Saudi Prince Is Identified as Target of Paris Heist

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:13
While French police have refused to release his identify, the French news media reported that it was Prince Abdul Aziz, 41, who was ambushed by gunmen in a Hollywood-style robbery.
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Advocates Seek to Delay Deportations for Millions

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:11
Since legislation failed on Capitol Hill, immigrant advocacy groups have turned their focus on the president, demanding that he halt most deportations.
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Obamacare support in California grows

OC Register - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:27
California voters, who have always favored the Affordable Care Act by a large majority, now support it more strongly than ever, according to an opinion survey published Tuesday. A new Field Poll, conducted from late June to mid-July, shows that 56...
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ISIS Claims to Have Beheaded Captive American

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:18
A video purporting to show the beheading of James Foley, an American freelance journalist abducted two years ago in Syria, was posted by ISIS.

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ArtsBeat: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video: A Dance Critic’s Take

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:57
Ms. Swift is like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett, a heroine triumphing through klutziness.
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Brisket Is Worth the Wait

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:53
Brisket, part of the Texas Trinity of barbecue, has been enthusiastically embraced by New Yorkers.
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In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:51
The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
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‘Kreutzer Sonata Variations’ Has a Scorned Wife’s Rebuttal

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:36
Tolstoy’s spouse, Sophia, wrote two novellas in reply to his story “The Kreutzer Sonata,” works that will be included in “The Kreutzer Sonata Variations,” from Yale University Press.
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Aid Groups Must Step Up Ebola Work, Official Says

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:35
Dr. Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, called the outbreak in West Africa a “complete disaster” of a scale not yet known.
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Penske to Buy Fairchild Media for $100 Million

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:44
The Fairchild group owns publications like Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News.

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How do you paint an ad on a building? Mural artists paint the town big

OC Register - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:35
From the street, the nine-story advertisement on the side of the Figueroa Hotel looks like a blown-up photograph. The various shades of skin, the embroidery on a shirt, an earring, a lock of hair look lifelike. But those four-story faces are hand...
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DealBook: Standard Chartered Settles Money Laundering Case

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:20
The British bank will pay a $300 million fine and suspend some dollar-clearing activities for high-risk clients — two years after it paid a combined $667 million to state and federal authorities over anti-money laundering failures.
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Restaurant Openings in Orange County

OC Register - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:07
8/19/14: Latest update on Orange County openings About this section: This list reflects 2012, 2013 and 2014 restaurant openings and announcements in Orange County. This news column is based on Register reporting, and confirmed tips from readers. If...
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H.B. council votes against reducing fees for paper bags after plastic ban

OC Register - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:43
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday voted down a proposal by Councilman Joe Carchio to reduce the charge for paper bags handed out in grocery stores from 10 cents to 5 cents a bag and to implement a buy-back program to replace soiled bags to...
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Ex-UCLA punter Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

OC Register - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:31
The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe’s claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights. Under...
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A Week of Outcry and Confrontation in Ferguson

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:22
Scenes of sorrow and violence in a Missouri town after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer.

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Citing Outside Duties, Steven Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft’s Board

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:13
The tech company’s former chief executive said new responsibilities, including ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, have made him too busy to serve.

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Islanders Owner Announces Sale

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:10
The Islanders announced Tuesday that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.
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Little Appetite for a Vote on Iraq in Washington

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:49
Congress has not asked for a vote to approve military action in Iraq aimed at ISIS militants, and President Obama is not seeking one.
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ArtsBeat: ‘The Simpsons’: Which Episode Should Everyone Watch?

New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:42
We invite readers to share the single episode of “The Simpsons” they think that every fan of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie must watch.
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