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NYT Breaking News: Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange

Breaking News The New York Times Thursday, August 16, 2012 -- 8:48 AM EDT ----- Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange The government of Ecuador on Thursday said it had decided to grant asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Mr. Assange has been holed up for nearly two months in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where police arrested some of his supporters on Thursday. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/americas/ecuador-to-let-assange-stay-in-its-embassy.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Exclusive: Hospital Chain Internal Reports Found Dubious Cardiac Work

Breaking News  The New York Times Monday, August 6, 2012 ----- Hospital Chain Internal Reports Found Dubious Cardiac Work HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, is confronting evidence of unnecessary cardiac treatments at some of its medical centers in Florida after a nurse's complaint prompted an internal investigation. The inquiry found that the complaint was far from the only evidence that unnecessary — even dangerous — procedures were taking place at some HCA hospitals, driving up costs and increasing profits. HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, had uncovered evidence as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 showing that some cardiologists at several of its hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of the procedures they were performing. Those hospitals included the Cedars Medical Center in Miami, which the company no longer owns, and the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. In

NYT Breaking News: Fiscal Crisis in States Will Last Beyond Slump, Report Warns

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Breaking News Fiscal Crisis in States Will Last Beyond Slump, Report Warns By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and MICHAEL COOPER Long after the economy rebounds, states will face financial problems that include rising health care costs and underfunded pensions, a task force of budget experts said.

NYT Breaking news: New York Plans a Ban on Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

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Breaking News   The New York Times Wednesday, May 30, 2012 ----- New York Plans a Ban on Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Blind Chinese Dissident Leaves on Flight for the United State

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Saturday, May 19, 2012 ----- BEIJING — Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal defender who made a dramatic escape from house arrest and whose decision to seek refuge in American Embassy jolted American-Sino relations, left China aboard a commercial flight bound for the United States, according to friends who have spoken to him. Mr. Chen left Beijing on a United Airlines flight bound for Newark with his wife and two children at around 5:30 p.m. after facing earlier delays. Earlier Saturday Mr. Chen told friends over a cellphone that he was excited to be leaving China but that he was also worried about the fate of relatives he leaves behind. “He’s happy to finally have a rest after seven years of suffering but he’s also worried they will suffer some retribution,” said Bob Fu, president of ChinaAid, a Christian advocacy group based in Texas. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/world/asia/chen-guangcheng-set-to-leave-china-fo

Bo Xilai Said to Have Spied on Top China Officials: NYT Breaking News:

Breaking News  The New York Times Wednesday, April 25, 2012 ----- Bo Xilai Said to Have Spied on Top China Officials BEIJING — When Hu Jintao, China’s top leader, picked up the telephone last August to talk to a senior anticorruption official visiting the city-state of Chongqing, special antibugging devices detected that he was being wiretapped — by local officials in that southwestern metropolis. The discovery of that and other wiretapping led to an official investigation that helped topple Chongqing’s charismatic leader, Bo Xilai, in a political cataclysm that has yet to reach a conclusion. Until now, the downfall of Mr. Bo has been cast largely as a tale of a populist who pursued his own agenda too aggressively for some top leaders in Beijing and was brought down by accusations that his wife had arranged the murder of Neil Heywood, a British consultant, after a business dispute. But the hidden wiretapping, previously alluded to only in internal Communist Party

NYT Breaking News: Wal-Mart Hushed Up Vast Mexico Bribery Case After Top-Level Struggle

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Breaking News Alert The New York Times Saturday, April 21, 2012 -- 2:31 PM EDT ----- Wal-Mart Hushed Up Vast Mexico Bribery Case After Top-Level Struggle An investigation by The New York Times examines a vast bribery case by Wal-Mart in Mexico and describes a prolonged struggle within the company that pitted its much publicized commitment to the highest moral and ethical standards against its relentless pursuit of growth. Wal-Mart became aware of the situation in Mexico from a former executive, who explained how the company’s Mexican division had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. But instead of deciding to expand an internal investigation, Wal-Mart’s leaders decided to shut it down. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?emc=na   An investigation by The New York Times examines a vast bribery case by Wal-Mart in Mexico and describes a

NYT Breaking News: 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Breaking News The New York Times Monday, April 16, 2012 ----- 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced The New York Times won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for its reporting on Africa and another for an investigative series on obscure tax code provisions that allow wealthy corporations and citizens to avoid paying taxes. But the bigger surprise this year came from new media. Online news outlets The Huffington Post and Politico both won their first Pulitzer Prizes, a sign of the changing media landscape. Also notable this year was the lack of prizes in some categories. The Pulitzer Prize board did not name a winner in the editorial writing category and more notably declined to name a winner in the coveted fiction category for the first time in 35 years. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/business/media/2012-pulitzer-prize-winners-announced.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Hard Questions From Supreme Court Justices Over Insurance Mandate

Breaking News The New York Times Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ----- With the fate of President Obama’s health care law hanging in the balance at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a lawyer for the administration faced a barrage of skeptical questions from the four of the court’s more conservative justices. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/us/hard-questions-from-conservative-justices-over-insurance-mandate.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Mets' Owners Settle Suit Brought Against Them by Madoff Trustee for $162 Million

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Kathy Kmonicek/Associated P ress Mets’ Owners Settle Madoff Suit By RICHARD SANDOMIR and KEN BELSON 9 minutes ago Saul Katz, left, and Fred Wil p on, who had been accused of ignoring warnings that Bernard L. Madoff was running a fraud, have agreed to p ay $162 million.

NYT Breaking News: Defendant in Rutgers Spying Case Guilty of Hate Crimes

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Breaking News The New York Times Friday, March 16, 2012 ----- Defendant in Rutgers Spying Case Guilty of Hate Crimes, Witness Tampering and Other Charges A jury convicted Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, of hate crimes, witness tampering and other charges. Mr. Ravi used a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man in their dorm room. Tyler Clementi, the roommate, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge three days after Mr. Ravi viewed him on the webcam. The case became a symbol of the struggles facing gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers and the problem of cyberbullying in an era when laws governing hate crimes have not kept up with evolving technology. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Suspect in Afghan Attacks Had Been Drinking, U.S. Official Says

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Breaking News The New York Times Thursday, March 15, 2012 Suspect in Afghan Attacks Had Been Drinking, U.S. Official Says The American staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers had been drinking alcohol — a violation of military rules in combat zones — and suffering from the stress related to his fourth combat tour and tensions with his wife about the deployments on the night of the massacre, a senior American official said Thursday. “When it all comes out, it will be a combination of stress, alcohol and domestic issues — he just snapped,” said the official, who has been briefed on the investigation and who spoke on condition of anonymity because the soldier has not yet been formally charged. As new details emerged about possible reasons behind the shootings, the American official said the military was preparing to move the sergeant to a prison in the United States as early as Friday, most likely to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., just a day after he was f

NYT Breaking News: Santorum Wins Mississippi and Alabama Primaries

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -- ----- Rick Santorum captured both Republican primaries in Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a forceful rebuke to Mitt Romney’s hopes of demonstrating political strength in the South as he grinds toward his party’s nomination. The failure by Mr. Romney to emerge as a victor in the three-way battle with Mr. Santorum and Newt Gingrich was underscored by his weakness with the Republican party’s traditional constituencies. Mr. Romney lost among very conservative voters and evangelical Christians, according to exit polls. Mr. Gingrich appeared poised to come in second in both states Tuesday night, ahead of Mr. Romney but having failed to deliver any first-place victories in southern states outside of his home state of Georgia. The immediate question for Mr. Gingrich will be whether pressure mounts for him to exit the race to allow conservatives to coalesce behind someone other than Mr. Romney.

NYT Breaking News: Americans Charged by Egypt in Case Against Nonprofit Groups Depart the Country

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Breaking News The New York Times Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- ----- Americans Charged by Egypt in Case Against Nonprofit Groups Depart the Country Seven Americans who had been stuck in Egypt left the country on Thursday, American officials reported, as Egypt lifted a travel ban imposed as part of a politically charged criminal case against four American-financed nonprofit groups here. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Dispute Between Time Warner Cable and MSG Network Is Reportedly Resolved

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Breaking News A dispute between Time Warner Cable and the MSG Network, which left cable customers without access to the Knicks and four New York-area N.H.L. teams, including the Rangers, for seven weeks, has been resolved, according to a person with ties to Time Warner. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/sports/time-warner-cable-and-garden-resolve-dispute.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Long-Time Penn State Coach, Joe Paterno, Dies at 8

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Breaking News The New York Times Sunday, January 22, 2012 ----- Joe Paterno, whose teams won more games than any other major-college football coach, who became the face of Penn State University and a symbol of integrity in collegiate athletics only to be fired during the 2011 season amid a child sexual-abuse scandal that reverberated throughout the nation, died Sunday. He was 85. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Representative Michele Bachmann Leaves Race

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Wednesday, January 4, 2012 ---- Mrs. Bachmann said Wednesday that she would not continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. I have decided to stand aside,” Mrs. Bachmann said at a news conference in West Des Moines. Of the six candidates who seriously competed in the Iowa caucus, Mrs. Bachmann came in last, winning only 5 percent of the vote. Read More: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/bachmann-says-she-will-not-continue-in-the-race/?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Defying Republicans, Obama to Name Cordray as Consumer Agency Chief

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Wednesday, January 4, 2012 ----- President Obama will challenge Senate Republican foes of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by naming Richard Cordray as its director while Congress is out of town, according to a senior administration official. That would allow the agency to establish new regulations over financial institutions, putting into effect elements of the financial regulatory overhaul that was one of the administration’s main achievements in Congress. Mr. Obama’s exercise of constitutional powers to name top officials without Senate confirmation while Congress is in recess is a stiff challenge to Republicans, who have attempted to block the maneuver by holding “pro forma” sessions over the holidays. Read More: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/defying-republicans-obama-to-name-cordray-as-consumer-agency-chief/?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: Yahoo named the president of PayPal, Scott Thompson

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Breaking News The New York Times Wednesday, January 4, 2012 ----- Yahoo Names PayPal President as C.E.O. Yahoo named the president of PayPal, Scott Thompson, as its chief executive to replace Carol Bartz, who was dismissed in September, the company said Wednesday. Mr. Thompson has been running PayPal, the online payments unit of eBay, since early 2008, and was previously its chief technology officer. PayPal processed $29 billion in payments in the third quarter of 2011. The former Web powerhouse is undergoing a strategic review as it struggles to compete with newer heavyweights Google and Facebook. It has been run by Tim Morse since Ms. Bartz’s departure; the company said Mr. Morse would return to his former role as chief financial officer. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/technology/paypal-executive-named-ceo-of-yahoo.html?emc=na

NYT Breaking News: House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Deal

Breaking News The New York Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 ----- House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Deal Bowing under intense pressure from members of their own party to end the politically damaging impasse over a payroll tax holiday, House Republican leaders on Thursday agreed to accept a temporary extension of the tax cut, beating a a hasty retreat from a showdown that Republicans increasingly saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year. Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders — which Speaker John A. Boehner was presenting to the rank and file in an evening conference call — House members would accept the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits approved by the Senate last Saturday while the Senate would appoint members of a House-Senate conference committee to negotiate legislation to extend both benefits through 2012. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/us/politics/senate-republica