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Obama tries his hand at 'black' humor on 'Late Show With David ...

New York Daily News - Michael Saul - ‎23 minutes ago‎
What do you think of President Obama's appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman? What is he doing on Letterman when he has a country to run!

US says Pakistan, Iran helping Taliban

Los Angeles Times - Greg Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
Remarks from Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the US commander in Afghanistan, are the first in months on the sensitive issue. By Greg Miller Reporting from Washington - The US military commander in Afghanistan says he has evidence that factions of ...

No bail for man held in terror probe

USA Today - Donna Leinwand - ‎39 minutes ago‎
An Afghanistan-born Colorado man arrested in connection with a terrorism probe will be held in jail without bail, a judge ruled Monday.

Bid to jumpstart climate talks

BBC News - Barbara Plett - ‎26 minutes ago‎
About 100 world leaders are to gather at the UN to try and revitalise deadlocked talks on climate change. The summit comes two months ahead of a key meeting in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, aimed at approving a global treaty on ...

Riot police mobilised in Honduras as outsted President Zelaya returns

guardian.co.uk - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Supporters of Honduras' ousted president Manuel Zelaya shout slogans in front of the United Nations' building in Tegucigalpa.

During UN visit, lots on President Obama's plate

USA Today - Ken Dilanian - ‎47 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - President Obama, whose personal popularity abroad has significantly boosted America's image in much of the world, may find out this week whether that goodwill translates into concrete foreign policy gains.

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Obama cordial but cool to Gov. Paterson

Newsday - James T. Madore - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Photo credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak | President Barack Obama greets New York Gov. David Paterson before speaking about the economy, Monday, Sept.

Fundraiser Nemazee Stole $292 Million, US Grand Jury Alleges

Bloomberg - David Glovin - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Prosecutors last month claimed Nemazee stole $75 million from Citigroup. The indictment adds Bank of America and HSBC to the case, expands the duration of the alleged fraud, and almost quadruples the amount that Nemazee, 59, ...

ACORN grants to be scrutinized

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎20 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Responding to Republican charges that the community organizing group ACORN has misused federal grants, the Justice Department's inspector general said yesterday that he would assess whether ACORN got any department funds, and if it did, ...

Dell Pays 68% Premium for Perot to Expand in Health Technology

Bloomberg - Connie Guglielmo, Katie Hoffmann - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc.'s proposed $3.9 billion buyout of Perot Systems Corp. reflects the second-largest personal-computer maker's ambitions in the market for health- care information technology.

SEC to 'Vigorously' Sue Bank of America, May Add to Accusations

Bloomberg - David Scheer, Joshua Gallu - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission will press its case that Bank of America Corp. misled investors, and said additional claims may be added, after a judge rejected a $33 million settlement ...

China's Stimulus Delays Restructuring of Economy to Consumption ...

Bloomberg - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Bloomberg News Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China's stimulus spending and record bank lending are interrupting efforts to restructure the economy away from investment- and export-led growth toward private consumption, said the Asian Development Bank.

Internet 'net neutrality' is endorsed by FCC chief

Los Angeles Times - Jim Puzzanghera - ‎1 hour ago‎
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposes formalizing rules and adding mandates that he says would keep online traffic moving freely.

Netflix Prize: Another Million at Stake

BusinessWeek - Stephen Baker - ‎53 minutes ago‎
In the annals of customer feedback, one Netflix subscriber might merit a place in the record books. This anonymous individual took the trouble to rate more than 5000 movies in a single day.

EU Shows Its Cards Behind Intel Case

Wall Street Journal - Charles Forelle, Don Clark - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Outlining the evidence that triggered Europe's largest antitrust fine, regulators released emails showing big computer makers worried Intel Corp.

From Psychosis to 'Genius': McCann Names 24 Grantees

Washington Post - Ruth McCann - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ruth mccann During her seventh week at Yale Law School, Elyn Saks had a very public psychotic breakdown on a rooftop outside the law library.

HBO felt snubbed by Emmy song 'Put Down the Remote'

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
HBO executives were apparently a little miffed that the network was not included in the lyrics of "Put Down the Remote," the song sung by Neil Patrick Harris that opened the Emmy awards show Sunday night on CBS.

'Twilighters' Put Small Town in the Spotlight

New York Times - Stephenie Meyer - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By JANE MARGOLIES “TWILIGHT” mania has made each of the four Stephenie Meyer books about a romance between an accident-prone teenager, Bella, and a dazzlingly handsome vampire named Edward into a best seller; created heartthrobs out of the little-known ...

What We Learned: Colts-Dolphins

SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
1. Peyton is still the Manning. Surprisingly, espn's ratings probably went down during the last series in which the Colts had the football because most people don't like to watch reruns, which is pretty much what it seems to be every time Manning gets ...

Royals storm back from six-run deficit for 12-9 victory over Red Sox

Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Kansas City Royals' Alberto Callaspo (13) connects on a two run double in the sixth inning during Monday's September 21, 2009, baseball game between the Royals and Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Astros send Cecil Cooper packing

Boston Herald - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Herald wire services The Houston Astros fired manager Cecil Cooper yesterday with 13 games left in another disappointing season.

Complicated flu season: 2 shots for you, 4 for the tots

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Studies of the new H1N1 vaccine show children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection -- but younger kids almost certainly will need two.

Immigrant population dipped last year, Census says

USA Today - Haya El Nasser, Paul Overberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The share of the US population composed of immigrants dropped slightly in 2008, reversing a 40-year trend that helped fuel the nation's explosive growth and diversity.

Baucus to Boost Aid for Uninsured, May Trim Tax on Health Plans

Bloomberg - Laura Litvan - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus will seek to make insurance more affordable for low- income people and may scale back a proposed tax on high-end health plans to win support for an overhaul of the ...

Week 2 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em

CBSSports.com - Jamey Eisenberg - ‎Sep 17, 2009‎
Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is our weekly look at the best and worst matchups from around the NFL and how they might affect lineup decisions for your Fantasy team.

The Jennifer Aniston Problem

Newsweek - Kurt Soller - ‎Sep 17, 2009‎
Poor Jennifer Aniston. She's heartbroken again, and it was a dirty breakup this time. Her boyfriend—a rock musician—cheats on her, and she discovers it by picking up a lipstick-stained wine glass.

Radio Jock Pushes Taylor Swift's Buttons

Popeater - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎
Five days after the madness went down at the VMAs, people are still talking about Kanyegate ... except for Taylor Swift. The country-pop star was making the rounds today doing radio interviews when she encountered a persistent inquisitor on the MJ ...

The Referendum

New York Times - Tim Kreider - ‎Sep 17, 2009‎
Recently an editor asked me for an essay about arrested adolescence, joking: “Of course, I thought of you.” It is worth mentioning that this editor is an old college friend; we've driven across the country, been pantsless in several ...

Stricter punishments for passengers behaving badly

CNN - Stephanie Chen - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎
(CNN) -- On a recent Southwest Airlines flight, a man dropped his pants and exposed himself to the female passenger sitting next to him, then punched her, according to an FBI affidavit.