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Analysis: Obama's case for war in support of peace

The Associated Press - Steven R. Hurst - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama split the difference in his Nobel speech, laying down a doctrine that will likely define his presidency: a steadfast defense of warfare against evil, praise of nonviolence and exhortations for mankind to affirm the "spark of ...

Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future

Los Angeles Times - Anna Gorman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Those between the ages of 16 and 25 are more likely than other young people to have a child before 19, drop out of school and live in poverty, a study finds.

Street Vendor Is Killed in Times Square Shootout

New York Times - James Barron - ‎7 hours ago‎
Louis Lanzano/AP By JAMES BARRON In the preholiday swirl of Broadway in Times Square, where wide-eyed tourists and time-starved New Yorkers pass through an urban playground vastly different from the one Damon Runyon inhabited, two people came face to ...

Ex-militiamen take villagers hostage in S. Philippines

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP MANILA -- Government-armed former militiamen accused of murder and banditry kidnapped more than 70 villagers and children Thursday from a southern Philippines village, demanding that charges be dropped against them before they would free the ...

Nobel Prizes honor a record 5 women in 2009

The Associated Press - Malin Rising, Louise Nordstrom - ‎9 hours ago‎
STOCKHOLM - A record five women were among the 13 people awarded Nobel Prizes on Thursday, including a writer who depicted life behind the Iron Curtain and two American researchers who showed how chromosomes protect themselves from degrading.

Nations seek climate financing for poor countries

The Associated Press - John Heilprin - ‎5 hours ago‎
COPENHAGEN - European nations pressed former East bloc neighbors to help create a multibillion-dollar fund for poor countries suffering the most from global warming, while key US senators signaled progress on legislation in line with what President ...

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Big spending bill riles Republicans

Detroit Free Press - Andrew Taylor - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hill Democrats are promoting a spending bill that will increase the deficit while giving domestic programs their third major boost this year -- and awarding lawmakers with more than 5000 back-home projects.

US teens ignore laws against texting while driving

Reuters - Dan Whitcomb, Tim Gaynor - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Karen Cordova, a 17-year-old high school student and part-time supermarket cashier, admits she sometimes texts friends while driving home from work late at night, lonely and bored.

Senate group offers climate compromise | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/11/2009

Philadelphia Inquirer - Josef Hebert, Dina Cappiello - ‎1 hour ago‎
To boost support for bill, Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman push nuclear plants and oil drilling. By H. Josef Hebert and Dina Cappiello Associated Press WASHINGTON - Senators trying to craft bipartisan climate legislation offered a revised proposal ...

Goldman Sachs Stock Bonus Plan to Defer Compensation Expense

Bloomberg - Michael J. Moore, Christine Harper - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s plan to pay top executives in restricted stock will let the firm defer compensation expenses, reducing what it must report this year after being pilloried for ...

FOREX-Yen down, stg up on Moody's, data; US data eyed

Reuters - Jamie McGeever - ‎30 minutes ago‎
LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The yen weakened and sterling rose on Friday after analysts at ratings agency Moody's said UK and US sovereign credit ratings were not under threat at the moment, helping support investors' risk appetite.

Natural gas surges after inventories; crude falls below $70

MarketWatch - Moming Zhou - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Moming Zhou, marketwatch NEW YORK (marketwatch) - Natural gas futures surged more than 8% Thursday to their highest level in 11 months after government data showed US inventories fell more than expected, signaling a recovery in demand as cold ...

After Criticism, Facebook Tweaks Friends List Privacy Options

PC World - David Coursey - ‎7 hours ago‎
Facebook's new privacy controls remain a work in progress a full 24 hours after release and months after they were announced. Responding to criticism over making its users' Friends Lists public, Facebook is rolling out a new option ...

Why Copenhagen Still Matters

BusinessWeek - Eileen Claussen - ‎12 hours ago‎
Two years ago this week, on the island of Bali, representatives of 180 nations agreed on an ambitious timeline for reaching a global agreement to address climate change.

Google Search Appliance now highlights Twitter posts

San Francisco Chronicle - Bob Brown - ‎1 hour ago‎
(12-10) 14:33 PST -- Google onThursday said its enterprise search appliance will now show relevant Twitter posts alongside internal and external search results.

Hanukkah with a climate-change message | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/11/2009

Philadelphia Inquirer - Dianna Marder - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Jewish festival of lights begins at sundown tonight, and some say that to celebrate correctly this year, you might need a bicycle and a bottle of olive oil.
Building joy for Hanukkah Detroit Free Press

South Africa 'rugby unity': Fact and fiction

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Pumza Fihlani Fourteen years ago Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite black and white South Africans. A film based on the historic event, Invictus, opens on Friday and has raised the question: Has the dream of transformation lived ...
'Invictus' makes casting look easy Greenville Daily Reflector

"Avatar" a Triumph of Technology, Storytelling

ABC News - Kirk Honeycutt - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A dozen years later, James Cameron has proven his point: He is king of the world. As commander-in-chief of an army of visual-effects technicians, creature designers, motion-capture mavens, ...

Losing 5th Straight, Steelers May Be Down for the Count

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By AP The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their fifth straight game Thursday and had their playoff hopes damaged by the Browns, who ended a 12-game losing streak against their bitter rival by beating the Steelers, 13-6, in Cleveland's subzero wind chills.

Another twist in the odd Woods-Daly dynamic

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎5 hours ago‎
John Daly, ever golf's leader in the cast-no-stones clubhouse, stood up for Tiger Woods this week, saying any golfers who dared to criticize his off-course lifestyle should remember that the PGA Tour thrives because of its superstar.

Notre Dame picks Kelly to revive football

The Associated Press - Joe Kay - ‎16 minutes ago‎
CINCINNATI - Brian Kelly's final gesture as Cincinnati's head coach was to thank his players for helping him land his dream job.

New media spread the word on H1N1

Boston Globe - Stephen Smith - ‎2 hours ago‎
“No lines, free H1N1 vaccine still available at West Roxbury flu clinic. Hurry. The clinic closes today at 4.'' - Twitter message from the Boston Public Health Commission, Sunday afternoon Never before has a virus gone viral like this.

Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer

U.S. News & World Report - Amanda Gardner - ‎11 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, Dec. 10 (healthday News) -- Bone-building drugs used by tens of millions of women to fight osteoporosis also cut the risk of breast cancer, suggesting the drugs may play a dual role in keeping women healthy.

Swine Flu Death Toll at 10000 Since April

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎9 hours ago‎
By DONALD G. mcneil Jr. Federal health officials said Thursday that almost 10000 people had died of swine flu since April, a significant jump from mortality numbers released last month.

Millions in US Drink Dirty Water, Records Show

New York Times - Charles Duhigg - ‎Dec 7, 2009‎
More than 20 percent of the nation's water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.

Jesus Nearly Banned at P.C. White House

FOXNews - Eric Metaxas - ‎Dec 7, 2009‎
Is the Obama administration so afraid to offend people of other beliefs that they will seriously consider obliterating basic American traditions?

Prince of the Professional Nobodies

New York Magazine - Jay Bulger - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
The wild, insatiable thirst for fame turned ordinary Americans into performance artists, endlessly preening for the tabloids. And nobody has lived this dream harder than Jon Gosselin.

Atul Gawande: The health-care bill has no master plan for curbing costs. Is ...

New Yorker - Atul Gawande - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
Cost is the spectre haunting health reform. For many decades, the great flaw in the American health-care system was its unconscionable gaps in coverage.

What really killed the beauty queen?

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield - ‎18 hours ago‎
Former beauty queen Solange Magnano died after plastic surgery, reportedly of a blood clot in her lungs. (CNN) -- When Argentine beauty queen Solange Magnano approached Dr.