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Pentagon delays F-35, buys more Boeing fighters

Reuters - Andrea Shalal-Esa - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon overhauled the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program for the second time in a year and said it would buy 41 Boeing Co F/A-18 warplanes over the next three years to offset slower production of ...
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A Shift in Tactics, Not in Ideology

New York Times - Matt Bai - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Most of the talk in Democratic circles on Thursday, after it became known that President Obama had chosen William M. Daley as his chief of staff, was of going back to the 1990s.
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Republicans reject report on cost of health care repeal

Washington Post - Amy Goldstein, Paul Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rescinding the federal law to overhaul the health-care system, the first objective of House Republicans who ascended to power this week, would ratchet up the federal deficit by about $230 billion over the next decade and leave 32 ...
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Hands on With Apple's Mac App Store

PC World - Roman Loyola - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Apple's much anticipated Mac App Store made its debut on Thursday, bringing the promise of easy access to new software for customers, and exposure to a large customer base for software developers.

Note in fiery Md. package complained of road signs

Houston Chronicle - Ben Nuckols, Alex Dominguez - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By BEN NUCKOLS AP © 2011 The Associated Press HANOVER, Md. - Two packages about the size of small books ignited and released a sulfur-like smell when they were opened Thursday at Maryland state government buildings 20 miles apart, slightly burning the ...

Potential NFL Top Pick to Stay at Stanford

New York Times - Pete Thamel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Andrew Luck will return to Stanford for his redshirt junior season, risking millions of dollars by forgoing the opportunity to be the No.

Oprah Winfrey on Anderson Cooper: 'He will not be the next Oprah.'

Entertainment Weekly - Lynette Rice - ‎1 hour ago‎
Image Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; Lisa Maree Williams/GetOprah Winfrey held her first press conference today in Pasadena, CA to help launch OWN, her fledgling cable network that her executives say is already ranked No.

Lottery winners claim half of $380 million

CNN International - ‎4 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Mega Millions jackpot winners and Washington state residents Jim and Carolyn McCullar stepped forward on Thursday to claim their half of a $380 million prize during a Washington State Lottery news conference.

Incumbent Ivory Coast President Expels British, Canadian Ambassadors

Voice of America - Scott Stearns - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ivory Coast's incumbent president is expelling the British and Canadian ambassadors after their countries withdrew recognition of his envoys.

When stars collide

Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Think Michael Vick against Washington on Monday Night Football, toying with the Redskins with a near-perfect performance and announcing to millions of prime-time viewers that he is indeed back and better than ever.

Sudan immigrants in U.S. to vote on independence

USA Today - Clint Brewer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Khaled Desouki, Getty Images By Clint Brewer, USA TODAY NASHVILLE - Thousands of Southern Sudanese immigrants will cast votes in eight US cities starting Sunday to decide whether their region of the country will part ways with northern Sudan and its ...

Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett declares for NFL draft

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Arkansas' Ryan Mallett made it official Thursday, announcing his decision to declare himself eligible for the 2011 NFL draft. The junior quarterback led Arkansas to Tuesday's Sugar Bowl -- the Razorbacks first trip to a BCS bowl game -- and threw for ...

Circumcision helps stop wart virus, study finds

Reuters - Maggie Fox, Cynthia Osterman - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have documented yet another health benefit for circumcision, which can protect men against the AIDS virus, saying it can protect their wives and girlfriends from a virus that ...

Case dismissed against Anna Nicole Smith boyfriend

Reuters - Mario Anzuoni, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defendant Howard K. Stern, long-time attorney and partner of late celebrity Anna Nicole Smith, leaves the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts building in Los Angeles October 28, 2010.

Verizon reveals range of new tablets, smartphones for 4G network

USA Today - Ed Baig - ‎3 hours ago‎
As expected Verizon Wireless is going full throttle with consumer plans for its next generation 4G LTE network. The company unveiled a suite of 10 consumer-oriented LTE (Long Term Evolution) devices at a CES press conference, including smartphones from ...

Stocks Finish Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report - Shanthi Bharatwaj - ‎34 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Stocks finished mixed, with the Dow snapping its four-day winning streak, as so-so retail sales and a slight miss on initial jobless claims dampened optimism ahead of the December ...

Zooming in on the Motorola Xoom

Ars Technica - Casey Johnston - ‎37 minutes ago‎
On Wednesday, Motorola took the wraps off its upcoming Xoom tablet. The Xoom will run the tablet-oriented Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" sports a dual core processor, 10.1" screen, and will be capable ...

Facebook on Track for IPO; Goldman Faces Questions

New York Times - Peter Lattman, Miguel Helft - ‎1 hour ago‎
Paul Sakuma/Associated PressGoldman's investment in Facebook has forced the networking site's hand on a public offering. Facebook says that it will begin reporting its financial results by April 2012, setting the stage ...

Tears may send a sexual message in addition to an emotional one, study finds

Washington Post - David Brown - ‎19 minutes ago‎
It's widely held that a woman's tears will turn a man to mush. And many think that sympathetic response is a sign of sensitivity, a psychological shift away from baser male impulses.

Showdown looms over raising the nation's debt limit

Los Angeles Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
As lawmakers and the White House engage in another game of economic chicken, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says hitting the debt ceiling would cause 'catastrophic damage to the economy.

After Slump, Manning's Season Looks Up

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎1 hour ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - His arm strength has been questioned. His ability to continue as the starter was dismissed in an angry rant by his team's radio announcer.

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