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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fall Slightly

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 7:23am
Sales of previously owned homes fell slightly in March, a sign the shaky U.S. housing market has continued to struggle into the spring but may be stabilizing.

Pedestrian injured in Oxnard hit-and-run crash

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 5:14am
A pedestrian was taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash in Oxnard, officials said.

Obama Tries Again on Asia Pivot

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:54am
President Barack Obama will try to turn his focus to Asia with a trip this week to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, but the conflict in Ukraine threatens to disrupt his plans, again.

Russia's Oil and Gas Allow It to Act Badly

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 22, 2014 - 4:47am
Capital Journal: Of all the lessons one might draw from Russia's bullying of Ukraine, this may be the most cold-blooded of all: If you want to behave badly, it helps to have a lot of oil and gas. Much will be forgiven, or at least ignored.

Prep Politics: A week in the ASB office

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:33am
Thousand Oaks High School campaign for student cabinet begins tomorrow with banners, speeches and glad-handing

Voters won't make decision on Ventura's mayor in November

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:29am
When Ventura voters head to the polls in November, they'll be voting on whether to move the City Council and Ventura Unified school board elections to even-numbered years. What they won't decide is what happens to the position of mayor.

Some Santa Paula Del Taco customers still waiting for refunds

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:24am
For some of the roughly 150 people who got charged thousands forfood at a Del Taco in Santa Paula last week, the hassle isn't over.

Ventura County Surf Report: Tuesday

Ventura County Star News - April 22, 2014 - 4:22am
A look at the surf forecast from the National Weather Service. A look at today's surf conditions for Ventura County beaches:

Surf height: 2-3 feet

Rip current potential: High

Water temperature: 59-66 degrees

West swell with max sets to 4 feet, very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions are expected -- elevated rip current risk due to large tidal swings. Little change expected for tomorrow.

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Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The GOP candidate for governor would throw out much of the education code, send funds directly to schools rather than to districts and let most public schools run like charters.

Saying that better schools are critical for California's prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning.

Lytro Goes After Prosumer Photographers With New Camera

New York Times - California News - April 21, 2014 - 10:00pm
The new Lytro Illum camera offers photographers a range of new features, while still allowing them to refocus a photo after the fact

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested

New York Times - California News - April 21, 2014 - 10:00pm
The former N.F.L. receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Winning With Compassion and Respect

New York Times - California News - April 21, 2014 - 10:00pm
The winner of this year’s 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award honors Chris Hondros for his sense of compassion and respect for his subjects.

Linking the Los Angeles Airport

New York Times - California News - April 21, 2014 - 10:00pm
A surge of rail construction could bring a project closer to fruition after years of disagreements.

Union to Get $6 Million In MTA Pact

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
A contract agreement struck last week between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its largest union contains a sweetener left unmentioned: $2 million a year over three years into a fund used by the Transport Workers Union Local 100.

Legal Costs Begin to Mount in Bridge Investigation

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 8:35pm
Some of the George Washington Bridge scandal's costs are coming into focus. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign, for example, has $264,000 of debt related to defending itself from subpoenas.

Court to Review Law on Election Lying

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 8:22pm
The Supreme Court will consider a free-speech challenge to an Ohio false-statements law that if allowed would advance a broader push against state laws making it illegal to lie about a political candidate.

American Wins in Boston Race Marked by Heightened Security, Emotion

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 7:49pm
One year after two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, the city reclaimed the joy of its marquee event, coming out in near record numbers and basking in the glory of the first American men's winner in 31 years.

Mexico Honors a Colombian Writer Whom Many Considered One of Their Own

NY Times Books - April 21, 2014 - 7:22pm
For some writers and admirers, it seemed fitting that the first public memorial service for Gabriel García Márquez took place in Mexico City, where he had lived for many years.

U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 6:55pm
Following one of the most violent weekends of the year so far, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said it was forming a violent-crimes section that focuses specifically on gangs, guns and drugs.

Spy Agencies Told to Plug Media Leaks

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 21, 2014 - 6:19pm
The top U.S. intelligence official is looking to crack down on media leaks, just as officials have vowed greater openness after a wave of disclosures about government surveillance.
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