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Soldier Who Shot Herself at Military Base Dies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 6:08pm
An Army soldier who shot herself on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia was later pronounced dead, military officials said.

Federal Investigators Expel Pilots Union, UPS From Crash Probe

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 5:41pm
Federal accident investigators looking into the crash of a United Parcel Service cargo plane a year ago took the unusual step of expelling both company and pilots union reps from the probe.

More Texas Schools Allow Armed Employees

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 5:01pm
A growing number of Texas public-school districts have adopted rules allowing employees to carry guns on campus in an effort to deter—or quickly respond to—shootings. Most schools, however, have chosen not to arm their staff.

California Governor Signs Law Requiring a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

New York Times - California News - August 25, 2014 - 4:48pm
The law requires smartphones sold in California to include antitheft technology, a feature that lawmakers hope will lead to a cool down in phone theft, now the hottest urban crime.

Buyers Not Clamoring for New Homes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 4:40pm
New-home sales fell again in July, a sign that a major source of jobs continues to waver entering the second half of 2014.

California Quake's Damage Estimated at Up to $1 Billion

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 2:05pm
Cleanup and repairs continued in California's Napa Valley, where a magnitude-6.0 earthquake left behind a wide range of damage.

Books: ‘Shocked’ and ‘Working Stiff’ Detail Careers Involving Corpses

NY Times Books - August 25, 2014 - 1:47pm
Two new works take different approaches. One offers a comprehensive review of the science of resuscitation; another describes a career spent studying death as a medical examiner.






U.S. Open Aims for Openness

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 1:36pm
When fans arrive at the U.S. Open, they will see the beginnings of a transformation from an aging, often cramped place to watch tennis to a facility that has more open space and a smarter layout.

ArtsBeat: First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million

NY Times Books - August 25, 2014 - 1:11pm
A pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 sold on eBay for $3,207,852.






Books of The Times: Tana French’s ‘The Secret Place’ Involves a Girls’ School

NY Times Books - August 25, 2014 - 12:14pm
“The Secret Place” is the latest in Tana French’s Irish detective series.






The Revival of Roger Federer

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 10:59am
At 33, Roger Federer is fit, having fun and a threat to win another U.S. Open title.

Oil Firms Boost Export Lobbying

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 8:08am
The oil industry is gearing up for a postelection lobbying push to loosen the four-decade U.S. ban on exports of crude oil, saying that relaxing the prohibition would create jobs and stimulate the economy.

Pressure Mounts on Obama to Act

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 7:38am
Analysis: President Obama faces pressure at home and in the Middle East to quickly step up strikes at Islamic State militants, but also reluctance from some within his own party and European allies to do so.

Bank Fight Points to Bigger Battle Over Trade

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 7:00am
The Outlook: The political brawl over the fate of the Export-Import Bank is clouded by immense uncertainty over what the business world would look like without some form of government-backed trade finance.

The Weekly Agenda | A Couture Embroidery Class in L.A., a New Brooklyn Beer Hall and More From the Cultural Calendar

New York Times - California News - August 25, 2014 - 6:00am
Plus, a star San Francisco chef serving dinner in a gallery, a laid-back North Carolina music festival and more from the week ahead.

Fed's Yellen Remains Mum on Timing of Rate Change

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 5:41am
Janet Yellen delivered a cliffhanger in the mountains of Wyoming. The Fed chairwoman left the public guessing about when the central bank will start raising short-term interest rates.

U.S. Journalist Released After Being Held in Syria

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 4:13am
An American journalist who had been held by al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria was freed on Sunday. Peter Theo Curtis had been held hostage for nearly two years by the Nusra Front.

Beyond the Dust Bowl With Dorothea Lange

New York Times - California News - August 25, 2014 - 2:00am
In a new documentary, Dyanna Taylor explored the relationship between the photographer Dorothea Lange and her husband, Paul Taylor, the filmmaker’s grandparents.

Quake Jolts California Wine Region

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 25, 2014 - 12:18am
California's wine country scrambled to pick up the pieces after the largest earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area area in 25 years.
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