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CEOs Must Show Pay Gap With Employees

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Washington — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Federal regulators, under mandate from a 2010 law that reshaped regulation after the financial crisis, will require companies to reveal the extent of their own pay gaps. The Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to vote today …

Candidates Spending Less Time in N.H.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Manchester — It seemed clear this week why Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker isn’t planning to spend much time in New Hampshire. During an hourlong stop Monday at a pizza parlor, voters grilled him on immigration and how exactly he would combat the Islamic State. Liberal activists tricked him into posing with a fake check from billionaire donors. And outside a protester jumped …

Kidnapper in Infamous School Bus Case Offers New Details on His Plot

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Livermore, Calif. — Before he hatched a plan to kidnap 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver for ransom, burying them in a Livermore quarry in the infamous 1976 crime, James Schoenfeld read a newspaper headline. In 1974, then-Gov. Ronald Reagan had announced a $5 billion budget surplus for California. The community college student and part-time busboy wouldn’t admit to his affluent family that …

Dance DJ Mixes Multiple Music Genres

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Writer and the Serial Killer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Few journalists are lucky enough to stumble into stories that grab the national consciousness for decades. And when they do, even fewer are lucky enough to know their subjects intimately enough before the news breaks to offer readers …

Miss Manners: Reflexive Anti-Americanism By Americans Grows Tiresome

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dear Miss Manners: I have had the good fortune to both go to the U.S. and have American visitors here in Sweden many times. I love the U.S., the American hospitality and the positive attitude that most seem to have, except regarding one thing that I don’t know …

On Fashion: The Allure of Kim Kardashian’s Makeup

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pasadena, Calif. — They were all trying to look like her, with their fake tans, fake eyelashes, fake hair. This was their chance — the hundreds of young women who had traveled from Ecuador, Sweden, Abu Dhabi — to see her, take a selfie with her, impress her: …

Was This Rowdy Squirrel Drunk?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

We’ve all been there, buddy. According to an account given to the BBC, the Honeybourne Railway Club in Worcestershire, England, was totally trashed by a squirrel that may have been totally trashed himself. The secretary of the club reported finding the place covered in tipped-over glasses, then seeing …

Retired Military Dogs Lack Health Benefits

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Milwaukee — Flo knows explosives. She knows how to find buried IEDs, how to detect the smells of more than 50 types of chemicals, and how to alert her handler when she finds something designed by humans to …

Average U.S. Vehicle Age Hits Record 11.5 Years

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Detroit — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and …

To Your Good Health: Erythema Multiforme Presents With Distinctive Rash

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: My sister broke out in a full-body rash of red, itchy blotches, and her doctor told her it was erythema multiforme. It is rare, and he sees only a few cases per year. Could you elaborate more on it — causes, treatment, etc.? — A.M. …

We Can Hear You Now

Sunday, August 2, 2015

San Francisco — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago …

A Year Later, Red Lobster Says Its Independence Paying Dividends

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Orlando, Fla. — When Red Lobster’s menu team flew to a seafood show in Boston this spring, fishermen were talking about big catches of sockeye salmon and bairdi crab coming from Alaska. This month, Red Lobster rolled out its Crabfest menu featuring salmon and crab, which company leaders …