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Voice of America
Fed's half-point rate cut proves no match for Wall Street's fear
The Miami Herald - 1 hour ago
By KEVIN G. HALL WASHINGTON -- For the second consecutive day, the Federal Reserve took action in hopes of staving off a global financial collapse.
Central Banks Coordinate Global Cut in Interest Rates New York Times
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Voice of America
Guantanamo Uighur release blocked
BBC News - 41 minutes ago
An US federal appeal court has blocked a judge's order that 17 Chinese detainees at the Guantanamo Bay camp should immediately be released.
Court blocks judge's order to free Chinese Muslims The Associated Press
US court blocks Uighurs' release from Guantanamo Reuters UK
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Michelle Obama not offended by 'that one' comment
CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told CNN's Larry King on Wednesday that she is not offended by a much-publicized comment made toward her husband in Tuesday night's debate.
Young voters across the country weigh in on debate Washington Post
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US inquiry shows Afghan raid killed 33 people
Reuters UK - 29 minutes ago
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-three Afghan civilians died during US air strikes in August on a village in western Afghanistan, the US military said on Wednesday, dramatically increasing the US estimate of the death toll in an action ...
US: Airstrike killed 33 Afghan civilians in August The Associated Press
Military probe finds 33 civilians killed in Afghan air strike AFP
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BBC News
Stakes high for South African land reform
Reuters - 27 minutes ago
By Muchena Zigomo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - For those seeking to redistribute South Africa's rich farmland among landless, poor blacks, there is an uncomfortably close reminder of the dangers of getting this sensitive task wrong: Zimbabwe.
Battle between Lekota and Zuma is for hearts and minds of ANC ... Times Online
Rift threatens to split ANC in South Africa International Herald Tribune
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Russia 'to begin' Georgia pull-out
Financial Times - 59 minutes ago
By Isabel Gorst Russia has pledged to withdraw its forces from the buffer zone surrounding Georgia's breakaway enclave of South Ossetia today, two days ahead of the October 10 deadline set under a ceasefire brokered by the European Union that ended the ...
US welcomes Russian withdrawal from Georgia Xinhua
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CBS News
Candidates On The Best And Worst Of Times
CBS News - 2 hours ago
(CBS) In November, Americans decide whether Barack Obama or John McCain becomes the 44th President of the United States. In the series "Presidential Questions," CBS News anchor Katie Couric asks questions that move the candidates well beyond the usual ...
John McCain, real-estate magnate Los Angeles Times
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ABC News
Official: Registration issues won't affect vote
San Jose Mercury News - 2 hours ago
By OSKAR GARCIA AP Writer LAS VEGAS—Nevada election officials say a voter registration fraud investigation of a community group that registered thousands of voters in Las Vegas won't undermine the general election less than four weeks away.
Digging deeper: Past problems with ACORN KVBC
Nevada Voter Fraud Probe, Bailout Contracting, Gitmo Detainees Washington Post
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Christian Science Monitor
Justices Hear Dispute Over Effects of Naval Sonar on Marine Mammals
FOXNews - 2 hours ago
By Lee Ross WASHINGTON - It's a shame that Shamu and Flipper weren't available to offer their thoughts to the Supreme Court Wednesday, as the justices were presented with starkly conflicting views over the impact of sonar technology on marine life.
Supreme Court hears case on Navy sonar, whales Los Angeles Times
Save the Whales, or the US Navy Sonar? ABC News
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AIG hits up Fed for more money
CNNMoney.com - 2 hours ago
Three weeks after an $85 billion bailout, AIG is turning to the New York Fed for additional funding. By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com senior writer NEW YORK (CNNMoney.
AIG gets $37.8bn more from Fed guardian.co.uk
Fed to lend billions more to AIG MarketWatch
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Boston Globe
Citigroup, Wells Fargo Working on `Grand Solution' (Update3)
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By David Glovin and Ari Levy Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- An agreement suspending federal litigation over the fate of Wachovia Corp. was extended by two days after a lawyer said a ``grand solution'' between bidders Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.
UPDATE: Citi, Wells Extend Standstill Through Friday Morning CNNMoney.com
Fed works toward an agreement on Wachovia The Associated Press
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Walgreen Withdraws Its Offer for Longs Drug Stores (Update2)
Bloomberg - 59 minutes ago
By Lauren Coleman-Lochner Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Walgreen Co. withdrew its $2.8 billion proposal to acquire Longs Drug Stores Corp.
Walgreen drops offer for Longs, clears way for CVS Bizjournals.com
Walgreen drops bid for rival Longs Drug MarketWatch
Wall Street Journal - Reuters - The Associated Press - Forbes
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Malaysia Star
Biden calls McCain a sidekick, not a maverick
The Associated Press - 2 hours ago
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden called Republican John McCain an angry man making ugly attacks against the Democratic ticket to cover up his support for President Bush.
Joe Biden criticizes Sarah Palin's 'mildly dangerous' rhetoric. Los Angeles Times
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Wall Street Journal
Purchasing insurance across state lines: a good idea?
Chicago Tribune - 2 hours ago
Is it a good idea to let Americans buy health insurance across state lines - something that isn’t allowed currently? Sen. John McCain thinks so and said so last night in the presidential debates.
John McCain, Joe Biden, hair plugs, bank rules and gold-plated ... Los Angeles Times
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all 1,124 news articles »

Boston Globe
Obama: McCain's mortgage bailout "costly and out of touch"
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
On further review, the Obama campaign has chosen to criticize Sen. John McCain's surprising call last night for a new homeowner bailout under which the federal government would buy $300 billion worth of underwater mortgages and issue cheaper, ...
McCain housing proposal: Easier said than done The Associated Press
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IBM reports 20 percent jump in Q3 net income
Computerworld - 1 hour ago
By James Niccolai IBM on Wednesday reported a 20 percent increase in net income for its third quarter and said its profit outlook for the full year remains on track.
IBM preliminary profit beats expectations Reuters
IBM Sees Quarterly Profit Up 20%; Reaffirms Outlook Wall Street Journal
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BlackBerry Unleashes The Storm
CRN - 1 hour ago
The arrival of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd.'s first ever touch screen device, has been a much-awaited event among the Blackberry faithful.
RIM unleashes its 3G Storm Financial Times
CrackBerry.com Covers the BlackBerry Storm TreoCentral
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ABC News
Accused Palin hacker has a history of intrusion
Computerworld - 1 hour ago
By Robert McMillan The college student charged with illegally accessing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's e-mail has been accused of computer intrusion before, although last time he faced only an afternoon detention.
UPDATE 1-Tennessee man indicted for hacking Palin e-mail Reuters
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Times Online
A Fey-Palin comedy summit? Stay tuned
San Jose Mercury News - 23 minutes ago
By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK—It seems like the inevitable comedic summit of this fall's presidential campaign: the real Sarah Palin coming on "Saturday Night Live" to meet her look-alike impersonator, Tina Fey.
Tina Fey Leads Pack of Palin Impersonators ABC News
Seth Meyers Talks ‘SNL Thursday Night Live,’ Sarah Palin — & More ... Access Hollywood
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Los Angeles Times
Review: 'Kath & Kim'
Los Angeles Times - 45 minutes ago
The American remake of an Aussie comedy can't seem to decide what it's satirizing. And what's with those clothes? By Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic The international markets plunge, the presidential campaign sinks to mudslinging lows and "Kath ...
Tedious "Kath & Kim" lost in translation Reuters
'Kath & Kim': Dumb & dull USA Today
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New Yorker
The Performance: Mark Strong in 'Body of Lies'
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
THRILLER: Mark Strong, left, says working with Leonardo DiCaprio on “Body of Lies” was better than he’d imagined. “Leo was brilliant,” he says.
Review: Same-old kaboom 'Body of Lies' San Jose Mercury News
Body of Lies Entertainment Weekly
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The Associated Press
Confident Rays prepare to take on Red Sox in ALCS
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Young, eager and brimming with confidence. The surprising Tampa Bay Rays spent the entire season dispelling the notion that they were too inexperienced to compete with the Boston Red Sox, and the AL East champions aren't ...
Rays crashing the postseason party FOXSports.com
Shields gets call for Game 1 MLB.com
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Adam Jones in altercation at Joule Hotel
Dallas Morning News - 37 minutes ago
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones got into an altercation with one of his security guards at the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas on Wednesday morning, according to Dallas Deputy Chief Vince Golbeck, who is a commander of the central patrol division.
Dallas Cowboys' 'Pacman' Jones involved in fight at hotel Fort Worth Star Telegram
Report: Adam Jones involved in hotel scuffle Rotoworld.com
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National Post
Cubs exercise contract option on Canadian pitcher Harden
National Post - 25 minutes ago
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs apparently are not too concerned about the health of righthander Rich Harden. Facing a Wednesday deadline, the Cubs elected to pick up the US$7-million contract option for 2009 on Harden, who has had a history of injuries.
Cubs exercise Rich Harden's $7 million option The Associated Press
Cubs pick up Harden's '09 option MLB.com
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German doing well after 1st double arm transplant
The Associated Press - 5 hours ago
MUNICH, Germany (AP) - A German farmer who received the world's first complete double arm transplant said Wednesday that incredulity gave way to joy when he woke from surgery to discover he had arms again.
Update: New Arms For 54-Year-Old German Amputee eFluxMedia
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FDA Says LabCorp Cancer Test Is Illegal
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By ANDREW POLLACK The Food and Drug Administration has told the Laboratory Corporation of America that it is illegally marketing a blood test to detect ovarian cancer, according to a warning letter posted Wednesday on the FDA’s Web site.
FDA: LabCorp’s marketing of ovarian-cancer test violates law Bizjournals.com
FDA Slams LabCorp for Selling Unapproved Ovarian Cancer Test Wall Street Journal Blogs
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Ontario Now
Study Shows Weak Circumcision/HIV Benefit for Gay/Bisexual Men
WebMD - 23 hours ago
By Daniel J. DeNoon Oct. 7, 2008 -- Circumcision offers little HIV protection to gay/bisexual men -- overall. But it might cut HIV risk in predominantly insertive partners.
Circumcision Benefit in AIDS Is Divided New York Times
Role of Circumcision in Reducing HIV Risk Still Unclear U.S. News & World Report
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