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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.

Regulators to Give More Deal-Loan Guidance

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 3:59pm
U.S. regulators are preparing to offer more public guidance for banks that provide leveraged loans, after officials and financiers have tussled for months over acceptable practices.

Report: North Carolina Academic Fraud Went on for Years Amid Lax Oversight

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 3:42pm
Academic fraud that went on for years within a University of North Carolina department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Mark Bradford and 3 Collectors Join Board of Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

New York Times - California News - October 22, 2014 - 3:01pm
He joins four other artists on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’

NY Times Books - October 22, 2014 - 2:44pm
The British writer John Lanchester demystifies the financial world in “How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It Really Means.”






Officials Urge Nationwide Air Bag Recall

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 2:12pm
Law makers and safety advocates are calling for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped air bags that can explode too violently as the number of U.S. vehicles with potentially defective air bags jumped to 7.8 million.

Anne Hathaway in Not-So-Basic Black

New York Times - California News - October 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
The actress picked a daring Christopher Kane design for the 28th American Cinematheque Awards red carpet.

Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen

NY Times Books - October 22, 2014 - 12:40pm
David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.






U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 12:26pm
Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global slowdown.

Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years

NY Times Books - October 22, 2014 - 12:04pm
The bookstore in Co-op City, which opened in 1999 after a three-year community effort to bring it to the borough, plans to close in late December.






Dallas Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 22, 2014 - 10:46am
The dog of Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested negative for the virus, according to a statement from the city Wednesday.

Children’s Books: 'Hansel & Gretel,' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

NY Times Books - October 22, 2014 - 9:24am
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti reinvent “Hansel and Gretel.”






New film will tell Jesse Owens story

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 9:02am
Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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