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Heene Kids Were Often Put in Danger, Says Business Partner

ABC News - Susan Donaldson James, Emily Friedman - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Richard Heene, the father of a missing 6-year-old who was found hiding at his Colorado home today after authorities thought he ascended in an untethered balloon, often put his children in danger, ...

Obama Trumpets Stimulus in New Orleans

Wall Street Journal - Elizabeth Williamson, Louise Radnofsky - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW ORLEANS -- President Barack Obama made his first visit as president to this battered city to tout his stimulus and other government programs, but he encountered questions both here and in Washington ...

No Social Security COLA could prod $250 payments

The Associated Press - Stephen Ohlemacher - ‎37 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Social Security recipients won't get a cost-of-living increase next year for the first time in more than a third of a century, and that could boost President Barack Obama's plan to send seniors another round of $250 payments before the ...

Attacks in Pakistan claim 38 lives

MiamiHerald.com - Saeed Shah - ‎56 minutes ago‎
LAHORE, Pakistan -- The bloody battle of wills between the Pakistani government and Islamic extremists continued with five terrorist attacks on Thursday that claimed at least 38 lives and was timed, officials said, ahead of a planned ...

un rights body considers condemning Israel on Gaza

Reuters - Laura MacInnis, Stephanie Nebehay - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Laura macinnis GENEVA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian leaders should launch investigations of alleged war crimes in Gaza to help rebuild trust and support peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday.

France Condemns Czech President Over EU Treaty

New York Times - Crispian Balmer, Andrew Roche - ‎4 hours ago‎
By REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy criticised Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Thursday for failing to sign the European Union's Lisbon Treaty and said there would be repercussions unless he fell into line quickly.

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Creigh Deeds's Union Label

Wall Street Journal - Kimberley A. Strassel - ‎18 minutes ago‎
'When I'm governor, you won't just have a friend in Richmond—you'll have a partner." So said Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds to union supporters on Oct. 3, 2008.

Henninger: A Decadent Nobel

Wall Street Journal - Daniel Henninger - ‎7 hours ago‎

Pelosi Joins Fellow Democrats in Tough Talk for Health Insurers

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray - ‎52 minutes ago‎
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned insurance companies on Thursday that health-care reform could cost the industry dearly through new fees, fewer regulatory protections and fresh competition from the federal government.

Dow 10000: Day two

CNNMoney.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Stocks stage late-session advance due to run up in energy shares, despite bank stock selloff after Goldman Sachs and Citigroup results.

No 2009 pay for Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis

CNNMoney.com - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Wall Street Journal reports that the outgoing chief executive will have to repay his 2009 salary based on demands from the government's pay czar.

Google: Worst is behind us

CNNMoney.com - David Goldman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Online search giant reports revenue and earnings that trump Wall Street's estimates, saying the worst of the recession is over.

Sidekick Users Get Their Data Back, But Lawsuits Loom

PC World - Jacqueline Emigh - ‎1 hour ago‎
Although Microsoft has now promised that all Sidekick users will be getting their contact info and other personal data back again, the furor felt over the past few days could show lasting impact.
Microsoft Recovers Most Sidekick Data San Francisco Chronicle

RIM's Vastly Improved BlackBerry Storm

BusinessWeek - Stephen H. Wildstrom - ‎1 hour ago‎
New touchscreen sensors on the Storm 2 make a huge difference in usability. Still, Apple needn't worry By Stephen H. Wildstrom Over the past few weeks, I have used about a dozen smartphones.

250GB PS3 Slim coming in November for $350

CNET News - Josh Lowensohn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sony Computer Entertainment America on Thursday announced that a new 250GB variation of the PlayStation 3 Slim will be available beginning November 3 for $349.99.

UPDATE 1-Garth Brooks to resume music career in Las Vegas

Reuters - Vernell Hackett - ‎17 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in US history, ended his semi-retirement on Thursday and announced 15 concert dates at Wynn Resorts Ltd's Encore theater in Las Vegas.

'Where the Wild Things Are'

Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Kenneth Turan FILM CRITIC >>> In the new film version of Sendak's classic, more -- admired director Spike Jonze, smart co-screenwriter Dave Eggers, top-flight actors including Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini and Forest Whitaker, ...

Meghan McCain's cups runneth over on Twitter: Thanks for the mammaries!

Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Internet hills are alive with talk of, well, Meghan McCain's hills. Last night, the 24-year-old daughter of former Republican Presidential candidate John McCain posted a photo of herself on her personal Twitter page captioned “my ...

Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles

USA Today - ‎26 minutes ago‎
(Sports Network) - For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers will battle for the right to represent the National League at the World Series when the best-of-seven NLCS gets underway this evening at Dodger Stadium.

Wizards' Jamison to Miss Remainder of Preseason

Washington Post - Michael Lee - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Antawn Jamison will miss at least the rest of preseason after an MRI on Thursday revealed that he had a subluxation of his right shoulder, which means that his shoulder popped in and popped out.

Analysis: Limbaugh's words keep him from a dream

Chicago Tribune - Jesse Washington - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Rush Limbaugh getting axed from a group trying to buy an NFL team was bigger than Rush Limbaugh. "This is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we're going to have," Limbaugh ...

Burke County Health Department runs out of flu shots

Morganton News Herald - Julie N. Chang - ‎19 minutes ago‎
MORGANTON - If you haven't gotten your seasonal flu shot yet, you might be out of luck. The Burke County Health Department announced Thursday that it exhausted its supply of the injectable seasonal flu vaccine and ...

Driver suspended for wearing pink tie for cancer

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A Springfield Mass Transit District bus driver has received a one-day unpaid suspension for wearing a pink necktie to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

Expert Panel: Smoking Bans Save Lives

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Oct. 15, 2009 -- Even limited exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the odds of heart attacks in people who have heart disease or are at risk, an expert panel report commissioned by the CDC confirms.

Is a Virus the Cause of Fatigue Syndrome?

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎Oct 12, 2009‎
A study published last week in the journal Science suggested that might be the case, reporting that many patients who had the syndrome were infected with a recently discovered virus.

Willie Nelson's Got a New Broadband Plan

Wired News - Ryan Singel - ‎Oct 12, 2009‎
Willie Nelson has tossed the satellite dish off the back of his corn-powered tour bus in favor of a little box that fuses wireless data cards from a variety of networks into a single connection.

Diminutive Germantown Mom is Big Eating Champ

Washington Post - Steve Hendrix - ‎Oct 12, 2009‎
Standing just over five feet tall and weighing just over 100 pounds, Juliet Lee is an unlikely champ on the competitive eating circuit.

Who Is Letterman Hurting?

New York Times - Randy Cohen - ‎Oct 12, 2009‎
I wrote for “Late Night with David Letterman,” the 12:30 am NBC version of his show, for seven years, so when the sex scandal - extortion plot?

100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words

Ars Technica - Nate Anderson - ‎Oct 11, 2009‎
For the last hundred years, rightsholders have fretted about everything from the player piano to the VCR to digital TV to Napster.
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