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Biographical Information on Sen. Byron Dorgan

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
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Obama sharply criticizes intelligence failure in Christmas bombing attempt

San Jose Mercury News - Karen DeYoung, Michael A. Fletcher - ‎28 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that US intelligence agencies could have prevented the attempt to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day, and used a grim and forceful White House statement to demand ...

AP Sources: Colorado Gov. Ritter to Retire

New York Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
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US Reopens Its Embassy After Raids in Yemen

New York Times - Jack Healy - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United States reopened its embassy in Yemen on Tuesday, a day after Yemeni security forces killed two people suspected of being members of Al Qaeda and linked to the threats against several diplomatic outposts.

Deputy FM: Arrest warrants harming Britain-Israel ties

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid, Anshel Pfeffer - ‎2 hours ago‎
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met yesterday with Britain's attorney general Patricia Janet Scotland, who is on a private visit to Israel, to protest the issuing of arrest warrants in Britain for senior Israeli officials.

Iran Shielding Its Nuclear Efforts in Maze of Tunnels

New York Times - William J. Broad - ‎59 minutes ago‎
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, center, at a highway tunnel near Tehran. Much of Iran's atomic work is also in tunnels.

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House Democrats to Pursue Health Bill Changes

New York Times - David M. Herszenhorn - ‎7 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they would insist on changes to the Senate health care legislation to make coverage more affordable for middle-class Americans and to tighten control over the insurance ...
So much for transparency in Congress Fort Worth Star Telegram

Honey, airline's bag cause airport scares

msnbc.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Seemingly suspicious pieces of luggage delayed flights at two airports Tuesday, prompting evacuations in Minneapolis and closing a California airport where authorities discovered what turned out to be soft drink bottles filled ...

3 state biologists, pilot die in copter crash

San Francisco Chronicle - Demian Bulwa - ‎1 hour ago‎
(01-05) 17:47 PST MADERA -- Three biologists with the California Department of Fish and Game were killed Tuesday when their helicopter clipped a power line and crashed while they were surveying deer in the Sierra foothills south of Yosemite National ...

US auto sales grew in December; Ford surged while Chrysler, GM slipped

Washington Post - Peter Whoriskey - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The US auto market continued its slow crawl out of the recession in December as more consumers bought cars, but shoppers' enthusiasm remained well below pre-crisis days.

Apple Buys Quattro, An Ad Firm

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple encroached onto Google's turf on Tuesday with its acquisition of Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company.

GMAC expects to post $5 billion loss

Washington Post - Brady Dennis - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Troubled auto lender GMAC on Tuesday said it expects to suffer a fourth-quarter loss of about $5 billion, mostly because of struggles in its mortgage division.

Google launches its own smartphone to take on Apple

USA Today - Jefferson Graham - ‎26 minutes ago‎
AP By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Taking direct aim at Apple's iPhone, Google on Tuesday introduced its most advanced phone to date - the Nexus One - and opened an online store to sell it directly to consumers.

Microsoft, HP to introduce touchscreen tablet Wed. - report

Apple Insider - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By AppleInsider Staff Previously seen only as a leaked concept, Microsoft and HP could unveil the dual-screen, book-like touchscreen device known as the Courier Wednesday at CES.

Hubble snaps galaxies at birth

USA Today - Dan Vergano - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Hubble astronomers unveiled a panoramic view Tuesday of the universe's youngest galaxies, offering the earliest look yet at the puny predecessors to our own Milky Way.

Born into great wealth, Casey Johnson struggled in LA fast lane

Los Angeles Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Casey Johnson was an heiress to one of the world's great fortunes, grew up privileged in Manhattan with socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she became a familiar face in the Hollywood party scene.

Is 'Avatar' your favorite James Cameron movie?

Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty - ‎5 hours ago‎
While Hollywood's bean counters are all in a tizzy, scrambling to predict whether Avatar has a chance of smashing Titanic's record as the biggest box-office hit of all time, we here at EW are preoccupied with more esoteric questions ...

James Bond has a new agent of change: Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rachel Abramowitz is back on the Hero Complex today with the news that Sam Mendes is poised to become the first Oscar-winning director in the history of the venerable James Bond franchise.

Redskins and Mike Shanahan reach agreement

Washington Post - Rick Maese - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Mike Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls as head coach of the Denver Broncos. is Daniel Snyder's choice to coach the Washington Redskins.
Shanahan a Redskin Salt Lake Tribune

Stars-Devils Game Review

USA Today - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Martin Brodeur posted 28 saves for his fifth shutout of the season to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center.

Wizards shoot past Sixers | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/05/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer - Kate Fagan - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Considering all the previous defeats, it's hard to call tonight's 104-97 loss to the Washington Wizards the 76ers' worst of the season.

Drugs May Aid Only Severe Depression

New York Times - Benedict Carey - ‎3 hours ago‎
Some widely prescribed drugs for depression provide relief in extreme cases but are no more effective than placebo pills for most patients, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.

Minnesota has plenty of H1N1 vaccine

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
State health officials are launching the Ban the Bug campaign next week to coincide with the availability of vaccine at public clinics throughout the state.

Health Care Countdown: Young People Could Bear Brunt of Insurance Mandate

FOXNews - Jim Angle - ‎6 hours ago‎
For young adults, many of whom do not have health insurance coverage, the health care reform bill will add a new and costly expense into their budgets.

Dubai reaches for the sky

CNN - Jim Kavanagh - ‎Jan 4, 2010‎
Burj Dubai is the extremely tall centerpiece of an ambitious development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (CNN) -- Things are looking up in Dubai.

How to Train the Aging Brain

New York Times - Barbara Strauch - ‎Jan 2, 2010‎
I LOVE reading history, and the shelves in my living room are lined with fat, fact-filled books. There's “The Hemingses of Monticello,” about the family of Thomas Jefferson's slave mistress; there's “House of Cards,” about the fall ...

Michael Meyer: Myths of 1989

Los Angeles Times - Michael Meyer - ‎Jan 3, 2010‎
Americans are prone to take credit for the Soviet bloc's demise. The reality is that 'our' victory in the Cold War was not what we thought it was, and our myths have hurt the world and ourselves.

Love's new frontier

Boston Globe - Sandra A. Miller - ‎Jan 1, 2010‎
It's not monogamy. But it's not cheating or polygamy, either. It's called polyamory, and with hundreds practicing the lifestyle in and around Boston, is liberal Massachusetts ready to accept it?

Citi's Creator, Alone With His Regrets

New York Times - Katrina Brooker - ‎Jan 2, 2010‎
“THIS is my final annual meeting as chairman,” says Sandy Weill, standing near the window of his office, peering at a grainy photograph of him and his wife on stage at Carnegie Hall more than three years ago.