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McDonnell Says Wife Showed Strains Right After Election

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 7:29pm
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his wife Maureen was showing the strain of becoming first lady within hours of his election. He took the stand in his own defense in their trial on political corruption charges.

Tax Break Ends Up on Cutting-Room Floor

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs aimed at luring Hollywood film companies.

In Violence, Slain Journalist Found Humanity

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 4:34pm
James Foley, whose beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants was confirmed by President Obama, believed he had a calling to tell the stories of people he saw as voiceless and powerless.

St. Louis Prosecutors Present Evidence to Grand Jury

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
St. Louis County prosecutors began a weekslong process of presenting evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has sparked more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Books of The Times: ‘Fives and Twenty-Fives’ by Michael Pitre Shows Wartime Iraq

NY Times Books - August 20, 2014 - 2:10pm
“Fives and Twenty-Fives,” by Michael Pitre, follows a platoon in Iraq, where even fixing potholes can be fatal.






Perry Charges Put Spotlight on Prosecutor

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 12:56pm
Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor behind the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry, finds himself at the center of one of the most highly partisan court battles in recent Texas history.

Ferguson Reaches Turning Point, Police and Protesters Say

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 12:21pm
There are new signs the violent protests that rocked this St. Louis suburb for more than a week may be abating, law-enforcement and protest leaders say.

U.S. Airstrike Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 9:45am
The U.S.'s recent success in weakening Islamic State extremists is creating momentum for a broader campaign that could take American air power to the militant group's heartland northwest of Baghdad.

At California Resort, Bees Are a Plus

New York Times - California News - August 20, 2014 - 9:15am
Carmel Valley Ranch in California will offer several bee-related programs during National Honey Month.

Biden Visits Connecticut

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 8:42am
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to East Hartford, Conn., Wednesday to speak at a workforce development roundtable with Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Firms, Schools Hit by Ferguson Turmoil

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 8:34am
Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have canceled classes, business owners are dealing with broken windows and falling revenue, and police forces are strained after repeated nights of violent protests.

Ferguson Calm Amid Strong Police Presence

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 7:07am
Tuesday brought calm after a violent evening, repeating a pattern that has established itself in Ferguson, Mo., over the past week.

Bookshelf: Oh, Brother

NY Times Books - August 20, 2014 - 7:00am
New picture books include David Soman’s “Three Bears in a Boat.”






Four Indicted in Bad Beef Case

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 20, 2014 - 6:56am
Two former owners and two employees at a Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall have been charged with devising and carrying out a scheme to process meat from diseased cattle and evade government inspections, federal-court documents say.

U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.

Common Core Has Less Support in Poll

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 19, 2014 - 9:01pm
Public support for the Common Core educational standards is waning, according to an annual poll about public schools by Gallup and PDK International, a group for education professionals.

Selling Milk to All Audiences, With a Unified Campaign

New York Times - California News - August 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
The California Milk Processor Board asked two ad agencies, one of which specializes in Spanish-speaking consumers, to work together on a single new ad campaign with broad appeal.

Paul Scialla

New York Times - California News - August 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Mr. Scialla is the founder and chief executive of Delos, a real estate developer based in New York that focuses on so-called well building designs.

California: 2 Teenagers Are Arrested After Police Say They Planned Attack

New York Times - California News - August 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Investigators acting on a tip arrested two students who were said to be planning to target three staff members and kill as many people as possible at a suburban Los Angeles school.

Wheelies: The Booming Classics Edition

New York Times - California News - August 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Auction sales at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance hit a record $399 million; a 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica sets a public auction record.
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