New York Times - - 44 minutes ago
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Wednesday in Kabul. She later met with the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. By PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER WASHINGTON - President Obama's top diplomat privately pressed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to ...
Clinton: Afghan election needs to yield `results' The Associated Press
Boston Globe - - 27 minutes ago
Senate majority leader Harry Reid unveiled his long-awaited version of a sweeping health care bill last night. He is hoping to bring the health care package up for a test vote on Saturday.
CBO: Senate Health Bill Costs $849 Billion Wall Street Journal
Senate leaders submit measure on health care San Jose Mercury News
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US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, have urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations.
Obama says US, allies working on Iran nuclear deal The Associated Press
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The problem of corruption in Afghanistan was highlighted recently when an international survey placed the country as the second most corrupt in the world.
Africa: Corruption Perception - Nigeria's Rating Worsens AllAfrica.com
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New York Times - - 34 minutes ago
JERUSALEM - Two weeks after the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, vowed not to run for re-election and hinted that he might resign, the Middle East peace process has sunk into a deep crisis amid urgent efforts to revive it.
Wall Street Journal - - 3 hours ago
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi vetoed a recently approved election law, throwing a parliamentary vote slated for January into question.
Iraq vice president vetos new election law Los Angeles Times
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who captured the nation's attention as the No. 2 on the Republican 2008 presidential ticket, shares her life story in "Going Rogue: An American Life.
Hundreds cheer Palin in Mich. for book tour The Associated Press
Washington Post - 19 minutes ago
By AP NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.
US judge gives Corps another reason to be cautious with Dallas levees Dallas Morning News
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. fought off criticism Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his choice not to use a military commission.
Wall Street Journal - - 23 minutes ago
If you're planning to fly this Thanksgiving, be prepared for some fresh hassles at the airport. New security rules, changes in airline staffing and holiday crowds mean that vacationers—especially those who haven't flown in a ...
Video: More Americans on the Go This Thanksgiving The Associated Press
Thanksgiving: Highways will be more crowded CNNMoney.com
New York Times - 53 minutes ago
By BETTINA WASSENER Japan's largest bank, the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, said Wednesday that it would press ahead with plans to raise up to $11.2 billion to bolster its financial cushion, despite results that showed a sharp jump in profit in the ...
Mitsubishi UFJ's plans drag on Japanese banks MarketWatch
Forbes - - 30 minutes ago
HONG KONG, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China Minsheng Banking Corp, the country's seventh-largest listed bank, raised US$3.9 billion when it priced its Hong Kong initial public offering around the mid-point of its indicated range, ...
Minsheng Bank HK IPO Raises US$3.86 Bln; Mid-Range Price - Source Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong shares pulled lower by Chinese banks MarketWatch
ChannelWeb - - 5 hours ago
AT&T may hate Verizon Wireless' 3G advertising, but the company will have to deal with it now that AT&T's quest to have the ads taken off the air has been thrown out of court.
Judge rejects at&t's bid to pull Verizon ads The Associated Press
AT&T Loses First Round Over Verizon Ads MediaPost Publications
PC World - - 6 hours ago
Reading some of the Web's headlines today, you'd be hard-pressed not to think the so-called Google Phone is as good as on store shelves.
Rumors and skepticism galore about the possibility of a Google Phone! TopNews United States
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Washington Post - - 1 hour ago
Good, smart, literary women tried to resist the romantic-vampire phenomenon. And then, alas, they bit. The "Twilight" phenomenon is huge, and fans eagerly await sequel "New Moon," which stars Kristen Stewart, center, as mortal Bella Swan.
'Twilight' sends moms howling at the 'Moon' Boston Herald
Entertainment Weekly - - 29 minutes ago
No surprise here: Twilight fans are salivating in preparation to sink their teeth into the franchise's much-anticipated sequel, New Moon.
New York Times - - 46 minutes ago
Colum McCann won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “Let the Great World Spin,” a novel featuring a sprawling cast of characters in 1970s New York City whose lives are ineluctably touched by the mysterious ...
Novelist Colum McCann wins book award The Associated Press
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By AP First Period--1, Colorado, Hejduk 9 (Preissing, Duchene), 8:26. 2, Edmonton, Horcoff 4 (Hemsky, Visnovsky), 16:39. 3, Colorado, Hejduk 10 (Duchene, Durno), 18:36.
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Potulny, O'Sullivan help Oilers rally for win The Associated Press
USA Today - - 1 hour ago
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Antawn Jamison thrived in his season debut, pouring in 31 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, and the Wizards snapped their six-game slide by pulling away for a 108-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wizards end Cleveland's winning streak Washington Post
Boston Herald - - 30 minutes ago
Mall Santas who want to be prioritized say their concerns are nothing to ho ho ho about. Ernest Berger of Santa America wants Kris Kringles across the country to be given priority for the H1N1 vaccine - and not just ...
What To Do About the Flu Maui Weekly
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration distanced itself Wednesday from new standards on breast cancer screening that were recommended this week by a federally appointed task force, saying government insurance programs would ...
Breast Exam Guidelines Raise Furor Wall Street Journal
ABC News - - 11 hours ago
Rich Egyptians living 3500 years ago may have been walking around with the same clogged arteries that modern Americans now battle, according to a presentation Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting.
Heart Disease Found in Mummies Wall Street Journal
Egyptian mummies show signs of heart disease Los Angeles Times
SI.com - Nov 15, 2009
AP At his postgame press conference last Friday following a 24-21 win over West Virginia, Brian Kelly, coach of the 10-0 Cincinnati Bearcats, said all the things a coach should say when he's still got two games left ahead of him.
Huffington Post (blog) - Nov 15, 2009
While America is still in the grips of swine flu mania, let me use this opportunity to clear up a few things about my beliefs concerning the flu shot, vaccines, and health in general.
New York Times (blog) - - Nov 13, 2009
THERE are any number of characteristic Nicolas Cage scenes in Werner Herzog's “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” interludes you watch with a now-familiar mixture of genuine appreciation and more than a touch of bewilderment.
CNN - - 10 hours ago
(CNN) -- A US-flagged ship that played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring was attacked again Wednesday, a busy day for piracy in the dangerous waters off the east coast of Africa.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - - Nov 14, 2009
This house in Nokomis was bought on June 30 for $205000 and then sold the same day for $230000. By Michael Braga & Chris Davis Untold millions of dollars that banks could have recovered from the sale of distressed Florida homes have instead been ...