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Obama changes missile defense policy, focuses on blocking Iranian ...

Dallas Morning News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's decision to abandon a Bush-era missile defense system in Europe and establish a partly ship-based shield against Iranian rockets could tighten US pressure on the Islamic republic and ease a simmering rift with ...

Lab tech's DNA matched evidence in Annie Le slaying, source says

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Raymond Clark III, whose DNA matched evidence at the Yale crime scene, tried to cover his tracks, a source says. Yale lab technician Raymond Clark III is arraigned in New Haven Superior Court.

Suspected suicide blast in Pakistan kills 12

Reuters - Muhammad Hashmi, Zeeshan Haider - ‎1 hour ago‎
KOHAT, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed 14 people in northwest Pakistan on Friday in an explosion on a road that brought down nearby shops, police and witnesses said.

Indonesian terrorist used veil to elude police

The Associated Press - Alex Kennedy, Niniek Karmini - ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The death of Indonesia's most-wanted terror leader in a raid this week closes one of the country's biggest manhunts - a seven-year chase for a charismatic militant who taught followers to build bombs and wore veils to elude capture ...

Canadian, American troops killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press - Kay Johnson - ‎36 minutes ago‎
KABUL - A US service member and a Canadian soldier were killed in separate roadside bombings in southern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, the latest in a wave of Taliban attacks.

US envoy resumes push for Israel settlement deal

Reuters - Ori Lewis, Charles Dick - ‎35 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM, Sept 18 (Reuters) - United States and Israeli officials began a third meeting in Jerusalem on Friday to try to reach agreement on a West Bank settlement freeze that could restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

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Washington backlash against ACORN grows

Chicago Tribune - James Oliphant - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - -- Trying to quell a building conservative firestorm, the House and Senate made clear in separate and lopsided votes Thursday that the beleaguered community-based nonprofit advocacy organization ACORN ...

Alleged NYC Terror Plot Suspect to Be Questioned for 3rd Day

ABC News - Clayton Sandell, Brian Ross - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Zazi and his attorney Arthur Folsom entered the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver at about 2:30 pm Thursday. They were whisked out of the building by FBI agents ...

Cadaver dogs show interest at Garrido property

San Francisco Chronicle - Demian Bulwa - ‎2 hours ago‎
(09-17) 18:24 PDT ANTIOCH -- Two police dogs trained to locate human remains showed interest Thursday in a spot on the half-acre property near Antioch where Phillip Craig Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido, allegedly held kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard ...

Seven Years for Guilty Hong Kong Banker

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Cheng - ‎51 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG -- A Hong Kong judge on Friday sentenced former Morgan Stanley banker Du Jun to seven years in prison and fined him 23.3 million Hong Kong dollars ($3 million) after he was convicted of insider dealing last week.

Lloyds Considers Alternatives to UK Government's Asset Protection ...

Bloomberg - Jon Menon - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Lloyds Banking Group Plc, the UK's biggest mortgage lender, is in discussions with the Treasury over possible alternatives to entering into a program to insure 260 billion pounds of risky assets.

Google launches exchange for display ads

guardian.co.uk - ‎44 minutes ago‎
It has already made untold profits from web search advertising, making scores of millionaires and turning its founders into some of the richest people in the world.

Unveiled: The Surprisingly Small Precursor of T. Rex

Washington Post - Joel Achenbach - ‎6 hours ago‎
The discovery of the Raptorex, a tiny precursor to the gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex, raises the question of whether other jumbo dinosaurs had budget-sized versions.

Palm dumps Windows Mobile

Inquirer - Iain Thomson - ‎33 minutes ago‎
PALM HAS SAID that it will be dropping the Windows Mobile operating system in favour of its own webOS platform. Speaking at its quarterly earnings conference call Palm's chief executive said that the company was going to focus ...

Google Offers 2 Million Digital Book Titles for the Espresso Book ...

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google agrees to provide 2 million non-copyrighted book titles for On Demand Books printing and cutting using its high-speed Espresso Book Machine.

The Informant! (R)

Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Roger Ebert Mark Whitacre was the highest-ranking executive in US history to blow the whistle in a case of corporate fraud. He ended up with a prison sentence three times longer than any of the criminal executives ...

You won't hunger for 'Meatballs'

Boston Herald - Tenley Woodman - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Author Judi Barrett's beloved children's book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is the latest victim. This 3-D creation sets out to explain the lip-smacking weather systems hovering over the mysterious hamlet of Chew and swallow ...

Movie Review: 'Love Happens' Is a Heartfelt, if Too Quirky, Rom-com

Washington Post - Dan Kois - ‎4 hours ago‎
Aaron Eckhart as a grief-stricken author of self-help books and Jennifer Aniston as the florist he falls for in "Love Happens.
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Umps report verbal abuse by Halos

MLB.com - Lyle Spencer - ‎3 hours ago‎
BOSTON -- Manager Mike Scioscia denied accusations by umpire Rick Reed that his coaches acted unprofessionally following a controversy-filled 9-8 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Miami puts emphatic end to Tech hex, 33-17

The Associated Press - Tim Reynolds - ‎54 minutes ago‎
MIAMI - Randy Shannon rarely reveals much in the way of emotion. Miami's coach couldn't help himself Thursday night. Jacory Harris completed 20 of 25 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and the 20th-ranked Hurricanes snapped a four-game losing ...
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Rhodes: Jets want to 'embarrass' Pats

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by FOXSports.com The New York Jets are turning up the verbal heat on the New England Patriots before their Sunday meeting in the Meadowlands.

Swine flu's tendency to strike the young is causing confusion

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Even as health officials anticipate a new onslaught of H1N1 cases, the pattern of the pandemic influenza strain -- which tends to be fatal for the middle-aged but not the elderly -- remains a mystery.

Political Memo Rockefeller Stands Up for Liberals on Health Care

New York Times - Jackie Calmes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, John D. Rockefeller IV, a leading Senate liberal on health issues, said he would oppose a new Democratic proposal intended to win elusive Republican support to remake the health system.

Obama urges students to rally behind health care effort

Baltimore Sun - Paul West - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLLEGE PARK - - A University of Maryland arena built for cheering Terps basketball rocked instead Thursday to mentions of "the public option" and "pre-existing condition," as President Barack Obama sought to ...

Is Happiness Catching?

New York Times - Clive Thompson - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
EILEEN BELLOLI KEEPS very good track of her friends. Belloli, who is 74, was born in Framingham, Mass., which is where she met her future husband, Joseph, when they were both toddlers.

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet. Earlier this year the website agreed to drop its "erotic services" section over claims that it promoted pornography, ...

Megan Fox Branded 'Dumb-As-A-Rock' And 'Classless' By ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Sep 13, 2009‎
Megan Fox was the target of an open letter from unnamed 'Transformers' crew members slamming her as thankless, classless, graceless, dumb, trailer trash, and ungracious after she likened director Michael Bay to Hitler in an interview.

Revealed: The ghost fleet of the recession

Daily Mail - Simon Parry - ‎Sep 12, 2009‎
The biggest and most secretive gathering of ships in maritime history lies at anchor east of Singapore. Never before photographed, it is bigger than the US and British navies combined but has no crew, no cargo and no destination - and is ...

Obama Calls Kanye West a 'Jackass'

FOXNews - ‎Sep 14, 2009‎
President lashes out at the hip-hop artist in an off-the-record comment during a television interview, an ABC News anchor reported Monday evening on Twitter.