Denise Lam

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10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

More than 1,100 German authors protest Amazon’s treatment of book publisher Bonnier

While Amazon and Hachette’s contract battle drags on in the U.S., a similar fight is taking place in Germany between Amazon and book publisher …

Ginger launches student-friendly pricing for its writing coaching app (update)

<i>Update at 12:21 p.m. PT: Updated to reflect the accurate name of the new version, that it has a separate pricing structure, not a separate product release.</i><p>Two months ago, the Ginger Page app launched to help people improve their writing skills by correctly spelling and suggesting synonyms, better …

Chinese Hackers Steal Personal Data From 4.5M Community Health Systems Patients

Community Health Systems, one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., today announced that hackers stole about 4.5 million records with patient names, addresses, birth data, phone numbers and Social Security numbers. The company says the data was stolen in attacks that occurred between April …

Google coming for your children, says The Information

With parental consent, of course<p>Remember that heartwarming Dear Sophie Google Chrome ad? Where the dad made his newborn daughter a Gmail account and then emailed her photos and memories as she grew older, creating an ongoing archive of her life? It was great. It was also technically not allowed: …

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Planned developments spark concerns over commercialization of America’s most iconic park.<p>At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. …

Curfew Begins in Ferguson, Police Move in on Michael Brown Protesters

U.S. news<p>After a midnight curfew began in a St. Louis suburb roiled by protests following the death of an unarmed teen killed by police, police moved in to disperse a group of protesters who defied the order.<p>Police in gas masks were seen firing smoke or gas canisters at a crowd that defied the …

Justice

Liberia Gives 3 Doctors Experimental ZMapp Ebola Treatment

MONROVIA - Health care workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in Monrovia told Reuters. Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from the virus at 413, received three doses …

Tanker jumper's body found off Delaware coast

The Coast Guard has located the body of a man who reportedly jumped overboard following a stabbing incident at sea that left another man dead and a third person injured.<p>The violence occurred aboard a tanker off the coast of Bethany Beach late Thursday.<p>Federal officials are trying to piece together …

Feds stressed fatigue, workload concerns just before Lac-Mégantic disaster

A train operator's level of fatigue, sleep patterns and ability to "make effective, safe decisions" were among the risk factors singled out in Transport Canada guidelines for single-person train operations — advice that was finalized just months before the Lac-Megantic rail disaster.<p>More than a …

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally …

Fast-moving brush fire burns 100 acres above Azusa

Firefighters on Sunday were battling a 100-acre brush fire in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa.<p>The fire was at Mile Marker 24 on Highway 39, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Smoke could be seen for miles. No structures were immediately threatened.<p>KTLA News reported that …

France returns to work, with a heavy heart

While their country is still being invaded by record numbers of foreign tourists – they rose above 84 million last year, 20 million more than the actual number of citizens and the highest in the world – the French will slowly start trickling back from their traditional four-week summer vacation …

France

Group Rallies In Support Of Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Frustrated with the national coverage of protests surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a few dozen people showed up in downtown St. Louis on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with the …

Icac: Tony Abbott says 'problem' was Labor banning developer donations

In the wake of the resignation of two NSW Liberal MPs over corruption allegations, the prime minister has said the “problem” was the former Labor NSW government banning property developer donations in the first place.<p>Hunter Valley MPs Tim Owen and Andrew Cornwall stepped down from parliament last …

13 more people rescued but 2 foreign tourists still missing after boat sinks in Indonesia

Rescuers have safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank in central Indonesia, but are searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman still missing.<p>The boat sank Saturday evening on its way from Lombok island to Komodo island carrying 20 foreign tourists, four Indonesian crewmen …

Pope Francis, wrapping up visit, urges Korean reconciliation

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.<p>Before a Mass on Monday at Seoul’s Myeongdong …

Michael Brown death: Autopsy unlikely to settle dueling narratives

The preliminary results of an autopsy that Michael Brown's family requested are unlikely to settle the dueling narratives that have defined the case from the beginning.<p>Brown was shot at least six times, all to the front of his body, according to the preliminary results. Four bullets went into his …

Missouri Governor Orders National Guard to Ferguson to ‘Help Restore Peace and Order’

<i>Story by</i> <i>the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.</i><p>—<p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a …

Kurdish forces 'break IS hold on Mosul dam'

Kurdish officials say that their Peshmerga fighters have broadly taken control of a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from Islamist militants.<p>The Kurds' ground offensive has been co-ordinated with US forces.<p>If the recapture of the dam is confirmed, it will be the biggest blow to the …

Middle East

Crowd loots Ebola centre in Liberian capital, worker says patients removed

MONROVIA (Reuters) - A crowd attacked a makeshift Ebola quarantine centre in a rundown neighbourhood of the Liberian capital, throwing stones and looting equipment and food, witnesses said, and a health worker said patients had been removed from the building.<p>Health workers wear protective clothing …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Los Angeles

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Exciting Arrangements of Food Suspended in Mid-Air

Rather than arranging foods from one recipe into perfectly aligned rows of ingredients, German artist Nora Luther created this exciting collection where the items burst into the air in an organized chaos. Created in cooperation with Pavel Becker, <i>Recipes</i> is a series of deliciously presented foods in …

Food