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Paris Airports Once Again Disrupted By Snow

Wall Street Journal - Inti Landauro, Elena Berton - ‎46 minutes ago‎
PARIS (Dow Jones)--French aviation authorities asked airlines to cancel about one-third of the flights into and out of Paris' main airport Friday because of freezing conditions, ...
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Obama plans for restful Hawaiian retreat

The Associated Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama has Hawaiian vacation plans for plenty of private time with his family, walks on the beach, rounds of golf and leisure reading.
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Santa Claus is coming to town: US radar tracks his progress

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Father Christmas has taken off from the north pole and is on his busy way to see you, according to a US and Canadian defence organisation that is tracking his sleigh's progress across the globe.
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Mumbai on edge after police say militants plan terror attack

Christian Science Monitor - Tom A. Peter - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Mumbai police are on the lookout for four men, allegedly Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, who have entered the city and are suspected of plotting a terror attack.

Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor, five others suspended for start of 2011

San Jose Mercury News - Jon Wilner - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP What started out as a trip to a Columbus tattoo parlor by a couple of football players has created all sorts of mayhem for star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State.

Rush-Job Behind "Spider-Man" Safety Woes?

CBS News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
In this theater publicity image released by The O and M Co., the Spider-Man character is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York.

Skype to Refund Customers Affected by Service Outage: Report

eWeek - Nathan Eddy - ‎2 hours ago‎
Skype's CEO issues a statement offering refunds for customers affected by the company's massive service outage. Facing the wrath of its customer base following a massive service outage earlier this week, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider ...

Bye nearly wrapped up Steelers roll by Carolina

Boston Herald - Ed Bouchette - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Steelers did their part and now it's down to one team -- Cleveland, either this Sunday or next. After they put the Carolina Panthers in a 27-3 box at Heinz Field and returned them to Charlotte, NC, ...

West Africa Central Bank Says Alassane Ouattara Controls Ivory Coast Funds

Bloomberg - Franz Wild, Pauline Bax - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Central Bank of West African States recognized Alassane Ouattara as Ivory Coast's president, giving him control over state reserves previously governed by Laurent Gbagbo.

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Parking Lot Strategies That Work

AtomStack - John Christensen - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Last minute Christmas shopping can be a nightmare, or a pleasure. It depends on how you go about it, but one thing is for sure…take your patience in buckets, just for the Christmas Eve parking lots.

Anarchists blamed for Rome bombs

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Italian officials believe anarchists may have carried out parcel bomb attacks on two embassies in Rome as acts of revenge. Two members of staff were hurt, one seriously, in the blasts at the Swiss and Chilean missions on Thursday.

Comcast-NBC merger gains traction

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎7 hours ago‎
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that he will vote to approve the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal as long as certain conditions are met, a significant step toward the formation of a new ...

Lindsay's Alleged Victim Will Refuse to Cooperate - ‎5 hours ago‎
The ex-Betty Ford staffer who claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her earlier this month will not only drop her criminal complaint, she'll refuse to cooperate with authorities ... TMZ has learned. Dawn Holland, who told TMZ earlier this week how Lindsay ...

Expedia makes American Air fares harder to find

Reuters - Karen Jacobs, Derek Caney - ‎48 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Online travel agency Expedia Inc (EXPE.O) is making users take extra steps to get American Airlines listings after the US airline stopped selling tickets through rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc (OWW.

Woman, 27, found dead at August Busch IV 's home

The Associated Press - ‎16 hours ago‎
HUNTLEIGH, Mo (AP) - Police found the body of a 27-year-old woman in the upscale suburban St. Louis home of ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV though it could take at least a month before authorities know how she died.

Leaked iPad 2 cases show camera, larger speaker

Mobile Burn - Todd Haselton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Leaked cases for the iPad 2 are hinting that the device will have a rear-facing camera and a larger speaker. The rear speaker is reportedly covered with a metal mesh and offers better performance than the current iPad speaker.

EPA moving unilaterally to limit greenhouse gases

The Associated Press - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Stymied in Congress, the Obama administration is moving unilaterally to clamp down on greenhouse emissions, announcing plans for new power plants and oil refinery emission standards over the next year.

Shivering Then and Shaken Now, Giants Look to Manning

New York Times - Mark Viera - ‎9 hours ago‎
Eli Manning led the Giants past the Packers in January 2008, and over the Patriots in the Super Bowl two weeks later. By MARK VIERA EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Giants' overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers nearly three years ago in the NFC ...

Stocks mixed on last trading day before Christmas

BusinessWeek - David K. Randall - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stocks are ending mixed after reports showed small improvements in consumer spending and the job market. The government reported Thursday that consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in November from the month before.

Placebo Effect Benefits Patients Even When They Knowingly Take a Fake Pill

ABC News - Mikaela Conley - ‎16 hours ago‎
Could you be healed by the power of a placebo drug—even when you know it's a fake? It might sound strange to some, but a new study published in the most recent issue of PLoS One may have turned the conventional idea of a placebo on ...

FT names Steve Jobs as Person of the Year - Samir Makwana - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been titled (Free Registration required) as Person of the Year by Financial Times. Widely know has the visionary for Apple products who has taken some crucial decision to roll out one of the best products of this decade in ...

Iranian president: 'Sanctions have always failed'

CNN International - Yesim Comert - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, right, greets his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on Thursday in Istanbul. Istanbul (CNN) -- After meeting with Turkey's president in advance of multinational discussions on Iran's nuclear program, ...

Apple, Cherokee Indians Partner on iPhone Language Capability

eWeek - Nathan Eddy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple and the Cherokee Indian tribe work together to bring the centuries-old language to the iPhone, iPod and iPad. While the age of smoke signals as a means of rapid communication has clearly passed, a partnership between slick computer maker Apple ...


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