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NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON  - Recently disclosed National Security Agency surveillance programs have helped disrupt more than 50 “potential terrorist events” around the world over the last 12 years, according to U.S. intelligence officials, who described the spying operations as tightly regulated and extremely useful. The officials, testifying Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, identified two new cases  - an alleged plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange, and a U.S. resident who helped finance a terrorist group in Somalia  - that they said proved the value of collecting domestic telephone calling records and monitoring foreign Internet traffic.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
The company introduced last year as a financially powerful production partner for KCET-TV has been reduced to a tiny operation that has been late on some of its bills, according to several people familiar with the company. In addition, the company relied on mass-market DVDs, and not just its own archive, for some segments of a nostalgia program it makes for the public television station, according to these people. Four people who have worked for Eyetronics Media & Studios said in interviews that they and others had gone without pay for as long as six weeks during the last year.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Veritas Software Corp. agreed to pay a total of $599 million for two companies whose programs help computers and applications perform more efficiently, to expand beyond products that protect data. The company will pay $537 million for Israel-based Precise Software Solutions Ltd., whose software spots potential system failures, and $62 million for closely held Jareva Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of programs that automate management of server computers. Shares of Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2012
Gary Collins Host of 'Hour Magazine' TV show Gary Collins, 74, an actor who was the host of the syndicated TV show "Hour Magazine" and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press. In 2011 Collins moved to Mississippi, the home state of his wife, Mary Ann Mobley, who was Miss America 1959 before embarking on an acting career.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2012 | By David Zucchino
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Earlier this year, North Carolina became the first state to decide to award a dollar amount -- $50,000 -- to living victims of state-run forced sterilization programs during the early and mid-20th century. But in a budget deal announced Wednesday, the state Legislature did not provide funding for the compensation. The Republican leadership could not agree on what to pay, if anything, to the estimated 1,300 to 1,800 living victims of the state's eugenics program, which operated from 1929 to 1974.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Here's a good example of a technological disconnect. Mobile devices capable of displaying high-quality video streams are spreading rapidly, with close to half of U.S. homes expected to own a tablet in 2013. But the companies supplying the most coveted content for those devices -- TV networks and movie studios -- can't seem to settle on a coherent approach to making their programs available online. Instead, viewers have to contend with a confusing array of release "windows," blackout periods and eligibility requirements.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001 | PRICE FISHBACK and SHAWN KANTOR, Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor are professors of economics at the University of Arizona
With the hodgepodge of programs proposed to alleviate the current recession, it is worthwhile to look back to the time in U.S. history when the federal government first stepped in with massive stimulus programs: the New Deal.
OPINION
March 6, 2014
Re "Rep. Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs," March 4 So Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes to reduce college Pell grants and child-care and welfare assistance programs. Odd that I didn't see any proposal to tax at ordinary income rates the so-called carried-interest income of hedge fund managers, whose tax-favored earnings frequently run into seven and eight figures. If Ryan's "use your oars to push everyone else away from the life raft" mentality is the economic plan of the GOP, despite the downward economic pressure the middle and lower middle classes have experienced over the last 30 years, I can only hope that the foundering middle class will vote against those who are causing it. And if Republicans think they'll somehow get even with the "takers" by this approach, they might want to remember that eight of the 10 states with the highest percentage of people who paid no federal income taxes in 2010 were red states in 2012.
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