Archive for August 16th, 2014

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Missouri Gov. Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white officer.

Malibu power goes out when car hits power pole

Power went out in much of Malibu Saturday morning when a car, possibly driven by a drunken driver, took down a power pole in Malibu Canyon.
Lakewood Center Mall
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was in critical condition Saturday after being assaulted as he responded to a fight at a shopping mall.
Devin Griffin
We wanted to hear more from the individuals in the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown photos, featuring pointedly juxtaposed images of the same person.
The Imperial Valley
The $7.5 billion water plan on the November ballot will not solve the problems created by the drought nor is it expected to prevent rationing during future droughts.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday. Late Friday, Perry was indicted on abuse-of-power charges.

What's behind those abuse-of-power charges against Perry?

The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.
Explaining the charges for simple blood tests isn't all that simple.

Range of hospital charges for blood tests called 'irrational'

An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.

Blogs

Robin Williams Zelda Ad #1
Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.
Vince McMahon takes part in the "Ice Bucket Challenge"
World Wrestling Entertainment pro wrestler and company vice president Triple H has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch his and the videos from other celebs.

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