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Deficit Panel Facing Political, Fiscal Consequences Without Budget Deal

Fox News -
AP Nov. 18, 2011: Sen. Jon Kyl arrives for a meeting with the bipartisan members of the deficit Super Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

UC Davis launches probe after pepper spray video

USA Today -
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Video surfaced online Saturday showing an officer at a California university calmly pepper-spraying a line of several sitting protesters, who flinch and cover their faces but remain passive with their arms interlocked as onlookers ...

Assad says Syria will not bow down to 'pressure'

BBC News -
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has said his country will not bow down to "pressure" and predicted its bloody conflict would continue.

Egypt protesters resume occupation of Tahrir Square

BBC News -
The BBC's Yolande Knell was told by a doctor that "protesters have injuries from rubber bullets... many have been hit in the eyes" Egyptian protesters have reoccupied Tahrir Square in Cairo, following deadly clashes with police in the capital and other ...

USC holds off No. 4 Oregon 38-35 -
Matt Barkley was confident that No. 18 USC was headed for an upset all along, even when fourth-ranked Oregon mounted a comeback. "We expected to shock everybody except ourselves," he said after throwing for 323 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-35 ...

Officials say 32 homes destroyed in Reno fire

The Associated Press -
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Austin and Sarah Hardage's home is burned to its foundations - the sad aftermath of an early-morning conflagration that raged through an area of southwest Reno.

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ICC calls for court trial of Gaddafi's son

Hindustan Times -
PTI The International Criminal Court has asked the Libyan authorities to ensure that Muammar Gaddafi's fugitive son Saif al-Islam, captured by forces of the National Transitional Council, is tried in a court of law in accordance with international ...

Hundreds of Afghans protest pact with US

USA Today -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - More than 1000 university students blocked a main highway in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday as they protested against any agreement that would allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan after a planned transfer of authority in 2014 ...

Spaniards vote to find way out of crisis

Reuters -
1 of 3. People wait in front of electoral posters of prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba (L) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) and centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano ...

US Reportedly Prepares New Sanctions on Iran

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AP Nov. 1, 2011: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he arrives to attend an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran.

In Asia, Obama keeps focus off terrorism

Los Angeles Times -
As the ailing economy becomes the nation's biggest fear, China replaces Al Qaeda as a top concern, and joint efforts on economic growth, security and other such issues take center stage.

Candidates Court Iowa Voters at Religious Forum

Fox News -
| AP Six Republican candidates in the race to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012 dove deep into how their religious faith influences their public life, during a forum before a large, influential audience of social conservatives Saturday.

One Dies in Truck Crash at Yale Tailgate Party

New York Times -
The grassy parking field across from the stadium was lined with U-Haul trucks. Just before 10 am, another U-Haul truck drove onto the field and suddenly accelerated toward a group of people, striking three of them.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Black Friday encroaches on family time

Tuscaloosa News -
If you're like me, at midnight on Thanksgiving night you're either in bed or getting ready for bed after enjoying a day with your family.

John Smale: Ex-GM board chair, innovator at P&G

Detroit Free Press -
Former General Motors board Chairman John Smale, who got the job in a boardroom coup in 1992, died Saturday in Cincinnati. He was 84.

US stock futures rise as pressure on Europe eases

BusinessWeek -
US stock futures rose early Friday as borrowing costs for Italy and Spain declined, a signal that the European debt crisis might be easing.

US Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Has Worst Week in 2 Months

Bloomberg -
Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Cali Carlin reports on the performance of the US equity market. US stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index completing its biggest weekly drop in two months, as a decline in technology and energy companies ...

Kindle Fire, a Grown-Up E-Reader With Tablet Spark

Wall Street Journal -
Walt Mossberg takes a look at Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet. How does it stack up against the iPad and the new Nook Color? It's often said that there isn't really a tablet market, just an Apple iPad market with a bunch of other ...

Water utility hackers destroy pump, expert says

Register -
Updated Hackers destroyed a pump used by a US water utility after gaining unauthorized access to the industrial control system it used to operate its machinery, a computer security expert said.

Box office update: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' bites into the third-best opening ...

Entertainment Weekly -
The draining of money has begun. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the fourth movie in the supernatural-romance franchise, grossed an incredible $72 million on Friday, according to early estimates.

Natalie Wood's fatal voyage

CBS News -
The affairs, the feuds... Hollywood's most enduring mysteries, including the just-reopened case of Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning, Lana Turner's gangster lover, and the seductress named "Miranda.

Mila Kunis becomes soldier's date to Marine Corps Ball

Times of India -
Mila Kunis remained true to her words, and accompanied a US Marine to a military ball after he invited her via YouTube. According to ABC News affiliate WCTI-TV, the 28-year-old 'Friends With Benefits' star accompanied US Marine Sgt.

Win tickets to see 'Hugo'

Detroit Free Press -
Chloe Grace Moretz, left, and Asa Butterfield talk with director-producer Martin Scorsese on the set of "Hugo." / Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures In the new family film "Hugo" from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, an orphan who lives in the walls ...

USC Holds off No. 4 Oregon 38-35

ABC News -
Matt Barkley was confident that No. 18 USC was headed for an upset all along, even when fourth-ranked Oregon mounted a comeback. "We expected to shock everybody except ourselves," he said after throwing for 323 ...

Tiger Woods clinches 19-15 Presidents Cup win for the USA

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Americans returned Down Under and this time wound up on top in the Presidents Cup. Jim Furyk became the fourth player to win all five of his matches, and the bottom half of the lineup was strong enough Sunday to give the ...

Roundup: Griffin guides Baylor to upset of Oklahoma

The Boston Globe -
AP Tailback Stephfon Green and Penn State broke away from Ohio State to secure a share of the Big Ten Leaders Division title. Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national championship race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked ...

Feeling Penn State's pain, Ohio State is kind host

Detroit Free Press -
Penn State's Drew Astorino (28), Derek Moye (6), Devon Still (71) and Quinn Barham (67) lead their teammates onto the field for Saturday's coin toss.

New Contract Will Enable Baseball to Test for HGH

New York Times -
Major League Baseball's owners and players are on the verge of completing a new labor deal that for the first time will include blood testing for human growth hormone, according to two people in baseball briefed on the matter.

Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same result

BBC News -
The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and confirmed the result.

UN Panel Finds Climate Change Behind Some Extreme Weather Events

New York Times -
At least some of the weather extremes being seen around the world are consequences of human-induced climate change and can be expected to worsen in coming decades, a United Nations panel reported on Friday.

FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Use as Breast Cancer Drug

New York Times -
The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Friday revoked the approval of the drug Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer, ruling on an emotional issue that pitted the hopes of some desperate patients against the ...


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