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Davis Police Chief Put on Leave in Pepper Spraying

Wall Street Journal -
The University of California at Davis put its campus police chief on administrative leave two days after she defended university police officers who pepper-sprayed nonviolent protesters on campus Friday.

Mitt Romney's Dark Side: Presidential Hopeful Tried Cigarettes, Beer

Reuters -
Don't let the perfectly coiffed hair and the aw-shucks demeanor fool you. In an upcoming interview, the Republican presidential candidate admits to People Magazine that he has sampled alcohol and smokes.

Egypt's Cabinet resigns as protests intensify

CBS News -
CAIRO - Egypt's army-appointed government handed in its resignation Monday, an apparent gesture to thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square who clashed for the third straight day with security forces in violence that has killed at least 24 ...

Deficit Panel Folds Its Tent

Wall Street Journal -
Congress's special deficit-cutting committee bowed to reality Monday and called it quits, with both sides having concluded it was easier to swallow failure than any of the possible compromise deals offered.

Crosby Scores in 1st Period of Season Debut

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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored his first goal less than 6 minutes into his season debut on Monday night against the New York Islanders.

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US slaps new sanctions on Tehran; Britain targets Iran's banks; Canada takes ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Thwarted internationally, the Obama administration cobbled together a new set of best-available sanctions against Iran on Monday that underlined its limited capacity to force Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Spain Needs Euro Region Pact to Save Nation's Solvency, PP Says

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Spain needs a euro-region accord to “save and guarantee the solvency” of its debt amid surging bond yields, said Maria Dolores de Cospedal, deputy leader of the People's Party, ...

Jordan Joins Bid to Talk to Hamas

Wall Street Journal -
RAMALLAH, West Bank—King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a rare visit here to join Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his effort to reconcile with the militant Palestinian group Hamas and take defensive action against the rise of ...

Police, FBI Split on Terror Suspect

Wall Street Journal -
As New York City police tracked what they called a "lone wolf" terrorism suspect for more than a year, federal authorities declined to join the case, believing the man didn't pose a serious threat, people familiar ...

Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR race. Was that to be expected?

Christian Science Monitor -
Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR? That can't be too surprising, right? Maybe not, considering only 30 percent of NASCAR fans identify as Republicans.

Rick Perry signs Iowa group's marriage pledge

USA Today -
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a controversial pledge to oppose same-sex marriage and appoint "faithful constitutionalists" to the federal bench, just a few days after appearing at the sponsoring group's forum in Iowa.

After supercommittee failure, focus turns to automatic defense cuts

CBS News -
The cuts, which will be split evenly between domestic and defense spending programs, are now set to go into effect as of 2013. Already, some in Congress are suggesting that those cuts might be undone - particularly the military reductions, ...

Stocks Get Hammered For The Holidays

Forbes -
US markets get a breather this week, closing for Thanksgiving Thursday. The respite can't come soon enough though, with stocks under significant pressure Monday and closing around 2% lower, albeit above the session's worst levels.

HP seeks stability in 2012 after rocky year

Reuters -
A woman walks past the Hewlett Packard logo at its French headquarters in Issy le Moulineaux, western Paris, in this September 16, 2005 file photograph.

Netflix to sell convertible debt to raise capital

Reuters -
(Reuters) - Video rental company Netflix Inc said late on Monday that it agreed to sell $200 million of convertible debt to long-time backer Technology Crossover Ventures to raise new capital.

Debt crisis sweeps towards heart of Europe

Reuters -
BRUSSELS/MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The euro zone's debt crisis swept closer to the heart of Europe despite a clear-cut election victory in Spain for conservatives committed to austerity, adding to pressure on the ...

A darkness keeps Rihanna's sparkle in check on Talk That Talk

Houston Chronicle -
ASSOCIATED PRESS VAMP: Rihanna revs up the audience during live shows. Her new CD has elements of club music. Photo: Joel Ryan / AP LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Rihanna performs on stage at the ...

Taylor Swift artist of the year at music awards

San Francisco Chronicle -
Matt Sayles / AP Los Angeles -- Taylor Swift and Adele tied with three wins at Sunday's American Music Awards, but the event belonged to the country superstar after she beat the soulful crooner, as well as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and ...

Revealed: Ashton Kutcher 'splashed out on $100k car for Demi Moore in last ...

Daily Mail -
Given their troubles over the past few months it was no surprise to learn the couple were ending their marriage. But it appears Ashton Kutcher was eager to try and please Demi Moore right up to the end.

Justin Verlander is selected American League most valuable player

Los Angeles Times -
Detroit Tigers right-hander, who last week won the Cy Young Award, becomes the first pitcher since 1992 to win both awards in the same season.

Chiefs shut down QB Matt Cassel for rest of year

USA Today -
In the hours leading up to kickoff Monday night in New England, the Chiefs decided starting QB Matt Cassel's season is over. Cassel, who suffered an unspecified injury to his passing hand in Week 10 and had surgery last ...

Arizona set to hire former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez

USA Today -
Rich Rodriguez is expected to be hired as the next football coach of Arizona, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Fully Loaded Curiosity Rover Readies for Trek to Red Planet

TechNewsWorld -
If everything goes as planned, a new NASA rover will begin a 127-million mile journey to Mars on Saturday. The size of a car, the Curiosity rover is much larger than two previous rovers NASA has sent to the planet's surface.

Doubt on faster-than-light neutrino result

BBC News -
Subatomic particles called neutrinos cannot move faster than the speed of light, according to a new report. The findings challenge a result reported in September that, if true, would undermine a ...

Missile Strike Unlikely Against Wayward Russian Mars Probe

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Russia probably isn't capable of shooting down a wayward spacecraft with tons of toxic chemicals inside that may soon crash to Earth, US space engineers said.

Surgery Outcomes Better With Some Fat on the Bones

MedPage Today -
Explain that surgical patients with a BMI at the lower end of the normal range were more likely to die within 30 days of the procedure than those in the moderately overweight range.

2011: Turning Point in World AIDS Pandemic?

WebMD -
Nov. 21, 2011 -- World AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21% since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, according to the latest United Nations report.

Chimp attack victim speaks about new face, new hopes -
A family of four traveled all the way from Virginia to New York City on a 3:30 am flight to be the first in line for the... That's nothing new for Nash - nearly three years after a horrific chimp attack literally tore her face off, ...


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