New York Times - - 35 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leaders said Monday that they were prepared to drop a proposed expansion of Medicare and make other changes in sweeping health legislation as they tried to rally their caucus in hopes of ...
Health-Care Bill Reaches Impasse Wall Street Journal
Dems mull dropping Medicare expansion in overhaul Houston Chronicle
Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
COPENHAGEN -- Tensions flared Monday at the United Nations climate summit, as representatives from a group of poor nations briefly walked out of the conference to protest the slow pace of negotiations, ...
Video: Boycott Ended at UN Climate Talks The Associated Press
Tense atmosphere clouds climate talks The Associated Press
Washington Post - 37 minutes ago
President Barack Obama challenged top bankers Monday to explore "every responsible way" to increase lending, saying they were obliged to help after being rescued by taxpayers.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Intelligence suggests Iran worked on testing a key atomic bomb component as recently as 2007, diplomats said on Monday, a finding which if proven would clash with Iran's assertion its nuclear work is for civilian use.
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MOSCOW - With the turn of a ceremonial valve, China's president, Hu Jintao, opened a big natural gas pipeline from central Asia to China on Monday, significantly increasing China's access to the fuel and providing the first major ...
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The Bush administration e-mails had been "mislabeled and effectively lost," according to the National Security Archive. Washington (CNN) -- Computer technicians have recovered about 22 million Bush administration e-mails that the White House had said ...
White House to Restore Millions of Bush-era Emails FOXNews (blog)
Reuters - - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled a US human rights agenda on Monday calling for universal standards that apply to all nations, prompting rights groups to urge the administration to live up to its rhetoric.
Clinton Defends Human Rights Approach New York Times
Clinton's Human Rights Byword: Pragmatism CBS News (blog)
New York Times - - 39 minutes ago
AW train arriving at City Hall Station. The W and Z lines and free student rides would be eliminated in a 2010 austerity plan. By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM A punishing slate of service cuts that would affect nearly every bus, subway and commuter rail rider ...
Forbes - - 12 minutes ago
Wells Fargo becomes the last major financial institution to agree to repay bailout funds, escaping tighter government scrutiny. For months, Wells Fargo insisted it would repay its $25 billion worth of federal bailout funding in a way that wouldn't dent ...
Citi, Wells to Repay Bailouts Wall Street Journal
Wells Fargo proves last big bank to repay TARP MarketWatch
Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s agreement to acquire natural-gas producer XTO Energy Inc. bolsters confidence in the view that US gas prices will rise modestly and stabilize in the next few years.
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Bloomberg - - 3 hours ago
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The euro may rise for a second day against the dollar after Abu Dhabi pledged to bail out Dubai World, easing concern Europe's biggest banks will be forced to write down loans to the state-owned ...
WORLD FOREX: Dollar Lower,But Euro Gains Muted By Debt Worries Wall Street Journal
DailyTech - 3 hours ago
Near-Earth Objects (neos) represent an extinction level threat to the entire human race. The odds are extremely low that an undetected asteroid or comet will strike the Earth and cause catastrophic damage, but given a long enough period of time ...
NASA Launches Comet-Hunting Space Camera InformationWeek
NASA launches new mapping spacecraft Los Angeles Times
CNET News - - 2 hours ago
After a busy weekend where it made its very unofficial debut, htc's Nexus One entered into full legitimacy Monday with approval by the Federal Communications Commission.
Video: Google's 'Nexus One' the New iPhone? Fox Business
ChannelWeb - - 15 minutes ago
The Supreme Court is planning to rule on whether employees have a right to privacy when they send text messages on company-owned phones.
Supreme Court Takes Texting Case New York Times
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msnbc.com - 7 hours ago
It seems as if we've been hearing about James Cameron's "Avatar" ever since he stopped work on "Titanic." No, it hasn't been that long, but the long-awaited film, featuring an exotic new world and colorful characters created by stunning digital effects ...
James Cameron Finally Meets His Match: Kathie Lee Gifford New York Magazine
MTV.com - - 55 minutes ago
Chris Brown's irate state of mind, as displayed over the weekend in a series of angry tweets, came to an end Monday afternoon (December 14) when the embattled R&B artist abruptly canceled his Twitter account and abandoned tens of ...
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msnbc.com - - 8 hours ago
At first, it was just a fling with a famous man who said his marriage was falling apart. But by the time she finally broke off her affair with Tiger Woods, Cori Rist said she had come to feel remorse for the suffering she caused Woods' ...
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MLB.com - 42 minutes ago
This is not quite like acquiring Roy Halladay, but it does keep the arms race going. In the rivalry that never rests, the Boston Red Sox have just taken their turn.
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Reports: Sox, Lackey agree to five-year deal Boston Globe
MLB.com - - 42 minutes ago
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays are on the brink of a new era. Roy Halladay -- arguably the greatest pitcher in the organization's history -- appears to be headed to Philadelphia for a chance at winning the World Series ...
The Associated Press - - 10 minutes ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Hideki Matsui is headed west. The World Series MVP and the Los Angeles Angels have reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract worth about $6.5 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Report: Matsui to join Angels on a one-year deal FOXSports.com
Angels, Matsui reach deal SI.com
Wall Street Journal - - 1 hour ago
The risk of cancer associated with popular CT scans appears to be greater than previously believed, according to two new studies published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Studies Quantify Cancer Risks From CT Scans U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report - - 4 hours ago
MONDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Here's good news for people who can't start their morning without a cup or two of java: Coffee and tea consumption may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
ABC News - 4 hours ago
AP More than half of adult travelers say they are taking more precautions against flu this year compared to last year, according to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Ohio orders 574K more doses of H1N1 vaccine Bizjournals.com
New York Times - - Dec 13, 2009
Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and the foremost academic economist of the 20th century, died Sunday at his home in Belmont, Mass.
Wall Street Journal - - Dec 13, 2009
Britain is the only European country President Barack Obama can really count on to respond positively to his plea for NATO to provide extra forces for Afghanistan.
The Sun - - Dec 11, 2009
CHEATING Tiger Woods splashed out £25000 a weekend partying with high-class hookers, a notorious Hollywood madam told a US website last night.
New York Times - - 22 hours ago
EL ALTO, Bolivia - When the tap across from her mud-walled home dried up in September, Celia Cruz stopped making soups and scaled back washing for her family of five.
Wall Street Journal - Dec 13, 2009
That became a hot debate at the Future of Finance Initiative after former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker chastised the largely private-sector group for the timidity of its proposals, and said the ATM was the only financial innovation he ...