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Adding up costs for health plan

Chicago Tribune - Noam N. Levey - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - -- In his speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said his plan to overhaul the health-care system should cost "around $900 billion over 10 years" -- a hefty price tag but substantially less than the ...

9/11 panic on Potomac

Baltimore Sun - Paul West - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - - The Coast Guard promised a full investigation Friday after a training exercise on the Potomac River grounded flights at Reagan National Airport amid media-fueled fears of another Sept.

Legislature passes watered-down prison plan

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
With only hours to go before the end of this year's session, the California Legislature passed a plan that would reduce the prison population by 17000 inmates this year.

US ready for direct talks with North Korea

PRESS TV - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The US has announced its readiness to hold direct talks with North Korea to persuade it to return to stalled negotiations on ending its nuclear program.

US accepts Iran's offer of talks with major powers

Reuters - Arshad Mohammed, Doina Chiacu - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would accept Iran's offer of wide-ranging talks with major powers despite the Islamic Republic's stated refusal to discuss its nuclear program.

Senator Calls for More Afghan Forces, Not US Troops

Voice of America - Ravi Khanna - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Obama is facing growing dissent within his own party on plans to commit more troops to the war in Afghanistan, even as American commanders say the situation on the ground has deteriorated.

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Census Bureau drops ACORN

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau yesterday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that was accused by Republicans of voter-registration fraud and this week fired two employees caught in a private sting giving tax advice to a man posing as ...

10:05 PMYale offers $10K reward for info on Annie Le

Newsday - ‎4 hours ago‎
Yale University announced it is offering a $10000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of one of its own, Annie Le, a graduate student from California who vanished from a college lab on Tuesday - less than a week before she was to be ...

6 m ago8th anniversary of 9/11 attacks marked

Newsday - ‎5 hours ago‎
A woman holds a photograph as friends and relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks gather for a commemoration ceremony at Zuccotti Park, adjacent to ground zero, on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center ...

China blasts US tire duties as protectionist

Washington Post - Chris Buckley, Jerry Norton - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - China lashed a US decision to impose duties on Chinese-made tires, calling them flagrant protectionism that sent the wrong signal before the next G20 summit and risked a "chain reaction" that could slow global ...

3 more bank failures bring 2009 total to 92

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chicago-based Corus Bank, which had $7 billion in assets and $7 billion in deposits as of June 30, the FDIC said. The bank's deposits have been assumed by MB Financial Bank, the FDIC added.

ANALYSIS-Banks change CEOs, but will that make them safer?

Forbes - Dan Wilchins, Steve Eder - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley ( MS - news - people ) could be the first of many big banks to tap their more staid businesses for the next generation of leaders, but that might not be enough to contain the culture of ...

Discovery glides to smooth California landing

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎5 hours ago‎
Detoured by bad weather in Florida, the shuttle Discovery dropped out of orbit and swooped to a flawless California landing Friday to close out a successful space station resupply mission.

Hands On: Motorola's New Android Phone Nails Design, Fumbles Software

Wired News - Priya Ganapati - ‎12 hours ago‎
Motorola announced its first Android operating system-based device, the Cliq yesterday. The hardware is beautifully designed while the software makes a serious attempt to incorporate social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

The new iPod Nano: More features, same size

Los Angeles Times - David Colker - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's a triumph of engineering and design that has managed to pack new features -- video camera, FM radio, microphone, speaker, dorky pedometer -- into an elegant device that's a pleasure to use.

Former Idols Love Ellen!

People Magazine - Kristen Mascia - ‎17 hours ago‎
Carrie Underwood sums it up perfectly. “Everybody loves Ellen,” the season 4 winner tells PEOPLE. “I think she'll make a great addition [to American Idol]“ And Underwood isn't alone.

Tom Brady confirms baby on the way

Boston Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Inside Track It will be playoff prep (we hope) and daddy duty for Tom Brady [stats] this December. The surgically repaired Patriots [team stats] QB/QT and his glamazon gal,Gisele Bundchen , are bracing for a baby, he tells ESPN .

Agreement Gives Leibovitz More Time to Repay Loans

New York Times - Allen Salkin - ‎6 hours ago‎
In a 13th-hour agreement on Friday, the photographer Annie Leibovitz avoided having to give up her homes and her artistic property to the finance company that had lent her $24 million.

Pitching will carry Dodgers to postseason

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are still going to reach the postseason. They are not getting to October in a gloriously one-sided, triumphant romp, but that kind of thing is not a requirement.

Jordan thanks motivators

Boston Globe - Frank Dell'Apa - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Frank Dell'Apa SPRINGFIELD - Michael Jordan's emotions were on display last night. Jordan wept openly during the acceptance speech of Utah coach Jerry Sloan during Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Yankees marvel at Jeter's feat

MLB.com - Brittany Ghiroli - ‎50 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Collectively, they have 19 All-Star appearances, two Gold Gloves, an American League MVP and an AL Championship Series MVP.
Jeter breaks Gehrig's hit record Philadelphia Daily News

One Vaccine Shot Seen as Protective for Swine Flu

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎4 hours ago‎
Defying the expectations of experts, clinical trials are showing that the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine protects with only one dose instead of two, so the vaccine supplies now being made will go twice as far as had been predicted.

Doing the Math on the Uninsured

Atlantic Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Peter Orszag walks us through the decision to downgrade the number of American citizens who cannot afford health insurance to "more than 30 million".

Curbing medical lawsuits: What Obama really means

CNN - Jennifer Liberto - ‎15 hours ago‎
The president gave a nod to Republicans with his pledge to tackle medical malpractice. But he's talking about it in a different way.

Twenty Minutes With The President

Prison Planet.com - Charlie Sheen - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44 th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative.

Teenager invents £23 solar panel that could be solution to ...

Daily Mail - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
By Daily Mail Reporter A new type of solar panel using human hair could provide the world with cheap, green electricity, believes its teenage inventor.

Jon Gosselin in prime-time: anger, alcohol, Dr. Phil, and love: 'I ...

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
Jon Gosselin dug himself into a deep hole this morning on Good Morning America with a clip of him saying of his wife Kate, “I despise her.

See Baby Discriminate

Newsweek - Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman - ‎Sep 5, 2009‎
Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color. What's a parent to do? 2008 marked 40 years since the assassination of Dr.

Sick and Wrong

Rolling Stone - ‎Sep 3, 2009‎
Let's start with the obvious: America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world. It's become a black leprosy eating away at the American experiment - a bureaucracy so insipid and mean and illogical that even our ...