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My kid, the ratings bonanza: beyond the 'balloon boy' saga

Los Angeles Times - Falcon Henne - ‎5 hours ago‎
Falcon Heene isn't the only child drafted into TV-ready story lines -- think Octomom, Jon & Kate's 8, 'Toddlers and Tiaras.

Iran mourns dozens killed in militant attack

CNN - ‎33 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Three days of mourning began in the Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Monday, after dozens of people were killed in a militant attack a day earlier, state media reported.

Pakistan presses on with assault on Taliban stronghold

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pakistani troops maintain a curfew on the edge of Waziristan as the assault by against the Taliban begins. Photograph: Ijaz Muhammad/AP Pakistani forces have pressed on with their attacks as they move to drive out the Taliban from its bases in a ...

Showdown looms over Afghan election

The Associated Press - Heidi Vogt - ‎25 minutes ago‎
KABUL - The Afghan electoral crisis intensified Monday as the commission responsible for declaring final results in the August presidential balloting refused to accept findings of a UN-backed investigative panel that would force a runoff, ...

Decision on Afghan Troops May Wait

New York Times - Peter Baker, Sabrina Tavernise - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The White House signaled Sunday that President Obama would postpone any decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan until the disputed election there had been settled and resulted in a government ...

Brown raises alarm over climate 'catastrophe'

AFP - ‎15 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Prime Minister Gordon Brown was on Monday to warn representatives of the world's biggest carbon polluters of a climate catastrophe if they do not strike a deal at the Copenhagen summit.

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Obama not insisting on public option, aides say

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP / October 19, 2009 President Obama isn't demanding that health care legislation include a government-run insurance option even though he believes it would best meet his reform goals, White House advisers said yesterday.

Bankruptcy filing delays church sex abuse case

The Associated Press - Brian Witte - ‎55 minutes ago‎
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A high-profile sex abuse case that was set to start Monday against Delaware's Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and a former priest will be delayed after the church filed for federal bankruptcy protection.
Wilmington Diocese claims bankruptcy Cherry Hill Courier Post

A Nobel goal, but Obama unlikely to broker Holy Land peace

Salt Lake Tribune - Matthew D. LaPlante - ‎1 hour ago‎
As he spoke of his surprise award in the White House Rose Garden, President Barack Obama called the Nobel Peace Prize "a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century.

Sri Lanka Stocks Fall Most in 4 Months on Rajaratnam Arrest

Bloomberg - Sumit Sharma, Anusha Ondaatjie - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka's benchmark stock index dropped, set for its biggest decline in four months, after Raj Rajaratnam, one of the south Asian island's largest investors, was detained in the US on ...

Singapore Dlr Flat Late, Recovers Ground As Euro Gains

Wall Street Journal - ‎30 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--The Singapore dollar was flat in Asian trade late Monday, gradually recovering initial losses as the euro recovered against the greenback.

UPDATE 1-Start-up takes on mutual fund industry

Reuters - David Lawsky - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Start-up investment advisory firm kaChing opened its website to paying customers with advice for investors leery of Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis.

Google goes global with Apps, has 2 million customers

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, Richard Chang - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) said more than 2 million businesses now use its online office software, and the Web search leader is going global on Monday with an advertising campaign to lure customers away ...

Optimize Your Windows 7 PC

PC World - David Murphy - ‎7 hours ago‎
Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate resource-hogging programs and features.
Windows 7 streamlines computers San Francisco Chronicle

Verizon Motorola Announces the Arrival of New Moto-Droid Phones

The Money Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
This new advertisement, the Droid ad, unlike the first one which went after AT&T's anemic network coverage and dependability, goes straight on attacking the Apple iPhones.

Where the Wild Things Are: Kids eat it up, they love it so.

Entertainment Weekly - Christine Spines - ‎11 hours ago‎
After weeks of hand-wringing over whether kids could handle the emotional intensity in Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' big screen adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, I decided to conduct my own unscientific study and see how my ...

Roman Polanski removed from Swiss jail for medical treatment

Entertainment Weekly - Christine Spines - ‎15 hours ago‎
Reuters reports that director Roman Polanski, facing extradition to the US for a thirty-one year old rape conviction, has been moved from his jail cell to seek medical treatment for an undisclosed condition.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians: The $100000 Burglary At Kourtney's Home

BuddyTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kourtney Kardashian's bundle of joy will have to wait if it wants to inherit any Rolexes from daddy Disick. People reports that the Calabasas, California home of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was broken into last Saturday night.

Will Philadelphia fans howl at Wolf?

Boston Globe - Peter Abraham - ‎50 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Randy Wolf was drafted by the Phillies in 1997 and spent 10 seasons with the organization. The lefthander was even popular enough to have a fan club, the Wolf Pack.

'Bama turns the Tide

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
The days of putting Florida and Tim Tebow first on your list and first in your hearts ended Saturday. In an ugly weekend, the Gators fumbled four times and barely got by Arkansas on Saturday.

uconn Football Player Jasper Howard Stabbed To Death On Campus

Hartford Courant - Desmond Conner - ‎1 hour ago‎
STORRS - - About nine hours after his Huskies walked off Rentschler Field with a victory over Louisville, after a press conference filled with smiles and platitudes, uconn football coach Randy Edsall's phone rang.
UConn player stabbed to death Philadelphia Daily News

UCSB To Offer H1N1 Vaccines

Daily Nexus - Sheila Ganjian - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Over 500 students have reported H1N1 flu symptoms to UCSB's Student Health Services over the past two weeks. According to Student Health, all current reported cases of influenza are most likely novel H1N1 - also known ...

More patients, less care?

Detroit Free Press - ‎40 minutes ago‎
QUESTION: If more patients are added, will those currently in the system, on average, receive less care? ANSWER: Reform won't add patients to the system.
ceos Tally Health-Bill Score Wall Street Journal

Survivors, supporters seek breast cancer cure

The News Journal - Aaron Nathans - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WILMINGTON -- On a cold and gusty morning, 2500 walkers and runners gathered at Rodney Square to support the fight against breast cancer.

Questions for Ruth Reichl Clearing the Table

New York Times - Deborah Solomon - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
As the editor of Gourmet, now defunct, do you discern any larger meaning in the fact that your beloved magazine is closing, a casualty of the recession, just as your new cooking show makes its debut on PBS?

California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs

Los Angeles Times - Marc Lifsher - ‎Oct 13, 2009‎
Industry lobbying efforts appear to elicit little sympathy from the state Energy Commission, which may vote as soon as Nov. 4. The proposed ban on electricity-guzzling big-screen TVs could result in average first-year savings of $30 per set in ...

Jon Stewart Takes On 30 Republicans Who Voted Against Franken Rape Amendment ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers while working in Iraq and locked in a shipping container for over a day to prevent her from reporting her attack.

Rethinking the Older Woman-Younger Man Relationship

New York Times - Sarah Kershaw - ‎Oct 14, 2009‎
OVER the transom the other day came an urgent “Cougar Alert”: There is a new book out, and this one distinguishes the real cougar, a confident, strong, single woman over 40, from the comically desperate predator-seductress depicted in ...

Industry tries to keep up with avalanche of troubled mortgages

MarketWatch - Steve Kerch - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
SAN DIEGO (MarketWatch) -- Millions of homeowners are struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments and the continued deterioration in the job market guarantees millions more will be at risk in the coming months.