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Lindsay Lohan -- I Need Rehab, Not Jail

TMZ.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Lindsay Lohan confessed to her friends this week that she needed to go back to rehab -- not jail -- if she was going to defeat her addiction demons ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ Lindsay was surprisingly self-aware that she made a big mistake by ...
MTV.com - Dallas Morning News - The Associated Press - Detroit Free Press

Military is told to reinstate nurse

Philadelphia Inquirer - Hal Bernton - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEATTLE - A federal judge in Tacoma, Wash., has ordered the Air Force to reinstate a skilled flight nurse in a closely watched case involving the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays serving in the military.
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UN Chief slams Ahmadinejad's 'unacceptable misuse' of UN platform

Ha'aretz - ‎6 minutes ago‎
In his speech Thursday to annual summit of world leaders, Ahmadinejad raised the possibility that 'some segments within the US government' orchestrated 9/11 attacks.
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Stephen Colbert brings the show to Congress

Philadelphia Inquirer - Tirdad Derakhshani - ‎1 hour ago‎
We at SideShow are always saying it: You cannot make this stuff up. Friday morning, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central genius who plays a fake right-wing opinionator, showed up in Washington at a for-real US House subcommittee on ...

China demands apology from Japan

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
China has demanded an apology from Japan following the return of a fishing boat captain who was detained for two weeks in Okinawa.

New FDA: Transparence and Flexibility

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - During the Bush administration, the Food and Drug Administration was mostly a place of black-and-white decisions. Drugs were approved for sale or they were not, and the agency's staff was expected to publicly support ...

Lowrie turns on the heat

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin, Peter Abraham - ‎1 hour ago‎
There was the bout of mononucleosis that cost him several months and delayed his comeback from wrist surgery. There was the return, slow at first, and the resumption of his status as an everyday major league player for the first time ...

Games chief assures participation of all nations

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell said on Saturday there will be full participation by all countries in the Games.

Possible four-team Carmelo Anthony trade has "legs"

Denver Post - Benjamin Hochman - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Nuggets know they can't get a Melo for Melo. But they can get younger, bigger and free up salary cap space. That appears to be the direction they are heading, according to multiple NBA sources who say a four-team trade that ...

Analysis: Republicans' Pledge courts independents

The Associated Press - David Espo - ‎21 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Billed as a Pledge to America, the House Republican campaign manifesto is as much political straddle as conservative call to action, long on poll-tested goals, short on controversial specifics and designed to reassure independent voters ...

Ratings, merger force exit of NBC Universal and CNN execs

Reuters - Yinka Adegoke, Paul Thomasch - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two of the media industry's highest profile executives said on Friday they would leave NBC Universal and CNN, victims of a ratings war and chaotic shifts in the business.

How College Health Plans Are Failing Students

Wall Street Journal - Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Mary Pilon - ‎10 hours ago‎
On Thursday, the first big pieces of the new health-care overhaul took effect. Among other things, the rules mandate that insurance companies offer coverage to adult children until the age of 26 and devote at ...

Soyuz capsule lands safely after failure to undock

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The delayed Soyuz capsule carrying a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Officials said the capsule had landed upright almost exactly on target in Northern Kazakhstan at 1123 local time.

Pakistan plane lands in Sweden after bomb threat

msnbc.com - ‎34 minutes ago‎
STOCKHOLM - A Pakistan International Airlines jet carrying 273 people bound from Canada for Pakistan landed Saturday at Stockholm's Arlanda airport because of a bomb threat on board, airport and police officials said.

1950s singing star was brought low by scandalous love life

Washington Post - Matt Schudel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eddie Fisher, a pop-singing sensation of the 1950s who was at the center of one of Hollywood's most notorious romantic scandals when he divorced actress Debbie Reynolds to marry Elizabeth Taylor, died Sept.

REVIEW: Gekko's back with a new take on greed

The Aurora Sentinel - Richard Karpala - ‎33 minutes ago‎
In 1987, weeks after Black Monday, Oliver Stone's “Wall Street” was released in theaters and a famous corporate villain named Gordon Gekko was born.

Phillies beat Mets for 11th straight win, cut magic number to two

Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb - ‎1 hour ago‎
Joe Blanton lives in relative obscurity because, well, he is not a member of the Big Three. All of the attention is on the three Phillies aces, the pitchers who almost certainly hold the team's destiny in a quest for a third consecutive ...

Katy Perry, Russell Brand Tweet About Her Scrapped Sesame Street Skit

Us Magazine - ‎11 hours ago‎
Katy Perry and fiance Russell Brand are making light of Thursday's news that her upcoming skit on Sesame Street has been scrapped because of her cleavage-baring top.

Tax cuts may face vote in House

Boston Globe - David M. Herszenhorn - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that Democrats in her chamber may force a vote next week on the expiring Bush-era tax cuts, even though their Senate counterparts have decided not to raise the issue until ...

Angels can do the math after being eliminated in AL West

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 2-1 loss to the White Sox, along with Texas' victory at Oakland, leaves the defending division champions 10 games behind the first-place Rangers with nine games to play.

Apple, Google, Intel, other tech firms admit secret agreements to...

San Jose Mercury News - Patrick May, Mike Swift - ‎7 hours ago‎
It was, according to the federal complaint, the chummiest of secret clubs among Silicon Valley's corporate elite. The membership rules were simple: Don't cold-call any of our employees with job offers and we ...

Regulators Step in to Aid Credit Unions

New York Times - Eric Dash - ‎8 hours ago‎
Nearly two years after Wall Street's giants were rescued by the federal government, regulators on Friday took over three financial institutions that provide the underpinning for hundreds of the nation's credit unions.

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