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Official: Behind scenes, US prodding Yemen to confront al Qaeda

CNN - Barbara Starr - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh began accepting US help against al Qaeda last summer, an official says. Washington (CNN) -- "Solid intelligence" from US and Yemen services finally persuaded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh last summer to accept ...

Obama interrupts golf outing after child of family friend is injured

Honolulu Advertiser - ‎56 minutes ago‎
President Obama interrupted his O'ahu vacation today to make his first statement about the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airline flight and to rush off the golf course when the son of one of his friends suffered a slight injury on the ...

China upholds UK man's execution

Aljazeera.net - ‎9 minutes ago‎
China's supreme court has approved the death sentence against a British man convicted of drug smuggling, state media has reported.

Pakistan Blast Targets Shiite Ceremony

Wall Street Journal - Zahid Hussain - ‎2 hours ago‎
A general view at the scene of a suicide bomb blast targeting Shiite Muslims Ashura mourning processions, in Karachi, Pakistan. ISLAMABAD -- A suicide bomber struck a religious procession Monday in Karachi, killing more than two dozen ...

Russia denies involvement in Iran's internal affairs

Press TV - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The Russian Foreign Ministry has voiced concern over the recent anti-government protests in Iran and said Russia is not meddling in Iran's internal affairs.

Australian protesters banned from travelling to Gaza Strip

ABC Online - Anne Barker - ‎2 hours ago‎
About a dozen Australians are among hundreds of protesters banned by Egyptian authorities from travelling across the Sinai Desert to the Gaza Strip.

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Safety Gaps Revealed, a New Surge in Security

New York Times - Eric Lipton - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - More undercover officers have been deployed at airports nationwide since a self-proclaimed terrorist tried to bring down a passenger jet headed to Detroit on Christmas Day.

Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby

USA Today - Charles Rex Arbogast - ‎48 minutes ago‎
ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Alaska judge's ruling has revealed a heated legal custody battle between Sarah Palin's daughter and the father of Palin's grandson.
Bristol, Levi Custody Fight Brewing Huffington Post (blog)

Focus on terrorist watch lists

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The attempted attack on a Detroit-bound plane shines a spotlight on terrorism databases for air travel. The Nigerian passenger accused in the Northwest Airlines incident was listed in one.

US central bank pushes for new exit tool

Reuters - Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, Emily Flitter - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The US Federal Reserve on Monday pressed ahead toward the creation of a new mechanism it says could be used to withdraw money from the banking system once policymakers decide to tighten monetary ...

Gold Drops, Snapping Four-Day Gain as Dollar Rise Saps Demand

Bloomberg - Kim Kyoungwha - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Gold declined for the first time in five days as a rebound in the dollar damped demand for the precious metal as an alternative investment.

Oil Trades Near Five-Week High on Signs of Economic Recovery

Bloomberg - Ann Koh, James Paton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil traded near a five-week high on signs the global economy is recovering from the worst recession since World War II.

An AT&T Mystery: Abrupt New York iPhone Shutdown

BusinessWeek - Arik Hesseldahl - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A brief halt in online sales of the Apple iPhone in the New York area kept alive concerns that AT&T's network isn't up to the task of handling smartphone traffic in some of the largest US cities.

Apple Bought iSlate.com — Perhaps for a Tablet?

Wired News - Brian X. Chen - ‎3 hours ago‎
Clever online sleuthing over the weekend led to the discovery of iSlate.com, a domain Apple purchased in 2007. Could the company's rumored tablet device be called the iSlate?

This holiday season, Web sales are retailers' biggest gift

Washington Post - Frank Ahrens - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Consumers spent a little more than anticipated during the holiday season, according to a report out on Monday, and a significant e-tail threshold may have been crossed on Christmas Day at Amazon, the online bookseller.

Mueller used to find Sheen's bad rep 'hysterical'

msnbc.com - Ree Hines - ‎2 hours ago‎
The bad boy image Charlie Sheen earned long before his Christmas Day arrest once seemed little more than a laughing matter to wife Brooke Mueller.

Tyra Banks Announces Plans to End Talk Show

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tyra Banks's daytime chats with movie stars and presidential candidates will soon be no more, as her self-deprecating jokes about her outsize “fivehead” brow will come to an end and her celebrated fat suit will go back into the closet for good.

Avatar tops Christmas box office in US and Canada

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Avatar has topped the Christmas box office in a record-breaking weekend for cinemas in the US and Canada. The estimated $278m (£174m) in weekend ticket sales broke the previous record of $253m (£158m) set in July 2008, the weekend The Dark Knight was ...

Recap: Columbus vs. Detroit

MiamiHerald.com - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Fredrik Modin scored 3:12 into overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the second game of a home-and-home set at Nationwide Arena.

Durant scores 40 in Thunder's 105-89 win over Nets

USA Today - Tom Canavan - ‎18 minutes ago‎
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Kevin Durant (FSY) matched his season high with 40 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated New Jersey 105-89 Monday night, sending the Nets to their 10th straight loss - their second double-digit losing ...

What We Learned: Will more players lash out against Leach?

SportingNews.com - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The he-said, he-said about Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's treatment of Red Raiders wide receiver Adam James will serve as another pivot point in the unconventional coach's tumultuous career.

Retailers Jockey to Market Swine-Flu Shots

Wall Street Journal - Timothy W. Martin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers are jockeying to become the go-to provider for swine-flu vaccinations, in a bid to attract more customers and, in many cases, promote their in-store health clinics.

Public option may be dropped from final health care bill

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina has said he could vote for a bill without the government insurance plan. Washington (CNN) -- House Democrats are signaling that a final health care bill will drop the government-run public health insurance option ...

Egypt Debates Transplant Law, Hopes to Cut Organ Trade

ABC News - Yasmine Saleh - ‎10 hours ago‎
CAIRO (Reuters) - Soheila, an Egyptian village housewife, traded her kidney for $2185 to pay off debt -- the best option the desperate mother of three could find to keep food on the family table.

Jonathan GS Koppell: The Cloning of Fannie and Freddie

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Gs Koppell - ‎7 hours ago‎
It's safer to break up the biggest banks than have the feds guarantee them against failure. By JONATHAN GS KOPPELL Now that the nine big banks that received TARP funds have repaid the government, Wall Street and Washington are heralding a return to ...

US Failed to Catch Suspect's Active Visa

CBS News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Exclusive: 2 State Dept. Checks Before Alleged Terror Attack Didn't Discover Abdulmutallab had Active Visa Allowing Entry The man responsible for the alleged terror attack on Delta Northwest flight 253 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a government ...

Delta Flight 253: Overreaction and Profiling?

TIME (blog) - Steven Gray - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sunday's incident - or non-incident - aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit raises some key questions: Did passengers overreact - and engage in racial profiling?

Kim Peek, Inspiration for 'Rain Man,' Dies at 58

New York Times - Bruce Weber - ‎Dec 26, 2009‎
In 1988, the film “Rain Man,” about an autistic savant played by Dustin Hoffman, shed a humane light on the travails of autism while revealing the extraordinary powers of memory that a small number of otherwise mentally disabled people ...

Is Running Bad for Your Knees? Maybe Not.

TIME - Adi Narayan - ‎Dec 25, 2009‎
Perhaps because it seems intuitively true, the notion persists that running, especially when done long-term and over long distances, is bad for the joints.