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US General Warns 'Failure' in Afghanistan Without New Troops

Voice of America - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By VOA News The top US and NATO military commander in Afghanistan is warning that the mission "will likely result in failure" if more troops are not sent within the next year.

The Emmy Awards embrace something old and something new

Los Angeles Times - Susan King, Matea Gold - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reporting from Los Angeles and New York - The surprises came in the form of new and old at the 61st Primetime Emmys on Sunday as dark horses such as Toni Collette and Kristin Chenoweth beat out the favored winners while ...

Obama pushes health care reform in media blitz

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama sought to blanket the airwaves Sunday with an impassioned defense of his health care reform effort during back-to-back broadcasts of taped interviews on five morning news programs.

Pakistan celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour

Xinhua - Li Xianzhi - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated throughout Pakistan Monday with great religious fervour and festivity, marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, the official news agency APP reported.

Ahead of G20, climate change deadlock kicks up a flurry of proposals

Christian Science Monitor - Jonathan Adams - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japan, Australia, and Britain offered plans and urged action Monday to overcome divisions - mainly between rich and developing nations - and forge a global pact to cut emissions.

Obama to Meet With Mideast Leaders

New York Times - Ethan Bronner, Mark Landler - ‎4 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM - After a frustrating week of shuttle diplomacy here in which the Obama administration failed to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to renew peace talks, leaders of the two sides are heading to the United States to make their ...

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Colo. terror plot suspect due in federal court

The Associated Press - Solomon Banda, Steven K. Paulson - ‎7 minutes ago‎
DENVER - An Afghanistan-born Colorado man, his father and a New York City imam are expected to make initial court appearances on Monday on charges of lying to federal authorities in a terrorism probe.

Nation Digest: Dead Wife's Husband Has Left U.S. for Haiti

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The husband of a woman found dead along with her five young children in a Florida apartment boarded a flight for Haiti, police said Sunday.

Sheriff: Captured inmate duped pal during escape

Washington Post - Tim Klass - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP SEATTLE -- An insane killer was recaptured Sunday, three days after he slipped away from the staff of a mental institution during a trip to a county fair more than 180 miles away from the side of a highway where he eventually was found.

IRS to Extend Leniency for UBS Offshore Disclosures

Bloomberg - Ryan J. Donmoyer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service will extend until Oct. 15 the ability of Americans with undeclared offshore accounts at UBS AG and other banks to avoid criminal prosecution and some fines if they disclose their ...

Wynn Macau's Net Profit Slips

Wall Street Journal - Jeffrey Ng - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG -- Casino operator Wynn Macau Ltd. recorded a 33% decline in first-half net profit as restrictions on Chinese tourists and the global downturn led to a fall in gambling revenue, according to its listing prospectus seen Monday by ...

Dollar Rises Against Euro, Yen as Fed May Signal End of Stimulus ...

Bloomberg - Ron Harui - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar advanced against the euro and the yen on speculation US policy makers will this week signal they may withdraw economic stimulus measures, boosting the appeal of the nation's assets.

FCC moving to require 'net neutrality' by providers

USA Today - Leslie Cauley - ‎4 hours ago‎
The federal government Monday plans to propose rules that would bar Internet service providers - phone, cable, satellite and wireless - from blocking or hobbling online services in any fashion.

Google Working to Revise Digital Books Settlement

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎7 hours ago‎
For months, Google and its partners in a class-action settlement that would allow the company to create a vast digital library appeared unmoved by a rising tide of opposition.

Young, old see shuttle land

Amarillo.com - Janelle Stecklein - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The Space Shuttle Discovery piggybacking on a modified Boeing 747 taxis and prepares to take off on the next leg of its trip across country at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport Sunday, September 20, 2009.

'Cloudy' gets just a little sunshine

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sony's animated film opens at No. 1, but its $30.1 million is so-so. Three other movies have soft debuts. By Ben Fritz Sony's efforts to gain a foothold in the highly competitive computer-generated animation market continue to generate mixed results, ...

Washington Post Foreign Service

Washington Post - William Booth - ‎2 hours ago‎
HAVANA, Sept. 20 -- Rock-and-roll diplomacy came to the communist isle on a smoldering afternoon, as hundreds of thousands of Cubans filled the Plaza of the Revolution on Sunday and sang along to a dozen international musical acts led by the Colombian ...
Cubans pack 'peace concert' Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jenna Elfman sitcom vaguely amusing

Reuters - Randee Dawn - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - To film critic Billie, there are three stages of womanhood: "Meg Ryan in 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Meg Ryan in 'You've Got Mail' and Meg Ryan in the grocery store saying, 'No, really, I'm Meg Ryan.

Dallas Cowboys' Romo expects to learn from errors

Dallas Morning News - Todd Archer - ‎34 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON - As the New York Giants worked their way down the field, Tony Romo could only sit on the bench, cutting a lonely figure feeling hopeless.

Sanchez showed poise

Boston Globe - Ben Seal - ‎1 hour ago‎
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- It looked for a while like there was a rookie playing quarterback for the Jets yesterday. One half into his first AFC East game, Mark Sanchez showed little of the accurate arm and fancy footwork that have brought such ...
Sanchez leads Jets past Brady, Pats San Francisco Chronicle
Jets...16 Patriots...9 Los Angeles Times

Purdy: It was ugly, but 49ers coach loved it

San Jose Mercury News - Mark Purdy - ‎1 hour ago‎
San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore, left, en route to the end zone for a 79-yard touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif.
Seahawks seek early control in NFC West Seattle Post Intelligencer

Global Alzheimer's cases expected to rise sharply

USA Today - Mary Brophy Marcus - ‎4 hours ago‎
The number of people with Alzheimer's disease isn't creeping up, it's briskly rising, according to a new report. The 2009 World Alzheimer's Report, released today, estimates 35 million people worldwide are living with ...

New York Health Care Workers Resist Flu Vaccine Rule

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr, Karen Zraick - ‎7 hours ago‎
When she cleans the rooms of patients with swine flu symptoms, Jana Newton, a housekeeper at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, has to suit up for her own protection in a mask, gloves, gown and hairnet.

Healthcare and PUC

PUC Chronicle - Andrea Drac - ‎1 hour ago‎
Health care reform, it's all over the news, there are articles about it all over the Internet, and people across the country know it's an immense issue to tackle but the question remains… what are the straight up facts about this bill?

Op-Ed Columnist No, It's Not About Race

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Sep 17, 2009‎
You wouldn't know it to look at me, but I go running several times a week. My favorite route, because it's so flat, is from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol and back.

The Nightmare of Christianity

The Nation. - Max Blumenthal - ‎Sep 9, 2009‎
A few miles down the road from Colorado Springs, [a home to James Dobson's Focus on the Family], in the quiet bedroom community of Eldredge, a deeply disturbed young man named Matthew Murray followed the unfolding debacle at New Life ...

Amazon hijacked: 10 funniest review threads

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Sep 14, 2009‎
Reviews posted by Amazon customers have become one of the online retailer's most useful and popular features. But they are open to abuse by mischievous commenters.

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.

Why capitalism fails

Boston Globe - Stephen Mihm - ‎Sep 12, 2009‎
Since the global financial system started unraveling in dramatic fashion two years ago, distinguished economists have suffered a crisis of their own.