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Health-Care Bill Wouldn't Raise Deficit, Report Says

Washington Post - Lori Montgomery, Shailagh Murray - ‎2 hours ago‎
Congressional budget analysts gave an important political boost Wednesday to a Senate panel's health-care overhaul, projecting that the $829 billion measure would dramatically shrink the ranks of the uninsured and ...

Rodriguez delivers; Yankees top Twins

USA Today - Paul White - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Robert Deustch, USA TODAY By Paul White, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The New York Yankees' long-running playoff subplot ended Wednesday when a line drive bounced onto the left-field grass in the fifth inning.

mcdonnell's Promises

Washington Post - Robert McCartney - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Robert mccartney To hear him tell it, at least when he's speaking anywhere near the Capital Beltway, Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert F. mcdonnell wants to help Northern Virginia because he's a Fairfax County boy familiar with the region ...

Obama Moves Toward Troop Question at Crux of Afghan War Review

Bloomberg - Viola Gienger, Nicholas Johnston - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama and his advisers moved closer to the crux of their Afghanistan strategy review, whether to boost the number of US troops in the war as they considered the role of ...
Testing Obama's Doctrine Washington Post

Typhoon lashes Japan on landfall

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A typhoon has made landfall in Japan for the first time in two years, causing widespread disruption. Reports say one person has been killed and more than 20 injured in strong winds and heavy rain.
Powerful typhoon slams into Japan The Associated Press

Pacific quakes spark tsunami fears

Aljazeera.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two powerful undersea earthquakes in the Pacific triggered a widespread tsunami warning on Thursday but the alert was later cancelled and there appeared to be little damage.

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Democrats Hold Off GOP Attack On Rangel

Washington Post - Perry Bacon Jr - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rep. Charles B. Rangel, under investigation for alleged ethics violations, will at least for now remain chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

Argument Over Cross on Public Land Deals Minimally With the Broader Issue

Washington Post - Robert Barnes - ‎3 hours ago‎
Caretakers of the cross in the Mojave Desert attend the Supreme Court's oral arguments over whether it violates the separation of church of and state.

Housing aid draws crowd in Detroit

USA Today - Tammy Stables Battaglia - ‎44 minutes ago‎
DETROIT - This city's desperate struggle to weather the fallout of a recession played out in anger, scuffles and fainting Wednesday when thousands of residents lined up to get a limited number of ...

Brookings researchers warn of more flight delays

The Associated Press - David Koenig - ‎29 minutes ago‎
DALLAS - Lengthy airline delays are twice as common now as in 1990 and will get worse as the economy recovers, according to a Brookings Institution report released Thursday.

IBM Faces Justice Antitrust Inquiry

Wall Street Journal - Keith J. Winstein, William M. Bulkeley - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The Justice Department is investigating allegations that International Business Machines Corp. has monopolized the market for mainframe computers, broadening Washington's search for anti-competitive behavior ...

GM Behind on Some Goals, CEO Says

Wall Street Journal - Sharon Terlep - ‎2 hours ago‎
General Motors Co. is falling short on several significant goals it plans to meet by year's end, including worker reductions and the sale of failing brands, Chief Executive Frederick "Fritz" Henderson told reporters and analysts.

Kindle Price Cut, Media Buzz to Boost eReader Sales

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎7 hours ago‎
It looks like Amazon's timing is spot on. The online bookseller's lower $259 price for the Kindle 2, along with several other factors, will help boost sales of eBook readers significantly for 2009, according to a new study by Forrester Research.

2 Americans Share Nobel Chemistry Prize

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two Americans and an Israeli won a Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for creating detailed blueprints of the protein-making machinery within cells, research that's being used to develop new antibiotics.

FBI Indicts Dozens in Online Bank Fraud

New York Times - Brad Stone - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nick Ut/AP Keith B. Bolcar, acting chief of the FBI's Los Angeles bureau, announcing arrests on Wednesday. By BRAD STONE In what it is calling Operation Phish Phry, the FBI began arresting 53 people on Wednesday on charges of conducting a vast ...

Inside CBS, Disbelief at an Arrest

New York Times - Bill Carter, Alison Leigh Cowan - ‎2 hours ago‎
Inside CBS News, Robert Joel Halderman was a widely liked and well-regarded producer, known for chasing action and taking chances.

IRVING PENN, 92 Fashion, Celebrity Photographer Found Beauty in the Commonplace

Washington Post - Adam Bernstein, Rees Shapiro - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Irving Penn, 92, a virtuosic photographer widely known for his spare, formalized images of fashion models and who brought the same striking technique to portraiture of celebrities, anonymous tradesmen and violent ...
Obituaries in the news The Associated Press

It's not quite over yet for 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
It now looks like Jon & Kate Gosselin are riding off into the sunset with their large brood and may never be heard from again.

Purdy: Crabtree has his work cut out for him

San Jose Mercury News - Mark Purdy - ‎29 minutes ago‎
After the rookie wide receiver ended his silent, two-month-long contract holdout, he answered questions for just three and a half minutes before his 49er handlers cut off the session and said Crabtree had to hurry off for practice.

Sox, Halos not taking anything for granted

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANAHEIM -- With all due respect to the other six teams involved in Division Series play, all of them richly deserving of their exalted places in October, there is no current series as fascinating as the Angels vs.

Tebow will be a game-time decision against LSU

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Tim Tebow's status against No. 4 LSU appears that it will be a game-day decision. Florida coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that his medical staff told him to prepare as if the injured Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play Saturday night in Baton ...

Areas hit hard by flu in spring see little now

San Jose Mercury News - Anemona Hartocollis, Donald G. McNeil Jr. - ‎3 hours ago‎
While concern over the spread of the H1N1 virus sweeps the country, epidemiologists in New York and a few other cities that were awash in swine flu last spring are detecting very little evidence of a ...

'Shockingly wide' health gaps among states

USA Today - Rita Rubin - ‎36 minutes ago‎
A new "scorecard" lists "shockingly wide variations" among the states when it comes to the health of their residents, says the president of the Commonwealth Fund, which compared such factors as access to care, ...

Review: Stand By Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men

Chicago Tribune - Peter Bernard - ‎6 hours ago‎
Writer John W. Anderson knows a thing or two about helping the women in his life battle breast cancer. His mother, Annie, died from the disease and his mother's best friend Caryl, his sister Mary, and his wife, Sharon, all battled breast cancer and ...

Op-Ed Columnist The Politics of Spite

New York Times - Paul Krugman - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
There was what President Obama likes to call a teachable moment last week, when the International Olympic Committee rejected Chicago's bid to be host of the 2016 Summer Games.

David Letterman had secret bedroom above Ed Sullivan Theater, sez ex-'Late ...

New York Daily News - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
David Letterman had a special 'suite' above the 'Late Show' theater, according to an ex-staffer. An ex-"Late Show" intern unmasked herself Saturday as one of David Letterman's former flings - and sources revealed the randy funnyman keeps a bachelor pad ...

Top Gear in America's redneck country

Times Online - Richard Hammond - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
Traditionally, the question asked of me when I meet anyone for the first time has been: “So what's the best car you've ever driven?

Why do women have sex?

Salon - Tracy Clark-Flory - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
Oct. 5, 2009 | Women just don't think about sex all that much. They have sexual fantasies only twice a month. Sometimes, they have sex simply out of a sense of duty.

Op-Ed Columnist The Public Imperative

New York Times - Roger Cohen - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
NEW YORK - Back from another trip to Europe, this time Germany, where the same dismay as in France prevails over the US health care debate.