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On the road again, Obama pitches jobs plan

Reuters -
MILLERS CREEK, North Carolina (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought on Monday to turn up the heat on Republicans for blocking his jobs bill as he started a campaign-style bus tour across states vital to his 2012 re-election ...
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Romney, Perry Find Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Isn't So Simple: Ron Klain

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Watching the other Republican candidates struggle to combat the appeal of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan, I am reminded of a Senate campaign that I worked on in the 1980s, when our candidate was outspoken on a single ...

Shalit to end five-year captivity

BBC News -
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is due to be freed from five years' captivity on Tuesday in return for the release of more than 1000 Palestinian prisoners.

Dan Wheldon's death raises questions about IndyCar racing

Los Angeles Times -
Fiery wreck that killed the Englishman on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway fuels debate on the wisdom of racing at such high speeds in oval tracks.

'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Gains Size, Support

Voice of America -
October 17, 2011 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Gains Size, Support Peter Fedynsky | New York One month after the Occupy Wall Street protesters moved into New York City's Zuccotti Park, the movement has spread globally, and gained momentum at home.

No fines for Lions' Jim Schwartz or 49ers' Jim Harbaugh

USA Today -
The NFL will not fine Detroit coach Jim Schwartz nor San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh following a brief scuffle at the conclusion of the the 49ers 25-19 win over the previously undefeated Lions.

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Celebration begins as Libya's NTC to fully control Bani Walid

Xinhua -
BANI WALID, Libya, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Celebratory gunshots by fighters of Libya's new ruling authorities are echoing in the sky on Monday over Bani Walid, as solid advances have been made in the oasis town, ...

Somali militants threaten suicide attacks in Kenya

USA Today -
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali militants threatened to bring down Nairobi skyscrapers after Kenya sent hundreds of troops into Somalia.

Iran ready to 'investigate' assassination charges

Washington Post -
TEHRAN - Iran is ready to “investigate” US charges that its elite Quds Force plotted to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday, while continuing to deny any Iranian involvement.

Bad Math Hurts Herman Cain's Good Tax Intentions: Ramesh Ponnuru

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- If you think taxes are complicated now, wait until Herman Cain simplifies them. The former chief executive officer of Godfather's Pizza Inc., now running for the Republican presidential nomination and selling a ...

Chained handicapped adult: "So they got me"

CBS News -
A police vehicle is parked in front of a Philadelphia apartment building Oct. 17, 2011, where Gregory Thomas, Linda Ann Weston and Eddie Wright, inset from left to right, allegedly chained four mentally disabled adults in the building's basement.

Wells Fargo's Margin Slips

Wall Street Journal -
Wells Fargo & Co.'s first disappointing quarterly results in more than two years are a particularly bad omen for other banks because of a continuing slide in the company's net interest margin.

Euro Leaders' Crisis Campaign Bogs Down as Divisions Flare

BusinessWeek -
(Updates with comments from Moody's in eighth paragraph. See EXT4 for more on the European debt crisis.) Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Europe's options for overcoming the debt crisis narrowed as Germany doused expectations ...

El Paso's 'Juicy' Shale Assets May Attract Reliance, Occidental

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- India's Reliance Industries Ltd., Norway's Statoil ASA and Occidental Petroleum Corp. may be among bidders for El Paso Corp.

New Apple iPhone Snared Big Sales on First Weekend

Wall Street Journal -
Apple Inc. notched more than four million sales of its new iPhone 4S in its first three days of availability, a record for the company and a strong start for the device as competition continues to heat up.

RIM Offers Free Apps After Outage

Wall Street Journal -
TORONTO—Research in Motion Ltd. ramped up damage control in the wake of last week's globe-spanning BlackBerry outages, offering free applications to subscribers and promising to wow apps developers this week with details about its ...

Alerts on overages coming to a cellphone near you

Washington Post -
The wireless industry announced Monday plans to alert customers who are about to go over limits for voice, text and data services or incur international roaming fees, a move that will for now stave off regulation of their billing ...

Play Now! Watch The Walking Dead Season 2 From HDTV Episode 1

Colfax Record -
By lisalin The fresh action in the newest season 2 premiere from AMC "The Walking Dead" was an enormous hit within the ratings with socially involved viewers.

Zachary Quinto 'Grateful' For Support After Coming Out -
'Star Trek' actor tells MTV News the response has been 'enormously supportive - universally, unanimously supportive.' By Eric Ditzian (@ericditzian) Since Zachary Quinto pronounced himself a "gay man" in a New York magazine interview and then took to ...

Spoiler Chat: Get Scoop on Glee, Revenge, Gossip Girl and More!

E! Online -
Spoiler Alert: Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester) will share a scene on Gossip Girl! Yeah, this information is not-so-shocking we know, but the GG fanbase (or, more accurately, the Chair fans) is buzzing after a picture of Chuck and Blair ...

For Rangers, Cards are mostly an unknown -
ARLINGTON -- On Sunday night, the Cardinals dispatched of the Brewers, 12-6, to punch their ticket to the World Series to face the Rangers.

Column: Time for players to step up in NBA lockout

Boston Globe -
Washington Wizards forward JaVale McGee arrives for an NBA basketball players union meeting on labor negotiations with the NBA league Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Broncos trade Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd to Rams

Los Angeles Times -
Lloyd led the league last season in receiving yards, but his numbers have been down this year. He is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $1.4 million.

Experts warn of climate change threat -
LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Climate change threatens the health and security of people around the globe and must be tackled urgently, leading climate experts meeting in Britain said.

Toxic Seaweed Poisons Coral Reefs on Contact

Wired News -
By ScienceNow By Daniel Strain, ScienceNOW “Attack of the killer seaweed” may sound like a cheesy horror flick, but for many coral species, murderous multicellular algae have become real-life villains.

Don't blame IVF for Rancic's breast cancer, experts say -
E!'s celebrity news personality Giuliana Rancic tells TODAY's Ann Curry that she has breast cancer, a new struggle in her journey to have a baby.

FDA Panel Vetoes New Indication for Parkinson's Drug

MedPage Today -
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee has voted 17 to 0 that Azilect (rasagiline), a drug that is already approved to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, does not work to slow ...

Panel Faults Virus Test To Spot Cervical Cancer

Wall Street Journal -
An influential federal health-care task force is expected to oppose testing for the human papillomavirus to detect cervical cancer in women over age 30, according to an analysis released Monday.


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