China’s Central Bank Cuts Rates as Economy Slows

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 05:05
China cut interest rates Friday and promised to inject extra credit into the financial system if needed amid a deepening economic slowdown.
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City Room: New York Today: A Bridge’s Birthday

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:58
Friday and the weekend: The Verrazano turns 50, freezing weather gradually warms, and the week in pictures.

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Latest News: Immigration Plan, Buffalo Snow Ends, 'Hunger Games' Opens

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:47
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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As Verrazano Bridge Turns 50, a Myth About Its Tolls Persists

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:28
Ever since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened on Nov. 21, 1964, Staten Islanders and Brooklynites have maintained that they were promised a toll-free bridge, but no proof exists to back that claim.
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Mario Draghi Says E.C.B. Will ‘Do What We Must’ to Stoke Inflation

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:24
In a speech, the European Central Bank’s president indicated that further stimulus measures were likely to be taken in a bid to avert deflation.
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Television Review: Latin Grammys Wait for Obama, Then Quickly Move On

New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:01
Although it was delayed for the president’s speech, the awards show quickly shifted its focus to giddy excess and over-the-top onstage productions.
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Orange County has mixed reaction to immigration plan

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:47
For many in Orange County, there was no celebratory champagne or hearty applause after President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday night on his plans to grant temporary legal residency to millions of undocumented immigrants. In Anaheim, there...
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Obama's immigration plan: The details are in

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:43
President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan Thursday. Here’s whom it figures to affect in some way: PARENTS About 4.1 million people who’ve lived in this country illegally for five years or longer and have children who are U.S. citizens...
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Final: Ducks 4, Canucks 3 (SO)

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:39
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Ducks put an end to their recent run of leaving extra points on the table as Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout to sew up a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Matt Beleskey made sure...
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Your San Onofre bill: $3.3 billion

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:54
Electricity customers will pay $3.3 billion for the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, according to a settlement approved Thursday. Customers will see that cost included in electricity rates until 2022. Meanwhile, San Onofre’s...
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Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Camp Document Their Athletic Pursuits

New York Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:48
Young Syrians in a refugee camp in Jordan captured how sports provide a diversion from lives shaken by war.

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Anti-E.U. Party Wins 2nd Seat in Britain

New York Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:23
The victory in southern England by Mark Reckless, a candidate in the populist U.K. Independence Party, threatened to destabilize the Conservative Party of Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Clashes Erupt Over Missing Mexican Students

New York Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:15
Relatives of the 43 missing students led thousands through Mexico City in mostly peaceful marches that ended in clashes between some protesters and the police.

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'It's my chance to give back'

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:50
Architect and business owner Annette Wiley recently won an award that put her among the most elite architects in the country. She was named Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an honor that fewer than 4 percent of AIA members have...
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Community Service Programs gives free help to women veterans, victims of sexual assault

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:50
SANTA ANA – At Community Service Programs, women veterans who are victims of sexual assault can find ways to cope with the trauma and anxiety associated with their experience, that for many, is still considered taboo. “One thing we’ve heard...
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Medzerian: Coyotes get some love, too

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:50
Apparently I’m not alone when it comes to coyotes. Many readers agreed with my recent column: We don’t want them to eat our pets, but we’re uncomfortable with trapping and killing them, too. “I am sorry they have to be killed when all they...
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Protesters in Santa Ana march for missing students in Mexico

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:32
SANTA ANA – More than 100 protesters marched in solidarity on Thursday with the demonstrators in Mexico City demanding that authorities find the 43 college students who went missing nearly two months ago. “Justice for all those who have...
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Here's what you tried to sneak onto a plane at John Wayne

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:30
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez pawed through the latest carry-on items left by John Wayne Airport rulebreakers: wrenches, pocketknives, mini Angels baseball bats, fondue forks – a wallet with brass knuckles dripping...
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No dry eyes when award winner shares her story

OC Register - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:00
IRVINE – Je’net Kreitner looked out at the 850 people gathered Thursday to celebrate National Philanthropy Day and acknowledged the transformative power they represented. Then the founder of Grandma’s House of Hope shared a story that choked up...
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Bronx Man Is Charged in Death of Wife’s 3-Year-Old Grandson

New York Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:45
Fernando Yensi, 33, was charged with manslaughter in the beating of the boy, Poseidon Quinones, who had been temporarily placed in the care of his paternal grandmother.

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