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Add-ons turn tax cut bill into 'Christmas tree'

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the spirit of the holiday season, President Barack Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans is becoming a Christmas tree tinseled with gifts for lobbyists and lawmakers.
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Guilty verdict brings a smile to Elizabeth Smart's face

Salt Lake Tribune - stephen hunt - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A tiny smile appeared on Elizabeth Smart's face Friday morning as Brian David Mitchell was pronounced guilty of kidnapping her when she was 14.
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Climate talks head for modest deal - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Delegates at the United Nations climate conference in Mexico were working beyond the scheduled close of the meeting in an attempt to salvage a deal after days of deadlock over emissions cuts.
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China's Tirades Against Nobel Aimed at Home Audience

New York Times - Andrew Jacobs - ‎48 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - As much of the world on Friday focused their eyes on the empty seat in Oslo that starkly represented the absence of the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, a lone Chinese blogger posted the image of a chair on the country's most ...

Miley: say no to drugs - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A video of Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana, smoking a bong with friends on her 18th birthday has been leaked by . Though sources told the gossip website that Cyrus wasn't smoking marijuana, but instead a natural herb, salvia.

Life After Madoff's 'Big Lie'

Wall Street Journal - Jamie Heller, Joanna Chung - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two years ago, Bernard Madoff told his two sons that his multi-billion-dollar investment business was "one big lie," according to authorities.

Troubles shouldn't prevent Newton's Heisman landslide

Kansas City Star - Blair Kerkhoff - ‎33 minutes ago‎
When tonight's vote totals are revealed at the 76th award ceremony in New York, this one should buck the trend. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is expected to run away with sports' most prestigious individual trophy.

Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

BusinessWeek - Maureen Salamon - ‎6 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Combinations of targeted therapies for an especially aggressive type of breast cancer could potentially usher the majority of affected patients into remission, researchers at a major breast cancer ...

Denver's George Karl gets his 1000th NBA coaching victory

Los Angeles Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The Nuggets win at Toronto, 123-116, making Karl, who has survived cancer twice, the seventh coach in NBA history with 1000 wins. Associated Press George Karl earned his 1000th coaching victory Friday night, as Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 ...

Estate tax plan would benefit wealthy even more

Washington Post - Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎17 minutes ago‎
One part of the tax deal between President Obama and congressional Republicans stands out because it would make the tax code even more generous to the wealthy than it was during the Bush era: the estate tax.

SF shopper helps capture fugitive, kidnap victim

San Francisco Chronicle - Jaxon Van Derbeken - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Brittany Mae Smith, 12, of Virginia was allegedly kidnapped by Jeffrey Scott Easley. Easley was arrested Friday in San Francisco. (12-10) 21:01 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A relieved Virginia police chief extended an emotional thank-you from across the ...

Faster Forward: First whispers of the iPad2?

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎8 hours ago‎
Apple component suppliers gave Reuters a Friday morning scoop on an Apple tablet that could be the next-generation iPad. Sources from five companies in the Apple supply chain spoke to the news agency's branch in Hong Kong.

Alaska judge rules against Miller in Senate race

Los Angeles Times - Kim Murphy - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 'tea party' Republican loses a legal bid for a full hand recount after incumbent Lisa Murkowski's victory in a write-in campaign.

Sense of normalcy returns - Jacqueline Charles, Trenton Daniel - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Port-au-Prince saw a resemblance of calm Friday as a US lawmaker pressed Haitian officials for a ``fair and democratic outcome.'' BY JACQUELINE CHARLES, TRENTON DANIEL AND LESLEY CLARK PETIONVILLE, Haiti -- A US senator urged Washington to withhold ...

Timberwolves-Bulls Preview - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Coming off a victory over the two-time defending NBA champions, the last thing the Chicago Bulls need is a letdown. The Bulls try to prevent that from happening while looking for a season-high fifth consecutive victory as they host the lowly Minnesota ...

La Familia cartel leader believed killed in Michoacan violence

Los Angeles Times - Tracy Wilkinson - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mexican authorities believe Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, aka 'El Mas Loco,' died in the fighting that raged between drug traffickers and federal troops this week.

40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

BusinessWeek - Steven Reinberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Despite massive efforts to curb drunk driving, some 30 million Americans are driving drunk and another 10 million are driving drugged each year, federal officials report.

Oracle wants $211 million in interest from SAP

San Jose Mercury News - Brandon Bailey - ‎5 hours ago‎
Turning up the heat in a bitter legal dispute, software maker Oracle is asking a federal judge to order German rival SAP to pay $211 million in interest on a record $1.3 billion jury award for software pirating.

Experts call for vaccination, antibiotics in Haiti

Reuters - Keith Bedford - ‎4 hours ago‎
A woman infected with cholera receives treatment in a clinic set up by the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, November 26, 2010.

Activists Say Web Assault for Assange Is Expanding

New York Times - Ravi Somaiya - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON - The online activist group Anonymous, which has been waging a campaign of cyberattacks in defense of WikiLeaks, opened new offensives on Friday as Internet security experts said that tens of thousands more supporters had ...

Boston Red Sox' contract to Carl Crawford raises questions

Washington Post - Thomas Boswell - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Red Sox just broke the bank for a free agent who, as a Tampa Bay Ray, never hit 20 homers and only once had more than 81 RBI. But Boston's decision, made after the Nats grabbed their first choice, Werth, may be scarier than that.

Wolverton: An early look at Google's Chrome operating system

San Jose Mercury News - Troy Wolverton - ‎3 hours ago‎
Pictured are two frame grabs of how the new Google Chrome operating system browser window appears on screen. (Courtesy Google) Consumers have had two choices when it comes to computers: Macs and PCs.

Ronni Chasen's Death Certificate -- 'Shot By Another' - Dee Dee Russell - ‎11 hours ago‎
TMZ has obtained Ronni Chasen's death certificate -- which states the Hollywood publicist died from "multiple gunshot wounds" after she was "shot by another" in Beverly Hills last month.

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