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Letterman is target of the kind of jokes he tells

The Associated Press - David Bauder - ‎18 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Late-night hosts didn't waste a moment poking fun at the troubles of one of their own, after a CBS newsman was charged with trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million in a plot that forced the late-night comic to acknowledge having ...

Typhoon Parma hits Philippine coast

The Associated Press - ‎18 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The government's chief forecaster says Typhoon Parma has made landfall in the northern Philippines. The storm toppled trees and power lines in at least two provinces with powerful winds and driving rain, but there were no ...

Up to 4000 buried in Indonesian quake rubble

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
PADANG, Indonesia (CNN) -- As many as 4000 people could be buried under the rubble in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Indonesia, United Nations officials said Saturday.
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US: Iran inspection deadline not set 'in stone'

PRESS TV - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The US says the demand by the P5+1 group for inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit Iran's recently-announced Fordu nuclear facility within a fortnight is not a deadline 'written in stone'.

American Samoa relief builds

The Associated Press - Mark Niesse - ‎3 hours ago‎
HONOLULU - On a search-and-rescue mission in a tsunami-stricken American Samoa village, Capt. Nate Duff and his Hawaii Air National Guard troops waded through knee-deep swampland and under trucks hanging from trees in hopes of finding missing children.

Irish Lisbon Count Begins At 0800 GMT; Exit Poll Favors Yes

Wall Street Journal - ‎45 minutes ago‎
DUBLIN (Dow Jones)--Counting of votes in Ireland's referendum on the Lisbon Treaty begins 0800 GMT Saturday as an exit poll from opposition Fine Gael Party claimed late Friday that 60% of people voted yes, while 40% voted no.

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Finance panel nears completion of its healthcare bill

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Attention will now focus on Democratic leaders in the Senate and the White House to referee the differences between Baucus' middle-of-the-road bill and a more liberal one.

Inquiries on Senator Ensign Are Anticipated

New York Times - Eric Lipton, Eric Lichtblau - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee are expected to conduct preliminary inquiries into whether Senator John Ensign violated federal law or ethics rules as part of an effort to conceal an ...

War of Words Over Health Care Cools

Washington Post - Ben Pershing - ‎7 hours ago‎
Another storm over health-care rhetoric blew through the House this week, prompting Republicans and Democrats to trade accusations that the other had crossed the line marking good taste and civility in the chamber.

US September Job Cuts Exceeded Forecasts; Unemployment Rose

Bloomberg - Bob Willis - ‎4 hours ago‎
Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- US job losses unexpectedly accelerated last month and the unemployment rate reached the highest level since 1983, signaling any recovery in consumer spending and economic growth will be slow to develop.

Web TV could come with a price tag after Comcast-NBC

Reuters - Yinka Adegoke - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Free TV shows on the Internet could be harder to find if Comcast Corp succeeds in acquiring a majority stake in NBC Universal.

Big Bank of America question: Does Uncle Sam have say in CEO?

Bizjournals.com - ‎7 minutes ago‎
As speculation mounts about who will succeed Ken Lewis as chief executive at Bank of America Corp., some are wondering what role Uncle Sam will play in that decision.

Introducing the bra that is meant to be taken off

CNET News - Elizabeth Armstrong Moore - ‎8 hours ago‎
The gas mask bra is one of the winners at the 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Except for one award: the gas mask bra, which, while ridiculous and hilarious at face value, has far more going on below the, er, ...

Bing Gets Dinged, But The Market-Share Game's Far From Over

ChannelWeb - Brian Kraemer - ‎11 hours ago‎
By Brian Kraemer, channelweb Microsoft's Bing has lost market share to Google over the past month, prompting some to start digging the decision engine's grave.

Our Kinder, Gentler Ancestors

Wall Street Journal - Frans De Waal - ‎8 hours ago‎
The behavior of our ape relatives, known as peaceful vegetarians, once bolstered the view that our actions could not be traced to an impulse to dominate.

Lady Gaga will hit the road solo

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By from staff and wire reports Lady Gaga isn't letting her ill-fated tour with Kanye West keep her from her fans. A day after her joint tour with the rapper was canceled, the pop star said Friday she'll be hitting the road solo.
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Polanski agreed to $500000 payment in civil suit

The Associated Press - Greg Risling - ‎18 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Film director Roman Polanski agreed to pay his sexual assault victim $500000 to settle a lawsuit 15 years after he fled the United States, according to court documents Polanski and the victim, Samantha Geimer, reached the deal in October ...

'Whip It'

Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Drew Barrymore-directed, Ellen Page-starring story of a high school student who finds her groove in the roller derby world is a fun romp and an athletic drama with a heart.
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Caipirinhas in Rio after 2016 Olympics win

ESPN - Alan Clendenning - ‎15 minutes ago‎
AP RIO DE JANEIRO -- Confetti poured over 50000 cheering Brazilians, swimsuit-clad revelers waved green, yellow and blue flags and bartenders worked overtime serving caipirinhas to celebrate one of Rio's proudest moments: The 2016 Olympics are coming ...

Time may be running out on Tigers

FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jon Paul Morosi is a national MLB writer for foxsports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Power surge

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Victor Martinez dropped in an RBI single in the third inning that gave the Sox a 3-0 lead over the Indians. The catcher has a hit in 28 consecutive starts.

3 H1N1 deaths double the state's toll

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Josephine Marcotty - ‎4 hours ago‎
Officials say that underlying health problems contributed in all three cases and that the apparent cluster over two weeks didn't indicate a significant change in the disease's course.

Freebies from firms helping in cancer fight

Arizona Daily Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Manufacturers nationwide support the battle against breast cancer by donating money from the sale of their products to breast cancer research.
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Botox Maker's Suit Cites Free Speech

New York Times - Natasha Singer - ‎8 hours ago‎
In an attack on the regulation of drug marketing, the makers of the antiwrinkle shot Botox have filed a free-speech lawsuit against the federal government.

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

Ars Technica - Ryan Paul - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
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 it will provide for third-party ...

Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking

New York Times - Stephanie Clifford - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
ABOUT two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking by advertisers - and that number rises once they learn the different ways marketers are following their online movements, according to a new survey from professors at the ...

Sports' First Billion-Dollar Man

Forbes - Kurt Badenhausen - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
Tiger Woods has been making history on and off the course since he joined the PGA Tour in 1996. First up was a record $40 million contract from Nike.

Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water

New York Times - Todd Woody - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. - In a rural corner of Nevada reeling from the recession, a bit of salvation seemed to arrive last year. A German developer, Solar Millennium, announced plans to build two large solar farms here that would harness ...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Chrome And Safari Are Rounding Errors

TechCrunch (blog) - Michael Arrington - ‎Sep 29, 2009‎
This is the third installment of our exclusive interview last week with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the first article we showed an overview and video footage of the main subject areas we covered: Big ...