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Iran Shows Footage Of Captured US Drone

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -
Footage of the RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude stealth drone was shown on Iranian state TV. By Heather Maher Iranian television has broadcast a video of a US drone that Tehran claims to have brought down on its territory, and it's probably safe to say ...
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Payroll tax cut plans fail in Senate; House GOP ready for fight

Detroit Free Press -
AP WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected dueling Democratic and Republican plans for extending the Social Security payroll tax cut as partisan skirmishes continued Thursday over a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan for breathing life ...

Cameron Wishes Euro Nations Well as UK Negotiates Isolation

BusinessWeek -
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain refused to sacrifice sovereignty to save the euro, remaining outside an agreement by European nations to tighten budget rules.

Lakers' deal for Chris Paul is a no-go, the NBA rules

Los Angeles Times -
Big men Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom would have been traded for the All-Star point guard in a three-team deal with New Orleans and Houston, but league steps in to halt it.

Eurozone countries sign-up to closer ties

Financial Times -
Leaders of the European Union's 27 countries failed to agree to change the EU's treaties in order to impose tighter fiscal rules on the eurozone and instead chose to create a new ...

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Futures Slide as Mass Anti-Putin Rally Planned: Russia Overnight

BusinessWeek -
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Russian stock futures slid and US- traded shares retreated after oil fell and concern grew that anti-government protests in Moscow will fan political unrest.

Israeli strikes kill 10 in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

Times of India -
GAZA: Violence across the Israeli-Gaza border escalated on Friday with Israeli air strikes killing at least three people and Palestinian militants firing rockets deep into southern Israel.

India hospital fire in Calcutta kills dozens

BBC News -
At least 41 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata), officials say.

Pakistani lawmakers suggest NATO attack appeared deliberate

By the CNN Wire Staff Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The NATO attack that killed two dozen Pakistani troops on the border with Afghanistan last month appeared to be deliberate, two Pakistani lawmakers said Friday, ratcheting up the war of words with ...

Occupy camp in Boston lives on past deadline

Reuters -
Members of Occupy Boston sit on a street and block it after a midnight deadline set by Boston Mayor Tom Menino for the group to leave their encampment in Boston, Massachusetts December 8, 2011.

Republican old guard takes aim at Gingrich

The Boston Globe -
WASHINGTON - Former senator Alan Simpson recalls with great clarity the day, as he describes it, that Newt Gingrich “lied to the president of the United States'' in budget negotiations with George HW Bush.

Perry's Anti-Gay Rights Focus Is Divisive Even to Staff

New York Times -
OKATIE, SC - Gov. Rick Perry of Texas' hard turn the past two days on gay issues, in which he has suggested that gay rights are inconsistent with both American and Christian values, has generated enormous criticism from lesbian ...

Elizabeth Warren slaps down Karl Rove, latest attack ad

Boston Herald -
A feisty Democratic US Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren shot back at Republican strategist Karl Rove yesterday - calling his second negative ad “factually wrong and morally wrong” after a University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Boston ...

Euro States to Shift $267 Billion to IMF as Focus Shifts to Deficit Deal

Bloomberg -
European leaders added 200 billion euros ($267 billion) to their crisis-fighting warchest and tightened anti-deficit rules, seeking to lure the European Central Bank into stepping up ...

Emerging Stocks Fall Most in Two Weeks

Bloomberg -
Emerging-market stocks declined, dragging the benchmark index down the most in two weeks, as China's industrial production cooled and South Korea's central bank said the nation's growth is set to ...

DEC: NY drilling regs would prevent pollution

Wall Street Journal -
AP ALBANY, NY - Opponents of gas drilling in New York say their warnings of pollution are proven true by the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that chemicals used in gas wells may have contaminated groundwater in Wyoming.

China's Inflation Slows, Shifting Focus to Growth

Wall Street Journal -
Asia Today: China's consumer price index in November was up 4.2% from a year earlier, slowing from October's 5.5% pace and paving the way for looser monetary policy.

Twitter introduces new look, and new HQ

Christian Science Monitor -
Twitter has a fresh new look, which extends to its website, its iOS and Android apps, and TweetDeck. Twitter is planning a physical as well as virtual expansion: a cavernous new headquarters with room for more than four times its current staff.

Samsung, Apple tablet tit for tat to extend to displays

Samsung could beat Apple to market with a tablet packing a high-resolution display, as the two bitter rivals vie to be the first on the block with a next-gen tablet.

More Drivers Texting at Wheel Despite State Bans, Study Finds

Fox News -
| AP AP In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, a phone is held in a car in Brunswick, Maine. WASHINGTON - For all the criticism and new legal bans, texting by drivers just keeps increasing, especially among younger motorists.

Live at X Factor: Does Nicole Scherzinger Regret Her Decision? Plus, Rachel ...

E! Online -
That's all we can say after tonight' shocking elimination on The X Factor, which saw the end of 13-year-old fan favorite Rachel Crow's journey on the show.

Sinead O'Connor Weds in Las Vegas

People Magazine -
Just as she'd planned, Sinead O'Connor tied the knot Thursday (her 45th birthday) with fiancé Barry Herridge. But the singer said "I do" in quite the non-traditional fashion - while sitting in the back of a pink Cadillac.

Angels' big day brings Pujols, then Wilson

The Boston Globe -
| AP Instead, exactly six weeks after leading St. Louis to the title in one of the most thrilling World Series ever, he decided to accept the second-highest contract in baseball history for a new future in southern California with the Los Angeles ...

Vote: Should James Harrison be fined for hit on Colt McCoy

USA Today -
The primary story coming out of Thursday night's Steelers-Browns game will be the prognosis for Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger after he suffered a high ankle sprain, one he managed to play through to help his team to a win.

No. 9 UConn beats No. 25 Harvard 67-53 -
By Jim O'Connell AP Basketball Writer / December 8, 2011 STORRS, Conn.—Tommy Amaker had coached teams that were ranked in the Top 25 before.

Global climate pact with teeth seen as unlikely

San Francisco Chronicle -
Minister and chairman of the Environment Quality Authority of Palestine Yousef Abu Safieh speaks at the plenary session of the International Convention Centre in Durban on December 8, 2011 during the COP17 climate change conference.

Hundreds of NASA's moon rocks reported missing

USA Today -
NASA hauled back loads of rocks and dust from the moon, but apparently hasn't kept good track of those samples on Earth. NASA, via AP This undated handout photo provided by NASA shows a six-inch lunar sample disk containing ...

SABCS: Bevacizumab Slows Metastatic Breast Cancer

MedPage Today -
This study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Bayer Birth Control Pill Backed by Panel Seeking Clarity on Risk

BusinessWeek -
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bayer AG's Yaz and its class of birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone were backed in a close vote of US advisers seeking clearer guidance for women about the danger of potential blood clots.


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