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Obama Gets Lawmaker Support for Afghan Strategy Deliberations

Bloomberg - Nicholas Johnston, Roger Runningen - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama won backing for his deliberative approach to a new strategy in Afghanistan from congressional leaders yesterday, even as lawmakers indicated little change in their ...

Swine Flu Vaccinations Start as Officials Attack Myths

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr, Joel Stonington - ‎1 hour ago‎
As children received swine flu vaccine for the first time on Tuesday, federal health officials attacked popular myths about the pandemic and the vaccine designed to stop it.
Flu widespread in most of US Los Angeles Times

Health bill gives some groups a break

USA Today - Fredreka Schouten, John Fritze - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Hospitals, coal miners and clinical labs are among the special interests that have won exemptions from taxes and other cost-cutting measures in a health care plan crafted by the Senate ...

US troops ramp up Indonesia quake relief

The Associated Press - Eric Talmadge - ‎1 hour ago‎
PADANG, Indonesia - The US military is ramping up aid to victims of a deadly earthquake that made hundreds of thousands homeless on Sumatra island - its largest relief operation in Muslim-majority Indonesia since the 2004 tsunami.

Philippines plea amid rice fear

BBC News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The Philippines, badly hit by typhoons, floods and landslides, is to import more rice sooner this year amid fears of a food shortage.

Key Rwandan genocide suspect caught

Austin American-Statesman - ‎36 minutes ago‎
KAMPALA, Uganda - One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda's genocide, an intelligence officer accused of organizing the slaughter of countless civilians, including children, hospital patients, priests and even an elderly and revered Tutsi queen, ...

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In Violent Chicago, 'It's Tough to Be a Kid'

Washington Post - Peter Slevin, Kari Lydersen - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO, Oct. 6 -- Heading home from school, Leon Porch knows not to dawdle and, if trouble breaks out, never to choose sides. "The violence is bad.

US plans to overhaul how immigrants are detained

Los Angeles Times - Anna Gorman - ‎4 hours ago‎
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proposes, among other reform ideas, holding nonviolent immigrants in minimum-security facilities.
US to change its detention policy Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Constitution and the Cross

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
When the Supreme Court takes up a religion case, it often prompts overheated charges: There is a war against Christianity under way; or civil liberties groups are trying to turn this into a secular nation.
The Mojave cross case Los Angeles Times

Gold Near Record, Oil Climbs as Dollar May Drop, Inflation Gain

Bloomberg - Kim Kyoungwha - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Gold traded near its record and oil advanced for a third day as investors bought commodities to protect their wealth on speculation the dollar will extend its decline and inflation accelerate.

Office Rents Dive as Vacancies Rise

Wall Street Journal - Christina S.N. Lewis - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Rent for office space is falling at the fastest pace in more than a decade as vacancies create a glut and landlords slash prices to attract tenants.

Bank of America Won't Hike Card Rates

Washington Post - Nancy Trejos - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bank of America said it will not raise credit card interest rates before February, when a law restricting industry practices takes effect, unless a cardholder is in default.

AT&T ends controversial ban on iPhone VoIP apps

TG Daily - Aharon Etengoff - ‎48 minutes ago‎
AT&T has ended a controversial ban on wireless VoIP applications for the iPhone. The decision was reached just months after the carrier pledged to "take a fresh look" at the iPhone's VoIP capabilites for use over AT&T's 3G network.

Amazon cuts Kindle price to $259

USA Today - Edward C. Baig - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Against rising competition, Amazon.com is cutting the price of the Kindle and taking its popular electronic reader overseas. On Wednesday, Kindle prices drop $40 to $259, the second price cut in three months.

Google, Verizon Wireless: A Potent Smartphone Team

BusinessWeek - Olga Kharif - ‎1 hour ago‎
Move over Apple and Research In Motion. Rivalry in the smartphone market has just heated up. For a while it seemed the bloodiest battle in smartphones would be fought between Apple (AAPL), maker of the iphone, and blackberry maker ...

2 celebrities hang up their 'Dancing' shoes

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Politician Tom DeLay and actress Debi Mazar have turned in their last dance. Both are leaving "Dancing With the Stars.

Letterman's apologies bring big night in ratings

The Associated Press - David Bauder - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - While David Letterman would undoubtedly do without the personal turmoil, his blackmail scandal is great for business. The late-night talk show host's apologies to his wife and staff made for gripping television, and more viewers tuned in to ...

Is Hollywood really a hotbed of support for Roman Polanski?

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
With all the studio hirings and firings in the last 24 hours, I've been too busy to revisit until now one of the most wonderfully bizarre twists in the Roman Polanski case.

Twins 6, Tigers 5, 12 Innings The Last Berth Goes, Wildly, to the Twins

New York Times - Pat Borzi - ‎45 minutes ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - Almost all the Champagne had been sprayed in Minnesota Twins' clubhouse Tuesday night when Frank Viola, the former Twin, appeared in the doorway of Manager Ron Gardenhire's office.

Sox Nation ready for Bay's followup

MLB.com - Ian Browne - ‎41 minutes ago‎
ANAHEIM -- A year later, the setting is the same for Jason Bay, but the circumstances are so much different. Once again, the slugging left fielder for the Boston Red Sox starts his postseason against the Angels in Anaheim.
Seeing red in postseason San Francisco Chronicle

Yankees cannot afford to lose to Twins

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK -- The mighty Yankees, who've won more games than any team in baseball this year, with their $202 million payroll, all their swagger and the best lineup money can buy, are in a precarious situation.

'Masters of Light' Get Nobel

Wall Street Journal - Gautam Naik - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three scientists who harnessed the power of light in ways that helped turn the Internet into a global phenomenon and launched the digital-camera revolution were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday.

Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death

WebMD - Charlene Laino - ‎5 hours ago‎
Oct. 6, 2009 -- Three-fourths of deaths due to breast cancer occur among women who do not undergo regular screening mammograms, a large study shows.
Volley for a Cure on tap Parkersburg News

Calorie labeling doesn't curb NYC fast food habits

Reuters - Edith Honan, Claudia Parsons - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rule that requires New York City fast food restaurants to post calorie information on their menu boards has not changed consumer habits in low-income neighborhoods, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Op-Ed Columnist The Rabbit Ragu Democrats

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
IN the annals of American excess, there often arrives a moment when those with too much money, too much clout and too much hubris just can't stop themselves from tempting the fates.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past

Telegraph.co.uk - Damien McElroy, Ahmad Vahdat - ‎Oct 2, 2009‎
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows.

'Real Housewives' cast member's fiancé dies after fight at club

CNN - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Kandi Burruss, the newest cast member of the reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," was mourning the death Saturday of her fiancé, who died after a fistfight the night before.

E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection

New York Times - Michael Moss - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
Stephanie Smith, a children's dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that first day, and she finished her classes.

Man accused in Andrews case appears in court

FOXSports.com - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
AP CHICAGO (AP) - An insurance man called "as regular a guy as you'll ever meet" was ordered back to California on Saturday to face charges that he stalked ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and made nude videos of her by aiming his cellphone camera through ...