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Democrats Take Hit as Dodd Leaves

Wall Street Journal - Peter Wallsten, Naftali Bendavid - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- The retirements of two top Democratic senators underscore what many in the party had already conceded: The prognosis for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections is looking bad.

Schwarzenegger urges fiscal reform in final year

USA Today - Rich Pedroncelli - ‎2 hours ago‎
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday acknowledged that more pain lies ahead for California as it confronts yet another massive budget deficit, but pledged deep reforms he said are vital to the state's ...

US airliner attack could provide new intelligence

Reuters - David Alexander, David Storey - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner embarrassed President Barack Obama and put him on the defensive, but there may be a silver lining for US authorities, it may provide new intelligence on al Qaeda.

Gunfire at Gaza Protest Near Egypt

New York Times - Ethan Bronner, Fares Akram - ‎1 hour ago‎
A wounded Palestinian demonstrator is carried during clashes with Egyptian troops in the divided border town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

US gets advice on dealing with terrorists in Yemen

CNN International - Matt Smith - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi estimates their are 200-300 al Qaeda members in Yemen. (CNN) -- Periodic revolts. Dwindling natural resources.

Airplane bomb suspect indicted

CNN - ‎8 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The suspect in the failed Christmas Day bombing of a US airliner faces a six-count federal indictment issued Wednesday, including an attempt to murder the other 289 people aboard.

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Lawmakers in Albany on the brink of clinching deal on ethics reform

New York Daily News - Kenneth Lovett - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Richard Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, believes the reforms are acceptable, given that the Governor's proposals would be 'dead on arrival.

Pelosi says lawmakers 'very close' on health care

USA Today - ‎41 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers are "very close" to resolving differences between the House and Senate health care bills and sending a final version to President Barack Obama.

New York seeks $200 million yearly for September 11 trial

Reuters - Basil Katz, Mark Egan - ‎33 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said the costs of hosting the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected September 11 plotters would top $200 million annually and formally requested that Washington ...

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P inch up, Nasdaq dips on data, Fed minutes

Reuters - Edward Krudy, Jan Paschal - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 edged higher, while the Nasdaq slipped on Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials said they were still worried about labor market weakness and a report on the services sector showed only ...

GM CEO predicts profit in 2010

CNNMoney.com - Chris Isidore - ‎47 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors' new CEO Ed Whitacre said he believes the company will return to profitability in 2010.

Salazar Toughens Rules for Drilling on Federal Land

Wall Street Journal - ‎41 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced policy changes he said would bring more scrutiny and a greater public voice in how oil and gas leases are awarded on public lands.

Should Google Buy T-Mobile?

PC World - David Coursey - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The new Nexus One Googlephone may be just the tip of the iceberg. While most of the coverage has focused on how the phone compares to the iPhone and other Android devices, the real importance of Google's entry into the handset game may ...

AT&T bets big on apps in 2010 and beyond

CNET News - Marguerite Reardon - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS VEGAS - From new cell phones to set top boxes to emerging devices, AT&T is looking beyond the iPhone as it focuses on a rapidly expanding application business.

Microsoft, HP to unveil new tablet - sources

Reuters - Bill Rigby, Gabriel Madway - ‎23 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) will announce on Wednesday a tablet computer, sources said, becoming the biggest names to venture into a nascent but potentially ...

Palm Springs International Film Festival

People Magazine - ‎41 minutes ago‎
While Mariah Carey never quite managed to finish her sentence that began, "Please forgive me because I am a little bit … ," others who witnessed her rambling, seven-minute acceptance speech Tuesday night at California's Palm Springs International Film ...

Holocaust Museum Suspect Dies

New York Times - Liz Robbins - ‎1 hour ago‎
The man accused of shooting a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington last June died on Wednesday at a hospital in North Carolina, near the federal prison where he was being held.

Johnson owed over $100000 in unpaid bills before her death

New York Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Baby-shampoo heiress Casey Johnson may have been worth millions on paper -- but she couldn't pay her escalating bills over the past few years, according to court papers made public today.

Stern comes down hard, suspends Arenas indefinitely

NBA.com - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The NBA on Wednesday suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas indefinitely, without pay, in the wake of both a Dec. 21 incident at Verizon Center --when Arenas brought four guns into the team's locker room, in a supposed joke gone badly with ...

Bauman: Alomar, Blyleven belong in Hall

MLB.com - Jack Morris - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Hall of Fame electorate continues to be a very tough crowd. Its restrictive approach beats mindlessly voting for anybody who ever put on a uniform, but there still should have been room for Roberto Alomar as a first-ballot inductee.

Javier Arenas, Alabama's small wonder, will battle Texas on multiple fronts

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Arenas says he won't try to be Superman. Still, his coach says, he'll blitz and tackle, he'll be all over Longhorn receiver Jordan Shipley, and he may try to break an NCAA punt-return record.

Studies: Switching antiseptic prep, screening patients for bacteria cut post ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Stephanie Nano - ‎8 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Looks like doctors aren't the only ones who should scrub before surgery. Bathing patients with an antiseptic and squirting medicated ointment up their noses dramatically cut the rate of dangerous staph infections ...

State reports two new H1N1 deaths; cases still ebbing

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Dave Hage - ‎1 hour ago‎
sick of reading how people think the government held back the supply of the vaccines... it's science, people! these things take time to … read more develop, and yes, the government regulates how drugs are developed.

Milder depression may not respond to antidepressants

CNN - Anne Harding - ‎5 hours ago‎
Paxil, shown here, and an older drug called Tofranil were the two antidepressants used in the study. (Health.com) -- For people with milder cases of depression, fake pills may be just as effective as antidepressant drugs, ...

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 ...

Apple pulls iPhone app that upset Hollywood

CNET News - Chris Matyszczyk - ‎Jan 3, 2010‎
I am sure honest Hollywood agents do exist. It's just that they don't seem to employ the finest PR firms to proselytize their honesty.

Why You Should Step Up Your Workout

Wall Street Journal - Kevin Helliker - ‎Jan 4, 2010‎
To Paul Williams, spurring more exercise out of the half of Americans who are already active is just as important as coaxing the sedentary off the sofa.

Study Says Women With Mate Get Heavier

New York Times - Nicholas Bakalar - ‎Jan 4, 2010‎
It is widely known that women tend to gain weight after giving birth, but now a large study has found evidence that even among childless women, those who live with a mate put on more pounds than those who live without one.

Source: Jordanian double-agent killed 7 CIA officers in suicide blast

CNN - Barbara Starr - ‎Jan 4, 2010‎
Washington (CNN) -- The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officials and a Jordanian military officer last week in Afghanistan was a Jordanian double-agent, a former US intelligence official told CNN Monday.