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Senate readies for key healthcare vote

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Democrats expect to clear a major hurdle that would open the bill to debate after Thanksgiving recess. A close vote is expected. By Noam N. Levey Reporting from Washington - After negotiating critical last-minute commitments, Senate Democratic leaders ...

Profile: First EU President Herman van Rompuy

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎

Attorney: Court hearing for Fort Hood suspect to be held in hospital

CNN - Brian Todd - ‎3 hours ago‎
Suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has a hearing Saturday about pretrial confinement. NEW: Saturday's hearing is to take place in Maj.

U.N. Official Seeks Global Action on Iran

Wall Street Journal - David Crawford, Stephen Fidler - ‎2 hours ago‎
BERLIN -- Mohamed ElBaradei, the departing chief of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, said Iran's continued refusal to accept tighter scrutiny of its nuclear activities would likely force the ...

UN official urges countries to learn from Cuba on children's protection

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
HAVANA, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The representative of UNICEF, or the UN Children's Fund, in Cuba said here Friday that Cuba is among the countries that have best implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and that countries in the world ...

Assessing the China Trip

New York Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
President Obama has faced a fair amount of criticism for his China trip. He was too deferential; he didn't speak out enough on human rights; he failed to press Beijing firmly on revaluing its currency; he achieved no concrete results.

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Dems Seek Fundraising Boost in War With Palin

FOXNews - ‎11 hours ago‎
President Obama's political arm, Organizing for America, has sent a fundraising e-mail seeking to raise $500000 in the next week to stop a "dangerous" Palin from derailing the Democrats' effort to overhaul health care.

UC Berkeley students end occupation

San Francisco Chronicle - Nanette Asimov, Justin Berton - ‎48 minutes ago‎
(11-20) 21:44 PST BERKELEY, CALIF. -- Forty protesters who barricaded themselves inside Wheeler Hall for 11 hours Friday didn't win back the 38 custodial jobs they demanded, nor did they persuade the UC regents to rescind their decision to increase ...

Obama job approval rating drops under 50 percent

Reuters - Steve Holland, Peter Cooney - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped below 50 percent in a second major poll in an indication he is suffering from the long healthcare debate and weakness in the economy, Gallup said on Friday.

State, local unemployment dips slightly

Pueblo Chieftain - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Joblessness went up in some counties, but the state is doing better than the rest of the country. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER - Colorado unemployment continues to decline with the latest figures showing the seasonally adjusted rate for October at ...
Local jobless numbers worsen Pensacola News Journal

BUY OR SELL-Can Dell rebound as PC spending returns?

Reuters - Gabriel Madway - ‎9 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Dell Inc (DELL.O) shares fell 9 percent on Friday after the company posted weaker-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, as it lost share in the global personal computer market.

Goldman Holders Miffed at Bonuses

Wall Street Journal - Susanne Craig - ‎16 hours ago‎
Some of the largest shareholders in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have urged the Wall Street firm to reduce the size of its bonus pool, arguing that it should pass along more of its blockbuster earnings to investors, according to people ...

Chrome OS: Move Along, Nothing to See Here (Yet)

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎2 hours ago‎
So I took the plunge and installed Chrome OS on a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop. I used Sun's free VirtualBox virtualization software and the downloadable version of Chrome OS hosted by Gdgt.

Proton Beams Are on Track at Collider

New York Times - Dennis Overbye - ‎4 hours ago‎
This handout picture provided by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) shows scientists celebrating at the Cern's control center after the restart operation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Fridy near Geneva.

Nook sold out for the holidays

CNET News - David Carnoy - ‎11 hours ago‎
If you were interested in buying the Barnes & Noble Nook as a holiday gift, strike it off your list. The e-reader is now officially sold out through 2009, according to the B&N Web site.

'New Moon' poised for biggest box office day ever

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is poised to break its second box office record in a single day. According to four people who have closely watched ticket sales data today but requested anonymity because they are not authorized to release the information, ...

Afternoons without Oprah

Los Angeles Times - Joe Flint, Meg James - ‎1 hour ago‎
Who will fill the void, and who will watch, when the queen of daytime TV departs for cable in 2011? By Joe Flint and Meg James Oprah Winfrey told her audience Friday that she had made up her mind to end her hit daytime talk show in September 2011 ...

Cyrus Family "Deeply Saddened" by Death of Driver in Tour Bus Crash

Us Magazine - Lindsay Lohan - ‎7 hours ago‎
A tour bus carrying the concert production crew of singer Miley Cyrus overturned in Virginia on Friday morning -- reportedly killing driver Bill Douglas.

Men's College Basketball Roundup Syracuse Shows Off New Talent in Win

New York Times - Brian Heyman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four prime pieces from North Carolina's run to the national championship last season graduated to the NBA, led by the four-time first-team all-American forward Tyler Hansbrough.

Recap: Washington vs. San Jose St

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sports Network Quincy Pondexter set career-highs in points and rebounds with 30 and 15, respectively, and 14th-ranked Washington defeated a feisty San Jose State squad, 80-70.

With Ellis at top of game, 8 is enough

San Francisco Chronicle - Rusty Simmons - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The guard carried the Warriors to a 108-94 win over streaking Portland, recording a season-high 34 points and adding eight assists, six rebounds and six steals in front of 18630 fans at Oracle Arena on Friday night.

Mass. adult and a child under age 4 die of swine flu

Boston Globe - Stephanie S. Daly, Matthew J. Rocheleau - ‎1 hour ago‎
State public health officials announced yesterday the death of two people from swine flu, including a child under the age of 4, underscoring the vulnerability that young people appear to have to the unusual virus.

Doctor's Group: Delay Pap Tests Until 21

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎8 hours ago‎
Nov. 20, 2009 -- Less than a week after a government task force announced controversial recommendations for breast cancer screening, a doctor's group is recommending big changes in cervical cancer screening.

Schools get some H1N1 vaccine

San Antonio Express - Michelle De La Rosa, Don Finley - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Bexar County students soon will have access to the H1N1 vaccine but the number of doses is well below what local health officials had hoped to receive from the state before flu season.

California adopts stricter rules for drug abusers in the health industry

Los Angeles Times - ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Nurses, dentists and other professionals with addictions will be subject to more drug tests, and any restrictions to their licenses will be listed on public websites.

Op-Ed Columnist The Big Squander

New York Times - Paul Krugman - ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Earlier this week, the inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, aka, the bank bailout fund, released his report on the 2008 rescue of the American International Group, the insurer.

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Myth or Malady?

TIME - Catherine Elton - ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
There was a time when Wendy and her husband had sex three times a week. But for the past six years, the purple negligee that Wendy used to entice her husband has been stuffed in the back of a drawer.

How to Escape the Rat Race

Wall Street Journal - Brett Arends - ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Go on, admit it: You've thought about it. Maybe you've imagined quitting your job and easing into early or semi-retirement -- or starting your own business.

Japanese Mortified By Obama's Bow

FOXNews - Sean Hannity - ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Over the weekend President Obama declared himself the first Pacific president. I'm not sure if that was before or after he bowed to the Japanese emperor while trying to shake his hand at the same time.