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Washington Post
Israel rejects ceasefire as warplanes attack government buildings ...
guardian.co.uk - 27 minutes ago
Israeli warplanes today attacked government buildings in Gaza after rejecting any temporary halt to its bombing campaign amid the first signs of disagreement over strategy among Israel's leaders.
AssociatedPress
Israel Rejects Cease-Fire, but Offers Gaza Aid New York Times
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Telegraph.co.uk
Police probe Thai club fire cause
BBC News - 48 minutes ago
Police in the Thai capital Bangkok are investigating the cause of the New Year's Eve fire at a city nightclub that killed 59 people.
AssociatedPress
Bangkok nightclub fire kills 58 CNN International
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Burris: I'm going to DC
Chicago Sun-Times - 47 minutes ago
WAITING GAME? | Gov's appointee plans to be there for Senate swearing-in, but Dems expected to deny him paycheck, office BY KARA SPAK Staff Reporter/kspak@suntimes.
CBS
U.S. attorney's office seeks 3 more months to indict Gov. Rod ... Chicago Tribune
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WELT ONLINE
Gazprom Cuts Ukraine Gas Deliveries
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ANDREW E. KRAMER MOSCOW - Gazprom, the natural gas monopoly, began cutting supplies to Ukraine Thursday after negotiations over prices between Russia and Ukraine unraveled, state radio reported.
RussiaToday
Russia's Gazprom Cuts Gas Supply to Ukraine Wall Street Journal
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Times Online
US toll in Afghanistan at record high in 2008
Washington Post - 31 minutes ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Foreign troops suffered their highest death toll in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2008, and with thousands more troops scheduled to be deployed, this year could be even worse.
AssociatedPress
Coalition forces say eight militants killed in Afghanistan AFP
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Voice of America
Pakistani Militants Admit Role in Siege, Official Says
New York Times - 5 hours ago
By RICHARD A. OPPEL JR. and SALMAN MASOOD Saurabh Das/AP During the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India, in November, a resident took cover as Indian commandos inside an apartment fired at the militants who had seized the nearby Nariman House.
Pakistan, India exchange nuclear facilities lists International Herald Tribune
Pakistan, India swap nuclear site lists amid tensions AFP
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AFP
1 million celebrate New Year in New York
CNN - 1 hour ago
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Strong winds, frigid temperatures and blowing snow froze celebrators from around the world as they ushered in 2009 in New York's Times Square on Wednesday night.
AssociatedPress
Crowds cheer in the New Year at Times Square despite the cold New York Daily News
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ABC News
Governor says state will toughen oversight on TVA facilities
MSNBC - 58 minutes ago
By Pam Sohn, psohn@timesfreepress.com Chattanooga, Tenn. - HARRIMAN, Tenn. -- Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen put TVA on notice Wednesday that in the wake of its massive fly ash spill here state officials no longer will allow the agency to inspect itself.
After Tennessee ash spill, cleanup and worry Los Angeles Times
Residents fear repercussions of massive Tennessee coal ash spill Chicago Tribune
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Los Angeles Times
Federal judges lose bid for pay raises
Los Angeles Times - 49 minutes ago
Evan Vucci / AP "I suspect many are tired of hearing it, and I know I am tired of saying it, but I must make this plea again: Congress must provide judicial compensation that keeps pace with inflation," wrote Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Chief justice pleads for higher judicial salaries CNN
The State of Courts, and a Plea for a Raise New York Times
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Canada.com
Investors' big question: Will stocks' slide get even worse?
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
A worker cleans up the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the final trading session of 2008. As Wall Street ends its worst year since 1931, some analysts say history is no guide in predicting what's next.
2009 Recovery For Stock Market Could Prove Arduous Hartford Courant
US STOCKS-Wall St closes out worst year since Depression guardian.co.uk
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Wells Fargo’s Purchase of Wachovia Tested by Economic Crisis
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Ari Levy Jan. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Wells Fargo & Co.’s $12.7 billion acquisition of Wachovia Corp. faces immediate stress as economists predict home foreclosures will keep rising and some forecast unemployment in 2009 to reach a 26-year high.
Wells Fargo completes acquisition of Wachovia MarketWatch
Wells Fargo spells out post-merger severance plan WNCT
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LyondellBasell May File for Bankruptcy After Takeover Sours
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Pierre Paulden and Rob Delaney Jan. 1 (Bloomberg) -- LyondellBasell Industries AF, the chemicals maker controlled by billionaire Len Blavatnik, may file for bankruptcy as a way to restructure debt that financed its $12.7 billion merger a year ago.
LyondellBasell sees Chapter 11 as a possibility Houston Chronicle
Chemical Giant Mulls Bankruptcy Wall Street Journal
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Microsoft's Zune suffers worldwide glitch
San Jose Mercury News - 1 hour ago
By Elise Ackerman In what appears to be the biggest worldwide device failure in consumer electronics history, tens of thousands of owners of Microsoft's Zune turned on the music player Wednesday morning only to discover it was the day the music died.
For some Microsoft Zunes, '08 was a day too long Los Angeles Times
A Year Ticks Over, and Zunes Get Hiccups New York Times
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WELT ONLINE
NASA report details last moments of Columbia crew
Los Angeles Times - 18 hours ago
AP Space Shuttle Columbia crew, left to right, front row, Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, William McCool, back row, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon are shown in this undated crew photo.
AssociatedPress
NASA says Columbia crew had no chance to survive Reuters
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Daily Mail
61-Second Minute Takes World into 2009
DailyTech - 15 hours ago
Not ready to let go of 2008? Tonight official timekeepers will give you one more second to hold onto, just before midnight. Immediately before 2009 officially arrives, timekeepers will be adding a leap second - the first for three years - to atomic ...
AssociatedPress
Wait a Second: Why 2008 Is a Long Year TIME
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The Associated Press
Viacom-Time Warner deal saves Dora, SpongeBob, Jon Stewart
New York Daily News - 2 hours ago
BY NICOLE BODE Terms weren't disclosed, but the deal headed off a potentially nasty spat that would have left more than 15 million subscribers without the channels.
Firm mistakenly takes heat in Viacom-Time Warner Cable dispute Los Angeles Times
Viacom and Time Warner Cable Reach Accord New York Times
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MSN India
Keys to make your New Year’s resolution stick
San Mateo Daily Journal - 1 hour ago
By Heather Murtagh Wednesday night means raising of glasses, singing of “Auld Lang Syne,” and promises many will fail to keep after joining an amazing gym - but it doesn’t have to end that way.
How resolutions become reality West Milford Messenger
Top 2009 resolution: Lose some weight Mercury-Register
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Digital music downloads set record but fail to make up for decline ...
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
More than 1 billion songs were purchased online in 2008, a 27% gain from the previous year, according to a report from Nielsen SoundScan.
Music Sales Fell in 2008, but Climbed on the Web New York Times
US music album sales tumble further in 2008 Reuters
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Boston Globe
Blues Music
Boston Globe - 3 hours ago
By Mark Blaudschun NASHVILLE - So, this is the way it ended for Boston College. Not with a bang, nor a whimper, but with a pair of uncharacteristic defensive penalties, with a punt that bounced off safety Paul Anderson and ended up as a Vanderbilt ...
Five Thoughts: Music City Bowl FOXSports.com
Vanderbilt Wins Its First Bowl Title Since 1955 New York Times
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Washington Post
USC win could bring Pac-10 redemption
San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours ago
(12-31) 18:49 PST -- After being belittled all season, the Pac-10 is one Rose Bowl win away from total redemption. Let's note right at the start that bowl results are given too much weight when assessing the season of a team or a conference, ...
Rose Bowl still has its bloom Los Angeles Times
Joe Paterno plans to take it from top at Rose Bowl New York Daily News
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Los Angeles Times
Chicago's venerable Wrigley Field hosts NHL showcase
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
By Kevin Paul Dupont CHICAGO - The NHL is back at it, staging its outdoor game in the great outdoors for a third time, and the setting this New Year's Day is Wrigley Field.
Wings enjoy fun but not the sun on Wrigley Field's outdoor rink Detroit Free Press
Hockey's wonderland Washington Times
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Current World News
Smoking, weight, money top New Year's resolutions
MSNBC - 58 minutes ago
By Adam Crisp, acrisp@timesfreepress.com Chattanooga, Tenn. - As the world says goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009, the lingering effects of last year -- belly fat, cigarette addiction, heaps of debt -- linger on for some people.
Kentucky To Again Offer Tobacco Quit Line WFPL
Resolution No. 1: Really Quit Smoking U.S. News & World Report
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Sydney Morning Herald
Health Buzz: Vitamin Pills and Cancer Prevention and Other Health News
U.S. News & World Report - 17 hours ago
Antioxidant-rich vitamin and beta carotene supplements don't appear to prevent cancer in women, according to new research, published online yesterday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Vitamins shown to offer little Monterey County Herald
Vitamin supplements fail to reduce cancer risk in women Los Angeles Times
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TheMedGuru
US FDA advisers to review Lilly, Daiichi clot drug
Reuters - 21 hours ago
NEW YORK, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will review Eli Lilly (LLY.N) and Daiichi Sankyo's (4568.
FDA advisory panel to review Lilly, Daiichi's blood clotting drug TheMedGuru
Feds want more time to review Lilly's clot-preventing drug Indianapolis Star
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ABC News
NY governor could choose big-name place holder for Senate seat
Los Angeles Times - 49 minutes ago
Some Democratic advisors say that someone like Bill Clinton or Mario Cuomo could serve temporarily in Hillary Clinton's place and level the playing field for 2010, taking a burden off Gov.
Michael Sheekey ignores Caroline Kennedy camp's call to chill New York Daily News
Caroline Kennedy's Trial by Press Continues MSNBC
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Pine Tree
Schwarzenegger steps up release of budget plan
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
Citing a projected $41.6-billion budget shortfall, the governor unveils an early blueprint calling for a sales tax increase and cuts in education and healthcare for the poor ahead of the Jan. 10 due date.
Schwarzenegger opens new push on state budget San Francisco Chronicle
Schwarzenegger Proposes Budget New York Times
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China Daily
Political winners and losers of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours ago
(12-31) 15:19 PST -- The past year of political news will long be remembered for its characters, dramas and the revolutionary changes it ushered.
AlJazeeraEnglish
Obama-inspired hope goes only so far in Kenya Los Angeles Times
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