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Question marks for GOP in New York district

CNN - Rebecca Sinderbrand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- If Democrats suffer a loss in an upstate New York congressional race Tuesday, it could well spark an uneasy celebration among Republican leaders.

Waiting for Obama

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Afghanistan's messy election ended yesterday with President Hamid Karzai securing another five-year term after his challenger withdrew and a run-off was called off.

GOP senators balk on votes on climate change

The Associated Press - Josef Hebert - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Monday demanded additional studies on the cost and job impact of a climate bill before it is voted on by a key committee, exposing the sharp partisan divide in Congress over legislation aimed at addressing global ...

Clinton in Morocco: We expect more from Israel

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The statements and condemnations of the Palestinian Authority, which is insisting the US change its stance regarding a settlement freeze, appear to have paid off.

US will not alter Iran nuclear deal

Aljazeera.net - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The United States has said that a nuclear fuel plan offered to Iran will not be changed after Tehran called for the UN-brokered deal to be reviewed.

Terrorists hit Pakistan's military enclave again, killing 35

MiamiHerald.com - Saeed Shah - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD -- At least 35 people were killed Monday in a bombing near Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi, with army personnel among the victims.

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9/11 kin 'smiling through tears' at ship's salute

Newsday - Bill Bleyer - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan | The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, passes the Statue of Liberty as it arrives Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 in New York.

First lady launches White House mentoring program

The Associated Press - Natasha T. Metzler - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama launched a mentoring program Monday to give local high school girls access to women at the White House.

No more overreliance on consumer spending: Volcker

Reuters - Jane Sutton, Jan Paschal - ‎1 hour ago‎
NAPLES, Florida (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Paul Volcker said his meeting on Monday with President Barack Obama focused in part on reducing US economic reliance on consumer spending.

Stanley to Buy Toolmaker Black & Decker, Cut Jobs

Bloomberg - Mark Clothier - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Stanley Works agreed to buy Black & Decker Corp. for about $3.5 billion, combining the two largest US toolmakers in an all-stock transaction that would reduce costs by $350 million annually.

Ford Raising $3.3 Billion, Paying Down Credit Line

Bloomberg - Keith Naughton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., after posting a surprise third-quarter net profit, said it is raising as much as $3.3 billion, while paying down and pushing back the maturity of a $10.7 billion line of credit to strengthen its ...

cit's Bankruptcy Lesson

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The $2.3 billion of Troubled Asset Relief Program money that will likely be lost in the bankruptcy of commercial lender CIT is hard to swallow, but it may be the most instructive loss taxpayers absorb all year.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Ice Cap Continues Rapid Retreat

New York Times - Stephen Morrison - ‎2 hours ago‎
In this June 2009 photo of Mount Kilimanjaro, the absence of large glaciers is clearly evident. Climate change and forest depletion near the mountain are both blamed for the melt-off.

Tummy tuck? Bigger breasts? There are Apps for that

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Thinking of a tummy tuck? Need bigger breasts? There's now an App for that. In fact, there are now two plastic surgery applications, or apps, for Apple's iphone that offer users information, games and the chance for people ...

Apple iTunes TV Pitch: Another Nail in Cable's Coffin

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's going to happen, the only question is when. The cable TV industry's monopolistic, anti-consumer practice of offering bloated, overpriced programming packages is coming mercifully to an end, brought down by a slew of more affordable options made ...

Why Sony decided to leave 'This is It' in theaters through Thanksgiving

Entertainment Weekly - Nicole Sperling - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sony Pictures' decision to extend the run of This Is It through Thanksgiving weekend was not about fooling audiences, Sony's vice-chairman Jeff Blake tells EW.

Prince of Persia movie trailer debuts

Game Daily - ‎15 minutes ago‎
So will it take Jerry Bruckheimer to finally make a video game-based movie that we can all really enjoy? The jury will have to stay out on that verdict until Memorial Day 2010.

Rob Pattinson Says He and Kristen Stewart Are "Good Friends"

Us Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
Once and for all, Robert Pattinson would like enquiring minds to know that he and Kristen Stewart are platonic. For real. In a new cover story, the Twilight actor insists to Vanity Fair that he and his onscreen paramour are simply "good friends," and ...

Phils respond in first on Utley's homer

MLB.com - John Schlegel - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The opening salvos of Game 5 of the World Series were dealt in the first inning Monday night, and the host Phillies took the early edge behind another homer from Chase Utley.

Sources: Cleveland Browns GM George Kokinis escorted out by security

Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot - ‎1 hour ago‎
Browns general manager George Kokinis was escorted out of the Browns facility in Berea by security, two league sources told the Plain Dealer.
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Lightning-Flyers Sums

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP First Period--1, Philadelphia, Richards 7 (Pronger, Hartnell), 8:29. 2, Philadelphia, Hartnell 4 (Richards, Giroux), 19:15 (pp).

Race for H1N1 vaccine is on

USA Today - Elizabeth Weise - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Nick Ut, AP By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - The great H1N1 vaccine hunt has begun, with Americans setting their phones to speed-dial the local health department and pulling kids out of school at the hint shots might be available at a ...

UPDATE 3-Two U.S. deaths may be linked to bad beef

Reuters - ‎59 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - An outbreak of food-borne illness, linked to dangerous bacteria in ground beef, sickened 28 people and may have caused two deaths in the US Northeast, health officials said on Monday.

Flash Points Linger in Health Bill

Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are wrestling with how their health-care bill will deal with abortion and immigration issues as they prepare to bring the bill to the floor as soon as Friday.

Yankovic still 'Weird' after all these years

CNN - Todd Leopold - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
(CNN) -- In the 1980s, it was easy to dismiss the accordion-toting "Weird Al" Yankovic as a one-joke wonder. Sure, the joke was funny.

Exclusive: Ray Comfort Defends His Creationist Edition of 'On the Origin of ...

U.S. News & World Report - Ray Comfort - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
When I blogged recently about a new, pro-creationism edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species—complete with a rebuttal to the theory of evolution—the responses poured in.

Undressed for Oct. 28

Wonderwall (satire) - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Heidi Ho: If we could peer inside Heidi Montag's mind at this precise moment, what we'd find (besides tumbleweeds and a weary mouse listlessly running on a wheel) is that she's feeling pretty.

It's Not a Bad Time to Be Funny in the City

New York Times (blog) - Eric Konigsberg - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
IF you are of the view that nurture trumps nature, you might not have predicted a career as a professional comic for Kumail Nanjiani.

Andre Agassi discusses life as a pro tennis player and his early development

SI.com - Andre Agassi - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
I open my eyes and don't know where I am or who I am. Not all that unusual -- I've spent half my life not knowing. Still, this feels different.