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Pelosi Intensifies Pressure for Public Health Plan

New York Times - Robert Pear, David M. Herszenhorn - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped up the pressure on House Democrats on Friday to support her preferred version of legislation that would require the federal government to sell health insurance in ...

Mom admits to "Balloon Boy" hoax: court record

Reuters - Keith Coffman, Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎5 hours ago‎
DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of a Colorado boy thought to be aboard a homemade helium balloon has admitted to investigators the whole thing was a hoax, according to a court document made public on Friday.

Iranian site prompts US to rethink assessment

Washington Post - Joby Warrick - ‎57 minutes ago‎
vienna -- Early Sunday, if all goes as planned, UN nuclear inspectors will travel to a military base near Qom, Iran, for a first look at one of the country's most closely guarded nuclear secrets.

Pakistan Air Force Site Is Bombed

New York Times - Jane Perlez, Ismail Khan - ‎12 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bombing at Pakistan's premier aeronautical manufacturing complex killed seven people on Friday morning.

Asean summit to discuss N Korea

Aljazeera.net - ‎30 minutes ago‎
North Korea's nuclear ambitions and the global economic crisis will be high on the agenda of an Asian leaders' summit that opened at a Thai beach resort on Friday.

Griffin 'still has questions to answer'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎

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President Obama: 'Tough race' ahead for Gov. Deval Patrick

Boston Herald - Hillary Chabot - ‎1 hour ago‎
Plagued by his own plummeting polls and playing to empty seats at a high-roller Hub fund-raiser, President Obama acknowledged yesterday that his close friend and political alter ego Gov.

President Obama's Feud with FOX News

CBS News - Jeff Greenfield - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CBS) After months of taking incoming fire from the prime-time stars of Fox News, the Obama White House is firing back, charging that FOX News is different from all other news.

House Oversight Leader Agrees to Subpoena Documents on Mortgage Deals

New York Times - Edmund L. Andrews - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - After resisting for weeks, the chairman of the House oversight committee said on Friday that he would subpoena documents from the Countrywide Financial Corporation about its program to offer special mortgage deals to ...

Carl Icahn Exits Yahoo Board. Do You Care Anymore?

BusinessWeek - Rob Hof - ‎5 hours ago‎
Carl Icahn, the activist investor who helped goad Yahoo into finally doing a search deal with Microsoft, has left the board of the Internet portal.

Washington's Plans May Result in Even Higher Executive Pay

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Macey - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 1992, Congress intervened in corporate compensation and messed things up. Now it's the White House's turn. By JONATHAN MACEY Executive pay has emerged, once again, as a major issue in Washington.

Bank failures hit 106 on year

MarketWatch - Greg Morcroft - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Seven more banks failed Friday, pushing the 2009 total to 106 and marking the first year since 1992 that at least 100 have gone under.

Five Things You Should Know About Upgrading From XP to Windows 7

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft has tried to provide the tools users need to make the transition as easy as possible, but you may hit some snags. Here are five things you should be aware of as you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Now that Windows 7 is here, ...

Net Neutrality Foes: What If The 'Bad Guys' Are Right?

PC World - ‎3 hours ago‎
It is hard to find good arguments against net neutrality, though as the FCC's comment period moves forward we'll probably start seeing some.

NASA's prototype rocket set for Tuesday launch

msnbc.com - Clara Moskowitz - ‎5 hours ago‎
John Raoux / AP By Clara Moskowitz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A prototype version of NASA's newest rocket is ready for its planned Tuesday launch, mission managers said today.

Cream-pie-faced comedian Soupy Sales dies

Washington Post - Matt Schudel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Soupy Sales, 83, a loose-limbed comedian whose goofy skits, slapstick antics and pie-tossing shenanigans made him one of the country's most popular television stars of the 1950s and '60s, died Oct. 22 at a hospice in the Bronx, ...

Making a private woman public for 'Amelia'

Los Angeles Times - Rachel Abramowitz - ‎5 hours ago‎
For Hilary Swank, at least one thing about portraying the enigmatic aviator at the center of the new film "Amelia" was certain.
Hilary Swank is "Amelia" TeenHollywood.com

TV: White Collar, the Charming Detective

Hollywood Today Newsmagazine - Robin Rowe - ‎56 minutes ago‎
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 10/23/2009 - “He's kind of quixotic,” says White Collar star Matt Bomer. “He's not just this smooth, cool, perfect con man.

Angels' Mathis Becomes Force at Plate as Well as Behind It

New York Times - Billy Witz - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Jeff Mathis showed his defensive ability in Game 1, absorbing a blow from Alex Rodriguez and preventing him from scoring. By BILLY WITZ ANAHEIM, Calif.

Hurricanes-Avalanche Game Review

USA Today - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist, as the Colorado Avalanche outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-4, at the Pepsi Center.

20-year-old Fowler, Owen share Frys.com lead

The Associated Press - Bob Baum - ‎3 hours ago‎
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler is making his presence felt in a hurry as a professional golfer. The 20-year-old former Oklahoma State standout, in his second PGA Tour event since turning pro, shared the lead with Englishman Greg Owen halfway through ...
Frys.com open notebook East Valley Tribune

More than 3000 get free H1N1 vaccine in LA County

Los Angeles Times - Rong-Gong Lin II, Mark Boster - ‎3 hours ago‎
Supplies are still short, but more public clinics are planned for uninsured people at high risk for swine flu. Other are urged to go to their doctors for the vaccine.

'Smart Choices' food label program on hiatus

Chicago Tribune - Mike Hughlett - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Three days after federal regulators unveiled plans to crack down on potentially misleading food labels, a major nutrition labeling initiative by some of the country's largest packaged food makers announced Friday that ...

Michelle Obama highlights breast cancer awareness

The Associated Press - Darlene Superville - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Joni Lownsdale never thought her 2002 breast cancer diagnosis would land her in the middle of the Obama administration's fight with the health insurance industry.

When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate

New York Times - Richard A. Friedman - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
You can divorce an abusive spouse. You can call it quits if your lover mistreats you. But what can you do if the source of your misery is your own parent?

Richard Heene "Terrifying," Associate Says

CBS News - ‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Harry Smith spoke with a former friend of Richard Heene who claims he heard Heene talk about the balloon stunt in the past. After originally defending the parents of a boy falsely thought to have been trapped aboard a high-flying balloon, Colo.

Greenpeace protests genetically modified corn in Mexico

CNN - Arthur Brice - ‎Oct 20, 2009‎
(CNN) -- Mexico saw the first public protests this weekend over the government's decision to allow cultivation of the first genetically modified corn, which environmentalists and others say could ruin the nation's native crop.

Windows 7 Vodka and the Microsoft Hangover

PC Magazine - John C. Dvorak - ‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Having followed Microsoft's exploits since its inception, I can safely say the best anyone can hope for with Windows 7 is moderate success.

MMQB Mail: Five difficult decisions for HOF; my pick for AFC title game

SI.com - ‎Oct 20, 2009‎
One of the toughest parts of my job, but also one of the most enjoyable, is the winnowing process for selecting the Pro Football Hall of Fame class each year.