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Administration Proposes Changes to Mortgage Refinancing Program

New York Times - Binyamin Appelbaum -
President Obama held a kitchen table meeting with local homeowners Jose Bonilla, center, and Lissette Bonilla at a private residence in Las Vegas on Monday.

Perry proposes 20 percent flat tax

CBS News -
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry, center left, walks to a truck Saturday Oct. 22, 2011, before a hunting trip near Merrill, Iowa.

More than 230 dead in Turkey quake; 1300 more hurt

CNN - Diana Magnay, Yesim Comert -
Find out how you can help those devastated by the earthquake in Turkey; visit our Impact Your World page at Ercis, Turkey (CNN) -- Using shovels, heavy machinery and their bare hands, rescue workers scrambled through piles of rubble to ...

Netflix loses more US subscribers than predicted

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz -
Shares of Netflix plummet 27% in after-hours trading after it reports a loss of 800000 US customers in the third quarter, more than the 600000 it told investors to expect.

Behind Carpenter, Cardinals lead Rangers 2-1 in World Series Game 5, trying to ...

Washington Post -
ARLINGTON, Texas - Yadier Molina and Skip Schumaker drove in second-inning runs after CJ Wilson walked a pair of batters, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Texas Rangers 2-1 after three as they tried to take a three games to two lead in the World ...

Steve Jobs, Unvarnished - Dan Lyons -
The Steve Jobs backlash has begun, sparked by a new biography that paints a balanced but often unflattering portrait of Apple's visionary cofounder and CEO.

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Libya's Interim Leaders to Investigate Qaddafi's Killing

New York Times - Adam Nossiter, Rick Gladstone -
BENGHAZI, Libya - The leader of Libya's interim government announced the creation of a formal committee of inquiry on Monday to examine the circumstances of Col.

Deadly Attacks Show Al-Shabaab Expanding Its Reach, With Potential for U.S. ...

Fox News - Catherine Herridge -
Oct. 14, 2011: Al-Shabaab spokesman Ali Mahmoud Rage, left, and Al Qaeda spokesman Abu Abdallah Al-Muhajir speak to reporters. There is growing evidence that the Al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, known as al-Shabaab, is becoming more ...

Moderate Islamist Party Claims Victory in Tunisia

New York Times - David D. Kirkpatrick -
TUNIS - Tunisia's moderate Islamist political party emerged Monday as the acknowledged leader in elections for a constitutional assembly and began talks to form a unity government with a coalition of liberals in a rare alliance ...

U.S. pulls out envoy from Syria over safety

Reuters - Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Arshad Mohammed -
In this file picture, new US ambassador Robert Ford (R) talks with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after presenting his credentials to Assad, in Damascus January 27, 2011.

How Occupy Wall Street is testing the next US president

Christian Science Monitor - Gloria Goodale -
While it's too early to predict how Occupy Wall Street will affect local elections, presidential candidates have begun to recalibrate their campaigns to address the movement's challenges.

Bachmann's ex-NH staff: Campaign was rude, cruel - Holly Ramer -
AP / October 24, 2011 CONCORD, NH—Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's former New Hampshire staffers say they were deceived and treated as second-class citizens before they quit in frustration last week.

Asian Stocks Rise on Caterpillar Earnings, European Optimism

BusinessWeek - Yoshiaki Nohara, Shani Raja -
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose for a second day, heading for the highest close in five weeks, after Caterpillar Inc.'s earnings beat estimates and confidence grew that Europe will contain its debt crisis.

Euro Trades Near 6-Week High Before European Debt Crisis Summit

Bloomberg - Masaki Kondo, Monami Yui -
The euro maintained a five-day gain against the yen before European leaders hold a summit tomorrow to discuss measures to resolve the region's debt crisis.

Groupon's Latest Value Raises Doubt

New York Times - Andrew Ross Sorkin -
Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated PressGroupon's Chicago headquarters. The online coupon company plans to sell 34.5 million shares in its initial public offering.

China Mobile says has 10 million iPhone users

Reuters - Georgina Prodhan -
GENEVA Oct 24 (Reuters) - China Mobile , the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, has 10 million iPhone users even though it does not yet have an agreement with iPhone maker Apple , its chairman told Reuters on Monday.

It's Crunch Time for Nokia

Wall Street Journal - Christopher Lawton -
When Nokia Corp. Chief Executive Stephen Elop takes the stage Wednesday at the big cellphone maker's annual conference in London, all eyes will be on the device in his hand.

Demi Lovato Sings the National Anthem: How Did She Do?

E! Online - Natalie Finn -
A night after The New Girl star hit it out of the park, Demi Lovato sang the national anthem to kick off Game 5 of the 2011 World Series tonight at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, wearing a red Texas-T-shirt under her jacket.

Album review: Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto'

Los Angeles Times -
It can't be easy being Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, with so many critics working overtime to justify their contempt, picking apart his band's words not for enjoyment but in a search for the cheesiest mixed metaphors, listening to melodies not for ...

Joss Whedon Releases More Details About Mysterious New Film 'Much Ado About ...

Hollywood Reporter - Kimberly Nordyke -
After teasing the previously unannounced project late Sunday, Whedon releases a press releases confirming that the movie, starring Nathan Fillion and other frequent collaborators, is an adaptation of the Shakespeare play shot in only 12 days.

Michael Jackson Surveillance Tape Called Into Question - Kara Warner -
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers question why LAPD surveillance expert only submitted a portion of tape into evidence. By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Day 16 in the involuntary manslaughter trial against Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray marked the end of ...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp chosen as top National League offensive player

Los Angeles Times -
He becomes the first Dodger to win the Hank Aaron Award as he led the league in home runs with 39 and posted top-three finishes in batting average, RBIs and stolen bases.

NFL's West adds its own brand of drama

Los Angeles Times - Sam Farmer -
For a league that has had a heavy focus on intriguing developments in the East for the last decade, the story lines coming from the West this season are tough to ignore.

Behind Carpenter, Cards lead Rangers in Game 5 -
AP ARLINGTON, Texas—Yadier Molina and Skip Schumaker drove in second-inning runs after CJ Wilson walked a pair of batters, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Texas Rangers 2-1 after three as they tried to take a three games to two lead in the World ...

McMichael's comments resonate a day after Bolts blow 11-point halftime lead ...

Washington Post -
SAN DIEGO - Tight end Randy McMichael wasn't backing down a day after saying the Chargers beat themselves and that the New York Jets had nothing to do with a 27-21 win over San Diego.

Telescopes solve 2000-year-old stellar mystery, cavity surrounded 1st recorded ...

Washington Post -
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers finally know why the first documented supernova was super-sized. The exploded star was observed by the ancient Chinese in the year 185, and visible for eight months.

The scientific finding that settles the climate-change debate

Washington Post - Eugene Robinson -
For the clueless or cynical diehards who deny global warming, it's getting awfully cold out there. The latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom the climate-change skeptics once lauded as one of their own.

Yoga May Help Low Back Pain. Mental Effects? Not So Much

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Corbett Dooren -
Low back pain sufferers benefitted from taking yoga or stretching classes, a new study found. A study believed to be the largest of its kind suggests that the physical aspects of yoga are effective at relieving low back pain, ...

Fizzy Drinks May Make Teens Explode

MedPage Today - Kristina Fiore -
Drinking a lot of soda may uncork bottled-up aggression among high school students, researchers found. Those who drank more than five cans of soft drinks per week were significantly more likely to have ...

Screening mammograms save fewer lives than you think

Los Angeles Times -
If you or someone you know discovered she had breast cancer thanks to routine mammography screening, and if you or that friend with breast cancer got treatment and today is cancer-free, it's natural to assume that the mammogram was a life-saver.
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