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Chrysler halts manufacturing as clock ticks on gov't bailout
AFP - Dec 17, 2008
NEW YORK (AFP) - Ailing US automaker Chrysler on Wednesday said it would temporarily halt manufacturing as demand plunges and the clock ticks down on a hoped-for bailout from the federal government.

Watergate 'Deep Throat' Mark Felt dies at 95
Reuters - 36 minutes ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mark Felt, the mysterious "Deep Throat" source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein crack the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, has died at age 95.
'Deep Throat' Mark Felt Dies at 95 Washington Post
W. Mark Felt, Watergate source 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95 Los Angeles Times
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Voice of America
Big 3 might file planned bankruptcy
Baltimore Sun - 1 hour ago
By Jim Puzzanghera and Martin Zimmerman | Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The White House said yesterday that, instead of a financial bailout, it is considering a so-called prepackaged bankruptcy plan for General Motors and Chrysler, ...
White House considers bankruptcy plan for automakers Los Angeles Times
President Bush ponders bankruptcy plan for GM, Chrysler instead of ... Chicago Tribune
Detroit Free Press - Reuters - San Jose Mercury News - Boston Globe
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BBC News
Tension surges as Gaza truce ends
AFP - 59 minutes ago
GAZA CITY (AFP) - Tension surged in and around Gaza on Friday as the Islamist rulers of the besieged Palestinian enclave declared an end to the troubled truce with Israel and warned they would respond to any attack.
Hamas declares Israel truce over BBC News
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Thousands of Zimbabwean youth flee to South Africa
CNN International - 3 hours ago
A Zimbabwean boy eats a meal in South Africa on Wednesday. His parents are seeking asylum. The 11-year-old says his 10-year-old friend Temashi spent two days "scratching" the image onto his skin with a match stick.
Mugabe says African nations 'not brave enough' to topple him AFP
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BBC News
Rwandan genocide jailing hailed
BBC News - 37 minutes ago
Survivors of Rwanda's genocide and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have welcomed the life sentence given to its mastermind Theoneste Bagosora.
Rwanda: Habyarimana's Brother in Law Gets 20 Years Jail for Genocide AllAfrica.com
Rwanda's Bagosora sentenced to life for genocide International Herald Tribune
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Gay leaders angered by Obama's prayer pick
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(12-18) 20:06 PST -- San Francisco's gay community, which threw its political weight behind Barack Obama's campaign, is protesting the president-elect's decision to invite an evangelical pastor known for anti-gay comments to give the inaugural prayer.
Dial it down a notch, President-elect Barack Obama tells gays New York Daily News
Wall Street Journal - Los Angeles Times - USA Today - Reuters
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Daily Contributor
Obama selects 3rd Latino for Cabinet
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas | Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama is expected to complete his Cabinet appointments Friday when he names Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.
Obama selects Solis and Kirk for Cabinet posts Baltimore Sun
In Transition Labor Secretary, US Trade Representative Washington Post
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Times Online
Obama introduces more economic appointees
Los Angeles Times - 3 hours ago
They include Mary Schapiro as SEC chairwoman. At a news conference, Obama hints at a regulatory crackdown to come. By Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas Reporting from Washington -- President-elect Barack Obama, introducing more appointees to the ...
Obama says Madoff shows need for reform Baltimore Sun
Obama Keen to Regulate Finance Wall Street Journal
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GM, Chrysler seen near loan deal
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Corp and Chrysler are close to securing emergency loans as part of a US government aid package that would demand sweeping restructuring at the troubled automakers, according to sources familiar with the ...
GM and Chrysler seen near loan deal Reuters
GM, Chrysler May Get US Loans to Survive to March Bloomberg
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Panasonic Offers to Acquire Sanyo for $9 Billion
Bloomberg - 36 minutes ago
By Hiroshi Suzuki Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Panasonic Corp. offered to pay as much as 806.7 billion yen ($9 billion) to buy Sanyo Electric Co.
Panasonic to spend at least $4.5 bln to buy Sanyo Reuters
Panasonic to spend at least $4.5 bln to buy Sanyo Forbes
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Washington Post
BOJ Cuts Key Rate to 0.1%, Pumps Funds Into Economy
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Mayumi Otsuma Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Japan cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.1 percent and said it would buy corporate debt as a deepening recession chokes off funding for businesses.
REFILE-TOPWRAP 2-Japan cuts rates, US carmakers near deal Forbes
Yen Recovers After Dip Against Dollar Wall Street Journal
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New Zealand Herald
The Macalope Weekly: It's a Macworld after all
Macworld - 10 hours ago
Will we all make it through this? Will Schiller have anything to announce? Will Jobs be leaving us forever? Will Dr. Killroy complete Angela’s face transplant?
How Apple Could Survive Without Steve Jobs Wall Street Journal
Why investors are better off without Macworld CNNMoney.com
New York Times - TG Daily - PC Magazine - FOXNews
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New York Times
Yahoo Limits Retention of Search Data
New York Times - 4 hours ago
Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, praised Yahoo’s new policy of retaining some search information for only 90 days and hoped others would follow suit.
Lawmaker Praises Yahoo's Privacy Policy CRN
Yahoo's Data Retention Move Puts Pressure on Google, Microsoft eWeek
InformationWeek - Sci-Tech Today - Financial Times - Reuters
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BBC News
Browse safely using Internet Explorer or Firefox
CNET News - 1 hour ago
The second of my three-part update of the 10-Step Security story I wrote three years ago shows that some tech advice stands the test of time.
Microsoft moves to fix Explorer flaw WTHR
Microsoft patches critical IE bug with emergency update Computerworld
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E! Online
Movie review: Will Smith in 'Seven Pounds'
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Seven Pounds: Drama. Starring Will Smith and Rosario Dawson. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. (PG-13. 118 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.
An IRS Do-Gooder and Other Strangeness New York Times
Will Smith Carries 'Seven Pounds' Washington Post
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'Yes Man'
Newsday - 1 hour ago
BY RAFER GUZMÁN | rafer.guzman@newsday.com It's not often you see a high-concept comedy, let alone one starring Jim Carrey, that offers a message worth heeding.
Carrey dabbles in Korean in 'Yes Man' Korea Herald
Movie review: Just say no to Carrey's 'Yes Man' San Francisco Chronicle
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'Despereaux': Too Many Tales
Washington Post - 4 hours ago
"The Tale of Despereaux" opens with a lovable stowaway rat named Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), frigate-ing his way to the not-so-enchanted Land of Dor.
Movie review: 'Despereaux' - big ears, no fears San Francisco Chronicle
Movie Review: 'The Tale of Despereaux' Dallas Morning News
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Los Angeles Times
Sports Watch
KRIS-TV - 1 hour ago
AP - December 19, 2008 1:03 AM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Peyton Manning completed his first 17 passes and threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns in leading Indianapolis to a 31-24 win over Jacksonville.
Manning carries Colts to postseason FOXSports.com
Colts clinch playoff spot by beating Jags Detroit Free Press
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Los Angeles Times
Red Sox fall out of Teixeira talks
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
By Adam Kilgore Red Sox owner John Henry issued a stunning proclamation late last night regarding the team's pursuit of free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira, all but ruling out Boston's chance to land the prize hitter of baseball's offseason.
Teixeira will get his payday, but is he really worth it? FOXSports.com
Red Sox out of Teixeira derby Baltimore Sun
Hartford Courant - MLB.com - Boston Herald - International Herald Tribune
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Washington Post
Roy's 52 points powers Blazers over Suns
Sports Network - 2 hours ago
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Brandon Roy established a career-high with 52 points and hit the go-ahead shot from beyond the arc with 1:01 remaining as Portland finally beat the Phoenix Suns, 124-119, at the Rose Garden.
Roy burns Suns with 52 points Seattle Post Intelligencer
Roy scores 52 points in Blazers' win The Associated Press
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Neighbors surpass Mass. in nursing home ratings
Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
By Kay Lazar A new government ranking system for nursing homes nationwide shows that Massachusetts has fewer top-notch rated facilities, and more ranked below average, than New England neighbors Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Feds' new ratings of nursing homes draw questions Houston Chronicle
4 Morris nursing homes rank high in government study Dailyrecord.com
BurlingtonFreePress.com - Tulsa World - Norwalk Advocate - Kansas.com
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The Money Times
Health providers' 'conscience' rule to take effect
Los Angeles Times - 5 hours ago
The last-minute Bush administration declaration lets doctors, clinics, receptionists and others refuse to give care they find morally objectionable.
President Bush unveils conscience rule for health-care industry Chicago Tribune
Bush's 'conscience' rule criticized as too broad Baltimore Sun
Boston Globe - New York Times - CNN
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BBC News
First US Face Transplant Described
New York Times - 20 hours ago
Cleveland Clinic, via AP Dr. Maria Siemionow, center, led a Cleveland Clinic team including Dr. Risal Djohan, left, and Dr. Daniel Alam in an operation replacing most of a patient’s face.
US performs first near-total face transplant Xinhua
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BBC News
Report: Emanuel Spoke Directly With Blagojevich About Senate Seat
FOXNews - 1 hour ago
President-elect Obama's chief of staff had direct discussions with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about Obama's vacant Senate seat, sources say.
Illinois Inquiry Goes Beyond Criminal Complaint New York Times
Illinois House panel is questioning witnesses in Blagojevich inquiry Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Kennedy faces a bit of resentment in NY
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(12-18) 21:22 PST San Francisco -- After half a century of trying to stay out of the spotlight unless she had a book or charitable cause to promote, Caroline Kennedy is being dissected like never before as she seeks an appointment to the US Senate.
Caroline Kennedy confronts qualification questions Newsday
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Seattle Post Intelligencer
California lawmakers pass $18-billion plan to ease fiscal crisis
Los Angeles Times - 9 hours ago
Republicans say they will file suit, saying the plan by Democrats violates the two-thirds rule for tax hikes. The governor has not decided whether to sign it.
Governor vows to veto lawmakers' budget San Francisco Chronicle
Dems' tax-hike plan passes, Schwarzenegger pledges veto San Jose Mercury News
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