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Israeli leaders to debate "final" Gaza push
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli leaders will debate on Wednesday whether to order their armed forces to storm into the Gaza Strip's urban centers, the planned culmination of a nearly two-week-old offensive, political sources said.
Israel to Weigh Truce Offer After Gaza School Attack Kills 40 Bloomberg
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Washington Post
111th Congress opens with drama in Senate
San Francisco Chronicle - 53 minutes ago
(01-07) 04:00 PST Washington - -- San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi - the first female speaker of the House - was elected to her second term Tuesday, but that milestone was overshadowed by high drama in the Senate.
Burris blocked from taking U.S. Senate seat Newsday
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CNN: Gupta approached about surgeon general post
The Associated Press - 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama's reported choice for surgeon general, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, could bring a dose of star power to a job that hasn't had that much clout in decades.
Novi native is on short list for surgeon general Detroit Free Press
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RPT-ANALYSIS-Europe gas stocks tested by Russia crisis
Reuters - 54 minutes ago
By Daniel Fineren LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Europe may be forced to drain its winter gas stocks with spring still months away, find other ways of generating electricity and buy tankerloads of alternative fuel to keep warm unless Russian exports return ...
Gazprom Halts Gas Supply to Europe Via Ukraine Pipes Bloomberg
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Transcript: Mumbai gunmen were commanded by phone
The Associated Press - 2 hours ago
NEW DELHI (AP) - The gunman said into the phone, "We have three foreigners, including women." The response was plain and brutal: "Kill them," the man said.
SCENARIOS-What next after India presents Mumbai evidence? Reuters India
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Sri Lanka's Tigers vow to beat back army offensive
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
By C. Bryson Hull Sri Lankan soldiers pressured the Tamil Tigers' last stronghold on the Jaffna Peninsula on Wednesday, while the separatist rebels vowed to overcome the latest in a series of battlefield losses.
Sri Lanka Army Advances; LTTE Vows to Meet Challenges Bloomberg
Sri Lanka military overruns rebel northern defence line GulfNews
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California may delay tax refunds amid budget impasse
Los Angeles Times - 59 minutes ago
With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto of Democrats' $18-billion package of tax hikes and cuts, the state could begin issuing IOUs as soon as Feb. 1. GOP legislators join a suit against the package.
Governor rejects Dems' budget, as he promised San Francisco Chronicle
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The Miami Herald
Stimulus aside, Obama vows future budget restraint
The Associated Press - 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: the promise of long-term fiscal discipline.
For 111th Congress, Somber Topics Eclipse Ceremony Washington Post
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ABC News
Barack Obama's team lobbying Democrats to back Leon Panetta pick ...
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Greg Miller and Peter Nicholas | Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - After promising during the campaign to restore order and accountability to the nation's spy agencies, President-elect Barack Obama has been beset by an uncharacteristic set of missteps ...
Obama defends choice for CIA chief Los Angeles Times
Obama Faces Heavy Fire Over Panetta Selection Washington Post
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Alcoa to close plants and trim work force
International Herald Tribune - 3 hours ago
By Julie Creswell Alcoa, one of the world's largest aluminum makers, described plans Tuesday to close plants and slash its work force in an effort to contend with the continued economic downturn.
Alcoa to slash 13500 jobs, cut spending, freeze hiring Chicago Tribune
Alcoa Will Cut Jobs Forbes
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Fed Minutes Offer No Comfort
Forbes - 3 hours ago
The central bank's rate-setting committee expects GDP to contract 2009, with a significant rise in unemployment. The US Federal Reserve sees an economy mired in recession, with only a slow march to improvment into 2010.
Deflation fear prompted Fed's latest interest rate cut Los Angeles Times
Federal Reserve minutes detail fear of deflationary spiral Chicago Tribune
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Judge weighs whether Madoff poses danger to others
BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago
By LARRY NEUMEISTER A judge who will decide within days whether Bernard Madoff must await trial in jail rather than under house arrest says he wants to know whether the ability to commit economic harm can make someone like the failed Wall Street ...
Madoff victims may get some cash within a month-report Reuters
Frank Says Role of SEC as Markets Cop Should Be ‘Beefed Up’ Bloomberg
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Apple unveils software updates, new laptop
San Francisco Chronicle - 53 minutes ago
(01-06) 12:59 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- There was no Steve Jobs or game-changing gadget at Macworld's keynote presentation Tuesday, but Apple marketing chief Philip Schiller kept things lively by introducing eye-catching software updates and a supercharged, ...
O'Brien: Apple's final appearance at Macworld signals new era for... San Jose Mercury News
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ITunes embraces 3-tier pricing, will remove anti-copy software
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
Paul Sakuma / AP Apple executive Phil Schiller explains at the Macworld Conference & Expo that song downloads from iTunes will cost 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29 starting in April.
IPhone Can Download Music Over EDGE Too PC World
Apple activates iTunes downloads over 3G, with a caveat CNET News
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CES 2009: Asus shows touchscreen EeePC and Keyboard PC
TG Daily - 1 hour ago
By Wolfgang Gruener Las Vegas (NV) - Asus took advantage of the crowd present at the first major press conference at CES 2009 and showed off next-generation of EeePC netbooks, Windows 7 on netbooks, a multitouch EeePC as well as a 4.3” screen PC that ...
Asus Unveils Netbook With Touchscreen That Swivels PC World
Asus debuts S121 netbook with Windows 7 and 512GB SSD Computerworld
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Bill Daley: Where to look for a low-price wine
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
So, the party's over. It's January. It's dark and cold and icy and icky. Holiday bills are coming due. The kids have the flu.
Educating the consumer helps boost wine sales The Tennessean
Wine Buzz: Thinking of wines for 2009 Sacramento Bee
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ABC News
Travoltas plan private service for son
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have returned to Florida with the ashes of their 16-year-old son, Jett, who died at the family vacation home in Grand Bahama, according to The Associated Press.
Travoltas latest of many celebs who lost children MiamiHerald.com
Death of Travolta's son raises medical questions The Associated Press
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New York Daily News
Craig Blankenhorne / Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
ADVERSARIES: Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne, left) tries to bring Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) down on “Damages.” Can the second season of FX's delicious 'Damages' possibly surpass the first?
On 'Damages,' some new foils for Close Boston Globe
Close, Hurt join forces for exemplary 'Damages' USA Today
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Seattle Times
A's expected to announce Giambi's return today
San Francisco Chronicle - 53 minutes ago
Eight years ago, the A's were so close to announcing they'd re-signed first baseman Jason Giambi, they had a news release ready to go, but the deal fell apart at the last moment over a no-trade clause.
Baseball Notes: A's, Giambi are said to be close to a deal Philadelphia Inquirer
Briefs | Baseball: Jason Giambi nears deal to go back to Oakland Seattle Times
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Washington Times
Title game doubles as argument settler
San Francisco Chronicle - 53 minutes ago
The regular season is spent developing opinions about conferences, coaches, teams and players, and the bowl season is used to discredit or confirm those beliefs.
Quarterbacks at center of BCS championship game Philadelphia Daily News
Title game won't settle it for everybody Philadelphia Inquirer
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Bobcats sink Celtics in OT
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
By Frank Dell'Apa CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Bobcats went small and came up big against the Celtics last night. The backcourt combination of DJ Augustin and Raymond Felton made the difference as the Bobcats took a 114-106 overtime victory, ...
Charlotte's turn to bounce Celtics San Francisco Chronicle
NBA ROUNDUP Bobcats give Celtics 5th loss in past 7 games Detroit Free Press
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Los Angeles Times
Parkinson's treatment shows promise in patients, study says
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Deborah L. Shelton | Tribune reporter Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease who received deep brain stimulation showed greater improvement in movement and quality of life after six months than those treated with medication, a new study shows.
Brain implant better than meds for Parkinson's disease CNN
Giving the brain a tiny jolt Minneapolis Star Tribune
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ABC News
Teens Behaving Badly?
TIME - 2 hours ago
By MJ Stephey Wednesday, Jan. 07, 2009 Scientists at Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington randomly selected 500 MySpace profiles belonging to self-described 18-year-olds in the US to determine what sort of information ...
Health Buzz: Teens Using MySpace and Other Health News U.S. News & World Report
Study finds many teens publicize risk behaviors on MySpace pages Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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China Daily
Woman dies of bird flu in China
CNN - 3 hours ago
(CNN) -- A 19-year-old woman who handled ducks in northern China has died in Beijing from bird flu, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Beijing Woman Dies of Avian Flu Wall Street Journal
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Times Online
Bush shelters ocean treasures
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Kenneth R. Weiss | Tribune Newspapers President George W. Bush created three national monuments in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, protecting waters near US-controlled islands that contain a rich diversity of corals, fish and other sea life as well as ...
Bush protects unique areas across the Pacific San Jose Mercury News
Bush to Protect Three Areas in Pacific Washington Post
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
For Gregoire, no Obama post, no viaduct bucks, just an Iraq hello
Seattle Times - 53 minutes ago
Gov. Christine Gregoire didn't get a job in President-elect Obama's administration or line up a big federal grant to help replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, despite rumors to the contrary.
Gregoire's decision not to increase worker pay draws another suit The Olympian
Gregoire turns up in Iraq TheNewsTribune.com
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Death threats against BART officer
San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours ago
(01-06) 22:06 PST San Francisco -- Johannes Mehserle, the BART police officer who fatally shot a man on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland early New Year's Day, is being kept under wraps and moved from place to place after receiving a number of ...
Slain man's family files $25-million suit in BART shooting Los Angeles Times
$25 million claim by family of man killed by BART police San Jose Mercury News
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