U.S. Supreme Court stays VA appeals court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriages

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Richmond, VA, United States (4E) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the ruling of a federal appeals court in Richmond allowing same-sex couples in Virginia to marry. The stay was in response to last...
Posted On 20 Aug 2014
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HP profit down to $985M; revenue rise 1 percent

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Palo Alto, CA, United States (4E) – Hewlett-Packard reported on Wednesday that its quarterly revenue rose due to higher computer sales, but its profit dropped as the technology firm seeks to revive its fortunes....
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Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

Sacramento, CA, United States (KaiserHealth) – California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state’s authority to regulate health insurance rates. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (Photo by Rich...
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NIDA switches to social media monitoring for drug abuse trends, outbreaks

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is replacing its community surveillance of illicit drug abuse trends and outbreaks with monitoring of the social media and Internet...
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Phoenix flooded after torrential downpour

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Phoenix, Arizona, United States (4E) – The flash floods that occurred last Tuesday had cut a swath of devastation throughout the Phoenix, AZ area. Today, a break in the downpour was forecast but more rain is expected...
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SWAT team storms Harvey home to end hostage standoff, suspects arrested

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Harvey, IL, United States (4E) – A SWAT team stormed a home in Harvey, IL Wednesday morning and rescued four people held hostage by two suspected burglars since Tuesday afternoon. No shots were fired and no one...
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Health Care Giants Battling For Control Of Pittsburgh’s Market

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (KaiserHealth) – Pittsburgh’s dominant health insurance company and its largest healthcare provider are, essentially, getting a divorce. The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield...
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Obama angered by beheading, calls for elimination of IS

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Martha’s Vineyard, MA, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama angrily responded to the beheading of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday by calling for the removal of the militants...
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Tropical Storm Lowell expected to grow as it meets monsoon rain system

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Hilo, Hawaii, United States (4E) – As of 10:58 AM EDT, August 20, 2014, Tropical Storm Lowell was spotted at about 775 miles west-southwest, just beyond the tip of the Mexican Baja peninsula. Starting from Tropical...
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Rare summer storm prompts lightning warning in San Diego beaches

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor San Diego, CA, United States (4E) – A rare thunderstorm will bring dangerous lightning strikes to beaches in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar and Oceanside until 11 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather...
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