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Blizzard stops East Coast in its tracks

Los Angeles Times - Nathaniel Popper, Bob Drogin - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The two-day snowstorm paralyzes airports, roads and even rail lines, stranding hundreds of thousands. In New York, passengers on one subway are stuck overnight.
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Miller not done, but won't stand in way of Murkowski's Senate certification

Washington Post - Felicia Sonmez - ‎2 hours ago‎
This year produced a number of winners and losers -- from the tea party and Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski to President Obama and the House ethics committee.
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Poll: Obama and Hillary Clinton are 'most admired'

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- For the third straight year, President Barack Obama ranks as the man most admired by people living in the US, according to an annual USA Today-Gallup poll.
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China Economist Ba: Rate Hikes Possible In 1st Half - Report

Wall Street Journal - ‎33 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Dow Jones)--China's central bank could raise interest rates to alleviate negative real interest rates in the first half of next year while inflation pressures are large, the central bank-backed Financial News reported Tuesday, ...

LeAnn Rimes Gets Engaged To Eddie Cibrian - James Dinh - ‎2 hours ago‎
With a slew of recent pregnancy and engagement announcements, it appears to be the season of romance for celebrity couples. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are the latest couple to take on the relationship milestone by announcing their ...

Pennsylvania Governor: Postponement proves U.S. a 'nation of wusses'

ESPN - ‎3 hours ago‎
The city of Philadelphia is set to host the NFL's first Tuesday night game in 64 years, and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) couldn't be more upset about it.

'Ivory Queen' Reigned on R&B Charts

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Miller - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Said to have a voice that launched a thousand babies, Teena Marie was one of the first white women to score hits consistently on the R&B charts.

Nine terrorism suspects appear in London court

Los Angeles Times - Janet Stobart - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The men, most of them of Bangladeshi origin, are charged with preparing bombing attacks against several targets in London and testing incendiary devices.

Obama to Philadelphia Eagles: Thanks for hiring Michael Vick

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Sappenfield - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama praised the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving Michael Vick a second chance, a media report says. For Michael Vick, the comments add to a charmed season.

The Air Force Falcon has fled the Independence Bowl - Rick Chandler - ‎31 minutes ago‎
I repeat; the Air Force Falcon has fled the Independence Bowl, and is at large in the Shreveport area. According to several sources, the live bird mascot of the Air Force Academy flew away during pregame warmups as the Falcons prepared to play Georgia ...

Publisher confirms Julian Assange book deal

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's being forced into penning an autobiography to keep his organization from going under.

Iowa gets $6.8M Medicaid bonus

Chicago Tribune - ‎58 minutes ago‎
AP Iowa will get a $6.8 million bonus from the federal government for simplifying Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes for children who apply for Medicaid.

People: Natalie Portman, Gavin Newsom's wife pregnant

San Jose Mercury News - Vicki Walker - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Our first set of celebrity infanticipators: Natalie Portman, star of the ballet drama "Black Swan," and the film's choreographer, Benjamin Millepied.

Despite Growing Pressure, Ivory Coast Incumbent Gbagbo Still Has Outside Allies

Voice of America - Nico Colombant - ‎8 minutes ago‎
In addition to some remaining outside allies, Mr. Gbagbo also counts on his army's support Amid growing international pressure for him to step down, embattled incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can still count on some outside allies.

Microsoft Tablet Aimed at Fighting IPad Faces Long Odds

Bloomberg - Ian King, Adam Satariano - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- James Kelleher, director of research at Argus Research Co., talks about the outlook for technology stocks, including Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. He speaks with ...

Five Things to Know About Hugh Hefner's Fiancée Crystal Harris

People Magazine - Sara Hammel, Ann Coccagnia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Her engagement to one of the world's most enduring ladies' men has thrust Crystal Harris smack-dab into the public spotlight.

The Rise of Apps, iPad and Android

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Dowell - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Sure, users of Apple Inc.'s iPhone have had the Web in their hands since 2007. But this past year, smartphones plunged into the mainstream, giving millions of people the ability to browse the Internet, watch movies and stream music ...

H&R Block loses tax refund loan banking partner

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of H&R Block Inc. customers who relied on short-term loans backed by their expected tax refunds will not have that option this year, since Block's banking partner was forced by federal regulators to stop offering the loans.

Amazon Says Kindle Best Selling Product Ever

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple iPad owners are also buying e-readers according to the online retailer, which announced that sales of the Kindle have surpassed its previous all-time bestseller, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Singletary failed to replicate success as a player on sidelines

NFL News - Michael Lombardi - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Michael Lombardi NFL Network The Mike Singletary era is over in San Francisco and it was not pretty to watch from the start to the painful finish Sunday in St Louis.

Israeli PM: Interim Mideast peace deal is option

Washington Post - Ben Hubbard - ‎4 hours ago‎
AP JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister said Monday that if negotiations don't resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he could seek an interim accord instead of the comprehensive deal the United States wants.


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