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Books of The Times: John Berryman Is Reconsidered in 4 New Books

NY Times Books - October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Several new books include works of, and details about, the poet John Berryman, who would have been 100 this year.






In Texas, a Toll-Road Backlash Builds

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 7:12pm
A political backlash is rising in Texas, one of the states that most aggressively encouraged toll-road construction, as residents realize that many major urban freeways are increasingly no longer free.

DNA Shown to Protect Latinas From Breast Cancer

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 5:53pm
A genetic trait protects many women of Latin American descent from breast cancer, researchers said, a finding that may lead to more effective genetic testing for women at risk.

Murder Charge for Suspect Held in Deaths of Seven Women in Indiana

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 5:38pm
Prosecutors in Indiana on Monday filed a murder charge against a man who police said led them to the bodies of six women after his arrest in connection with a seventh death over the weekend.

Regulator: Pact With Lenders Could Expand Mortgage Access

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 4:58pm
A top federal housing regulator in a speech Monday said Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders had reached an agreement in principle that could expand access to mortgages for many Americans.

Alabama House Speaker Arrested in Ethics Case

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 4:02pm
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.

Samuel Hynes Discusses His Book ‘The Unsubstantial Air’

NY Times Books - October 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
Samuel Hynes’s new book, “The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War,” was inspired by his life of flying, most notably as an airman in World War II.






Books of The Times: Andrew M. Cuomo Tells His Story in ‘All Things Possible’

NY Times Books - October 20, 2014 - 12:59pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has written a memoir that also touches on the general state of American politics today.






Ebola Vaccine Push Ramps Up

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 11:08am
The world had little interest in Ebola in 1997, when cell biologist Nancy J. Sullivan took up her work. Today, Dr. Sullivan would likely be at the center of any potential answer to the world’s severest Ebola outbreak.

Books: A Frightening Diagnosis Is Only Start of the Story in ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Now I See You’

NY Times Books - October 20, 2014 - 11:03am
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial.






Despite Uncertainty, Fed Holds Steady

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 11:03am
The Fed is likely to end its bond-buying program this month even as market volatility and uncertainties about the global economy have rattled investors and led to some mixed messages from central-bank officials.

Democrats' New Senate Move: Backing Long Shots

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 9:05am
Democrats, worried as polls show their chances of retaining control of the Senate dwindling, are plowing money into long-shot races in unexpected states.

Gauging Economic Fear Factor

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 7:08am
The Outlook: Transmitted through bodily fluids, Ebola isn’t nearly as contagious as airborne diseases such as influenza. But its spread has produced real risks of economic contagion.

U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar Province

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 6:46am
The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq.

U.S. Airdrops Weapons to Syrian Kurds

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 6:45am
The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, U.S. officials said.

Cuomo's Western Charm Offensive

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 5:06am
In two well-financed statewide political campaigns, in 2006 for attorney general and in 2010 for governor, Andrew Cuomo emerged victorious virtually everywhere except for one place: western New York.

Kerry Urges Action on Islamists, Ebola

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 20, 2014 - 2:48am
John Kerry will urge Asian leaders to help prevent Islamic State from recruiting and committing terrorism in Southeast Asia and to help keep Ebola from spreading to the region, U.S. officials said.

Pension Funds Eye Reducing Hedge-Fund Investments

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 19, 2014 - 7:22pm
Pension-fund managers across the U.S. are rethinking their investments in hedge funds in the wake of a retreat by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Park Honan, a Biographer of Authors, Is Dead at 86

NY Times Books - October 19, 2014 - 6:19pm
Mr. Honan’s groundbreaking books included biographies of Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.






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