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President Obama enters the Mideast fray

Los Angeles Times - Christi Parsons - ‎1 hour ago‎
But the US leader's presence at a New York meeting fails to bridge gaps between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinians' Mahmoud Abbas.

Africa: Kagame Leads Continent's Call On Climate Change

AllAfrica.com - Arthur Asiimwe - ‎22 minutes ago‎
New York - President Paul Kagame yesterday drummed up international support on behalf of Africa for a concrete pact on climate change, arguing that Africa will be hard hit if no action is taken.

Desert dust storm chokes Sydney

BBC News - Phil Mercer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Australia's biggest city, Sydney, has been shrouded in red dust blown in by winds from the deserts of the outback. Visibility is so bad that international flights have been diverted and harbour ferry traffic disrupted.

Tension grips Honduras with ousted leader's surprise return

CNN International - ‎12 minutes ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (CNN) -- The Honduran government extended a nationwide curfew to 36 hours Tuesday, as the country awaits the consequence of the surprise return of deposed President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Obama Is Considering Strategy Shift in Afghan War

New York Times - Peter Baker, Elisabeth Bumiller - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama is exploring alternatives to a major troop increase in Afghanistan, including a plan advocated by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Congress Presses on War Plan Wall Street Journal

Iranian leader says he'll seek leniency for hikers

The Associated Press - Robert Burns, Anne Gearan - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview that he will seek leniency for three American hikers who strayed across the Iranian border, and he urged President Barack Obama to see Iran as a potential ...

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Both sides skeptical as Sen. Baucus revises health care bill

USA Today - John Fritze - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By Susan Walsh, AP By John Fritze, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Lawmakers in both parties remained skeptical of a plan to change the nation's health care system despite a push by a key architect of the legislation Tuesday to boost benefits for middle-class ...

Alerts across USA intensify in terror probe

USA Today - Kevin Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Evan Semon, Reuters By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Federal authorities have issued an unusual flurry of bulletins to police departments across the country warning that sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, hotels and transit systems ...
Stadiums, hotels put on alert Austin American-Statesman
Terror case spurs local action The San Francisco Examiner

Clinton Global Initiative gets under way in NYC

The Associated Press - Deepti Hajela - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton opened his annual summit on pressing global issues with a call for attendees to support political and economic efforts toward climate sustainability.

Business Digest: FDIC May Boost Fund With Banks' Health

Washington Post - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Regulators have approached big banks about borrowing billions of dollars to shore up the dwindling fund maintained by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Yahoo's New Campaign Emphasizes User Preferences

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINCE Carol Bartz became chief executive of Yahoo in January, she has struggled to get past the image of the Internet portal as a beleaguered company that has been outsmarted by nimbler rivals and is fighting for survival.

Chase and Bank of America Revise Fee Policies

New York Times - Ron Lieber - ‎5 hours ago‎
Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, two of the nation's biggest banks, announced plans on Tuesday to drastically overhaul their debit card programs by lowering or eliminating fees, changing the way they credit transactions and allowing ...

Intel CEO Otellini Shows Off 22-Nm Processor

eWeek - Jeffrey Burt - ‎1 hour ago‎
At the Intel Developer Forum, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows off test processors built on the chip maker's 22-nanometer manufacturing process.

FCC of Two Minds on Net Neutrality Rules?

Wired News - Ryan Singel - ‎7 hours ago‎
On the same day the FCC announced it would start formal proceedings to turn anti-discrimination guidelines into the law ruling the internet, the commission told a federal court judge that its current, ad-hoc rules are good enough to ...

South Korea to Allow iPhone Entry

Wall Street Journal - Evan Ramstad, Jaeyeon Woo - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL -- South Korea's communications regulator decided Wednesday to allow the sale of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, a government spokesman said, lifting a technical requirement that had blocked the product.

The TV Column: delay Doesn't Do It for 'Dancing With the Stars ...

Washington Post - Lisa de Moraes - ‎8 hours ago‎
abc's decision to invite disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom delay to participate in "Dancing with the Stars" may have backfired.

Lawyer disputes tryst between Anna Nicole, doctor

The Associated Press - Linda Deutsch - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The attorney for a doctor who treated the late model Anna Nicole Smith says Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is openly gay and that she is outraged by claims in search warrant affidavits that he had a sexual relationship with Smith.

Mackenzie Phillips: I Had a Sexual Affair With My Dad

ABC News - Eileen Murphy, Lindsay Goldwert - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Actress Mackenzie Phillips's life has been synonymous with disaster from her stalled career to her crippling drug addiction. Mackenzie Phillips, of the 1970's sitcom "One Day at a Time, " appears on the the NBC ...

Cain battered as Giants fall five back

MLB.com - Tom Singer - ‎58 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX -- The starting pitching that made San Francisco such a dangerous potential playoff foe has turned hazardous to the Giants' own postseason chances.
Hope slipping away for Giants San Jose Mercury News

Red Sox heap praise on Greinke

MLB.com - Rustin Dodd - ‎14 minutes ago‎
KANSAS CITY -- Sitting by his locker, David Ortiz leaned back in his seat and gave his typical round smile. The question was a simple one, and Ortiz had a simple answer.

Four homers help Twins keep pace

MLB.com - Kelly Thesier - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO -- The Twins went through a stretch earlier this month where runs were hard to come by, and that was with their everyday leadoff man and cleanup hitter in the lineup.

Next test: Flu 101

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Suzanne Ziegler, Jackie Crosby - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lisa Koonin, senior adviser for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Influenza Coordination Unit, spoke to business and health care leaders in Minneapolis Tuesday about H1N1 preparedness.

FDA Warns On Circumventing Flavored-Cigarette Ban

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Corbett - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--US Food and Drug Administration officials warned companies Tuesday to think twice about circumventing a new ban on certain flavored-cigarettes by introducing similar products ...

Many Americans don't want their coverage to be upended

USA Today - Mimi Hall - ‎2 hours ago‎
Only two in 10 Americans say their health insurance coverage and the quality of the health care they receive will improve if a bill passes Congress this year, despite President Obama's promises to improve the system for those ...

Track chief sorry for lying about Semenya test

FOXSports.com - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
AP PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - South Africa's top track official apologized Saturday for denying knowledge of gender tests done on champion runner Caster Semenya in South Africa, saying he lied to protect the athlete's privacy.

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.

Melting Ice Caps Expose Hundreds Of Secret Arctic Lairs

The Onion (satire) - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎
ZACKENBERG RESEARCH STATION, GREENLAND—Claiming it to be one of the most dramatic and visible signs of climate change to date, researchers said Monday that receding polar ice caps have revealed nearly 200 clandestine lairs once buried deep beneath ...

Op-Ed Columnist Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice a Day

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
With all due respect to Jimmy Carter, the racist component of Obama-hatred has been undeniable since the summer of 2008, when Sarah Palin rallied all-white mobs to the defense of the “real America.

You Have No Idea What Health Costs

Washington Post - Ezra Klein - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
The most important health-care document released this week was not Sen. Max Baucus's Healthy Future Act. It was the Kaiser Family Foundation's 2009 Employer Benefits Survey.