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Sniper who terrorized Washington area is executed

Reuters - Jonathan Ernst - ‎17 minutes ago‎
JARRATT, Virginia (Reuters) - John Allen Muhammad was executed on Tuesday for masterminding and carrying out with his teenage accomplice the 2002 sniper shootings that killed 10 people and terrified the Washington, DC, region a year ...

Obama honors attack victims at Fort Hood

Boston Globe - Ben Feller, Devlin Barrett - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AP / November 11, 2009 FORT HOOD, Texas - One by one, President Obama spoke the names and told the stories yesterday of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories as he denounced the ...

Veterans share memories with Gilbert students

Arizona Republic - Emily Gersema - ‎1 hour ago‎
The faces of five heroic US soldiers who passed through Sheryl Maudlin's care as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War are as vivid in her mind as if she had met them today.

Thailand formally requests Cambodia to extradite Thaksin

Xinhua - Anne Tang - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Thai government on Wednesday morning sent a letter to Cambodia's government requesting the latter to extradite Thaksin Shinawatra, one day after the convicted former Thai prime minister arrived in Phnom Penh, ...

South Korea Approves Border Crossings, Playing Down Naval Clash

Bloomberg - Sangim Han - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea approved border crossings into North Korea by companies and tourists, signaling an intention to maintain business as usual a day after the first naval clash between the countries in seven years.

Mobile Venture Lifts Hope in West Bank

Wall Street Journal - Charles Levinson - ‎6 hours ago‎
RAMALLAH, the West Bank—The Palestinian territories' second cellphone carrier launched Tuesday, injecting competition into the wireless market here and delivering a significant vote of confidence in the territories by foreign ...

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On Hill, Clinton gives a health-care pep talk

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray - ‎3 hours ago‎
Former president Bill Clinton talks to reporters after his lunchtime meeting with Senate Democrats. (Charles Dharapak/associated Press) See how members voted and view by vote, party, state, percentage of uninsured in their congressional district and ...

Veterans Day anew

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
On the heels of Illinois' largest deployment since World War II, Veterans Day holds a special poignancy for the more than 2900 Illinois National Guard troops recently returned from Afghanistan and Iraq.

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars posts struggle

USA Today - Judy Keen - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Adam Gerik for USA TODAY By Judy Keen, USA TODAY GALESBURG, Ill. - The future of VFW Post 2257 might hinge on the life span of its worn-out, 50-year-old boiler and attendance at weekly bingo games this winter.

Power Being Restored After Outage Hits Half of Brazil

Bloomberg - Maria Luiza Rabello, Joshua Goodman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Power is being restored in Brazil after an outage at a dam providing 20 percent of the country's energy thrust about half of the nation's 190 million people into darkness and prompted the ...

Fed Faces Biggest Blow to Independence, Powers in Dodd Proposal

Bloomberg - Scott Lanman, Craig Torres - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve faces the biggest blows to its authority and independence in five decades under legislation championed by its lead overseer in the US Senate.

Japan Development Bank May Extend Y100B Loan To JAL - Source

Wall Street Journal - ‎50 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The Development Bank of Japan may extend as much as Y100 billion in loans to Japan Airlines Corp. (9205.TO) to help it maintain smooth flight services while a restructuring plan is worked out, a person familiar with the matter said ...

Google's Free Airport Wi-Fi: Five Ways to Protect Yourself

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎7 hours ago‎
Free Wi-Fi while you're waiting for your flight? Sounds like a great way to save money, and kudos to Google for offering it at many US airports during the holidays.

techbytes: New Call of Duty Arrives

ABC News - Brett Levy, Claudia Morales - ‎10 hours ago‎
One of the most highly anticipated video games of the year arrives today. The first person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 goes on sale.

Motorola Milestone (Droid) Headed to Canada

eWeek - Michelle Maisto - ‎4 hours ago‎

Dancing with the Stars: The Aaron Carter Postmortem

BuddyTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
After doing a review of Aaron Carter's season on Dancing with the Stars (found below), I can say that he does deserve to go home, and not just because he's unpopular or smarmy or a jerk (those things, unfortunately, remain to be proven categorically ...

Top 10 'Sesame Street' controversies

The Week Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎
Are Bert & Ernie gay? Is Cookie Monster a poor dietary role model? A short, scandalous history of 'Sesame Street' on its 40th anniversary "Sesame Street" has educated and efficiently mesmerized children since Richard Nixon's first year in office.

Michael Jackson's funeral cost more than $1 million, court documents show

Los Angeles Times - Harriet Ryan, Victoria Kim - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Forest Lawn crypt cost $590000, and $35000 was spent on the pop star's clothing. On Tuesday, his mother dropped her objection to two associates of her son being named executors of his estate.

Forward thinking helps 'D' frustrate Sidney Crosby

Boston Herald - Stephen Harris - ‎1 hour ago‎
Normally, you pick your poison against the Pittsburgh Penguins. You can focus your defense on stopping Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

For Abdul-Jabbar, going public with leukemia diagnosis was a private battle

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
He waited months before telling Lakers officials about his disease. Team members, including protégé Bynum, are surprised by the news, and express their support for him.

Bulls go from ecstasy to agony

Chicago Sun-Times - John Jackson - ‎50 minutes ago‎
For a moment Tuesday night, the United Center erupted in euphoria as it appeared the Bulls extended their comeback and winning streaks with a miracle finish on a Brad Miller prayer at the buzzer.

H1N1 vaccine: Many can't get it; some don't want it

89.3 KPCC - Nick Roman, Rob Strauss - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Supply isn't keeping up with demand when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine. But an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the situation is beginning to improve.

Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers

U.S. News & World Report - Kathleen Doheny - ‎8 hours ago‎
TUESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even three years after finishing treatment for breast cancer, almost 50 percent of women report long-term pain, a new Danish study finds.

High BPA levels linked to male sexual problems

Washington Post - Lyndsey Layton - ‎3 hours ago‎
Exposure to high levels of a controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to a new study published Wednesday.
BPA, sexual problems may be linked St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cities, counties no longer mellow about pot dispensaries

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
At least 120 cities and eight counties in California have banned medical pot shops, fearing crime and profiteering. Some cite the proliferation of dispensaries in LA Varieties of marijuana line a shelf in Green Oasis, a dispensary in Los Angeles.

I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

Times Online - ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Number 85 Broad Street, a dull, rust-coloured office block in lower Manhattan, doesn't look like a place to stop and stare, and that's just the way the people who work there like it.

Texas resists family's effort to clear executed man

CNN - Matt Smith - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Ardmore, Oklahoma (CNN) -- Cameron Todd Willingham's family here in Oklahoma never believed he set the fire that killed his three daughters.

Why won't Obama give you a job?

Washington Post - Alec MacGillis - ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
By Alec macgillis To hear President Obama tell it, he's been busy creating jobs since taking office. The $787 billion stimulus package, he said last winter, would "save or create 3.5 million jobs.

What's Wrong With Charitable Giving

Wall Street Journal - ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
It's hard to overstate the crisis facing charitable giving today. So let me just say it as plainly as I can: Much of current philanthropic giving, by foundations and individuals, neither meets the needs of our charitable organizations nor addresses ...