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Exclusive: Amanda Knox's Family Says Judge Couldn't Look Them in the Eyes

ABC News - Nikki Battiste - ‎4 hours ago‎
The family of Amanda Knox was furious today that an Italian court convicted her of murder and said the judge, who was part of the jury and read the verdict, couldn't look them in the eye.

102 people die in Russian nightclub fire; 135 hurt

Los Angeles Times - Sergei L. Loiko - ‎1 hour ago‎

Obama turns to Main St. on jobs creation

Boston Globe - Philip Elliott, Andrew Taylor - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama had lunch with local business leaders at the Hamilton family restaurant in Allentown, Pa., as he kicked off his "White House to Main Street Tour" that will take him to cities and towns across the country over the next couple months.

NATO allies pledge 7000 more troops for Afghanistan mission

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan - ‎4 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS -- NATO allies welcomed President Obama's new Afghanistan strategy Friday, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received pledges of 7000 extra troops to back up the US escalation.

Welsh climate protesters join The Wave climate demo

BBC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Hundreds of people from Wales are joining a demonstration calling on the UK to act on climate change. Tens of thousands of people are pouring into London for The Wave protest before the start of the United Nations Copenhagen climate summit on Monday.

Philippines Imposes Martial Law In Massacre Province

New York Times - Rosemarie Francisco, Sanjeev Miglani - ‎3 hours ago‎
By REUTERS GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines (Reuters) - The military chief in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao took over as local governor after martial law was imposed on Saturday, following the country's worst election-related crime last ...

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Senate pushes ahead on long-term care program

Washington Post - Lori Montgomery, Shailagh Murray - ‎4 hours ago‎
Republican senators continued their assault Friday on key funding sources for a health-care overhaul, targeting Democratic plans to cut payments to private insurers who serve Medicare patients and to create a new ...

Palin brings star power to Plano

Dallas Morning News - Theodore Kim - ‎38 minutes ago‎
David Ryan Lutz spent Thursday night bundled up in his Ford Focus, parked across from a Plano bookstore. Sarah Palin, greeting fans Friday at a book-signing event at Legacy Books in Plano, spent nearly three ...

White House Backs Its Social Secretary

Wall Street Journal - Amy Chozick - ‎7 hours ago‎
Obama administration officials are rallying behind White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, as lawmakers investigate how two uninvited guests crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner.

Jobless rate lifts hope of a rebound

Dallas Morning News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
AP, A surprising drop in the nation's unemployment rate and far fewer job losses last month raised hopes Friday for a sustained economic recovery.
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nbc's Zucker Has 'Excuses, Few Results' for Comcast

Bloomberg - Andy Fixmer, Sarah Rabil - ‎11 hours ago‎
Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Jeffrey Zucker, NBC Universal's chief executive officer, may have as few as nine months to prove himself to his new bosses at Comcast Corp.

Regulators Pull Plug on Bank

Wall Street Journal - David Enrich - ‎7 hours ago‎
Federal regulators on Friday seized AmTrust Bank, a battered Cleveland thrift kept alive this year after local politicians pleaded with the government for a second chance.
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Met Office to publish man-made global warming data

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Met Office (MO) is to announce it will publish the raw data it uses to analyse man-made global warming. It follows a row about the reliability of data from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia which has been dubbed ...

Apple Has Acquired Lala

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Earlier today we covered rumors that Apple was in talks to acquire streaming music service Lala. Now New York Times tech reporter Brad Stone has tweeted that it's a done deal.
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FCC questions Verizon's early termination fees

Register - ‎8 hours ago‎
US regulators are demanding that Verizon Wireless explain why it's doubling early termination fees for smartphone customers and why subscribers without a data plan are charged for inadvertently accessing its mobile web service.

With Clooney in peak form as downsizer, 'Air's' upsides are nonstop

Washington Post - Ann Hornaday - ‎14 hours ago‎
When George Clooney is at the peak of his physical attractiveness, technical chops and instinctive ease before the camera, he operates not just as an actor but also as a finely machined screen object.

Adam Lambert gets guest spot on 'The View' after outcry from supporters

Los Angeles Times - Maria Elena Fernandez - ‎3 hours ago‎
ABC had canceled Lambert's appearances on 'Good Morning America' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' His backers believed it was because he is gay.

Semi-nude photos of Jaimee Grubbs, alleged Tiger Woods mistress, surface

New York Daily News - Soraya Roberts - ‎16 hours ago‎
Semi-nude photos have reportedly surfaced of one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses, Jaimee Grubbs. Do you think we have become desensitized to nude photos of celebs?

We are a nation of busybodies

Los Angeles Times - Patrick Goldstein - ‎1 hour ago‎
Poor Tiger Woods. After carefully controlling his image for nearly 15 years as a international celebrity (he was actually on "The Mike Douglas Show" when he was 2, already showing off his golf swing), Woods probably figured that ...

Locals in no hurry as World Cup tickets released - FIFA World Cup 2010

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Soccernet staff An estimated one million World Cup tickets were made available on Saturday in the latest phase of sales for the 2010 finals amid fears not enough tickets were being bought by the South African hosts because of the cost.

Florida, Alabama put it all on the line again

Boston Globe - Mark Blaudschun - ‎46 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA - The preliminary portion of the season is over. Each team did what it had to do, what it was expected to do, and what it needed to do - win 12 regular-season games.

Review Shows Safety of H1N1 Vaccine, Officials Say

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎8 hours ago‎
An extensive review of adverse effects from the swine flu vaccine indicates that the vaccine is safe, with side effects no different from those of seasonal flu vaccines, health officials reported on Friday.

Put down the Slim-Fast can -- regardless of flavor, sell-by date, etc.

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The maker of Slim-Fast has recalled all of its ready-to-drink canned beverages. All of them. Turns out, the stuff might be contaminated with the bacterium Bacillus cereus.

High-Risk Women May Often Avoid Using Tamoxifen

U.S. News & World Report - ‎12 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, Dec. 4 (healthday News) -- Worries about side effects are a major reason why only 6 percent of American women at high risk for breast cancer are willing to take the drug tamoxifen to prevent the disease, a new study finds.

Ancient Surfboard Style Is Finding New Devotees

New York Times - Jamie Brisick - ‎Dec 3, 2009‎
LIDO BEACH, NY - On a cloudless day in October I made my way toward the water at this popular surfing beach on Long Island. All was fairly typical: the waves were waist high and zippy, the water temperature was a friendly 63 degrees, ...

Love in the time of HIV/AIDS

CNN - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
By Madison Park, CNN Shawn Decker and Gwenn Barringer have been married for five years. Decker is HIV positive. (CNN) -- From the beginning, it seemed an unlikely match.

Think 'Climate-Gate' Is Nonevent? Think Again

FOXNews - John Lott - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
President Obama's climate czar, Carol M. Browner, and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs might think that Climate-gate is a nonevent, but on Monday Pennsylvania State University announced that it was launching an investigation into the ...

In Denmark, Ambitious Plan for Electric Cars

New York Times - Nelson D. Schwartz - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
COPENHAGEN - Is saving $40000 at the showroom enough to get drivers behind the wheel of an electric car? With a program in the works to add easy access to charging stations, Denmark is about to find out.

Flu test wrong, girl almost dies

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield - ‎Dec 3, 2009‎
Hayli Murphy, with mom Julie, tested negative for the H1N1 virus twice despite being infected. (CNN) -- Hayli Murphy hears her mother's cell phone ring, and she bounces off the couch to get it.