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California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again

The substation, which is near San Jose and provides energy to thousands, was hit by thieves early Wednesday, despite increased security, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company said.

Obama Does Not Plan Escalation Against Islamic State

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 36 min 24 sec ago
President Barack Obama signaled the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against Islamic State extremists in Iraq or Syria.

Pilot Killed in Virginia F-15 Crash

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 16 min ago
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

Lending for Construction Grows 4% in 2nd Quarter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 17 min ago
Construction lending posted the largest gain of its yearlong recovery in the second quarter, signaling that the real-estate industry's rebound is gaining steam, albeit slowly.

Police Chief Responds to Union Letter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 48 min ago
William Bratton 'categorically' rebuts an allegation from the head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association that the 2016 Democratic National Convention should not be in Brooklyn because the city won't be safe.

California Drought Squeezes Wells

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 2 hours 53 min ago
With groundwater levels falling across the Golden State—causing dried-up wells, sinking roadbeds and crumbling infrastructure—the state legislature is considering regulating underground water for the first time.

GDP Expanded at 4.2% Rate in Second Quarter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 3 hours 23 min ago
The U.S. economy's second-quarter rebound was more robust than previously thought, putting the recovery back on track as it ended its fifth year.

Mitt Romney Is Back in Demand

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 3 hours 40 min ago
The former Massachusetts governor, who was widely criticized by Republicans for losing a presidential race in 2012 that many thought to be winnable, is suddenly one of his party's most sought-after campaigners.

Judge Rules Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund Public Schools

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 4 hours 41 min ago
A state judge ruled Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.

Obama Taps Sarah Saldaña to Run ICE

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 3 min ago
President Barack Obama has tapped Sarah Saldaña, a federal prosecutor in Texas, to run the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Fed Leaders Have Diverse Financial Situations

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 5 hours 35 min ago
The leaders of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks reflected widely divergent financial situations last year, according to annual disclosure forms released Thursday.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Football’ and Other Books of the Season

NY Times Books - 6 hours 14 min ago
“Football: Great Writing About the National Sport” is among the new books on the game to greet the season.

Obama: Islamic State Still Poses Threat to Iraq, Region

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 6 hours 30 min ago
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. is developing a strategy and military options to counter Sunni extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Pennsylvania Agrees to Expand Medicaid

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 6 hours 31 min ago
The Obama administration has reached a deal with Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’

NY Times Books - 6 hours 39 min ago
In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband.

U.S. Lawmakers Call for Obama to Outline Strategies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 7 hours 52 min ago
U.S. lawmakers are stepping up calls for the Obama administration to outline its strategy for combating the growing threat posed by Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria.

ArtsBeat: A Book for Children, and Others, by Bruce Springsteen

NY Times Books - 8 hours 48 min ago
“Outlaw Pete,” based on a song of the same name, is for “for anybody who loves a good Western,” said his publisher.

States Expand Access to Overdose-Reversal Drug

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 9 hours 25 min ago
Many states faced with a pain-pill and heroin epidemic are pushing to make naloxone, which can reverse overdoses, more widely available to drug users, their peers and loved ones.

Gun-Range Killing by Girl Sparks New Debate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 10 hours 21 min ago
The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.

What We Write When It Won’t Rain

New York Times - California News - 11 hours 38 min ago
A new literature of drought may be emerging — one that harkens back to the past, but also warns of an uncertain future.
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