Los Angeles Times - 53 minutes ago
The military faces fierce militants and a desolate, rocky terrain in South Waziristan. And the Taliban may counter with more attacks in major cities, analysts say.
CNN - 2 hours ago
FORT COLLINS, Colorado (CNN) -- The man whose giant Mylar balloon ascended into the sky this week, amid fears that his 6-year-old was aboard, emerged from his house Saturday and offered a cardboard box for the media to submit questions.
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CBS News - 5 hours ago
Calls Intensify for Firing or Resignation of La. Justice of the Peace Who Wouldn't Marry Black Man, White Woman Terence and Beth McKay, whose clasped hands are shown here, say a justice of the peace in Robert, La.
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Christian Science Monitor - - 1 hour ago
Refusal by 'America's toughest sheriff' to stop immigration sweeps fits into the career of a controversial populist. By Patrik Jonsson | Staff writer/ October 17, 2009 edition Much like the late Jefferson Parish, La.
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The Associated Press - - 5 hours ago
CIT Group Inc., a major lender to small and midsize businesses that has struggled under mounting losses and tight credit availability, has amended its debt restructuring offer to enlist more bondholder support.
CIT Group says it marshals support for debt plan MarketWatch
AFP - 1 hour ago
NEW YORK - A top US watchdog has warned financial firms they face increased scrutiny after a billionaire appeared in court on Friday charged with one of biggest hedge fund insider trading case in US history.
Hedge Fund Chief Is Charged With Fraud New York Times
Trader Is Known for Speed, Smarts Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg - - 16 hours 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 ...
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Macworld - 7 hours ago
Apple announces quarterly results on Monday and Windows 7 comes out just days later, which means it's gut-check time again. Some fret about Windows 7, but Phil Schiller ain't one of them (shocking footage at 11!
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Wired News - - Oct 16, 2009
If you've thought about picking up an Android-powered phone but found yourself turned off by the hardware choices (ahem, G1), you may soon wish to reconsider.
Android OS 'Donut' update is more meat than frosting Post-Bulletin
Android gets boost from Hero, Cliq San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles Times - - 14 hours ago
Images are released showing that the lunar mission may be more successful than it first appeared. Scientists are 'are blown away by the data returned.
NASA finally sees plume from moon impact msnbc.com
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New York Times - - 3 hours ago
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People Magazine - - Oct 16, 2009
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Sports Network - 41 minutes ago
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Oklahoma starting quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's 16-13 loss to third-ranked Texas with what appeared to be a recurrence of a right shoulder injury he suffered earlier this season.
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USA Today - - 48 minutes ago
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Carson Wiggs kicked four field goals and Purdue forced five turnovers in a 26-18 victory over seventh-ranked Ohio State, ending the Buckeyes' chance at a Big Ten record-tying 17th consecutive conference road win.
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SAO PAULO (AP) - Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's hope of winning the Formula One championship took a hit with a poor qualifying run for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.
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Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
Production is running behind, the CDC says. In Mexico, response to the outbreak is more muted than in the spring. Cezar Gonzalez, 3, left, and Jose, 4, are treated in a hospital in Colorado for flu-like symptoms.
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Reuters - - 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama lashed out on Saturday against the "deceptive and dishonest" efforts of health insurance companies, who he said are trying to kill healthcare reform, no matter the cost to ...
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CBS News - - 24 minutes ago
As swine flu continues to spread around the globe, a clearer and in some ways more unnerving picture of the most serious cases has started to emerge, indicating that the virus could pose a greater threat to some young, otherwise vibrant people.
Health Officials Warn of Sicker Swine Flu Patients Voice of America
Ars Technica - - 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.
CBSSports.com - - 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.
Reuters - - Oct 13, 2009
LONDON (Reuters) - Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions.
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 ...
Huffington Post (blog) - Oct 13, 2009
"While you were doing your research did you also find that sharks live in water and don't deliver candy grams... and that the majority of boxes do not have d*cks in them?