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Factbox: WikiLeaks cables offer inside peek at global crises

Reuters - John Whitesides, Jackie Frank - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks released thousands of sensitive US diplomatic cables on Sunday that include candid views of foreign leaders and blunt assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.
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Reuters - Jack Kim, Kim Miyoung - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Investors in "green" assets hope that upcoming UN climate talks in Mexico will salvage a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, and in the meantime widen and simplify existing carbon markets.
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Election fraud alleged by candidates for Haiti president

Washington Post - Nick Miroff - ‎2 hours ago‎
Haitians headed to the polls in a closely watched election for a country still reeling from disaster. But tensions built as some voters found their names were missing from registration lists.
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Auburn overtakes Oregon for No. 1 in BCS standings; TCU stays at No. 3

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Stanford moves up to No. 4 while Wisconsin sits at No. 5 and has the inside track for the Big Ten title. By Chris Dufresne There's a new No.1 in this week's Bowl Championship Series standings, but that means far less than ranking numbers three, four, ...

E-commerce gets a boost as online deals spread

Reuters - Martinne Geller, Matthew Lewis - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online retailers could see their best Thanksgiving weekend ever this year, as deep online discounts, once reserved for Cyber Monday, were offered more broadly throughout the weekend.

'Potter,' 'Tangled' work box-office magic over the holiday

USA Today - Jim Cheng - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Entertainment By Jim Cheng, USA TODAY Harry Potter's spell on the box office still lingers, as The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 earned $50.3 million this weekend to bring its two-week total to $220.4 million, according to ...

Suspect in Oregon Bomb Plot Is Called Confused

New York Times - Jesse McKinley, William Yardley - ‎19 minutes ago‎
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Mohamed Osman Mohamud had seemed to be a well-adjusted young American teenager: a solid student whose interests included basketball, girls and the nightlife at Oregon State University, ...

Leslie Nielsen Dies - ‎21 minutes ago‎
His agent sent out the following statement: "We are sadden by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt.

Ireland agrees to $90 billion bailout terms

Washington Post - Anthony Faiola, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi - ‎19 minutes ago‎
BERLIN - Ireland on Sunday reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union for an emergency bailout package worth $90 billion, a rescue meant to both shore up that nation's buckling banks and confront ...

Website Closures Mark Escalation in War on Piracy

Wall Street Journal - Don Clark - ‎1 hour ago‎
A federal crackdown that shut more than 70 websites last week is the latest sign of an escalating war against counterfeit and pirated products, using legal tactics that may be closely scrutinized by civil-liberties groups.

Falcons Edge Packers to Maintain Lead in NFC

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By AP Matt Bryant kicked a 47-yard field goal with 9 seconds left Sunday to give the Falcons a 20-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers, one of the teams trying to chase down Atlanta in the NFC standings.

Ivory Coast gov't says two dead during voting

The Associated Press - Rebecca Blackwell, Schalk Van Zuydam - ‎2 hours ago‎
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - An Ivory Coast government official reported two deaths among other incidents of violence and voter intimidation in the volatile west of the country on state TV only hours after polls closed in a contentious presidential ...

Michigan police searching for 3 boys: 'We need tips'

CNN International - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Michigan authorities asked the public Sunday for help in locating three young boys missing for several days.

Passive smoking kills 50000 Americans each year

Food Consumer - ‎4 hours ago‎
World Health Organization researchers have recently reported that passive smoking or secondhand smoke kills about 600000 people worldwide each year, including 379000 deaths from heart disease, 165000 deaths from lower respiratory infections, ...

Modest Climate Change Steps Are Goal of Meeting in Mexico

New York Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS CANCÚN, Mexico (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations were to meet in Mexico on Monday to try to agree on modest steps to slow climate change, a United Nations gathering overshadowed by global economic problems and strains between the top two ...

Lame duck congress has big tax-cut decision to make

USA Today - Adam Shell - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By J. Scott Applewhite, AP By Adam Shell, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The midterm elections may be over, but what decisions are made in Washington in coming weeks during the lame-duck session of Congress could determine the fate of a hoped-for year-end stock ...

Egypt Votes Amid Charges of Fraud

New York Times - Robert F. Worth, Mona El-Naggar - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Egyptian election officials unload ballot boxes in Cairo on Sunday. Scattered violence was reported in the parliamentary vote. By ROBERT F. WORTH and MONA EL-NAGGAR CAIRO - Egyptians went to the polls on Sunday to vote in a parliamentary election that ...

Lines for a First Look at 'Spider-Man' Musical

New York Times - Patrick Healy - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Crowds waited to enter the Foxwoods Theater to see the first performance of Broadway's “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” By PATRICK HEALY Eight-year-old Logan Eayres was the first child in the long line of ticket-holders for Broadway's “Spider-Man: Turn ...

Dolphins vs. Raiders: Davone Bess & Co. Return Home, Light Up Oakland

FanHouse - Andy Kent - ‎46 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif.. -- Davone Bess couldn't have asked for a better homecoming as the Dolphins' third-year wide receiver caught six passes for 111 yards and returned three punts for 60 yards, including a 47-yarder in the third quarter of ...

Rio Police Gain Edge Against Gangs

Wall Street Journal - John Lyons - ‎28 minutes ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO—Backed by military hardware and hundreds of soldiers, Rio de Janeiro police appeared to get the upper hand in a deadly weeklong battle against heavily-armed gangs that rule many of the city's sprawling hillside shantytowns.

Man dies after fall at Bears game - ‎46 minutes ago‎
A man attending the Bears-Eagles game died after falling 50 feet inside Soldier Field on Sunday, according to Chicago media reports.

US Expands Role of Diplomats in Spying

New York Times - Mark Mazzetti, Andrew W. Lehren - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States has expanded the role of American diplomats in collecting intelligence overseas and at the United Nations, ordering State Department personnel to gather the credit card and frequent-flier numbers, ...

Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys to Quit Twitter for Charity

Hollywood Reporter - Kimberly Nordyke - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several stars sign up for new campaign spearheaded by Keys that aims to raise $1 million for families affected by HIV/AIDS. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and a slew of other celebrities have pledged to sign off social media platforms as part of an ...


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