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U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:43am
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year.

Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:34am
Three SEC investigations are exploring whether employees of CMS, the agency that oversees health spending, leaked news that ended up with Wall Street traders.

The High Cost of Quarantine

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 29, 2014 - 7:27am
The work of enforcing mandatory quarantines hasn’t been free. Expenses range from lost wages and police protection to transporting individuals and food delivery.

Pension Cuts Cost Democrat Union Support in Rhode Island

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Anger over pension cuts for state employees is driving many union voters in Rhode Island to cross party lines and back a Republican for governor, one of several midterm races roiled by battles over public pensions.

Orson Welles’s Last Film May Finally Be Released

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
After 40 years, the way has been cleared to complete Mr. Welles’s unfinished final opus, “The Other Side of the Wind.”

U.S. Immigration Laws Face New Scrutiny After Killings

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
The case could create a new problem for the Obama administration, as officials weigh steps the president could take after the Nov. 4 elections to expand protections from deportation for immigrants here illegally.

The Noise Near This Airport’s Runway Is Getting Louder

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Plagued by complaints about jet activity, the Santa Monica Municipal Airport is facing a vote next week on whether residents or the city should control its future.

New Jersey Hospitals in Spotlight

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 8:32pm
The experience of a nurse who complained about her quarantine in a makeshift tent inside a Newark, N.J., hospital after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is putting a focus on how the state’s hospitals will handle those exposed to the disease.

Joint Chiefs Urge Quarantine for U.S. Troops Back From West Africa

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended on Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel institute a forces-wide isolation period for troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said.

Gov. Christie Raises Political Stakes in Ebola Debate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s unapologetic approach to tackling Ebola is reinforcing what voters already like—and dislike—about the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

Weak Durable-Goods Orders Stir Concerns on Growth

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 7:25pm
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell for the second consecutive month in September, the latest sign of uneven improvement in the economy.

Unmanned Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 5:07pm
A private, unmanned rocket carrying cargo to the international space station exploded six seconds after takeoff in eastern Virginia.

Google's Newest Search: Cancer Cells

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm
Google’s X research lab is working on magnetic nanoparticles would seek out and attach themselves to cells, proteins or other molecules, monitoring for signs of cancer and other diseases.

Justice Ginsburg Tells Students She Pulls All-Nighters, Too

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 3:55pm
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a student audience Monday night that sometimes her life is just like theirs—when deadlines crash down, she has to pull an all-nighter.

Colleges Tracking When Students Work Out

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 3:49pm
Amid a building boom, schools mine data to justify their spending and tailor their offerings to undergrad demand.

Obama: U.S. Crucial to Ebola Response

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 3:25pm
President Barack Obama cautioned against imposing new measures that could discourage American doctors and nurses from traveling to West Africa to fight Ebola.

Homeland Security Steps Up Security at Federal Buildings

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security at federal buildings as a result of growing concern over lone-wolf terrorist attacks such as last week’s shooting in Ottawa.

ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights

NY Times Books - October 28, 2014 - 2:33pm
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.






On This Day: 'There You Go Again'

New York Times - California News - October 28, 2014 - 1:54pm
On this day in 1980, Ronald Reagan, the former governor of California, showed how congeniality could be a winning strategy.

Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - October 28, 2014 - 1:50pm
Computer-security experts say they found what they describe as a sophisticated cyberweapon on a network at a U.S. firm harboring military secrets, and that the spy tool was built during Moscow working hours.
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