New York Times - - 17 minutes ago
President Obama stepped off Air Force One Friday morning in Denmark to address the Copenhagen climate summit. By JOHN M. BRODER and ELISABETH ROSENTHAL COPENHAGEN - President Obama arrived here on Friday morning bent on applying a combination of muscle ...
CNN - 1 hour ago
The Senate voted early Friday to end the debate on a massive defense spending bill. Washington (CNN) -- Facing year-end holidays and running out of time to discuss health care reform, the Senate voted early Friday to end debate on funding for the ...
Video: A Holiday Health-Care Sale Fox Business
Senate Democrats block GOP filibuster Washington Post
Wall Street Journal - 5 minutes ago
AP WARSAW, Poland -- The iron sign bearing the Nazi slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" that spanned the main entrance to the former Auschwitz death camp was stolen Friday, Polish police said.
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By Yangtze Yan ISLAMABAD, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- With both the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and its government in a quandary over the Supreme Court (SC)'s verdict against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), cracks that have been visible ...
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New York Times - 3 hours ago
By REUTERS NATO's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said Thursday that he saw no need for a new security treaty for Europe proposed by Russia.
Obama, Medvedev to meet on nuclear arms talks The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - Dec 17, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea - A top Chinese official called Thursday for efforts to quickly resume stalled talks on ending North Korea's nuclear programs, while Washington said any future disarmament deal will have to address Pyongyang's uranium enrichment ...
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Washington (CNN) -- Use of capital punishment by states continues its steady decline, with fewer death sentences handed down in 2009 than any year since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in ...
Steep decline in death sentences Houston Chronicle
Death Sentences Dropped, but Executions Rose in '09 New York Times
Wall Street Journal - - 4 hours ago
The decision by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to sharply cut services to close a nearly $383 million deficit is the latest sign that the state will operate under harsh fiscal constraints in the coming year.
MTA budget cuts to greatly impact Access-A-Ride clients New York Daily News
Cut by the MTA: Free Rides for Students New York Times
Seattle Post Intelligencer - - 1 hour ago
As President Obama tries to curb global warming in the hothouse of Copenhagen, Sarah Palin has butted in to claim that climate change occurs naturally "like gravity," while warning that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will mean "job ...
Palin signs 700 books in Sandpoint Bonners Ferry Herald
Bloomberg - - 31 minutes ago
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Japan held interest rates at 0.1 percent and policy makers said they are intolerant of price declines amid signs deflation may undermine the economic recovery.
Japan promises to 'beat deflation' BBC News
Bloomberg - - 38 minutes ago
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index headed for its steepest weekly drop since November, on concern banks will need to raise more equity.
China Shares End Down For 4th Day; To Resume Uptrend In January Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of England official Andrew Haldane said the departure of financial institutions from the UK to avoid tighter regulation may be “a price worth paying” for the sake of the economy.
PC World - - 7 hours ago
Palm plans to officially open the doors to its WebOS developer program in early January and has started stepping up marketing in an effort to boost continued lagging sales.
Palm's losses decline for second quarter CNET News
PC World - - 10 hours ago
A high-profile electronic privacy group filed a federal complaint against Facebook on Thursday -- and now, Facebook is lashing back.
Facebook Hit With FTC Complaint InformationWeek
Business Digest: Groups ask FTC to look at Facebook Washington Post
Los Angeles Times - - 3 hours ago
The Blu-ray Disc Assn. reaches agreement on a standard that allows for full 1080p viewing of 3-D movies on TVs. By David Colker Three-dimensional television took a big step forward Thursday with the finalization of a standard for Blu-ray disc machines.
Boston Herald - - 43 minutes ago
LONDON - As the blue-skinned star of James Cameron's “Avatar,” Zoe Saldana caps a breakthrough year with what she calls “the best role that has ever crossed my path.
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MiamiHerald.com - - 1 hour ago
In "Did You Hear About the Morgans?," Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are supposed to pass for a married couple, but they have all the chemistry of two actors who just met and shook hands moments before the cameras rolled.
'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' Los Angeles Times
MiamiHerald.com - - 1 hour ago
Rules, rules, rules - it's enough to drive a girl mad. Everywhere you go, adults are watching and telling you what to do. You're a fully capable 17-year-old and you can't climb the stairs in your own palace without a lady-in-waiting ...
'The Young Victoria' Los Angeles Times
Detroit Free Press - - 52 minutes ago
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the accident was a result of a domestic dispute between Henry and his fiancée, Loleini Tonga. Henry, 26, had a history of legal problems over his five-year career as a wide receiver with Cincinnati.
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Eagles who played with Henry express shock, sadness Philadelphia Daily News
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
The Indianapolis Colts have surged into unfamiliar territory -- but took a well-worn path to get there. The Colts improved to 14-0 on Thursday for the first time in franchise history, and did so with yet another come-from-behind effort in the fourth ...
As Manning and Other Stars Go to Work, Colts Go to 14-0 New York Times
Detroit Free Press - - 20 minutes ago
Tim Finchem wanted to set the record straight about the way he was parodied a week ago on "Saturday Night Live." "Let me just parenthetically say that the rumor that I keep a flask on my desk is not true," Finchem said Thursday.
We thought we knew Tiger, but he's an illusion MiamiHerald.com
Reuters - - 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The swine flu pandemic may have changed the US approach to handling influenza forever, and for the better, US officials said on Thursday.
Assessment and Thanks as Flu Wave Ebbs in US New York Times
WHO officials warn global swine flu pandemic yet to peak Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Telegraph.co.uk - - 1 hour ago
A previously unknown natural defence against swine flu and other viruses has been discovered which could lead to new treatments. By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Natural defence against swine flu found by scientists Photo: AP Scientists found that the ...
Natural flu-fighting protein to fight virus found TopNews United States
New York Times - - 13 hours ago
Dr. Robert Wachter, center, with colleagues Dr. Andy Auerbach and Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.
The Coming US Doctor Shortage BusinessWeek
Wall Street Journal - - 21 hours ago
In fact, he's got the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year. By KARL ROVE Barack Obama has won a place in history with the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year: 49% approve and 46% disapprove of his job ...
CNN - - 17 hours ago
(CNN) -- Sometimes terrible movies -- the ones with such bad acting, dumb dialogue and cheesy special effects that they're unintentionally hilarious -- are the ones we remember the most.
New York Times - - 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.
Slate - - Dec 14, 2009
Why wouldn't you just fire a pistol the normal way? As police chased Raymond "Ready" Martinez through Times Square on Thursday, the street hustler and aspiring rapper fired two shots, ...
FOXNews - Dec 14, 2009
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about an orgasm, someone is one up on you. 1. Are the sensations experienced from orgasm the same for males and females?