- UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:50 AM
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases. Tuesday's one-day summit at the annual U. N. General Assembly gathering of world leaders is a forum for non-binding pledges.
- New jihad appeal makes policing even harder
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:50 AM
The appeal made public Monday cynically turns all Muslims into the invisible enemy, making intelligence tracking of potential suspects virtually impossible and shining the spotlight of suspicion on Muslims in the West. Matthew Henman of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center said, "When you have people traveling out to Syria to fight, there are mechanisms in place that make it easy for security forces to track and survey those people
- Shoemaker Jimmy Choo to list shares in London
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:39 AM
Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange next month.
- Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:34 AM
Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.
- Stars to pay tribute to Mavis Staples
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:33 AM
Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment.
- P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 08:14 AM
Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.
- CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 07:41 AM
CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. A tie-up with CF Industries Holdings Inc., based in Deerfield, Illinois, could give Yara easier access to cheap natural gas supplies, which is a major feedstock in the industry.
- Euro area gets new 10-euro bill
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 04:40 AM
The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit.
- Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 04:35 AM
Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. Huskey is assigned to a battalion based in North Carolina, where state law bans same-sex marriage. Last year's U. S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children.  about two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.
- Philips to separate lighting arm into new company
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 04:16 AM
Royal Philips NV is to hive off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations.
- NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 02:11 AM
Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up his tenure as the 12th secretary general in NATO's history, the U. S., Canada and their European allies are again squaring off against the Russians, and must confront a more diverse and bewildering array of threats to Western security than ever. "Rasmussen played a valuable role in helping convince NATO members to contribute additional forces to President Barack Obama's surge strategy," said Jorge Benitez, senior fellow for trans-Atlantic security at the Washington, D.
- Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 02:03 AM
The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U. S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.
- Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 01:48 AM
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.
- AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to forest-saving plan
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 12:46 AM
Brazil's environment minister says her country will not sign on to a global anti-deforestation initiative being unveiled at the U. N. climate summit.
- Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/23/2014 - 12:17 AM
After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of…
- Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 09/22/2014 - 07:20 PM
Joe Biden is telling frustrated Hispanic leaders that comprehensive immigration reform is on the horizon and President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward, with or without" Congress. Biden's remarks came as he and his wife, Jill, hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month reception Monday at their Naval Observatory residence.
- SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 09/22/2014 - 06:13 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case. Under the program, tipsters who report corporate fraud or other misconduct are eligible if they give the SEC information that leads to an enforcement action resulting in more than $1 million in penalties.
- Hulu sets '11/22/63' series based on King novel
Associated Press, Monday - 09/22/2014 - 05:36 PM
Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries.