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Lieberman's Ties to Ex-Party Fray

Wall Street Journal - Naftali Bendavid, Patrick Yoest - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Sen. Joe Lieberman's use of his swing vote to help quash a proposed expansion of Medicare marked the latest act in his deteriorating relationship with the Democratic Party.

Obama administration to buy Illinois prison for Guantanamo detainees

Washington Post - Peter Slevin - ‎8 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO -- President Obama, determined to change US detention policy and shut the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, pointed Tuesday to a small town in Illinois as a big part of the answer.

Manufacturer Recalls 800000 Doses of H1N1 Vaccine; Flu Experts Not Worried

ABC News - Todd Neale, Dan Childs - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shots of vaccine are prepared for usage during a counter the H1N1 swine flu virus vaccination... "It is a pain the neck, but not a major crisis," said Dr.

Compliance Checks Prove a Big Hurdle

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Power - ‎53 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- If the Copenhagen climate summit produces an agreement among nations to cut their carbon dioxide emissions, a contentious issue will remain: How to catch countries that cheat.

Israel Calls UK Effort to Try Livni 'Absurdity'

Wall Street Journal - Joshua Mitnick, Joe Parkinson - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Israel reacted angrily Tuesday to a British arrest warrant for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on war-crimes allegations, with the government threatening to sideline the UK in Mideast peace talks.

Turkey: Two People Killed in Kurdish Protests

New York Times - Sebnem Arsu - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two people were killed and at least six wounded Tuesday in Kurdish protests that have raged since the only Kurdish party in Parliament was banned by the Constitutional Court last week.

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Manufacturing ceos to attend White House meeting

Reuters - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Top chief executives from the US manufacturing sector will attend a meeting hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

Immigration overhaul bill unveiled in House

Los Angeles Times - Antonio Olivo, Teresa Watanabe - ‎9 minutes ago‎
The legislation, which includes a path to legalization, is met with criticism from conservatives and liberals. By Antonio Olivo and Teresa Watanabe Reporting from Los Angeles and Chicago - Raising the curtain on a new round of debate over immigration ...

Obama's new plan to create jobs, save energy: Call it cash for caulkers?

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Declaring insulation 'sexy,' the president outlines a plan to offer cash incentives to consumers who make energy-efficient home improvements.

Boeing Dreamliner completes first flight

Reuters - Bill Rigby - ‎56 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) completed the long-delayed first test flight of its new 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday, heralding a new era of plastics-based aircraft that promise to save airlines million of dollars in fuel costs.

Out from under TARP, banks are now free to fail again

Washington Post - Steven Pearlstein - ‎31 minutes ago‎
There's the president of the United States, sitting in the Cabinet room at the White House, cameras rolling, talking with the heads of the country's biggest banks, each one of which had benefited from an extraordinary government ...

Bernanke Foes Seek to Curtail Fed

Wall Street Journal - Sudeep Reddy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ben Bernanke is widely expected to win Senate approval for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman, but opponents are hoping to use the debate on his nomination to curtail his autonomy at the central bank.

Google may anger phone makers -- or inspire them

Reuters - Nichola Leske, Edwin Chan - ‎5 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc could undermine its long-term strategy of extending its reach into mobile Web services if it chooses to go head-to-head with cell phone manufacturers that are using its Android operating system.

Microsoft cops to webcode theft

Register - ‎5 hours ago‎
Microsoft has admitted that its new Chinese microblogging service used webcode pilfered from a similar service popular elsewhere in Asia.

Strong Sales May Delay Apple imacs

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple's two-week delay in shipping 27-inch imacs could be due to the product's success, said NPD Group. By Antone Gonsalves Stronger-than-expected Mac desktop sales could be behind Apple's two-week delay in shipping 27-inch imacs.

'Up in the Air' with George Clooney tops Golden Globe nominations

Washington Post - Jen Chaney - ‎55 minutes ago‎
"Up in the Air" -- the critically lauded drama that stars George Clooney as a professional downsizer who never misses an airline connection but consistently fails to connect with his family -- emerged Tuesday as the front-running film in ...

Erin Andrews: I Hope Stalker Never Sees Light of Day

ABC News - Lindsay Goldwert, Eric Horng - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a blistering statement in front of a federal judge, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews called Michael David Barrett a "sexual predator" who should "never see the light of day.

Death of a Faith Healer: Oral Roberts

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Evangelist Oral Roberts gives a sermon to members of the Church on the Rock, in Rockwall, Texas on April 5, 1987. Roberts, who rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar organization and an Oklahoma university bearing his name, died Tuesday ...

Halladay, Lee deal could be completed Wednesday

The Associated Press - Ronald Blum - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - The blockbuster trade sending Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle could be completed Wednesday, and it's become a four-team swap that involves Toronto shipping a prospect to Oakland.

Rockets G Tracy McGrady will make season debut Tuesday

The Canadian Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady will make his season debut against Detroit, about nine months after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee.

Momentum seems to be on side of Big Ten expansion

Chicago Tribune - Teddy Greenstein - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The statement is a mere 288 words, yet it's difficult to get through the 13 tedious sentences without wondering: "Is this going to be on the test?

Patients Urged to Weigh CT Scan Risks and Benefits

ABC News - Julie Steenhuysen - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Patients should not let recent studies showing that exposure to radiation from a CT scan may raise their cancer risk scare them away from getting this type of X-ray when it is needed, radiology specialists said ...

More Leptin May Mean Less Alzheimer's

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dec. 15, 2009 -- High levels of the energy-regulating hormone leptin were associated with lower rates of Alzheimer's disease in a study appearing in thejournal of the American Medical Association.

WHO: Increased funds show results in malaria battle

Reuters - Kate Kelland - ‎16 hours ago‎
LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Increased funding is starting to pay off in the battle against malaria but prevention and treatment must be increased to try to halt the killer disease, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

In Surgery, a Tangled Tumor Meets Its Match

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎Dec 14, 2009‎
HOURS TO GO Dr. Tomoaki Kato in glasses and his team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia operated last week on a 59-year-old Wisconsin man with a cancerous tumor.

Bjorn Lomborg: Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming

Wall Street Journal - Bjorn Lomborg - ‎10 hours ago‎
The saddest fact of climate change—and the chief reason we should be concerned about finding a proper response—is that the countries it will hit hardest are already among the poorest and most long-suffering.

Is it time for 'The Simpsons' to 'g'oh'?

CNN - Todd Leopold - ‎Dec 14, 2009‎
For many fans -- particularly hard-core followers in the mold of the show's sneering Comic Book Guy -- the glory days are long past.

A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing

New York Times - John Markoff - ‎Dec 14, 2009‎
In a speech given just a few weeks before he was lost at sea off the California coast in January 2007, Jim Gray, a database software pioneer and a Microsoft researcher, sketched out an argument that computing was fundamentally ...

China Emerges as Green-Tech Leader

Wall Street Journal - Shai Oster - ‎11 hours ago‎
BEIJING -- Xu Shisen put down the phone and smiled. That was Canada calling, explained the chief engineer at a coal-fired power plant set among knockoff antique and art shops in a Beijing suburb.