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Storm Slams Ashore and Disrupts Millions of Lives

New York Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic region on Monday, its powerful gusts and storm surges causing once-in-a-generation flooding in coastal communities, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of people - including ...
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1 dead, captain missing after 14 saved as Bounty sinks

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
The HMS Bounty, a replica of the historic British ship, is shown moored at Annapolis, Md., in 2010. It reportedly sank at sea early Monday after the Coast Guard rescued 14 of 16 crewmembers off the coast of North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
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Crane-Arm Snaps In Tower Mishap

Wall Street Journal - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By JOSH BARBANEL. The long boom of a crane being used in the construction of of New York City's tallest residential tower broke loose and dangled dangerously over West 57th Street on Monday, caught in Hurricane Sandy's winds.
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President Romney, but Veep Biden?

USA TODAY - ‎35 minutes ago‎
If the electoral votes are split 269-269, there could be a Romney-Biden administration. (But don't hold your breath.) 9:30PM EDT October 29.
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The World Series champion Giants return home

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Pablo Sandoval (left) holds the World Series trophy over his head after he and Sergio Romo (right) arrive with the San Francisco Giants to AT&T Park after returning from Detroit where they won the World Series in a four game sweep on Monday, October 29, ...
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Sandy Washes Out Late-Night Tapings, Journey Show - ‎18 minutes ago‎
As massive storm Sandy (downgraded from hurricane status once it hit land late Monday) continues to wreak havoc on the East Coast, she's leaving a multitude of cancellations in her path.
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Ceasefire in Syria ends in air raids and car bombings

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
MICHAEL JANSEN. SYRIA'S FOUR-DAY holiday ceasefire ended with a reported 60 air raids, shelling, car bombs in the Damascus area and an artillery exchange across the Turkish border.
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Ukrainian Ruling Party Faces Election Backlash

Voice of America - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Ukraine's ruling party is facing criticism at home and abroad, even as it appears on course to maintain its majority after Sunday's parliamentary elections.
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Senator Scott Brown Pulls Out of Debate

New York Times (blog) - ‎17 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - Senator Scott P. Brown's campaign announced Monday afternoon that he would not participate in his fourth and final debate with Elizabeth Warren, his Democratic challenger, on Tuesday night, citing Hurricane Sandy.
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Local volunteers to help with Hurricane Sandy relief

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Two local Utah Red Cross volunteers have been activated to go east and help with Hurricane Sandy relief, and more help from the Beehive State could be on the way.
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The DC area braces for Sandy

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
WITH ITS DRENCHING RAIN and high winds still raging, the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has yet to be tallied. But as the massive storm slammed into the East Coast, the Washington area could take some comfort in knowing that - for once - it ...
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Apple boss Tim Cook shows ruthless streak in firing senior staff

The Guardian
52 minutes ago
Written by
Charles Arthur
Apple boss Tim Cook shows ruthless streak in firing senior staff. John Browett's departure will come as a relief to many Apple staff in their retail stores who hated the ideas the former Dixons boss tried to introduce, says Charles Arthur.
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Behind Decision to Close Markets

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hurricane Sandy forced regulators and exchange operators to keep U.S. stock markets closed Tuesday, in the first weather-related shutdown to last more than one day since the Blizzard of 1888.
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Asian shares subdued, lack direction after US closure

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday after a powerful hurricane curtailed activity in U.S. markets overnight, while the dollar held gains against the yen ahead of a widely expected policy easing by the Bank of Japan later in the session.
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GOP Turns Fire on Obama Pillar, the Auto Bailout

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOLEDO, Ohio - The ad from Mitt Romney showed up on televisions here early Saturday morning without the usual public announcement that both campaigns typically use to herald their latest commercials: Chrysler, a bailout recipient, is going to begin ...
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'Avengers' director on Romney and zombies

Politico (blog) - ‎19 minutes ago‎
"Avengers" director Joss Whedon, an ardent backer of President Barack Obama, endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday - as the best man to "put this country back on the path to a zombie apocalypse.
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Storm throws campaigns for a loop

1 hour ago
Written by
Aamer Madhani
Both campaigns appeared to be taking a moment-by-moment approach as they faced the pressures of winning votes while showing sensitivity to Americans likely to be affected by the storm.
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Survey shows little consumer interest in Windows 8

TG Daily - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft and PC OEMs obviously have high hopes for Windows 8, with both waiting to see if the OS will help spur computer sales and increase shipments of the flagship operating system around the world.
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Microsoft, Google unveil new smartphones

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Not to be outdone by last week's news of Apple's upcoming iPad Mini, Microsoft and Google unleashed new mobile devices on Monday in what has becoming an increasingly crowded battle of wireless gadgets.
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Teardown finds Microsoft Surface RT tough to get into, with modular options inside

PCWorld - ‎3 hours ago‎
Microsoft's Surface RT may be handicapped with the new RT version of Windows 8, but should it break, is it more likely to wind up in a repair shop or a landfill?
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Tom Cruise Will NOT Press Charges Against Trespasser - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tom Cruise will NOT press charges against the drunk dude who trespassed on his property ... TMZ has learned. As we reported ... Jason Sullivan -- an Australian model/interior designer/reality star -- has been living next door to Tom at the home of Kevin ...
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Anderson Cooper's Talk Show Canceled After Two Seasons

AceShowbiz - ‎27 minutes ago‎
"Anderson Live" is not going to return for a third season. It has been announced that the current second season will be the last for the syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper, with the last episode slated to air in summer 2013.
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James Harden: I just have to show it

Houston Chronicle (blog) - ‎34 minutes ago‎
For three NBA seasons, James Harden received advanced studies in the role of NBA superstar. When he was not partnered with the best player on the floor, Kevin Durant, he took his turn going against the best players from Kobe Bryant to LeBron James, and ...
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49ers Leading Cardinals 7-0 After 1 Quarter

ABC News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Alex Smith threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter Monday night.
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Dolphins Notebook: Miami confident in backup QB Matt Moore (blog) - ‎15 minutes ago‎
When Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore jogged into the huddle in relief of injured starting QB Ryan Tannehill in the first half of a 30-9 win over the Jets on Sunday, coach Joe Philbin wasn't concerned about altering his team's attack.
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If Canceled, NHL Will Not Reschedule Winter Classic

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
If the N.H.L. cancels the Winter Classic, it has no plans to reschedule the event for this season, even if there is a prompt settlement to the lockout, said Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner.
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Kobe Bryant a game-time call

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- With the 2012-13 NBA season just a day away, the Los Angeles Lakers still do not know if Kobe Bryant will be in the opening night lineup.
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Smoking Bans Cut MI Rate

MedPage Today - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Indoor smoking bans substantially cut heart attack rates in communities and may have an impact on sudden cardiac death as well, a study has found.
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In Wisconsin, Obamacare to Increase Individual Insurance Premiums by 30 ...

3 hours ago
Written by
Avik Roy
With the Presidential election one week away, it's worth reviewing how Obamacare will impact the residents of key swing states.
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ER crews plan for the long haul as hospitals treat first storm injuries (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
As superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday, hospitals across the Eastern Seaboard kicked disaster plans into place, told emergency room crews to bring enough clothes and personal supplies to last a few days and made room for evacuated patients from ...