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U.S. Aviation Chief Babbitt Resigns on Drunk-Driving Arrest

San Francisco Chronicle -
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- US Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned after a Dec. 3 arrest for driving while intoxicated that his boss learned of through a police press release.

Romney opens up a bit more to media scrutiny

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded Tuesday to complaints that is shielding himself from media scrutiny, agreeing to more in-depth interviews and holding his third modest press availability in four days.

Asia Stocks, Copper Advance Before EU Summit

Bloomberg -
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Huang Yiping, the Hong Kong-based chief economist for emerging Asia at Barclays Capital, talks about Europe's sovereign debt crisis and its implications for ...

Sources: Marlins expect Albert Pujols choice

Albert Pujols may not be a Miami Marlin by the time he wakes up Wednesday morning. But the team expects a resolution to its bid to sign Pujols, one way or the other, in the next few hours, sources told ESPN.

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Carnage in Kabul Sparks Fear of Sectarian Strife

ABC News -
In Afghanistan's first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 56 Shiite worshippers and wounded more than 160 others Tuesday outside a Shiite shrine in ...

Russian police crack down on anti-Putin protests

Reuters -
1 of 8. Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with regional leaders of public offices of United Russia party in Moscow, December 6, 2011.

Pearl Harbor Still a Day for the Ages, but a Memory Almost Gone

New York Times -
HONOLULU - For more than half a century, members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association gathered here every Dec. 7 to commemorate the attack by the Japanese that drew the United States into World War II.

Mine Owner Will Pay $209 Million in Blast That Killed 29 Workers

New York Times -
In what officials say is the largest settlement ever in a government investigation of a mine disaster, Alpha Natural Resources agreed to pay $209 million in restitution and civil and criminal penalties for the ...

European Leaders Question Timing of Credit Downgrade Warning

New York Times -
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, with Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, praised European efforts to forge a stronger fiscal union.

Australia Economy Grows More Than Forecast

Bloomberg -
A shopper looks at a store's window display at a shopping center in Sydney, Australia. Household spending rose 1.2 percent in the third quarter, adding 0.7 percentage point to GDP growth, today's report ...

MF Global Collapse Felt in Farm Country

Wall Street Journal -
Around midnight, on an empty Colorado highway, Brian Dunn was hauling cows back to his farm in St. John, Kan., when he heard on the radio about the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Bernanke to Hill: Flawed reporting on Fed loans

Reuters -
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday pushed back against reports that the Fed had lent banks $7.77 trillion or more during the financial crisis, saying they contained "egregious errors and ...

After 11-hour delay, Xbox update arrives

San Jose Mercury News -
Microsoft delayed a much-publicized update to its Xbox 360 video game console Tuesday morning, but the new offering began rolling out to consumers about eleven hours after the company's intended release.

Google and Verizon Battle Over Mobile Payments

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Wired News -
Google Wallet is currently available on the Nexus S smartphone. Photo: Jon Snyder/ It always gets ugly when there's money involved.

Microsoft Lifts Stakes With Apple Over Apps

Wall Street Journal -
SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft Corp. plans to up the ante with rival Apple Inc. when it emulates the app store concept in personal computers, starting with the next version of the Windows operating system.

New .xxx domain for porn debuts to mixed feelings

USA Today -
For some, today's official grand opening of the .xxx domain is the best thing to happen to Internet pornography since it was injected with life in the 1990s, as depicted in the movie Middle Men.

Stars Shine At The 'New Year's Eve' Hollywood Premiere

Access Hollywood -
The new romantic comedy, “New Year's Eve,” is bursting with star power and at the big Hollywood premiere; Access' platform never had the chance to cool down as Sofia Vergara, Josh Duhamel, Lea Michele and many others stopped to chat with Billy Bush!

Glee-Dux: Sectionals Showdown! Who Came Out on Top?

E! Online (blog) -
Oh, White Chocolate Sam Evans. Thank you for returning to Glee to spread your blond-haired, blue-eyed charm. You made everything better!

Angelina Jolie sued, accused of plagiarizing movie

Chicago Sun-Times -
UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie (L) and US actor Brad Pitt visit refugees in the village of Medjedja, near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad, 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of Sarajevo on April 5, 2010.

Kim Richards Reportedly Pressured by Bravo to Go to Rehab

AceShowbiz -
Words are, network executives forced the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star to seek treatment for her issues immediately because they 'don't want any more tragedies on their hands'.

Don't Change The Channel

Here comes the best byproduct of the lockout: a 66-game schedule with less padding, more action condensed into fewer days, and even a touch of NFL-style variable schedule strength.

Can new Magic CEO Alex Martins persuade Dwight Howard to stay?

Orlando Sentinel -
Why would he step down now and leave new team CEO Alex Martins holding the bag, er, ball? Why in the name of keeping Dwight Howard would Bob Vander Weide step down from his longtime position as the Orlando Magic's top executive?

Fast and Furious, Mets Remake Bullpen and Trade Pagan

New York Times -
DALLAS - The Mets made a series of swift moves late Tuesday night with the aim of bolstering their bullpen, the area of the team the front office had long identified as its chief concern.

Forte not sure when he'll return from knee sprain

USA Today -
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte isn't sure when he'll return from a sprained right knee. By Evan Habeeb, US Presswire In the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, Matt Forte was seeking an extension.

Denmon shoots No. 10 Missouri past Villanova

USA Today -
NEW YORK (AP) - Missouri was No. 25 in the preseason poll. The Tigers have moved into the top 10 and are playing as though they mean to stay up there.

Voyager on the cusp of entering interstellar space

Spaceflight Now -
Plowing through the solar system's unexplored frontier, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a region of stagnant solar wind and magnetic pressure and is on the precipice of crossing over into interstellar space, scientists said ...

'Merging tsunami' amplified the carnage in Japan -
By OurAmazingPlanet Staff The massive tsunami generated by the March 2011 earthquake off the coast of northeastern Japan was a "merging tsunami" - a type of tsunami long thought to exist, but seen now for the first time, scientists report.

Many Earths Out There? Nearly All Kepler Planets May Be the Real Deal

Fox News -
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - Virtually all of the alien planet candidates discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope may turn out to be the real deal, a new study suggests.

Being President Is Tough but Usually Not Fatal, a Study Concludes

New York Times -
Despite a common assumption that life in the Oval Office prematurely ages its occupants and speculation that it may even shorten life spans, a new statistical analysis has found that most presidents have actually lived longer than ...

Study Raises Concerns About a Faster Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

New York Times -
A faster form of radiation therapy that is becoming increasingly popular for women with early-stage breast cancer may not be as effective and safe as conventional radiation treatment, according to a study being presented on Wednesday.

FDA to Review Safety Issues Surrounding Leading Birth Control Pill Yaz

ABC News -
Yaz was pitched as the blockbuster birth control pill with benefits, the choice for women desperate for relief from severe PMS and acne.


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