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Germany's Merkel Set To Form New Coalition Govt

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
BERLIN (Dow Jones)--German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday prepares to form a new center-right government, after she won a second term in Sunday's general election.

Iran Is Reported to Test a Long-Range Missile

New York Times - Alan Cowell - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Locked in a deepening dispute with the United States and its allies over its nuclear program, Iran's Revolutionary Guard was reported Monday to have test-fired a long-range missile capable of striking Israel and American missile bases in ...

Philippine floods test rescuers

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rescue workers are being overwhelmed by the scale of floods in the Philippines that are estimated to have killed at least 86 people, officials say.

Mandelson attacks 'extreme rightwing figures' for Gordon Brown ...

guardian.co.uk - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Lord Mandelson today criticised "extreme rightwing figures" for circulating rumours on the internet which led to Gordon Brown being asked on the BBC whether he had been prescribed medication to help him cope with the pressures of his job.

Pakistani Tribal Leader Among 5 Dead In Blast

New York Times - Adil Khan, Haji Mujtaba - ‎2 hours ago‎
By REUTERS BANNU, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide car-bomber killed a pro-government ethnic Pashtun tribal leader and four other people in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police and security officials said.

NATO believes Karzai will win vote: report

AFP - ‎12 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States and NATO countries with forces in Afghanistan have told the government of President Hamid Karzai they believes he will be re-elected despite problems with the August 20 vote, the Washington Post reported Monday.

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William Safire

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
In economic and foreign policy, as in fashion and music, the 1970s were largely a miserable decade. But out of that woeful time arose a generation of conservative giants in journalism and public life, among them the New York Times columnist William ...

Obamas take a tour of their local sites

Los Angeles Times - Mark Silva - ‎3 hours ago‎
It was cool and mild Sunday evening in Washington, where President Obama, Michelle Obama and some of their extended family took a brisk tour of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial, both of which ...

California GOP sees hope on the horizon

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎1 hour ago‎
(09-28) 04:00 PDT Indian Wells, Riverside County -- California Republicans begin the 2010 campaign season with something many considered unthinkable just a few months ago - hope that they can win a major statewide race.

Solvay Sells Pharma Ops To Abbott For EUR4.5B Cash

Wall Street Journal - Alessandro Torello - ‎10 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--Chemical and pharmaceutical company Solvay SA (SOLB.BT) confirmed Monday it is selling its drug making activities to US rival Abbott Laboratories (ABT) for EUR4.5 billion in cash, ...

SK Tel sells back China Unicom stake for $1.3 bln

Reuters - Rhee So-eui, Paritosh Bansal - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL/NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Korea's top mobile firm SK Telecom (017670.KS) sold back its stake in China Unicom (0762.

Nikkei slumps to 2-month closing low on yen surge

Reuters - Aiko Hayashi - ‎26 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average slid 2.5 percent to its lowest close in two months on Monday, as a surge in the yen hit shares of exporters such as Tokyo Electron (8035.

Orange UK to sell Apple's iphone later this year

Reuters - Kate Holton - ‎28 minutes ago‎
LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - France Telecom's (FTE.PA) Orange will start selling the popular Apple (AAPL.O) iphone in Britain later this year, it said on Monday, when the exclusive contract held by Telefonica's (TEF.

Googlle: Google releases misspelt logo to mark 11th anniversary

Telegraph.co.uk - Matthew Moore - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Google has released a special misspelt version of its logo - apparently to mark 11 years since the company was founded. By Matthew Moore The search giant's name appeared with an extra letter "l" on its home page on Sunday, a change that did not escape ...
Why does Google have two L's today? International Business Times

AT & T urges FCC probe of Google Voice service

Los Angeles Times - W.J. Hennigan - ‎1 hour ago‎
The telecom giant complains that the service is reportedly restricting calls to certain areas with carriers that charge high access fees.

Fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski is seized in Switzerland

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Oscar-winning director, accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in LA in 1977, fled the country before his sentencing.

'Cloudy' outshines all other films again

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The animated movie's weekend take falls only 19%. New releases from Disney and MGM, two studios mired in corporate dramas, had disappointing box-office numbers.

'Trauma' could be shot in arm for SF

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
(09-27) 20:23 PDT -- It was an MVA on the Embarcadero. Motorcycle versus auto. During the morning commute, no less. A jogger was first to reach the motorcyclist, who was sprawled out on the street.

Yankees clinch, get home edge

Detroit Free Press - ‎50 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees wrapped up the AL East title and home-field advantage throughout the postseason Sunday, beating the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, for their 100th win of the season.
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Blacked out, knocked down … Lions arise!

Detroit Free Press - Mitch Albom - ‎55 minutes ago‎
After 644 losing days, 21 losing months, 18 losing Sundays, one losing Thursday, four starting quarterbacks, one fired coach, one tar-and-feathered team president and a million bad jokes about Detroit futility - after all that, ...

Davis' landmark game

San Francisco Chronicle - John Crumpacker - ‎1 hour ago‎
On the occasion of his 43rd game in the NFL, tight end Vernon Davis had the most productive game of his career. In Sunday's crushing 27-24 loss to Minnesota, Davis tied his career high in receptions with seven and extended his best yardage total in a ...

Second wave of swine flu pandemic begins to hit US

Boston Globe - Rob Stein - ‎4 hours ago‎
Technician Heather Bickley tested samples for H1N1 flu at the Arizona State Health Lab in Phoenix. At least 26 states are now reporting widespread flu activity, federal officials said.

Health 'Reform' Is Income Redistribution

Wall Street Journal - Michael O. Leavitt, Al Hubbard - ‎1 hour ago‎
While many Americans are upset by obamacare's $1 trillion price tag, Congress is contemplating other changes with little analysis or debate.

Baucus health bill would let private group write rules

Los Angeles Times - Andrew Zajac - ‎1 hour ago‎
The National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners is made up of state officials, but it's not subject to public rules, and members are often cozy with the industry.

Op-Ed Columnist The Afghan Imperative

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
Always there is the illusion of the easy path. Always there is the illusion, which gripped Donald Rumsfeld and now grips many Democrats, that you can fight a counterinsurgency war with a light footprint, with cruise missiles, ...

Nine Workspaces Where Famous Folks Get Stuff Done

Lifehacker - Kevin Purdy - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
By Kevin Purdy , 5:00 PM on Thu Sep 24 2009, 25148 views Whether you prefer the clean minimalism of Steve Jobs and 37 Signals or the creative chaos of Tina Fey and Pixar, there's a lot to learn from the workspaces of the well-known.

A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
I have been working closely recently with a few extraordinary nutritional researchers, and I find that the information they have compiled is quite eye opening.

The Real Cougar Fans

New York Times (blog) - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
ABC, Michael Desmond, via Associated Press/ Courteney Cox, left, and Busy Philipps are shown in a scene from, “Cougar Town.” It was hard for me at first to find words for why I hated - simply hated - “Cougar Town,” the new Courteney Cox vehicle that ...

NJ woman celebrates 100th birthday — at work

Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone - Samantha Henry - ‎Sep 24, 2009‎
PARSIPPANY, NJ - Astrid Thoenig got dressed, went to work and sat at her desk smiling Thursday as she slid her finger gently under the envelope flap of yet another identical birthday card.