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Lee, Utley dominant as Phillies shut down Yankees in Game 1

USA Today - Robert Deutsch - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Philadelphia Phillies became the first team ever to win Game 1 of the World Series on the road in consecutive years. The Giants are the only club in the past 10 years to win Game 1 on the road and lose the Series: By ...

Afghan attack puts aid programs at risk

Los Angeles Times - Karim Sharifi - ‎4 hours ago‎
After five United Nations employees and three others are killed in Kabul, the agency puts its workers under lockdown. A Taliban spokesman says the UN was targeted because of its election work.

State swine flu deaths rise to 14

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mark Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four more deaths from swine flu since Oct. 21, including two in Milwaukee, brought the state's death toll from the novel virus to 14, and local health officials are almost as busy fighting the pandemic as they ...

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Pakistan car bomb toll passes 100

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
The death toll from car bomb in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 105, a day after the blast. At least 200 others were injured in Wednesday's attack.

us-China Climate Pact Isn't on Table, Envoy Says

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
SHANGHAI -- US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said he doesn't expect bilateral agreements on global climate issues when US President Barack Obama visits China next month.

SADC to Meet Zimbabwe President, Prime Minister

Voice of America - Peter Clottey - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is scheduled to hold discussions with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Thursday.

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After 10-year dispute, expansion of hate crimes law to gays signed

Washington Post - Perry Bacon Jr - ‎3 hours ago‎
When a gay Wyoming college student was slain in 1998, congressional Democrats pledged to broaden the definition of federal hate crimes by the end of that year to include attacks based on sexual orientation.

Ex-senator Brooke gets gold medal of Congress

Boston Globe - Susan Milligan - ‎26 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - For more than an hour yesterday, Washington's most powerful politicians lauded former Massachusetts senator Edward W. Brooke, praising the 90-year-old Republican for breaking down partisan divisions and racial barriers.

House health compromise has 'public option' with a catch

Los Angeles Times - Noam N. Levey, Janet Hook - ‎3 hours ago‎
The new bill would require the government to negotiate healthcare costs with providers rather than set the rates itself. Liberals hope it will get conservative Democrats on board.

Machinists disappointed, call union "a handy scapegoat"

Seattle Times - Lynn Thompson, Sonia Krishnan - ‎3 hours ago‎
Machinists who Wednesday gathered outside Local 751 in Everett for a regularly scheduled meeting expressed disappointment at Boeing's decision to locate the second 787 assembly line in South Carolina, but said that the union wasn't to blame for the ...

Home Buyer Credit Gets New Life

Wall Street Journal - Corey Boles, John D. Mckinnon - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal to extend a tax credit for first-time home buyers, but its passage remains uncertain.

Geely Named Favored Volvo Bidder, Paving Way for China Takeover

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bloomberg News Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Geely Holding Group Co. was named the “preferred bidder” for Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo Car Corp.

GPS system puts Droid phone on the map

Los Angeles Times - David Colker - ‎19 minutes ago‎
When it comes to GPS car navigation, the new Droid phone from Verizon Wireless could change everything. Mounted to the windshield with an optional holder, it provides a voice-activated GPS system with so much potential that mainstream ...

Ares IX rocket chalks up successful test flight

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎8 hours ago‎
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--Running a day late, NASA launched its 33-story Ares IX rocket on a $445 million unmanned test flight Wednesday, a spectacular six-minute sub-orbital mission to collect data needed for the design of nasa's ...

Google may call the tune with its new music search feature

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Internet giant won't be selling records, but it could help iTunes' competitors by steering buyers to them. Rapper-actor Mos Def participates in a panel discussion of GoogleÂ's new music search feature.

Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' is yet to prove a blockbuster

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The big test for the documentary on the late singer is expected to come Friday. The opening of the Michael Jackson documentary did not draw crowds to the Grove in Los Angeles late Tuesday.

Dead ringers

Boston Herald - Lauren Beckham Falcone - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Dead celebrities, reality TV train wrecks and sexy, skimpy costumes are scaring up adult costume sales at Halloween stores this year.

Levi's Going 'Full Johnson' for Playgirl

TMZ.com (blog) - ‎45 minutes ago‎
It's confirmed. Levi Johnston plans to come out swinging -- the famous Palin-impaler is gonna go the full monty for Playgirl. Levi's manager already said he was 90% sure the teen baby daddy would take it all off for the adult rag -- but now comes the ...

Celtics rout starts home slate

Boston Herald - Mark Murphy - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Tuesday's win in Cleveland was so satisfying, the Celtics [team stats] used that energy to knock Charlotte into a franchise record hole last night.

Hardaway's honor arrives

MiamiHerald.com - Israel Gutierrez - ‎34 minutes ago‎
His signature move wasn't developed here, but it was shown off a few times here. His courage wasn't discovered here, but he was at his most courageous here.

Brett Favre on Lambeau return: I've heard the boos before

USA Today - Tom Pelissero - ‎48 minutes ago‎
"I've heard boos in that stadium before," said Favre, the longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback who will return to Lambeau Field on Sunday as a Minnesota Viking.

A Great Success

Wall Street Journal - Michael J. Widmer - ‎7 hours ago‎
And despite the false claims of ideologues, academics and politicians, the facts tell the story of Massachusetts' remarkably successful health-reform law.

Swine flu vaccine is here and you still have your shot

Houston Chronicle - Cindy George - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mahely Hernandez , right, and her sister, Edith Tristan, wait at the Northside Health Center with their children, Aziel, 9 months old, and Jordan, 2. Harris County has exhausted its supply of the ...

California Awards Grants for Research Projects in Nonembryonic Stem Cells

New York Times - Andrew Pollack - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California's stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, ...

Op-Ed Columnist The Nuns' Story

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎Oct 24, 2009‎
Once, in the first grade, I was late for class. I started crying in the schoolyard, terrified to go in and face the formidable Sister Hiltruda.

'Lipstick Killer' behind bars since 1946

CNN - Gabriel Falcon - ‎Oct 24, 2009‎
William Heirens, left, is taken into custody for 3 murders. He confessed in 1946, but now says he was coerced. Dixon, Illinois (CNN) -- William Heirens, the "Lipstick Killer," is believed to be the longest-serving ...

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook

Gizmodo.com - John Herrman - ‎Oct 24, 2009‎
Here's the pitch: a 10-inch, almost-pocketable computer running Snow Leopard, the latest, greatest version of OS X. It costs just $300.

One Step Closer to the No-Iron Car

New York Times - Don Sherman - ‎Oct 23, 2009‎
WHEN the Boeing 787 airliner goes into commercial service next year, travelers will be transported on wings and fuselages made of advanced composite plastics.

INSIDE STORY: From High School Students to Celebrity Burglars

People Magazine - Brenda Rodriguez, Ken Lee - ‎Oct 24, 2009‎
By all appearances Rachel Lee, Diana Tamayo and Nicholas Prugo were typical teenagers, living in and around the affluent community of Calabasas, Calif.