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us healthcare overhaul poised for big step forward

Reuters - John Whitesides, John O'Callaghan - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama's push for sweeping healthcare reform was poised to clear a key Senate hurdle on Tuesday, opening a new phase in the raging debate over his top domestic priority.

New Korea reunion talks 'agreed'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
North Korea has agreed to hold talks with South Korea this week, a day after it test-fired short-range missiles. The talks will be on how to avoid cross-border flooding, and arrangements for reunions between family members divided by the Korean War.

Obama didn't choose himself for peace prize

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎2 hours ago‎
It was just a small reminder that we live in interesting times in regards to the 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize last week and almost nobody thought to congratulate the guy!

Clinton in talks with Russians about Iran

The Associated Press - Matthew Lee - ‎15 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was meeting with Russian leaders on Tuesday to urge their support in pressuring Iran to prove its nuclear program is peaceful.

Brown urges angry MPs to pay up

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gordon Brown has urged MPs to "deal with" a retrospective expenses audit, amid anger from some MPs who say the rules are unfair and inconsistent.

Raid reveals Taliban's Punjab links

Aljazeera.net - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Officials say the latest deadly attacks reveal the extent to which the Pakistani Taliban is supported by ethnic Punjabi groups, in addition to the Pashto-speaking tribesmen of the northwestern border areas.

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Schwarzenegger pens a new course for California

Los Angeles Times - ‎53 minutes ago‎
After threatening a mass veto to spur a big water deal, the governor reverses course and signs a surprising slate of legislation. It includes bills he had vetoed in the past.
Governor signs gay rights bills San Diego Union Tribune

King siblings reach settlement

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Ernie Suggs - ‎1 hour ago‎
The children of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday avoided a jury trial and settled their festering legal feud over control of the civil rights icon's estate.

Deeds Hammers mcdonnell on Thesis in Va. Governor's Debate

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
Democrat R. Creigh Deeds blasted his Republican foe in Virginia's gubernatorial race as no friend of working women or gays and twice accused him of lying.

Two Americans share Nobel prize for economics

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Work by Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson focused on how people and organizations make decisions and cooperate outside traditional markets.

Primus Would Like To See Nan Shan Become Regional Co

Wall Street Journal - Ellen Sheng - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Primus Financial Holdings Ltd. intends to expand Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., the Taiwan insurer it is buying from American International Group Inc. (AIG), into a regional company, co-Chairman Robert Morse said ...

Bank of America Loses Bid to Dismiss Shareholder Merrill Suit

Bloomberg - Phil Milford, David Mildenberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp., the largest US lender by assets, failed to persuade a Delaware judge to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit challenging the fairness of its $29 billion acquisition of Merrill ...

We learn by failing

CNET News - Rafe Needleman - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Technically, we can't blame the loss of Sidekick users' data on a failure of either the concept or the technology of "cloud computing.

Who needs a key? IPhone app unlocks and starts car

USA Today - Chris Woodyard - ‎5 hours ago‎
A California company Tuesday will announce an iPhone application and car receiver that will enable users to lock, unlock and remotely start their car with the phone rather than the car's key fob.

Apple acknowledges Snow Leopard data loss issue

CNET News - Erica Ogg - ‎7 hours ago‎
For the past month, some Mac OS X users have been reporting their personal data missing after logging into their guest accounts, and Apple now says it's working on finding a fix.

UPDATE 2-"New" Michael Jackson single a "mistake"

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puerto Rican singer.

What's that whispering? It's word of mouth for 'Paranormal'

USA Today - Anthony Breznican - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Paramount Pictures By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY Paranormal Activity, a film ostensibly made up of video recordings made by a young couple who believe frightening things are happening in their house as they sleep, has been amassing intense ...

New 'Jon & Kate + 8' episode: 'We're behind you, Kate!'

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker - ‎4 hours ago‎
The new episode of Jon + Kate Plus Eight on Monday was called “School Days,” with the sextuplets, now five years old, starting “junior kindergarten.

Lidge Comes Through in Phillies' Win

Washington Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
AP DENVER -- Between frosty breaths on the mound, Brad Lidge warmed to the challenge and erased a season of frustration. Philadelphia's beleaguered closer stranded runners at first and second on a bitterly cold Sunday night when he retired Troy ...

Dolphins-Jets always a good show

FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for foxsports.com. He's covered the NFL for the past 15 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.
Dolphins 31, Jets 27 New York Times

Recap: San Jose vs. Phoenix

MiamiHerald.com - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Lauri Korpikoski's first-ever shootout attempt ended with a game-winning goal, as Phoenix beat San Jose, 1-0, at HP Pavilion.

Flu shortage: Seasonal flu shots hard to find

San Jose Mercury News - Julia Prodis Sulek - ‎5 hours ago‎
For weeks, health officials have been encouraging people to get seasonal flu shots early to avoid bumping into the swine flu vaccine program.

Breast cancer checklist: Twenty ways to lower your risk and protect yourself

MiamiHerald.com - Stacey Colino - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ask any woman what disease she's most afraid of, and chances are she'll say breast cancer. ``Almost everyone knows someone who did everything `right' and still got breast cancer,'' says Dr.

Study: Swine flu deadliest to healthy, relatively young adults

MiamiHerald.com - Fred Tasker - ‎1 hour ago‎
Doctors learn they don't entirely understand the H1N1 flu virus. New studies say it hits otherwise-healthy relatively young adults the hardest.

Some credit card companies rush to act before new law

CNN - Jessica Yellin - ‎Oct 9, 2009‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- If you hold a Discover credit card, you're in luck -- the company has decided to freeze interest-rate hikes until a new credit card consumer protection bill takes effect in February.

The 20 worst science and technology errors in films

Telegraph.co.uk - Tom Chivers - ‎Oct 8, 2009‎
A far-from-definitive list of the 20 most annoying science and technology errors in films, from slow-moving lasers to extraterrestrials who use Windows Vista.

The Calorie-Restriction Experiment

New York Times - Jon Gertner - ‎Oct 7, 2009‎
AS AMERICANS become fatter and fatter - a study published in July revealed that obesity rates increased in 23 states last year and declined in none - a select group of men and women under the watchful care of medical professionals have ...

Moon Probe Update: Craft Did Spot Impact Crater

FOXNews - ‎Oct 9, 2009‎
An artist's illustration of NASA's LCROSS mission to crash two probes into the moon and kick up moon dirt on Oct. 9, 2009 An artist's illustration of NASA's LCROSS mission to crash two probes into the moon and kick up moon dirt on Oct. 9, ...

9 small money steps that pay off big

CNN - Suze Orman - ‎Oct 9, 2009‎
(OPRAH.com) -- Huge, scary numbers are lurking everywhere these days: The massive federal bailout (now on the taxpayers' tab)...the unemployment rate, which is now at a 26-year high...that daunting sum you are constantly told you will ...