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A moment to remember: Pearl Harbor survivors to disband after 70th anniversary

Detroit Free Press -
Priscilla Elder, 91, from left, Marian Sousa, 85, and Marian Wynn, 85, aboard the USS Iowa in Richmond, Calif. The women worked during the war, and like other working women, were called Rosie the Riveters.

Assad Is 'Tool' or Disconnected From Reality, US Says

BusinessWeek -
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's denial that he ordered the violent crackdown on protesters suggests that he is either a “tool” of others in the regime or he is “completely disconnected” ...

Sandusky Jailed on New Child Sex Abuse Charges

ABC News -
Jerry Sandusky's arrest on more child sex-abuse charges presents him with a new challenge - how to assist his lawyer from behind bars in what was already a complicated case to defend.

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison in corruption case

Detroit Free Press -
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, 54, greets supporters Wednesday at his home after his sentencing in Chicago. He was ordered to begin serving his sentence on Feb. 16.

Asian shares fall as EU summit jitters weigh

Reuters -
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday as doubts set in about whether European leaders can agree on a plan to tackle the euro zone's two-year-old debt crisis at a high-stakes summit on Friday.

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American Sentenced for Insulting Thai King

Wall Street Journal -
BANGKOK—Thailand will likely face further international pressure over the strict laws protecting its monarchy after a US citizen was sentenced to 2½ years in prison here Thursday for breaking them, a crime known as lèse majesté.

The Canadian woman at the centre of Saadi Gaddafi's alleged escape plot

National Post -
Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire and government spokesperson Alejandra Sota during a news conference about Saadi Gaddafi in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is healthily going back to Islamabadon ...

eTaiwan News -
After undergoing a heart operation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hospital, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to is in good health otherwise and will return to Islamabadon Thursday, a minister told AFP.

Putin Plans Moves to Stem Russia's Discontent

Bloomberg -
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plans to change his public image after more than a decade as Russia's top politician to stem discontent over Dec. 4 elections that may hurt his bid to return to the Kremlin.

Egypt Islamists claim most seats

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Ahmed Diab, Freedom and Justice Party secretary general for the Qalyubia governorate, speaks to media at the party headquarters in Cairo on November 30.

Widow OKs no death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Associated Press -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Maureen Faulkner waited nearly 30 years for her husband's murderer to be executed. But following a seemingly endless cycle of legal appeals, she said she realized it would never happen.

Gingrich surge unnerves some Republican lawmakers

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's stunning surge toward the top of the Republican presidential field has unnerved some Republicans in Congress who remember too well the tumult of nearly two decades ago.

ECB May Dig Deeper Into Crisis Toolbox as Leaders Mark 'Date With Destiny'

Bloomberg -
The European Central Banks insist that governments take measures to restore investor confidence. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -– Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern European economist at Barclays Capital, ...

Boeing machinists union ratifies labor pact

Reuters -
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Co's biggest labor union on Wednesday ratified a four-year contract extension, ensuring the upcoming version of the planemaker's best-selling 737 narrowbody will be built in Washington state and likely ending ...

Citigroup to Eliminate 4500 Jobs, Take $400 Million Charge

BusinessWeek -
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit will cut about 4500 jobs in coming quarters as he seeks to reduce costs amid slumping revenue and “unprecedented” market conditions.

Feds: Pay attention to drilling in Pa., elsewhere

Wall Street Journal -
AP PITTSBURGH - The final report from a federal panel on natural gas drilling warns that the industry and the government need to do more to address environmental concerns.

OnLive brings streaming console games to tablets and smartphones – our hands ... -
OnLive has announced that it's bringing its full array of console games to tablets and smartphones, and we had the chance to get our hands on one and try it out.

Nintendo denies report that games designer Miyamoto to retire

Reuters -
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday denied a report that star game designer Shigeru Miyamoto would step down from his current position and take a smaller role in the company.

Facebook controversies -
As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's private photographs have been revealed in a privacy flaw in the social networking site, here are some other famous controversies from the divisive website.

Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter After Airline Ejection

The Daily Blabber from iVillage -
Alec Baldwin fans will no longer be able to read about his airline ejections, Starbucks snafus, or Words With Friends challenges, because the star has broken up with Twitter.

Photos: Tom Cruise mobbed by fans at Mission Impossible premiere

Vancouver Sun -
The Hollywood star greeted fans, shook hands with Bollywood actors and met Dubai political leaders in Dubai today during the Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol premiere.

M*A*S*H actor Harry Morgan dies aged 96 -
Actor Harry Morgan, who appeared in more than 100 films but was best known for television roles including Colonel Sherman Potter in the popular series "M*A*S*H," has died at his Los Angeles home, age 96.

Buehrle leaves mark on South Side -
DALLAS -- The official departure of Mark Buehrle to the Miami Marlins via a four-year, $58 million deal announced Wednesday afternoon truly brought the end of an era to the South Side of Chicago.

DA believes accuser in Fine's abuse case

The Boston Globe -
| AP SYRACUSE, NY - Over the course of nine years, former ball boy Bobby Davis told his story of sexual abuse at the hands of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine to the police, the college, the local newspaper, ...

7 Teams Want Chris Paul

The chances of a Chris Paul trade before NBA training camps finally open Friday appear to be dwindling after the pace of Paul trade talks slowed Wednesday, according to sources close to the situation.

Astros hire Jeff Luhnow as general manager

USA Today -
DALLAS (AP) - The Houston Astros hired Jeff Luhnow as their new general manager Wednesday night, hoping he can help rebuild a team that finished with the worst record in the major leagues.

Climate talks 'lacking urgency'

BBC News -
Lack of urgency in the Durban meeting halls and pressing issues elsewhere threaten to block progress as the UN climate summit enters its final days.

Plaster of Mars? Scientists thrilled by rover's mineral find -
A close-up from NASA's Opportunity rover shows the light-colored feature known as "Homestake" or "The Vein." Scientists report that the mineral vein consists of gypsum, a hydrated calcium sulfate that is formed on Earth in the presence of water and is ...

Block Of OTC Morning-After Pill Sparks Outrage

by AP WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms. The Obama administration's top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore ...

Two breast cancer drugs show promise

The Boston Globe -
Two drugs tested in patients with advanced breast cancer significantly lengthened the time before their tumors worsened, according to studies published yesterday, and physicians said the treatments might eventually benefit many ...


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