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McDonnell, Deeds step up efforts in final weekend of campaign for governor

Washington Post - Anita Kumar, Rosalind S. Helderman - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Thousands of campaign staffers and volunteers fan out across the state, knocking on doors and making phone calls to urge that voters go to the polls Tuesday and cast a ballot for Republican Robert F. McDonnell or Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the closely ...

Clinton praises Israel stance on peace talks

Los Angeles Times - Richard Boudreaux - ‎50 minutes ago‎
In the Mideast to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls Israeli offers on Jewish settlement growth 'unprecedented,' but the Palestinians insist on a freeze.

Moderate nominee leaves House race in Upstate New York

Washington Post - Karl Vick, Philip Rucker - ‎1 hour ago‎
PLATTSBURGH, NY -- The moderate Republican nominee for a vacant US House seat here unexpectedly withdrew from the race Saturday, bowing to a revolt led by conservative activists that badly split the national GOP ...

Clinton's Pakistan visit reveals widespread distrust of US

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even well-mannered college students and respected journalists question Washington's intentions in Pakistan. Some compare US drone missile strikes to terrorism.

President Hamid Karzai's rival pulls out of Afghanistan poll

Times Online - Tony Allen-Mills - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Hamid Karzai's challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, plans to call for a boycott of next Saturday's Afghan runoff election in the hope of forcing a postponement until the spring.

Somali Pirates Move Couple Onto Land

New York Times - Jeffrey Gettleman, Mohammed Ibrahim - ‎5 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Somali pirate boss named Red Teeth said Saturday that his gang of pirates had whisked the British couple kidnapped at sea last month to a lair on shore, and apparently the pirates have begun ...

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Halloween at the White House

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than 2000 children get to do their trick-or-treating on the most famous front porch in America, the White House's North Portico, with the Obamas helping to hand out goodies.

Obama Cites Good Signs on Economy

Wall Street Journal - Judith Burns - ‎15 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- US President Barack Obama said the nation's economy seems to be moving in the right direction, helped by a $787 billion stimulus package he signed into law early this year.

New Jersey story: Governor race heats up

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
After some 'Sopranos'-style campaigning by both sides, Democrat Jon Corzine may pull an upset and win reelection. By Bob Drogin Reporting from Hoboken, NJ - Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, climbed on a stage here the other night and hailed his ...

Madoff documents reveal incredulous, unfocused SEC

Reuters - Jonathan Stempel, Rachelle Younglai - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US securities investigators raised repeated concern over how Bernard Madoff could be running an honest business, but never followed through on the many red flags they uncovered.

9 banks fail in 1 day; $2.5 billion hit to FDIC insurance fund

MarketWatch - Matt Andrejczak - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Matt Andrejczak, marketwatch SAN FRANCISCO (marketwatch) -- Federal regulators have shut the doors on part of a small banking empire built by through a string of 28 acquisitions over the past two decades.

Dead birds found coated in spilled oil

San Francisco Chronicle - Kelly Zito - ‎1 hour ago‎
(10-31) 17:13 PDT ALAMEDA -- Some of the hundreds of gallons of bunker fuel oil spilled Friday in San Francisco Bay have started washing onto shore, polluting area beaches and killing dozens of birds.

Read all 'e-readers' posts in Crave

CNET News - Leslie Katz - ‎3 hours ago‎
The question is, who isn't getting in on the e-book reader action these days? Less than two weeks after we met Barnes & Nobles' Nook and just a few days after hearing of tire maker Bridgestone's plans for a flexible e-reader, ...

Leaked docs confirm Droid Eris details: November 6, $99

CNET News - Chris Jacob - ‎5 hours ago‎
New leaked documents suggest all the Droid Eris grumblings we've heard were true: it should launch November 6, and it will supposedly run $99 after rebate.

Why Google Doesn't Like Its Phone Bill

New York Times - Randall Stross - ‎5 hours ago‎
WHEN you call Grandma on her farm in Iowa, your long-distance phone company pays her local phone company an access fee. That's fine.

Experts Offer Tips On Kids' Halloween Safety

WPBF - ‎1 hour ago‎
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Halloween is often considered the scariest night of the year but health and safety officials warned parents that ghouls and ghosts are the last things their children should be afraid of.

Rock's Hall of Famers Mix It Up

New York Times - Jon Pareles - ‎4 hours ago‎
Bono and Mick Jagger perform at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden. By JON PARELES There were hugs all around at the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, Friday at Madison Square Garden -- a night ...

Saturday Halloween Means a Surge for Costume Store

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Jennifer 8. Lee Marilynn K. Yee Dozens of people lined up outside Halloween Adventure south of Union Square before it opened on Friday morning.

For Game 4, Sabathia To Start on Short Rest

New York Times - Tyler Kepner - ‎17 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - When CC Sabathia started on three days' rest in the American League Championship Series, he was still throwing 95 miles an hour in the eighth inning.

Tebow, No. 1 Florida rout Georgia to stay unbeaten

USA Today - David Jones - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By Douglas Jones, US Presswire By David Jones, Florida Today JACKSONVILLE - It's 18 wins in a row and counting for No. 1 Florida after Saturday's 41-17 win against Georgia.
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Connecticut endures another blow in heartaching season

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Brendan Prunty - ‎16 minutes ago‎
US PresswireConnecticut Huskies tackle Mike Ryan (71) runs the ball for the two point conversion past Rutgers Scarlet Knights linebacker Damaso Munoz (17) and cornerback Billy Anderson (35) during the forth quarter at ...
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Roll Up Your Sleeve, Please

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The News The government's ambitious vaccination program to combat swine flu is off to a slow start as the H1N1 virus spreads quickly across the nation.

Reader questions on House healthcare bill

Los Angeles Times - Kim Geiger, James Oliphant - ‎21 minutes ago‎
How Nancy Pelosi's healthcare bill would affect taxes, affect Medicare prescription drug benefits, and more answers. By Kim Geiger and James Oliphant Would the House Democrats' bill raise my taxes more than the other bills making their way through ...

Obama lifts HIV travel ban for visitors to US

San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver - ‎13 hours ago‎
(10-30) 18:51 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Public health and AIDS experts hailed President Obama's announcement Friday to end a two-decade ban on people with HIV from entering the country, a restriction they described as archaic and discriminatory.

Helping Grandpa Get His Tech On

New York Times - Eric A. Taub - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
A few days before my 100-year-old mother's death this summer, she said she had only one regret: not being able to see her family in California again.

Six signs parity is dead in NFL

SI.com - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
AP The NFL's decades-long effort to produce equality on the playing field is dead and buried. In fact, it suffered a gruesome, unwatchable demise in Week 7 of the 2009 season.

Death of the DSLR Camera

Gearlog (blog) - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Here's a news flash: Cell-phone cameras be damned, because a significant segment of the population is actually prioritizing sharp, well-exposed images over ultimate convenience.

EDITORIAL: Getting ready for the Islamic bomb

Washington Times - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House believes there is an Islamic bomb in your future. Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Obama administration is "quietly laying the groundwork for long-range strategy that could be used to contain a ...

Celtics-Cavaliers Game Review

USA Today - Steve Javie - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, pacing Boston to a 95-89 win over the Cavaliers and spoiling the regular season debut for the Cleveland tandem of LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal.