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Apple Case Over Labor Code Is Granted Class-Action Status

New York Times - California News - July 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
A judge in California certified a class of 21,000 current and former Apple employees who claim the company did not give them required meal and rest breaks.

Kenneth Noble, Ex-Times Reporter, Is Dead at 60

New York Times - California News - July 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
Mr. Noble covered a variety of topics for the newspaper, including business, the Los Angeles area and Africa.

Obama Goes to West Coast for 3 Days With Donors

New York Times - California News - July 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
President Obama will help the Democratic Party’s campaign committees and two “super PACs” that were created for the midterm elections.

Perdue Edges Out Kingston in GOP Senate Runoff in Georgia

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 8:59pm
Multimillionaire businessman David Perdue seized the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, and must now pivot toward the November general election that could help decide whether Democrats maintain control of the chamber.

Congress Splits Over Taxing of Corporate Inversions

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 8:18pm
Lawmakers concerned about companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes split along partisan lines over whether legislation should take aim at businesses that have relocated.

VA Nominee Gets Warm Reception at Confirmation Hearing

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 7:48pm
Members of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs indicated Tuesday they would endorse Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to take over the VA.

James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

NY Times Books - July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.






The New Nigerian Email Swindle

New York Times - California News - July 22, 2014 - 5:30am
Researchers have found that recent cyberattacks are being orchestrated by people behind the Nigerian 419 swindle, in which foreign victims are tricked into transferring money.

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.

Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:48am
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Tiger Woods shakes off rust with 3-under first round at British Open

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:32am
All week long, Tiger Woods has been insisting that his game is on the rebound after back surgery.

U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:12am
Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday.

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs to become more 'agile'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:38am
Microsoft Corp. plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, a 14% workforce reduction aimed at ditching management layers and building a more agile technology powerhouse.

Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:24am
The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:13am
After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton

Stocks edge lower in early trading; Mattel sinks

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:09am
Stocks are opening slightly lower following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.

Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:00am
As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of state, but infrastructure, housing and...

Boston bombing: Jury deliberating in case against Tsarnaev friend

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:45am
A federal jury was to begin its first full day of deliberations Thursday in an obstruction of justice and conspiracy case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Demand for e-commerce warehouses spurs development in Southland

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Robust demand for buildings from e-commerce companies and conventional retailers eager to boost their online sales is reshaping the country's industrial real estate market and spurring development in the Southland.
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