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U.S. Conducted Operation in Somalia, Pentagon Says

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 15 min ago
U.S. military forces conducted an operation in Somalia on Monday against the al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said.

Can the New York Stock Exchange Be Saved?

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - 1 hour 56 min ago
The NYSE's new owners have launched a bruising, top-to-bottom renovation that includes shrinking the company and reshaping its culture.

How 2016 GOP Wannabes Spent the Summer

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 9:57pm
The most intriguing presidential jockeying is unfolding on the Republican side, writes Gerald F. Seib. And the GOP cast of characters spent the summer sorting themselves into a matrix of different categories.

Eric Cantor to Join Wall Street Bank

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 9:24pm
Eric Cantor plans to join boutique investment bank Moelis & Co., as the recently deposed House majority leader embarks on a new career on Wall Street.

Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs

New York Times - California News - September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
Los Angeles’s decaying roads, sidewalks and water system reflect the challenges many American cities face after years of belt-tightening prompted them to delay basic maintenance.

Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green

New York Times - California News - September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
In California, more homeowners are experimenting with dyeing their lawns to keep them bright shades of green.

An Icy Answer to the Mystery of the Moving Death Valley Stones

New York Times - California News - September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
At last, researchers have figured out the phenomenon known as the “sailing stones,” and the trails they leave, in the desert.

GOP Eyes Agenda for Senate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 8:55pm
As their election hopes grow, Senate Republicans are starting to plan an agenda intended to extract policy concessions from President Obama without inducing the capital's market-rattling brinkmanship of recent years.

Flooding, Mudslides Are Threats After Wildfires

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 7:35pm
In California and other areas afflicted by drought, increasingly hot and expansive wildfires in recent years have rendered hilly areas vulnerable to debris runoff and other effects of mudslides.

New Milestone in Post-Sandy Housing Recovery

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 6:47pm
Almost two years after superstorm Sandy, New York City has exceeded its goal of reimbursing 500 homeowners and beginning construction or repair work on 500 homes by Labor Day, the de Blasio administration said.

ArtsBeat: New 96-Page Murakami Work Coming in December

NY Times Books - September 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
“The Strange Library” will arrive just three and a half months after Mr. Murakami’s latest novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.”






Obama Appeals to Supporters for November Votes

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 6:12pm
President Barack Obama used a Labor Day speech Monday in Milwaukee to accuse congressional Republicans of blocking policies meant to boost the fortunes of struggling Americans.

Texas Oil Field Verges on a Glut

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
The Permian Basin, one of the oldest oil fields in Texas, may be on the verge of a glut that pushes down prices.

NSA Phone-Data Program Set for Legal Test

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 4:58pm
A panel of federal judges is the first appeals court to address the National Security Agency's controversial program amid efforts by Congress to rein it in.

Food-Stamp Use Starting to Fall

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 4:57pm
After soaring in the years since the recession, use of food stamps, one of the federal government's biggest social-welfare programs, is beginning to decline.

Detroit to Face Creditors at Trial

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 4:14pm
The nation's largest municipal-bankruptcy case is set for a showdown trial starting Tuesday, pitting Detroit's emergency manager against holdout creditors seeking billions in payouts.

U.S. Strikes Help Break Iraq Siege

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 3:17pm
U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

U.S. Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 3:07pm
A State Department official said Monday it believes the closed U.S. Embassy compound in Libya remains secure, and an Islamist militia group apparently is guarding it.

North Korea's U.S. Detainees Ask for Help

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 2:10pm
North Korea gave foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Obama to Reassure Baltic States

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 1, 2014 - 1:35pm
President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia this week intending to reassure the region, rattled by Russia's incursion into Ukraine, that NATO remains committed to defending its Baltic members.
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