• Prescription for stress: Get a pet - 04/16/2014 04:28 PM EDT
    DWP shutting off power again as billing problems improve

    04/16/2014 10:27 PM EDT
    Claiming they have fixed serious billing problems, officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said this week they resumed shutting off electricity to delinquent ratepayers. The City Council ordered the DWP in November to suspend most terminations because a new billing system 
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    Union backers, anti-drilling advocates clash over Occidental project at Carson meeting
    04/16/2014 10:27 PM EDT - Supporters of Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s proposed oil-and-gas drilling project in Carson made their largest showing yet at a City Council meeting this week, wearing "Jobs for Carson" buttons and holding placards. But opposition to the project remained steady during a back-and-forth debate at a special Full Story

    Sewer rates to rise 3%, water rates stay put

    AYER -- Selectmen passed fiscal 2015 water and sewer rates, with water rates remaining the same and sewer rates increasing about 3 percent. Full Story
    Stow Road carriage house will live again on Rhode Island farm

    HARVARD -- While there are still no interested takers in the barn on Stow Road, the seemingly dilapidated old carriage house across the street will be restored and moved to a farm in Rhode Island. Full Story
    Clerk candidates make their cases for election

    PEPPERELL -- The four-way race for Town Clerk dominated the debate at Pepperell's annual candidates' night forum Tuesday, as candidates Debra Durno, Lisa Ferolito, Jennifer Hardy and Anna MacDonald fielded questions on their qualifications. Full Story
    Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case

    04/16/2014 08:51 PM EDT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. 
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    Zoosk files for IPO valued at up to $100 million
    04/16/2014 06:31 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million. Full Story

    Official: 6 subpoenas in NY stock trade probe
    04/16/2014 06:36 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages. Full Story

    2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote
    04/16/2014 06:06 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. Full Story

    Figures on government spending and debt
    04/16/2014 06:06 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. Full Story

    2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote
    04/16/2014 06:06 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington. Full Story

    Reynolds brings back Susan Cameron as CEO
    04/16/2014 05:56 PM EDT - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American has elected board member and former leader Susan Cameron as president and CEO of the tobacco company. Full Story

    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
    'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

    Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story