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Intense Sunspot's Flares Disrupt Navigation

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
Astronomers are warily watching the largest active sunspot in 24 years, which has launched six major flares toward Earth so far, intermittently disrupting navigation systems and radio communications.

Latino Support Buoys New Mexico Governor

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 1:37pm
Strong support from Hispanics is helping to bolster New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who is running for re-election amid her state’s sluggish economic recovery.

In a Busy Train Station, a Postmodern Opera Takes Shape

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 1:30pm
A concert version of “Invisible Cities,” a Pulitzer Prize nominee for music, will be performed at Los Angeles Union Station tonight.

Butterflies by Bicycle

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Bacara Resort & Spa in California offers guests a “Bike to the Butterflies” program to see migrating monarchs.

Hackers Target White House Computers

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 12:18pm
White House computers were targeted by hackers in recent weeks, a White House official said, resulting in outages and loss of service for people using the system.

Google Executive Sets Record for Free Fall: Reporter's Notebook

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 10:15am
John Markoff, who was there when the Google executive Alan Eustace set the world record for a balloon jump, tells the story behind the story.

Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 8:32am
Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.






On Election Day, One Race May Signal Shift

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:24am
An early defeat in New Hampshire by Democratic Sen. Shaheen, who is now in the lead, would suggest a big night for the Republican Party.

Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP Senate Candidates in Key Races

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:23am
In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.

Poll Finds Malloy, Foley Still Deadlocked

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:22am
The Connecticut gubernatorial race between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley is too close to call.

Fed Set to End QE3, but Not QE Concept

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:10am
Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won’t be retiring the policy for good.

Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Is Dead at 87

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 8:02am
Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.

U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:43am
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year.

Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:34am
Three SEC investigations are exploring whether employees of CMS, the agency that oversees health spending, leaked news that ended up with Wall Street traders.

The High Cost of Quarantine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:27am
The work of enforcing mandatory quarantines hasn’t been free. Expenses range from lost wages and police protection to transporting individuals and food delivery.

Pension Cuts Cost Democrat Union Support in Rhode Island

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Anger over pension cuts for state employees is driving many union voters in Rhode Island to cross party lines and back a Republican for governor, one of several midterm races roiled by battles over public pensions.

Hollywood Ending Near for Orson Welles’s Last Film

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
After 40 years, the way has been cleared to complete Mr. Welles’s unfinished final opus, “The Other Side of the Wind.”

U.S. Immigration Laws Face New Scrutiny After Killings

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
The case could create a new problem for the Obama administration, as officials weigh steps the president could take after the Nov. 4 elections to expand protections from deportation for immigrants here illegally.

The Noise Near This Airport’s Runway Is Getting Louder

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Plagued by complaints about jet activity, the Santa Monica Municipal Airport is facing a vote next week on whether residents or the city should control its future.

New Jersey Hospitals in Spotlight

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 8:32pm
The experience of a nurse who complained about her quarantine in a makeshift tent inside a Newark, N.J., hospital after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is putting a focus on how the state’s hospitals will handle those exposed to the disease.
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