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Patrick Swayze danced into hearts, then broke them

San Francisco Chronicle - Andrew Dansby - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Patrick Swayze - who for a run in the late 1980s and early 1990s was among the biggest movie stars in the world - died Monday after an almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Yale student's killing 'completely senseless,' roommate says

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (CNN) -- A quiet rendition of "Amazing Grace" capped an emotional candlelight vigil Monday night for slain Yale University student Annie Le, whose body was found on what was to have been her wedding day.

NY Homes Raided in Terror Probe

Washington Post - Spencer S. Hsu, Carrie Johnson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal and city counterterrorism agents raided homes in New York City early Monday after a man under surveillance for suspected ties to al-Qaeda met with people in Queens, federal officials said.

EU: Meeting on Iran nuclear issue likely in Turkey

The Associated Press - ‎46 minutes ago‎

Mitchell to Netanyahu: Let's wrap up deal on West Bank settlements

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid, Jonathan Lis - ‎35 minutes ago‎

US forces kill insurgent in Somalia

Los Angeles Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
American Special Forces attack and kill Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a 30-year-old Kenyan with ties to Al Qaeda, US officials say. Washington - Helicopter-borne US Special Forces attacked and killed a top Al Qaeda-linked suspect in southern Somalia early ...

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New Objections to Baucus Health Care Proposal

New York Times - Robert Pear, David M. Herszenhorn - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Two of the three Republicans in a small group trying to forge a bipartisan compromise on health care have requested numerous major changes in a proposal drafted by the chairman of the Senate Finance ...

Primary polls open today across region

Kingston Daily Freeman - Paul Kirby - ‎34 minutes ago‎
VOTERS enrolled in political parties in Ulster County and Northern Dutchess will go to the polls today, Primary Day, to choose candidates who will run in November's general election.

Ted's sons: Yes, the Kennedy men do cry

CNN - ‎58 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- When the late Sen. Edward Kennedy was growing up, there was a family edict: Kennedy men don't cry. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, left, and Ted Kennedy Jr.

Too-Big Banks Can Take Comfort in Obama's Math: Jonathan Weil

Bloomberg - Jonathan Weil - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama did Americans a great service yesterday. He boiled down what's wrong with his administration's approach to the financial crisis into a single, symbolic statistic.

US looking at selling Citi shares: report

Reuters - Dan Wilchins, Bernard Orr - ‎30 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Treasury Department is talking to Citigroup Inc about how to sell the roughly one-third stake the government acquired as part of its bailout of the bank, news agency Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

China allays US trade war fears

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
China has said it does not think its trade disputes with the US will hurt ties between the two countries, playing down the threat of a trade war.

No App Store for Make-or-break ZuneHD

PC World - Nancy Gohring - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Microsoft's ZuneHD, set to go on sale Tuesday, will not feature an open application store like its competitor the iPod Touch. It will come with some unique features, though, like an HD radio tuner, and with software that has been well-received by users ...
First look: Zune HD Ars Technica

Google turns page on news content

BBC News - Maggie Shiels - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Google has unveiled a service called Fast Flip to let users consume news more quickly and to boost the flagging fortunes of the news industry.

Silverlight Is Still Racing Flash

Wall Street Journal - Nick Wingfield - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft Corp. has closed the technological gap with Adobe Systems Inc. in a battle over software for adding video and animation to Web sites.

Give it a West!

New York Post - David K. Li - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MANDY STADTMILLLER KANYE, the people have spoken - and we are done. You are not the voice of your generation. You are not Jesus Christ.

'Jay Leno Show' stays on familiar ground

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Seinfeld and Oprah are a breath of fresh air for the comedian's new show, which feels like anything but. By Mary McNamara TELEVISION CRITIC >>> It's not a good sign when the Bud Light commercial is funnier than the comedy show it interrupts.

Nothing's lost on Dan Brown as long-awaited 'Symbol' arrives

USA Today - Bob Minzesheimer - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Todd Plitt, USA TODAY By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's thriller to be released Tuesday - his first since 2003's The Da Vinci Code— includes a scene that Brown says came from his own life.
Dan Brown returns after 6 year wait San Francisco Chronicle

Bills defenders gather no Moss

Boston Globe - Chris Forsberg - ‎24 minutes ago‎
FOXBOROUGH - The wall of television cameras in front of Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson left Tom Brady and Randy Moss a sliver of separation in a crowded postgame locker room.

Ostler: Raiders show signs of life in loss

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(09-14) 23:14 PDT -- You know all that stuff I and everyone else said about the Raiders during the wild and rocky preseason? It will take all week to sort it out.

Stunning upset by del Potro? Roger

Boston Globe - Bud Collins - ‎24 minutes ago‎
He was served an eviction notice from a playroom called Arthur Ashe Stadium to which he thought he had a lifetime title. It had become an annual custom for Roger Federer: drop in on New York like a one-man fireworks display, ...

Voices of Power: Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Welcome, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Thanks for joining us today. SECRETARY SEBELIUS: Sure, glad to be with you.

Your shower may be blasting you with germs: study

Reuters - Amy Norton, Belinda Goldsmith - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Your shower may not be getting you as clean as you think with a US study finding many showerheads are dirty and may be covering you in a daily dose of bacteria that could make you sick.

Distance Rule Set for Smoking at City Playgrounds

Washington Post - Michael Laris - ‎3 hours ago‎
That's no nanny-state overreach, they insist. It's about as slight an inconvenience as the city can muster. "We're really not asking them to go too far out of their way," said Burt Hall, Rockville's director of recreation and parks.
Possible park ban burns some TheNewsTribune.com

GOP 'cranks' dominating debate

Politico - Andie Coller - ‎Sep 10, 2009‎
Republicans worry they're becoming known less for their ideals and more for the pettiness of their vitriol. Illustration by Matt Wuerker Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from ...

The New Israel Lobby

New York Times - James Traub - ‎Sep 9, 2009‎
OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM At work in J Street's offices in Washington, from left: Isaac Luria, campaigns director; Rachel Lerner; Daniel Kohl; Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Fasting carries risk of overeating

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
(CNN) -- The temptation to eat a lot during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, is great, but Saiful Khandker makes a conscious effort to not overdo it.

Obama's Health Care Plan: Put Up And Shut Up

Forbes - Shikha Dalmia - ‎Sep 10, 2009‎
For several months now, the American people--as if exhorted by the ghost of William F. Buckley (no particular hero of mine)--have been standing athwart the Democratic agenda of socialized medicine, yelling, "Stop!

Seven New Rules for the First-Time Home Buyer

New York Times - Ron Lieber - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
Yes, the financial system almost collapsed because mortgage bankers and brokers told lies about loan terms and loosened standards in dangerous ways, and investment bankers packaged those loans into bonds that were far more toxic than ...