4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Middle East

U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Law

Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Code Switch

Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

Hall sits in a sunny bay window to write. "My first drafts are always in long hand, on legal pads," she explains. "I love putting pen to paper."
Andre Ellis

Rachel Howzell Hall is easing her big, laurel green Mercedes sedan through the streets of Los Angeles. A slim woman with big eyes, Hall says this Benz is her dream car, the thing she'd planned to buy for herself once she'd become a successful writer, probably around age 50.

But something happened to speed up her schedule.

"When I was 33 years old," Hall says, "I was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer. And I was pregnant. And it was terrifying."

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Parallels

Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:43 am

Taxi drivers protest against Uber, an on-demand car service app, during a 24-hour strike July 1 in Barcelona, Spain. They say it undercuts their business and are calling for the government to ban it.
David Ramos Getty Images

This summer, more people than ever before are booking rooms on Airbnb and using carpooling websites and smartphone apps to get around on vacation. The new "share economy" can be a money saver in areas hard hit by the economic crisis, like southern Europe.

But in sunny Spain, authorities are cracking down.

In Barcelona — one of the top destinations for European tourists this summer — police are pulling over and ticketing drivers suspected of using the private taxi app Uber.

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Sports

What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 10:50 am

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8:55pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Sports

LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead

A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the Los Angeles Register. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling.

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7:29pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Business

IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones, selling Apple devices and IBM software to big businesses.

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6:57pm

Mon July 28, 2014
WVAS Local

Alabama PSC Members Speak Out

Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.  Alabama Public Service commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden and commissioner-elect Chip Beeker spoke at a news conference Monday ahead of hearing on new federal rules to limit coal.  They say the changes could cost jobs and result in higher utility bills.  The Environmental Protection Agency holds a hearing on the federal plan Tuesday in Atlanta. 

Robbery Suspect Arrested

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6:41pm

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald, during a 2010 Los Angeles Clippers game against the Detroit Pistons.
Mark Terrill AP

A probate judge has ruled that Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Shelly Sterling, his estranged wife, had arranged in May to sell the NBA franchise to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.

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6:05pm

Mon July 28, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:16 pm

This photo also featured in BuzzFeed's "21 Unbelievable Beverage Can Photobombs."
NPR

Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at Rhea's Deli and Market. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? I'm calling the police."

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