Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more
Sign in

Top Stories
Updated 5 minutes ago

Scores Die as Tsunami Hits Samoa Islands

New York Times - Meraiah Foley, Mark McDonald - ‎6 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY, Australia - A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake has killed at least 87 people and wiped out several villages on the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa, according to government officials, ...

Senate panel rejects public insurer option

Boston Globe - Lisa Wangsness - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - A key Senate committee yesterday turned back attempts to include a public insurance option in its sweeping health care proposal, as a handful of moderate Democrats joined Republicans in arguing that a government plan ...

Secret Iran Plant Gives US Leverage in Geneva Nuclear Talks

Bloomberg - Gregory Viscusi, Janine Zacharia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Iran enters the first talks in more than a year on its nuclear ambitions facing world powers more unified in their demand for limits after the disclosure of a covert uranium enrichment ...

Ketsana wreaks havoc across Southeast Asia

The Associated Press - Rohan Sullivan - ‎35 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - One of the most destructive storms in years extended its deadly path across Southeast Asia, blowing down wooden villages in Cambodia and crushing Vietnamese houses under mudslides after submerging much of the Philippines capital.

Record flooding highlights urgency of progress in climate talks

Xinhua - Lin Zhi - ‎29 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The record flooding that the Philippines is suffering demonstrated that the greenhouse gas emissions should be cut early and deeply, said the delegates from the Southeast Asia country Wednesday, as the UN Climate Change ...

China's 60th anniversary of Communism: public barred from parade

Telegraph.co.uk - Peter Foster - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Ordinary Chinese citizens hoping to come onto the streets of Beijing to watch a triumphant military parade to celebrate 60 years of Communist rule have been ordered to "stay at home" and watch the event on television.

Local News »

View stories near:

Climate control debate heats up in Senate

Reuters - Richard Cowan, Cynthia Osterman - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's drive to tackle global warming gets a boost on Wednesday, when Democrats in the Senate are expected to unveil a bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next four decades.

Terror suspect pleads not guilty in federal court

Newsday - Anthony M. Destefano - ‎3 hours ago‎
Photo credit: Photo by/Dave Sanders | Michael Dowling, defense attorney for Najibullah Zazi, speaks to reporters after Zazi's arraignment in Brooklyn Federal Court this morning.

Senators look at issue of steroids, supplements

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Senators voiced uncertainty Tuesday on whether new laws are needed to ensure that everyday high school athletes do not wind up taking potentially dangerous steroids instead of simple dietary supplements.

Toyota Plans Biggest Recall as Mats May Jam Pedals

Bloomberg - Angela Greiling Keane, Alan Ohnsman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. plans its biggest US recall because of a defect that may cause floor mats to jam down the accelerator pedal on vehicles including the top-selling Camry and certain ...

CIT in Last-Ditch Rescue Bid

Wall Street Journal - Mike Spector, Jeffrey Mccracken - ‎2 hours ago‎
The fate of CIT Group Inc. was hanging in the balance Tuesday as the large commercial lender readied a plan that would likely hand control of the company to its bondholders.

HSBC China Sep PMI Flat; Reflecting Continued Growth

Wall Street Journal - Terence Poon - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (Dow Jones)--Manufacturing in China continued to expand in September, supporting a rebound of the country's economy, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity showed Wednesday.

Turning the tide: a hands-on look at Google's Wave

Ars Technica - Ryan Paul - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ars takes you inside of Google's bold vision for the future of Internet messaging with this hands-on look at Wave. Learn more about the experimental service, its underlying technology, and the opportunities that will provide for third-party developers.
Google rolls out preview of Wave San Jose Mercury News

Windows 7/Vista/XP / Freeware / 3982 downloads

BetaNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

An iPhone gets Zipcar drivers on their way

USA Today - Jefferson Graham - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - The iPhone can do many things. Now it can even lock and unlock a car and start the engine. Cambridge, Mass.-based car-sharing service Zipcar this week launched an app that lets you locate and reserve ...

Polanski faces months behind bars as extradition battle unfolds

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The director is fighting his forced return to the US to face punishment for a 30-year-old sex conviction. It is rare for Switzerland to release nonresidents held in such cases.

The Star Report: Jon of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' out of a job; it's now...

San Jose Mercury News - Jeff Thomas - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Something had to give on the train wreck that is the reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8," and given his dubious lifestyle choices of late, it's no surprise that the thing to give is Jon.
It's Kate minus Jon MiamiHerald.com

MORE ON 'A Steady Rain'

New York Times - Ben Brantley - ‎4 hours ago‎
Daniel Craig, left, and Hugh Jackman play Chicago police officers, who have been friends from childhood, in "A Steady Rain," at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater.

History vs. Sox means nothing to Angels

MLB.com - Lyle Spencer - ‎17 minutes ago‎
"I don't want to hear about the history and any so-called Red Sox jinxes and hexes," the Angels' center fielder and emotional leader said.

Molina, Sandoval go deep

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman - ‎40 minutes ago‎
(09-29) 22:41 PDT -- The fans want Buster Posey to catch, period, and manager Bruce Bochy knows it. So where was the Giants' future catcher Tuesday night?

Mariners throttle Cahill, A's

San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser - ‎37 minutes ago‎
- Oakland's hopes of a non-losing season and finishing higher than last place evaporated on the same night. The A's needed to win each of their final six games to remain at .500 for the season, and they had to sweep Seattle to have a shot at third ...

Businesses Brace for Swine Flu

Washington Post - Dion Haynes - ‎3 hours ago‎
As they continue to grapple with the economic crisis, Washington-area employers now should prepare for a possible health crisis in coming months from an H1N1 pandemic, federal and local officials warned Tuesday.

Miami Dolphins, NFL go pink for breast cancer awareness

MiamiHerald.com - David J. Neal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pink doesn't usually fit in the testosterone-drenched world of football. But it will be all over Land Shark Stadium on Sunday, like it will be all over the NFL as the Dolphins and the league support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Cervical cancer vaccinations programmes paused after Natalie ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Aislinn Laing, Murray Wardrop - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Cervical cancer vaccinations in several parts of the country were put on hold yesterday as parents voiced fears about the treatment following the death of a teenage girl.

Mackenzie Phillips's Sisters Speak Out About Incest Claim

People Magazine - Hilary Shenfeld, Lisa Ingrassia - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Her sisters are upset, her stepmother calls her a liar, but Mackenzie Phillips isn't backing down from revelations that she had a long-term sexual relationship with her father - and hopes she can be the public face of an issue that ...

Glass Half Empty: Richard Meier's Brooklyn Tower

New York Times - Christine Haughney - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎
NIGHT VISION The view from a nearby building reveals few tenants in Richard Meier's glass tower on Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

SIMON COWELL: A letter to my shallow, reckless, cocky younger self

Daily Mail - Simon Cowell - ‎Sep 26, 2009‎
First things first, how are you? On second thoughts, don't answer that. I know exactly how you are feeling. It is the early Nineties and you are frustrated, exhausted and worried sick.

Explosive evidence from Travolta extortion trial

CNN - Siobhan Morrissey - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎
John Travolta, who is in the Bahamas, isn't expected to testify until next week. The trial of two defendants accused of trying to exort $25 million from John Travolta in return for handing over a document relating to the death of ...

Behind the Wheel | 2010 Ford Transit Connect

New York Times - Cheryl Jensen - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Ford showed a concept called the Transit Connect Family One at the New York auto show last spring, configured to help a family carry recreational gear and outfitted to keep them organized.