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Dow 10000: First close in a year

CNNMoney.com - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Blue-chip average ends at key milestone for the first time since Oct. 3, 2008 following better-than-expected results from JPMorgan and Intel.

Report card shows US students need to improve math skills

CNN - Kelly Marshall - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- US schoolchildren still have work to do when it comes to mathematics, the secretary of education said Wednesday.

RPT-UPDATE 1-US Senate Democrats open healthcare talks

Reuters - John Whitesides, Donna Smith - ‎10 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Democrats opened difficult talks on healthcare reform in the US Senate on Wednesday, promising to bridge party divisions on a government-run insurance plan and paying for the overhaul.

West Bank settlers use 'price tag' tactic to punish Palestinians

Times Online - James Hider - ‎58 minutes ago‎
In the farmlands between the Jewish settlement of Qedumim and the Palestinian village of Imatin, the wreckage of the endless struggle for control of the West Bank is visible.

Obama, advisers review Afghanistan strategy

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama huddled with top military, foreign policy and national security advisers Wednesday as part of an ongoing review of US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Military backs Gordon Brown's plan to send more troops to Afghanistan

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gordon Brown hasannounced that the number of British troops in Afghanistan would rise by 500 to 9500 in a move designed to end a damaging dispute between ministers and defence chiefs and reassure sceptics that the military presence there is worthwhile.

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Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and its message to the world

The Boston - Bay State Banner - Charles R. Stith - ‎1 hour ago‎
Though Barack Obama's selection as this year's Noble Peace Prize recipient is unconventional - and some would say controversial - it's perfectly logical when one considers what Obama represents in historical context.

Obama Pushes Congress to Extend Payments for Seniors

Wall Street Journal - Henry J. Pulizzi - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to extend a stimulus program to provide $250 payments to help seniors, veterans and people with disabilities cope with the economic slump next year.

US judge refuses Prop. 8 backers' request to dismiss gay-marriage case

San Jose Mercury News - Howard Mintz - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge today refused to dismiss a legal challenge to Proposition 8, concluding that the ongoing courtroom battle over California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage must be resolved in a full-blown trial.

Lazard Chief Executive Bruce Wasserstein Is Dead at 61 After Falling Ill

Bloomberg - Laurence Arnold, Joshua Fineman - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bruce Wasserstein, whose more than 30 years of dealmaking earned him wealth, the envy of his peers and ultimately the top job at Lazard Ltd.

New York Times calls off sale of Boston Globe

The Associated Press - Bob Salsberg - ‎15 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - The Boston Globe is off the market. The New York Times Co. said Wednesday it won't sell the newspaper after all, following "careful consideration and analysis.
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JPMorgan Waves Caution Flag

Forbes - Liz Moyer - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bank's profit beats expectations, but with reserves mounting against rising mortgage losses, results could fade. JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon isn't ready to declare victory yet.

Family Guy-Windows 7 sneak peek: No, it's not funny

Computerworld - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Next month, Microsoft is sponsoring a Family Guy television special in which instead of traditional advertising, pitches for Windows 7 will be woven directly into the show itself.

Report: Apple developing radio app for iPhone

CNET News - Jim Dalrymple - ‎4 hours ago‎
Apple is allegedly building a new app for its iPhone and iPod Touch that will bring FM radio to the devices, according to a report on 9 to 5 Mac.

Will Barnes & Noble E-reader Push Kindle Prices Lower?

PC World - Jacqueline Emigh - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Based on recent historical trends in the still emerging e-reader market, that would only stand to reason. After all, following Sony's introduction of the $199 Sony Reader Pocket Edition in August, Amazon.

Leona Lewis Punched At London Book Signing

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Leona Lewis' book signing in London for her new memoir, "Dreams," took a frightening turn Wednesday (October 14) when the singer was assaulted by a young man.

Dugard photo a close match to artists' work

Sacramento Bee - Bill Lindelof - ‎1 hour ago‎
After Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped as an 11-year-old in 1991, artists at the National Center for Missing Children every couple of years generated "age progressed" images, hoping she would be recognized.

Where The Wild Things Are

Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum - ‎4 hours ago‎
Profoundly beautiful and affecting, Where the Wild Things Are is a breath- taking act of artistic transubstantiation. From Maurice Sendak's beloved picture book about a rambunctious little boy named Max and the kingdom of untamed ...

Pro wrestler, music video icon Albano dies at 76

The Associated Press - Cristian Salazar - ‎35 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - "Captain" Lou Albano, who became one of the most recognized professional wrestlers of the 1980s after appearing in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" music video, died Wednesday.

Reports: Group will drop Limbaugh from Rams bid

FOXSports.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
by FOXSports.com The group that is trying to buy the St. Louis Rams plans to drop the outspoken radio show host and conservative commentator, according to multiple published reports Wednesday.

Earnhardt exemplifies a NASCAR Hall of Famer

FOXSports.com - Larry McReynolds - ‎38 minutes ago‎
FOX race analyst Larry McReynolds has more than 25 years of NASCAR experience as a mechanic, crew chief and broadcaster. Obviously Dale Earnhardt has meant so much to our sport.

In protecting against flu, face masks rank last: U.S.

Reuters - Maggie Fox - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New guidelines on protecting hospital workers against the H1N1 swine flu stress keeping influenza patients away from others and put protective equipment such as face masks last.

Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds

U.S. News & World Report - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14 (healthday News) -- Among women with locally advanced breast cancer who undergo the same class of chemotherapy, race doesn't affect the odds of having no sign of disease at surgery, a new study finds.

Abortion Down, Contraception Up: Recipe for Health Reform?

U.S. News & World Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Global abortion rates are down—from an estimated 45.5 million in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research center that supports abortion rights.

Snap Judgments: The surprising Bengals, Ravens' problems, more

SI.com - Aaron Josefczyk - ‎Oct 11, 2009‎
Musings, observations and the occasional Week 5 insight as we adjust our TV's vertical hold to handle those hideous brown and mustard-colored vertically-striped socks the Broncos hopefully will put back into the time capsule after their showdown with ...

Marathon winner disqualified for wearing iPod

CNET News - Chris Matyszczyk - ‎Oct 11, 2009‎
But many humans seem to enjoy the pain and the sense of achievement they feel when they finally get wrapped up in BacoFoil like a Sunday chicken.

Cleverness is no more. This is a dumb Britain

Times Online - Jeremy Clarkson - ‎Oct 10, 2009‎
I was nine and sleepy. I was snuggly and warm. I wanted to stay under the covers. But he was insistent. “There is something on television you need to see,” he said.

Rock-solid defenses separate Florida, Alabama from pretenders

SI.com - Stewart Mandel - ‎Oct 11, 2009‎
AP BATON ROUGE, La. -- As the clock wound down on No. 1 Florida's 13-3 win over No. 4 LSU on Saturday night, I stood on the Gators' sideline with several writers, one of whom -- Dave Curtis of the Sporting News -- used an adept basketball analogy to ...

Rush Limbaugh: 'I'm not the leader' of the GOP

msnbc.com - Michael Inbar - ‎Oct 9, 2009‎
Tune in to TODAY on Monday and Tuesday for more of Jamie Gangel's exclusive interview. Heavy lies the crown of the unofficial standard bearer for the beleaguered Republican Party.