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Metaphysical Musing with Mark Radio Show notes for Tuesday, October 1st 2013

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1) October Future Forecast: Metaphysical Musing with Mark Show astrological Uranus-Pluto Trigger Index (UPTI) for the upcoming month of October 2013:

To listen to the 10/1/2013 archived show (available 10/1/2013 or later): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/metaphysicalmusingwithmark/2013/10/02/metaphysical-musing-with-mark-clairvoyant-intuitive

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2)  September Past Forecast: The following is a  list of news headlines (many courtesy of clickable links to the New York Times [nytimes.com], huffingtonpost.com, beforeitsnew.coms, earthchangesmedia.com) updated real time as events occur plus or minus one day or so (+- 36 hours) of a Metaphysical Musing with Mark Show astrological proprietary Uranus-Pluto Trigger Index (UPTI) peak.  The index percent strength follows each date with the apparent most important headlines highlighted in “bold” and/or with an “asterisk” (the number additional ” * ” indicate a more important headline).    These trigger date news events may be as simple as a synchronicity, a beginning seed event, or a mature manifestation event.  Please note that the UPTI index is a “work in progress” and is continually being revised to improve accuracy. Also, although a news event may seem trivial, many times a news event may be not only a seed event that may lead to a larger manifestation event later; but also a news event may be an an indication or manifestation of a strong emotional issue created by the mass consciousness for spiritual growth (e.g., healing, clearing, and/or frequency evolvement).

To listen to the 9/03/2013 archived show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/metaphysicalmusingwithmark/2013/09/04/metaphysical-musing-with-mark-clairvoyant-intuitive

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Wednesday 9/4/2013 … UPTI: 99%

Tropical Storm Toraji Threatens Japan With More Flooding

Strong Quake Hits Indonesia; No Tsunami Threat

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hit 50km West Of Sardinal, Costa Rica

Strong Earthquake In Southern Japan Reported

Tropical Storm Gabrielle Lashes Puerto Rico With Heavy Rains

Sakurajima Volcano : Large Explosion Damages Cars

Drawing a Line on Syria, U.S. Eyes Iran Talks

By ROBERT F. WORTH

Two recent diplomatic ventures have raised speculation about a possible back channel between Washington and Tehran.

Brazil Angered Over Report N.S.A. Spied on President

By SIMON ROMERO and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD

Brazil’s government summoned the United States ambassador on Monday to respond to new revelations of American surveillance of President Dilma Rousseff and her top aides.

*Allies’ Intelligence Differs on Details, but Still Points to Assad Forces

By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT

The United States and its allies differ on some intelligence estimates when it comes to chemical weapons use in Syria, but all agree that only the Assad government had the means to launch attacks.

Divided Senate Panel Approves Resolution on Syria Strike

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

The 10-to-7 vote in the Foreign Relations Committee sets up a showdown next week in the full Senate on whether President Obama should be given the authority to strike Syria

Vote on Syria Sets Up Foreign Policy Clash Between 2 Wings of G.O.P.

By JONATHAN MARTIN

The Congressional vote will offer the best insight yet on which wing of the Republican Party – the party’s traditional hawks, or a growing bloc of noninterventionists – has the advantage.

House Speaker Backs Obama’s Call for Strike Against Syria

By MARK LANDLER, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JACKIE CALMES

Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday said he would support President Obama’s “call to action,” giving him a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House of Representatives.

Microsoft Gets Nokia Units, and Leader

By NICK WINGFIELD

Microsoft reached an agreement to acquire the handset and services business of Nokia for more than $7.1 billion in an all-cash deal, and Stephen Elop, the chief executive of Nokia and a former Microsoft executive, will rejoin Microsoft.

CBS Returns, Triumphant, to Cable Box

By BILL CARTER

An agreement with Time Warner Cable restores CBS and its related channels, like Showtime, to millions of cable subscribers largely in three major cities, New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

A Bet on the Environment

By DIANE CARDWELL

The company Mosaic functions as an online renewable energy bank, soliciting investments for solar projects and making loans for them.

Verizon to Pay $130 Billion to Fully Own Wireless Unit

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and MARK SCOTT

In buying out Vodafone of Britain, Verizon is striking a deal more than a decade in the making, taking advantage of receptive debt markets and its own strong stock.

*Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site

By MARTIN FACKLER

Analysts are questioning whether Japan’s government and the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have the expertise and ability to manage the crisis

Man Who Held Ohio Women Captive Is Found Dead

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for a decade, was found hanging in his prison cell, officials said.

Falling Economic Tide in India Is Exposing Its Chronic Troubles

By KEITH BRADSHER

As its boom ends, India suffers from a weak currency, soaring prices, neglected infrastructure and red tape.

F.T.C. Says Webcam’s Flaw Put Users’ Lives on Display

By EDWARD WYATT

The Federal Trade Commission said TRENDnet, which makes digitally connected devices, had advertised its webcams as secure, but last year some users found out otherwise.

Acxiom Lets Consumers See Data It Collects

By NATASHA SINGER

Visitors to the site can review many seemingly innocuous facts about themselves, but critics say it provides a sanitized view of the information mining behind data-driven marketing.

 

Saturday 9/7/2013 … UPTI: 35%

6.5-Magnitude Quake Strikes off Guatemala’s Coast

Massive Storm Hits Western Washington; Mudslides, Flooding Reported

UPDATE : 6.5 Quake Hits Guatemala, Kills 1 and Injures at Least 11

Britain is Hit By Extreme Weather

Mt. Lokon Active Volcano Erupts

Tropical Storm Humberto Forms in the Atlantic

N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web

By NICOLE PERLROTH, JEFF LARSON and SCOTT SHANE

The National Security Agency has secretly circumvented or cracked much of the digital scrambling that protects global commerce, e-mails, phone calls, medical records and Web searches.

Egypt’s Interior Minister Survives Assassination Attempt

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MAYY EL SHEIKH

Security officials said a powerful bomb ripped through a convoy of cars carrying the minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, raising fears of a turn toward terrorist violence.

San Antonio Passes Far-Reaching Antidiscrimination Measure

By MANNY FERNANDEZ

The City Council’s vote capped weeks of debate that exposed racial, religious and gay-and-straight divisions and drew the scorn of the state’s Republican leaders and candidates.

In Gut Research’s Latest Advance, Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down

By GINA KOLATA

Mice exposed to gut bacteria of overweight humans become overweight, while those exposed to the microbiomes of thin humans lose weight, a new study found.

Plan at G-20 Is to Tighten Global Rules on Taxes

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

The Group of 20 summit meeting is expected to enact new laws that would tighten rules on multinational companies that use subsidiaries to legally avoid paying taxes.

Americans Go to Great Lengths to Mask Web Travels, Survey Finds

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Ordinary Americans seem to be going to great lengths to keep some of their online behavior to themselves, challenging the “if you’ve got nothing to hide” conventional wisdom.

Obama Stymied in Bid to Rally World Leaders on Syria Strike

By PETER BAKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS

President Obama emerged from the Group of 20 summit meeting with a few international supporters, but other leaders urged him not to attack without United Nations backing

A.F.L.-C.I.O. Has Plan to Add Millions of Nonunion Members

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Richard Trumka, the labor federation’s president, says a broad coalition could help restore the labor movement’s clout.

Vote Ends Australian Labor Party’s Six-Year Run in Power

By MATT SIEGEL

The election ends six tumultuous years of leadership and ushers into power a strong conservative Liberal-National coalition.

 

Thursday 9/12/2013 … UPTI: 45% thru Saturday 9/14/2013 … UPTI: 46%

Tropical Storm Gabrielle Re-Forms; Humberto To Become Hurricane

Large Fireball Streaks Over US Southeast

Baseball-sized Meteor Blows Up Over Alabama

2 dead in Colorado floods, Boulder slammed with 3 days of rain

Tropical Storm Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico

*Colorado Towns Are Left Stranded in Deadly Floods

By DAN FROSCH and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

The flooding killed at least three people and cut off major highways, isolated towns and forced the closing of the main campus of the University of Colorado.

Colorado Floodwaters Force Thousands to Flee

By DAN FROSCH and JACK HEALY

Many residents marveled at how swiftly the rains had swamped their homes and carved up the mountainsides, transforming picturesque towns and vacation communities into scenes of devastation.

Obama Delays Syria Strike to Focus on a Russian Plan

By MARK LANDLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN

President Obama said he would pursue a “diplomatic path” on the Syria crisis even while making the moral case for punishing the country for its deadly use of chemical weapons.

*U.S. and Russia Reach Deal to Destroy Syria’s Chemical Arms

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

The announcement by Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, set the stage for one of the most challenging undertakings in the history of arms control

Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law

By JACK HEALY

A hotly contested vote connected to gun control became a proxy battle, attracting money and support from around the nation.

Answers Sought for When Marijuana Laws Collide

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL

Federal officials are exploring how to deal with banks and other businesses that serve marijuana dispensaries and growers in states that have legalized the drug.

*The Rich Get Richer Through the Recovery

By ANNIE LOWREY

A study shows that the top 1 percent of earners took more than one-fifth of the country’s total income in 2012, one of the highest levels recorded.

Court Says Privacy Case Can Proceed vs. Google

By DAVID STREITFELD

A unanimous decision found little merit in Google’s legal maneuverings, stating at one critical point that the company was basically inventing meanings in an effort to declare its actions legal.

*North Korea Appears to Restart Plutonium Reactor

By DAVID E. SANGER, WILLIAM J. BROAD and CHOE SANG-HUN

New satellite images show steam emerging from a nuclear reactor in North Korea, suggesting that the country may be making good on its promise to resume the production of plutonium for its small nuclear arsenal.

Missouri Republicans Fail to Block Vetoes on 2 Bills

By JOHN ELIGON

State lawmakers lacked the votes to overturn the governor’s vetoes of a sweeping tax cut and a bill preventing enforcement of federal gun laws

Middle-Aged Men, Too, Can Blame Estrogen for That Waistline

By GINA KOLATA

New research has found that estrogen, the female sex hormone, plays a much bigger role in the aging male body than previously thought.

Tea Party Extends Focus to Include Rallying Against a Syria Strike

By TRIP GABRIEL

The organizing of conservatives against American military action suggests a new political development: the emergence of a grass-roots faction bucking the Republican establishment.

Facebook Privacy Change Is Subject of F.T.C. Inquiry

By VINDU GOEL and EDWARD WYATT

After a storm of negative comments from users, the Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into Facebook’s latest privacy policies.

China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles

By EDWARD WONG

The plan represents the most concrete response yet to growing criticism for allowing the country’s air, soil and water to degrade to abysmal levels.

*Tax Filings Hint at Extent of Koch Brothers’ Reach

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Tax returns show that a nonprofit group linked to Charles G. and David H. Koch, billionaire industrialists who support Republican causes, has given away a staggering amount of money in recent years

Women’s Groups Rally for Immigration Reform

By JULIA PRESTON

More than 100 women were arrested on Capitol Hill after they blocked an intersection to press the House of Representatives to move on immigration legislation.

Reaction on Twitter to Twitter’s I.P.O. Plans

By ASHWIN SESHAGIRI

The microblogging service posted a development of its upcoming initial public offering on its platform, leading to a flurry of reactions from its users.

Fed Prepares for Change in Policy and in Policy Makers

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

The Federal Reserve is trying to reassure investors about its effort to stimulate the economy as it prepares a shake-up of its policy-making committee.

Senator Asks Cellphone Carriers: What Exactly Do You Share With Government?

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Senator Edward J. Markey sent a letter to carriers asking what kind of information law enforcement officials seek from them, including location data and the content of text messages.

Many Doubt Death Sentences Will Stem India Sexual Attacks

By ELLEN BARRY and BETWA SHARMA

Four men convicted of brutally raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to die by hanging, a sentence that drew cheers from some but skepticism from others

*Water, Now Fire, and Shore Nightmare Goes On

By KATE ZERNIKE

The day after a beachfront blaze destroyed dozens of businesses on the Jersey Shore, owners struggled to summon what it would take to start over so soon after starting over.

California Inland Empire Still in Housing Tailspin

By NATHANIEL POPPER

Five years after Lehman Brothers’s collapse, California’s Inland Empire region, where real estate markets soared with credit from Lehman and others, is far from recovery.

Wall St. Exploits Ethanol Credits, and Prices Spike

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON and ROBERT GEBELOFF

A little known market in ethanol credits arose after financial institutions amassed millions of them – just as refiners were looking to buy more credits to meet an expanding federal requirement

Summers Pulls Name From Consideration for Fed Chief

By ANNIE LOWREY and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

Facing growing opposition in Congress, Lawrence H. Summers, the former Treasury secretary and a top contender for Federal Reserve chairman, told President Obama that he didn’t want to be considered for the job.

*Rebel Rifts on Island Confound Philippines

By FLOYD WHALEY

Despite a 2012 deal with the largest group of Muslim insurgents, factionalism complicates peace efforts on Mindanao, experts say.

*In Gun Debate, Divide Grows as Both Sides Dig In for Battle

By ERICA GOODE

Losses have tempered the gains supporters of tougher gun laws have made, and now those on both sides of the debate are focusing on potential battles in at least six states

Newcomers Challenge Leadership in the House

By ASHLEY PARKER

Representative Justin Amash of Michigan is among the cadre of young, libertarian-leaning Republican House members who have repeatedly hijacked the party’s agenda.

Minecraft, a Child’s Obsession, Finds Use as an Educational Tool

By NICK BILTON

Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a popular video game, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.

On Campus, a Faculty Uprising Over Personal Data

By NATASHA SINGER

Faculty members at Penn State University are objecting to an employee wellness plan that asks them to disclose medical and other personal information.

 

Tuesday 9/17/2013 … UPTI: 52%

*New Research Indicates Warming Oceans Cause of Melting Ice

Fifth Fatality Feared In Colorado Floods As Towns Evacuated

*Gunman and 12 Victims Killed in Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

A former Navy reservist killed at least 12 people on Monday in a mass shooting at a naval office building in Washington, and then was killed by the police, officials said.

U.N. Report Confirms Rockets Loaded With Sarin in Aug. 21 Attack

By RICK GLADSTONE and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

The report by weapons investigators was the first confirmation by independent scientific experts that chemical weapons were used in the attack outside Damascus.

U.S. and Allies Push for Strong U.N. Measure on Syria’s Arms

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

France and Britain joined Secretary of State John Kerry in warning Damascus of “consequences” if it delays disarmament.

JPMorgan Chase Is Said to Admit Fault in Settlement of Trade Loss

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

Global authorities are preparing to levy more than $700 million in fines against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s huge trading loss in London last year.

F.D.A. Halts Drugs From Indian Drugmaker’s Plant

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. regulators have banned imported drugs from a factory operated by India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy Laboratories, citing manufacturing and quality control problems.

Afghan Policewomen Say Sexual Harassment Is Rife

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

An unpublished United Nations report found that 70 percent of the policewomen interviewed had personally experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence.

*Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, C.D.C. Finds

By SABRINA TAVERNISE

At least two million people also fall ill each year, officials found in research that was the first to quantify a growing public health problem.

Brazil’s Leader Postpones State Visit to Washington Over Spying

By SIMON ROMERO

President Dilma Rousseff, angered over revelations of N.S.A. spying on her and her aides, delivered a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration.

Extended Ruling by Secret Court Backs Collection of Phone Data

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court released a previously classified opinion in which it said the National Security Agency’s call-log program was constitutional and did not violate Americans’ privacy rights.

*Budget Office Warns That Deficits Will Rise Again Because Cuts Are Misdirected

By JACKIE CALMES

The nonpartisan office says that lawmakers are focused on the wrong kind of spending and that annual deficits will begin rising in 2016 as baby boomers age.

A Magazine for Farm-to-Table

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY

Modern Farmer seeks to take advantage of a food movement that has fueled growth in farmer’s markets and community-supported agriculture.

Content Creators Use Piracy to Gauge Consumer Interest

By NICK BILTON

Both Netflix and HBO have expressed a more forgiving stance toward online piracy Web sites.

*In Surprise, Fed Decides Not to Curtail Stimulus Effort

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

The Federal Reserve said that it would continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds to encourage job creation and economic growth.

 

Friday 9/20/2013 … UPTI: 47%

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*Iran’s Leaders Signal Effort at New Thaw

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

President Hassan Rouhani capped a series of gestures from Iran’s ruling establishment by saying the country would never “seek weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.”

Sharing, With a Safety Net 

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

A privacy bill for young people passed by California’s Legislature has put the state in the middle of a debate over how to protect those who share without thinking.

Sectarian Violence Reignites in an Iraqi Town

By TIM ARANGO

Villagers in Diyala Province saw much death during the worst of Iraq’s carnage over the past decade, but they say what is happening now is far worse.

*Mental Health Again an Issue in Gun Debate

By JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL LUO

Efforts to improve the country’s fraying mental health system to help prevent mass shootings have stalled on Capitol Hill, tied up in the broader fight on gun control.

Pressed From His Right, Speaker Yields on a Budget Showdown

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

Speaker John A. Boehner surrendered to demands that he tie money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 to stripping President Obama’s health care law of any financing.

Court Gives a Victory to Pandora Over Licensing Streaming Music

By BEN SISARIO

A federal judge ruled against Ascap, saying it must make its entire publishing catalog available for licensing by Pandora.

*Pope Bluntly Faults Church’s Focus on Gays and Abortion

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

“We have to find a new balance,” Pope Francis said in the first extensive interview of his papacy, in which he sought to set a new tone for the church.

Hedge Funds Gain Foothold in China

By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON

In the next few months, six hedge funds will each be able to raise $50 million from institutions in China to invest around the world as part of a pilot program in Shanghai.

*Iran Said to Seek a Nuclear Accord to End Sanctions

By THOMAS ERDBRINK and MARK LANDLER

Seizing on a perceived flexibility in a letter from President Obama to President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s leaders are focused on getting quick relief from crippling sanctions, a top adviser to the Iranian leadership said.

Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

The limits, to be announced Friday, are an aggressive move to bypass Congress on climate change, and a sign that the White House is not backing down from a confrontation on emissions.

House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps

By RON NIXON

House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over Democrats’ objections.

*House Bill Links Health Care Law and Budget Plan

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

Without a resolution, large swaths of the government could shut down Oct. 1, and a first-ever default on federal debt could follow weeks later.

U.S. Textile Plants Return, With Floors Largely Empty of People

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

Textile factories are bustling again in the United States, but the savior was automation, meaning few of the jobs lost since the ’90s came back with the plants.

California Gives Expanded Rights to Noncitizens

By JENNIFER MEDINA

California is challenging the status of citizenship with measures to let noncitizens sit on juries, monitor polls for elections and practice law.

Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

By EDWARD WONG

A two-year hacking operation by a group linked to China’s army is the latest sign of Beijing’s ambitious plans to be at the forefront of drone manufacturing.

Turnabout at Traditionally White Sororities, in Nine Days at Alabama

By ALAN BLINDER

After a campus newspaper’s report on discrimination, the president of the University of Alabama said that traditionally white sororities have accepted six minority students.

Santa Monica Bets on Electric Cars, but Consumers Are Slow to Switch

By JACLYN TROP

For automakers, reluctance in Santa Monica, Calif., underscores how difficult it will be for them to meet strict federal and state mandates on fuel efficiency and pollution.

 

Monday 9/23/2013 … UPTI: 33%

*A powerful earthquake of 7.8-magnitude has struck a remote area in south-west Pakistan … toll in Pakistani Earthquake Rises Past 300

The arrival of Sept. 20/21st CMEs are expected to generate active geomagnetic conditions within the next 24- 48 hours

Two simultaneous earthquake swarms around the Yellowstone Caldera”. Tremblers from the three quake swarms mostly hit in three areas: Lewis Lake, the Lower Geyser Basin and the northwest part of Norris Geyser Basin.

*Gunmen Kill Dozens in Terror Attack at Kenyan Mall

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH

Two squads stormed into a Nairobi mall Saturday, killing at least 39 people. Hours later, police officers dashed through corpse-strewn corridors, trying to find the assailants. A Somali militant group is suspected in the attack.

Kenyan Forces Push Assault as Mall Standoff Continues

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH

Gunshots and explosions emanated from the beleaguered Westgate mall in Nairobi on Monday morning after Kenyan forces moved in for a major assault against heavily armed Islamist militants.

*Scores Are Killed by Suicide Bomb Attack at Historic Church in Pakistan

By ISMAIL KHAN and SALMAN MASOOD

A suicide attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 78 people on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the Christian minority in Pakistan for years

Once Suicidal and Shipped Off, Now Battling Nevada Over Care

By RICK LYMAN

A lawsuit on behalf of a group of homeless and mentally ill people claims they were bused out of Nevada and left on the streets of San Francisco with little or no medication.

Once Suicidal and Shipped Off, Now Battling Nevada Over Care

By RICK LYMAN

A lawsuit on behalf of a group of homeless and mentally ill people claims they were bused out of Nevada and left on the streets of San Francisco with little or no medication.

*Merkel Re-elected in Show of Strong Support for Party

By ALISON SMALE

The surprising show of strength for the chancellor and her center-right Christian Democrats might just translate into an absolute parliamentary majority, highly unusual in Germany.

Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Budget Deadlock

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

With days left to avert a possible government shutdown, Congressional leaders from both parties on Sunday passed around blame and resorted to name-calling.

Chinese Titan Takes Aim at Hollywood

By KEITH BRADSHER

Wang Jianlin, reputed to be China’s richest man, announced plans to build a movie-themed real estate development in what he billed as China’s effort to become the world leader in filmmaking.

Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You

By DAVID STREITFELD

A yearlong investigation by New York regulators has resulted in the most comprehensive crackdown to date on deceptive reviews on the Internet.

Law Opens Financing of Start-Ups to Crowds

By JENNA WORTHAM

On Monday, federal legislation goes into effect to allow small start-ups to ask for equity investments publicly without having to register the shares for public trading

Gawker Wants to Encourage More Voices Online, but With Less Yelling

By NICK BILTON

A site that will promote comments on Gawker Media sites wants to elevate the role of commenters while trying to keep needless vitriol at bay.

Former F.B.I. Agent to Plead Guilty in Press Leak

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

Donald Sachtleben, a former bomb technician, agreed to plead guilty to leaking classified details about a foiled bomb plot in Yemen, the Justice Department announced.

China Gains New Friends in Its Quest for Energy

By JANE PERLEZ and BREE FENG

A Chinese presence at a vast new oil field in Kazakhstan is another indication that China’s influence has eclipsed even Russia’s across the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

*Victims Push Laws to End Online Revenge Posts

By ERICA GOODE

Posting explicit images of former sexual partners can ruin lives, yet mostly goes unpunished. But the law may be catching up with technology.

*Speedy Trains Transform China

By KEITH BRADSHER

Just five years after the high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers as the country’s domestic airline industry.

*Obama Says He Will Pursue Diplomacy on Iran and Syria

By MARK LANDLER

At the United Nations, President Obama said the United States wanted to resolve the Iran nuclear issue peacefully but was determined to prevent it from developing a nuclear

As World Leaders Speak at United Nations, Iran Sends More Friendly Signals

By RICK GLADSTONE

A Twitter message by the new foreign minister of Iran spoke of a “historic opportunity” to resolve the nuclear issue.

*Senate Democratic Leader Sets Stage for Budget Showdown

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

Senator Harry Reid, vowing, “We will not bow to Tea Party anarchists,” paved the way for a vote to strip the House spending bill of language that would defund President Obama’s health care law.

 

Friday 9/27/2013 … UPTI: 35%

A tsunami warning was issued after a 7.2 earthquake struck just off Peru’s southern coast. The impact caused buildings in the Peruvian capital, Lima, to shake

Nicaraguan On Alert After Volcano Blast

*Key Nations at U.N. Reach Agreement on Syria Weapons

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council agreed on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapons, but there will be no automatic penalties if the Syrians fail to comply.

A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course

By ALAN FINDER

Three major sites have emerged in the last couple of years to offer massive open online courses, greatly expanding the opportunity to take college classes.

2 More Militant Attacks Unsettle Kenya

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH

Three people were killed in attacks on police officers near the border with Somalia. The Kenyan authorities blamed the Shabab militant group that has taken responsibility for the mall siege.

*House G.O.P. Leaders List Conditions for Raising Debt Ceiling

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER

Their demands include a one-year delay on the president’s health care law, fast-track authority to overhaul the tax code and blocking new E.P.A. rules on greenhouse gases, among other things.

Republicans Facing a Test of Unity

By ASHLEY PARKER

As the Congressional showdown over the health care law threatens to shut down the government, conservative advocacy groups have emerged as central players, pitting Republicans against one another.

50-Year Sentence Upheld for Ex-President of Liberia

By MARLISE SIMONS and ALAN COWELL

Charles G. Taylor, the former president of Liberia, had appealed a sentence imposed last year in a case seen as a watershed for modern human rights law.

After the Floods in Colorado, a Deluge of Worry About Leaking Oil

By JACK HEALY

As waters recede from Colorado’s drilling epicenter, the sight of drowning oil wells has inflamed the debate over the environment.

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Google made one of the biggest ever changes to its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries

Developing Countries Surge in Mobile Broadband, U.N. Finds

By ERIC PFANNER

By the end of this year, the number of mobile broadband connections worldwide will rise to 2.1 billion, nearly three times the total of fixed-line subscriptions.

Obama Says He Spoke to Iran’s President by Phone

By MARK LANDLER

The conversation on Friday afternoon was the first between the leaders of the United States and Iran in more than three decades.

U.N. Climate Panel Endorses Ceiling on Global Emissions

By JUSTIN GILLIS

Top climate scientists on Friday embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases while warning that it is likely to be exceeded within decades if efforts to curb emissions are not rapidly accelerated.

Shutdown Looms as Senate Passes Budget Bill

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER

After a series of Senate votes that sent the stopgap spending measure back to the House, fissures appeared in the badly divided Republican ranks.

Swift Movement Is Seen on Syria After U.N. Action

By RICK GLADSTONE and SOMINI SENGUPTA

The full Security Council approved a resolution to ensure Syrian compliance on chemical weapons, and the organization responsible for destroying those weapons announced a timetable that starts on Tuesday.

*Rights Groups and Clinics Sue Texas Over Provisions in Its New Abortion Law

By ERIK ECKHOLM

The plaintiffs are seeking to block two provisions: one would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and the other requires a different drug protocol for medical abortions.


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