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Lakewood Police Department created just 5 years ago

Seattle Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Sunday's tragedy rocked a police agency that has been in existence for only five years. Lakewood, a city of nearly 60000, was incorporated in 1996, but contracted for law-enforcement services with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office until 2004, ...

A Defiant Iran Details Plan for 10 Enrichment Plants

New York Times - Brian Knowlton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Iran warned Sunday that it would reduce its cooperation with United Nation's nuclear agency and in a gesture of defiance it ordered the construction of 10 new uranium enrichment plants.

Switzerland and the Minaret

Wall Street Journal - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Nearly 58% of Swiss voters Sunday cast their ballots in favor of banning the construction of new minarets in the Alpine republic, a surprise result that led at least one Swiss member of parliament to declare that "the foundations of Switzerland's ...

Rudd's Climate Change Push Faces Challenge in Australian Senate

Bloomberg - Gavin Evans - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's climate-change legislation faces a test this week as the Senate resumes debate and a rift in the Liberal Party leadership threatens to push a vote into next year.

Hondurans Vote in Subdued Presidential Ballot

New York Times - Elisabeth Malkin - ‎39 minutes ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Hondurans went to the polls on Sunday in a subdued presidential election that many voters hoped would allow the country to emerge from the political crisis caused by last summer's coup.

Upfront money needed to ease UN climate deal

The Associated Press - Charles J. Hanley - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Money on the table - perhaps $10 billion a year or more - could help close a deal in Denmark next month and keep climate talks moving toward a new global treaty in 2010.

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4 kids among 5 killed in La. crash; 7 critical

The Associated Press - Becky Bohrer - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - A minivan packed with 13 children and two adults was likely overweight and not designed to carry so many, police said Sunday, a day after the vehicle crashed on a highway, killing five.

Cops: MINI Cooper going 100 mph caused crash that killed family of four

San Jose Mercury News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Members of a family of four who were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday night near Novato have been identified, a California Highway Patrol officer said today.

Paterson to Use Executive Power to Narrow New York Budget Gap

Bloomberg - Michael Quint - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- New York Governor David Paterson said that he will act to close $1.6 billion of the state's $3.1 billion deficit by executive order after negotiations stalled with lawmakers to close the entire gap.

Treasury to meet with mortgage servicers Monday

Reuters - Rachelle Younglai, Matthew Lewis - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury Department is expected to meet with lenders on Monday to press them to do more to rework troubled home mortgage loans, a source familiar with the Treasury's thinking said.

Dubai Default Swaps Show No Distress on Abu Dhabi's Bailouts

Bloomberg - Laura Cochrane, Ben Sills - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Dubai's debt risk, after jumping the most last week since January, is still below the level signaling a potential failure as investors expect the emirate will be rescued by oil-rich neighbor Abu ...
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More US Shoppers Out Holiday Weekend, But Spend Less

Wall Street Journal - ‎54 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US holiday shoppers were out in droves over the Thanksgiving weekend, but they weren't in a giving mood as they spent less in virtually all regions of the country.

Royal Society celebrates 350 years of discovery

The Associated Press - Jill Lawless - ‎15 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Sometimes, history's turning points come in blood and gunfire, and sometimes in pen and ink. Dozens of epoch-changing moments are preserved in the library of Britain's Royal Society, an academy of scientists founded in 1660 to gather, ...

Intrigue and Plot Twists in Global Climate Talks

New York Times - Tom Zeller Jr - ‎6 hours ago‎

REPEAT-Barnes & Noble delaying Nook shipments to stores

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N) said on Sunday it would delay shipments of its newly-launched Nook electronic reader to stores as the company strives to deliver pre-ordered devices to consumers before the holidays.

For 3rd time, Woods cancels meeting with police

The Associated Press - Fred Goodall - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WINDERMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods finally gave his side of the story Sunday - on his Web site, not to police - and took the blame for an "embarrassing" car crash that gave him cuts, bruises and public scrutiny like never before.

'New Moon' tops boxoffice again

Hollywood Reporter - Carl DiOrio - ‎2 hours ago‎
Summit Entertainment's vampires-and-werewolves phenom "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" repeated atop the domestic boxoffice, with its $42.5 million weekend tally producing a remarkable $230.7 million in cumulative boxoffice through just its ...

'Paranormal Activity' creator brings 'Area 51' to Paramount

HitFix - ‎46 minutes ago‎
"Paranormal Actiivty" made a massive $107 million in theaters after being acquired by Paramount Pictures for only $1 million.

Kubiak must go, the Colts' mastery continues, more Snap Judgments

SI.com - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Musings, observations and the occasional insight in a rather lackluster Week 12 that clearly will save its best for last: Patriots at Saints, where I'll be Monday night in a jacked-to-the-gills Superdome in New Orleans .

Redskins fall flat in Philly

Washington Post - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The Redskins, seeking their fourth win of the season, lose to the Eagles in an NFC East Division game Sunday in Philadelphia. Jason Campbell scores on a one-yard run in the opening minutes of the game.

D'Antoni: Former Nets coach Frank was 'doomed from start'

NBA.com - Adam Zagoria - ‎59 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni says Lawrence Frank was "doomed from the start" because of the Nets' multitude of injuries.

Senate Debate on Health Bill Set to Begin Monday

Wall Street Journal - Naftali Bendavid - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to begin debate on its health-overhaul bill Monday, with Democrats and Republicans planning to offer amendments on divisive subjects such as abortion and taxes that could hamper passage of the bill.

Kennedy: Adventures in flu shots stick with me

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Mark Kennedy - ‎50 minutes ago‎
As I prepared to roll up my sleeve for my H1N1 flu shot at Eastgate Center last Monday, the nurse looked at me with a puzzled expression.

Saudi official: 5 dead from swine flu at hajj

The Associated Press - Hadeel Al-Shalchi - ‎9 hours ago‎
MINA, Saudi Arabia - Five people died from swine flu during the hajj, Saudi Arabia said Sunday, a relatively small number considering the event is the largest annual gathering in the world and is seen as an ideal incubator for the virus.

Retired Los Angeles teacher keeps at it, for free

Los Angeles Times - Steve Lopez - ‎Nov 28, 2009‎
The district balked at first, but now Bruce Kravets is back in the classroom at Palms Middle School doing what he loves. By Steve Lopez Five mornings a week, Bruce Kravets, 66, puts on a coat and tie, straps on his helmet and bikes to work at Palms ...

36 Hours in Austin, Tex.

New York Times - Jaime Gross - ‎Nov 26, 2009‎
THE city's unofficial motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” blares from bumper stickers on BMWs and jalopies alike, on T-shirts worn by joggers along Lady Bird Lake and in the windows of independently owned shops and restaurants.

Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax

Telegraph.co.uk - James Delingpole - ‎Nov 26, 2009‎
Australia is leading the revolt against Al Gore's great big AGW conspiracy - just as the Aussie geologist and AGW sceptic Professor Ian Plimer predicted it would.

Shaking Off the Shame

New York Times - Sarah Kershaw - ‎Nov 25, 2009‎
FAMILY TIES Shane Winters and Kimberly Spring-Winters, first cousins, married this year despite her mother's concerns. Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times TOGETHER Kathy and Dale Hollenbach, first cousins, hardly knew each other ...

China, gold, and the civilization shift

Telegraph.co.uk - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard - ‎Nov 26, 2009‎
Stephen Jen from the hedge fund Blue Gold Capital has a warning for those who think that gold has risen far too high, is necessarily in a speculative bubble, and must soon come ...