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Parents in Balloon Case to Surrender

New York Times - Dan Frosch - ‎2 hours ago‎
DENVER - The Colorado parents accused of concocting a publicity stunt by pretending that their young son had climbed aboard a homemade helium balloon and was hurtling through the skies above Fort Collins, Colo.

Karzai to unveil plans Tuesday, Clinton encouraged

Reuters - John O'Callaghan - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai will announce on Tuesday how he plans to proceed in the Afghan elections, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, adding she was encouraged by the direction of events.

Obama launches new 'integrated' approach to Sudan

Christian Science Monitor - Scott Baldauf - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Sudan sees 'positive points' in new US strategy that offers 'incentives' for Omar al-Bashir's regime to cooperate fully with international peace efforts.

Refugee flood reveals human cost of Pakistan's invisible war

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
A family from South Waziristan flee the battle zone to Dera Ismail Khan. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images The war in South Waziristan started early for Ghufran.
The Battle for Pakistan Wall Street Journal

Switzerland condemns deadly Iran bombing

PRESS TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Switzerland has condemned Sunday's terrorist attack in Iran that killed at least 41 people, including seven senior military commanders, in a southeastern borderline region.

UK's Brown urges progress on climate pact

The Associated Press - Gregory Katz - ‎42 minutes ago‎
LONDON - The world has less than two months to agree on how to avoid catastrophic global warming whose impact would be felt for generations, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday, a stark warning that puts pressure on the United States to ...

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White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view and not being a real news network.

Dodd, Four Other Senators Aim to Curb Bank Overdraft Fees

Wall Street Journal - Michael R. Crittenden, Jane J. Kim - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON--US banks, already under fire over credit card fee and rate hikes, are now facing a challenge on another front: the overdraft fees they charge customers who overdraw from their accounts.

Obama Speaks to School Kids in Silver Spring, Md.

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Here's the reason that I wanted to stop by for lunch today, and that is, I have heard great things about this school.

Stocks rise as earnings reports top expectations

The Associated Press - Ieva M. Augstums, Tim Paradis - ‎22 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Investors are seeing the kind of earnings numbers that make them feel confident about stocks. The stock market stepped to new highs for the year Monday after a handful of earnings reports bolstered hopes that the economy is coming back ...

New York Times to cut 100 jobs

CNNMoney.com - David Goldman - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Newspaper will slash 8% of its newsroom staff by the end of 2009, asking staff to volunteer for buyouts before layoffs become necessary.
New York Times to Cut 100 Jobs Wall Street Journal

Obama Admin Unveils New Housing Market Effort

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Obama administration is launching a new effort to bolster the housing market that aims to restore financing to strapped state and local housing finance agencies.

Motorola rises ahead of next Android phone launch

Reuters - Sinead Carew, Gerald E. McCormick - ‎50 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Motorola Inc (MOT.N) rose over 8 percent on Monday on investor anticipation that its second phone powered by Google Inc's (GOOG.

32 New Planets Found Outside Our Solar System

National Geographic - James Owen - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Astronomers have added 32 new planets to the list of planets found orbiting stars outside our solar system. The discoveries, announced today at a press briefing in Portugal, increase to more than 400 the number of known extrasolar planets, ...

Study: 88% of corporate pcs sport minimum Windows 7 hardware

Ars Technica - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A new study conducted by Softchoice has found that 88 percent of corporate pcs would currently be able to run Windows 7, compared to the 50 percent that could run Windows Vista prior to its release.

'Where the Wild Things Are': What did you think?

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
After months of hype, Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are was finally unleashed last weekend. It dominated the box office with $32.5 million.

Betty learns a secret about Don on 'Mad Men'

msnbc.com - Karen Valby - ‎2 hours ago‎
Let's begin with Achilles the janitor. I groaned a little at the first mention of the fellow's name, but it did keep rolling around in my head all night.
'Mad Men': Is Miss Farrell crazy? Entertainment Weekly

Whitney Houston Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction On UK TV, Kills It Anyway

MTV.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Nuzhat Naoreen The road to a comeback isn't without its challenges, as Whitney Houston learned first-hand on Saturday (October 17) during a performance on English television show "X-Factor" (an "American Idol"-esque show produced by Simon Cowell).

Live Analysis: Yankees 1, Angels 0, 2nd Inning

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By The New York Times New York Times writers Jack Curry, Tyler Kepner and Billy Witz will be providing live updates of American League Championship Series Game 3 between the Yankees and Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Bengals pass-rush standout Odom done for season

CBSSports.com - ‎20 minutes ago‎
CINCINNATI -- Defensive end Antwan Odom will miss the rest of the season because of a torn Achilles' tendon, costing the Cincinnati Bengals their top pass rusher.

Source: Jets suffer season-ending loss to Jenkins

FOXSports.com - Jay Glazer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ramifications from the Jets' ugly home loss on Sunday have rolled over to Monday. Each week during the NFL season, Jay Glazer uses his unparalleled access to current players to hook up with the best performers from the previous day's ...

US to end war on medical marijuana in legal states

Reuters - James Vicini, Dan Whitcomb - ‎31 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a sharp policy shift, the Obama administration told federal attorneys not to prosecute patients who use marijuana for medical reasons or dispensaries in states where it has been ...

H1N1 virus confirmed in Minnesota pig

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- The H1N1 virus has been confirmed in a sample taken from a pig that was displayed at the Minnesota State Fair, the first time the virus has been found in a US pig, the US Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu Atlanta Journal Constitution

LA continues to receive H1N1 vaccinations

KSLA-TV - ‎18 minutes ago‎
BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) - Nearly 4000 people across Louisiana have gotten the H1N1 vaccination, and the state's health department said they should have plenty of the vaccine for everyone who wants one.

Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone - Mary Foster - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
NEW ORLEANS - A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

Fox News isn't even pretending anymore

Salon - Gene Lyons - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
Want proof that journalism has devolved into entertainment? Watch "the communications arm of the Republican Party" By Gene Lyons Oct. 15, 2009 | In theory, the national news media function in a free market of ideas: a self-regulating, relentless quest ...

Report: Ex-Colleague of 'Balloon Boy' Father Says Incident Was Not An Accident

FOXNews - ‎Oct 17, 2009‎
A home video taken by the Heenes shows the moment when the runaway balloon took off. A home video taken by the Heenes shows the moment when the runaway balloon took off.

The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?

Gizmodo.com - John Herrman - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper.

Flight innovations you'll love

CNN - Brad Tuttle - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
(Budget Travel) -- It's all the rage to criticize the airlines. But we found some smart, practical initiatives that point the way to a better future.