The Associated Press - - 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 ...
Obama's Nobel 'a little early', says Dalai Lama Times of India
Los Angeles Times - - 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.
Latino youths straddle two worlds in America San Jose Mercury News
US-born Hispanics see gains in education, income The Associated Press
New York Times - - 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 ...
Video: NYC Cop Shoots Suspect Dead in Times Square The Associated Press
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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 ...
More Philippines hostages released Aljazeera.net
Filipino abductors free 9 more hostages, hold 48 The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 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.
Yonath accepts Nobel Prize in Chemistry Jerusalem Post
The Associated Press - - 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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Detroit Free Press - - 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.
Pelosi backs Medicare buy-in plan in Senate health-care deal Washington Post
House OKs $3.9 billion in earmarks in spending bill Los Angeles Times
Reuters - - 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.
Texting ban falls short of safety reform Lansing State Journal
Texting while driving is extremely dangerous Bowling Green Daily News
Philadelphia Inquirer - - 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 ...
Climate change bill gets on a bipartisan path Houston Chronicle
Details on emissions bill are sketchy Salt Lake Tribune
Bloomberg - - 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 ...
Goldman Sachs scraps cash bonuses for 30 top executives Los Angeles Times
Goldman Aims to Quell Uproar With Bonus Curbs New York Times (blog)
Reuters - - 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.
WORLD FOREX: Dollar, Euro Rise Vs Yen On Strong China Data Wall Street Journal
MarketWatch - - 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 ...
OIL FUTURES: Crude May Struggle To Stay Below $70/Bbl Wall Street Journal
PC World - - 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 ...
BusinessWeek - - 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.
Video: COP15 UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN COPENHAGEN DENMARK Santa Barbara Arts TV
Questions and answers on the climate e-mail controversy MiamiHerald.com
San Francisco Chronicle - - 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.
Philadelphia Inquirer - - 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.
Jewish families find ways to share Hanukkah's light Seattle Times
Building joy for Hanukkah Detroit Free Press
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
ABC News - - 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, ...
AP review: Effects wow but story limps in `Avatar' The Associated Press
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.
Browns stun desperate Steelers Boston Herald
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.
Elin Nordegren staying for kids' sake? Boston Herald
The Associated Press - - 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.
Video: Kelly Leaves Cincy for Notre Dame The Associated Press
Boston Globe - - 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.
H1N1 flu shots available, and if history repeats, more cases ahead Dallas Morning News
Hundreds attend third H1N1 clinic Amarillo.com
U.S. News & World Report - - 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.
Studies: Bone drugs may help prevent breast cancer The Associated Press
New York Times - - 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.
Swine flu has hit about 1 in 6 Americans, CDC says Los Angeles Times
New York Times - - 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.
FOXNews - - Dec 7, 2009
Is the Obama administration so afraid to offend people of other beliefs that they will seriously consider obliterating basic American traditions?
New York Magazine - - 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.
New Yorker - - 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.
CNN - - 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.