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Iran hit with new demand as UN meets

Reuters - Lou Charbonneau, Parisa Hafezi - ‎32 minutes ago‎
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The United States and other major powers on Wednesday told Iran to prepare a "serious response" by Oct. 1 to demands it halt its nuclear program or risk the consequences.

As Gadhafi deal goes south, should Trump be fired?

The Associated Press - Jim Fitzgerald - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BEDFORD, NY - Did The Donald and the dictator made a backdoor deal? If so, the plan to pitch a tent in this suburb for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi went south pretty fast.

They're torturing me, Zelaya claims

MiamiHerald.com - Frances Robles - ‎1 hour ago‎
Honduras' fallen leader told The Miami Herald he is being subjected to mind-altering gas and radiation -- and that `Israeli mercenaries' are planning to assassinate him.

Iran tops agenda at UN general assembly

AFP - ‎6 minutes ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - Iran came under mounting pressure for its nuclear defiance as Russia signaled it could back biting sanctions if Tehran fails to make concessions in crunch talks next month.

Obama to Push for New Nuclear Weapons Treaty

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan, Colum Lynch - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama will use the forum of the UN Security Council on Thursday to press his efforts to slow the spread of nuclear weapons and reduce global stockpiles.

uk's Brown: Next 6 Months Real Test On Econ, Climate Change

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON (Dow Jones)-UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday the next six months will be the true test of whether governments can come together to tackle the economic crisis, climate change and security issues.

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Ex-Kennedy Aide Is Seen as Likely Interim Senator

Washington Post - Chris Cillizza - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Massachusetts legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would allow Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) to appoint an interim US senator, and he is leaning heavily toward naming Paul Kirk, a longtime aide to the late ...

Protesters hang G-20 banner from Pittsburgh bridge

The Associated Press - Daniel Lovering, Ramit Plushnick-Masti - ‎4 hours ago‎
PITTSBURGH - Activists engaged in a precarious-looking stunt beneath a heavily traveled bridge and others gathered for a union-backed, pro-green jobs rally on the eve of the Group of 20 summit Wednesday.

Dogfighting alleged at Chicago-area day-care center

Los Angeles Times - Lauren Harrison, Ofelia Casillas - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Authorities say that nine rescued animals required surgery and that children were playing just 10 feet away from a vicious fighting dog.

FOREX-Dollar soft after bounce, high-yielders gain

Reuters - Rika Otsuka - ‎19 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The dollar softened against higher-yielding currencies on Thursday as investors shifted their funds away from the greenback on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rate very low for a long time.

Most Asian Stock Markets Fall on Commodity Prices; Japan Rises

Bloomberg - Shani Raja - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Most Asian stock markets fell, led by commodity companies, after raw-material prices declined. Japan stocks rose as brokerages upgraded Toshiba Corp.

Crude Oil Drops After Unexpected US Supply Gain, Dollar Rise

Bloomberg - Ben Sharples - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil declined for a second day in New York after a US Energy Department report showed an unexpected increase in fuel stockpiles in the world's largest energy consuming nation.

Nintendo to cut price on Wii to $200

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The game console maker hopes to drive holiday sales with the 20% reduction, which comes after Sony trims the price on its PlayStation 3 and Microsoft issues a rebate on its Xbox 360 Elite.

Three spacecraft spot evidence of water on Earth's moon

San Jose Mercury News - John Johnson Jr. - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that water exists on the moon, a discovery that helps complete a picture of a water-rich solar system and could make colonizing Earth's nearest neighbor much easier than previously ...

Details of computer tablet emerge, but is it real?

Los Angeles Times - David Colker - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The device shown in a Web video and code-named Courier is reportedly from Microsoft. The company neither confirms nor denies the product's existence.

Mackenzie Phillips: 'High on Arrival' excerpt

msnbc.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sept. 23: A little girl in Washington state is lucky to be alive after a car nearly crushed her outside of a convenience store. nbc's Lee Cowan reports.

Hollywood actor John Travolta has given evidence during an ...

BBC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Former senator Pleasant Bridgewater and medic Tarino Lightbourne are accused of demanding money from the star after his son died in the Bahamas in January.

'Dancing' sends first two performers home

msnbc.com - Linda Holmes - ‎2 hours ago‎
What happened? During this first results show, the men learned their fate first. It came down to Ashley Hamilton and Michael Irvin, and to the surprise of absolutely nobody, Ashley was the first to go.

Gutsy Beckett leads Sox to 90th win

MLB.com - Ian Browne - ‎39 minutes ago‎
KANSAS CITY -- Just like Josh Beckett never sees any reason for enthusiasm when he turns in a dominant performance and loses, he probably won't apologize for nearly equaling his career high for hits allowed and still leading the ...

Bud Norris: Norris wins as Astros spoil party

Rotoworld.com - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Bud Norris hurled six scoreless frames in a 3-0 win over the first-place Cardinals on Wednesday night. Norris scattered six hits while walking two and fanning three.
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Recap: Washington vs. Los Angeles

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sports Network Justin Maxwell scored the game-ending run on Pete Orr's fly to right, as the Nationals overcame a blown ninth-inning lead to top the Dodgers, 5-4, in the middle contest of a three-game series.

Panel's Battles on Health Highlight a Broader Split

New York Times - Robert Pear, Jackie Calmes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats swatted down Republican attempts to make fundamental changes in their health care legislation on Wednesday as the Finance Committee voted on a wide range of amendments that highlighted the ...

H1N1 vaccine added to pregnant worry list

Houston Chronicle - Lisa Falkenberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the eighth month of pregnancy, there are plenty of things to fret about. Finishing the nursery. Drawing up a birth plan. Walking across the street without tripping on two swollen feet I can no longer see.
Want a flu shot? Be persistent Minneapolis Star Tribune

US Senate Panel Defeats Hatch's Medicare Advantage Measure

Wall Street Journal - Patrick Yoest - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday defeated an amendment to health-care legislation that likely would have spared private Medicare Advantage plans from any subsidy cuts under the bill.

Getting Lost With a Cellphone

New York Times - John R. Quain - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎
WHEN it comes to navigation, so-called smartphones aren't really so smart. If you want to find your way to your friends' mountaintop country estate or to a remote bed and breakfast for some leaf peeping, standalone portable navigation ...

Don't look now but USC's dynasty might be done

CBSSports.com - Dennis Dodd - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
Here's the current state of USC football: Pete Carroll tried to hide from Washington the fact that he was starting Aaron Corp.

Zbig Brzezinski: Obama Administration Should Tell Israel US Will ...

ABC News - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
The national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, gave an interview to The Daily Beast in which he suggested President Obama should make it clear to Israel that if they attempt to attack Iran's nuclear weapons sites ...

Seven Days of Rage: The Craigslist Killer

CBS News - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
"The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craigslist Killer" Explosive new details about the case in a new book from "48 Hours Mystery.

Mysterious ruins may help explain Mayan collapse

USA Today - Dan Vergano - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
By Bolonchen Regional Archaeological Project By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Ringing two abandoned pyramids are nine palaces "frozen in time" that may help unravel the mystery of the ancient Maya, reports an archaeological team.