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Man arrested in White House shooting has 'interest' in Obama

Los Angeles Times -
A man arrested in connection with a shooting incident near the White House -- which could be the source of a bullet that hit a White House window -- might have been targeting President Obama.
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Obama: US a "Pacific power... here to stay"

CBS News -
CANBERRA, Australia - Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Obama vowed Thursday to expand US influence in the Asia-Pacific region and "project power and deter threats to peace" in that part of the world even as he reduces ...

Storms sweep across the South, killing at least 4

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Severe weather and several unconfirmed tornadoes moved through parts of the Pine Belt early Wednesday morning.

Call for David Cameron to lead action against Syria -
David Cameron has been urged by at least one Arab state to lead a diplomatic offensive against Syria, after successfully cooperating with regional powers to oust Col Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

Google opens Android music store to challenge Apple iTunes

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The Guardian -
Google and Apple have stepped up their corporate battle with the launch this week of music services for their smartphone platforms.

'Breaking Dawn -- Part I' gives 'Twilight' franchise an energy boost

Detroit Free Press -
Let's get the bad stuff about the latest "Twilight" movie out of the way first: Taylor Lautner... The former Kruse & Muer at the Lake has been transformed into the new Kruse & Muer Roadhouse,... The last time I saw "The Importance of Being Earnest" was ...

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Kuwait to hold emergency meeting after hundreds storm parliament in protest -
Manama: Kuwait's government is likely to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the latest dramatic developments in the country.

Thaksin Pardon Will Destabilize Thai Politics, Korn Says

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's push for a royal pardon that may benefit her brother, exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, will destabilize the country, an opposition leader said.

Israeli defense minister talks tough on Iran nuclear issue

Xinhua -
OTTAWA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- "All options" remained on the table to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said here Wednesday.

Bali to hold ASEAN Plus Three, ASEAN Plus One Summits to promote relations

Xinhua -
BALI, Indonesia, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The 14th ASEAN Plus Three Summit and a series of ASEAN Plus One Summits will be convened here on Friday, according to a statement issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday.

Sandusky Accuser Would Testify of Severe Sexual Assault, Lawyer Says

New York Times -
Ben Andreozzi, a Pennsylvania lawyer representing one of eight boys alleged to be victims in the Penn State sexual child abuse case, called Jerry Sandusky a “coward” on Wednesday and said that Sandusky's recent ...

Occupy movement plans day of action nationwide

Wall Street Journal -
AP NEW YORK - Demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street and its sister protests around the country are planning a series of actions from the streets to the subways to mark two months since the protests started.

Enbridge, Enterprise Join Forces to Alleviate US Crude Glut

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Enbridge Inc. and Enterprise Products Partners LP said they will team up to increase the ability of US refineries on the Texas coast to get oil from a storage depot in Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for most US ...

Asian shares wobbly due to jitters on Europe

Reuters -
A man is reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 10, 2011. By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled on Thursday as doubts deepened about Europe's ability to stop its sovereign debt ...

Newt Gingrich was paid at least $1.5 million for consulting for Freddie Mac ...

Detroit Free Press -
AP URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rising in polls and receiving greater scrutiny, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received from the mortgage giant ...

Oil Drops From Five-Month High After Rising Above $100 a Barrel

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell from the highest in more than five months on speculation yesterday's surge above $100 a barrel was exaggerated amid concern Europe's debt crisis will slow economic growth in the US, ...

US Banks Face Contagion Risk From Europe Debt, Fitch Says

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- US banks face a “serious risk” that their creditworthiness will deteriorate if Europe's debt crisis deepens and spreads beyond the five most-troubled nations, Fitch Ratings said.

Facebook Pursuing Attackers Who Exploited XSS-Flaw in Massive Spam Attack

eWeek -
Facebook said it has identified the people who exploited a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Web browsers to spam users with violent and explicit content on their newsfeeds.

AT&T exec: Carrier in talks for Nokia's Windows Phone

An AT&T executive confirmed today that the company is in negotiations with Nokia to sell its Windows Phone smartphones in the US next year.

Gervais hosts Globes despite gaffes

The Press Association -
Ricky Gervais is returning as host of the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Twitter that Gervais will take his third turn as Globes host in January.

Live at X Factor: Stacy Francis Fires Back at the Judges! Rachel Crow's First ...

E! Online -
The X Factor contestant was less than thrilled with the feedback she got from the judges, especially Simon Cowell and LA Reid, after her performance of Meat Loaf's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," and she wasn't afraid to voice her frustrations when ...

Bradley Cooper 'cool' with sexy title

Detroit Free Press -
Bradley Cooper has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2011 and is on the magazine's cover. / People "Hangover" star Bradley Cooper says his mother is going to be "so happy" now that he's been crowned People magazine's ...

Justin Bieber Accuser's New Attorney Still Pursuing Paternity Test

Hollywood Reporter -
Despite the fact that Mariah Yeater reportedly dropped her legal action last week, her lawyer says he's negotiating a DNA test with the pop singer's legal team.

Woods and Stricker Get Worst Loss

ABC News -
The handshake between Tiger Woods and ex-caddie Steve Williams was routine. The loss by Woods and Steve Stricker turned out to be the real drama in the Presidents Cup.

NBA lockout Q & A: What's next after union disbands?

Detroit Free Press -
AP Now that the NBA players have disbanded their union and taken their labor fight with the owners to the courts, they have given up a considerable level of control in how the whole process plays out.

Kings defeat Ducks, 2-1, in shootout

Los Angeles Times -
The Ducks tie the score late in regulation, but Justin Williams' goal in the seventh round of a shootout wins it for the Kings at Staples Center.

Ice cavern 'could support life' on Jupiter's moon Europa -
An ice cavern containing as much water as the North American Great Lakes may provide a potential habitat for life on Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists believe.

Ghost mountains give up their secrets

ABC Online -
While these ridges poke through Antarctica's frosty surface, the Gamburtsev mountains are completely hidden beneath three kilometres of ice.

CooperVision Announces Expanded Recall of Avaira Line of Contact Lenses

Sacramento Bee -
By CooperVision PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- CooperVision announced today that it is expanding its worldwide recall of the Avaira brand product line of contact lenses to include a limited number of lots of Avaira Sphere contact ...

Blood type linked to stroke risks, says report delivered at AHA meeting

Chicago Tribune -
Your blood type may put you at higher risk of stroke, according to a large, long-term study presented Wednesday at the 84 t h annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA).

FDA panel backs Pfizer vaccine for adults

Reuters -
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc won expert backing for using its blockbuster vaccine in adults to fight pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria.

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