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Reid: Senate Bill Will Include Government-Backed 'Public Option'

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday Senate legislation will include government-backed health insurance that allows states to opt out.

Pilots Who Missed Airport Were Using Laptops

New York Times - Matthew L. Wald - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The pilots of the Northwest Airlines flight that flew far past the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport last week told investigators that they had been distracted from their duties by a discussion of a new computerized crew-scheduling system ...

Obama says he will not rush Afghanistan decision

The Associated Press - Charles Babington, Anne Gearan - ‎8 minutes ago‎
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Barack Obama mourned 14 Americans killed Monday in helicopter crashes in Afghanistan and told a military audience he will not be hurried as he evaluates whether to alter US strategy in the war.

Death toll in Baghdad double bombing rises to 160

CNN - Jomana Karadsheh, Mohammed Jamjoom - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 30 Iraqi children riding in a bus were among the 160 people killed in Sunday's twin car bombings in Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Iranian officials divided on transfer of uranium

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN -- High-ranking Iranian officials appear divided over a draft proposal with the United States and other countries that would transfer the bulk of the Islamic republic's enriched uranium stockpile out of the country.

Radovan Karadzic: cell life

Times Online - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Radovan Karadzic is occupying a typical room in the “Hague Hilton”, the nickname given to the detention unit at the ICT. Each detainee has a private room with modern facilities and a regime more akin to life in a university hall of residence than a ...

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McDonnell has double-digit lead in Va. governor's race, Post poll says

Washington Post - Jon Cohen, Rosalind S. Helderman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Republican Robert F. McDonnell carries a double-digit lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds into the final week of the campaign for Virginia governor, according to a new Washington Post poll.

Obama golfs with female after media criticism. Coincidence?

Christian Science Monitor - Jimmy Orr - ‎1 hour ago‎
So, by now you know that President Obama golfed with a [GASP!] woman yesterday. We told you about it here. But why would a golf game with Melody Barnes - his chief domestic policy advisor - be newsworthy?

State Department Praises Jordan, Qatar for Progress on Religious Freedom

FOXNews - Lee Ross - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Assistant Secretary Michael Posner cited two egregious acts of religious intolerance -- one in the US, the other in Germany -- while noting progress made in countries like Qatar and Egypt, where religious persecution is widespread.

US STOCKS-Wall St drops on home builder fears, financials

Reuters - Ellis Mnyandu - ‎55 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - US stocks fell for a second straight session on Monday as investors ditched home builders and financials on fears that a federal home buyer tax credit might be phased out, while commodity shares succumbed ...

Verizon profit falls 30 pct on restructuring costs

The Associated Press - Deborah Yao - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Verizon Communications Inc. reported a 30 percent drop in third-quarter earnings Monday as it couldn't sign up enough new subscribers to offset higher costs from laying off workers and absorbing an acquisition.

Washington Post's daily circulation falls 6 percent

Bizjournals.com - Tierney Plumb - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The Washington Post's average daily circulation dropped 6.4 percent in the six months that ended Sept. 30, according to data released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

PS3 Netflix: The best use of BD-Live yet

BetaNews - Tim Conneally - ‎4 hours ago‎
Finally, Sony's PlayStation 3 home video game console and Blu-ray player will be receiving Netflix Instant streaming, a feature which has appeared on a number of other pieces of hardware, ...

First Look: Google Social Search

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Google is pouring personalized social data into search results with its new Google Social Search, launching in experimental mode today.

Migrate to Windows 7--Slowly, Part 3: Installing Windows 7

Washington Post - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The path to a gradual Windows 7 deployment continues with the all-important installation of the new OS. Here's what happened last week in case you missed it: Instead of performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 or wiping my hard drive and starting ...

Jackson Kids Said to Be in Therapy After Dad's Death

ABC News - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paris Jackson wears her father's shirts every day, but her brother Prince does not want to watch the King of Pop's DVDs.

'Twilight' cast tour coming to Chicago

Chicago Tribune - ‎33 minutes ago‎
As you may have seen on the back of today's RedEye, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" cast members will be taking part in a tour next month to promote the "Twilight" sequel, which hits theaters Nov. 20.

Damon, Brolin in 'True Grit' talks

Hollywood Reporter - Jay A. Fernandez, Steven Zeitchik - ‎2 hours ago‎
Matt Damon is in discussions to star in Ethan and Joel Coen's remake of "True Grit." Josh Brolin, who starred in the brothers' "No Country for Old Men," is also in talks for a major role.

Phillies say: Bring on the Yankees

The Associated Press - Rob Maaddi - ‎48 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Now the Philadelphia Phillies can say it: The defending champs wanted the New York Yankees all along. Beating the Tampa Bay Rays in last year's World Series was nice.

Report: Lesnar sick, out of UFC 106

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar is sick and has pulled out of his scheduled UFC 106 title defense against Shane Carwin, Yahoo Sports first reported Monday.

Ware, Cowboys agree on contract extension

The Associated Press - Stephen Hawkins - ‎28 minutes ago‎
IRVING, Texas - Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys have finally agreed on a contract extension, a six-year deal through the 2015 season.
Cowboys sign Ware to long-term contract Seattle Post Intelligencer

Obama Declaration Gives Flu Fighters Flexibility

MedPage Today - Michael Smith - ‎41 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama's declaration that the H1N1 pandemic flu is a national emergency doesn't mean the course of the outbreak has changed, health experts said.

White House Raises Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
A massive pink ribbon was raised Monday in front of the White House to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Workers hoist a pink ribbon in honor of breast cancer awareness at the White House Oct. 26.

Health Buzz: 1 in 5 Youngsters Lacking in Vitamin D and Other Health News

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎6 hours ago‎
A new study finds that about 20 percent of US children between ages 1 and 11 aren't getting enough vitamin D, the Associated Press reports.
6 Million US Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jilted mistress Brooke Hundley, 22, may cost Steve Phillips, ESPN analyst & ex ...

New York Daily News - Larry Mcshane - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Then-Mets GM Steve Phillips speaks at a 2008 press conference about an affair with a team employee that causes his suspension. A new affair with a production assistant now may cost him his ESPN gig.

Windows 7 Keeps the Good, Tries to Fix Flaws

New York Times - David Pogue - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Windows 7 comes out Thursday. And if the programmers at Microsoft have any strength left at all, they are high-fiving. Their three-year Windows Vista nightmare is over.

Stewart Mandel's Mailbag

SI.com - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
The marriage between Ohio State and Terrelle Pryor began with such promise. The nation's most gifted high school quarterback joining forces with the reigning powerhouse of the Big Ten?

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.

The Audacity of 'Precious'

New York Times - Lynn Hirschberg - ‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Lee Daniels, left, is the director of "Precious." At right, Mo' Nique, generally known for stand-up, takes on a tough role in the movie.