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Hasan's attorney says he will seek psychiatric evaluation

Washington Post - Peter Slevin - ‎3 hours ago‎
An Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire Thursday in a crowded medical building at Fort Hood, Tex., killing at least 13 people and wounding others.

Obama Calls for New Era in Trans-Pacific Relations

Voice of America - Paula Wolfson - ‎1 hour ago‎
US President Barack Obama is calling for a new era in trans-Pacific relations. In a speech in Tokyo, the president said America is determined to partner with Asia to meet the global challenges of today.

Strong reaction to announcement of 9/11 trial in New York court

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s decision raises legal, political and ethical questions -- and criticism from some key Republicans.

Chinese await an Obama so unlike their leaders

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The fascination is as much about curiosity as admiration. It is not just that he looks unlike any other US president, everything about him is polar opposite to China's gray, staid Communist chiefs.

Two Suicide Bombings in Pakistan Kill at Least 12

Wall Street Journal - Zahid Hussain - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD -- Suicide car bombs ripped through an office of Pakistan's main spy agency and hit a police post in the country's violent northwest Friday, killing at least 12 people in what appeared to be the Taliban's latest attempts to ...

Israel: Clash at a Border Crossing

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By REUTERS Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded two others in a confrontation near a Gaza Strip border crossing on Friday, the Israeli Army and Palestinian medical workers said.

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Palin goes rogue on a few facts in her book

Salt Lake Tribune - Calvin Woodward - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, left, is joined by Republican presidential candidate John mccain, right, and daughter Piper at the end of her speech at the Republican ...

Ex-lawmaker gets 13 years in prison for bribery

Reuters - Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic US Representative William Jefferson, who hid $90000 in cash in his freezer, was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in prison for bribery, racketeering and money laundering.

Counsel quits, possibly due to Guantánamo

MiamiHerald.com - Steven Thomma - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Although he gave no reason, there was speculation that White House Counsel Greg Craig had quit over fallout from the delay in closing the detainee prison at Guantánamo.
Obama taps new counsel Washington Post

Obama Says US Seeking Broader Engagement With Asia

Bloomberg - Julianna Goldman, Edwin Chen - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama promised broader engagement with Asia, staking a US claim in shaping the future development of a region that is leading the world out of recession.

Google, Authors Limit Reach of Online Book Settlement

Bloomberg - Susan Decker, Christopher Stern - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. and groups of authors and publishers agreed to scale back the international reach of a settlement designed to create a digital book library.

Disney Gains; Retailers Split

Wall Street Journal - Anjali Cordeiro - ‎7 hours ago‎
Stocks climbed amid some better-than-expected earnings reports, with Walt Disney propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher and retailer JC Penney getting a boost from investors.

NASA spacecraft confirms water ice deposits on moon

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎5 hours ago‎
Making a bigger splash than expected, the crash of an empty rocket stage in a permanently shadowed crater near the moon's south pole last month kicked up a surprising amount of water ice and vapor, confirming the presence of a ...

Dell's Global Mini 3 Strategy Shows a Hint of Genius

PC World - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dell is launching its Android-based Mini 3 smartphone in China and Brazil. The global strategy seems questionable at face value, but contains a flash of genius as well.

Risky Move: Apple Looking For iphone-itouch Game Engineer

ChannelWeb - Joseph F. Kovar - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Joseph F. Kovar, channelweb Apple is looking to hire a game developer for its iphone and itouch team, but such a move carries the possibility of alienating some of its huge ecosystem of independent game developers.

Balloon boy parents face sentence in December

Reuters - Keith Coffman, Catherine Bremer - ‎11 hours ago‎
FORT COLLINS (Reuters) - The parents of a Colorado boy whose apparent brush with death in a helium balloon transfixed millions pleaded guilty on Friday to staging a publicity-seeking hoax and will be sentenced next month.

It's a perfect disaster

Washington Post - Dan Kois - ‎8 hours ago‎
If a film critic awards four stars to a movie directed by Roland Emmerich -- Hollywood's reigning king of catastrophe, the critically scorned director of "Independence Day" and "Godzilla" -- will the world come to an end?

Classic romantic triangle takes monstrous form in 'New Moon'

USA Today - Susan Wloszczyna - ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
By Dan macmedan, USA TODAY By Dan macmedan, USA TODAY By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY Time for a seismic shift in the Twilight heartthrob universe as a different type of sexy beast takes over when New Moon rises in theaters Nov. 20.

Pacquiao, Cotto prepare for Saturday's showdown

MiamiHerald.com - Santos A. Perez - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Few would argue that the welterweight division has become boxing's most talented weight class. When experts analyze the sport's best ``pound-for-pound'' fighters, welterweights dominate most top 10 lists.

Lakers-Nuggets Preview

USA Today - Derrick Stafford - ‎27 minutes ago‎
(Sports Network) - The reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers arrive in the Rocky Mountains Friday for a rematch of last year's Western Conference Finals with the Denver Nuggets.

No. 5 Cincinnati 24, W. Virginia 21

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By AP Interviews, insight and analysis from The Times on the competition and culture of college football. AP and Coaches' Polls Tony Pike threw two touchdown passes in a brief appearance Friday night, and the Bearcats overcame a self-destructive first ...

Counties prepare to hold flu clinics

St. Cloud Times - Dave Aeikens - ‎17 minutes ago‎
H1N1 flu clinics are coming to schools in Stearns and Benton counties. See the accompanying list for the schedule. Children in Sherburne County can get the shots at the county government ...

More contamination troubles for Genzyme

Boston Globe - Robert Weisman - ‎1 hour ago‎
A worker scrubbed pipes in June during decontamination at Genzyme's Allston plant after a virus infected a bioreactor. (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff/ File) By Robert Weisman Genzyme Corp.

New CDC estimates show what toll swine flu is taking in US

Washington Post - David Brown - ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
About 22 million Americans have become ill with pandemic H1N1 influenza in the past six months and 3900 have died, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hollywood Gaga for That Hair, That Baton

New York Times - Daniel J. Wakin - ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
The face of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, has been plastered across town on buses, billboards and banners.

Alternate-Universe Sci-Fi Channel Show Asks What Would Happen If Germany Lost War

The Onion (satire) - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
NEW MUNICH—The new Sci-Fi Channel series Fallen Axis, which eerily depicts a world in which Germany actually lost the Second World War, premiered Tuesday evening to high ratings in an alternate universe to our own.

Will Somebody Please Save NBC?

New York Magazine - Mark Harris - ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
The beleaguered and tattered Peacock Network deserves better than Jeff Zucker, Jay Leno, and maybe even Comcast. By Mark Harris Back in 1986, when GE acquired NBC, the jokes—most of them from within, courtesy of Johnny Carson and David ...

Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash

New York Times - Lindsey Hoshaw - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
ABOARD THE ALGUITA, 1000 miles northeast of Hawaii - In this remote patch of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from any national boundary, the detritus of human life is collecting in a swirling current so large that it defies ...

Top Ten Most Badass Animals Native to the USA

Gadling (blog) - Annie Scott - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
America may seem civilized to you, as you lock your door and hop on the subway or into the car, then hang around indoors all day. When you go to the zoo, there's a disconnect.