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House and Senate shatter fundraising records for midterm election

Washington Post - Dan Eggen - ‎1 hour ago‎
House and Senate candidates have already shattered fundraising records for a midterm election and are on their way to surpassing $2 billion in spending for the first time, according to new campaign finance data.
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Karzai's cash

BBC News - Jon Leyne - ‎13 hours ago‎
Iran benefited in many different ways from the military actions of the US in Afghanistan and Iraq: hostile governments in two neighbouring states were removed, at no cost to Tehran.
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Kentucky Showdown

TIME - ‎3 hours ago‎
Conway and Paul spar over cap and trade, jobs, health care and more during debate Monday night. Paul: "Jobs and the recession but I think also how government interacts with that.
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Early Windows Phone 7 Apps Mimic the OS

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Much of the success of any mobile operating system comes down to one thing: It's the apps, stupid. The first crop of Windows Phone 7 apps mirror some of the strengths and weaknesses of the OS itself.

Romo breaks left collarbone - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone Monday night, an injury that could end his season. Trash Talk: For casual baseball fans looking for a reason to be interested in the World Series, here it is - Tim Lincecum pitching to Josh ...

Taylor Swift's Speak Now Live Stream Attracts Fans Worldwide - Jocelyn Vena - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Taylor Swift celebrated the arrival of Speak Now with a fan-filled album-release party at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on Monday (October 25).

What candidate Frank T. Caprio said about President Obama

Providence Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Here is a partial transcript of the General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio's radio interview with John DePetro on WPRO-AM. DePetro: Treasurer Caprio, very exciting day as President Obama will be in Rhode Island today.

Washington: High-Alcohol Drink Sickened Students

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP An investigation has determined that Four Loko, a high-alcohol caffeinated drink, sickened Central Washington University students at an off-campus party this month, resulting in nine hospitalizations.

Study: Alzheimer's risk spikes 157% with heavy smoking

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
Heavy smoking in midlife more than doubles your odds of developing Alzheimer's disease, a Kaiser Permanente study said Monday.

Anything Can Happen in a San Francisco Series

New York Times - George Vecsey - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Eric Risberg/AP Fans returned to Candlestick Park after an earthquake disrupted Game 3 of the World Series in 1989. The Giants had lost the first two games in Oakland.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand jet off on tropical honeymoon

Monsters and - Daniela Elser - ‎3 hours ago‎
Comedian Russell Brand smiles for photographers and locals as he leaves Ranthambore Safari Park in India after taking in the tiger sanctuary.

Green means go for Celtics opener

Boston Herald - Gayle Fee, Laura Raposa - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Boston Celtics [team stats] tip off the NBA season tonight with more hoopla and hullabaloo than last spring's world championship!

Report: Favre Has Two Fractures in Left Ankle

Fox News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Oct. 24: Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) attempts to tackle Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (4) in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Berkshire Names Fund Manager Combs to Help Steer Investments

BusinessWeek - Dakin Campbell - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett moved one step closer to completing his succession plan, naming a Connecticut hedge fund manager with insurance experience to run a “significant portion” of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s investment ...

First lady, Pelosi rally party as election nears

Washington Post - Robin Hindery - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- A week before the midterm elections, Michelle Obama says the race for the congressional majority is "too close" and Democratic voters must recapture the energy of 2008.

Yield on inflation-protected Treasurys dips below zero

Washington Post - Cordell Eddings, Daniel Kruger - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The Treasury sold $10 billion of five-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities at a negative yield for the first time at a US debt auction Monday as investors bet that the Federal Reserve will succeed in its bid ...

FiveThirtyEight: G.O.P. Senate Odds Slip in Two States

New York Times - Nate Silver - ‎1 hour ago‎
While Republicans' position is holding steady in the House - where they are 4:1 favorites to win control of the chamber according to our analysis - their chances of also taking over the Senate declined in today's forecast.

Japan says to act vs yen rise if needed after G20

Reuters - Rie Ishiguro, Tetsushi Kajimoto - ‎29 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister warned on Tuesday Tokyo was prepared to "act decisively" in markets if needed and voiced its irritation with the yen's climb to another 15-year high following the Group of ...

Android soars to 100000 apps two years after launch - Molly McHugh - ‎4 hours ago‎
Android reached a career highlight today, announcing via Twitter that it has reached 100000 apps. This makes it easily one of the largest app markets out there, coming in second place to the iPhone's nearly 300000 available apps.

Singapore Exchange's ASX Bid Triggers Australian Backlash

Bloomberg - Angus Whitley - ‎1 hour ago‎
Robert Elstone, chief executive officer of ASX Ltd., right, attends a news conference in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photographer: Sergio Dionisio/Bloomberg Singapore Exchange Ltd.

TI Won't Be Charged In LA Drug Case - Gil Kaufman - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has declined to file charges against TI following his arrest September 1 on alleged drug possession.

Walkman provided the soundtrack to awesome '80s

Boston Herald - Lauren Beckham Falcone - ‎13 minutes ago‎
First they take away my Zima, now this: Sony has pressed the eject button on the Walkman, discontinuing production of the AM/FM cassette player after 31 years.


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