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A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York

NY Times Books - October 23, 2014 - 2:18pm
The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.






Canada Gunman Sought to Travel To Syria, Police Say

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 1:57pm
Canadian police said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau came to Ottawa to straighten out a passport issue with the intention of traveling to Syria.

How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 11:30am
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore

NY Times Books - October 23, 2014 - 11:20am
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.






Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 11:20am
A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.

Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 11:07am
Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, strong holiday bookings, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.

Hurray for Nollywood

New York Times - California News - October 23, 2014 - 11:00am
Nigerian cinema may be little known outside of Africa, but the country’s homegrown movie business eclipses Hollywood’s and is second only to India’s Bollywood.

Party Preparations: Senate Maneuvering Begins

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 8:54am
With Republicans looking increasingly likely to take control of the Senate, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already considering how they will operate in the chamber if the levers of power are reversed.

ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

NY Times Books - October 23, 2014 - 8:05am
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






U.S. Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 7:22am
The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near 14-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.

Atul Gawande: By the Book

NY Times Books - October 23, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






Kurdish Rise Helps West, Worries Turkey

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 5:35am
Kurds in Iraq and Syria set aside long-held rivalries and took steps to unify their forces this week to battle Islamic State, magnifying fears in Turkey that a powerful enemy is on the rise.

Terror Hits Canadian Capital

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 23, 2014 - 4:49am
A man fatally shot a soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial before being killed inside the country’s Parliament building, in a terror attack that shut down the capital city and stands to change the way Canada protects itself.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in Iraq Shooting Deaths

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 11:13pm
Four former Blackwater USA security guards accused of the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007 were found guilty—one of murder, and three others of voluntary manslaughter.

South Dakota Senate Race Gets Spirited

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
A South Dakota Senate race that was seen as an easy pickup for Republicans has become surprisingly competitive, spurring both major parties to place last-minute advertising buys.

Air Bag Recalls Trigger New Scrutiny

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 9:36pm
A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers.

FBI Revamping Whistleblower Rules

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 9:16pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is revamping its whistleblower rules to make it easier—and potentially lucrative—for agents and employees to report misconduct within the agency, according to a federal law-enforcement official.

A Fresh Sip of California History

New York Times - California News - October 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
A vintage adobe in Sonoma is transformed into a haven for wine lovers.

Low Inflation, Flatter COLA: Social Security Benefits to Get 1.7% Bump

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 8:44pm
Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their Social Security payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low.

Leaked Autopsy Details Struggle Before Ferguson Shooting Death

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 4:29pm
Unarmed teenager Michael Brown allegedly charged Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson moments before he was shot dead, according to a police account in a leaked copy of an official autopsy.
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