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Gillette to Limit Role of Tiger Woods in Marketing

New York Times - Larry Dorman, Ken Belson - ‎1 hour ago‎
One day after Tiger Woods said he was taking an “indefinite break” from the PGA Tour to try to repair his marriage, Gillette became the first of his major sponsors to distance itself, saying it would limit his role in its marketing.

Copenhagen police detain 900 in climate change rally

BBC News - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Police in the Danish capital Copenhagen say 900 protesters have been detained following a huge climate change rally. The move came after youths threw bricks and smashed windows as more than 30000 demonstrators marched to demand action at the UN climate ...

US says 'nothing new' in Iran nuclear offer

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States bluntly dismissed an Iranian offer Saturday to swap nuclear fuel, which a senior US official said was inconsistent with a deal allowing the Islamic republic to avoid further sanctions.

Contracts Awarded to Russian, Norwegian Firms on Last Day of Iraq Oil Auction

Voice of America - Edward Yeranian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Russia's Lukoil and Norway's Statoil won a joint contract to develop a major untapped oil field in southern Iraq, Saturday, on the second and final day of a two-day auction aimed at boosting Iraq's oil output.

The Drone Dilemma

Newsweek - Mark Hosenball - ‎2 hours ago‎
A clandestine CIA search-and-destroy program, which launches missile strikes from remotely piloted drone aircraft, has killed more than a dozen senior leaders of Al Qaeda during the last two years.

Banned Kurdish party may boycott Turkish parliament

CNN International - Yesim Comert, Talia Kayali - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ahmet Turk, leader of the Democratic Society Party, said his group will withdraw from Turkey's parliament Saturday. Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Tensions between Turkey and the country's main Kurdish political party crackled further Saturday, ...

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Senate Clears Way for the Approval of a Spending Measure

New York Times - Carl Hulse - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Saturday to limit debate on a $446.8 billion spending measure that finances much of the federal government, clearing the way for final approval Sunday as Congress struggles to wrap up its year-end business ...

Arrests suggest US Muslims, like those in Europe, can be radicalized abroad

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan, Spencer S. Hsu - ‎18 hours ago‎
A spike in terrorism cases involving US citizens is challenging long-held assumptions that Muslims in Europe are more susceptible to radicalization than their better-assimilated counterparts in the United States ...

Obamas recall their favorite Christmas gifts

msnbc.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Pete Souza / The White House via AP As the Obamas prepare for their first Christmas in the White House, they're reminiscing on Christmases past in a new one-hour TV special with Oprah Winfrey.

Obama pledges stricter Wall Street rules

MarketWatch - Jonathan Burton - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- President Barack Obama blasted Wall Street for worsening the economy's downturn and promised to make financial markets more transparent and accountable.
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FDIC Seizes Three Banks

Wall Street Journal - David Enrich - ‎7 hours ago‎
State and federal banking regulators seized three small lenders on Friday, lifting the total number of bank failures this year to 133.

US sets pay rules at 4 firms

Washington Post - Tomoeh Murakami Tse - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Obama administration on Friday issued new rules on how hundreds of mid-level executives can be compensated at firms that received the largest government infusions, saying it hoped other companies would voluntarily adopt ...
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Google Releases Experimental Phone to Employees

PC World - Nancy Gohring - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google has handed out a new mobile phone running its Android software to some employees, stirring another wave of speculation that the oft-rumored Google Phone is real.

Can Nokia Recapture Its Glory Days?

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Losing ground in North America to iPhones and BlackBerrys, Nokia has decided to close its New York flagship store. By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ IF there's anywhere left in the world where it's still impolite to flash a BlackBerry or an iPhone, it's Nokia's ...

AT&T: On the Decline?

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
On the heels of AT&T's disastrous attempts to fight back against Verizon's clever "there's a map for that" ad campaign (Luke Wilson?

Madam calls Jungers a lyin' ho

New York Post - Dan Mangan - ‎11 hours ago‎
One of Tiger Woods' many, many mistresses adamantly denied yesterday she's a hooker -- but a former Hollywood madam who says she was her boss provided documents that show she once worked for her.

Eye-popping 'Avatar' pioneers new technology

San Francisco Chronicle - Michael Ordoña - ‎7 hours ago‎
About 12 years after James Cameron's "Titanic" became a bona fide cultural phenomenon, the writer-director-producer of such sci-fi juggernauts as "Aliens" and the original "Terminator" movies is back with an eye-popping, ...

Tiger and Elin Woods' new home: surrounded by ice

GlobalPost - Marcus Oscarsson - ‎2 hours ago‎
The rustic Swedish estate purchased by Elin Nordegren Woods doesn't have indoor plumbing during winter. By Marcus Oscarsson - Special to GlobalPost STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Elin Nordegren Woods' new home is so private that in winter you need a hydrocopter ...

Key matchups, predictions: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Chicago Tribune - Dan Pompei, Vaughn McClure - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Dan Pompei and Vaughn mcclure Tribune repoters Raji usually plays end but will have to move inside if Ryan Pickett is unable to play because of a hamstring injury.

Five keys to Falcons game against Saints

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Orlando Ledbetter - ‎44 minutes ago‎
1. With or without Michael Turner, the Falcons need to establish a ground game. The offensive line, which could be without at least two starters and possibly three, will have to open some holes for running backs Jerious Norwood ...

Kelly off and running at Notre Dame

Chicago Tribune - ‎22 minutes ago‎
With a glint in his eye and hope in his voice, the articulate son of a Boston politician used eloquence to stir an audience into thinking anything seemed possible.
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McCain Leads Health Fight

Wall Street Journal - Naftali Bendavid, Greg Hitt - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Sen. John McCain kept a relatively low profile for months after he lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama. Those days are over.

H1N1 shots available to more next week

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
WRONG. Epidemiology suggests that there could be multiple waves of the illness. They're saying it's on the decline now, which can lead to … read more people letting their guards down, which can lead to another wave.

Chemo With Herceptin May Be Best for Some Breast Cancers

U.S. News & World Report - ‎6 hours ago‎
SATURDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that certain breast cancer patients who take the drug Herceptin during chemotherapy, instead of taking it afterward, fare better, leading one of the study authors to say patients should ...

NFL Playoff Projections, Week 14

SI.com - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
Anquan Boldin and the Cardinals could grab ahold of the NFC's No. 2 seed should the Vikings' struggles continue. AP If you're a fan of a team currently on the outside of the NFL postseason, we have even more bad news for you: There's no hope inside ...

Arizona sheriff ups the ante against his foes

Los Angeles Times - Nicholas Riccardi - ‎14 hours ago‎
Joe Arpaio has escalated his tactics, not only defying the federal government on immigration but launching repeated investigations of those who criticize him.

Paranormal Flexibility

New York Times - Charles M. Blow - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a report on Wednesday that is bound to stir conversation about the increasingly complicated cacophony of spirituality in America - a mash-up of traditional faiths, ...

Uganda bans female circumcision

CNN - Faith Karimi, Samson Ntale - ‎8 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill banning female genital mutilation, a traditional rite that has sparked an international outcry and is practiced in some African and Asian communities.

Obama's Big Sellout

Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008.