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Mitt Romney Is Back in Demand

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 29, 2014 - 7:07am
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.

Pennsylvania to Expand Medicaid

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 29, 2014 - 3:46am
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.

States Push for Overdose-Reversal Drug

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 29, 2014 - 3:21am
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.

Lending for Construction Grows 4% in 2nd Quarter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 9:44pm
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.

GDP Expanded at 4.2% Rate in Second Quarter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 9:42pm
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.

California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again

New York Times - California News - August 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
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.

Texas Judge Rules State is Underfunding Public Schools

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 8:18pm
A state judge ruled Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.

Teen Catherine Bellis Falls in Second Round of U.S. Open

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 7:57pm
Catherine Bellis, age 15, who shocked the No. 12 seed in the first round of the U.S. Open earlier this week, was defeated in the second round by Zarina Diyas, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in a match that lasted nearly two hours.

Pilot Killed in Virginia F-15 Crash

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 6:54pm
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

Police Chief Responds to Union Letter

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 6:21pm
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 - August 28, 2014 - 5:16pm
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.

Obama Taps Sarah Saldaña to Run ICE

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
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 - August 28, 2014 - 2:35pm
The leaders of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks reflected widely divergent financial situations last year, according to annual disclosure forms released Thursday.

‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold

NY Times Books - August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.

‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell

NY Times Books - August 28, 2014 - 2:10pm
In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.

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

NY Times Books - August 28, 2014 - 1:55pm
“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 - August 28, 2014 - 1:40pm
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.

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

NY Times Books - August 28, 2014 - 1:30pm
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 - August 28, 2014 - 12:17pm
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.

Gun-Range Killing by Girl Sparks New Debate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 28, 2014 - 9:49am
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.
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