Archive for August, 2014

China Limits Hong Kong Vote – Wall Street Journal

August 31, 2014

Reuters China Limits Hong Kong VoteWall Street JournalChina's government ruled that candidates for Hong Kong's top leadership post must be approved by a committee heavily loyal to Beijing, providing a clear demarcation of how far it will allow democracy to proceed in the territory. The decree capped months of …China Restricts Voting Reforms for Hong KongNew […]

Missing those who have lived through hell for seven weeks – Haaretz

August 31, 2014

Haaretz Missing those who have lived through hell for seven weeksHaaretzWith the Gaza war over, my heart goes out to the children an hour's drive away whom Israel does not let me watch grow up. By Amira Hass | Sep. 1, 2014 | 6:09 AM. Tweet. Palestinian children in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. […]

Iraqi forces, US strikes break ISIS siege on northern Shiite town – New York Daily News

August 31, 2014

New York Daily News Iraqi forces, US strikes break ISIS siege on northern Shiite townNew York Daily NewsIraqi security forces and a coalition of militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State terror army on a northern Iraqi village, amid mounting criticism over the Obama administration's lack of a strategy to […]

Airstrikes and Aid Provide Relief for Iraqi Town – ABC News

August 30, 2014

NBCNews.com Airstrikes and Aid Provide Relief for Iraqi TownABC NewsAircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes …Pentagon: Iraq Operations Costing US More Than […]

Ted Cruz plays up 2016 talk to Texas audience – CBS News

August 30, 2014

CBS News Ted Cruz plays up 2016 talk to Texas audienceCBS NewsDALLAS — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is sounding increasingly like he's going to heed calls to run for president in 2016. The tea party favorite's rousing speech Saturday in Dallas energized thousands at the summit of Americans for Prosperity, the …Cruz sounds like he's […]

Legislature OKs big changes: plastic bags ban, groundwater rules – SFGate

August 30, 2014

SFGate Legislature OKs big changes: plastic bags ban, groundwater rulesSFGateSacramento –. Historic and controversial groundwater management rules and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags were among the bills the California Legislature approved during a marathon session Friday that ended early Saturday morning. Dozens …Statewide plastic bag ban makes way through LegislatureDaily CalifornianCalifornia legislative session ends […]

Illinois sees decrease in malpractice payouts and Drunk drivers get a second chance – Podcast

August 30, 2014

Diedrich Healthcare performed an analysis of 2013 medical malpractice payments that were recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. The insurer found that medical malpractice payouts in Illinois decreased by $28 million from 2012 to 2013. Plus, a new bill is introduced to give drunk drivers a second chance on this month’s Chicago Injury Alert. […]

Texas Supreme Court will hear oil royalties case

August 30, 2014

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a long-running oil royalties dispute. The case in question concerns a landowner’s claim of fraud — and how that claim might affect the statute of limitations for bringing claims against a driller. Charles Hooks III’s land lease required Samson Lone Star LP to pay him if it […]

Praising Rebels, Putin Toughens Tone on Ukraine – New York Times

August 29, 2014

New York Times Praising Rebels, Putin Toughens Tone on UkraineNew York TimesSoldiers calling themselves the army of Novorossiya, or New Russia, by the entrance of Novoazovsk on Friday. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story …Putin hails Ukraine separatists; Kiev […]

Abortion clinics ask federal judge to rule new state law unconstitutional – WWL

August 29, 2014

USA TODAY Abortion clinics ask federal judge to rule new state law unconstitutionalWWLMETAIRIE, La. – Most of the Louisiana's abortion clinics say they would have to shut down if a new state law goes into effect on Monday. The law requires every doctor who performs abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles […]

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