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More turbulence in airline security

Houston Chronicle - Micheline Maynard, Liz Robbins - ‎1 hour ago‎
No additional security precautions were taken Saturday at Houston airports, where more than 1.5 million passengers were expected to travel over the Christmas holiday, airport system officials said.

About the Senate's healthcare vote

Los Angeles Times - James Oliphant - ‎4 hours ago‎
What's in the legislation passed by the Senate last week? And when will the healthcare bill go to President Obama? These and more questions answered.

Ban: Year after war, sense of hopelessness in Gaza

Ynetnews - Yitzhak Benhorin - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said he was deeply concerned that a year after the outbreak of Operation Cast Lead "neither the issues that led to this conflict nor its worrying aftermath are being addressed.

Father alerted US about Nigerian plane bomb suspect

BBC News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The father of a Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a transatlantic jet on Christmas Day had voiced concerns to US officials about his son.

Asia marks the fifth anniversary of tsunami that killed almost 250000

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎

Reporters attacked in crackdown by Iran militia

Times Online - Jon Swain - ‎9 hours ago‎
IRAN was braced for more violent clashes today as opposition demonstrators planned further mass rallies, which are expected to lead to fresh confrontations between protesters and security forces.

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President tops off day of golf with stop at beach

Honolulu Advertiser - Peter Baker - ‎3 hours ago‎
Following a day of golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course at the nearby Marine base, President Obama left the course about 4:30 pm and stopped at Pyramid Rock Beach, a small cove still on the base, so he could get out and check out the waves.

Taking Work Home (Even When Home Means Hawaii)

New York Times - Peter Baker - ‎9 hours ago‎
KAILUA, Hawaii - Barack Obama is the first president in more than 20 years to escape the confines of the White House and Camp David for Christmas.

Winter weather fouls up holiday weekend travel from Midwest to the East Coast

Washington Post - Timberly Ross - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jacob Longwell of St. Louis, left, and Josh Peterson of Fayetteville, Ark., dig out a car in Omaha. (Nati Harnik/associated Press) By Timberly Ross OMAHA -- The drifting snow and cold rain that have plagued much of the country for days closed major ...

Broken pipe floods Reagan terminal

Washington Post - Martin Weil, Hamil R. Harris - ‎7 hours ago‎
RAW VIDEO: A broken pipe sent water gushing into part of the terminal at Reagan National Airport late Saturday afternoon, creating a major disruption, authorities said.

Gates close on live racing at Raynham

Boston Globe - Adam J.V. Sell - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lead-outs escorted greyhounds onto the track at Raynham Park yesterday during the last day of live racing. Legislation bans greyhound racing in the state as of Jan. 1 (Photos By Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe) By Adam JV Sell RAYNHAM - Tony ...

Fuel transfer from grounded Alaska tug completed

WGME - ‎5 hours ago‎
VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) -- A stricken tugboat that crashed into the same reef that damaged the Exxon Valdez 20 years ago is now being towed back to port.
Tug runs aground on Bligh Reef Anchorage Daily News

Are Apple Stock Price Gains the Reason for Recent Tablet Rumors?

BetaNews - Joe Wilcox - ‎22 minutes ago‎
There is so much buzz about Apple's rumored tablet, Santa Claus landed back in Cupertino (the Mac maker's Calif. headquarters) instead of the North Pole.

Smartphones were the tech story of 2009

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎3 hours ago‎
The change to digital TV was a big deal, but not as big as many had expected. (Paul Sakuma/associated Press) By Rob Pegoraro Considering the time and expense involved, the biggest story in technology this year could have been the largely successful ...

Kindle is most gifted Amazon item, ever

CNET News - Michelle Meyers - ‎11 hours ago‎
"We are grateful to our customers for making Kindle the most gifted item ever in our history," said Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Charlie Sheen and Wife To Undergo Counseling

People Magazine - Linda Marx, Sara Hammel - ‎6 hours ago‎
Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller are planning to undergo counseling after a heated fight at a dinner party in Aspen, Colo., that landed Charlie in jail on domestic violence charges Friday morning.
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Jon Gosselin's NYC Apartment Ransacked

People Magazine - Liz Berman, David Caplan - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jon Gosselin returned to New York after spending Christmas in Pennsylvania with his eight children to discover his apartment had been burglarized.

Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Sherlock Holmes' isn't for the Doyle faithful

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan - ‎Dec 25, 2009‎
By Michael O'Sullivan Maybe you've read the Sherlock Holmes canon cover to cover. Twice. Maybe you've seen every episode of the slavishly faithful Jeremy Brett TV series and consider the late actor's portrayal of the fictional detective the gold ...

Trojans are up for a positive finish with Emerald Bowl victory

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
A disappointing and at times controversial football season ends well for USC, which defeats Boston College, 24-13, to finish at 9-4.

Ducks-Sharks Sums

New York Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By AP First Period--1, San Jose, Marleau 24 (Heatley, Thornton), 2:15. 2, San Jose, Marleau 25 (Heatley, Thornton), 15:19 (pp). Penalties--Parros, Ana, major (fighting), 2:18; McLaren, SJ, major (fighting), 2:18; Nokelainen, Ana (interference), 14:23; ...

Three S. Florida recruits still Gators

MiamiHerald.com - Joseph Goodman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Despite Urban Meyer's departure, Quinton Dunbar and Lynden Trail of Booker T. Washington and Demar Dorsey of Boyd Anderson said they're going to Florida.

H1N1 may squelch season flu cases

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Martin Espinoza - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The regular flu season - which runs from December to March - is here. So where is seasonal flu? Public health officials say that by now we should be seeing older North Coast residents and those with underlying medical conditions in ...

Woman from NH being treated for anthrax

The Union Leader - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Strafford County woman with gastrointestinal anthrax is in critical condition in an out-of-state hospital. State health officials say the infection may have been caused by naturally occurring spores carried in African instruments.

Oklahoma firm recalling beef products in six states

Reuters - Jim Marshall, Eric Beech - ‎13 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Oklahoma company said it was voluntarily recalling 248000 lbs (112000 kg) of beef products in six states following an outbreak of illnesses involving E. coli bacteria.

No Churchgoing Christmas for the First Family

TIME - Amy Sullivan - ‎Dec 23, 2009‎
The Senate vote on final passage of health reform almost scuttled their plans, but it looks like the First Family will still make it to Hawaii for Christmas.

Doctors: Combination of Drugs Found in Brittany Murphy's Home Could Be Deadly

FOXNews - Karlie Pouliot, Jessica Doyle - ‎Dec 23, 2009‎
AP From Anna Nicole Smith to Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein to Heath Ledger to Michael Jackson, Hollywood has seen its fair share of accidental overdoses from prescription drugs.

There's Only One Way to Stop Iran

New York Times - Alan J. Kuperman - ‎Dec 23, 2009‎
PRESIDENT OBAMA should not lament but sigh in relief that Iran has rejected his nuclear deal, which was ill conceived from the start.

'Don't ask, Don't tell' -- don't call home?

CNN - Ed Hornick - ‎Dec 23, 2009‎
Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi has spoken out against 'don't ask, don't tell' since publicly coming out. Washington (CNN) -- There's a constant fear that hangs over some service members deployed to a war zone -- and it's not ...

In Search of a Formula to Entice Mind, Stomach and Wallet

New York Times - Sarah Kershaw - ‎Dec 22, 2009‎
FIRST, DROP THE $$$$$ The new menu at Tabla, which is still experimenting with color titles, left, and the one it used before the redesign, right.