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  • Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs

    Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs
    Amgen Inc., the Southern California biotech giant that has struggled to match the torrid growth of its pharmaceutical peers, finds itself in the crosshairs of a New York hedge fund manager, one of the new breed of activist investors, who is loudly calling...
  • Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer

    Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer
    EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer. DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
  • NCJW honors activist member

    NCJW honors activist member
    The National Council of Jewish Women SE Atlantic Section hosted its annual luncheon and boutique on Oct 20 at the Boca Marriott in Boca Raton despite a 30-minute blackout that didn't hamper spirits. More than 135 attendees turned out to honor Delray...
  • Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks

    Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks
    Law enforcement officials from across the country on Monday called for background checks on all gun purchases, including private and gun-show sales. "We must close off all avenues for dangerous people to acquire firearms," Orlando Police Chief John Mina...
  • Egyptian court sentences 23 secular activists to 3-year prison terms

    In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests. The 23 who were sentenced in...
  • For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

    For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language
    Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood. Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer

    Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer
    Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters’ opinions about the government’s recent olive branch. But some supporters of the sit-ins warned the poll could backfire. After more than...
  • Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera

    Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera
    It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
  • Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue

    Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue
    A key pro-establishment Hong Kong politician on Friday urged the territory’s chief executive to step down, saying people had lost their trust in the government and a failure to resign would only exacerbate societal divisions. With democracy...
  • Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague

    Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague
    Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. Yvonne Leung,...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...