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Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians

guardian.co.uk - ‎59 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive in Oslo. Photograph: Heiko Junge /AFP/Getty Images Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of ...

New health care benefits come at a price

The Associated Press - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - now looking like a real possibility - should give uninsured Americans options they've never had before.

Gunmen hold 55, mostly children, in Philippines

Washington Post - Manny Mogato, Raju Gopalakrishnan - ‎38 minutes ago‎
MANILA (Reuters) - Armed mountain tribesmen raided an elementary school in the southern Philippines on Thursday and took at least 55 children and teachers hostage, authorities said.

US Negotiator Dismisses Reparations for Climate

New York Times - Andrew C. Revkin, Tom Zeller Jr - ‎5 hours ago‎
Participants in the United Nations climate change conference walked in front of a display of pictures on Wenesday in the Bella Center in Copenhagen.

West Bank student Berlanty Azzim's deportation upheld

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A deported Palestinian student will not be allowed to complete her studies at a West Bank university, Israel's Supreme Court has decided.

Qaeda-linked militants say behind Baghdad bombings

Reuters - Ayla Jean Yackley, Andrew Hammond - ‎1 hour ago‎
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi insurgents linked with al Qaeda claimed responsibility for bombings that killed 112 people this week and said their campaign of violence would continue, according to an Islamist website.

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SC gov dodges impeachment, lawmakers push rebuke

The Associated Press - Jim Davenport - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLUMBIA, SC - State lawmakers made it clear they want Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, but wouldn't recommend ousting him over his travels and trysts with an Argentine mistress.

Mass. Senate Candidate Martha Coakley

TIME - Laura Fitzpatrick - ‎1 hour ago‎
Crushing three male opponents to clinch the Democratic nomination for the late Ted Kennedy's US Senate seat with 47% of the vote on December 8, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is well on her ...

Kasim Reed confirmed as Atlanta mayor

Los Angeles Times - Richard Fausset - ‎1 hour ago‎
A recount finds that the former Georgia state senator beat City Councilwoman Mary Norwood by 714 votes. He is to take office Jan. 4. Kasim Reed's victory extends a streak of African American mayors in Atlanta that goes back to 1973.

Swiss Central Bank Keeps Rate at 0.25%, Says It Will Stop Bond Purchases

Bloomberg - Klaus Wille - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Swiss central bank left its benchmark rate unchanged today as it tries to nurture the economy's recovery from the deepest recession in three decades.

Panasonic Takes Control Of Sanyo For $4.6 Billion

Wall Street Journal - Yuzo Yamaguchi - ‎48 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Panasonic Corp. (6752.TO) said Thursday it will buy a majority stake in Sanyo Electric Co. (6764.TO) for about $4.6 billion, to secure its position as a leading provider of batteries for ...

Foreclosure plague slowing: Filings fall 8%

CNNMoney.com - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Foreclosures fell month-over-month but are still up nearly 20% compared with a year ago. Plus, Las Vegas wasn't the worst-hit city in November.

Facebook users speak out against new privacy settings

San Francisco Chronicle - Jon Brodkin - ‎1 hour ago‎
(12-09) 14:38 PST -- Many Facebook users expressed anger at the site Wednesday for changing privacy settings, which they say caused personal information to be inadvertently exposed.

AT&T considers incentives to curb heavy data usage

CNET News - Marguerite Reardon - ‎4 hours ago‎
Correction made December 9 at 7:51 pm PDT: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that AT&T had announced a tiered pricing plan.

A $1000 Apple Tablet? Let's Hope Not

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎10 hours ago‎
So how 'bout that Apple tablet? Cupertino's mysterious slate computer--which officially doesn't exist--retained its rumor du jour status Wednesday when Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner predicted the device would debut in March or April 2010.

How not to raise Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen's baby

Boston Herald - Gayle Fee, Laura Raposa - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tom Brady [stats] and Gisele Bundchen have a new addition to the Brady Bundch. The Brazilian supermodel delivered a brand-new bouncing baby boy in Boston on Tuesday, the New England Patriots [team stats] QB/QT divulged ...
Brady bunch grows MiamiHerald.com

Tiger Woods' Alleged Mistresses

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rachel Uchitel arrives from New York at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles Nov. 29, 2009. The National Enquirer published a story alleging that golfer Tiger Woods, who was involved in a car accident near his home on Friday, ...

Brothers vs. Beard Finale: And 'Top Chef' Is...

BuddyTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michael Voltaggio, the 30-year-old who isn't exactly a bastion of humility, was crowned Top Chef last night on Bravo, beating huge favorite Kevin and his older brother Bryan.

Tiger Woods' sponsors taking a timeout

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's unknown how the scandal will affect him as a spokesman, but most expect things to get better, using Kobe Bryant as an example.

Lakers blow away Jazz in fourth quarter

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
LA goes on a 20-0 run and holds Utah to six point in the final 12 minutes to turn a close game into a blowout. It's the 10th win in a row for Lakers.

Wall lifts Kentucky over No. 14 UConn

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Freshman John Wall scored a season-high 25 points, including 12 of Kentucky's last 15 in the game, and the fourth-ranked Wildcats beat No.

Flu vaccine now made available to everyone

Daily Inter Lake - ‎23 minutes ago‎
As of Monday, the Flathead City-County Health Department will open H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations to anyone age six months and older.
H1N1 Clinics Amarillo.com

States Slash Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

U.S. News & World Report - ‎11 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9 (healthday News) -- States cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by more than 15 percent in the past year, even though they're receiving record amounts of money from tobacco taxes and from the 1998 state tobacco settlement, ...

Economic Scene Finding the Nerve to Cut Health Costs

New York Times - David Leonhardt - ‎15 hours ago‎
Recent developments on the struggle over health care with background, analysis, timelines and earlier events from NYTimes.com and Google.

Once Spilled, Weis Can't Remove Carroll Stain

FanHouse (blog) - John Walters - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In coaching jargon, Charlie Weis used to define the term "explosives" as any pass play that went for 20 or more yards and any rushing play that went for 10 or more yards.

House Flipping Makes a Comeback

Wall Street Journal - James R. Hagerty - ‎Dec 7, 2009‎
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Four years after the collapse of the US housing bubble, flipping homes is back in fashion. Jon Mirmelli, a Phoenix real-estate investor, learned late in the morning of Sept.

Barnes & Noble Nook review

engadget (blog) - Joshua Topolsky - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
When we first caught wind of Barnes & Noble's Nook -- a device clearly positioned to give the Amazon Kindle and Sony's options a run for their money -- we were understandably interested.

Team-by-team NL winter meetings outlook

FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
Jon Paul Morosi is a national MLB writer for FOXSports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Secret's Out: Sample Sales Move Online

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller, Jenna Wortham - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
Daniela Busciglio still winces at the memory of shivering in line for hours to get into New York sample sales, then shoving her way through throngs of other shoppers looking for deals on designer clothes.