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Why the Obama administration thinks the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a good deal 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It is billed as President Obama’s signature trade deal — a 12-nation pact that would relax tariffs among the participating countries and set higher standards for hours and wages, working conditions and environmental protection, among other provisions.

But the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership,...

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Fired sheriff's deputy who watched sickly man crawl home gets job back - but county doesn't want him 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is fighting to keep a former deputy from returning to the force after he successfully appealed his firing, according to court filings.

Mark Franks was fired last year after an administrative hearing concluded he was negligent in his duties when he watched...

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Hyundai and Kia reach $41-million settlement with California and other states 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. are to pay $41.2 million to California, 32 other states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings.

California gets the largest share of the settlement money: $3 million, according to state...

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Parole board considers releasing convicted Manson killer Charles 'Tex' Watson 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Parole officials were weighing Thursday whether to grant parole to Charles “Tex” Watson, the self-described right-hand man of Charles Manson.

Watson, 70, was sentenced to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber for his part in the murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others during the Manson...

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The city of L.A. didn't have an accurate count of how much property it owned - until now 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The city of Los Angeles now knows how many parking lots, parks, orange groves — even how much of Palmdale — it owns. 

A database released by the controller’s office Thursday shows the city owns nearly 9,000 parcels in Los Angeles County — more than previously listed by the Department of General...

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Soylent halts sales of its powder as customers keep getting sick 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Liquid meal maker Soylent is stopping sales of its flagship powder, warning that a handful of customers reported stomach sickness after consuming it.

Soylent had already halted shipments of its months-old nutrition bar because of customer complaints of diarrhea, vomiting and upset stomachs. In...

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General Electric in Talks to Buy Baker Hughes 28.10.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
GE is pursuing an acquisition of Baker Hughes, a transaction that would be the biggest in the history of the industrial giant and extend its bet on the battered oil industry.
Google parent Alphabet rakes in profit, and YouTube is one of its rising stars 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

YouTube has emerged as a rising star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers.

As more advertising dollars flow to YouTube, it's making the already hugely profitable Google even more prosperous. On Thursday, Google's corporate...

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accused of groping woman at a 1999 dinner party 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Allegations that GOP nominee Donald Trump groped numerous women have prompted an Alaska attorney to go public with a claim that she was briefly grabbed at a 1999 dinner party by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Moira Smith, then age 24 and a Truman Foundation scholar in Washington, said she...

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Man accused of killing Modoc sheriff's deputy could face death penalty 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A man accused of killing a Modoc County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with murder and could face the death penalty, authorities said.

Jack Lee Breiner, 47, faces one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder for the death of Deputy Jack Hopkins, one count of attempted murder for...

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Tronc and Gannett shares plunge amid merger doubts 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Shares of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, and Gannett Co. fell sharply Thursday amid reports casting doubt on a merger between the two newspaper conglomerates.

Tronc, which was formerly known as Tribune Publishing and also owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other regional newspapers,...

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Going home in Iraq: Tearful reunions and a touch of fear 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Ziad Farhan and his family waited in line with dozens of other families Thursday, panel trucks packed with their belongings, headed for a village named Hurriya: Freedom.

Iraqi forces claimed to have driven Islamic State fighters out of the area in recent days as they fight their way toward their...

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Lost riches 28.10.2016 BBC: Business
Can Brazil's "oil capital", Macae, bounce back after the Petrobras scandal?
He was adopted and brought to the U.S. 37 years ago. Now this South Korean man is about to be deported 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A South Korean man flown to the U.S. 37 years ago and adopted by an American couple at age 3 has been ordered deported back to a country that is completely alien to him.

"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium,...

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Putin: It's 'utter nonsense' that Russia is meddling in the U.S. election 28.10.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vehemently rejected claims that Moscow is tampering with the U.S. presidential election, and said it was “utter nonsense” that the Kremlin favors Republican Donald Trump.

At the same time, he had kind words for Trump, saying “he chose his method of getting...

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Records obtained by Times reveal boy was kept in closets for three years before his death 28.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For three years, the young boy was hidden in locked closets, sedated by liquid sleeping aids allegedly given to him by his mother.

When people asked Veronica Aguilar where her son was, she told them he had been placed in an institution in Mexico, according to court records. Only her three other...

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Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac computers, a major refresh 28.10.2016 L.A. Times - Technology News

Apple Inc. unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets such as the iPad and iPhone.

The breakout feature is, as widely speculated, a new touch-sensitive panel on the MacBook Pro, Apple's top-of-the-line...

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Even the Rev. Jesse Jackson on horseback can't end pipeline showdown 27.10.2016 LA Times: Nation

Tensions remained strained as police officials here confronted Native American activists and hundreds of their supporters — including the Rev. Jesse Jackson on horseback — over a pipeline project that has bloomed into a national controversy.

The confrontation took place shortly after dawn Wednesday,...

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Police in riot gear advance on North Dakota pipeline protesters camped on private land 27.10.2016 LA Times: Nation

Police in riot gear advanced Thursday on Native Americans and other activists camped in the path of the planned Dakota Access oil pipeline, warning that those who refused to quickly leave would be arrested. 

A handful of empty school buses were parked on a nearby ridge, apparently to transport...

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So far, Oil Patch troubles aren’t burning banking 27.10.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The worst fears about oil company defaults haven't proved to be true...yet. But there's a $147 billion question mark.
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