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Hard Feelings After Israel-Hamas Swap

New York Times -
Throngs of people greeted Palestinian prisoners traveling to Gaza through the Rafah crossing from Egypt on Tuesday. More Photos » By ETHAN BRONNER JERUSALEM - Just off the bus in Gaza after six years in an Israeli prison, one of hundreds traded to ...

Apple blames iPhone rumors for disappointing results

Reuters -
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Apple Inc stunned Wall Street by reporting results that missed expectations for the first time in years, blaming rumors of the new iPhone for hurting demand in the September quarter.

Anti-Wall Street protesters march against New York police

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Wall Street demonstrators marched against New York police on Tuesday, accusing some officers of excessive force when carrying out arrests during a month-long protest campaign against economic inequality.

Raiders QB Carson Palmer: 'I thought I was retired'

USA Today -
Carson Palmer says he was transitioning into life after football when he got the call from Raiders coach Hue Jackson. The trade for Palmer got done at the 4 pm Tuesday deadline after Jackson reached out to Bengals owner Mike ...

Soulja Boy Weed and Gun Discovered in Rapper's Briefcase -
The weed and the gun discovered during Soulja Boy's arrest this morning were inside a briefcase ... which allegedly belongs to the rapper ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. TMZ broke the story ... 21-year-old Soulja and 4 other men were arrested in ...

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Libyan forces searching Gadhafi stronghold

CBS News -
(AP) BANI WALID, Libya - Revolutionary forces celebrated the capture of one Moammar Gadhafi stronghold and closed in Tuesday on the last holdouts in the fugitive leader's hometown of Sirte, putting total victory in their eight-month uprising just a few ...

Mysterious al Qaeda 'envoy' dispenses aid in Somalia

Displaced Somali women line up for food rations Monday at a feeding center in southern Somalia. (CNN) -- The mysterious visitor stands in a patch of scrubland in Somalia, surrounded by Islamic militants ...

WSJ: Brussels Cools Ties With Ukraine

Wall Street Journal -
KIEV, Ukraine--The European Union said it postponed a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after he rejected calls from Western capitals to release jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Police: Man had daughter, 9, drive to store

USA Today -
DETROIT -- The preliminary exam for the father of a 9-year-old girl caught driving a van with her apparently intoxicated father in the passenger seat was adjourned in 33rd District Court on Tuesday.

Eyes on Nevada as caucus date far from certain

The Associated Press -
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Republicans are facing intense criticism from Republican candidates and rival states to change the date of their GOP presidential nominating caucuses, drawing unwanted attention just as the spotlight turns on the state for ...

Woman in basement case investigated in US

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
MARYCLAIRE DALE, AP, PATRICK WALTERS, Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Linda Ann Weston.

With Five Weeks to Go, Deficit Panel Not Close to a Plan

New York Times -
The Congressional committee, co-chaired by Representative Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas, and Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, spent most of September in a standoff.

Wall Street pay enters bear market as profits drop

Reuters -
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange near the Goldman Sachs stall July 16, 2010. By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's bonuses are set to drop at least 20 percent this year and experts warn plunging ...

Merrill adds year-on-year revenues, more brokers

Reuters -
Oct 18 (Reuters) - Third-quarter revenue at Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch rose 7.9 percent on higher brokerage services and investment income, even as client assets and deposits fell from a year earlier.

Euro Drops Versus Most Peers on Spain Rating Downgrade, Confidence Data

Bloomberg -
The euro weakened against most major peers after Moody's Investors Service cut Spain's credit rating and before a report tomorrow forecast to show confidence among consumers fell ...

Intel Forecasts Sales Above Estimates on Demand for Laptops

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp., the world's biggest chipmaker, forecast fourth-quarter sales that exceeded some analysts' estimates, citing strong demand for laptop computers in emerging markets.

Motorola reveals Droid RAZR, world's "thinnest" smartphone -
News and reviews about the hardware you want and the software you need. For an up-to-date playlist of Gadgetbox videos and a full complement of the day's gadget news, go here.

Google Ice Cream Sandwich Debuts as IPhone Sets Record: Tech

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. today will unveil the first device running the new version of its Android software, stepping up competition with Apple Inc. and seeking to win over developers by making it easier to write programs that run ...

First came Stuxnet computer virus: now there's Duqu

Reuters -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First there was the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran's nuclear program. Now comes "Duqu," which researchers on Tuesday said appears to be quite similar.

Some sales from Bieber's new CD to go to charity

USA Today -
NEW YORK - Justin Bieber is in the holiday spirit: The singer says he's the first artist on the Universal Music roster to have part of his album sales benefit charity.

Booker prize 2011: Julian Barnes triumphs at last

The Guardian -
This article was published on at 00.15 BST on Tuesday 18 October 2011 . It was last modified at 00.16 BST on Wednesday 19 October 2011 .

Anne Hathaway to Dream a Dream in Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

Film School Rejects -
Last month, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe officially signed on for Tom Hooper's take on the classic Les Miserables, set to face off as dashing criminal Jean Valjean and Police Inspector Javert, respectively.

Texas Rangers show blueprint for hitting homers in a football town

Washington Post -
The Texas Rangers, who used to be the expansion Washington Senators, are probably about to win their first World Series since they fled our town to Arlington, Tex.

Foyt, Andretti defend oval racing, slam Jimmie Johnson

USA Today -
With the Izod IndyCar Series facing scrutiny after Dan Wheldon's fatal crash Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the series' two greatest legends staunchly defended its oval-track tradition Tuesday.

Big East to raise exit fee, plans to pursue new football members

Washington Post -
The presidents and chancellors of the Big East conference have unanimously voted to double the conference's exit fee to $10 million and aggressively pursue a plan to expand to 12 football-playing members, Commissioner John Marinatto announced Tuesday.

EU court bars stem cell patents when embryos destroyed, Christians hail ruling

Reuters -
By Reuters Staff Europe's top court has banned patenting any stem-cell process that involves destroying a human embryo, dealing what some scientists said was a “devastating” blow to an emerging field of medical research.

Seeing through walls

MIT News -
Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab have developed new radar technology that provides real-time video of what's going on behind solid walls.

Malaria vaccine may have potential to save millions

USA Today -
After more than 30 years of work, researchers have for the first time succeeded in creating a vaccine against malaria, a deadly disease that kills nearly 800000 a year, most of them children.

Heart failure hospital stays fall 30% in ten years

USA Today -
CHICAGO - Hospital stays for heart failure fell a remarkable 30 percent in Medicare patients over a decade, the first such decline in the United States and forceful evidence that the nation is making headway in reducing the billion-dollar burden of a ...

Limits Urged on TV for Children Under 2

New York Times -
Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background, the American Academy of Pediatrics ...


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