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Snowstorm coats East, frustrating holiday travel

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful winter storm lay a snow blanket from the South to the Northeast on Sunday, turning roads slick, stranding thousands of airline, train and bus passengers and putting a chill in retailers' day-after-Christmas sales.
Washington Post (blog) - WNYC - 9&10 News - Hartford Courant

Obama visits troops during low-key Christmas in Hawaii

Los Angeles Times - Michael A. Memoli - ‎9 hours ago‎
President Obama enjoyed a quiet Christmas with his family and friends in Hawaii, visiting with service members at a military base and taking in some NBA basketball on the third full day of what has been a low-key ...
Voice of America - Fox News (blog) - USA Today - Politico (blog)

Coburn: Control Government Spending or Face 'Apocalyptic Pain'

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
AP Dec. 1: Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks during a meeting of the commission on Capitol Hill. "Apocalyptic pain" from an out-of-control debt could cause 18 percent unemployment and a massive contraction in the economy that would destroy the middle ...
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Defense Unravels, but Jets Slip Into Playoffs

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO - The Jets traveled here to clinch a playoff berth, to win for their embarrassed coach, to assert their confidence heading into the final week of this strange season.

Ivory Coast general strike called

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Political parties loyal to Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara have called a general strike across the country from Monday to force the incumbent president to cede power.

Storm Leaves Airline Travelers Stranded

ABC News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AP Airlines are working to rebook stranded passengers and possibly add flights after a winter storm on the East Coast caused thousands of flight cancellations and left countless passengers stranded.

Strong Start for Coen Brothers' 'True Grit'

New York Times - Brooks Barnes, Patrick Healy - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Holiday moviegoers were out for blood: Joel and Ethan Coen's “True Grit” opened to stronger-than-expected results, while the Universal comedy “Little Fockers” underperformed.

Wen Is Confident China Can Contain Inflation

Wall Street Journal - Jason Dean - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING—Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao voiced confidence Sunday that his government can contain rising prices, seeking to reassure the public about inflation a day after the central bank raised interest rates for the second time in 10 weeks.

Hugh Hefner announces third marriage, to 24-year-old, on Twitter

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, 84, has announced on Twitter that he is to marry a 24-year-old Playmate. Hefner, married twice before, told his 427902 followers on Christmas Day that he gave an engagement ring to Crystal Harris on ...

Israel Again Refuses to Apologize for Attack on Turkish Ship

Voice of America - ‎4 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Israel has once again rejected a demand from Turkey that it apologize for its attack on a Turkish ship last May that killed nine people.

Lakers Need Pau Gasol to Get His Groove Back

FanHouse - Brett Pollakoff - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol finished his team's disastrous Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat with a statistical performance that, had you not watched the game, would appear to have been just fine.

First impressions: Google TV delights

BetaNews - Joe Wilcox - ‎2 hours ago‎
I simply don't understand all the fuss about Google TV delays. I set up the Logitech Revue on Christmas Eve and the family is absolutely loving it.

Vikings: Latest snow postponement not a reason to 'check out'

USA Today - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The Minnesota Vikings tried to find positives on Sunday after their game was re-routed for a third straight week because of snow. The Vikings (5-9) will remain in Philadelphia for at least two extra days after the NFL rescheduled Sunday's game with the ...

'Tis the season for donations and tax deductions

KOAA Colorado Springs News - Carolyn Carver - ‎1 hour ago‎
Colorado Springs charities say they see spike in donations between Christmas day and New Years, but do you really understand how that donation can become a tax deduction?

UN Suspends Pakistan Food Aid After Suicide Bombing

Voice of America - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Pakistan army paramedic and rescue workers unload an injured victim of suicide bombing at hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan Dec. 25, 2010 The World Food Program on Sunday suspended distribution of food in a Pakistani tribal region after a ...

Retailers Hurt as East Coast Storm Keeps Post-Christmas Shoppers at Home

Bloomberg - Chris Burritt, Burt Helm - ‎2 hours ago‎
Retailers expecting to ring up sales on the day after Christmas may have to intensify discounts over the next two weeks after an East Coast snowstorm disrupted one of the busiest shopping ...

49ers owner York won't commit to Singletary - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Owner and CEO Jed York refused to commit to Mike Singletary as the 49ers' head coach for Week 17 against the Cardinals Sunday.

Storm heading to Capital after snowing in South

BusinessWeek - Kristin M. Hall - ‎10 hours ago‎
A rare white Christmas is complicating life for some travelers after airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow is predicted for the nation's Capital and travel authorities are warning of potentially dangerous roads.

Webb reportedly agrees to deal with Rangers - T.R. Sullivan - ‎28 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON -- Free-agent right-hander Brandon Webb and the Rangers have reached an agreement on a contract, presumably for one year, according to a report on AOL FanHouse, but a source with knowledge of ...

Three Syrians die of H1N1 flu pandemic

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎10 hours ago‎
DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Health Ministry announced Sunday that three Syrians have died of H1N1 flu pandemic, the local Syria Now news website reported.

Patriots 34, Bills 3: Postgame report

Boston Globe - Greg A. Bedard - ‎26 minutes ago‎
ORCHARD PARK, NY - This is going to be a little bit quicker snowstorm version of the postgame report following the Patriots' 34-3 victory over the Bills.

Skype Experiences Major Downtime

ThirdAge - ‎8 hours ago‎
Skype, the web based video and telephone service, got back up on the tail end Christmas Holiday, missing most of what would have been their businesses time of year.

Titans vs. Chiefs: Kansas City Rolls to 34-14 Win Over Tennessee

FanHouse - Dennis J. Georgatos - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The Kansas City Chiefs have put themselves on the brink of the AFC West title, defeating the Tennessee Titans 34-14 Sunday to improve to 10-5 with one game remaining.

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