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TOPWRAP 11-G20 supplants G8 as crisis-fighting forum

Reuters - Caren Bohan, Darren Ennis - ‎1 hour ago‎
PITTSBURGH, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations will turn their club into the main body for coordinating economic policy, reflecting the rise of new heavyweights like China, ...

US Charges Afghan - Born Man With Bombing Plot

New York Times - Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Colorado airport shuttle bus driver was charged under federal anti-terrorism laws with plotting to set off explosives in the United States and accused of acquiring the same bomb-making chemicals used in the 2005 London ...

Obama's nuclear-free goal gains UN endorsement

MiamiHerald.com - Warren P. Strobel - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The UN Security Council unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution that endorses the goal of `a world without nuclear weapons.' BY WARREN P. STROBEL UNITED NATIONS -- With President Barack Obama in the chair at an unprecedented meeting of the UN ...

Poll: 50% oppose US surge in Afghanistan

USA Today - Ken Dilanian - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Half of all Americans, and six in 10 Democrats, oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows, underscoring the pressures on President Obama as he re-evaluates his approach to what ...

Time running out for Zelaya, experts say

MiamiHerald.com - Frances Robles - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Political experts say ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is running out of time and options. BY FRANCES ROBLES TEGUCIGALPA -- If history is any indicator, Honduras' ousted president Manuel ``Mel'' Zelaya should get a change of clothes and a ...

US rethinks plans to give Libya $2.5 million in aid

Reuters - Arshad Mohammed - ‎45 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The US State Department said it is rethinking a decision to give $2.5 million in aid to Libya, including to foundations run by the Libyan leader's sons, after lawmakers on Thursday asked it to cancel the ...

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Kennedy ally wins appointment and plunges in

Boston Globe - Matt Viser, Frank Phillips - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Kennedy confidant Paul G. Kirk Jr. was named yesterday as the state's new interim senator, throwing himself immediately into the job by asking former staff members of Edward M. Kennedy to stay on, delivering his first speech in the role ...

Justice Ginsburg Is Hospitalized As Precaution

Washington Post - Robert Barnes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Washington Hospital Center on Thursday when she fell ill at the court after being treated for an iron deficiency.

White House Regroups on Guantanamo

Washington Post - Anne E. Kornblut, Dafna Linzer - ‎2 hours ago‎
With four months left to meet its self-imposed deadline for closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration is working to recover from missteps that have put officials behind ...

Ford to build new assembly plant in China

Forbes - Elaine Kurtenbach, Kimberly S. Johnson - ‎41 minutes ago‎
SHANGHAI -- Ford Motor Co. said Friday it plans to spend $490 million on building a third assembly plant in China, ramping up production to meet surging demand in this fast-growing market as it expands in ...

Asian Stocks Decline on Nomura's Share Sale, US Home Report

Bloomberg - Shani Raja - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks dropped, dragging the MSCI Asia Pacific Index to its biggest weekly decline in a month, after Nomura Holdings Inc. announced a record $5.6 billion share offering and sales of existing US homes ...

H-P Set To Outpace, CEO Says

Wall Street Journal - Ben Charny - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Mark Hurd said his company was poised to grow faster than the overall technology market amid signs spending on several critical HP products was beginning to pick up.
HP sees tech rebound Washington Post

Nintendo's Kaigler talks Wii price cut

GameSpot - Brendan Sinclair - ‎6 hours ago‎
Q&A: NOA VP explains what took so long, addresses speculation of an HD Wii, talks first-party support for Balance Board and MotionPlus.

Google Outages Raise Questions About Online Services

ChannelWeb - Joseph F. Kovar - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two recent disruptions in Google's Gmail service and a disruption in the Google News site, as well as outages in other online-based services could either mean a bust in the nascent cloud computing industry or a boom for ...

Book Hearing For Google Is Delayed

Wall Street Journal - Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Jessica E. Vascellaro - ‎2 hours ago‎
A federal judge Thursday granted a request to delay an Oct. 7 hearing on the proposed settlement of copyright suits brought against Google Inc. Last week, the Justice Department filed objections to ...

Actor Randy Quaid, wife arrested over unpaid hotel bill

Reuters - Belinda Goldsmith, Miral Fahmy - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested on Thursday following a complaint that they had not paid a hotel bill of more than $10000, according to US authorities.

Despite claims of incest, Phillips defends father

The Wichita Eagle - Frazier Moore - ‎11 minutes ago‎
AP Television Writer NEW YORK - Mackenzie Phillips is defending her father John Phillips as "a good man" despite her claims that they had an incestuous affair.

Movie Review: ??Surrogates' May Bore Even Die-Hard Bruce Willis Fans

Washington Post - Dan Kois - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the glorious future of "Surrogates," Bruce Willis's new science-fiction adventure, the dirty work of living has been turned over to humanoid robots.
Review: 'Surrogates' Los Angeles Times

South Carolina

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Stephen Garcia completed 16-of-34 passes for 220 yards and a score, as South Carolina upended fourth-ranked Ole Miss, 16-10, at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Baker's blast in ninth propels Cubs to win

MLB.com - Carrie Muskat - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Cardinals will have to win the National League Central on their own. Jeff Baker smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth Thursday night to lift the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the San ...

Sources: Red Sox go with lefty in ALDS opener

Boston Herald - Sean McAdam - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Sean mcadam / Red Sox Beat KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In 2003, he won Game 5 for the Florida Marlins in Yankee Stadium on three days' rest and was named World Series MVP.

Vaccine adds new hope to AIDS fight

Houston Chronicle - Marilynn Marchione - ‎6 minutes ago‎
AP Scientists and government leaders have already started mapping out how to try to improve the world's first successful AIDS vaccine, which protected one in three people from getting HIV in a large study in Thailand.

Swine Flu Doses Will Be Double the Number Expected

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than six million doses of swine flu vaccine will be available by the first week in October, more that twice as many as had been recently expected, federal health officials said.

Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Add Drug Discount

New York Times - Robert Pear, Jackie Calmes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama scored a big victory on Thursday as the Senate Finance Committee rejected a proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to give bigger discounts to Medicare on drugs dispensed to older ...

Op-Ed Columnist Blue Is the New Black

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
In the early '70s, breaking out of the domestic cocoon, leaving their mothers' circumscribed lives behind, young women felt exhilarated and bold.

The making of Glenn Beck

Salon - Alexander Zaitchik - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
His roots, from the alleged suicide of his mom to Top 40 radio to the birth of the morning zoo. Part 1 of 3 By Alexander Zaitchik AP Photo/Mike Mergen Glenn Beck, in 2003, recording promotional announcements for an upcoming "Rally for America" in Bala ...

Afterthoughts in December, Miami and Cal now poised for great things

SI.com - Stewart Mandel - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
When the 2009 season began, we "experts" generally placed four teams -- Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and USC -- in a class by themselves.

Patent Auctions Offer Protections to Inventors

New York Times - Steve Lohr - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
The world can be a rough place for independent inventors. They can often find themselves in court, battling big corporations, spending piles of money on lawyers and leaving it up to judges and juries to determine the value of their ...

Tucson schools create race-based system of discipline

Arizona Republic - Doug MacEachern - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
It has been a busy summer for our friends running the Tucson Unified School District. As always, the annual Institute for Transformative Education summer seminar, hosted by TUSD's amply funded ...