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Open Book: Captivating and Repellent

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:21am
Ben Macintyre says Kim Philby’s writings are “completely unreliable, which makes sifting fact from fiction a real challenge, but a hugely enjoyable one.”

‘The Transcriptionist,’ by Amy Rowland

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:18am
Amy Rowland’s solitary heroine is unhinged by a harrowing stream of disembodied words.

Philip Ziegler’s ‘Olivier’

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:17am
A biography of the “strangely hidden” man who, since boyhood, wanted to be “the greatest actor in the world.”

‘Brando’s Smile,’ by Susan L. Mizruchi

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:17am
A biographer of Marlon Brando delves into the archives and tries to demystify her complex subject.

New-Home Slowdown Pressures Recovery

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 25, 2014 - 8:14am
Demand for new homes slowed sharply during the first half, a development that threatens to reverberate beyond the housing market and throughout the broader economy.

U.S. Says Russia Firing Into Ukraine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 25, 2014 - 6:52am
The U.S. believes Russia is firing artillery across its border at Ukrainian military positions, the State Department said, an assertion that Moscow is playing a more direct role in the conflict.

Proposal Would Alter Migrating Process

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 25, 2014 - 6:33am
The Obama administration is considering a plan to allow young people from Honduras to apply for entry to the U.S. as refugees without making the often-dangerous trek here.

The Lawyer Who Sparked Health-Law Rulings

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 25, 2014 - 5:54am
Thomas Christina, a South Carolina attorney, spotted wording in the Affordable Care Act that ultimately spurred a legal battle that resulted in two conflicting court rulings this week.

Bookshelf: Finding a Voice in Words and Deeds

NY Times Books - July 24, 2014 - 9:38pm
“Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943” is an anthology of memoirs, poetry, political commentary and newspaper excerpts. “Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War” gives a backstage tour of the antiwar movement.






California: Man, 80, Says He Killed Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

New York Times - California News - July 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Tom Greer said he had been attacked by the woman and an accomplice before he shot her twice in the back as she ran, and the Long Beach police were deciding whether to arrest him.

Left Coast Rising

New York Times - California News - July 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
There are lessons for the rest of us in the good news from California.

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.

Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:24am
The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:13am
After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton

Stocks edge lower in early trading; Mattel sinks

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:09am
Stocks are opening slightly lower following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.
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