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Republicans Win Key States

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman, Corey Dade - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A Republican sweep in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday shifted the political terrain against President Barack Obama only a year after his historic election.

Closely Watched Congressional Race Upstate Is Said to Be Too Close to Call

New York Times - Jeremy W. Peters - ‎1 hour ago‎
SARANAC LAKE, NY - Votes were being counted late into the night in a hard-fought contest between a staunch conservative and a moderate Democrat for New York State's northernmost Congressional seat, leaving one of the biggest ...

UPDATE 1-New York Mayor Bloomberg narrowly wins third term

Reuters - Ellen Wulfhorst, Edith Honan - ‎51 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who engineered a change in the city's term-limits law so he could run again and set a record for financing his campaign, narrowly won a third term on Tuesday, ...

us presses Karzai to reach new deal with allies

Reuters - Sue Pleming, Adam Entous - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies are pressing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to agree to a pact that includes an anti-corruption commission, merit-based appointments and gives more authority ...

Australia, New Zealand Expel Fiji's Top Envoys as Row Escalates

Bloomberg - Ed Johnson - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Australia and New Zealand expelled Fiji's top envoys, escalating a row with the Pacific island nation after its military-led government ordered their most senior diplomats to leave.

Czech approval paves way for a stronger EU

Los Angeles Times - Devorah Lauter - ‎1 hour ago‎
The European Union's last holdout signs the Lisbon Treaty to unify and streamline decision-making. The treaty also extends the president's term and increases the foreign policy chief's role.

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Gay-marriage foes take slight lead in Maine

Washington Post - Glenn Adams, David Crary - ‎41 minutes ago‎
AP PORTLAND, Maine -- Gay marriage is losing by a slim margin in a closely watched referendum in Maine. With 417 of 608 precincts reporting, 52 percent were opposed to same-sex marriage and 48 percent were in favor.

Voters in struggling Ohio approve 4 urban casinos

The Associated Press - ‎40 minutes ago‎
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters hit hard by the economic downturn have approved casinos on the fifth try by gambling supporters in the past two decades.
State issues pass Akron Beacon Journal

Historic Stakes for Atlanta and Houston Mayoral Races

ABC News - Steve Osunsami, Ryan Owens - ‎1 hour ago‎
Candidate for Atlanta mayor Mary Norwood, left, greets supporter Ora Cooks in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov.... In Atlanta, Mary Norwood is urging voters to look beyond race and choose her as the mayor of a city ...
Atlanta Election: Minute by Minute Atlanta Journal Constitution

Buffett's Lower Burlington Breakup Fee Shows Confidence in Deal

Bloomberg - Andrew Frye, Zachary R. Mider - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the holding company that agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., accepted a lower-than-usual breakup fee in a sign Warren Buffett expects to complete his ...

UPDATE 2-Disney gets Beijing nod for Shanghai theme park

Reuters - Alfred Cang, Sue Zeidler - ‎49 minutes ago‎
SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has received Beijing's nod to build a theme park in Shanghai, in a major advance for the media and entertainment company in the tough China market ahead ...

Fed Likely to Signal Economy Improving, Keep Interest Rates Low

Bloomberg - Vivien Lou Chen, Scott Lanman - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve officials may today indicate their $1 trillion injection into the economy is helping to revive growth without requiring an increase in interest rates from near zero, ...

MSN Offers Public Sneak Peek at New Look

PC World - Tom Spring - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Microsoft is revamping its MSN portal to give it a modern look and new social networking tools. Microsoft is set to give its MSN portal a major upgrade, freshening up the popular destination with a new look and with social networking hooks such as ...

Cisco's EMC Venture: Better Than a Buyout?

BusinessWeek - Aaron Ricadela - ‎39 minutes ago‎
By forging a joint venture with EMC and building products with VMware, Cisco Systems (CSCO) hopes to reap many of the benefits of an acquisition of one or both—without incurring the much higher costs and risks.

AT&T Sues Verizon Over 'There's a Map for That' Ads

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
AT&T has taken offense at the recent Verizon 'There's a Map for That' ad campaign and has filed a lawsuit against Verizon.

Two wild and crazy guys go to the Oscars

Washington Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
NBC has won the latest round of trophy-show one-upmanship it had been waging against ABC, when the Motion Picture Academy announced late Tuesday that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin would co-host the 82nd Academy Awards.

Rihanna: Brown's assault, aftermath 'humiliating'

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Rihanna says dealing with the media attention after being assaulted in February by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was humiliating.

Two more couples get the boot on 'Dancing'

msnbc.com - Linda Holmes - ‎2 hours ago‎
This was to be another double elimination, just like last week's: the lowest scorer would be sent straight home, and the next two would have a dance-off, with the judges choosing the victor.

Phillies' Rollins yearns to be king of the hill, top of the heap

USA Today - Bob Nightengale - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The stage is the biggest. The lights are the brightest. The stakes are the highest.

Bruins-Red Wings Game Review

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Chris Osgood stopped all 29 shots he faced to post his first shutout of the season and lead Detroit over Boston, 2-0, at Joe Louis Arena.

Lightning end road winless skid with 2-1 overtime win over Maple Leafs

The Canadian Press - ‎40 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - The Tampa Bay Lighting are hoping to solve their road woes with a fruitful trip up north. The Lightning were winless in five games on the road until they began a three-game swing through Canada with a 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Maple ...

A long day and long lines at Glendale swine flu clinic

Los Angeles Times - Molly Hennessy-Fiske - ‎1 hour ago‎
About 2500 waited for vaccinations, with some having lined up in the early morning hours. The crowds at county clinics are common as the insured have been unable to get shots from private doctors.

Swine-Flu Deaths Higher in the Elderly

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Corbett Dooren - ‎5 hours ago‎
People age 50 and older who were hospitalized with the swine flu in California had the highest fatality rate from the illness, while those younger than 18 had the lowest death rates.

Health Care Debate Focuses on Legal Immigrants

New York Times - Julia Preston - ‎4 hours ago‎
The debate over health care for illegal immigrants continues to percolate in Congress despite the Obama administration's efforts to put it to rest, with lawmakers in both houses also wrangling over how much coverage to provide for ...

Now Is the Time to Weigh Medicare Options

New York Times - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
An informational bus helped Medicare recipients go over their health insurance options Wednesday in Middlefield, Conn. By WALECIA KONRAD Share your thoughts on this column at the Well blog.

Is too much sleep making you tired?

CNN - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
By Madison Park, CNN Sleep experts say habitually sleeping more than 10 hours can be indicative of other medical problems. (CNN) -- Instead of feeling crisp and refreshed, Jesse Wu wakes up sluggish after 12 hours of sleep.

Doctor: I built myself a wife

The Sun - Andy Crick - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
A PLASTIC surgeon has told how he chose a dowdy girl as his bride - so he could sculpt her into his ideal wife. Reza Vossough hated 33-year-old Cany's body, but they tied the knot anyway after he spotted her "potential".

A Makeover as Homage to the Past

New York Times - Constance Rosenblum - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
HELEN PEARLSTEIN, an ebullient blonde in her 60s, may not be the single best-known resident of Concord Village, the Brooklyn co-op where she has lived for nearly a quarter of a century.

Motorola DROID review

engadget (blog) - Joshua Topolsky - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
It's hard to look at the DROID without looking at the company which brought the device to life. Motorola: for years the name has been synonymous with... well, disappointment.