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Obama declares swine flu emergency

San Francisco Chronicle - Erin Allday - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama declared swine flu a national emergency, a move intended to give hospitals and other medical facilities more flexibility in coping with the possible surge of infected patients, public health experts said Saturday.

Japan, Australia 'Test' Asean With Economic Plans

Bloomberg - Daniel Ten Kate, Shamim Adam - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Japan and Australia pushed competing visions for forming an East Asian bloc during a summit of 16 Asian nations in Thailand, plans that differ on the role played by the US Australian Prime ...

Global events mark magic number on climate change

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Activists held events around the world Saturday to mark the number they say the world needs to reach to prevent disastrous climate change: 350.

UN nuclear inspectors in Iran to visit site

The Associated Press - Ali Akbar Dareini - ‎15 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran - A team of UN inspectors arrived Sunday in Iran to visit a recently revealed, though still unfinished, uranium enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom to verify it is for peaceful purposes.

Karzai rules out sharing power

Washington Post - Joshua Partlow, Pamela Constable - ‎8 hours ago‎
KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai's team shifted aggressively into campaign mode Saturday and ruled out any possibility of a power-sharing deal with challenger Abdullah Abdullah ahead of a runoff election in two ...

Pakistani troops capture key town

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistani soldiers captured the hometown of this country's Taliban chief Saturday, a strategic and symbolic initial prize as the army pushes deeper into a militant stronghold along the Afghan border.

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New life for the public option

Washington Post - Dan Balz - ‎4 hours ago‎
The resurrection of the public option is the latest and one of the most surprising turns in the long battle over legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system.

Obama outs Fox, but reveals a big flaw

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Surely President Barack Obama and his advisers don't really think that their feud with Fox News will do anything but enhance the cable network's viewership.

A case of mistaken assumptions about Deeds and taxes

Washington Post - Derek Kravitz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Earlier this month, the GOP launched two television ads claiming that Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds's support for a statewide gas tax and federal cap-and-trade legislation would result in $7800 in additional taxes ...
Deeds: I'm not out of governor's race Lynchburg News and Advance

Obama Says Small Businesses Must Be at Forefront of Recovery

Bloomberg - Catherine Dodge, Julianna Goldman - ‎21 hours ago‎
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called small businesses the “engine” of the US economy and said too many are still struggling to get the credit they need to operate.

Fair Game Wall Street Follies: The Next Act

New York Times - Gretchen Morgenson - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mary Altaffer/AP By GRETCHEN MORGENSON Hoping, perhaps, to persuade a dubious public that curbing reckless business practices is indeed a Washington priority, the Obama administration and Congress produced a hat trick of financial reforms last week.
Plans to regulate bank pay stirs debate Lower Hudson Journal news

Earnings reports weigh on stocks

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
US stocks posted their first weekly decline in three weeks as several major companies forecast earnings that trailed Wall Street estimates.

Your Windows 7 Upgrade: Why and How

PC World - ‎11 hours ago‎
Having trouble deciding whether to upgrade to Microsoft's newest? If so, you may be better off waiting. Upgrading to Windows 7 is not a no-brainer for most users.

Apple dumps Sun's ZFS

Register - Chris Mellor - ‎2 hours ago‎
A notice appeared on Mac OS Forge on Friday: "The ZFS project has been discontinued. The mailing list and repository will also be removed shortly.

Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner: review

Telegraph.co.uk - John Preston, Steven D Levitt - ‎2 hours ago‎
Anyone who read Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's bestselling Freakonomics and came away still wondering what the hell freakonomics was supposed to be, will gain some reassurance from its sequel.

In Defense of the 'Balloon Boy' Dad

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎3 hours ago‎
FOR a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated “balloon boy” spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up the nation's unrestrained joy upon learning that the imperiled boy had never been in any ...

Swank shares Amelia Earhart's derring-do

Philadelphia Inquirer - Carrie Rickey - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - On screen, Hilary Swank incarnates the larger-than-life Amelia Earhart, pioneering aviatrix, as a towering figure. Yet in life the two-time Oscar winner, 35, is of medium height, slim as a tulip stem.

Soupy Sales meant pie, dogs, silliness and laughs

The Associated Press - Frazier Moore - ‎Oct 23, 2009‎
NEW YORK - If you never thought a pie in the face was funny, you just didn't get Soupy Sales. If you didn't want to splat him with a fluffy cream pie, or - even better - if you never yearned to be on the receiving end, well, you weren't a Soupy Sales ...

Angels, Yankees would rather not be swinging in the rain

Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Mike digiovanna NEW YORK - That's New York Yankees 3, Angels 2, Mother Nature 1, if you're scoring at home. Game 6 of the American League Championship Series was postponed because of heavy rain in Yankee Stadium a full two hours before the scheduled ...

Machida survives Rua, Velasquez dominates at UFC 104

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
The scorecards kept the Ultimate Fighting Championship's light-heavyweight title in the hands of Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida on Saturday, but the crowd in Los Angeles shared the disappointment of challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

Finally functional, USC's Ronald Johnson is back in form

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Trojans wide receiver, who missed the first five games because of a broken collarbone, catches six passes for 99 yards in 42-36 win over Oregon State.
USC finds points of interest in victory Long Beach Press-Telegram
Trojans hold off feisty Beavers The Spokesman Review

H1N1 vaccine in short supply

Chicago Tribune - Dahleen Glanton, Janet Hook - ‎1 hour ago‎
As President Barack Obama declared swine flu a national emergency Saturday, thousands of Chicagoans waited in line for hours for the vaccine and many others were turned away after the city's limited supply ran out.
Vaccine Output Falls Short Wall Street Journal

PINK WARRIORS: Local women share their stories of surviving breast cancer

Evening News and Tribune - Tara Hettinger - ‎1 hour ago‎
They are teachers, leaders, mothers. Some are older, some are younger and for some, this wasn't their first time. But they are all survivors - breast cancer survivors.

Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A single injection in a patient's eye brings 'astounding' results. The findings may offer hope for those with macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

The Cold War Never Ended

Reason Online - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
We don't know the exact hierarchy of motives, but it is certain that Chris Gueffroy was willing to leave his family and friends to avoid conscription into the army.

Op-Ed Columnist The New Untouchables

New York Times - Thomas L. Friedman - ‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Last summer I attended a talk by Michelle Rhee, the dynamic chancellor of public schools in Washington. Just before the session began, a man came up, introduced himself as Todd Martin and whispered to me that what Rhee was about ...

Rethinking relativity: Is time out of joint?

New Scientist - Rachel Courtland - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
EVER since Arthur Eddington travelled to the island of Príncipe off Africa to measure starlight bending around the sun during a 1919 eclipse, evidence for Einstein's theory of general relativity has only become stronger.

Uncovering the many myths and truths of the Wildcat offense

SI.com - Dave Hyde - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Ricky Williams visited a video store recently and gave Madden '10 the ultimate test ride: He took the control and ran the Wildcat in the Dolphins' offense.

TLC to Help an Old Laptop Overcome Its Age

New York Times - John Biggs - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
I'm about to tell a tale of woe that I haven't told anyone else, one that befits this ghoulish season. As new parents, my wife and I installed a system of locks on our cabinets and drawers.