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Mark Madoff Commits Suicide on Anniversary of Father's Arrest

San Francisco Chronicle - Mina Kawai, Bob Van Voris - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Madoff, the elder son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, committed suicide yesterday, two years to the day after his father's arrest.
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Tax plan imperfect but still a 'good deal,' Obama says

Los Angeles Times - Katherine Skiba - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Obama said Saturday that the compromise he reached with Republicans on tax cuts was "by no means perfect" but a "good deal for the American people.
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Violence Rises Ahead of U.S. Review of Afghan War

Fox News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
| AP KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO airstrike killed at least 25 suspected insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, while violence elsewhere left 22 civilians dead in a wave of attacks days before the White House issues a review of US war strategy, ...
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No controversy here: Auburn's Newton wins Heisman Trophy

USA Today - Kelly Whiteside - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Craig Ruttle, AP By Kelly Whiteside, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy ceremony is usually filled with excitement and, in its best years, suspense.

Edwards Eulogized as Defender of Her Family

New York Times - Kim Severson - ‎3 hours ago‎
RALEIGH, NC - In the moments before the funeral for Elizabeth Edwards began here Saturday afternoon, women from the Edenton Street United Methodist Church removed a spray of white lilies and yellow roses from her coffin.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Wedding Draws Family, Friends - and an Elephant!

People Magazine - Sara Hammel, Ulrica Wihlborg - ‎41 minutes ago‎
After two children and four years together, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden invited about 130 close family and friends for their scheduled wedding Saturday.

Muschamp a star? We'll soon find out - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Jack Youngblood, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and part of Florida's Ring of Honor, didn't hear his alma mater's big news until late Saturday night.

Explosions in Stockholm believed to be failed terrorist attack

CNN International - Per Nyberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A failed terrorist attack in a central Stockholm district full of Christmas shoppers could have been catastrophic, Swedish authorities said late Saturday.

Google App Store Limits App Sizes, For Now

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎8 hours ago‎
One limitation of the newly-announced Chrome App Store may be the file size of packaged apps, although Google has apparently promised that that limitation will be removed.

UN pacts contain small steps but no broad accord on climate change

Los Angeles Times - Margot Roosevelt - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Delegates agree to measure greenhouse gases and help vulnerable countries gird for worsening sea levels, droughts and hurricanes. The role of China and other developing economies remains a point of contention.

WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
He is one of the newest recruits to Operation Payback. In a London bedroom, the 24-year-old computer hacker is preparing his weaponry for this week's battles in an evolving cyberwar.

Buried in the blizzard: It fell, and fell -- and keeps falling

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Bob Von Sternberg - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The biggest snowstorm to hit the Twin Cities since the Halloween storm a generation ago whited out -- and pretty much paralyzed -- the metro area and much of the rest of Minnesota Saturday.

Snowstorm Shifts Giants to Monday

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The Giants' flight to Minneapolis was diverted to Kansas City on Saturday because of a snowstorm. Late Saturday, their game against the Minnesota Vikings was also diverted - to Monday night.

Body of missing Alabama girl believed to be found

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Police say John Joseph DeBlase gave authorities general information on where the bodies of his children might be found.

Tonsillitis shuts down 'Glee' production

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Fa-la-la-la-cough! The kiddies at Glee have come down with tonsillitis, forcing the hit Fox show to shut down production today, Entertainment Weekly has learned.

Pregnant Cancer Patients Shouldn't Delay Treatment, Speed Birth

Bloomberg - Michelle Fay Cortez - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with breast cancer shouldn't delay treatment or hasten delivery to avoid exposing the baby to chemotherapy, doctors said.

'Michael' unfinished, but not unfamiliar

Boston Globe - Sarah Rodman - ‎1 hour ago‎
There is a strange interior contradiction to “Michael,'' the first in a planned series of posthumous releases from Michael Jackson, out this Tuesday and currently streaming in its entirety on Jackson's website.

More Cholera Cases Reported in Dominican Republic

Fox News - Elizabeth Llorente - ‎12 hours ago‎
AP Nov. 18: The cholera epidemic in Haiti has killed more than 1000 people, sickened over 18000 and has triggered deadly riots. Cholera continues to expand its presence in the Dominican Republic.

Right Wing - WSH - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The effort was greatly improved, as were the quality of shots on net. It was a better night for the scuffling Washington Capitals, but not enough to defeat Craig Anderson and the opportunistic Colorado Avalanche.

Fallen troops honored at Arlington wreath ceremony

CNN International - Kevin Liptak - ‎5 hours ago‎
Arlington, Virginia (CNN) -- Solemn rows of headstones in Arlington National Cemetery were adorned with holiday decorations Saturday morning, as hundreds of volunteers laid wreaths on the gravesites of America's fallen troops.

Terrorists entered India via Nepal

Hindustan Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sixteen terrorists allegedly entered India via Nepal and proceeded to Kashmir in the first six months of last year--says a fresh release of US diplomatic cables by whistleblower website Wikileaks.

UFC 124 Results - Stefan Struve Pounds Out Sean McCorkle

SB Nation - Brent Brookhouse - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Stefan Struve is almost seven feet tall but the big knock on him has always been that he doesn't "fight tall." Against Sean McCorkle he would face a man who was going to look to take advantage of Struve's inability to use his reach and get him to the ...

Kosovo holds historic election

BBC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Kosovo is holding its first parliamentary election since unilaterally declaring independence from Serbia almost three years ago. The ethnic Albanian majority and small Serb minority remain largely estranged, more than a decade after a Nato-led conflict ...


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