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Cops: NYC suspect was close to ready with bomb

CBS News -
NEW YORK - An "al Qaeda sympathizer" accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as US troops returning home has been arrested on numerous terrorism-related charges.
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Supercommittee Likely to Announce No Deal on Deficit Cuts

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A debt-reduction committee with special powers that was supposed to dissolve congressional gridlock in Washington is instead on the brink of failure, setting the stage for $1.2 trillion in ...

Casualties mount from protests in Egypt

CNN International -
Cairo (CNN) -- The number of people wounded in two days of clashes in Egypt has reached 1700, a health ministry spokesman said Monday.

Stewart Wins Homestead to Win NASCAR Championship

ABC News -
When the rain came at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the drivers climbed from their parked cars, a confident Tony Stewart practically strolled down pit road.

'Breaking Dawn' the weekend's breakaway winner

Los Angeles Times -
The latest film culled from Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' book series grosses an estimated $139.5 million to obliterate runner-up 'Happy Feet Two's' $22 million.

Ted Forstmann dies at 71; Wall Street financier, philanthropist

Los Angeles Times -
His firm specialized in leveraged buyouts of companies but stayed away from deals involving junk bonds, which Forstmann denounced in the 1980s as irresponsibly risky.

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Libya: relaxed Saif al-Islam Gaddafi tells of injury by 'Nato infidels' -
Following his capture by Libyan forces Saif al-Islam, son of the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, gives a short interview telling how he was injured in a Nato - "infidel" - airstrike.

3 top Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial in Cambodia

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Hundreds of Cambodians packed a courtroom in Phnom Penh on Monday as three top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial for their role during the bloody four-year regime in the mid-1970s.

Syrian army defectors deny attacking Baath office

The Associated Press -
BEIRUT (AP) - The commander of a group of Syrian army defectors has denied earlier claims that his followers attacked the headquarters of Syria's ruling Baath party in the capital Damascus.

Profile: Spain's Mariano Rajoy

BBC News -
Mariano Rajoy is the patient man of Spanish politics, rewarded at his third attempt to lead the conservative Popular Party to victory in a general election.

AP Exclusive: activity at alleged Iran nuke site

The Associated Press -
VIENNA (AP) - Officials say satellite surveillance has shown a recent increase in activity at an Iranian site suspected of secret work on nuclear weapons.

Gingrich pitches 'growth and opportunity' in NH

The Associated Press -
MANCHESTER, NH (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is set to introduce a "growth and innovation" plan that would offer younger workers an alternative to Social Security.

Courts weighs scrapping huge California water pact

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
AP SAN DIEGO - A vanishing lake figures large in a court battle over how Southern California gets it water, a high-stakes dispute with consequences that could ripple throughout the western United States.

Police confront Occupy protesters in S.F., Oakland

San Francisco Chronicle -
Around 8 am a few dozen OPD officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Oakland camp that they set up Saturday night in the Uptown neighborhood at 19th Street and Telegraph Avenue, next to the Fox Theater in Oakland Sunday, November 20, 2010.

Chinese vice premier, at talks with US, urges cooperation to revive global economy

Washington Post -
BEIJING - A top Chinese economic official appealed to US envoys for cooperation at trade talks Monday to revive the global economy, emphasizing shared goals instead of disputes over currency and other irritants that divide them.

Buffett stands firm on Japan, U.S. investments

MarketWatch -
IWAKI CITY, Japan (MarketWatch) -- In his first-ever visit to Japan, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday that neither the March 11 disasters nor the country's biggest corporate scandal in recent years have shaken his view ...

U.S. Stock Index Futures Tumbles Down

Dice News -
US stock index futures fell down over the indication that it will be unsuccessful to come to an agreement to cut down the budget deficit added worry that was prompted by European debt crisis.

Statoil in deals with Centrica to sell assets, gas to UK market for some $18.8 ...

Washington Post -
OSLO, Norway - Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA said Monday it has entered two deals with UK energy company Centrica to sell gas for ten years and divest five assets on the Norwegian continental shelf for a combined value of $18.8 billion.

Android malware: Threat or FUD?

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Android faces an exponential growth in mobile malware, according to researchers, with a 472-percent increase in rogue Android Market apps since July 2011.

Ice Cream Sandwich Doesn't Have Flash Support (For Now)

Mashable -
The latest version of Google's mobile platform, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, lacks a Flash player, and there's currently no option to download it from the Android Market.

Adele and Taylor Swift win big at the American Music Awards -
Adele picks up three awards but loses artist of year to country singer Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift came up the big winner at the American Music Awards, claiming three trophies including the top honor, artist of the year.

Mila Kunis keeps YouTube date promise

BBC News -
Hollywood actress Mila Kunis has gone on a date with a US marine who asked her out in a YouTube video. The film star attended the annual Marine Corps Ball on Friday in Greenville, North Carolina, with Sergeant Scott Moore.

Demi Moore to 'punish' Ashton Kutcher

Times of India -
Actress Demi Moore has reportedly instructed lawyers to "punish" her estranged husband Ashton Kutcher by "grabbing his fortune".

Justin Bieber Brings Christmas Spirit To 2011 AMAs -
Holiday cheer filled the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 20) when Justin Bieber took to the stage to perform his festive hit "Mistletoe," from his chart-topping Christmas album, ...

MLS Cup-winning goal symbolizes Galaxy's transformation -
CARSON, Calif.—Selflessness and sacrifice aren't qualities normally associated with millionaire athletes, and there certainly was a period not too long ago when those words wouldn't have been used in any sentence concerning David Beckham and Landon ...

Cutler hurt in Bears' win -
AP / November 21, 2011 Jay Cutler led the Bears to their fifth straight victory yesterday. It could be his last game with Chicago for a while.

Playoff would increase drama BCS curtails -
AP College Football Writer / November 20, 2011 Those who try to pass off the BCS as the best thing for college football will use the latest wild and riveting weekend of upsets and dramatic finishes as an example of why a playoff is a ...

Giants coach Coughlin criticizes team after 17-10 loss to Eagles

Washington Post -
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Tom Coughlin didn't mince words. “This is as big a disappointment as we have had around here in a long time,” Coughlin said after his New York Giants' poor showing in a 17-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that dropped his team ...

Sidney Crosby's long-awaited return set for tonight

Detroit Free Press -
AP Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will make his season debut tonight against the New York Islanders, his first game in nearly a year since being sidelined with concussion-like symptoms.

How Many Neutrinos Does It Take to Screw Up Einstein?

Wired News -
Results from a second experiment uphold the observation that neutrinos are moving faster than the speed of light. The OPERA collaboration, which first reported the superluminal neutrinos in September, has rerun the experiment and detected ...

NASA set to launch Mars rover searching for signs of water, life

The State Column -
NASA officials spent much of the weekend putting the last-minute touches on a rover headed to Mars this week. NASA will launch the rover - nicknamed Curiosity - using an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on November 26, ...

Breast Cancer: FDA Revokes Avastin Approval

ABC News -
Medicare says it will continue to cover Avastin for breast cancer treatment, even if the FDA withdraws it for such use. (Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The US Food and Drug Administration today announced it will revoke the approval ...

AIDS Deaths Surge in Russia and Ukraine, Defying Global Trend

Bloomberg -
AIDS deaths have jumped more than 11-fold in Eastern Europe and Central Asia over the past decade, defying a global decline in the toll exacted by the world's deadliest infectious disease.


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