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Former 'enemy combatant' sentenced in Illinois

CNN - Carol Cratty - ‎46 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A former "enemy combatant" who was held in a South Carolina Naval brig for six years with no charges was sentenced Thursday to eight years and four months in prison, a Justice Department spokesman said.

Swine Flu Hit Millions In Spring, Agency Says

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎10 minutes ago‎
There were 1.8 million to 5.7 million cases of swine flu in the country during the epidemic's first spring wave, according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

House Democrats Unveil Health Bill

Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy - ‎46 minutes ago‎
AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listened to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer during a health-care news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Congress turns up pressure on Iran

Jerusalem Post - Hilary Leila Krieger, Herb Keinon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Congress continued to turn up the pressure on Iran Thursday, after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledged not to retreat "even an iota" on its nuclear program.

Clinton Challenges Pakistanis on Al Qaeda

New York Times - Mark Landler - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAHORE, Pakistan - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a visit meant to improve relations with Pakistan, strongly suggested Thursday that some Pakistani officials bore responsibility for allowing terrorists from Al Qaeda to ...

Obama's review of Afghan war strategy nears end

Reuters - Adam Entous - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US military chiefs plan to present recommendations on troop strength and strategy in Afghanistan to President Barack Obama on Friday as White House deliberations reach an end stage, Pentagon officials said.

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Ethics Inquiries Into Lawmakers Surface via Security Breach

New York Times - Eric Lichtblau, Eric Lipton - ‎33 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The House ethics committee announced Thursday that it would begin full investigations into two House members, Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, but a security breach threatened to make public the names of many other ...

White House garden has 2nd major harvest

The Associated Press - Darlene Superville - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Cupboards at a soup kitchen near the White House will be spilling over for several days after a donation of fresh produce harvested Thursday from first lady Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.

Bridge to remain closed through Friday morning commute

San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon, Michael Cabanatuan - ‎15 minutes ago‎

US Stocks Rally Sharply On 3Q Gross Domestic Product

Wall Street Journal - Geoffrey Rogow - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A better reading on third-quarter gross domestic product than was expected sent stocks sharply higher, with Wednesday's biggest decliners--Alcoa, Caterpillar and American Express--serving ...

Samsung Profit More Than Triples

Wall Street Journal - Evan Ramstad - ‎3 minutes ago‎
SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co.'s third-quarter profit more than tripled from a year ago —to 3.72 trillion won ($3.14 billion), its highest quarterly profit ever—as its chip business soared to its highest operating profit in two years, ...

Greenwood fire ruled arson

Northwest Cable News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
by KING5.com Staff SEATTLE - Investigators say a fire that destroyed three restaurants and a coffee shop and damaged a theater was arson.
Officials: Greenwood fire was arson Seattle Post Intelligencer

Motorola Has Profit Surprise and Forecasts More to Come

New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS Motorola has forecast a higher-than-expected profit for the current quarter as it begins to sell two phones based on the Android software by Google in a bid to regain ground lost to the iPhone by Apple.

Software Update Imbues Apple TV With New UI, iTunes LP

Wired News - Brian X. Chen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple on Thursday issued a software update for its Apple TV set-top box. The update includes a redesigned user interface and enables support for a new interactive artwork iTunes format, among other features.
Apple TV 3.0 launched Bizjournals.com

Microsoft Haunted By Windows 7 Upgrade Issue

ChannelWeb - Kevin McLaughlin - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Rumblings of discontent within the Windows user community are growing louder this week over Microsoft's failure to provide clear direction on the Windows 7 upgrade process.

Will 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' top box office?

Newsday - Rafer Guzmán - ‎1 hour ago‎
When the weekend's box-office grosses are revealed in Monday's papers, we will know - as if there were any doubt - whether "Michael Jackson's This Is It" will hit No.

"Trauma" drama done -- sf's show is canceled by NBC

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The first television show to be completely taped in San Francisco since "Nash Bridges" went off the air in 2001 has been canceled by NBC.

Jon Gosselin Regrets Hurting Hailey Glassman

People Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
While tangling with estranged wife Kate over their eight kids and money issues, the reality star is trying to make amends with girlfriend Hailey Glassman after she called him emotionally abusive.

Phillies lead World Series Game 2 1-0 after three innings

SportingNews.com - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Raul Ibanez doubled and scored on a single by Matt Stairs to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 lead over the New York Yankees early in Game 2 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Aikman warns Packers to attack the sack

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Two elements of Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings II that Troy Aikman of Fox Sports wants to see are how quarterback Brett Favre manages his emotions at the beginning of the game, and the urgency the Packers bring to the task of avoiding sacks.

Jeter takes home Clemente Award

MLB.com - Mark Newman - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK -- Sharlee Jeter remembers the time when she was coaching a youth baseball team in Washington Heights not far from Yankee Stadium, helping her old brother, Derek, as usual with his Turn 2 Foundation and its efforts to ...

Lifestyle changes may be the best way to delay diabetes

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lifestyle changes are the best way to stave off development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a 10-year followup of an innovative trial to prevent the disease in high-risk groups.

Dogs, cats help in breast cancer fight

USA Today - ‎8 hours ago‎

NY state deficit up, governor seeks special session

Reuters - Joan Gralla - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's two-year deficit has climbed to $10 billion from approximately $8.7 billion and the state cannot pay all the bills that come due in December, Governor David Paterson said on Thursday.

Call It Stout, Though It Isn't

New York Times - Eric Asimov - ‎Oct 26, 2009‎
PEOPLE get stuck on the word stout. It confuses, the way it connotes size and fleshiness. And the color, too - inky, impenetrable black - suggests mass and power.

School chooses Kindle; are libraries for the history 'books'?

USA Today - Greg Toppo - ‎Oct 26, 2009‎
By Josh T. Reynolds, for USA TODAY By Josh T. Reynolds, for USA TODAY By Josh T. Reynolds, for USA TODAY By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY ASHBURNHAM, Mass.

Police: Gang rape outside school dance lasted over two hours

CNN - Nick Valencia, Sara Pratley - ‎Oct 26, 2009‎
Police say a student at Richmond High School was gang raped outside during a homecoming dance. (CNN) -- A California high school student who police said was gang raped in a two-and-a-half-hour assault outside a homecoming dance ...

Running in the Shadows For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival

New York Times - Ian Urbina - ‎Oct 26, 2009‎
ASHLAND, Ore. - She ran away from her group home in Medford, Ore., and spent weeks sleeping in parks and under bridges. Finally, Nicole Clark, 14 years old, grew so desperate that she accepted a young man's offer of a place to stay.

The Post-Gracious President

Wall Street Journal - William Mcgurn - ‎Oct 26, 2009‎
Nine months after Barack Obama entered the Oval Office, his most adamant critics must concede he's delivered on "change." And we see it in our first post-gracious presidency.