‘Happy in Tehran’ Dancers Are Given Suspended Sentences

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:35
Though the punishments — lashings and six-month prison terms — were suspended, they could be carried out if any of the six defendants commit further actions deemed illegal in Iran.

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Immigration activist arrested in Costa Mesa raid

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:26
An Orange County activist who has been heavily involved in the fight for immigration reform was taken into custody by federal immigration officials on Thursday morning and is facing potential deportation. The U.S. Immigration and Custom...
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Focus: Khrushchev's California dreams -- Hollywood and Disneyland

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:24
Fifty-five years ago Friday, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Southern California. He wanted to see Hollywood and Disneyland. One out of two had to be good enough. See Focus on Disneyland.
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Executive swindled credit union for $2.7M

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:03
A former executive with a major Santa Ana-based credit union has admitted embezzling nearly $2.7 million from his employer over more than a decade. David Lugo, 41, was a systems administrator and later vice president with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit...
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Under Premier’s Plan, Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS May Fall to Its Provinces

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:52
Separate plans promoted by the Iraqi government and by a provincial leader stem from the same conviction: that insurgents are best fought with homegrown troops.
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Bits Blog: Home Depot Says Data From 56 Million Cards Taken in Breach

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:51
The breach, which went unnoticed for five months, has become the largest known attack on a retailer.

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Senate Approves ISIS Bill, Avoiding Bigger War Debate

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:37
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.

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Fall movie preview: Flicks for all

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:34
Let’s demolish the cliche that fall and winter movies are rarefied fare designed to win over adults while the kids are in school after an action-ridden summer. Many movies positioned to win awards and impress critics this year should attract...
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On Road to Scotland’s Referendum, Big Gambles and Fateful Steps

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:26
In the mid-1990s one in four Scots voted for the nationalists, compared with more than 40 percent who supported Labour. Today the referendum on independence is too close to call.
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Steve Jobs discouraged gadgets at home

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:11
When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving end of a few of those calls. But nothing shocked me...
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Kansas Democrat’s Withdrawal From Senate Race Is Upheld

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:04
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that Chad Taylor’s name must be removed from the November ballot, as he requested.
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News: The Scottish Independence Referendum: Live Updates on the Vote

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:59
Dispatches from New York Times reporters in Britain, with social media reports and observations from journalists, activists, voters and bloggers.

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Police: Fake housekeepers may have burglarized dozens of homes

OC Register - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:55
ALISO VIEJO – Police say two women may have burglarized dozens of South County homes in the past year while posing as housekeepers. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released jail booking photos Thursday of Sandra Elizabeth Rojas, 36, and...
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DealBook: Alibaba Raises $21.8 Billion in Initial Public Offering

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:40
The Chinese Internet juggernaut priced its shares at $68 each, which will help make the initial stock sale one of the biggest on record.
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Art Review: ‘Assyria to Iberia,’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:31
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” at the Met, is a display of imperial might, and a roll call of states and kingdoms gone.
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Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:16
The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month.
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Cardinals Act Swiftly to Distance Themselves From Jonathan Dwyer

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:07
The team placed the running back on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season a day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
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Larry Ellison Steps Down as Chief of Oracle

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:14
The top job at the database giant will be shared by Mark Hurd, currently co-president, and Safra Catz, who is co-president and chief financial officer.

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Clinton Shifts to Domestic Issues, With a Focus on Women

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:05
Democrats have said the ability to mobilize women, particularly those struggling with minimum wage jobs, could determine whether the party holds the Senate
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Bits Blog: Upgrading to iOS 8 on an Old Phone? Prepare for Trouble, but Do It Anyway

New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:49
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, is going to struggle to run on your old phone or tablet. But it offers enough security features to merit switching anyway.
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