The Appraisal: Fighting a No-Pets Eviction With Doctors’ Notes and a Federal Suit

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:12
Three residents of the East River Housing cooperative on the Lower East Side contend that their dogs are therapeutic, and they have the support of a federal housing agency.
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DealBook: Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:03
The deal will create a giant repository of online listings for real estate and home values.
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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:10
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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Bits Blog: The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:05
The use of digital patient records has not led to overbilling, as feared, according to a new report — but it has not yet delivered efficiency gains or improved care, either.
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DealBook: Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:24
The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, who urged the company last month to explore a sale of itself.
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Fighting in Gaza Falls Sharply on Muslim Holiday

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:45
Despite the absence of a cease-fire, Israel and Hamas informally calmed hostilities for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that ends the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:40
The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped.
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City Room: New York Today: Happy Eid

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:45
What you need to know for Monday: A Muslim holy festival, possible showers, and authors explore morbid anatomy.

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Downing of Malaysian Plane May Be a ‘War Crime,’ U.N. Rights Official Says

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:27
The assessment came as United Nations monitors said that more than 1,100 people had been killed in “extremely alarming” fighting in eastern Ukraine since mid-April.

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Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:22
Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
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Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight for Its Existence and Presses Ahead

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:02
Hamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its very future.

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Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $50 Billion in Court Ruling

New York Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:47
The owners of the defunct Russian oil company were seeking $100 billion in damages after the authorities jailed its founder and sold his main asset.

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What will Cal State University cuts to enrollment growth mean?

OC Register - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:33
The California State University system had to scale back an ambitious plan to increase overall student enrollment by 20,000 this fall after it failed to secure the necessary state funding. Instead, the 23-campus system will increase enrollment by...
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Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:29
When sharks started cropping up in Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. Instead, local merchants and hoteliers embraced their arrival.

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Coast-to-coast trip gives cyclists a better grip on U.S.

OC Register - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:22
The Healthnuts & Handlebars, a bicycling trio of graduate students who initially planed a trip as a last hurrah before leaving for medical school, ended up with the goal of raising $12,000 for a local charity as they started a coast-to-coast trek by...
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Assisted-living ombudsman listens when others turn away

OC Register - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:18
Lahoma Snyder heads to the second floor of La Palma Royale, an assisted living residence in Anaheim, when she passes an aged man inching down a hallway, stooped over his walker. “You need help?” she asks. “No,” he says. “Thank you.” The...
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Girl, 3, rescued from sweltering vehicle outside mall

OC Register - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:13
A Fullerton couple was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after police found their 3-year-old daughter locked in a van outside Brea Mall today. Officers showed the girl how to unlock the doors to the black Nissan Quest van after a...
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Netflix Bolsters Offerings in Documentary Genre

New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:01
While the company has received much attention for its scripted programs, including “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” it has also picked up a series of documentaries.

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1 killed, 13 injured in Venice Beach lightning strikes

OC Register - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:59
A 20-year-old man was killed and seven others, including one teen, were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after lightning from a rare summer storm struck Venice Beach and Catalina Island, injuring at least 14. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital...
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Lightning Kills One and Injures 13 in Southern California

New York Times - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:05
A strike at Venice Beach hit 13 people, including a man who died, and another man was struck on Santa Catalina Island.

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