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Obama pulls plug on troubled long-term care program, citing design flaws

Washington Post -
By AP, WASHINGTON - The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president's signature health overhaul law - a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.

Kansas City bishop indicted on child endangerment charge

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn and the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse by a priest, prosecutors said Friday in Missouri.

Obama sends 100 military advisers to fight Africa rebels -
WASHINGTON - The first wave of US Special Forces Green Berets arrived in Uganda this week to support the battle against a guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities, Pentagon and military officials told NBC News.

Apple's iPhone 4S Hits Stores

Wall Street Journal -
Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone arrived in stores Friday in the US and a half-dozen countries, as the company hoped to cement its position as the world's leading smartphone maker.

Greinke vs. Garcia: Splits favor Cardinals, but not by much -
ST. LOUIS—Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been far more successful pitching at Busch Stadium than on the road. In his two seasons as a starter, he is 15-8 with a 2.17 ERA in 29 home starts.

US Stocks Rise as S&P Gains Most Since '09 on Europe, Earnings

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- US stocks rose, driving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the largest weekly gain since July 2009, amid optimism over corporate earnings and steps by European leaders to support the region's ...

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Gaddafi gunmen, govt forces clash in Tripoli

Pakistan Daily Times -
TRIPOLI: Gunfights broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday between dozens of supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi and forces of the new government.

Some U.S. officials question response to Iran plot

Reuters -
Manssor Arbabsiar is shown in this courtroom sketch during an appearance in a Manhattan courtroom in New York, New York on October 11, 2011.

U.K. Defense Secretary Resigns

Wall Street Journal -
LONDON—Britain's defense secretary stepped down amid a controversy over allegations by opposition politicians and the media that he gave a friend access to the ministry of defense and official meetings overseas, ...

newCanadians in Syria urged to leave -
Beginning of Story Content Canadians travelling or living in Syria should leave the country immediately and trips to the country should be avoided due to the deteriorating security situation, says Friday by Foreign Affairs and International Trade ...

Showdown averted in New York's Wall Street protests |

Reuters -
1 of 10. Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march down Wall Street during a protest march through the financial district of New York October 14, 2011.

On Health Care, Cain Returns Home

Wall Street Journal -
Herman Cain has surged in the Republican presidential contest with his plan to overhaul taxation. It was an equally contentious issue—health care—that put him on the political map in the first place 17 years ago.

Perry Looks to Energy to Recharge Economy

Wall Street Journal -
By PATRICK O'CONNOR Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced his energy and jobs plan at a US steel plant in Pittsburgh.

G-20 Focuses on Crisis as Europe Mulls Greek Writedown

Bloomberg -
Group of 20 (G20) finance chiefs said the world economy is strengthening even after recent shocks as they fleshed out details of a surveillance system aimed at highlighting and fixing fault lines that threaten growth.

Energy Dept. Ignored Warnings About Solyndra Loan

ABC News -
Gary Burner, chief financial officer with the Federal Financing Bank, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Solyndra LLC in Washington, DC, US, Oct. 14, 2011.

Europe Needs More Than Cash: Deutsche Bank CEO -
Putting more capital into the banking system is not enough to solve Europe's financial problems or restore investor confidence, said the head of Germany's biggest bank.

How to configure iCloud if you share an Apple ID

Computerworld -
Macworld - It's fairly easy to get started with iCloud if you use a single Apple ID solely on your own devices. But many families--including mine--share a single Apple ID across multiple people and devices, so that they can purchase ...

Steve Jobs Memorial Service To Be Held Oct. 16

Wall Street Journal -
Apple Inc. has invited some of Silicon Valley's biggest names to a memorial service for Steve Jobs Sunday, Oct. 16, according to a copy of the invitation and several invitees.

Lack of communication has hurt RIM's standing

Financial Times -
Frédéric Court, a venture capitalist based in London who says he has been tapping out email on a BlackBerry “forever”, has just had a wake-up call.

Rick Ross -- Unconscious, CPR Being Performed -
Rick was on a flight going from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis today, when the rapper lost consciousness. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

Backstage issues buried as 'Walking Dead' gets 'darker'

Chicago Sun-Times -
La Grange native Sarah Wayne Callies (left) plays Lori Grimes on the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” in which danger from zombies forces Grimes to do things like take cover with Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride).

Lindsay Lohan Kicked Out of Community Service

Baltimore Sun -
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been transferred out of her court ordered community service program for failing to show up and perform the required number of hours.

Larry Hagman of 'Dallas' diagnosed with cancer

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
FILE - In this March 3, 2011 file photo, US actor Larry Hagman, known for his roles on "I Dream of Jeannie," and "Dallas," poses at the Opera ball in Vienna, Austria.

Mountain West, Conference USA to merge -
The Mountain West Conference (MWC) and Conference USA (CUSA) on Friday agreed in principle to consolidate their football member schools into a single, larger association.

Congressmen urge HGH testing, but NFLPA wants 'fair system'

NFL News -
By Albert Breer NFL Network Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) delivered a strong message during an hour-long meeting with the league and union, according to sources, telling the NFL and NFLPA to ...

Red Sox eyeing players in Epstein discussions -
CHICAGO -- The Cubs and Red Sox continued negotiations on Friday over compensation in order to free Theo Epstein from the final year of his contract in Boston and allow him to take over baseball ...

Virgin Galactic to Charter Suborbital Flights to NASA

Mashable -
NASA, temporarily finding itself without a craft to send humans into space, has turned to Virgin Galactic for one suborbital flight and the option for two more.

In African Cave, Signs of an Ancient Paint Factory

New York Times -
Digging deeper in a South African cave that had already yielded surprises from the Middle Stone Age, archaeologists have uncovered a 100000-year-old workshop holding the tools and ingredients with which early modern humans ...

CDC: Wisconsin Heart Disease Rate One of Lowest in US

Every 3 minutes there is a new diagnosis and every 14 minutes a life is lost. Learn more in our breast cancer center. Despite our reputation for cheese, beer, and butter, a new study shows Wisconsin has one of the lowest rates of heart disease in the ...

1 in 6 cellphones have fecal E. coli traces -
Beginning of Story Content About one in six cellphones tested in the UK had traces of E. coli bacteria from fecal matter, a new study released for Global Handwashing Day suggests.


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