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Books: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Time

NY Times Books - September 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.






Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

New York Times - California News - September 1, 2014 - 6:46am
California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality.

Judge Blocks Enforcement of New Louisiana Abortion Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 9:05pm
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, saying doctors or clinics can't be penalized for breaking the law, which goes into effect Monday, while a challenge is heard.

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
Farmers have long believed that landowners controlled groundwater, but the state legislature passed new controls that establish a framework for managing water withdrawals through local agencies.

Amid Choruses of Despair, an Aria of Hope

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
After a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country.

Arts, Briefly: Want More Wonka? A Lost Chapter Is Found

NY Times Books - August 31, 2014 - 2:27pm
A lost chapter of an earlier version of the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was recently published for the first time in The Guardian.






Books of The Times: ‘No Man’s Land,’ Unfamiliar Writing About World War I

NY Times Books - August 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
“No Man’s Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918” and “The Burning of the World” bring diverse voices to World War I literature.






House Republicans Don't Expect a Shutdown

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 10:41am
Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another.

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 8:53am
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.

U.S. Drops Relief Aid for Iraqi Town

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 31, 2014 - 5:35am
The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.

San Francisco Exhales During 'Burning Man Exodus'

New York Times - California News - August 31, 2014 - 4:00am
The event draws more than 50,000 people, many of whom are from the tech industry. And while they’re away, the city’s hard-to-get-into restaurants and bars aren’t so hard to get into.

California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers

New York Times - California News - August 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
In a one-page appeal, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, argued that a decision of such scope needed to be made by a higher court.

California Closes In on Plastic-Bag Ban

New York Times - California News - August 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Praise the Lord, and Chase the Ratings

New York Times - California News - August 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
“Preachers of L.A.,” one of last year’s most invigorating and surprising reality television debuts, is now in its second season on Oxygen.

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 30, 2014 - 7:12pm
A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure.

Second NYPD Restraint Death Being Investigated

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 30, 2014 - 6:41pm
The Manhattan District Attorney's office said it would investigate the NYPD's role in the death of a man who was high on a hallucinogenic drug and subsequently restrained in a protective body wrap by officers.

Michael Sam Cut by St. Louis Rams

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 30, 2014 - 5:38pm
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.

A Rare Peek at a Protected Island

New York Times - California News - August 30, 2014 - 8:00am
A normally restricted portion of Santa Cruz Island in California will be opened for just two dates in 2014.

Massachusetts Democrat Seeks Redemption

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Four years after losing a Senate race that critics said she should have easily won, Democrat Martha Coakley is trying to redeem herself by running a more spirited campaign for governor of Massachusetts.

Obama Weighs Delay in Immigration Plan

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - August 30, 2014 - 7:31am
The president is considering delaying his expected changes to immigration policy until after the elections, amid pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races.
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