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Air Force Says Bombing Worsens Staff Shortage

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 5:58pm
Officials say campaign against Islamic extremists is exacerbating its shortage of plane-maintenance experts—a gap that is rekindling tensions with Congress about how to manage the nation’s combat aircraft.

Micro Grants Keep College Students in School

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 5:52pm
Colleges, such as those in Northeast Ohio, are offering small grants to their students, helping them bridge small financial shortfalls that might otherwise force them out of school.

Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Monitoring Period

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 5:16pm
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel approved a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff requiring a 21-day isolation period for all military personnel returning from West Africa.

Obama Urges U.S. Leadership to Stem Ebola Outbreak

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 5:09pm
President Barack Obama on Wednesday made a broad appeal for U.S. leadership to stem an Ebola outbreak in West Africa and expressed frustration with policies that may discourage health-care workers from volunteering on the front lines.

ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 3:48pm
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.






ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 3:17pm
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.






Books of The Times: ‘Respect’ Tells Aretha Franklin’s Life Story

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 3:02pm
“Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.






Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 2:29pm
Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.






Intense Sunspot's Flares Disrupt Navigation

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
Astronomers are warily watching the largest active sunspot in 24 years, which has launched six major flares toward Earth so far, intermittently disrupting navigation systems and radio communications.

Latino Support Buoys New Mexico Governor

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 1:37pm
Strong support from Hispanics is helping to bolster New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who is running for re-election amid her state’s sluggish economic recovery.

In a Busy Train Station, a Postmodern Opera Takes Shape

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 1:30pm
A concert version of “Invisible Cities,” a Pulitzer Prize nominee for music, will be performed at Los Angeles Union Station tonight.

Butterflies by Bicycle

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Bacara Resort & Spa in California offers guests a “Bike to the Butterflies” program to see migrating monarchs.

Hackers Target White House Computers

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 12:18pm
White House computers were targeted by hackers in recent weeks, a White House official said, resulting in outages and loss of service for people using the system.

Google Executive Sets Record for Free Fall: Reporter's Notebook

New York Times - California News - October 29, 2014 - 10:15am
John Markoff, who was there when the Google executive Alan Eustace set the world record for a balloon jump, tells the story behind the story.

Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 8:32am
Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.






On Election Day, One Race May Signal Shift

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:24am
An early defeat in New Hampshire by Democratic Sen. Shaheen, who is now in the lead, would suggest a big night for the Republican Party.

Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP Senate Candidates in Key Races

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:23am
In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.

Poll Finds Malloy, Foley Still Deadlocked

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:22am
The Connecticut gubernatorial race between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley is too close to call.

Fed Set to End QE3, but Not QE Concept

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 8:10am
Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won’t be retiring the policy for good.

Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87

NY Times Books - October 29, 2014 - 8:02am
Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.
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