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Preet Bharara: Next Attorney General Will Have Record Like Mine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 6:58pm
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara deflected questions Tuesday about whether he wants to be the next Attorney General—but said the successful candidate's priorities should mirror his own.

Study: Half of Wildlife Lost Since 1970

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
Earth lost half its wildlife in the past four decades, according to the most comprehensive study on animal populations to date, a far larger decline than has been previously reported.

Many Senate Candidates Dress for Battle---Literally

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 5:12pm
At least five candidates in close contests are playing up their military service, running TV ads that include photos of them in uniform.

Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 4:52pm
Drug and medical-device companies paid at least $3.5 billion to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals during the final five months of last year.

U.S. Home-Price Growth Slows Again

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 4:32pm
The yearly growth in home prices across the U.S. slowed more than expected in the middle of summer, according to a home price report.

Judge Rules Against Some Affordable Care Subsidies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 3:24pm
A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled that subsidies under the Affordable Care Act can't go to consumers who obtained health coverage through a federal exchange.

U.S. Judge Accepts Alleged Al Qaeda Operative's Plea Agreement

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 2:39pm
A federal judge has accepted a plea agreement between prosecutors and Adel Abdel Bary, an alleged operative of an al Qaeda affiliate who was indicted in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Jerry Brown Signs Gun-Seizure Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
California will become the first state to allow family members to ask a judge to temporarily seize guns from someone who may pose an immediate danger.

Secret Service Chief Grilled Over Breach

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 1:58pm
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson told a congressional committee that the agency's security plan was "not executed properly" when an intruder climbed over the fence and ran deep into the White House on the evening of Sept. 19.

Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

NY Times Books - September 30, 2014 - 12:31pm
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.






Moon Juice Debuts Wellness Products and an E-Commerce Site

New York Times - California News - September 30, 2014 - 12:19pm
Amanda Chantal Bacon’s cult Los Angeles cafes have spun off a range of healing herbs and products, which are now available online.

Books of The Times: ‘On Immunity: An Inoculation,’ Essays by Eula Biss

NY Times Books - September 30, 2014 - 9:14am
Eula Biss examines beliefs about filth and purity, from environmental toxins to vaccinations, in “On Immunity: An Inoculation.”






Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

NY Times Books - September 30, 2014 - 7:00am
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

NY Times Books - September 30, 2014 - 6:00am
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.






Capital Journal: Arab States' Help Opens New Front in Fight

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 5:46am
The most significant development in the fight against Islamic State may be that Arab states have finally started taking part in defending themselves against an extremist threat, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 4:14am
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are at risk of losing or having to pay back health insurance subsidies from the Affordable Care Act and face a Tuesday deadline for reconciling the problem.

Germs Thrive at Work, Too

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 4:08am
A Virus Went From the Front Door to Half the Office in Four Hours, a Study Finds

Clinton Focuses on the Policy, Not the Personal

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 30, 2014 - 12:18am
Hillary Clinton has been focusing on policy and ideas recently, but if the potential 2016 presidential candidate wants to connect with voters, she has to get up close and personal, experts say.

White House Intruder Got Farther Than Thought

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 29, 2014 - 11:24pm
The intruder who scaled a White House fence earlier this month and darted across the lawn got much farther into the executive mansion than previously disclosed, according to a congressman.

California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters

New York Times - California News - September 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Under the state law colleges must require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” which can be verbal or communicated through actions.
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