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Picture begins to emerge of Fort Hood suspect

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- A picture began to emerge Thursday of the slain suspect in the Fort Hood shootings as a mental-health professional who had worked to help others in high-stress situations.

Limiting defections is critical

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray, Lori Montgomery - ‎35 minutes ago‎
House Democratic leaders were struggling Thursday to contain uprisings on the hot-button issues of abortion and immigration that have left them little margin for error as they attempt to push through a massive ...

Climate Bill Shows Democrats' Unease

Wall Street Journal - Peter Wallsten, Siobhan Hughes - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Divisions among Democrats were on display Thursday in a Senate committee vote approving a climate-change bill. Sen. Max Baucus (D.

Palestinian shock: President says he wants to quit

The Associated Press - Mohammed Daraghmeh - ‎1 hour ago‎
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pushed Mideast peace prospects into unknown territory Thursday, announcing he doesn't want another term and opening the way to a succession battle that could play into the hands of his rival, ...

A taste for the old East Germany

BBC News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 thrilled most East Germans - though not manufacturers, whose goods became suddenly uncompetitive.

Energy and climate change questions

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Wealthy nations need to "put their money where their mouth is" and promise finance for a global climate change deal, Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband has said.

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Polygamist Sect Leader Convicted of Sexual Assault

New York Times - James C. McKinley Jr - ‎1 hour ago‎
ELDORADO, Tex. - One of the leaders of a polygamist sect was convicted Thursday night of sexually assaulting an under-age girl whom the church elders had assigned to him as one of his nine wives.

Senate rejects effort to block civilian trials for 9/11 suspects

MiamiHerald.com - James Rosen - ‎59 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- After an emotional debate over how to keep Americans safe, the Senate Thursday narrowly defeated an effort to prevent civilian trials in US courts for the accused planners of the 9/11 attacks.

Fiorina: 'Shame on me' for not voting more

The Associated Press - Judy Lin - ‎50 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Weeks after Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was criticized over her poor voting record, US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina tried to fend off a similar line of questioning by owning up to her spotty past.

DJIA Returns to 10000

Wall Street Journal - Peter A. Mckay, Geoffrey Rogow - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Stocks posted an across-the-board gain Thursday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the 10000 level, amid optimistic news about the economy on the eve of October payrolls data due out Friday morning.

Unidentified Players Remain In Insider-Trading Case

Wall Street Journal - Steven Russolillo - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Fourteen more people have been criminally charged in a growing insider-trading scheme, but evidence exists of a number of additional players who haven't yet been publicly identified.

Fannie Mae asks for $15 billion in additional funding

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Embattled mortgage lender Fannie Mae said Thursday after posting a third-quarter net loss that it has asked the US Treasury Department for an additional $15 billion in assistance by the end of ...

Google launches service to let users see what personal data is on file

Los Angeles Times - David Sarno - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The Dashboard is the Internet search giant's response to questions about how it uses information about consumers. By David Sarno Google Inc. on Thursday unveiled a new webpage that allows users to better see which of their data is being stored by the ...

Verizon's Droid Launch: Your Complete Guide

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎1 hour ago‎
Can you feel the tremors? Verizon's hotly anticipated Motorola Droid finally arrives on Friday, and -- if the earth-rumbling ads are to be believed -- we'll be feeling its force all over the world.

Microsoft To Issue Six Security Updates Next Week

ChannelWeb - Kevin McLaughlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft on Thursday said next week's Patch Tuesday release will consist of six bulletins that address a total of 15 vulnerabilities in its Windows and Office products.

Carrey's 'Christmas Carol' lost in 3-D interpretation

USA Today - Claudia Puig - ‎1 hour ago‎
Charles Dickens was hardly a master of subtlety, but it's hard to imagine he would appreciate this frenetic, in-your-face and vapid interpretation of his classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol.

Rihanna talks about abuse

Newsday - Glenn Gamboa - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo credit: Getty/Sean Gardner | Singer Rihanna performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival. For Rihanna, the beating she received at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, wasn't enough to keep her away from him.

Review: 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Comedy-drama. Starring Ewan mcgregor, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. Directed by Grant Heslov. (R. 93 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.

Record rise for Series TV ratings

MLB.com - Jason Beck - ‎3 hours ago‎
The meeting of the Yankees' run to their 27th World Series championship with the Phillies' attempt to defend their title helped propel a 42 percent improvement in TV ratings for the Fall Classic, the largest one-year increase.

Bergeron, Bruins avoid 3rd straight shutout

San Jose Mercury News - Jimmy Golen - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Boston Bruins right wing Blake Wheeler, top, drops Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty to the ice on a hard check during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009.

Giants ace Lincecum cited for marijuana possession

The Associated Press - Gregg Bell - ‎50 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE - San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is facing misdemeanor marijuana charges following a traffic stop in his home state.

Honor rules, CDC urges vendors of H1N1 vaccine

Washington Post - David Brown, Rob Stein - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the public clamors for the still-scarce H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine, a top federal health official on Thursday urged state and local health departments to be on the lookout for the possible diversion of the vaccine to ...

Babies Cry With an Accent, Study Finds

ABC News - Lauren Cox - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Think newborns just eat, sleep and wail the same way across the world? That's not so, according to a new study which found that babies cry with an accent within the first week of life.

Gene therapy makes major stride in 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎3 hours ago‎
An experimental treatment stabilizes two boys with the rare, fatal degenerative disorder known as ALD. Researchers hail the findings, which come on the tail of other gene-therapy successes.

A Breathing Technique Offers Help for People With Asthma

New York Times - Jane E. Brody - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
I don't often write about alternative remedies for serious medical conditions. Most have little more than anecdotal support, and few have been found effective in well-designed clinical trials.

Enormous Jellyfish Sink Japanese Fishing Boat

FOXNews - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
File: A diver attaches a sensor to a Nomura's jellyfish off the coast of northern Japan. Pink, slimy and repellent, the Nomura's jellyfish is an authentic horror of the deep that's been assaulting Japan.

Regulators slam Toyota over 'no defect' claim

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
US auto safety agency rebukes an assertion that it found nothing wrong in vehicles involved in a massive recall over incidents of unintended acceleration.

Scots Aim Lasers at Landmarks

New York Times - Michael Kimmelman - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
A section of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, captured in minute detail with laser scanners. More Photos > By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN EDINBURGH - Come April a small team of experts from the Glasgow School of Art and the government heritage entity Historic ...

Prominent law firm investigates partner

Sun-Sentinel.com - Scott Wyman, Jon Burstein - ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
FORT LAUDERDALE - A high-profile Fort Lauderdale law firm has hired a former top prosecutor to investigate allegations involving founding partner Scott Rothstein, a prominent philanthropist and one of Broward County's biggest political contributors, ...