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To clear Occupy camp, LAPD uses new tactics

Los Angeles Times -
When the end came, it came swiftly and with the shock of an overwhelming force. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear swarmed out of Los Angeles City Hall early Wednesday, batons across their ...
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Romney Strategy in Question

Wall Street Journal -
Mitt Romney finds himself on familiar turf yet again, trading the top spot in Republican primary polls with a lone challenger. But in his newest competitor, Newt Gingrich, the former Massachusetts governor may face a greater threat ...

News media gives up on Cain campaign

USA Today -
By Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY By Al Behrman, AP Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to supporters during a rally Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.

Penn State officials hear students' concerns

USA Today -
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - About an hour into a special town hall meeting with Penn State students and administrators Wednesday night, a woman stood up with tears in her eyes.

Health Dept. Pushes Drugs Earlier for HIV

New York Times -
New York City's health commissioner is pushing an aggressive change in city policy toward HIV, recommending that doctors begin to treat it as soon as it is diagnosed.

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Britain shuts its Tehran embassy, expels Iran's diplomats

Los Angeles Times -
Britain says the attacks on its diplomatic compounds in Tehran could not have taken place without a degree of consent from elements within Iran's leadership.

Obama Refrains From a Formal 'I'm Sorry' to Pakistan

New York Times -
Pakistanis in Karachi on Wednesday protested the NATO airstrikes that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers last week. By HELENE COOPER and MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON - The White House has decided that President Obama will not offer formal condolences - at ...

Government Workers Strike in Britain

Voice of America -
November 30, 2011 Government Workers Strike in Britain VOA News Hundreds of thousands of medical workers, teachers, border guards and other public sector employees went on strike Wednesday in Britain to protest government plans to reduce their pension ...

Police: Man shoots, injures woman, 4 children in SE Texas home before fatally ...

Washington Post -
BAY CITY, Texas - A man shot and wounded a woman and four children Wednesday at a home in Southeast Texas before apparently fatally shooting himself, police said.

Question for Justices: If Privacy Act Is Violated, When Is the Government Liable?

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case brought by a pilot whose HIV status was disclosed in violation of a federal law that protects private information.

GOP and Democrats Differ on How to Prevent Social Security Payroll Tax Increase

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Republicans in both houses of Congress said Wednesday that they wanted to prevent an increase in Social Security payroll taxes that would otherwise occur in January, but they remained far apart from ...

6 Central Banks Act to Buy Time in Europe Crisis

New York Times -
A BIG LIFT Key Wall Street stock indexes rose 4 percent or more after the central banks acted, but skeptics remained. By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve and other major central banks moved on Wednesday to help foreign banks more ...

Blackstone, Bain eye $25 billion Yahoo deal-source

Reuters -
NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are preparing a bid for all of Yahoo Inc with Asian partners in a deal that could value the Internet company at about $25 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on ...

China Manufacturing Weakest Since '09

Bloomberg -
By Bloomberg News - Thu Dec 01 04:37:09 GMT 2011 China's manufacturing recorded the weakest performance since the global recession eased in 2009, underscoring the case for monetary stimulus as Europe's crisis weighs on the world's second-largest ...

Hong Kong Stocks Snap 2-Day Gain as S&P Cuts Bank Credit Ratings

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks fell, with the benchmark index set to snap a two-day rally, after Standard & Poor's cut credit ratings for lenders including Bank of America Corp.

Developer finds hidden smartphone logging app

TechSpot -
A security researcher by the name of Trevor Eckhart has uncovered a hidden application installed on many popular smartphones that logs nearly everything the user does.

A "disruptive force": why Uncle Sam wants to save T-Mobile from AT&T

Ars Technica -
By Matthew Lasar | Published November 30, 2011 8:17 PM By now, everyone knows that the Federal Communications Commission has accepted the withdrawal of AT&T's $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile.

Q and A: Facebook privacy changes

USA Today -
NEW YORK - On Facebook, people talk about births and deaths. They share party shots, ultrasound scans and deliver news about serious illnesses in a way that was unimaginable just a few years ago.

Adele, Kanye West & Bruno Mars Lead Grammy Nominations

People Magazine -
Adele, the Brit with the powerhouse voice, earned six Grammy Award nominations Wednesday night, including nods in all three of the award show's major categories: album of the year; record of the year; and song of the year.

Michael Jackson night on 'X Factor': Was it a thriller?

USA Today -
By Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY By Nino Munoz, Fox The 'X-Factor' judges: How did they score the night's tributes to the late pop star Michael Jackson?

Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey Play Santa In 'Christmas' Clip -
Bieber debuts 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' video (and performs with Busta Rhymes and Usher) during 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center.

Pac-12 Doormat Hires Quirky Coach

New York Times -
Mike Leach, one of college football's most colorful characters before his controversial firing two years ago, was named the coach at Washington State on Wednesday.

No. 5 North Carolina bests No. 7 Wisconsin

USA Today -
CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored 10 of his 20 points during the decisive second-half surge to help No. 5 North Carolina rally past No.

Third Fine accuser's case given to US attorney

USA Today -
SYRACUSE, NY - Pittsburgh police have turned over the investigation of alleged child sexual abuse charges against former Syracuse associate basketball coach Bernie Fine to the US Attorney in the Northern District of New York ...

Bobby Valentine's home base

Boston Herald -
STAMFORD, Conn. -— Picture wall-to-wall photos, magazine covers, shirts, autographed baseballs and a multitude of television screens even flatter than the Red Sox [team stats] fell in September.

NASA officials still unsure what caused "Christmas burst"

The State Column -
A team of scientists have offered an explanation for a mysterious Christmas blast. NASA officials say the space blast was caused either by a far away supernova or an unusual collision between a neutron star and a comet The Christmas sky last year was ...

Arguments to abandon Kyoto Protocol untenable

Xinhua -
by Wang Fan BEIJING, Dec. 1 (xinhua) -- As negotiators are gathering in Durban, South Africa, to push for new progress on global efforts to deal with climate change, divergent views emerge over the fate of Kyoto Protocol.

City Insider City Insider City Insider - Burger King joins McDonald's in ...

San Francisco Chronicle -
Burger King is now the second national fast-food chain to announce that it will comply with San Francisco's ban on toy giveaways with kids' meals that are high in fat, sugar and salt by not offering the trinkets for free any more.

Indian drugmaker gets FDA approval to sell generic Lipitor, after delay over ...

Washington Post -
TRENTON, NJ - India's largest maker of generic drugs won approval late Wednesday to sell a generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor.
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