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Health Care Countdown: Senate Bill Could Hit Middle Class Hard

FOXNews - Jim Angle - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Senate health care bill could end up hitting middle-class workers hard, through a new tax on insurance plans that could ultimately cut through to their wages.

The tallest buildings in the world

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The world's tallest building opened in Dubai on Jan. 4, 2010, in the midst of a deep financial crisis. The Burj Khalifa tower -- named in a nod to the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi -- is more than twice the height of New York's Empire State ...

Two Killed in Las Vegas Courthouse

New York Times - Joseph Berger, Steve Friess - ‎2 hours ago‎
Isaac Brekken/AP By JOSEPH BERGER A gunman in a black trench coat opened fire Monday morning in the lobby of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Las Vegas, killing a court security officer and wounding a deputy United States marshal before fleeing.

Clinton says Yemen is a 'top concern'

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎

US pledges 'more commitment' to Mideast peace process

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
By News Agencies The United States pledged Monday to be "even more committed this year" to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning that any further delay would only hurt the interests of all parties involved.

Iranian Professors Call for End to Violent Tactics

New York Times - Nazila Fathi - ‎58 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - Risking expulsion and possibly arrest, 88 professors at Tehran University signed a letter on Monday calling on Ayatollah Khamenei, the country's supreme religious leader, to end the use of violence against protesters, ...

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Former congressman Pombo of Tracy to join race for Fresno area seat

San Jose Mercury News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
AP FRESNO - Former Congressman Richard Pombo says he is entering the race to replace Congressman George Radanovich, even though he doesn't live in the 19th district.

Pa will furlough workers if table games spurned-Gov

Reuters - Joan Gralla, Dan Grebler - ‎49 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania will have to furlough 1000 state workers if the legislature does not legalize table games at casinos by the end of this week, the governor and his secretary of administration said on Monday.

US broadens criteria for investigating foreigners on terrorism watch lists

Washington Post - Jeffrey Smith, Ellen Nakashima - ‎38 minutes ago‎
US intelligence and homeland security officials said they have broadened their criteria for scrutinizing foreigners on watch lists and possibly excluding them from the country, in an initial government-wide response to the attempted ...

Northrop Grumman plans to move headquarters to DC area by 2011

Washington Post - Dana Hedgpeth - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Giant defense contractor Northrop Grumman said Monday that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to the Washington area by 2011.

H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt Must Register With US IRS

BusinessWeek - Ryan J. Donmoyer - ‎12 minutes ago‎
(Adds H&R Block comment in fourth paragraph, Jackson Hewitt comment in 10th paragraph; closes shares.) By Ryan J. Donmoyer Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service said it will regulate the tax-preparation industry for the first time, ...

Total to Buy Chesapeake Shale Stake for $2.25 Billion

BusinessWeek - Tara Patel, Jim Polson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Total SA, Europe's third-largest oil company, accelerated its expansion in unconventional energy by agreeing to buy a stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Five New Planets Found; Hotter Than Molten Lava

National Geographic - Victoria Jaggard - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Five new planets have been found orbiting distant stars—the first confirmed new worlds from NASA's recently launched Kepler space telescope mission, astronomers announced today.

Report: Apple May Ship New Tablet Device in March

PC World - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Apple may ship its much awaited multimedia tablet device in March, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Apple will announce the tablet later this month but the shipping date could change as plans have not been finalized, ...

CES 2010 Preview: What's Hot at This Year's Show

PC World - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Our staff editors preview the hottest themes, trends, products, and companies at technology's biggest show of the year. The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is likely to be a slightly showier affair than last year's event--now that the economy seems to ...

'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison reveals producer scandal on the set

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bachelor host Chris Harrison told Cleveland radio show Valentine in the Morning today that a female contestant on the new season had an affair with a show producer while the season was filming last fall, reports Usmagazine.

'Another Day': Sony yanks leaked Michael Jackson song

Los Angeles Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The Jackson family and Sony Music Entertainment have pulled "Another Day," the Michael Jackson-Lenny Kravitz duet that leaked over the weekend.

Is 'Avatar' Star Sam Worthington The New Leonardo DiCaprio?

MTV.com - Larry Carroll - ‎56 minutes ago‎
James Cameron made both into billion-dollar movie stars, but can Worthington follow 'Titanic' heavyweight Leo? By Larry Carroll At first glance, the pair would seem to be miles apart.

Black community suffers most from Arenas' stupidity

FOXSports.com - Stephen A. Smith - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Gilbert Arenas is not the latest idiot on the block. His recent choices just make it seem that way. It's bad enough the franchise player for the Washington Wizards brought a few guns into an NBA arena - and tweeted about it either ...

Giants fire rookie coordinator Sheridan

ESPN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- The New York Giants began their offseason by firing defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan, the first move after an 8-8 season that team c-owner John Mara said felt more like 2-14.

Firing Zorn was the kindest thing the Redskins have done to him

Washington Post - Tracee Hamilton - ‎1 hour ago‎
The trash cans in the Redskins' locker room slowly filled Monday as players straggled in to clean out the detritus of a 22-week season, maybe the longest of their careers.

Weight gain from quitting smoking linked to diabetes

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Former smokers have a greater risk of developing diabetes than smokers or nonsmokers. But researchers say that's due to the pounds people tend to gain after quitting.

H1N1 flu clinic scheduled in Racine County

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mark Johnson - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The Western Racine County Health Department will offer free swine flu vaccinations from 2 to 6 pm Wednesday at its headquarters, 156 E. State St., Burlington.

U.S. lifts restriction on visas to HIV-positive foreigners

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- Tourists, business people and other foreign nationals who are HIV-positive will find it easier starting Monday to obtain short-term visas to visit the United States.

Gauging the Dedication of Teacher Corps Grads

New York Times - Amanda M. Fairbanks - ‎20 hours ago‎
Teach for America, a corps of recent college graduates who sign up to teach in some of the nation's most troubled schools, has become a campus phenomenon, drawing huge numbers of applicants willing to commit two years of their ...

Mormon church influences alcohol debate in Salt Lake City

CNN - John King - ‎Jan 1, 2010‎
Art Brown became an anti-alcohol crusader after his grandson was killed by a drunken driver. Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) -- For Art and Jaynie Brown, the anti-alcohol crusade began with a late-night phone ...

Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010

TechCrunch (blog) - Erick Schonfeld - ‎Jan 1, 2010‎
Now that the aughts are behind us, we can start the new decade with a bang. So many new technologies are ready to make a big impact this year.

Americans' Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push

New York Times - Jeffrey Gettleman - ‎21 hours ago‎
KAMPALA, Uganda - Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda's capital to give a series of talks.

It's pancakes. In a can. It's made $15 million.

CNNMoney.com - Jo Piazza - ‎Jan 1, 2010‎
(Fortune Small Business) -- In 2001, Sean O'Connor was a co-owner of Thee Parkside, a San Francisco club that served up punk bands alongside yak burgers and bear-meat chili.