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Rattner Will Pay $10 Million in Restitution, Cuomo Says

Bloomberg - David McLaughlin - ‎5 hours ago‎
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said he has reached an agreement with Steven Rattner, former founding principal of private equity firm Quadrangle Group LLC, stemming from ... - - AFP - Financial Times

Kidney parole condition raises ethical questions

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A debate is unfolding over an unusual offer from Mississippi's governor: He will free two sisters imprisoned for an armed robbery that netted $11, but one woman's release requires her to donate her kidney to the other.
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Criticism of Mayor Mounts

Wall Street Journal - Michael Howard Saul - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday his administration fulfilled a promise to plow every city street, but elected officials and others insisted some streets never saw a plow before the 7 am deadline, marking another setback for ...
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Former Russian oligarch gets 14-year sentence

Los Angeles Times - Sergei L. Loiko - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, convicted on new embezzlement and money-laundering charges, will remain behind bars until at least 2017. Western officials and human rights activists have condemned the case as politically motivated.

US Stocks Close Slightly Lower Despite Better-Than-Expected Data

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks closed slightly lower Thursday despite an encouraging round of economic data as investors moved to lock in gains from a strong year that sent the market to two-year highs ...

UN chief warns supporters of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo not to attack peacekeepers

Washington Post - Colum Lynch - ‎37 minutes ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a blunt warning Thursday to followers of Ivory Coast's defeated president to back down from a threat to attack a UN-protected facility housing the country's internationally ...

O'Donnell angrily denies misusing campaign funds

Los Angeles Times - Michael Muskal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 'tea party'-backed Senate candidate from Delaware calls a federal inquiry a 'thug-politic tactic.' By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Christine O'Donnell, who was backed by the conservative "tea party" movement in her unsuccessful bid for a ...

Snooki Ball Drop Rescued on Jersey Shore

ABC News - Bryan Alexander - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fans disappointed that "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will not be placed in a large ball and dropped from a building during MTV's New Year's Eve bash from Times Square can rest easy.

Alaska certifies Murkowski's write-in Senate victory

Reuters - Yereth Rosen, Dan Whitcomb - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The certificate of election declaring Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) the winner of the 2010 Senate race is seen in this handout photograph released by the Governor's office December 30, 2010, in Juneau, Alaska.

Jets fined $100000 for coach's trip - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network The New York Jets have reportedly been fined $100000 by the league for the tripping incident involving coach Sal Alosi against the Dolphins earlier this month.

Underage drinking causes jump in emergency-room visits on New Year's

Los Angeles Times - Linda Shrieves - ‎1 hour ago‎
The number of emergency-room visits caused by underage drinking swells more than 250 percent on New Year's Day, according to a federal government study.

Why Microsoft Should Buy Nokia Instead Of RIM (MSFT, NOK, RIMM, GOOG)

San Francisco Chronicle - Matt Rosoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
If Microsoft decides to boost its smartphone position with a major acquisition, it should buy Nokia, not Research in Motion. Some would argue that Nokia isn't really a smartphone maker and Symbian isn't really a smartphone OS, and that RIM would be a ...

Raz B to Chris Brown: It Was Never About Attention! - ‎4 hours ago‎
Raz B is lashing back at Chris Brown ... insisting yesterday's explosive Twitter incident was "not about receiving attention" -- as Brown insisted -- but was about standing up for what he felt was "right.

'Most Sophisticated' Android Trojan Surfaces in China

PC Magazine - Sara Yin - ‎3 hours ago‎
However, it appears to be more of a sign of things to come rather than a serious threat to US Android users. Dubbed Geinimi (a scrambulation of Gemini) by Lookout Mobile Security, a startup based in San Francisco, the botnet-like Trojan sends location ...

Government told to vaccinate millions more against flu

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Health secretary Andrew Lansley was tonight under pressure to get a grip on the winter flu outbreak, amid warnings that millions more people need to be vaccinated in order to prevent a mounting toll of deaths.

Skype iPhone App 3.0 with Video Calling: Hands On

PC Magazine - Alex Colon, Pj Jacobowitz - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Today Skype released a new version of its popular iPhone application that adds video calling support. After testing out many other lackluster video calling applications for smartphones, we were unsure whether Skype would get it right.

Facebook tops Google as most visited site in US

Reuters - Jennifer Saba, Robert MacMillan - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK Dec 30 (Reuters) - Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010.

Ryan Phillippe 'Very Happy' For Ex-Wife Reese Witherspoon - Kara Warner - ‎4 hours ago‎
'I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children,' actor says of his ex's engagement to agent Jim Toth. By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Just because Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon didn't make it as a married couple doesn't mean that they ...

Gideon Levy / A blink of Israeli pride amid our anti-democratic fest

Ha'aretz - Gideon Levy - ‎11 minutes ago‎
One could breathe a sigh of relief after Moshe Katsav was convicted; the prosecution did not frame, the media did not tell tales and the public did not lynch; the judges carried out their task.

Mona Nelson Arrested for Murder of 12-Year-Old Jonathan Foster

ABC News - Emily Friedman - ‎7 hours ago‎
Relatives of the fifth grade boy who was found dead and burned beyond recognition say that they have no idea who the woman is that police have charged with the child's murder.

Denmark terrorism suspects plead not guilty

Los Angeles Times - Alexandra Sandels, Borzou Daragahi - ‎2 hours ago‎
Three are charged in Denmark with attempted terrorism for an alleged plot against a newspaper office and another is held in Sweden.

Tressel: Suspended juniors to return for senior seasons

OSU - The Lantern - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The five juniors suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season pledged to return for their senior seasons, coach Jim Tressel told the media Thursday.

Anesthesia puts you to 'sleep'? Not really, a new study finds

Los Angeles Times - Mary Forgione - ‎5 hours ago‎
Anesthesia doesn't put patients to "sleep," as they're often told. Rather, anesthesia puts the brain into a state of unconsciousness that's more like being in a reversible coma than being asleep, a new study says.


Dayton Daily News
 - Doug Page - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
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Boston Globe
 - Pasi Sahlberg - ‎Dec 26, 2010‎
New York Times
 - Brooks Barnes - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
People Magazine
 - Sara Hammel, Ann Coccagnia - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
Entertainment Weekly
 - Adam B. Vary - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
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 - Glenn Greenwald - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
Wall Street Journal
 - Peter D. Schiff - ‎Dec 29, 2010‎
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Slate Magazine
 - Brian Palmer - ‎Dec 27, 2010‎
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