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ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards

NY Times Books - September 21, 2014 - 12:47pm
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.






Dancing With the Start-Ups

New York Times - California News - September 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
Some celebrities — both established and up-and-coming — are lavishing their promotional love on new companies rather than big brands. Often, the deals involve equity.

Breaking Through the Fog of San Francisco’s Weather Reputation

New York Times - California News - September 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
When considering the temperature ranges in cities across the country, San Francisco doesn’t seem so extraordinary.

Turning Microcelebrity Into a Big Business

New York Times - California News - September 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
All it takes is blood, sweat and selfies.

Art Man of Alcatraz

New York Times - California News - September 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is mounting an exhibit at the infamous Alcatraz prison featuring 176 Lego portraits of prisoners of conscience and political exiles.

Secret Service Steps Up White House Security

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 8:22pm
The Secret Service said it stepped up security around the White House and is reviewing procedures after an intruder jumped a fence Friday and scrambled into the executive mansion.

Migrants Flock to New Orleans---and Wait

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 3:13pm
Many of the Central American women and children who have journeyed to the U.S. in the past year have settled in New Orleans, where they await deportation hearings.

The Penny May Not Be From Heaven

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 2:07pm
The U.S. Mint makes billions of new one-cent coins every year—more than any other denomination. But the penny costs more than its face value to produce.

Are U.S. Soldiers Dying From Survivable Wounds?

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 6:47am
Despite advances in care, experts say, the military fails to save some troops from "potentially survivable" wounds.

In Dry Los Angeles, to Slip and Slide or Not

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 2:00am
A plan to place a water slide running the length of a downtown street has encountered resistance in Los Angeles as California remains mired in a drought.

Fed Rate-Hike Tool Stirs Some Concern

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 20, 2014 - 1:38am
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent months devising a strategy for managing short-term interest rates. Two days after the plan's release, some market participants warn the new approach may have flaws.

California: Wildfire’s Progress Slowed by Humidity

New York Times - California News - September 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Higher humidity helped slow the growth of a large wildfire in Northern California that the authorities said was set deliberately set.

Women Allege Harassment and Abuse on Forest Service Firefighting Crews

New York Times - California News - September 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
A complaint alleges that the agency failed to stop workplace harassment and sexual abuse and retaliated against women who reported it.

Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

NY Times Books - September 19, 2014 - 7:17pm
Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.






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.
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