC liable for providing assistance to Hamas.

New Smartphone Encryption Alarms Law Enforcement

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 46 min ago
Moves by Apple and Google to put some smartphone data out of the reach of police and the courts are raising alarms inside U.S. law-enforcement agencies.

U.S. Home Sales Falter as Investors Pull Back

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 52 min ago
The U.S. housing market lost momentum in August as investors pulled away, weighing on existing-home sales and raising doubts about the sector's underlying strength.

3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Found at Canadian Border

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 6 hours 9 min ago
Three soldiers from Afghanistan who were in Massachusetts for a training exercise when they went missing over the weekend turned up at a Niagara Falls border crossing, Massachusetts state police said.

Hong Kong Tops List of Donors to U.S. Schools

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 7 hours 34 min ago
Two billionaire brothers' pledges this month to give away a total of $370 million are just the latest example of Hong Kong's rich lining the coffers of U.S. universities.

Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 8 hours 50 min ago
Doctors nationwide are still using morcellators months after the FDA warned they can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.

Books: Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change

NY Times Books - 10 hours 7 min ago
Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring.

Books of The Times: Bill Cosby, in Mark Whitaker’s New Biography

NY Times Books - 10 hours 21 min ago
Mark Whitaker’s biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” recounts the comedian’s path from poverty to a vastly influential force on national television and in other arenas.

Battling Red Tape, in America and China

New York Times - California News - 10 hours 33 min ago
When I bought a company in California last year, I was struck by how similar the bureaucratic hoops were. There actually were more of them in California than I typically face in China.

Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

NY Times Books - 10 hours 35 min ago
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

NY Times Books - 13 hours 5 min ago
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.

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