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White House trumpets reports on job creation

Washington Post - Alec MacGillis, Michael A. Fletcher - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Alec macgillis and Michael A. Fletcher The White House on Friday embraced reports showing that the $159 billion in grants and loans made so far under the economic stimulus package has created or saved about 640000 jobs, even as Republicans and ...

Clinton 'Broke the Ice' With Pakistanis Angry Over US Role

Bloomberg - Indira A.R. Lakshmanan - ‎3 hours ago‎
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended a three-day visit to Pakistan in which she confronted intense anti-American sentiment in a nuclear-armed country that has become a central front for violent ...

Presidential Visitor List Is Released

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman, John D. Mckinnon - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Stern, the president of the Service Employees International Union, visited the White House 22 times between Inauguration Day and July 31, meeting with President Barack Obama seven times and ...

Ousted Honduran leader: Pact will restore me

MiamiHerald.com - Frances Robles - ‎1 hour ago‎
A deal was struck to end the political crisis in Honduras, but the deposed president must get a nod from Congress to get old job back.

UN says police, NATO slow to respond to attack

The Associated Press - Edith M. Lederer - ‎7 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations demanded to know Friday why it took an hour for Afghan police and NATO troops to respond to a Taliban attack on a guest house filled with UN staff in Kabul.

Somali pirates ask $7 mln to free UK couple-report

Reuters - Peter Griffiths, Elizabeth Fullerton - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have demanded a $7 million ransom for a British couple captured on their yacht in the Indian Ocean, according to a phone call from a man purporting to be a member of the gang broadcast by the BBC on Friday.

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San Francisco Mayor Drops Governor Bid

New York Times - Jennifer Steinhauer - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - There was only one official Democratic candidate for governor of California, and now, officially, there is none. Gavin Newsom was the only Democrat officially in the race.
Newsom bows out San Jose Mercury News

Despite safeguards, peril of night flying is noted in midair collision

Los Angeles Times - Tony Perry, Daniel Weikel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Searchers scour a 644-square-mile area off the Southern California coast after a Coast Guard plane and Marine helicopter collide, apparently killing all nine crew members.

Pivotal Role Still Possible for 3rd Man in New Jersey

New York Times - David M. Halbfinger - ‎4 hours ago‎
EAST HANOVER, NJ - He has little money left, and his commercials, while witty, seldom show up on television. He has no political organization, and he'll be lucky to muster a few hundred volunteers statewide on Election Day.
A Dead Heat in New Jersey Wall Street Journal

US Stocks Close Sharply Lower; DJIA Ends Month Flat

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks tumbled Friday, with Bank of America, jpmorgan Chase and Alcoa leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average's components lower as investors again grew concerned about the ...

California National Bank fails, is seized by FDIC

Los Angeles Times - Scott Reckard - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The Los Angeles-based, 68-branch bank is immediately acquired by the US Bank unit of US Bancorp. FDIC officials enter the California National Bank branch at 221 S. Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles as the bank is taken over.

CIT's Swoon Hits Taxpayers

Wall Street Journal - Mike Spector, Kate Haywood - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The $2.3 billion in taxpayer money spent to save CIT Group Inc. is likely to be wiped out, as the lender prepares to file for bankruptcy protection in a high-stakes restructuring plan aimed at keeping the firm in ...

ICANN Approves Non-Latin Domain Name Characters

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Internet's governing body has approved a new domain name process that will allow for non-Latin characters. The Fast Track Process will launch on November 16, and will allow countries and territories to apply for domain names in ...

Spammer ordered to pay Facebook $711 million

San Francisco Chronicle - Benny Evangelista - ‎2 hours ago‎
A US District Court judge in San Jose has awarded Facebook $711 million in damages in an anti-spam case the social-networking giant filed against online marketer Sanford Wallace, who is known as the "Spam King.

Review: The Motorola Droid

Wired News - Daniel Dumas - ‎5 hours ago‎
A few days ago we got Motrola's Droid in the mail. The device is quite awesome. Beyond being offered on Verizon's network (which consistently squelches AT&T in coverage and speed) the phone is forged from super-solid (and stylish) ...

Teach kids `vampire cough' for Halloween

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Halloween carries a little extra scare this year -- the haunting prospect of catching or spreading swine flu while trick-or-treating.

Judge orders Anna Nicole Smith's doctors, boyfriend to stand trial

Los Angeles Times - Harriet Ryan - ‎4 hours ago‎
The model's companion, Howard K. Stern, physician Sandeep Kapoor and psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich are charged with illegally providing her prescription drugs.

West Whittier students dance to Michael Jackson's `Thriller'

Whittier Daily News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Dressed in their Halloween costumes, Pioneer High School's drill team, cheerleading squad, ASB and the all male dance team perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at the Whittier School Friday, October 30, 2009.

Yankees are road wary

Los Angeles Times - Kevin Baxter - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Reporting from Philadelphia - With the World Series tied at a game apiece as it moves from New York to Philadelphia for Game 3 tonight, the Phillies are counting on a couple of factors to give them the home-field advantage.

Nabokov leads Sharks past West-leading Avalanche

USA Today - Paul Sakuma - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Dany Heatley (FSY) added his ninth goal of the season. The Sharks have won four in a row and six of their last seven games. They are 9-4-1 overall and 4-0-1 at home.

S. Florida's Daniels hits 3 TD passes to top W.Va.

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By FROM NEWS SERVICES BJ Daniels passed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bulls frustrated running back Noel Devine and the 20th-ranked Mountaineers in a 30-19 victory Friday night in Tampa, Fla.
USF upsets West Va. The News-Press

UPDATE 1-Too few in us seek flu treatment, CDC says

Reuters - Maggie Fox - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Only half of the people in the United States who most need immediate treatment for H1N1 swine flu are actually seeking it, even as the virus spreads at unprecedented speed, ...

Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into US by HIV-Positive People

New York Times - Julia Preston - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama on Friday announced the end of a 22-year ban on travel to the United States by people who had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, fulfilling a promise he made to gay advocates and acting to eliminate a ...

BILL SIMILAR TO SENATE'S Months of talks yield $894 billion package

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray, Lori Montgomery - ‎13 hours ago‎
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says new health care legislation will make affordable, quality health care available to nearly all Americans and represents a historic step.

NY23: 'Do You Believe in Miracles'?

American Spectator - Robert Stacy McCain - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
What a difference two weeks can make. Toward the end of an Oct. 14 conference call organized by David Keene of the American Conservative Union, congressional candidate Doug Hoffman plaintively asked, ...

Biden Spills Beans on Automaker's Full Line of New Vehicles

FOXNews - Gary Gastelu - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
Vice President Joe Biden, during a visit Tuesday to a Delaware automotive assembly plant, unwittingly revealed startup manufacturer Fisker Automotive's undisclosed plans to produce a full line of plug-in hybrid vehicles at the facility.

New Meaning for Night Class at 2-Year Colleges

New York Times - Abby Goodnough, Lisa W. Foderaro - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
BOSTON - Winston Chin hustles on Tuesdays from his eight-hour shift as a lab technician to his writing class at Bunker Hill Community College, a requirement for the associate's degree he is seeking in hopes of a better job.

Levi Johnston On CBS' Early Show: I'm Going To Leak Things On Palin, That's ...

Huffington Post (blog) - Elyse Siegel - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
Levi Johnston will appear on CBS' Early Show Wednesday to discuss among other things, the upcoming release of Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life.

The Future of Abstinence

Newsweek - Sarah Kliff - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
It's been a mainstay of sex ed for more than a decade. Now, as the Obama administration cuts off federal funding, the movement scrambles for money, determined to continue its mission.