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Washington Post - Andrew Harrer - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) "I congratulate President Obama on receiving this prestigious award. I join my fellow Americans in expressing pride in our president on this occasion.

China, Japan, SKorea urge new NKorea nuclear talks

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING - The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea on Saturday pledged to work together for an "early resumption" of talks on ending North Korea's nuclear programmes and vowed to deepen regional cooperation.

As Flu Vaccine Arrives for the Season, Some Questions and Answers

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎4 hours ago‎
The first doses of vaccine for the H1N1 2009 influenza, commonly called swine flu, began arriving at hospitals and doctors' offices this week.

Afghanistan: Taliban Claim Village

New York Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By AP After American forces abandoned a mountain redoubt that was attacked by the Taliban last weekend, Taliban fighters said Friday that they had victoriously raised their flag over the village.

Turkey and Armenia seek normal ties

Aljazeera.net - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Turkey and Armenia are set to sign accords to reopen their borders and establish diplomatic ties after decades of bitter relations.

Landslides, floods kill over 150 in northern Philippines

Washington Post - Manny Mogato, Rosemarie Francisco - ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA (Reuters) - Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from a small mountain village buried under mud in the northern Philippines on Saturday, as the death toll from landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains rose to 153, ...

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Obama makes a pitch for creation of agency to regulate financial industry

Los Angeles Times - Jim Puzzanghera - ‎9 hours ago‎
With a key vote nearing, the president slams banks and business groups, saying they want only 'to maintain the status quo that has maximized their profits at the expense of American consumers.

State leaders fail to reach water accord

Los Angeles Times - Michael Rothfeld, Bettina Boxall - ‎1 hour ago‎
If there is no deal by Sunday, governor says, he will veto many of the 700 legislative bills awaiting his signature. By Michael Rothfeld and Bettina Boxall Reporting from Los Angeles and Sacramento - Gov.

Insurance Mandates Draw Flak From Both Sides

Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy, Greg Hitt - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Proposals that would require Americans to buy health insurance -- central to legislation circulating in both houses of Congress -- are under fire from both ends of the political spectrum, with some liberals ...

Occidental May Gain BP-Like Trading Muscle With Phibro Purchase

Bloomberg - Joe Carroll - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Occidental Petroleum Corp., the US oil producer that agreed yesterday to buy Citigroup Inc.'s Phibro LLC unit, may gain the kind of trading prowess that lifted profits at Europe's biggest energy companies.

Plan: Hummer will continue in Shreveport, La.

BusinessWeek - Alan Sayre, Tom Krisher - ‎7 hours ago‎
Production of commercial Hummer vehicles will continue in Shreveport, La., through at least June 2011 if a deal by General Motors Co.

Canada Posts Record Trade Deficit as Exports Fall

Bloomberg - Theophilos Argitis - ‎14 hours ago‎
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Canada posted a record trade deficit in August on plunging exports of aircraft, telecommunications equipment and automotive products.

Moon crash: Public yawns, scientists celebrate

The Associated Press - Seth Borenstein - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - NASA's great lunar fireworks finale fizzled. After gearing up for the space agency's much-hyped mission to hurl two spacecraft into the moon, the public turned away from the sky Friday anything but dazzled.

FCC To Probe Google Voice

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it is investigating whether Google has violated telecommunications laws with its Internet phone service that has been refusing to connect some calls to rural areas.
FCC Probes Google Voice Service Wall Street Journal

Barnes & Noble May Sell Its Own E-reader

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎9 hours ago‎
Is bookstore behemoth Barnes & Noble about to enter the e-book fray with its own Android-powered device? I like these rumors: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that bookstore behemoth Barnes & Noble will soon start selling its own e-reader device, ...

Miley Quits Twitter, Raps She's "Done Tryin' to Please"

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Teen star Miley Cyrus used a rap video on Friday to tell a curious world just why she had abruptly deleted her popular Twitter account.
Miley Cyrus Quits Twitter, World Ends San Francisco Chronicle

Kate Gosselin files for child, spousal support

msnbc.com - Nicole Weisensee Egan - ‎8 hours ago‎
Kate Gosselin has filed paperwork asking for child support and temporary spousal support in the wake of Jon Gosselin taking nearly $230000 from their bank account, says Mark Momjian, one of her divorce attorneys.

Couples Retreat: Movie vs. Reality, Meet the Real Relationship Experts

ABC News - Scott Mayerowitz - ‎15 hours ago‎
Couples struggling with their relationships have long traveled to far away destinations to try and mend their wounds. And this weekend such trips are likely to take center stage thanks to Vince Vaughn new comedy, "Couples Retreat.

Weaver, Angels stifle Red Sox to take 2-0 ALDS advantage

USA Today - Mark J. Terrill - ‎1 hour ago‎
Weaver yielded two hits while dominating Boston into the eighth inning, and Maicer Izturis (FSY) drove home the tiebreaking run in Los Angeles' 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Friday night, extending the Angels' first-round lead ...

Umpire Error In Yankees' Game

ESPN - Jorge Arangure Jr - ‎15 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- The mantra, or perhaps better yet the myth, of the Minnesota Twins is that they take care of a little things to win ballgames.

Big Performances Give Internationals a Boost

New York Times - Larry Dorman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tim Clark's eagle putt on No. 18 helped top Stewart Cink, far right, and Lucas Glover of the US By LARRY DORMAN SAN FRANCISCO - A Friday that started out well for international golf with the announcement that the sport will return to the Olympic Games ...
Not so fast - US loses twice on 18 San Francisco Chronicle

Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients

U.S. News & World Report - ‎12 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, Oct. 9 (healthday News) -- Many breast cancer patients have low levels of vitamin D, which could lead to weaker bones and increased risk of fractures, say US researchers who recommend high doses of vitamin D for them.
October goes pink to battle breast cancer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Health Buzz: A Virus Might Be a Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

U.S. News & World Report - Katherine Hobson - ‎15 hours ago‎
There's new evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome, the mysterious collection of symptoms including severe fatigue, joint pain, and headache, might be caused by a type of virus, reports healthday.

Making Health Care 'Accountable'

New York Times - Michelle Andrews - ‎9 hours ago‎
Experts largely agree on the need to change how health care providers are paid. Currently, most are reimbursed for every service they provide, but so-called fee-for-service payment systems do little to encourage cost control or, ...

Scary Film 'Paranormal Activity' Is Disappointingly Normal

LiveScience.com - Benjamin Radford - ‎Oct 1, 2009‎
By Benjamin Radford, LiveScience's Bad Science Columnist A scene from the low-budget, limited-release film "Paranormal Activity," which aims to scare the pants off moviegoers with scenes that have that documentary feel.

Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?

American Thinker - Greg Lewis - ‎Oct 4, 2009‎
We're all somewhat familiar with the body language dogs display when they greet each other. The dominant alpha male approaches directly, asserting his authority, while the beta male genuflects, crouches, tucks his tail, and may even end ...

Bruce Golding too good to be so muddled

Jamaica Observer - Mark Wignall - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
Driven primarily by a feverish need to win elections than to do what is right for this country, political administrations in Jamaica have, over many years, conned many of us into believing that the real success of a political party is tied to the ...

The US on a new mission in Pakistan

Asia Times Online - Syed Saleem Shahzad - ‎Sep 23, 2009‎
NEW YORK - Pakistan has once again rejected United States President Barack Obama's AfPak approach that designates Afghanistan and Pakistan as a single theater of operations.

Taking matters into his own hands

Pioneer Press - Mary Divine - ‎Oct 3, 2009‎
After being diagnosed with focal dystonia, guitarist-songwriter Billy McLaughlin learned to play with his opposite hand and found a new depth of meaning in his work.