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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

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    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
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    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    By <a href="/author/michael-brendan-dougherty" ><span class="byline">Michael Brendan Dougherty</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told.It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to re-write America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been calculated to incite a GOP freakout, a summer of polarizing impeachment rage, or a self-defeating…
  • America created the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? Meet the ISIS 'truthers'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    In June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militia swarmed across Iraq, conquering huge swaths of territory and even threatening to topple the government in Baghdad. ISIS is now in charge of a self-declared caliphate and is fantastically flush with cash, thanks to oil revenue from its conquered territories, ransom for hostages, the gold reserves it lifted from the central bank in the northern city of Mosul, and other revenue streams.ISIS had been planning its conquest since at least 2006, when al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi was killed by U.S. airstrikes and the group…
  • On ISIS, neocons and liberal hawks have a 'boy who cried wolf' problem

    By <a href="/author/w-james-antle-iii" ><span class="byline">W. James Antle III</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    If you're wondering why America's political leaders seem so hesitant to devise a response to the frightening rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, let me tell you a story. It's about the neocons and liberal hawks who cried wolf.Once upon a time, some foreign-policy hands warned that unless the United States invaded Iraq, Islamic radicals — the kind who murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11 — would obtain weapons of mass destruction.During the hunt for Osama bin Laden, they warned against losing sight of the danger of a possibly nuclear-armed Iraq. "[T]he larger…
  • The prison bunk bed lawsuit

    By The Week Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A former inmate is suing an Oregon prison for failing to give him a ladder to climb in and out of the top bunk in his cell. Mitchell Ray Johnston claims it's the prison's fault he tore a ligament in his knee while getting down from his bunk. He is seeking $49,637 in damages. More
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  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
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  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
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  • Personal finance tips: How your credit score affects your car insurance, and more

    By <a href="/author/sergio-hernandez" ><span class="byline">Sergio Hernandez</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Credit scores and car insuranceBad credit could be driving up your car insurance, said Andrea Coombes at The Wall Street Journal. A new study of five large auto insurers has found that credit history can make or break a driver's premium, leaving motorists with no credit paying 65 percent more than those with good credit. Depending on where you live, that differential can go even higher. In Washington, D.C., drivers with no credit can pay premiums 126 percent higher than those with good credit. Drivers in California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii can rest easy — those states ban the use of…
  • How American businessmen are ruining American business -- and the U.S. economy

    By <a href="/author/james-pethokoukis" ><span class="byline">James Pethokoukis</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    For nearly 50 years, Gallup has been asking Americans if "big government," "big business," or "big labor" is the greatest threat to the United States in the future. And never have more of us been more cynical about politicians and federal bureaucrats, with 72 percent of polled Americans picking big government, 21 percent big business, and 5 percent big labor. We worry much more about Washington screwing up America than we do Apple, Exxon Mobil, or Walmart taking us down.Those results are hardly surprising, what with fear about rocketing federal debt, the ballooning costs of Social Security…
  • The keys to succeeding with a job recruiter

    By Molly Triffin
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    After a successful annual review, Amethyst Polk, 30, was feeling confident about her job as a NASA project analyst. Her boss praised her performance, assuring her that, despite the organization's recent budget cuts, her position was secure.So Polk was floored when — just a few months after her review — she was suddenly laid off in another round of furloughs.Since she knew that her chances of finding another job were best if she acted quickly, Polk hit the pavement."I tried all of the usual tactics to find a job — Indeed.com, Idealist.org, job fairs — but none of...
  • How one toxic boss can poison your entire office

    By Paul Bisceglio
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Imagine this email from your boss: "From what I've observed, your ideas have been pretty lousy and have little potential to be successful. I question the value you add to this team and your ability to deliver high quality work — don't bring the team down, okay?"If you actually receive notes this mean at work, your commitment to your employer is probably as low as the effort you're willing to put into your job. You might feel distressed and depressed, or go out of your way to be counter-productive. You're certainly likely to leave.Researchers have spent years tallying the personal and...
  • The impossibility of the night shift

    By Avital Andrews
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the United States work the graveyard shift, making them susceptible to sleep-cycle issues that, according to a new study, "can jeopardize occupational health and safety by causing human errors and changes in basic biological and physiological functions."Whether it's an emergency room doctor, a security guard, or a night editor, a person working odd hours is 30 percent more likely to fall asleep on the job or have insomnia than a day-working counterpart. That problem,…
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  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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  • How Harry Houdini escaped death

    By Charlie Moss
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    There's a key scene in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin in which Steve Carell's guileless, sexually withdrawn character reflects on the reason women aren't attracted to him. "You know what my problem is?" he says. "I am not interesting. What am I supposed to say? I went to magic camp?"Yep, Harry Potter notwithstanding, an interest in magic remains a go-to signpost in popular culture for someone who is unattractive, lame — basically just a total loser.In the popular imagination, magicians are almost tragically uncool. They are objects of ridicule and scorn. America's wonder at…
  • House hunting: 6 homes in Nova Scotia

    By The Week Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Crescent Beach. This four-bedroom house lies on 5.5 acres of oceanfront property on Bush Island, which is accessible by a causeway. The home was built by shipwrights and features black walnut floors, cherry cabinets, and exposed-beam ceilings. Additional details include a south-facing atrium, a sunroom, and a stained-glass window. $527,345. Tony Walters, Keller Williams Select Realty, (902) 527-8440. ** Kingsburg. Sitting on five acres, this three-bedroom home has 500 feet of waterfront access and views of Hirtles Beach and Gaff Point. The interior features a Caravaggio marble entrance,...
  • How to make a heavenly ice cream cake

    By Ina-Janine
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever since I watched Nigella Lawson make easy mocha ice cream on her show, I have been obsessed with the idea of trying out the recipe for myself. You know how it is: You see something that looks both simple and impossibly good, and you think, "No, that can't be true, it can't be that easy, that ice cream can't be that creamy and delicious-looking with that little effort." Or maybe you don't think the way I do — I'm a natural skeptic.Long story short, I surfed the internet and found out that the technique is a well-known one, and that a lot of respectable people have come to the same...
  • Fall movie guide: All the films you should see in September

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    September 5: The Longest WeekWhat it is: When a self-absorbed rich man (Jason Bateman) is suddenly cut off from his trust fund, he moves in with his best friend (Bill Crudup) — but their mutual interest in the same woman (Olivia Wilde) threatens to derail their friendship.Why you should care: September is an odd time at the box office — long past the mega-blockbusters of the summer, but too early for many of the Best Picture contenders to hit theaters. As the month begins, each of the new releases is a bit of a gamble; The Longest Week looks a little shaggy, but if you don't...
  • A. Scott Berg's 6 favorite biographies of underappreciated historical figures

    By The Week Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nora by Brenda Maddox (Mariner, $28). James Joyce created, in Molly Bloom, one of literature's most provocative female characters. Nora Barnacle of Galway, Ireland, was Joyce's wife and muse as well as the inspiration for Molly and the female thoughts that suffuse his writing. Every reader of Maddox's book will forever view Joyce's life and work in a new light.A Country of Vast Designs by Robert Merry (Simon & Schuster, $18). Dwarfed by other political personalities in his time, James K. Polk stands tall in Merry's illuminating biography. The 11th U.S. president proves to be a…
 
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
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    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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  • House hunting: 6 homes in Nova Scotia

    By The Week Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Crescent Beach. This four-bedroom house lies on 5.5 acres of oceanfront property on Bush Island, which is accessible by a causeway. The home was built by shipwrights and features black walnut floors, cherry cabinets, and exposed-beam ceilings. Additional details include a south-facing atrium, a sunroom, and a stained-glass window. $527,345. Tony Walters, Keller Williams Select Realty, (902) 527-8440. ** Kingsburg. Sitting on five acres, this three-bedroom home has 500 feet of waterfront access and views of Hirtles Beach and Gaff Point. The interior features a Caravaggio marble entrance,...
  • How to make a heavenly ice cream cake

    By Ina-Janine
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever since I watched Nigella Lawson make easy mocha ice cream on her show, I have been obsessed with the idea of trying out the recipe for myself. You know how it is: You see something that looks both simple and impossibly good, and you think, "No, that can't be true, it can't be that easy, that ice cream can't be that creamy and delicious-looking with that little effort." Or maybe you don't think the way I do — I'm a natural skeptic.Long story short, I surfed the internet and found out that the technique is a well-known one, and that a lot of respectable people have come to the same...
  • The constant struggle of running a family farm in 21st century America

    By Whitney Light
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    On a sunny fall day in 2005, Kate and Dan Marsiglio pulled their Audi A4 station wagon into the drive at Stony Creek Farmstead, three Tamworth piglets bouncing in the backseat. They had $25,000 and planned to build a second farmhouse on the old 90-acre Catskills dairy where Dan's parents had retired.In the following weeks, Dan set up pens. Kate phoned livestock and feed suppliers. They jotted down goals, such as "feed 100 people everything they need for a year." The farm would raise organic meats and vegetables. It would become a community center. It would prove the viability of…
  • How to make any veggie burger without a recipe

    By Marian Bull
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here is a list of things that a veggie burger should not be:frozen and packaged in a boxmade from things like TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN and 17 of its other indecipherable friendsblandsomething that you try to convince people tastes just like meat!No, a veggie burger is just a really nice way to serve a vegetarian a bunch of beans — so they can grow big and strong — snuggled inside a soft bun. Or atop a salad. A veggie burger is a way to play with whatever spices are making you excited this week, add in some scraps from your fridge, and then form it all into something... More
  • 9 Harvard dropouts who became fabulously successful

    By Scott Allen
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Most people are familiar with the stories of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who achieved great success as the founders of Microsoft and Facebook, respectively, after dropping out of Harvard. Here are nine other former Harvard students who made out just fine without earning their degrees.1. ROBERT FROSTFrost, a San Francisco native who had previously dropped out of Dartmouth after only two months, was accepted for admission at Harvard in the fall of 1897 and studied liberal arts in Cambridge. Two years later, Frost, who had married and become a father just prior to enrolling at Harvard,…
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Germany bans Uber's cab service

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the...
  • 32 teens escape detention center in Tennessee

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thirty-two teenage boys escaped a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, overnight. The teens left their dorms shortly before midnight and began running around a yard surrounded by a fence, then found a way under the enclosure and escaped. Fifteen promptly turned themselves in or were caught on nearby roads. As of early Tuesday, more than a dozen remained at large. Read more at CNN. More
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    1. The Pentagon announces airstrikes against al Shabab in SomaliaThe U.S. launched airstrikes Monday against leaders of Somalia's al Shabab, the Islamist extremist group responsible for an attack on a upscale mall in Kenya last year. The U.S. airstrikes reportedly were carried out in Somalia by aerial drones armed with missiles. The Pentagon could not immediately say whether the strikes hit their targets. A day earlier, suspected Islamist militants attacked a high-security prison in the country in a bid to free extremists detained there. [The Washington Post, The Associated…
  • Putin aide: That 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' line was 'taken out of context'

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised some eyebrows for telling outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that if he wanted to, "I can take Kiev in two weeks." That may well be true, but it was surprising that Putin would say it out loud to a senior Western official.Well, on Tuesday, Putin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin didn't say that, exactly. "Irrespective of whether these words were pronounced or not, this quote was taken out of context and had a very different meaning," he is quoted as saying by Russia's Itar-Tass news service.Ushakov…
  • The dollar store wars continue as Dollar General raises its bid for Family Dollar

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar, and on Tuesday, it upped its bid for the struggling chain.Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to roughly $9.1 billion. Dollar General added that it would more than double the number of stores divested, from 700 to 1500, "to avoid trouble with regulators" and antitrust laws, The Associated Press reports. Dollar General has also offered to fund a $500 million breakup fee to Family Dollar.Dollar Tree Inc. had originally planned to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, but Dollar General was quick to follow with an…
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