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1st hurdle for Senate health care bill

Chicago Tribune - Noam N. Levey - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - -- Almost half a century after Democrats began pushing for a broad expansion of the nation's health care system, the Senate was scheduled to convene Saturday to take what was seen as the first critical ...

Indonesia passenger ferry sinks off Sumatra

BBC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A ferry carrying more than 200 people has sunk off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, officials say. One person is reported to have died, but dozens more are said to have been rescued by nearby boats.

Enthusiasm for Palin, and Echoes of 2008 Divide

New York Times - Kate Zernike - ‎8 hours ago‎
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - When tickets to see Sarah Palin in Michigan ran out, people drove to her appearance here, three hours away. Barbara Stoutjesdyk posed next to Sarah Palin's bus on Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

China coal mine blast death toll jumps to 87

The Associated Press - Cara Anna - ‎2 hours ago‎
HEGANG, China - Rescuers worked in frigid cold to reach 21 miners trapped underground Sunday as the death toll from a huge gas explosion in a northern Chinese mine jumped to 87 - the deadliest blast to hit the beleaguered industry in nearly two years.

Palestinians hurt in Gaza raid

Aljazeera.net - ‎2 hours ago‎
At least seven Palestinians have been injured in a round of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian witnesses say. They told Al Jazeera that the first raid hit a metal workshop in the Tufah district of Gaza City early on Sunday, ...

Ahmadinejad heads to nuclear-backers Brazil, Venezuela

AFP - ‎31 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN - Faced with mounting pressure over his country's atomic ambitions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left on a five nation tour Sunday, including Brazil in a bid to boost ties with Latin America's biggest economy and a rare backer of ...

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Defense Attorney: Hasan Is Paralyzed From the Chest Down

ABC News - Mark Schone - ‎6 hours ago‎
Major Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 in the Fort Hood shooting spree, is paralyzed from the chest down and is not a flight risk, said his defense attorney after a hearing before a military magistrate in Hasan's hospital room ...

Governor David Paterson sounds off on state's dire budget, slams lawmakers for ...

New York Daily News - Celeste Katz - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Gov. David Paterson slammed lawmakers in Albany, saying that they're in denial of the $3.2 billion budget gap. The state's looming budget crisis doesn't take weekends off - and neither did Gov.

Glenn Beck stakes out a more activist role in politics

Deseret News - Brian Stelter - ‎9 hours ago‎
Glenn Beck, the popular Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions on television and start rallying his political base - formerly known as his audience - to take action.

LyondellBasell gets proposal from India's Reliance

MarketWatch - Robert Daniel - ‎38 minutes ago‎
TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- LyondellBasell Industries received a nonbinding proposal under which India's Reliance Industries Ltd.

Thanksgiving Recipe: Just Chill

New York Times - Mark Bittman - ‎6 hours ago‎
This week, more than 200 million of us will feast, mostly in the homes of friends and relatives. In the kitchens of those homes will be cooks, and in the hearts of those cooks will be fear.

Canadian woman loses benefits over Facebook photo

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
BROMONT, Quebec - A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave for depression says she lost her benefits because her insurance agent found photos of her on Facebook in which she appeared to be having fun.

Stolen e-mails reveal venomous feelings toward skeptics

Washington Post - Juliet Eilperin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Electronic files that were stolen from a prominent climate research center and made public last week provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming.
A climate change dust-up Los Angeles Times

Digest: After false alarm, astronauts finish spacewalk

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASA astronauts at the International Space Station on Saturday completed a spacewalk that had been delayed after a false alarm woke the crews of the station and the visiting space shuttle Atlantis.

Google Unveils Chrome OS; Tech World Yawns

PC World - Paul Suarez - ‎11 hours ago‎
Earlier this week, Google gave the world a first look at the Chrome OS. The press event confirmed what was suspected when Google announced it was working on a netbook operating system four months ago -- it would emphasize speed and simplicity.

"Twilight" Sequel Sets New Opening-Day Record

ABC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" smashed the record for a single-day opening at the North American box office, and was on track to score one of the biggest weekend tallies of all time, according to preliminary data issued on ...

Winfrey's decision lifts Discovery Channel into a new league

Baltimore Sun - David Zurawik - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The news that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is going to end after 25 years so that its host can devote herself to a new cable channel set off reverberations in TV and financial circles late last week.
Afternoons without Oprah Los Angeles Times

Jackson's glove sells for $350000 at auction

Reuters - Chris Michaud, Peter Cooney - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK , Nov 21 (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's famous white glove sold for $350000 at a memorabilia auction on Saturday, soaring far past pre-sale estimates, while a black jacket he wore during a 1989 world tour fetched $225000.

Oregon shows heart of a champion vs. Arizona

FOXSports.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
by CollegeFootballNews.com Everyone sort of knows about Oregon already, but Arizona barely registered a blip. The Wildcats lost to Iowa early on, lost to Washington on a freak play, beat Oregon State, and you didn't really know about any of this unless ...

Blog for UFC 106: Griffin defeats Ortiz

FOXSports.com - Jeremy Botter - ‎3 hours ago‎
Inside Fights' Jeremy Botter was on scene in Las Vegas for UFC 106. Get his take on all the action. Round 1: The Mandalay Bay Events Center is electric here.

David Beckham out to prove doubters wrong

Chicago Tribune - Grahame L. Jones - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEATTLE -- David Beckham was standing at his Los Angeles Galaxy locker, the one with the color photograph of he and his three sons in Real Madrid uniforms, and he was being adamant.

65? Back of the Line for the Swine Flu Vaccine, Pal

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎9 hours ago‎
TRIAGE Young children, here playing near where swine flu shots will be given in Texas, are one of the high-risk groups. By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
County to give H1N1 shots Galveston County Daily News

Get a Mammogram. No Don't. Repeat.

New York Times - Gina Kolata - ‎9 hours ago‎
The current dispute over mammograms gives many people who've been around since the 1980s a sense of déjà vu. Like archeologists arguing endlessly over the same set of bones, cancer specialists, it can seem, have been arguing endlessly ...

In Cancer Testing, Less Is Now Better

Wall Street Journal - Ron Winslow, Shirley S. Wang - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Worries that widespread screening for breast and cervical cancers can yield limited benefit and lead to unnecessary harm prompted decisions this week by two medical organizations to recommend less preventive testing.

Only Palin's Stylist Knows for Sure

New York Times - Lauren Lipton - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Sarah Palin and her husband Todd waved to supporters at a rally in Virginia Beach, Va., in October 2008. More Photos > By LAUREN LIPTON THE most elusive fashion stylist in America was nervous.

Phys Ed: Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious

New York Times - Gretchen Reynolds - ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Researchers at Princeton University recently made a remarkable discovery about the brains of rats that exercise. Some of their neurons respond differently to stress than the neurons of slothful rats.

Deadly Labor Wars Hinder India's Rise

Wall Street Journal - Peter Wonacott - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
COIMBATORE, India -- This ancient city has turned itself in recent years into a manufacturing dynamo emblematic of India's economic rebirth.

Integrative Mental Health: A New Model For Depression Relief

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
The World Health Organization has predicted that by 2030, more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem.

Eric Holder's Baffling KSM Decision

Wall Street Journal - David Beamer - ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The attorney general's Senate testimony this week did nothing to reassure the families of 9/11's victims. By DAVID BEAMER On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to question Attorney General Eric Holder about his decision to prosecute Khalid ...