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Phils oust Dodgers, return to Fall Classic

MLB.com - Todd Zolecki - ‎27 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA -- A little more than eight months ago, when the Phillies gathered for Spring Training in Florida, they talked about creating something special in Philadelphia.

Schools in Pakistan Closed in Wake of Attack

New York Times - Salman Masood - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Schools all over Pakistan were shut down Wednesday, a day after two suicide attackers struck an Islamic university here in the capital, setting off a wave of shock and panic across the country.

Corzine reveals donations by his foundation

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Chris Megerian - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Responding to Republican pressure, Gov. Jon Corzine yesterday released records from his charitable foundation that provided details on more than $3 million donations made to a wide range of causes last year.
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Obama: Troop Decision Possible Before Afghan Run-off

Voice of America - Paula Wolfson - ‎3 hours ago‎
US President Barack Obama says he may make a decision on a revised Afghan strategy before that country's run-off presidential election on November 7. But Mr.

Iran Uranium Deal Appears Close

Wall Street Journal - David Crawford - ‎18 minutes ago‎
VIENNA -- Iran edged toward a landmark agreement with the US and other powers that would curb its nuclear program, but it remained unclear whether Tehran's leadership would give the deal its final blessing.

Cheney: Stop the 'dithering' as troops face danger

The Associated Press - Douglass K. Daniel - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night accused the White House of dithering over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged President Barack Obama to "do what it takes to win.

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Senate blocks Medicare payment bill

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The measure to overturn a scheduled 21% reduction in doctors' fees is blocked by a mixture of Republicans and centrist Democrats who objected that its $250-billion cost over 10 years was not offset.

Mass. man latest arrest in terror probes

USA Today - Kevin Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tarek Mehanna, charged Wednesday with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, embarked on a persistent yet hapless quest over seven years to join a global jihad against the US, according to court documents.
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Michelle Obama Hula-Hooping our way to health

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
First, the buff first arms. Then the First Lady's White House playground. Then the First Lady's White House victory garden.

US to cut pay for bailed-out bosses

Washington Post - Tomoeh Murakami Tse, Brady Dennis - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK -- The Obama administration plans to order companies that have received exceptionally large amounts of bailout money from the government to slash compensation for their highest-paid executives by about ...

INSTANT VIEW 5-China Q3 GDP growth rises to 8.9 pct yr/yr

Forbes - Aileen Wang, Sally Huang - ‎35 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) - China's annual GDP growth accelerated to 8.9 percent in the third quarter from 7.9 percent in the second quarter as all sectors of the economy, apart from exports, performed strongly.

U.S. Stocks Sound Retreat After Wells Downgrade

Wall Street Journal - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Stocks tumbled into the red in the final hour of trading after banking analyst Dick Bove cut his investment rating on Wells Fargo to "sell" from "hold.

Migrate to Windows 7--Slowly

Washington Post - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Who says you have to make the move all at once? A gradual migration might make things easier--and safer. I'm a dip-a-toe-in-the-water kind of guy.

Microsoft, Google Seal Twitter Search Deals

ABC News - Alexei Oreskovic - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates.

Apple Improves iMac and MacBook

Wall Street Journal - Walter S. Mossberg - ‎39 minutes ago‎
This is the week when Microsoft finally starts selling Windows 7, its much-improved successor to the disappointing Vista version of Windows.
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Paparazzo Rear-Ends Jackson Family Car

People Magazine - Ken Lee - ‎2 hours ago‎
A paparazzi photographer following Michael Jackson's children got into an accident Wednesday with one of the family's vehicles in Los Angeles, according to police.

Google's new music service: Speculation deepens

Sawf News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Google's new music service, slated for launch on Wednesday, October 28, is creating a buzz with intense speculation surrounding the nature of the product.

'Balloon boy' parents heard crying in 911 call

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Police have released a 911 call they received from a Colorado couple who told authorities they believed their 6-year-old son had floated away in a giant helium balloon.

Avalanche-Wild Sums

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP First Period--1, Minnesota, Burns 1 (Koivu, Zidlicky), 3:44 (pp). Penalties--Galiardi, Col (holding stick), 2:28; Zanon, Min (tripping), 7:04; Colorado bench, served by Tucker (too many men), 9:20; Foote, Col (interference), 11:49; Colorado bench ...

Angels facing steep hill to climb against Yankees

FOXSports.com - Bob Klapisch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bob Klapisch covers baseball for The Record in New Jersey and worked at the New York Post and New York Daily News. The author of five books, he was recently voted a top-five columnist in the country by the Associated Press Sports ...

Toews, Seabrook leave Canucks game

ESPN - Jesse Rogers - ‎29 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO -- Not only did the Hawks lose the game against Vancouver on Wednesday, they may have lost two of their stars in the process.

CDC: H1N1 is Disease of the Young

Los Angeles Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
More than half of recent hospitalizations for H1N1 influenza involved people younger than 25, and almost a quarter of fatalities were in that age group, according to the CDC.

WRAPUP 2-US Congress cranks up pressure on insurance industry

Reuters - Donna Smith, John Whitesides - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Democrats in the US Congress moved on Wednesday to repeal the health insurance industry's exemption from antitrust laws, cranking up the pressure in a growing battle over President ...

American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines

U.S. News & World Report - Amanda Gardner - ‎7 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society says it is not currently rethinking its stance on cancer screening, as was widely reported Wednesday.

Dancing With Demons

New York Times - Allen Salkin - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
HALFWAY through the first episode of the new MTV reality show “Gone Too Far,” the star, Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, is shown speaking to a heroin addict named Amy, a 23-year-old from Philadelphia he is trying to persuade to ...

YouTube's Bandwidth Bill Is Zero. Welcome to the New Net

Wired News - Ryan Singel - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
YouTube may pay less to be online than you do, a new report on internet connectivity suggests, calling into question a recent analysis arguing Google's popular video service is bleeding money and demonstrating how the internet has ...

Senate proposals put premium on healthy living

msnbc.com - David S. Hilzenrath - ‎Oct 15, 2009‎
That's a message more Americans could hear if the health care reform bills passed by the Senate Finance and Health committees become law.

Southern Discomfort

New York Times - Dan Halpern - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
Here is an example of how Padgett Powell's mind works. His friend Michael Costello, a Vietnam vet, once told him a funny story about a bar fight Costello got into, in 1967, while he was in infantry training.

This Week's 10 Best iPhone Apps

Gizmodo.com - ‎Oct 16, 2009‎
Lite apps are dead! The App Store is diseased! But seriously, enough with the eulogies: here are the best new apps this week, in no particular order.