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Indiana Toll Road crash kills 7, injures 4

Chicago Tribune -
A crash between a minivan and a semitrailer truck on the Indiana East-West Toll Road tonight killed seven people and injured four, officials said.

Wounded Iraq vet awake after Oakland protest injury

Reuters -
1 of 3. Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen, a former US Marine and Iraq war veteran, is carried away after being injured during a demonstration in Oakland, California October 25, 2011.

Bangkok Prepares to Evacuate Some Residents as High Tide Worsens Flooding

Bloomberg -
Thailand's government prepared to evacuate more people from Bangkok as a high tide starting today may exacerbate flooding that has killed 373 people and swamped factories north of the ...

Cardinals Stun Texas, Force World Series to Game 7

ABC News -
Twice down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals kept rallying to win one of baseball's greatest thrillers. David Freese completed a startling night of comebacks with a home run leading off the bottom of the ...

Cheers and Skepticism Greet European Deal

Wall Street Journal -
WSJ's Thorold Barker and Francesco Guerrera analyze the Greek debt agreement with Mean Street host Evan Newmark. They consider the likelihood of its success and explain credit default swaps.

Perry's plan to skip debates prompts criticism from Gingrich, Santorum

CBS News -
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, shakes hands with Texas Gov. Rick Perry before the start of a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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Profile: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef -
Saudi Arabia's new crown prince is widely seen as a traditionalist for whom security and stability are key. Eight years ago, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's long-serving interior minister, summoned a small group of dissidents to his ...

Should Gaddafi be abused, killed extrajudicial?

Xinhua -
BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Gaddafi, 69-year-old former Libyan leader and tracked as "ruthless tyrant" by his Western foes and rebels at home, met his Waterloo in his home town of Sirte.

CHOGM moves slowly on human rights

ABC Online -
PETER CAVE: The Commonwealth Heads of Government conference gets underway in Perth today with the official opening by the Queen. There were hopes that by Sunday when it all wraps up there would be an agreement to appoint a Commissioner for Democracy, ...

Tunisian Islamist election win marred by clashes

Reuters -
1 of 2. Rachid Ghannouchi (R), leader of the Islamist Ennahda movement, celebrates with his supporters after the announcement of the country's election results, outside his headquarters in Tunis October 27, 2011.

Feds make slow progress on flood levee inventory

The Associated Press -
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than six years after Hurricane Katrina's rampage, authorities have taken only halting steps toward identifying weaknesses in a nationwide patchwork of levees intended to protect millions of Americans' lives and property during ...

Oil Industry Hums as Higher Prices Bolster Quarterly Profits at Exxon and Shell

New York Times -
HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell reported robust profits on Thursday for the third quarter based on higher oil prices and better refining margins.

Larry King: I got back almost $1M after Madoff con

The Associated Press -
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Larry King says he invested $700000 with Wall Street scammer Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) but was lucky enough to get it all back.

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased 2000 Last Week to 402000

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP source: Chargers G Dielman had seizure on plane 10.27.11 Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment assistance last week, while those on benefit rolls dropped to a three-year low, signaling limited improvement in the ...

Hewlett-Packard CEO Whitman Unwinds Apotheker's Criticized Moves

BusinessWeek -
(Bloomberg) - Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, by abandoning a proposal to spin off the company's market-leading personal-computer unit, took a step toward unwinding the moves that led to her predecessor's ...

Dropbox Bids to Find Entry in Businesses

New York Times -
SAN FRANCISCO - Perhaps it should not have surprised corporate information technology departments that employees would use Dropbox, a service for easily sharing files among different devices by storing them in “the cloud.

Google integrates Google+ into Apps in business collaboration play

Ars Technica -
Google has finally clicked +1 for its business users and plugged them into the Google+ social networking service, in hopes of turning it into a business collaboration tool.

Can Nokia's Lumia line save Windows Phone?

Windows Phones just aren't selling (only 1 percent in the US, according to Nielsen in June). The new Mango OS is nice enough, but with shelves awash with so many excellent Android ...

Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management': News of FX Pickup Sparks Mixed Reactions

Hollywood Reporter -
Members of the media and TV viewers alike hit the Internet to share their opinions -- and make quips -- about the news. Charlie Sheen received some good news Thursday: The former Two and a Half Men star's comeback comedy Anger Management has found a ...

Project Runway Finale Recap: Whose Designs Impressed Heidi Klum & the Judges ...

E! Online -
Tonight was the finale episode of Project Runway and after seeing nobody go home last week, it was really anyone's game. Anya, Josh, Kimberly and Viktor each revised their three looks from the previous challenge, and added seven more (or in Anya's case ...

'Time' bomb

Boston Herald -
“In Time” Rated PG-13. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters: D Only in a place as age-averse as Hollywood would a studio greenlight a film in which -Olivia Wilde plays Justin Timberlake's mother.

Witness says Jackson doctor's actions can't be justified

Los Angeles Times -
The defense questioning of its expert, a propofol researcher, suggests lawyers will concede that Dr. Conrad Murray's care was substandard but argue that it did not constitute involuntary manslaughter.

Cautious Optimism, but No Deal, as NBA Talks Break for Night

New York Times -
The NBA lockout did not end Thursday night, but it edged ever closer to a finale, amid tense smiles, light-hearted quips and provocative word choices by the men who are negotiating a new labor deal.

Keenum break records in UH's rout of Rice

Houston Chronicle -
The University of Houston's quarterback Case Keenum center sets up for a pass against Rice University during the second quarter of college football game action at Robertson Stadium Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Houston.

NCAA approves more aid for athletes -
The NCAA moved swiftly to implement several proposals made by a group of university presidents in August, approving increased financial support for athletes and heightened academic requirements for postseason play at its board meeting Thursday.

Plekanec makes up for own goal with game-winner in Montreal's 2-1 win in Boston

Washington Post -
BOSTON - Tomas Plekanec put one in each net. The Canadiens forward made up for a first-period own goal by scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 remaining to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.

Capitals vs. Oilers: Penalties hinder Washington in its first loss of the season

Washington Post -
EDMONTON - Penalties can be the undoing of a team that relies heavily on puck possession and the flow of a game to create momentum.

Stars concoct complex molecules

BBC News -
The chemical factories around young stars may give rise to far more complex molecules than previously thought. Relatively complex, carbon-containing molecules have been found in comets and on ...

Spacecraft casts new light on asteroid's history

The Guardian -
Could this be the battered face of a planet that never was? Photograph: -/AFP/Getty Images A battered asteroid that was intercepted and surveyed by a European spacecraft last year may be the ancient remains of a planet that never formed, scientists say ...

Medicare premiums to go up slightly in 2012 -
WASHINGTON • Monthly Medicare premiums for most beneficiaries will rise next year by $3.50 to $99.90, a much smaller increase than had been expected, the administration of President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Aspirin may cut colon cancer risk by 60%

USA Today -
Taking two aspirins a day reduced the risk of colorectal cancer by more than 60% in people with a family history of the disease, a large study shows.

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