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A Better Missile Defense for a Safer Europe

New York Times - Robert M. Gates - ‎18 minutes ago‎
THE future of missile defense in Europe is secure. This reality is contrary to what some critics have alleged about President Obama's proposed shift in America's missile-defense plans on the continent - and it is important to ...

Man in terror probe meets with attorney, not FBI

The Associated Press - Steven K. Paulson - ‎50 minutes ago‎
DENVER - A man under investigation in a terrorism probe in New York and Colorado didn't report for a fourth day of FBI questioning Saturday so he could spend a much-needed day with his attorney, the attorney's spokeswoman said.

Obama to hold joint meeting with Netanyahu, Abbas

Reuters - Jeff Mason, Peter Cooney - ‎17 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama will hold a joint meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to help restart peace talks between the two sides, the White House ...

Ahmadinejad Holocaust jibe 'totally unacceptable': Moscow

AFP - ‎9 hours ago‎
MOSCOW - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement that the Holocaust was "a myth" is "totally unacceptable", the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday.

Police: DNA confirms Noordin dead

CNN International - ‎14 hours ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesian police say they have DNA evidence identifying the man they killed this week as Noordin Top, the nation's most-wanted terror suspect.

Japan mulls Afghan role after dropping naval mission

AFP - ‎15 hours ago‎
TOKYO - The Japanese government is considering a new role in Afghanistan, after dropping a naval refuelling mission in the Indian Ocean, a media report said Saturday.

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Obama Rejects Race as Lead Cause of Criticism

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎18 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Friday that he did not believe his race was the cause of fierce criticism aimed at his administration in the contentious national debate over health care, but rather that the cause was a sense of ...

Huckabee Wins 2012 Straw Poll at Values Voters Summit

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prominent Republican leaders, including House Minority Leader John Boehner and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, took to the stage at the Value Voters Summit to blast President Obama's spending policies and announce the top 2012 presidential pick ...

Obama: G-20 summit should assess economic progress

The Associated Press - Will Lester - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the world's leading economic powers have made progress in stabilizing the global financial system but much work remains to produce needed jobs and growth.

Fed eyes new bank pay rules to fight risk

Reuters - Alister Bull - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve plans new rules on bank pay to curb the type of excessive risk-taking that sparked the global financial crisis and triggered international demands for action.

Joblessness Spikes to 11.1% in DC, Eases in Va., Md.

Washington Post - Dion Haynes - ‎21 hours ago‎
A jobs fair at FedEx Field in March. Data show Maryland and Virginia have more jobs per seeker than other states. (By Win Mcnamee -- Getty Images) By V. Dion Haynes The unemployment rate for the District rose dramatically to 11.1 percent in August, ...

No Leader on Climate Change as Nations Prepare to Meet

New York Times - Neil MacFarquhar - ‎5 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - Economists point to powerhouse countries like India to illustrate the hurdles facing some 100 world leaders due to gather in New York this Tuesday for the highest level summit meeting on climate change ever convened ...
9 hurdles to Copenhagen Chicago Tribune

DoJ Asks Court to Nix Google Book Search Settlement

Wired News - Ryan Singel - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Justice Department, citing anti-trust and copyright concerns, asked a federal court judge late Friday to reject a controversial settlement that would have allowed Google to cut through knotty copyright issues in order to create the ...

Official: FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules

The Associated Press - Daniel Lovering - ‎1 hour ago‎
The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks, an official at the agency said Saturday.

More Evidence That Apple Really Did Reject Google Voice

TechCrunch (blog) - Jason Kincaid - ‎2 hours ago‎
At this point there shouldn't be any doubt in anyone's mind that Apple's response to the FCC over its ban of Google Voice was rife with half-truths and some complete falsehoods.

Walt Disney Studios chief Dick Cook abruptly leaves the company

Los Angeles Times - Dawn C. Chmielewski, Claudia Eller - ‎17 hours ago‎
The news stuns the entertainment industry for its suddenness, revealing a rift between Cook and Disney CEO Robert Iger. Dick Cook, then head of Walt Disney Studios, at a news conference in 2007 in Mumbai, India, with Yash Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj ...

HBO's new series will have audiences 'Bored to Death'

New York Daily News - David Hinckley - ‎14 hours ago‎
Jonathan Ames may be bored to death, but that's no reason he has to take the rest of us with him. Ames, played by Jason Schwartzman, is the hero of the new HBO sitcom "Bored to Death.
'Bored to Death' Los Angeles Times

John Travolta to Testify at Extortion Trial

People Magazine - Liz McNeil, Siobhan Morrissey - ‎8 hours ago‎
Since the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, last January, John Travolta has rarely been seen in public, choosing instead to grieve in private.

Updates from Tennessee-Florida and other afternoon action

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
There are some big games with national implications set to start at 3:30 pm The headliner is Tennessee-Florida, where months of talk has preceeded the game between bitter rivals.
College Football Report Philadelphia Inquirer

CompuBox: Mayweather likely tops Marquez easily

FOXSports.com - ‎6 minutes ago‎
by CompuBox, BoxingScene.com Saturday's showdown between former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and consensus No. 2 Juan Manuel Marquez is filled with intrigue, storylines and questions.

No. 5 Penn St. defeats Temple 31-6

The Associated Press - Genaro C. Armas - ‎3 hours ago‎
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Evan Royster ran for 134 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Penn State revived its rushing attack in a 31-6 win Saturday over Temple.
Royster runs No. 5 Penn State past Temple Seattle Post Intelligencer

Surviving Swine Flu

Newsweek - Laurie Garrett - ‎4 hours ago‎
As I type these words my brain is swarming with mind-twisting immune-system chemicals called cytokines: I am in day six of the swine flu.
Health Matters Wall Street Journal

Senate Democrats Take Aim At Health Insurance Excise Tax Plan

Wall Street Journal - Martin Vaughan, Patrick Yoest - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Senate Finance Committee Democrats are taking aim at the excise tax on high-dollar insurance premiums that is the central funding source for the health overhaul legislation proposed by Finance ...

GOP lawmaker warns of dangers in health overhaul

The Associated Press - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A GOP congresswoman grateful for quick detection of her breast cancer says Democratic health overhaul plans could mean life-threatening delays in treatment.

Why You Can't Get a Good Phone With Verizon

Wired News - Priya Ganapati - ‎Sep 16, 2009‎
Verizon Wireless gets plaudits for its coverage and call quality, but consistently loses out to AT&T, T-Mobile and even Sprint when it comes to getting the newest high-end handsets.

Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck's life

Salon - Alexander Zaitchik - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎
Cleon Skousen was a right-wing crank whom even conservatives despised. Then Beck discovered him By Alexander Zaitchik W. Cleon Skousen, left foreground, and Glenn Beck, center.

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, ...

The Holy Grail of the Unconscious

New York Times - Sara Corbett - ‎Sep 16, 2009‎
This is a story about a nearly 100-year-old book, bound in red leather, which has spent the last quarter century secreted away in a bank vault in Switzerland.

Skip Williams/Icon SMI

SI.com - ‎Sep 16, 2009‎
Stewart, will this conference boasting thing ever go away? Saturday, all three of Michigan's biggest rivals (Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame) lost in wonderfully excruciating fashion, and I couldn't even fully enjoy it.