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Doubts Came Early in Balloon Incident

New York Times - Brian Stelter, Dan Frosch - ‎4 hours ago‎
Before the fame-seeking backyard scientist Richard Heene phoned the police to report that his 6-year-old son, Falcon, had floated away on a homemade flying saucer Thursday morning, he called a local TV station and asked ...

Pakistan forces move on Taliban

BBC News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The Pakistan army has started moving troops and artillery towards the Taliban militants' stronghold in South Waziristan, local officials say.

Obama praises Senate committee's health care vote

NewsOK.com - Darlene Superville - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pushed back against critics of his health care plan on Saturday with a stern warning that absent reform, costs will continue to rise and eventually devastate the US economy.

UK, France to PM: Israel has right to self-defense

Ynetnews - ‎1 hour ago‎
British Premier Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overnight, saying that they while they realized that the UN's Goldstone Report on the Gaza war was "a sensitive issue for Israel and ...

Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai 'Disengages' From ZANU-PF Governing Partner

Voice of America - Blessing Zulu - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Thomas Chiripasi, Blessing Zulu, Ntungamili Nkomo & Patience Rusere Zimbabwe's troubled national unity government moved a step closer to breakdown Friday as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said his formation of the Movement for Democratic Change ...

White House Sees Victory for Karzai in a Runoff

New York Times - Elisabeth Bumiller - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the Obama administration expected President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to win an anticipated runoff election and that the vote would not affect President ...

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Louisiana: Calls for Resignation

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP Gov. Bobby Jindal joined civil rights groups and others in calling for the resignation of a white justice of the peace who said he had refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children they might have.

In Texas, Obama honors George HW Bush for public service

Los Angeles Times - Christi Parsons - ‎4 hours ago‎
Obama gives a glowing tribute to the former president at the Points of Light Institute, which Bush founded 20 years ago. President George HW Bush invited President Obama to the 20th anniversary celebration of the Points of Light Institute, ...

Climate Concerns: Is President Obama's Plate Too Full?

ABC News - Huma Khan - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Nobel Peace Prize committee last week cited President Obama's initiative in strengthening the US role in combating climate change as one of the reasons for giving him one of the world's biggest awards.
Other Nobel winners Eagle Tribune

6 accused of insider trading after wiretapping investigation

Los Angeles Times - Walter Hamilton, Martin Zimmerman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Among those accused of insider trading include Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the $7-billion hedge fund Galleon Group, and two executives at California firms Intel and McKinsey & Co.

Bank of America Tells Congress Merrill Disclosures Were Proper

Bloomberg - David Mildenberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp. told a congressional committee studying its purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co. that securities laws didn't require the company to disclose rising losses at the brokerage or discussions about ...

Dow can't hold 10000

CNNMoney.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Investors disappointed by the most recent quarterly financial reports send stocks lower Friday, but the week ends up a winner. By Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.

Windows 7 Could Wash Away Vista Aftertaste -- or Most of It

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎1 hour ago‎
Windows 7's Start menu is not too different from Vista's, unfortunately. A welcome change, however, is at the far right end of the taskbar.

In-App Feature Could Keep More Apps on iPhone

PC World - Jacqueline Emigh - ‎8 hours ago‎
While Apple's new in-app purchase feature for iPhones is being widely touted as an antipiracy measure, Apple's more overarching motive seems to be that of keeping the iPhone at the development forefront for the coolest new apps for mobile users.

Google Editions Embraces Universal E-book Format

PC World - Ian Paul - ‎17 hours ago‎
Google will launch an e-book store called Google Editions with a "don't be evil" twist. Unlike Google's biggest competitors, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which rely heavily on restrictive DRM, Google's store will not be device-specific--allowing for ...

'Where the Wild Things Are' tames most critics

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
"Where the Wild Things Are" is only the third feature film from helmer Spike Jonze. A darling of the critics, Jonze was lauded by many of them today for his decade-long commitment to bringing the beloved children's book by Maurice Sendak to the screen.
I'm ready for a 'wild' time Andalusia Star-News

Michael Lohan on 'Maury Povich Show': 'There's nothing left of' Lindsay

New York Daily News - Nicole Carter - ‎11 hours ago‎
Michael Lohan recently announced he was going to stage an intervention to help Lindsay kick her alleged prescription drug habit. Michael Lohan says he can't even look at his famous daughter Lindsay.

TLC suing Jon Gosselin

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The TLC network is suing Jon Gosselin for breaching his contract as star of the now-shelved Jon & Kate Plus 8. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Maryland, alleges that the Father of the Year (just kidding) hasn't met the obligations of his contract as an ...
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Weather could cause problems in ALCS

ESPN - Amy K. Nelson - ‎25 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Game 2 of the American League Championship Series will be played, but the gloomy forecast suggests it might not be Saturday.

Dodgers' Andre Ethier takes one for the team

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ethier's bases-loaded walk on 3-2 pitch in the eighth inning drives in the decisive run in a 2-1 victory that ties NLCS, 1-1, and gives Dodgers new life as series heads to Philadelphia.
Dodgers 2, Phillies 1 New York Times

Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football and Me

Wall Street Journal - Rush Limbaugh - ‎2 hours ago‎
David Checketts, an investor and owner of sports teams, approached me in late May about investing in the St. Louis Rams football franchise.

Delay Undercuts H1N1 Vaccine Campaign

Wall Street Journal - Betsy Mckay, Jeanne Whalen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Some deliveries of swine flu vaccine will be delayed this month, in the latest complication for health officials in mounting a massive immunization campaign as the disease continues to spread.

Feds approve new cervical cancer vaccine

CNN - Saundra Young - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved a second vaccine intended to protect against cervical cancer. GlaxoSmithKline has manufactured a vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Links to Pneumonia, Rapid Effects on Young Noted

Washington Post - Rob Stein, Madonna Lebling - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two children in Aurora, Colo., are treated at a hospital after being admitted with flu-like symptoms. (By Matthew Staver -- Bloomberg News) By Rob Stein As swine flu continues to spread around the globe, a clearer and in some ways more unnerving ...

A Long, Melancholy Roar

New York Times - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
On a recent evening at twilight, I was sitting on the grass in Regent's Park - one of London's most manicured public spaces - when I heard the fierce, melancholy sound of a lion's roar.

HP jump-starting Compaq brand with ultra-cheap machines

Yahoo! Tech - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
Remember Compaq? Hewlett-Packard acquired the venerable computer company way back in 2002, but it's kept the name alive as a secondary brand ever since, mainly relegating Compaq to overseas markets (Compaq is particularly popular in Asia) and as ...

Dungeons and Dragons Online: behold the power of free

Ars Technica - Ben Kuchera - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
Dungeons and Dragons Online is enjoying a second life in terms of player count and buzz, all thanks to a new business strategy: giving the game away.

Obama's critical moment approaches

Salon - Camille Paglia - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
I am amazed at the easy pass you still give the Obama administration. You continue to excuse his blunders and misses as the result of a lack of experience and bad advisors.

Waiver Wire: There has to be a catch, right?

CBSSports.com - Jamey Eisenberg - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
Wide receivers are going to be popular on the waiver wire this week, and for good reason. After some of the performances we saw in Week 5, there should be some great options available.