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SC governor's wife files for divorce

CNN International - Peter Hamby - ‎14 hours ago‎
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits to an extramarital affair during a June news conference at the state Capitol in Columbia. Jenny Sanford says she's filing for divorce from Gov.

UN Sets High Bar On Emissions Cuts

Wall Street Journal - Alessandro Torello - ‎6 hours ago‎
COPENHAGEN -- The United Nations proposed that rich countries pay to help poor ones curb pollution, while cutting their own emissions by at least 75% and possibly more than 95% by 2050 -- a suggestion that heightened tensions ...

Lukoil, Statoil Win West Qurna-2, Main Prize in Iraq Bidding

Bloomberg - Anthony DiPaola - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Anthony dipaola and Kadhim Ajrash Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- OAO Lukoil and partner Statoil ASA won the bidding for rights to develop the “super giant” West Qurna phase two crude deposit, the largest in today's second- round of bidding by foreign ...

EU pledges billions to climate change fight

CNN International - Phil Han - ‎14 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Nicolas Sarkozy announce to pledge billions in fighting climate change. London, England (CNN) -- European Union leaders have agreed to pledge 7.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) to help ...

US signals new sanctions against Iran

Los Angeles Times - Paul Richter, Borzou Daragahi - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says world powers soon will agree on 'significant additional sanctions.' Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warns Latin American nations will face 'consequences' if they 'flirt' with the Islamic Republic.

Top al-Qaeda planner apparently killed in Pakistan

Washington Post - Joby Warrick, Karen DeYoung - ‎7 hours ago‎
An apparent US missile strike along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan is believed to have killed a top al-Qaeda operations planner this week, US counterterrorism officials said Friday.

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ICE agents arrest 286 in crackdown on criminal immigrants in California

Los Angeles Times - Anna Gorman - ‎5 hours ago‎
The operation netted 96 in LA County and focused on convicted criminals, those who had ignored deportation orders or who were deported and reentered the United States.

Senate Democrats seek compromise on drug imports

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Donna Smith - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats scrambled on Friday to resolve a stalemate over whether to permit imports of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and elsewhere as part of a larger effort to overhaul the US healthcare system.

Biden campaigns for Dodd, visits firehouse in Connecticut

NECN - ‎10 hours ago‎
(NECN: Brian Burnell) - Vice President Joe Biden hit the campaign trail in Connecticut today, in support of Senator Chris Dodd. Dodd is seeking re-election in 2010.

Major makeover of Wall Street rules passes House

The Associated Press - Jim Kuhnhenn - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the nation deep into recession.

Major South Jersey drug ring is broken

NJ.com - Lucas K. Murray - ‎50 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA Authorities announced Friday the break-up of a large, multi-state drug trafficking operation which brought narcotics from south of the border deep into the heart of South Jersey.

Pay chief wishes he wasn't

Detroit Free Press - Justin Hyde - ‎1 hour ago‎
The idea of a Washington bureaucrat setting salaries and pay limits for American executives has never sat well with many corporate leaders.

Apple Sues Nokia, Claims Infringement

BusinessWeek - William McQuillen - ‎2 hours ago‎
By William mcquillen (Bloomberg) - Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPod and iTunes music software, said it filed a countersuit claiming that Nokia Oyj (NOK) is infringing its technology.

Facebook backs off in privacy spat

V3.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Facebook has eased off on new privacy settings which left users friend lists open for viewing. The company said in a blog posting that it would be changing the settings to allow users to hide some of the friend list data, preventing other Facebook ...

Why Copenhagen Still Matters

BusinessWeek - Eileen Claussen - ‎Dec 10, 2009‎
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.

The Innovative New 3D Tech Behind James Cameron's Avatar

FOXNews - Anne Thompson - ‎17 hours ago‎
Director James Cameron is known for innovations in movie technology. How does he make the blue aliens in Avatar look real on the big screen?

Hanukkah's past and future

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By RABBI GEORGE M. STERN Rabbi George M. Stern is executive director of the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement. I LIKE to think of Hanukkah as a profoundly American holiday.

Freeman, Damon score

Boston Herald - James Verniere - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ina stunning display of artistic prowess, Clint Eastwood's string of late-career hits remains unbroken. “Invictus,” Eastwood's depiction of South African President Nelson Mandela's plan to use the national rugby team to unite the ...

Thanks to Nebraska's Suh, Heisman chase a tight race

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
With one brilliant display of brute force, Ndamukong Suh altered the Heisman Trophy race like no other player this season. In 1 night, the Nebraska defensive tackle went from Heisman dark horse to fast-finishing finalist and might have shaken the big, ...

Woods to take indefinite break

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Another day, another Tiger Woods story. This one, though, packs plenty of substance, without any of the gossipy speculation and sordid accusations that have dogged and embarrassed Woods for the past two weeks.

Familiar bad habits lead to Sixers' 12 straight loss

Philadelphia Daily News - Bob Cooney - ‎1 hour ago‎
IT'S ABOUT missed potentially game-winning open jumpers at the end of games; it's loose balls that always seem to be gobbled up by the other team; it's playing good defense for 23 seconds, only to see a prayer drained at the end of the ...
Streak toughest Jordan's faced Cherry Hill Courier Post

H1N1 shots available to more next week

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
to the general public for at least a week or more. Of course Republicans would want you to know they have a crappy healthcare system.

Senate Hits New Roadblocks on Health Care Bill

New York Times - Robert Pear, David M. Herszenhorn - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders hit a rough patch Friday in their push for sweeping health care legislation, as they tried to fend off criticism of their proposals from a top Medicare official, Republicans and ...

Herceptin-Tykerb combo may extend lives of women with advanced breast cancer

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
A combination of two drugs significantly extended the lives of women with very advanced breast cancer who had stopped responding to other medicines, doctors reported Friday.

UN Weather Agency at Climate Conference Says This Is Warmest Decade on Record

FOXNews - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
AP Dec. 8: Delegates look at a giant balloon displaying the warming of the world's oceans at the US center at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

Bernanke: Fed will make profit on bailout

CNNMoney.com - Chris Isidore - ‎Dec 7, 2009‎
Fed Chairman says he's confident the Fed will be paid back for loans made; sees moderate economic growth in 2010. By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.

American Dream 2: Default, Then Rent

Wall Street Journal - Mark Whitehouse - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
PALMDALE, Calif. -- Schoolteacher Shana Richey misses the playroom she decorated with Glamour Girl decals for her daughters. Fireman Jay Fernandez misses the custom putting green he installed in his backyard.

Taming dogs with a mean streak

Los Angeles Times - ‎Dec 10, 2009‎
Steve Markwell is a brave man. At his Washington sanctuary, he takes in the worst of the worst that have been turned away by all other shelters - pit bulls, guard dogs, face-biters and cat-killers.

Intriguing BCS matchups add sizzle to uninspiring college bowl season

SI.com - Gary Bogdon - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
Welcome to my seventh annual ranking of this year's bowl games, No. 1 through 34, in order of anticipated entertainment value.