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Immunizing Against the Swine Flu: Who, When and by What Means

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎2 hours ago‎
A. Eventually, everyone, except for people who have the same allergies - primarily, allergy to eggs - that make annual flu shots dangerous for them.
Boy's death deepens H1N1 worry Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gates: US will stay in Afghanistan

Aljazeera.net - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The US defence secretary has said American troops will not leave Afghanistan despite a lack of numbers that allows for Taliban's revival.

N Korea 'ready' for nuclear talks

Aljazeera.net - ‎32 minutes ago‎
North Korea has said it is ready to return to "multilateral talks" on ending its nuclear weapons programme, but wants direct negotiations with the US first.

Fine Print: McChrystal's Comments on War Misunderstood

Washington Post - Walter Pincus - ‎1 hour ago‎
Commentators who say Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan, is pressuring the White House to accept his ideas or else didn't pay close attention to his remarks last week in London.

Quake-hit Indonesian city sprayed to stop disease

Reuters - Razak Ahmad, Sunanda Creagh - ‎22 minutes ago‎
PADANG, Indonesia, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Health workers fanned out across Padang on Tuesday to douse the Indonesian city with disinfectant over concerns about disease outbreaks six days after a deadly earthquake rattled ...

Q+A: Has the back of the Pakistani Taliban been broken?

Reuters - Robert Birsel, Sugita Katyal - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber dressed as a paramilitary soldier attacked an office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in the Pakistani capital on Monday killing five staff members, government and UN officials said.

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Sotomayor takes vocal role on her first day

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎2 hours ago‎
The newest Supreme Court justice doesn't play the shy rookie, but peppers lawyers with questions, more even than Scalia and Ginsburg.

Doctors stand with Obama at White House healthcare event

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Charles Babington - ‎58 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama filled the Rose Garden on Monday with doctors who support his healthcare overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this ...

Supporter Apologizes for Mocking Deeds; Rep. Moran Tells Deeds to ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
One of Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell's top supporters apologized Monday after a video surfaced of her mocking Democrat R. Creigh Deeds's speaking style at a McDonnell campaign event Sept.

PREVIEW-US Sept. retail sales could show slump may persist

Reuters - Jessica Wohl, Michele Gershberg - ‎20 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - US retailers likely saw sales decline again in September, signaling weak demand leading into the holiday season that will require chains to sharpen their focus on value.

Australia central bank statement on rates

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Following is the text of the Reserve Bank of Australia's statement on Tuesday after its monthly policy meeting.

Condé Nast Closes Gourmet and 3 Other Magazines

New York Times - Stephanie Clifford, Stuart Elliott - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gourmet magazine, which has celebrated cooking and travel in its lavish pages since 1941, will cease publication with the November issue, its owner, Condé Nast, announced on Monday.

Adobe spells out iPhone apps limitations

CNET News - Brooke Crothers - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Adobe Systems' announcement of tools to create applications for the Apple iPhone comes with some restrictions. Adobe announcedon Monday at Adobe MAX, the company's worldwide developer conference, that its Flash Professional CS5 ...

FTC Sets Endorsement Rules for Blogs

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bloggers who offer endorsements must disclose any payments they have received from the subjects of their reviews or face penalties of up to $11000 per violation, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday.

IAC's Ask rolls out deal coupon search feature

Reuters - Yinka Adegoke, Matthew Lewis - ‎57 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ask, the search engine owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, unveiled a new service on Tuesday to help consumers seek out coupons for saving money when shopping online.

Letterman Apologizes on the Air to His Wife

New York Times - Bill Carter, Brian Stelter - ‎3 hours ago‎
David Letterman apologized on the air Monday to his wife, Regina, for his revelation last week of his sexual relationships with staff members, saying she had been “horribly hurt” and adding, “I've got my work cut out ...

MTV Greenlights Deceased DJ's 'Gone Too Far'

Washington Post - Lisa de Moraes - ‎1 hour ago‎
A week after the New York medical examiner's office announced that a celebrity DJ died after downing a lethal cocktail of cocaine and prescription drugs, MTV announced it will go ahead and air a reality series in which that DJ ...

Scoop: Jon cleaned out bank account

The San Francisco Examiner - Kitty Raymond - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kate Gosselin says the rumors are true: Estranged hubby Jon Gosselin cleaned out all but $1000 from their joint bank account, leaving her and his eight kids broke ... and destroying any last shred of sympathy the public may have had for him.

Favre takes it to the Packers: Vikings win 30-23

The Associated Press - Dave Campbell - ‎21 minutes ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - Brett Favre proved to the Green Bay Packers he has plenty of fire left inside, and in his right arm. Favre's first game against his former team was all fun for the Minnesota Vikings and all frustration for the Packers, as the graying ...
The Brett Beat: Grading the QB Minneapolis Star Tribune

One game: Winner goes on, loser goes home

MLB.com - Mark Newman - ‎1 hour ago‎
• Nine innings (or more) to decide whether the Detroit Tigers or Minnesota Twins go on to pursue a World Series trophy or go home and watch Major League Baseball's four Division Series on TBS with the rest of us.

Blue Jackets-Canucks Sums

New York Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By AP First Period--1, Vancouver, H.Sedin 1 (Burrows, Bieksa), 15:29. 2, Columbus, Vermette 1 (Nash, Roy), 19:18. Penalties--Hordichuk, Van (roughing), 2:48; Ehrhoff, Van (hooking), 8:45; Methot, Clm (elbowing), 16:37; Klesla, Clm (cross-checking), ...

Nobel Prize-Winning Medical Research Long and Costly

ABC News - Peter Henderson - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Nobel-winning medical science that points the way to a cancer cure was sparked by curiosity, not business sense, a new laureate said on Monday.

School, team go pink to beat cancer

Galveston County Daily News - T.J. Aulds - ‎21 minutes ago‎
But members of the Santa Fe volleyball team, who will sport jerseys in those colors as part of a cancer awareness campaign tonight, think the colors go together beautifully.

Cocaine 'vaccine' could combat addiction

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎21 minutes ago‎
An experimental vaccine against cocaine addiction could be used to wean users off the drug, research has shown. In a US trial of the vaccine around 40 per cent of treated individuals were protected, but only for two months.

An Affection Multiplier, With Four Feet and Wet Nose

New York Times - Bob Morris - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
THE nine-pound longhaired miniature dachshund at the animal shelter wasn't the kind of dog I imagined walking in Manhattan. She was a little lap dog and a cliché, too small for someone as insecure and image conscious as me.

Your most embarrassing health confessions

CNN - Laura Lau - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
(Health.com) -- AWOL tampons, gas, losing your breakfast on the doc? To prove that you are so not alone when it comes to mortifying health mishaps, Health readers shared some of their stories with us.

Giz Explains: Why You Can't Get Decent Earphones for Less Than $100

Gizmodo.com - matt buchanan - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
By matt buchanan , 11:00 AM on Fri Oct 2 2009, 60020 views Crappy earbuds are killing music. It's true. The problem is that good earbuds, like speakers, aren't cheap.

Dad in Japan custody battle thought wife would take kids

CNN - Mallory Simon - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
(CNN) -- On February 12, 2009, Christopher Savoie received an e-mail from his ex-wife that he had feared would come. Christopher Savoie is in jail in Japan after trying to get back his son, Isaac, and daughter, Rebecca.

THE CASE FOR GOD By Karen Armstrong

New York Times - Karen Armstrong - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
But now the wheel has turned, and liberal believers can breathe easier. Bush has retired to Texas, and his successor in the White House is the very model of a modern liberal Christian.