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US backs away from plan to buy bad assets
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Wednesday largely abandoned its plan to buy up toxic mortgage assets and said it will focus its $700 billion financial bailout fund on making direct investments in financial institutions ...
Buying toxic mortgages: Hank and Ben made it sound good Los Angeles Times
Treasury changes course on bailout, won't buy bad mortgages San Francisco Chronicle
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After Calif. loss, gays get right to wed in Conn.
International Herald Tribune - 53 minutes ago
AP WEST HARTFORD, Conn.: Same-sex couples exchanged vows Wednesday for the first time in Connecticut amid cheers and tears of joy, while gay activists planned protests across the country over the vote that took away their right to marry in California.
Gay Marriages Begin in Connecticut New York Times
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GOP govs meet and seek to, uh, not talk about Sarah Palin
Los Angeles Times - 27 minutes ago
For the last five or six decades, the Republican Party always seems to do better on the presidential level when it offers the country a chief executive -- governors mainly, but also generals, VPs, maybe someday business types.
Crist hosts GOP, but this time he's not a 'rock star' The Miami Herald
GOP Needs to Change, Pawlenty Tells Governors New York Times
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UN Faith Forum Denounces Intolerance, Extremism
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Colum Lynch UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 -- World leaders, senior diplomats and religious figures condemned extremism and terrorism Wednesday at a UN conference on interfaith dialogue that brought Israel and Arab countries together to promote tolerance.
UN Holds Interfaith Dialogue Voice of America
Peres Praises Saudi King's `Promising' Views on Peace (Update1) Bloomberg
AFP - Reuters - Ha'aretz - Telegraph.co.uk
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Straits Times
Taiwan: Former President to Be Held, Pending Charges
New York Times - 47 minutes ago
By DAVID BARBOZA A judge ruled Wednesday that former President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan be held in jail while prosecutors in the capital, Taipei, pursued charges of money laundering and corruption against him.
Fall of Taiwan's Chen tests independence activists The Associated Press
Chen's 'rumor' dismissed by Beijing China Daily
Voice of America - guardian.co.uk - eTaiwan News
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Daily Star - Lebanon
Spokesman: Shooter in Iraqi uniform kills US troops
CNN International - 3 hours ago
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A man in an Iraqi army uniform opened fire on US troops in Nineveh province Wednesday, killing two soldiers and wounding six others, a US military spokesman said.
Iraqi soldier kills 2 US troops, wounds 6 in Mosul The Associated Press
Spate of Iraq attacks leaves 23 dead AFP
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Boston Globe
Sen. Stevens lead vanishes
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Mark Wilson, Getty Images ANCHORAGE (AP) - Democrat Mark Begich took a 3-vote lead Wednesday in his effort to topple 40-year Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, a titan of Alaska politics who was convicted of felony charges in a federal trial last month.
Stevens trailing in Alaska Senate race The Associated Press
Alaska Senate: Count the Votes! Washington Post
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The Southern Ledger
Mormons Targeted for Role Supporting Prop 8
ABC News - 1 hour ago
By DAN HARRIS In Connecticut today, a judge cleared the way for same-sex couples to marry, creating a day of truly remarkable contrasts on one of the most divisive cultural issues in America: gay marriage.
Rally for gay marriage held at NYC Mormon temple Newsday
Gay activists protest Mormon church Christian Science Monitor
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Paterson Calls for $5.2 Billion in Budget Cuts
New York Times - 42 minutes ago
By DANNY HAKIM ALBANY - State aid to schools and hospitals across the state would be cut sharply in the coming four months and thousands of state workers would be asked to defer five days of pay under an emergency deficit reduction plan unveiled by Gov ...
RPT-UPDATE 1-NY gov seeks $2 bln spending cut, led by schools Reuters
Paterson Proposes Cuts in Spending WBNG-TV
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3rd UPDATE: Intel Cuts 4Q View; Stock At 12-Year Low
CNNMoney.com - 2 hours ago
(Updates with additional analyst's comment on the Intel news's impact on the broader IT sector.) Semiconductor giant Intel Corp.
Intel Cuts $1 Billion From Sales Forecast Amid Slump (Update3) Bloomberg
Intel's shock warning sounds alarm for tech sector guardian.co.uk
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Boston Globe
Auto leaders will make case to Congress for aid
Detroit Free Press - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Congress will hold a hearing next Wednesday to consider a $25-billion bailout of Detroit's automakers, calling the chiefs of General Motors Corp.
Democrats urge federal stake in big auto companies The Associated Press
Congress mulls several options to bail out Detroit The Miami Herald
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UPDATE 1-LG Display shares tumble on US price-fixing fine
Reuters - 34 minutes ago
By Rhee So-eui SEOUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Shares in LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world's second-biggest LCD screen maker, fell sharply on Thursday after the firm agreed to pay $400 million and plead guilty in ...
LG Display, Sharp, Chunghwa Fall on LCD Price Fixing (Update1) Bloomberg
$585 million fine in LCD price fixing International Herald Tribune
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YouTube Links With AdWords, Promises Paid Path To Stardom
InformationWeek - 1 hour ago
Now, when YouTube users search using the site's search box, they will see the ad belonging to the winners of the keyword auction alongside their search results.
YouTube to Sell Ads on Search Pages New York Times
YouTube gets tweaked, adds new kinds of ads San Francisco Chronicle
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Justices Rule for Navy in Sonar Case
New York Times - 5 hours ago
By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON - Courts have no business second-guessing the military, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in lifting restrictions on submarine training exercises off the coast of Southern California that may harm marine mammals.
Supreme Court: National Security Trumps Whales, Environmental Law Wired News
Little NW impact seen from Sup. Court sonar ruling Seattle Post Intelligencer
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ISP McColo Shut Down After Connection Found To Spammers
CRN - 2 hours ago
By Stefanie Hoffman, ChannelWeb ISP McColo was taken offline Tuesday by its upstream ISP after a research report by several security vendors alleged McColo helped cybercriminals promote spam, online fraud and child pornography.
Spam declines after hosting company shut-down CNET News
Spam sees big nosedive as rogue ISP McColo knocked offline Ars Technica
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"Quantum of Solace" set to blast US box offices
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even before new James Bond flick "Quantum of Solace" blasts into US movie theaters this Friday, industry watchers are expecting it to earn big bucks at box offices and easily top previous 007 film "Casino ...
'Quantum of Solace' to run uncontested Hollywood Reporter
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ABC News
Paula Goodspeed Went to Abdul's House Before
People Magazine - 4 hours ago
By Ken Lee The former American Idol hopeful found dead in an apparent suicide near Paula Abdul's home had been causing "a disturbance" there for several years, LAPD Capt.
Woman found dead near Paula Abdul's house Los Angeles Times
Former 'American Idol' auditioneer found dead near Paula Abdul's house Reality TV World
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Jennifer Aniston: Brad Pitt Is 'Doing Great'
People Magazine - 3 hours ago
By Liza Hamm In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey Wednesday, Jennifer Aniston continues to open up about her love life - past and present.
Jennifer Aniston has a few things to say about Angelina Jolie in Vogue Chicago Tribune
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Washington Post
Awards for Piniella and His Successor Maddon
New York Times - 35 minutes ago
Left: Jeff Zelevansky/European Pressphoto Agency; Francis Specker/AP The Rays' cerebral manager Joe Maddon, left, and the Chicago Cubs' irascible manager Lou Piniella were named managers of the year.
Maddon, Piniella named top skippers MLB.com
Shining Ray Maddon rewarded for miracle year National Post
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DEI, Ganassi to combine Sprint Cup race teams
USA Today - 4 hours ago
By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY In another sign of NASCAR's cash crunch, Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates are merging into a four-car team in 2009.
What does this deal mean for Ganassi, DEI? FOXSports.com
DEI, Ganassi to combine teams The Associated Press
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Burke steps down as Ducks GM, Murray to step in
Sports Network - 5 hours ago
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday that executive vice president and general manager Brian Burke has stepped down, and that former senior vice president of hockey operations Bob Murray will replace him.
Brian Burke and the Anaheim Ducks: Departure and Legacy Bleacher Report
Brian Burke stepping down as Ducks GM SportingNews.com
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Google tool uses search terms to detect flu outbreaks
CNN - 7 hours ago
By Elizabeth Landau (CNN) -- If you have a fever, headache and runny nose, you might go to Google and type the words "flu symptoms" to see whether you've come down with influenza.
How to prevent flu? Food Consumer
Is the flu near you? New tool allows online influenza tracking KVAL
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'Love handles' raises death risk
BBC News - 48 minutes ago
Carrying extra fat around your middle dramatically increases your risk of early death, even if your overall weight is normal, say researchers.
Excess Weight Ups Risk of Death, No Matter Where It Collects U.S. News & World Report
Belly Fat Doubles Death Risk WebMD
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Healthcare reform gets backing in Congress
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts to reform the US healthcare system got a big boost on Wednesday as a powerful Democratic senator unveiled a plan similar to President-elect Barack Obama's and an analysis said the ...
Senate Finance Chief Calls for Mandatory Insurance (Update3) Bloomberg
US senator says Congress delays global warming law International Herald Tribune
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Teenager Is Shot to Death at Fort Lauderdale School
New York Times - 28 minutes ago
By YOLANNE ALMANZAR MIAMI - A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot in the hallway of a Fort Lauderdale high school on Wednesday, and another girl, described by classmates as a friend of the victim, was found armed with a gun at a nearby restaurant and ...
Student charged with first-degree murder in Dillard slaying The Miami Herald
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BBC News
Justices Grapple With Question of Church Monument as Free Speech Issue
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON - The hypothetical questions were flying at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, and that was not a good sign for Summum, a small church that wants to place a monument to the Seven Aphorisms of its faith near a Ten Commandments ...
US top court considers religious monument dispute Reuters
Spotlight on Summum: Journey of one's essence Salt Lake Tribune
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Baltimore Sun
US takes early steps toward offshore drilling expansion
Houston Chronicle - 39 minutes ago
By KRISTEN HAYS Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle The Interior Department is seeking public comment on the possibility of selling oil and gas leases 50 miles or more from Virginia’s shore, an area that has been off limits along with most US federal ...
US considering offshore Virginia drilling Reuters
Gov't advances plan for Va. offshore drilling The Associated Press
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