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Iran defiant amid new nuclear plant row

Telegraph.co.uk - Alex Spillius, Andrew Porter - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Iran's new nuclear plant was built in line with UN regulations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed on Friday, as Western powers accused Tehran of "breaking" every rule of international behaviour.

Nation Digest: Terrorism Suspect is Sent to N.Y.

Washington Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A federal judge in Colorado ordered Friday that terror suspect Najibullah Zazi be transferred to New York City to face charges of plotting a massive terror attack meant to coincide with the Sept.

Thousands opposed to G-20 march through Pittsburgh

The Associated Press - Mark Scolforo, Ramit Plushnick-Masti - ‎28 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH - A vociferous but peaceful group of several thousand people marched for miles through the downtown area on Friday, united by opposition to the Group of 20 summit but expressing a diversity of mostly liberal causes as an army of stone-faced ...

"No We Can't": Why Young German Voters Have Tuned Out

TIME - Henning Hoff - ‎2 hours ago‎
German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets well-wishers at an election rally in the northern German city of Heide. It was a puzzling experience for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

US Military Leaders Discuss Troop Needs for Afghanistan

Washington Post - Ann Scott Tyson - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, held an unannounced meeting with senior US military leaders on Friday to lay out his needs for additional troops for the war, as the Obama administration ...

Leaders Damp Hope for Honduras Deal

Wall Street Journal - Nicholas Casey, David Luhnow - ‎3 hours ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Interim President Roberto Micheletti poured cold water on hopes for a quick resolution to Honduras's political crisis on Friday, saying "it's impossible to negotiate" with ousted President ...

US Stocks Close Lower; Industrials Are Laggards

Wall Street Journal - Geoffrey Rogow - ‎9 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A prevailing concern that the nearly six-month surge in stocks may have overextended the current economic environment forced some of the best-performing companies of the third quarter, ...

Twitter Funding Round Is Said to Value Company at $1 Billion

Bloomberg - Brian Womack, Joseph Galante - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc., the social-networking site used by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to British royalty, received venture financing that values the company at about $1 billion, according to a person ...

Tepid Economic Data Suggest a Sluggish Recovery

Wall Street Journal - Sara Murray - ‎7 hours ago‎
Consumer sentiment and new-home sales showed signs of improvement Friday, while sales of durable goods fell, signaling the US economy's recovery won't be a smooth ride.

'National Parks': Camped Out, But Trailing Off

Washington Post - Hank Stuever - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Ken Burns's "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" was six years in the making and it is 12 hours long, camped out every night this week on PBS, beginning Sunday.

Mackenzie Phillips' 'Courage' Praised By Sister Chynna On 'Oprah'

MTV.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
'She had the courage to come out and talk about it, and I'm proud of my sister,' Chynna Phillips tells the talk-show host.

Review: 'Surrogates'

Los Angeles Times - Robert Abele - ‎5 hours ago‎
The idea -- an action movie set in a world where humans leave living to Sims-like robots -- is promising, but sense gets shoved aside in the pointless rush-rush.

'Bumpy' Start Seen for Swine Flu Vaccine Plan

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎2 hours ago‎
The opening of the vaccination campaign for swine flu is “going to be a little bumpy,” the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted Friday as he gave new details about how the vaccine would be ...

The Senate Bill Gives and Takes for Most Groups

Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy - ‎2 hours ago‎
The health bill by Sen. Max Baucus went through four days of debate this week that revealed deep divides over how to fix the US health-care system.

Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing HIV Infection

Wall Street Journal - Gautam Naik - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
The first vaccine to show any sign of preventing the spread of HIV has provided the most encouragement since the 1990s in the three-decades quest to stem the global AIDS epidemic.

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Business Digest

Washington Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AT&T on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission to probe the blocking of some calls by Google's voice service, which the telecom giant claims violates federal laws by restricting calls in some areas.

Welcome to MMS, iPhone Users

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎3 hours ago‎
Since Apple's iPhone debuted two summers ago on AT&T Wireless, its users have had to put up with a not-so-secret shame: If somebody with a lesser cellphone sent them a picture or video message, they couldn't read it on their phones without visiting a ...

Postponement for the Google books settlement

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Today a New York judge postponed a scheduled hearing in the Google books settlement because of pending changes to the agreement. Our tech blog reports: In response to concerns raised by federal antitrust regulators, the Authors Guild and the Assn.

Lester's injury appears to be minor

MLB.com - Ian Browne - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK -- At first, there was panic. How could there not be? Jon Lester, Boston's star southpaw, was in agony and on the ground after getting belted on the right knee by a Melky Cabrera line drive on Friday night at Yankee ...

Missed Putts Cost Woods a Bigger Lead

Washington Post - ‎6 minutes ago‎
With better putting, Tiger Woods could have led by more than one stroke. (By Dave Martin -- Associated Press) Associated Press With a chance to pull away from the field, Tiger Woods settled for a one-shot lead Friday in the Tour Championship, ...

Cubs-Giants Preview

SportingNews.com - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The San Francisco Giants are running out of time to try to reach the playoffs. The way they are playing, the Chicago Cubs may soon pass them in the standings.
Cubs beat Giants 3-0 San Jose Mercury News

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.

Halo 3: ODST Review: The More Vulnerable Edition

Kotaku.com - Stephen Totilo - ‎Sep 19, 2009‎
By Stephen Totilo , 10:00 PM on Sat Sep 19 2009, 48411 views Halo games are mighty productions, but Bungie's latest offers intentional and unintentional weaknesses, allowing the studio to experiment and excel.

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 ...