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Angels get pushed to edge

Los Angeles Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
CC Sabathia dominates Angels again and Alex Rodriguez has a big game as Yankees take a 3-1 lead in AL Championship Series. By Kevin Baxter Reporting from Anaheim - There isn't much a baseball player can win that Alex Rodriguez hasn't already won.

Gates: Afghan runoff won't solve corruption issues

The Associated Press - Lara Jakes - ‎38 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday a runoff election in Afghanistan won't solve the problem of corruption in that nation's government.

Investors, more than banks, open checkbooks

Washington Post - Anne E. Kornblut, Jason Horowitz - ‎45 minutes ago‎
President Obama raised between $2 million and $3 million for Democrats during a swing through Manhattan on Tuesday night, easing some qualms that the economic downturn might spook major donors at a time when the ...

Evening the Score in Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal - Thane Rosenbaum - ‎5 hours ago‎
With Osama bin Laden reportedly hobbling on dialysis near the Afghan border, and President Barack Obama heading to Norway to collect his Nobel Peace Prize, the American public is debating whether we should increase or draw down our ...

Bombs kill at least 4 at university

Austin American-Statesman - Alex Rodriguez - ‎11 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD - After unleashing a vicious wave of attacks on high-profile security buildings and crowded marketplaces in Pakistan this month, militants set their sights Tuesday on one of the capital's schools.

Vatican will allow Anglicans to join Catholic Church

Washington Post - Jacqueline L. Salmon, William Wan - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict has created a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the ordination of women and election of openly gay bishops.

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Snowe's party of one

Washington Post - Michael Gerson - ‎26 minutes ago‎
There are 18 states, as columnist Mark Shields recently pointed out to me, that have gone Democratic in each of the past five presidential elections.

CBO finds Dem bill with public option reduces deficit

CNN - Deirdre Walsh - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A preliminary estimate from the Congressional Budget Office projects that the House Democrats' health care plan that includes a public option would cost $871 billion over 10 years, according to two Democratic sources.

Poll: Americans skittish over health changes

USA Today - John Fritze - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Americans are increasingly worried about the cost and quality of medical care that could result from President Obama's effort to revamp health care, but a majority still trust him more than Republicans to change ...
The GOP's New York Fiasco Wall Street Journal

Stocks slide, but Dow holds 10000

CNNMoney.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mixed profit reports, a stronger dollar and a weaker housing market report are among the factors dragging on Wall Street. By Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.

Yahoo: Online Advertising Has Stabilized

BusinessWeek - Robert D. Hof - ‎1 hour ago‎
While no match for the resurgent third quarter reported by Google a few days earlier, Yahoo's (YHOO) results and its forecast for current-quarter sales beat analysts' expectations and gave further evidence that this year's swoon in ...

US bailout program increased moral hazard-watchdog

Reuters - David Lawder - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The US government's $700 billion financial bailout program has increased moral hazard in the markets by infusing capital into banks that caused the financial crisis, a watchdog for the program said on ...

Recession not making a dent in Apple's pricey product line

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎3 hours ago‎
Meet your next computer: It's no cheaper than the model it replaced, and its new features consist of processor and memory upgrades you probably won't notice and some design refinements you've lived just fine without until now.

A New Electronic Reader, the Nook, Enters the Market

New York Times - Motoko Rich - ‎2 hours ago‎
As widely expected, Barnes & Noble unveiled its Nook electronic reading device at a splashy news conference on Tuesday to generally positive views from the publishing community, and offered some details about its whispered-about lending ...

Inside Apple's new unibody polycarbonate MacBook (teardown photos)

Apple Insider - Brian Garner - ‎1 hour ago‎
The mad geniuses over at iFixit have already thoroughly disassembled and examined the new MacBook, less than 24 hours since the product hit the Apple store.

Lifetime pulls balloon boy's 'Wife Swap' episode from schedule

CNN - Breeanna Hare - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- It's just one thing after another for Richard and Mayumi Heene. They've caused such an uproar after last week's alleged balloon boy hoax that Lifetime won't air a re-run of their "Wife Swap" episode.

Rihanna unloads new single 'Russian Roulette'

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Herald Wire Services Rihanna says the wait is “ovah!” The star unveiled her hotly anticipated new single on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show in La-La yesterday.

Jon and Kate Plus 8

BuddyTV - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Things just get weirder and weirder every time we hear about what's new with Jon Gosselin. For some peculiar reason, women have thrown themselves at his feet and I can't figure out why.

Another rough night for umpires in Game 4 of ALCS between Yankees and Angels

The Canadian Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The umpires had another rough night in Game 4 of the AL championship series. Two blown calls went against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night during a 10-1 loss to the New York Yankees.

All-or-nothing: Playoff closers 'either the hero or the goat'

USA Today - Bob Nightengale - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - The bus ride through the streets of this city was eerily quiet early Tuesday morning. Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton didn't say anything.

Bear market: Jay Cutler gets two-year extension in Chicago

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jay Cutler may not have engineered the smoothest exit from Denver during the offseason, but as "McJayGate" unfolded, one thing seemed pretty certain: It was never about the money.
Bears, Cutler agree on extension The Associated Press

Swine flu vaccine clinics are curbed as supplies lag

Washington Post - Michael Laris - ‎2 hours ago‎
A slowdown in the production of the H1N1 flu vaccine is forcing some Washington area health officials to cancel or limit immunization clinics until more supplies arrive.

HIV vaccine trial's success more modest than thought

Washington Post - David Brown - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The "modest" success of an HIV vaccine clinical trial in Thailand, trumpeted by researchers last month as a milestone in the AIDS pandemic, is turning out to be even more modest than originally advertised.

Medical marijuana is an insult to our intelligence

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Justice Department says it's backing off the prosecution of people who smoke pot or sell it in compliance with state laws that permit "medical marijuana.
The right approach on medical pot San Francisco Chronicle

Miyamoto: New Mario Tests Your Hard-Core Gaming Chops

Wired News - Tracey John - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
NEW YORK - Despite Nintendo's emphasis on accessible gaming for newbies, the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be a challenge, says Shigeru Miyamoto.

Anna Nicole's last days: Drinking from baby bottle

CNN - Howard Breuer - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
(People.com) -- As the new spokesmodel for Trimspa diet pills in 2003, Anna Nicole Smith was a bubbly picture of health. Anna Nicole Smith was too weak to walk in her last days, according to investigators.

In Hawaii's Health System, Lessons for Lawmakers

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
Imee Gallardo receives health insurance through her job at a Häagen-Dazs shop in Hawaii. By GARDINER HARRIS HONOLULU - Imee Gallardo, 24, has been scooping ice cream at a Häagen-Dazs shop at Waikiki Beach for five years, and during that time the shop ...

Colo. sheriff calls balloon saga a hoax

msnbc.com - ‎Oct 18, 2009‎
FORT COLLINS. Colo. - A sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in Colorado's "balloon boy" saga, which he described Sunday as a hoax to generate publicity for a reality TV show.

Trying season leaves Earnhardt Jr. at a loss

Nascar - David Caraviello - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
CONCORD, NC -- After recording the 13th-fastest speed in the weekend's opening Sprint Cup practice, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had high hopes for qualifying Thursday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway.