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Senate Passes 9/11 Health Bill as Republicans Back Down

New York Times - Raymond Hernandez - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Wendy Flammia with a photo of her friend Jenn McNamara's husband, John McNamara, a New York City firefighter and 9/11 responder who later died of cancer, at a news conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
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California Storm: Authorities Order Evacuations Amid Flooding, Mudslides

ABC News - Leezel Tanglao - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some parts of the state have had an entire year's worth of rainfall in a single week. Five separate storms have hit San Diego alone, leaving Qualcomm Stadium looking like a swimming pool.
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'Spider-Man' Shows Canceled to Test a Safety Plan

New York Times - Patrick Healy - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Reporters and photographers stood under the marquee at the Foxwoods Theater, where the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is being performed.

Steve Wozniak: Net Neutrality Rules “Don't Go Far Enough”

The Mac Observer - Bryan Chaffin - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak told reporters Tuesday that new rules passed by the FCC on net neutrality were a good first step, but that they don't far enough.

Probation Dept. -- Key Player in Lindsay's Freedom - ‎3 hours ago‎
Good news for Lindsay Lohan ... TMZ has learned the LA County Probation Department won't go after her for the alleged battery at the Betty Ford Center ... unless she's convicted. Sources connected to the case tell us the Probation Department will not ...

Gardasil Approved for Anal Cancer Prevention

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Dec. 22, 2010 -- The FDA today approved Merck's Gardasil HPV vaccine for prevention of anal cancer in both males and females ages 9 through 26 years.

They blame South Korea for a November 23 artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island

CNN - ‎11 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- North Korea is sending an onslaught of faxes to South Korea, blaming its neighbor for tensions over a disputed island, an official said Wednesday.

Drunken driver sentenced to 51 years for killing baseball pitcher

CNN International - Michael Martinez - ‎4 hours ago‎
Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, was beginning his first full season in the majors when he was killed in 2006. (CNN) -- A convicted drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison for a crash that killed ...

World Bank Freezes Ivory Coast Financing

Voice of America - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The World Bank says it has frozen financing for Ivory Coast, where incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo is clinging to power in the face of global criticism.

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Tanier: Michael Vick skeptics and naysayers need to surrender. The Eagles quarterback is an entirely new, more dangerous player. PHT: But Martin Brodeur admits it's a 'possibility' he might not end his career in New Jersey.

Placebo Effect Is Real, Not Attempt to Deceive

MedPage Today - Crystal Phend - ‎3 hours ago‎
The placebo effect works -- even when the patient knows it's a placebo -- demonstrating that it is a 'ritual of medicine' and not an attempt to fool patients, according to the results of a small ...

US Stocks Increase as S&P 500 Index Advances a Fifth Day; Walgreen Jumps

Bloomberg - Rita Nazareth - ‎9 hours ago‎
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chairman and chief executive officer of WL ...

Abbott Laboratories recalls glucose test strips

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Chicago-based company pulls back 359 million because the strips may give diabetics false low readings. So far, 22 such cases have been reported.

Millions of holiday travelers expected

USA Today - Larry Copeland, Donna Leinwand - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nov. 24 photo by Carolyn Kaster, AP By Larry Copeland and Donna Leinwand, USA TODAY Holiday travelers can expect clogged roads, high gas prices and some bad weather this weekend.

Texas 67, Michigan St. 55

USA Today - ‎24 minutes ago‎
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Jordan Hamilton scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 18 Texas defeat No.

Rio Tinto offers $3.9 billion for Riversdale

MarketWatch - Sarah Turner - ‎22 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY (MarketWatch) - Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. Thursday said that it will pay 3.9 billion Australian dollars ($3.9 billion) to buy smaller rival Riversdale Mining Ltd.

Rex Ryan and Jets Encounter Unusual Distraction

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎54 minutes ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Once again on a Wednesday afternoon in this strange Jets season, Coach Rex Ryan took his customary position behind the lectern and spent time answering questions that had nothing to do with football.

Gasoline prices in US likely to hit season high

Los Angeles Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Crude oil prices closed above $90 a barrel for the first time in two years, raising the likelihood that US gasoline prices will reach an average of $3 a gallon for the first Christmas ever.

DDoS attacks threaten free speech, says report

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Computer attacks launched against sites run by human rights and dissident media groups threaten to knock free speech off the Web, a new report warned this week.

Soccer Star Landon Donovan Files for Divorce

People Magazine - Dahvi Shira, Cynthia Wang - ‎1 hour ago‎
Separated from his Rules of Engagement actress wife for more than a year, professional soccer player Landon Donovan has taken steps to end his marriage officially.

Skype outage hits users worldwide

Los Angeles Times - W.J. Hennigan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Millions can't make calls, or are dropped in mid-conversation, because of a network connection failure - the second major disruption in service this year.

Following Trend, Births to US Teens Decline

MedPage Today - Crystal Phend - ‎4 hours ago‎
Note that the decline in birth rates documented here continues a decline from a 17-year high in 2007. Birth rates continue to drop among American women, hitting a record low overall and as well as ...
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