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Copenhagen summit welcomes US emissions curbs

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
UN and EU officials have welcomed the US declaration that greenhouse gases are threatening to human health. An EU spokesman said the announcement showed "a degree of resolve" on the part of President Barack Obama to address climate change.

Gates to Afghans: US 'in This Thing to Win'

New York Times - Anne Gearan - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By AP KABUL (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived late Monday in Afghanistan with plans to assure officials and American troops there that the United States is committed to winning the war despite plans to begin pulling forces out in 2011.

EPA clears path for emission limits

Los Angeles Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
An 'endangerment finding' is a key step in a legal process that would offer Obama an alternative to climate legislation if Congress stalls.

Blasts in eastern Pakistan city kill up to 48

Washington Post - Babar Dogar - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP LAHORE, Pakistan -- Twin blasts at a market in eastern Pakistan killed up to 48 people as militants struck back amid an army offensive against the Taliban, but the country's president said the bombings would not deter the government ...

HIGHLIGHTS-Japan govt unveils $81 bln economic stimulus

Reuters - Leika Kihara - ‎41 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japan's ruling coalition compiled an $81 billion economic stimulus budget as it tries to avoid a return to recession, but fresh spending falls short of a cure for an economy dependent on exports and suffering from deflation and ...

Iran streets, campuses erupt in protest

Los Angeles Times - Borzou Daragahi - ‎2 hours ago‎
The demonstrations are more widespread than those after the disputed June 12 election, which is still the main cause of the outrage.

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Senate Turns to Medicare, Medicaid

Wall Street Journal - Greg Hitt, Janet Adamy - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are considering a significant expansion of Medicare and Medicaid, the health programs for the elderly and the poor, as part of a package of potential changes to health-overhaul legislation ...

Pearl Harbor survivors recall attack

Chicago Tribune - Cynthia Dizikes - ‎2 hours ago‎
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Ralph Laedtke was working on a medical support vessel in Pearl Harbor when the sound of nearby torpedoing rumbled through his ship.

NJ Committee Passes Marriage Bill

New York Times - David Kocieniewski - ‎1 hour ago‎
The crowd reacts as the vote was taken on a bill to legalize gay marriage. The bill passed, 7-6. By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI TRENTON - The battle over same-sex marriage in New Jersey headed toward a legislative showdown Monday night, when a bill that would ...

Dollar falls as Fed curbs rate hike talk; yen gains

Reuters - Kaori Kaneko, Anirban Nag - ‎40 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar fell on Tuesday and the yen rose after senior Federal Reserve officials curbed speculation of a quick rise in US rates that had sent the greenback smartly higher after a promising jobs report last week.

Improved TARP forecast could mean $200 billion to help create jobs

Los Angeles Times - Jim Puzzanghera, Christi Parsons - ‎36 minutes ago‎
As banks recover and repay some of the bailout money, the government is looking to use those billions for federal jobs programs. By Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons Reporting from Washington - President Obama is looking to use bailout money that ...

Canadian Firms Plan to Increase Hiring Next Year, Manpower Says

Bloomberg - Alexandre Deslongchamps - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian employers plan to increase hiring in the first quarter of 2010, signaling companies may be set to raise output, according to a survey by Manpower Inc. The net employment outlook, which subtracts ...
Survey: Job market stabilizing Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Google Gets Real-Time, Personalized Search

BusinessWeek - Douglas MacMillan - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Even small changes to the world's most-used search engine inevitably changes how hundreds of millions of people use the Web. In the past few days, Google introduced two big features which could have major implications for the future of online search ...

Boxee, a Start-Up, to Offer a Device to Put Web Video on TV

New York Times - Brad Stone - ‎4 hours ago‎
Boxee, a start-up that is trying to bring the boundless selection of Web video to the living-room television, said on Monday that it would put its software into a set-top box that will go on sale next year.

spaceshiptwo Christened - VSS Enterprise

Wired News - Jason Paur - ‎2 hours ago‎
On a cold and windy night at the Mojave Air and Space Port, the VSS Enterprise was unveiled to the public tonight. Attached to its mother ship, the vehicle better known as spaceshiptwo is expected to be the first commercial spacecraft ...

Elin Nordegren scorned, she bolts Tiger Woods' den

Boston Herald - Edward Mason - ‎1 hour ago‎
The distraught wife of Tiger Woods has reportedly moved out of the couple's Florida manse, as her embattled husband yesterday was linked to a notorious porn star and his alleged tomcatting tally reached 10.

Tiger Woods -- Not the Best Man

TMZ.com (blog) - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods will not be showing up for his best friend's wedding this weekend, where he was scheduled to serve as best man. Woods' childhood friend, Bryon Bell, is getting hitched in South Carolina on Saturday.

Alexa Ray Joel called 911 herself after taking pills that can't hurt you

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Turns out Alexa Ray Joel took a handful of the homeopathic anti-inflammatory Traumeel on Saturday, then freaked out and called 911 on her own, the New York Post reports.

Rodgers, Packers Lead Ravens 17-14 After 3

New York Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By AP GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, but the Baltimore Ravens rallied for two touchdowns in the span of 30 seconds to cut Green Bay's lead to 17-14 after three quarters on a chilly Monday night.

Gerhart finalist for Heisman

San Francisco Chronicle - Tom FitzGerald - ‎57 minutes ago‎
(12-07) 21:29 PST -- Toby Gerhart was named Monday as one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy. If he wins the award Saturday night in New York, he would be the second player from Stanford to do it in the award's 75-year history.
Suh wins Nagurski Trophy Seattle Post Intelligencer

A fresh start for Iverson, another loss for Sixers

USA Today - Gary Graves - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY By Gary Graves, USA TODAY PHILADELPHIA - Allen Iverson took 13 seconds Monday night to mark his return to the Philadelphia 76ers, albeit a missed layup, but his first court time in a month answered any questions about ...

Flu pandemic could be mild

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yadira Ramirez holds her daughter Amanda Ramirez, 2, at an H1N1 vaccination clinic at in Dallas. Swine flu rates declined for the fifth straight week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cancer Rates Continue to Fall in the us

Wall Street Journal - Jay Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cancer diagnoses and deaths continued to decline in the US, according to the latest available data, helped by efforts to reduce risk, provide early detection and develop therapies.

Some See Muted Rise In Health-Care Arena

Wall Street Journal - Geoffrey Rogow - ‎1 hour ago‎
Stock pickers are touting health care as ripe for a rally, even with the details of a proposed health-care overhaul bill still up in the air.

Paradise Lost for Wealthy Resort Novice

Wall Street Journal - Kris Hudson - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
ANGUILLA, British West Indies -- Robert Sillerman amassed a billion-dollar fortune buying and selling media and entertainment companies.

Group claiming Zhu Zhu toys unsafe clarifies testing method

CNN - Martha Dalton, Brendan Gage - ‎6 hours ago‎
goodguide says Mister Squiggles, one of the Zhu Zhu hamsters, has unsafe levels of antimony. (CNN) -- A consumer Web site on Monday clarified its previous announcement that one of the hottest-selling toys of the holiday season contains high levels of a ...

Vinyl Records and Turntables Are Gaining Sales

New York Times - Patrick McGeehan - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
From left, Adam Dean, Donahue Lovelace and Eddy Delahoz, all of whom attend the Institute of Audio Research, at the Best Buy in Union Square.

Five Flawed Assumptions of Obama's Afghan Surge

TIME - Tony Karon - ‎12 hours ago‎
President Obama knows that the Afghan war is going badly, but he insists that the specter of an al-Qaeda comeback makes Afghanistan a "war of necessity.

Tiger Woods scandal keeps tabloids busy

CNN - Jo Piazza - ‎Dec 4, 2009‎
Rachel Uchitel, left, pictured at a 2005 fashion show, is one of the women allegedly being linked with Tiger Woods. (CNN) -- It is an around-the-clock affair for news organizations hoping to break the latest information in ...