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3 hrs ago | US News & World Report

How to Fire Back Against a Lousy Landlord

If you've ever considered becoming a landlord, you've probably wondered if you really want to deal with renters.


Related Topix: Marketing, Tempe, AZ

7 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

California is one step closer to becoming the first state to require colleges and universities "to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity," The Los Angeles Times reports .


Related Topix: Cal State Long Beach

14 hrs ago | Reuters

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

14 hrs ago |

Arthur H. White, 90; Public Opinion Research Firm Co-Founder

Arthur Henry White, devoted to wife Vivien and his family and tireless in his efforts to address societal challenges, died Aug. 25 at Stamford Hospital of complications from a stroke.


Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Prison, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

Community counts: A chronicle of community builders on Cape Cod

COMMUNITIES CONNECTED Members of he Bourne-Sandwich Rotary Club, left, and St. Mary Magdala Church of Harwich united to provide a Nutrition Mission meal recently.


Related Topix: Sandwich, MA, Bourne, MA, Harwich, MA, Life, Food, Nutrition, Hyannis, MA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Internationally recognized botanist speaking at UCSC

Contributed Peter Raven, one of the world's leading botanists, will give a public lecture at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, UC Santa Cruz, Home Gardening, Home, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Wall Street Journal

Researchers Question China's Prospects on Health-Care Overhaul

China's prospects for overhauling its health-care system to provide affordable and equitable health care are "relatively dismal" under its current initiatives, say Oxford and Harvard University researchers in a paper published Friday in the journal The Lancet.


The Washington Post

VA launches a more robusta version of GI Bill Comparison Tool

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday updated its online GI Bill Comparison Tool with the goal of improving how former troops estimate their education benefits and explore programs across the country.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, University of Washington, Blog News

The Washington Post

Ebola virus has mutated during course of outbreak

The Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa has mutated repeatedly during the current outbreak, a fact that could hinder diagnosis and treatment of the devastating disease, according to scientists who have genetically sequenced the virus in scores of victims.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Ebola spread into Sierra Leone through healer's funeral

Mr. Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital Lassa fever laboratory, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Cambridge, MA, Genetics, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases

FOX orders 'DeTour' pilot based on Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's life

FOX has given a put pilot commitment to "DeTour," a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, Deadline reports.


Related Topix: Weezer, Pop/Rock

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Rep. Steve Braun, R-Zionsville.

Representative Steve Braun will resign his seat this fall to become Commissioner of Indiana's Department of Workforce Development.


Related Topix: Zionsville, IN, Indiana, Boone County, IN, Hamilton County, IN, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Weezer Star's Life To Be Turned Into Tv Comedy

The Beverly Hills hitmaker will be the focus of new show DeTour, which he will also co-produce with his manager Dan Field.


Related Topix: Weezer, Pop/Rock

CNet News

Developers, Academia Team Up on Manual for Secure Software Design

Google, Twitter, and Harvard University are cooperating with other businesses and schools to create a manual to help developers design more secure software.


Related Topix: University of Washington

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture

When Rachel Dutton looks at a wheel of cheese, she sees a menagerie. "I fall in love every time I look at a cheese rind.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Cambridge, MA, Drink, Milk

Windsor Beacon

Egypt's belly dancers face backlash despite tradition

Studs sparkled on Diana Esposito's dress as she ticked her hips on a Nile boat thousands of miles away from the place she calls home: Brooklyn.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Arts, Dance, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

Chinese Drop-Off in U.S. Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm

Bo Guagua, son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, receives his masters degree in public policy from Senior Lecturer John Donohue at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 24, 2012.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, UC Berkeley, Tufts University

Marine Corps Times

U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many 'brave, determined and big-hearted' people were behind efforts to secure his release.


Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, Rochester, NH

Berkshire Eagle

Released from captivity, US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release.


Related Topix: Prison, Rochester, NH

MSN Money

Soaring Harvard endowment pay shocks alumni

A group of alumni that has previously criticized Harvard University for how much it pays its endowment managers is again finding fault after compensation more than doubled in three years at the investment arm.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Cambridge, MA