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Los Angeles, in the Rider’s Seat

Navigating Los Angeles night life with Uber and other smartphone apps for ride-sharing services.

In Baja, Camping, Cactus and Cocktails

Retracing a honeymoon car trip along the Baja California Peninsula.

Megan Smith: ‘You Can Affect Billions of People’

The chief technology officer of the United States is bringing a Silicon Valley ethos to Washington.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes, Killing One

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 11:58pm
A Virgin Galactic rocket ship that was supposed to take the first space tourists next year—starting with billionaire entrepreneur and company founder Richard Branson—exploded during a test flight, killing one pilot.

U.S. Ebola Survivors Tread Painful, Lonely Journeys

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 10:02pm
The varied experiences of people who have been treated trace the splintered path of Ebola in America.

Senate Control Comes Down to Eight Races

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 9:36pm
Control of the Senate, a months-long battle costing $423 million in TV ads alone, is coming down to races in eight states that remain too close to call and, in some cases, appear to be tightening.

3 Girls Killed in Hit-and-Run While Trick-or-Treating in Santa Ana

New York Times - California News - October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
The girls, two of whom were twin sisters, were in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a sport utility vehicle Friday evening, the authorities said.

2 Names Familiar in Malibu Battle Over Anti-Development Measure

New York Times - California News - October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
The director Rob Reiner is pushing an initiative that requires any big commercial proposals be approved by voters, pitting him against the Los Angeles police commissioner.

Weekend Auto Calendar: Motorsports, Texas-Size

New York Times - California News - October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
Formula One and Nascar race in Texas this weekend.

California Race Brings Democrats’ Differences on Education Into Focus

New York Times - California News - October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.

An Energy Plan Not Worth Changing Your Clock For

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 7:27pm
Two academic studies rebut the idea that daylight saving reduces energy use, and one even concludes the policy increases demand for electricity.

There's a New Cop in This Town, but Perhaps Not for Long

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 7:26pm
The mayor of Sorrento, La., wants to close the police department and have the local sheriff’s office take over patrols. Standing in his way? A 71-year-old great-grandmother with no police training who has just been named chief.

Teenager Shot in Washington State High School Dies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 7:04pm
One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.

Democrats 'Shame' Voters

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 5:58pm
Democratic Party postcards and letters sent to more than 800,000 New Yorkers this week gave them grades based on how often they had voted.

In New Hampshire, Distracted Voters

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 5:30pm
New Hampshire is again a political bellwether, but this time, it’s exemplary of voters’ distraction and worry in advance of a Tuesday vote many of them may skip.

College Applicants Get Glimpse at Their Future Job Prospects

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 5:24pm
Return-on-investment calculations are now coming to higher education as costs skyrocket and as recent graduates increasingly get a slow start in their careers.

Waitress Is One of Many New Writers With Big Book Deals

NY Times Books - October 31, 2014 - 4:41pm
“Sweetbitter,” by the 30-year-old waitress Stephanie Danler, is but one in a crop of debut novels acquired by publishers in lucrative deals.






Faith in Bible Led Ohio Man to North Korea Prison

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 4:24pm
The plan was always to leave a Bible, in the hope it would find its way to someone in North Korea who needed inspiration. But Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old road-maintenance worker and father of three from Ohio, ended up facing charges for committing “hostile acts” against the country.

Bookshelf: Looking Back at New York City Culture and Transit

NY Times Books - October 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
Three new books celebrate New York City history, culture and its subway and bus systems.






Wages Show Signs of Pickup, Just as Consumers Hiccup

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
Workers are starting to see a little spring in their paychecks and benefits, just as consumer spending fell unexpectedly in September.
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