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All The News - 09.11.2009

Business Leaders Want Health Care Reform, Poll Shows

CNBC   |   November 11, 2009


Rising health care costs are the single biggest economic concern facing American businesses, according to a survey of business leaders released today by Business Forward....

Summers: Unemployment Will Remain "Unacceptably High"

AP   |  JEANNINE AVERSA   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged the risks of reining in too quickly the emergency programs put in...

Derek Jeter Tops Gehrig Hit Record

AP   |  MIKE FITZPATRICK   |   September 11, 2009


NEW YORK — Puddles soaked the warning track and ponchos dotted the stands when Derek Jeter stepped to the plate in the third inning, hoping...

Why Wall Street Reforms Have Stalled

New York Times   |   November 11, 2009


One year ago next week, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was sold and A.I.G. was rescued by a huge federal bailout. In the wake...

Little Change On Wall St. A Year After Lehman Collapse

New York Times   |  Alex Berenson   |   November 11, 2009


One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the surprise is not how much has changed in the financial industry, but how little....

Obama Imposes Tariffs On Chinese Tires

AP   |  JENNIFER LOVEN   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering the United States from China in a...

Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov: Norway's Longest Name?

  |   May 21, 2010


According to Norwegian site VG Nett, bus driver Andreas Jankov has formally changed his name to Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov. "I...

Warhol Paintings Stolen From LA Home

AP   |  RAQUEL MARIA DILLON   |   September 11, 2009


LOS ANGELES — A multimillion dollar collection of Andy Warhol portraits of Muhammad Ali and other sports superstars was stolen from a Los Angeles home,...

Summers Begins White House Efforts To Take Credit On Economy

Washington Post   |  Michael D. Shear   |   November 11, 2009


A top economic adviser to President Obama began a concerted White House effort on Friday to claim credit for the improving economy, declaring that the...

Census Bureau Severs Ties With ACORN

AP   |  HOPE YEN   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud....

Iran Set To Allow First Transsexual Marriage

Guardian   |  Robert Tait   |   November 11, 2009


ran is set to allow what is believed to be its first transsexual marriage after the would-be bride asked a court to override her father's...

Jennifer Connelly's See-Through Dress: Love It Or Leave It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


The Toronto Film Festival opened Thursday night and Jennifer Connelly attended the premiere of her new movie 'Creation,' a Charles Darwin biopic costarring Paul Bettany....

Australian Teenager Faces Jail Over Home Abortion

Times London   |  Anne Barrowclough   |   November 11, 2009


A teenager faces seven years in prison after being ordered to stand trial for organising her own home abortion in the first such prosecution in...

Democrats Endorse Quinn For Governor, Giannoulias For Senate

Chicago Sun-Times   |  Abdon M. Pallasch   |   November 11, 2009


Gov. Quinn won the endorsement Friday of the Cook County Democratic Party. Challenger Dan Hynes -- who almost succeeded in getting the party not to...

Mafia Accused Of Creating Berlusconi Sex Scandal

Times London   |  Josephine McKenna   |   November 11, 2009


A key coalition partner in Silvio Berlusconi's Government said yesterday he believed that the Mafia had orchestrated the sex scandal engulfing the Prime Minister as...

MoveOn.org And R.E.M. Encourage Americans To Promote Health Reform

  |   November 11, 2009


MoveOn.org members submitted photos last week with how them and their families were suffering from health care issues. MoveOn took these photos and created a...

DC VegFest: September 12 at George Washington University

  |   November 11, 2009


The DC VegFest is a FREE outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation's capital. There are so many...

Michael Jordan Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame

AP   |  BRIAN MAHONEY   |   September 11, 2009


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Michael Jordan's thank you list went well beyond friends and family. There was the coach who cut him. The player who dissed...

Michelle Obama's Purple Converse At Community Service Project (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


The president and first lady marked the eighth anniversary of September 11th on Friday by highlighting community service. The first lady promised George Washington University...

Marines Take Risks With Deadly Trust-Building Game

AP   |  EMERY P. DALESIO   |   September 11, 2009


RALEIGH, N.C. — Lance Cpl. Patrick Malone was relaxing on his bunk at an Iraqi combat base when a direct superior interrupted his late-night movie....

Water Bottle Deposits To Start This Fall In NY

AP   |  MICHAEL VIRTANEN   |   September 9, 2009


ALBANY, N.Y. — Mandatory deposits on water bottles are expected to start this fall in New York, while the Paterson administration considers changes that would...

Michael Williams, Delta Passenger, Caught Carrying Gun On 9/11 At LaGuardia

NBC New York   |  Jonathan Dienst   |   November 11, 2009


As New York remembered the 9/11 attacks, a man with a loaded handgun tried to board a Delta Airlines flight at LaGuardia Airport, authorities said....

Barcode On Your Broccoli: FDA To Approve Laser Labels For Vegetables

Slashfood   |   November 11, 2009


The FDA is expected to approve laser-etching of fruits and vegetables in the next month or so, paving the way for produce "tattooed" with product...

Khamenei Issues Warning To Iranian Opposition

nytimes.com   |  NAZILA FATHI   |   November 11, 2009


TORONTO �" Iran's Supreme Religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned opposition leaders of a "harsh response" Friday if they continued challenging the government, a move...

Stroger Rebuffed As Democrats Don't Endorse For County Board President

Chicago Tribune   |   November 11, 2009


In a major disappointment for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, the county's Democratic leaders today have declined to endorse him for re-election, sources said....

What To Drink At New York Craft Beer Week

Grub Street New York   |  Eric Benson   |   November 11, 2009


New York Craft Beer Week, a ten-day celebration of the city's surging beer culture, begins today at 83 bars across the five boroughs. To help...

Joe Wilson Voted To Provide Taxpayer Money For Illegal Immigrants' Healthcare

Open Congress   |  Donny Shaw   |   November 11, 2009


On Wednesday night, Rep. Joe Wilson [R, SC-2], shouted "You lie!" at President Obama when he said that the healthcare bill would not cover illegal...

Pat Tillman Thought Iraq "Was A Mistake... Was Going To Be A Disaster"

ABC News   |  Christine Romo and Stephanie Wash   |   November 11, 2009


On the football field, Pat Tillman was known for his fierce tackles and unbridled spirit. "Pat, as a football player, loved the roar of the...

Fashion's Night Out Street Style (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Hilary Moss   |   November 11, 2009


While serious Fashion's Night Out shoppers flocked to Bloomie's and Barneys uptown, fun-loving fashionistas held their own parties in smaller boutiques downtown. From Oak and...

DEA And NYPD Storm Wrong Apartment In Washington Heights

New York Daily News   |  Rocco Parascandola and Alison Gendar   |   November 11, 2009


They came hellbent on finding drugs and a gang boss - but it was the wrong apartment, a shaken Washington Heights family said on Thursday....

Number Of Uninsured New Yorkers Soars

Crain's New York   |  Barbara Benson   |   November 11, 2009


The proportion of uninsured New Yorkers skyrocketed by 2 percentage points in 2008, according to census figures released Friday. A total of 2.72 million New...

Newt Gingrich Gives Award to Pornographer

Washington City Paper   |  David McKenna   |   November 11, 2009


I just got a note from Dan Kotman, spokesman for Newt Gingrich's DC PAC, American Solutions for Winning the Future, in response to my blog...

11 Ways To Advocate For The Homeless

  |   November 11, 2009


This article was originally written by Karen Murphy and posted on Causecast.org It's estimated that approximately 3.5 million people in the United States, 1.35 million...

Lehman's Failure: Why We Bailout Banks And Not Families

nytimes.com   |  Uwe E. Reinhardt   |   November 11, 2009


A year ago, century-old Lehman Brothers lapsed into bankruptcy, completely spooking the oligarchy that runs our nation's financial sector. The oligarchs had fully expected to...

Vladimir Putin Signals Plan To Reclaim Old Job As Russian President

guardian.co.uk   |  Luke Harding and David Hearst in Moscow   |   November 11, 2009


Vladimir Putin today gave his strongest indication so far that he is planning to get his old job back as president, hinting that he is...

Spanish Investigators Push Justice Department On Torture Role; How Will Holder Answer?

  |   November 11, 2009


By Scott Horton Special to the Huffington Post Two investigating judges from the Spanish national security court, the Audiencia Nacional, are asking the U.S....

Iranian Nuke Proposal Falls Short Of Western Demands

AP   |  GEORGE JAHN   |   September 11, 2009


VIENNA — Iran's new offer for talks with six world powers ignores their key demand of a freeze of Tehran's uranium enrichment program, according to...

Gertrude Baines, World's Oldest Person, Dies At 115

AP   |  JOHN ROGERS   |   September 11, 2009


LOS ANGELES — Although she liked her bacon crispy and her chicken fried, she never drank, smoked or fooled around, Gertrude Baines once said, describing...

Federal Deficit Hits $1.38 Trillion Through August

AP   |  MARTIN CRUTSINGER   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — The federal deficit surged higher into record territory in August, hitting $1.38 trillion with one month left in the budget year. The soaring...

WATCH: Classrooms In 7 Countries Struggle To Provide Kids With A Basic Education

Wide Angle   |   November 11, 2009


WIDE ANGLE's unprecedented, award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a...

Denver Condo Owner Discovers He's Been Living In And Renovating The Wrong Unit

KDVR   |  Heidi Hemmat   |   November 11, 2009


DENVER - He bought his first home, spent $30,000 fixing it up, and now, six months later, Jonathon Kyte has learned the home doesn't belong...

Behemoth Blogs Taking Over The Web

The Atlantic   |   November 11, 2009


Almost everyone weighing in agreed that blogging has become more corporate, more ossified, and increasingly indistinguishable from the mainstream media. Ezra Klein (formerly of The...

This Week In Animals: The Fastest Mammal, A Colony Of Scorpions, New Species, And More! (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Eve Solomon   |   November 11, 2009


We posted some fun animal stories this week on HuffPost Green, from the world's fastest cheetah to celebrity pets and a house filled with scorpions....

9/11 Remembered: Photos From The Day (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


Rain mixed with tears in New York today as mourners commemorated the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Below are images from the memorial...

UBS To Shut Its New York Art Gallery

Wealth Bulletin   |  Tara Loader Wilkinson   |   November 11, 2009


The UBS art gallery, located in the lobby of its building at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, will close after the current...

Chi-Town Daily News Abandoning Non-Profit Model In Shakeup

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


The local news site Chi-Town Daily News is abandoning its non-profit structure four years after launching, saying its business model is unsustainable. "We've concluded that,...

Kyle Orton Will Start Sunday Against Cincinnati

The Denver Post   |  Mike Klis   |   November 11, 2009


Barring a stitch problem in pregame warmups, Kyle Orton will be the Broncos' starting quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals....

Charles Pelton Resigns: Washington Post Marketing Executive Resigns After 'Salons' Incident

Washington Post   |  Paul Farhi   |   November 11, 2009


The marketing executive at the center of a controversial series of Washington Post-sponsored dinner "salons" has resigned from the newspaper some 10 weeks after the...

Survey: Miller, Wilson In Dead Heat

The Huffington Post   |  Rachel Weiner   |   November 11, 2009


Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) finds himself electorally vulnerable in the wake of his "You lie!" outburst during President Obama's address to a joint session of...

Michelle Obama Challenges GWU Students To Community Service

AP   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama has a deal for George Washington University students: Perform 100,000 hours of community service during the this school year...

Studies Show Facebook Improves Intelligence, Tweeting Weakens Memory

Telegraph   |   November 11, 2009


Playing video war games and solving Sudoku may have the same effect as keeping up to date with Facebook, according to Dr Tracy Alloway. But...

Joe Wilson's New Reality Show (VIDEO)

  |   November 11, 2009


You may have thought Joe Wilson's career was in trouble now that he shouted, "You lie!" at the president during a joint session of Congress,...

Republican Strategist Backs Miller Over "Disrespectful Partisan Idiot"

The Daily Beast   |  Mark McKinnon   |   November 11, 2009


Former Bush and McCain strategist Mark McKinnon wants the congressman who shouted at Obama out of office and out of his party--and he's donating $1,000...

Baucus Makes A Grab For Climate Bill

Politico   |  Lisa Lerer   |   November 11, 2009


For liberal Democrats unhappy with the way Max Baucus is handling health care reform, here's another dose of bad news: He's got his hands on...

Glock Faces Embezzlement, Tax Evasion Allegations

BusinessWeek   |  Paul Barrett, Brian Grow and Jack Ewing   |   November 11, 2009


Behind the Glock phenomenon, however, is another story, one rife with intrigue and allegations of wrongdoing. The company's hidden history raises questions about its taxpayer-financed...

Annie Leibovitz Settles With Art Capital Group

AP   |  ULA ILNYTZKY   |   September 11, 2009


NEW YORK — Annie Leibovitz has won an extension on a $24 million loan in a financial dispute that threatened her rights to her famous...

Drew Barrymore Loves Ellen Page's Body

  |   November 11, 2009


"Whip It" director Drew Barrymore and film star Ellen Page grace the cover of Marie Claire, give an interview and share a kiss in the...
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Luke Russert Presses Joe Wilson On College Football (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   November 11, 2009


On Thursday, congressional reporters confronted South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson on his infamous "You lie!" interjection. Wilson launched into a lengthy explanation of how he...

Jon Gosselin Tours Girlfriend Hailey Glassman Around His Hometown

usmagazine.com   |   November 11, 2009


Jon Gosselin gave 22-year-old girlfriend Hailey Glassman her first tour of Wernersville, Pa., on Thursday. The two had breakfast at a local diner in the...

Penelope Cruz: Pregnant Or Not? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


Strategically placed pleats or no baby bump at all? Rumors have been swirling for months that Penelope Cruz is pregnant with Javier Bardem's child, but...

Eight Years Later: Are We Safe? Critics Say Airport Screens Just 'Security Theater'

NPR   |   November 11, 2009


While the technology to screen passengers has become more advanced and the check-in lines a little shorter, the question of whether flying is terrorism-proof remains....

Afghanistan Buys $4.2 Million Condo In Trump World Tower

The New York Observer   |  Max Abelson   |   November 11, 2009


The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations has a lovely new apartment. According to two deeds filed Friday, the group spent $4,235,000 on...
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Head Count: House Progressives Preparing For Public Option Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   November 11, 2009


Next week will be gut-check time for the bloc of progressives standing in opposition to any bill that doesn't include a public health insurance option....

Senior White House Adviser: Wilson "A Pimple On The Ass Of Progress"

The Daily Beast   |  Richard Wolffe   |   November 11, 2009


The White House hits the road for health care reform, and speaks out--proclaiming the town halls didn't matter, and branding Joe Wilson "a pimple on...

9-9-09 Baby Has Sibling Born On 8-8-08

AP   |   September 11, 2009


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — At least it will be easy to remember their birthdays. An Arkansas couple welcomed a new baby girl into their lives Wednesday...

McClatchy Pentagon Correspondent Nancy Youssef Discusses Iraq War With Bill Moyers (VIDEO)

Bill Moyers Journal   |   November 11, 2009


This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. Moyers interviews McClatchy Pentagon correspondent Nancy Youssef. Among other...

Larry Gelbart Dead: `M-A-S-H' Writer Dies At 81

AP   |  CHRISTY LEMIRE   |   September 11, 2009


LOS ANGELES — Larry Gelbart, the award-winning writer whose sly, sardonic wit helped create such hits as Broadway's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way...

Tom Ford, Julianne Moore & Colin Firth At 'A Single Man' Premiere (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


AP text: VENICE, Italy -- Tom Ford switched from the catwalk to the red carpet on Friday, presenting his directorial debut -- an intimate movie...

Steve Nunn, Former GOP Lawmaker, Found Injured Hours After Ex-Fiancee's Death

AP/Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


KENTUCKY -- State police charged a former GOP lawmaker on Friday with violating a protective order after his former girlfriend was found shot to death...

Photos: SELF's Most Inspiring Women Of 2009

self.com   |   November 11, 2009


Whatever your challenge, you'll succeed if you believe in yourself. Take it from these women: Whether in the boardroom or the rain forest, each one...

Bradley Schlozman Won't Face Criminal Charges For Lying Under Oath

AP   |  DEVLIN BARRETT   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to bring any criminal charges against a former Bush administration official who lawmakers said lied to...

Mugabe Calls The West 'Neocolonialists'

AP   |  CHENGETAI ZVAUYA   |   September 11, 2009


HARARE, Zimbabwe — Hours before the first EU visit to Zimbabwe in eight years, President Robert Mugabe accused the West on Friday of wanting to...

Report: 2 Cops On Leave In Rihanna Probe

AP   |  THOMAS WATKINS   |   September 11, 2009


LOS ANGELES — Two police officers have been placed on leave as part of a probe into who leaked a photo of pop singer Rihanna's...

Johnny Depp Back For New 'Pirates' Film In 2011

AP   |  SANDY COHEN   |   September 11, 2009


ANAHEIM, California — Avast! Disney says a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" film is on the horizon. Johnny Depp sailed onstage Friday on a pirate...

Chef Rocco's Crowdsourced Cookbook Takes Its Cue From Followers' Tweets

Associated Press   |  Michael Hill   |   November 11, 2009


The media savvy chef (@roccodispirito) is turning to the social networks to help decide which dishes he should include in his new book, devoted to...

Dinner With Sarah Palin On eBay, Proceeds Go To Charity

  |   November 11, 2009


It's like Sarah Palin's eBay page read my mind! For the next week, you can bid on a private dinner for five with Sarah Palin....

USDA to Unveil Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative

Grist   |   November 11, 2009


I think the potential is enormous, especially in formerly industrial cities, where the big factories are not going to come back, but there are large...

Michelle Obama Going To Copenhagen To Pitch Chicago's 2016 Olympics Bid

Huffington Post   |  Ben Goldberger   |   November 11, 2009


The U.S. is counting on First Lady Michelle Obama to help secure the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago. Obama will head to Copenhagen, Denmark next...

Guide To Fighting Uterine Fibroids

essence.com   |   November 11, 2009


They can be uncomfortable, annoying and downright bothersome, but fibroids need to be dealt with as soon as they become a problem. Not sure what...

Mike Duvall Isn't Alone: 13 Hot-Mic Gaffes Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Alex Leo   |   November 11, 2009


Global Warming: 2 German Cargo Ships Pass Through 'Arctic Passage'

AP   |  MATT MOORE and SETH BORENSTEIN   |   September 11, 2009


FRANKFURT — Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South Korea along...
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CNN's Sloppy Reportage Needlessly Panics Nation

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   November 11, 2009


Thanks to CNN's overactive imagination, news consumers experienced a brief dose of 9/11 nostalgia panic as a routine Coast Guard training exercise magically transformed into a touch-and-go bit of terrorist interdiction on the high seas!

Starbucks Is Pulling Back In The US, But It's Growing In Central Europe

GlobalPost   |   November 11, 2009


PRAGUE, Czech Republic - In a country where people are used to drinking their unfiltered Turkish coffees in small ceramic cups, Starbucks first 18 months...

McChrystal: No Major Al-Qaeda Signs In Afghanistan

AP   |  MIKE CORDER   |   September 11, 2009


THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said Friday he sees no signs of a major al-Qaida presence...

Homeland Security Nominee Failed To Report Lobbying Background

  |  Jenna Staul   |   November 11, 2009


A nominee for a high-level position in the Department of Homeland Security has come under fire for her failure to disclose past work as a...

Aaron Schock, Desiree Rogers, Peter Orszag Top DC's Singles List

Huffington Post via Politico   |   November 11, 2009


Washington D.C. may be home to many staffers, but it's also a hot spot for singles. Politico surveyed the pickings and came up with a...

Swallowed Engagement Ring: Couple Marries After Woman Swallows Ring In Milkshake (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


A man decides to pop the question to his prospective bride by hiding her engagement ring in a Wendy's frosty. What could go wrong? She...

Lobbying The September 11 Day Of Service

  |  Arthur Delaney   |   November 11, 2009


Dave Levinthal at the Center for Responsive Politics reminds us this morning that nothing in Congress goes unlobbied. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,...

Joan Collins: "I Have Never Said No To A Power Suit"

Glamour.com   |  Susan Cernek   |   November 11, 2009


STF: What are your thoughts on the fact that so many of the glamorous '80s trends--from power suits to drape-y silk dresses, metallic gowns and...

CNN Under Fire For Erroneous Coast Guard Shots Report

  |   November 11, 2009


CNN is under fire for its erroneous report that the Coast Guard was firing shots on the Potomac River. The report was infused with tension...

Dems Plan To Admonish Wilson For Insult

AP   |  BEN EVANS and SEANNA ADCOX   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders are planning a House vote early next week to admonish Republican Rep. Joe Wilson if he does not apologize on the...

YouTube Tattles! Hot Video Lands Graffiti Artist Behind Bars (VIDEO)

  |   November 11, 2009


A daredevil LA graffiti artist--"Buket"--gained stardom on the web through his YouTube videos of his death-defying tagging of concrete walls, freeways, and even moving buses....

How JPMorgan Tried To Steal $7 Billion Worth Of Lehman Bros. From Barclays

Esquire   |  Tom Junod   |   November 11, 2009


On September 23, 2008, Gerard LaRocca, a senior executive at Barclays Capital, the investment bank, got an emergency phone call from one of his employees...
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Michael Savage Dropped From "Flagship" Radio Station

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   November 11, 2009


Via ThinkProgress comes the news that San Francisco radio station 910 KNEW has dropped conservative talk-show host Michael Savage from its lineup. KNEW, which was...

Harlan James Drake: Anti-Abortion Activist Killed Outside Michigan School

AP   |  TIM MARTIN and ED WHITE   |   September 11, 2009


OWOSSO, Mich. — A man carrying grudges against several people set off on a shooting spree Friday morning, authorities said, killing an abortion protester outside...

Hiram Monserrate Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case

New York Daily News   |  Juan Gonzalez   |   November 11, 2009


State Sen. Hiram Monserrate has refused to cop a plea to charges of slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass - and will take his...

Mayor Bloomberg Gaga Over Lady Gaga

MTV News   |   November 11, 2009


In Times Square on Thursday afternoon (September 10), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gathered with celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore for a press...

Tracy Raver: Baby Photographer Explains How She Gets The Shot (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


Tracy Raver's photos of babies--particularly sleeping babies--are adorable. The Nebraska-based photographer appeared on the Today Show Friday, September 11. Raver shoots portraits of babies at...

Why It Pays To Be Nice

newsweek.com   |   November 11, 2009


Anyone who has been too scared to sell a falling stock ("But I'll lose money!") or too insulted to accept $3 from someone who intends...

Google's Book Battle Rages On, Proposed Deal Makes "Mockery" Of Copyright Law

AP   |   November 11, 2009


SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's top copyright official has joined the mounting opposition to a class-action settlement that would give Google Inc. the digital...

Brain Scans 'Provide Clue To Leadership Skills'

cnn.com   |  Mark Tutton for CNN   |   November 11, 2009


A U.S. professor claims he has identified the parts of the brain that help to make someone a good leader....

Extinct New Zealand Eagle May Have EATEN HUMANS

AP   |  MICHAEL CASEY   |   September 11, 2009


BANGKOK — Sophisticated computer scans of fossils have helped solve a mystery over the nature of a giant, ancient raptor known as the Haast's eagle...

Designers Take Cues From Teen Style Bloggers

Wall Street Journal   |  Katherine Rosman   |   November 11, 2009


Rodarte's designers, sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, say they have been corresponding with the 13-year-old in recent months after they discovered her blog where she...

Caster Semenya Gender Test: Outrage, Worry In South Africa Over Report

AP   |  CELEAN JACOBSON   |   September 11, 2009


PRETORIA, South Africa — Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers – that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate details...

Mark Kirk Booed At Republican Events

The Huffington Post   |  Rachel Weiner   |   November 11, 2009


Buried in an article on upcoming Senate elections comes the news that Illinois GOP hopeful Mark Kirk has been jeered at party events. Kirk faces...

Interview with NYC Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler - 9/11 Then And Now

  |   November 11, 2009


Edward Skyler has worked for Mayor Michael Bloomberg since before his election, and was actively campaigning for the candidate when the 9/11 attacks took place....
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Tea Party Music: Meet The "Outstanding Patriots" Performing

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   November 11, 2009


TGIF y'all! It's time to start planning your weekend, in earnest. If you are like me, you'll be assisting your spouse in readying your domicile...

Oscar Smith: The Man Who Whips Runway Models Into Shape

W Magazine   |  Jamie Rosen   |   November 11, 2009


Like no one else, Oscar Smith knows what supermodels need. As a trainer to some of the top girls in the business, it's his job...
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"No Impact Man": The Movie Everyone Is Talking About (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Katherine Goldstein   |   November 11, 2009


You may have heard something about "No Impact Man" or you may have heard about the guy who was going to live in New York...

Pawlenty: States' Rights To Reject Health Care Reform "A Possibility"

Minnesota Public Radio News   |   November 11, 2009


Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he may invoke state sovereignty to keep Minnesota from fully participating in a health care reform plan, if passed by Congress...

Outpouring Of Concern For Homeless Children From HuffPost Community

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears   |  Matthew Palevksy   |   November 11, 2009


On Wednesday, Arianna wrote about the human cost of the millions of foreclosures taking place across America. She focused on the surge in school children...

9/11 Mourners Observe Moment Of Silence As Bells Toll

Huffington Post/AP   |  SUZANNE MA   |   November 11, 2009


NEW YORK — Cold rain mixed with tears as mourners collected under umbrellas and a dreary sky Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of the...

Home Of The Obamas' Chicago Neighbors For Sale

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


Yearning to get closer to President Obama? A rare opportunity just opened up. The home next door to Barack and Michelle Obama in Kenwood's mansion...

Uh Oh, Eric... Google's Talent Troubles

  |   November 11, 2009


From rock star engineers like Mark Lucovsky to whiz entrepreneurs like Dick Costolo, Google seems to lose a top tier employee every week. Kai-Fu Lee's...

Coast Guard's Sept. 11 Training Exercise Sparks Confusion In D.C.

AP   |  CALVIN WOODWARD and EILEEN SULLIVAN   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — A morning of remembrance turned into one of flashbacks, fear and media missteps Friday when a Coast Guard exercise – unfolding near Pentagon...

Perry Sends Rangers To Texas-Mexico Border

AP   |  MICHAEL GRACZYK   |   September 11, 2009


HOUSTON — Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed...

Almost 4,000 Retired State Employees Draw Pensions Over $100,000

Chicago Sun-Times   |  TIM NOVAK, ART GOLAB AND CHRIS FUSCO   |   November 11, 2009


Nearly 4,000 retired government workers have pensions that pay them at least $100,000 a year....

9/11 iPhone App Remembers Terrorist Attacks

Mashable   |   November 11, 2009


To help you recall and remember what occurred eight years ago today, there's an app called "9/11 Numbers" which brings the sobering realities of September...

#Whereiwas: Twitter Users Share 9/11 Memories

  |   November 11, 2009


Twitter users are taking to the Internet today to share memories of where they were on September 11th, 2001. Scroll down to see a real-time...

Facebook Teaches TechCrunch A Lesson, Mike Arrington: "You Won This Round, Facebook"

  |   November 11, 2009


Facebook--sick of TechCrunch not calling them to fact check stories--pranks TechCrunch with a fake "fax this photo" service. Michael Arrington: "They punk'd us, and we...

Craig Ferguson Devotes Entire Monologue To Schooling Joe Wilson (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Alex Leo   |   November 11, 2009


Craig Ferguson, a man who chose to become a U.S. citizen, was ashamed last night at the lack of decorum Representative Joe Wilson showed when...

Joseph Cassano, AIG Execs Could Face Grand Jury In Brooklyn

wsj.com   |  AMIR EFRATI and SUSAN PULLIAM   |   November 11, 2009


Federal prosecutors, capping an 18-month investigation, are preparing to impanel a grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., to consider an indictment of a former senior American...

Nadler To Introduce DOMA Repeal Bill Next Week

Advocate   |  Kerry Eleveld   |   November 11, 2009


Rep. Jerrold Nadler will introduce legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act next week. The Advocate has learned that Democratic representative Jerrold Nadler of...

Joe Biden Marks September 11 Anniversary In New York (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP   |   November 11, 2009


NEW YORK (AP) - Vice President Joseph Biden has laid flowers in a reflecting pool at ground zero before a ceremony to mark the eighth...

2 Lebanese Rockets Fired Toward Israel

AP   |  BASSEM MROUE   |   September 11, 2009


BEIRUT — Two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into Israel on Friday, prompting Israel to respond with artillery fire, Lebanese security and military officials...

Ted Kennedy's Letter To Obama: Full Text

AP   |  The Associated Press   |   September 9, 2009


Text of a letter Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., wrote before his death to send President Barack Obama, as provided by the White House. ___...

Californians Don't Trust State Government: Poll

LA Times   |  Cathleen Decker   |   November 11, 2009


Public Policy Institute survey finds two-thirds expect bad economic times in the next year, and half fear job loss. But the survey also uncovers strong...

Archaeologists Find Early Menorah Depiction

AP   |  AMY TEIBEL   |   September 11, 2009


JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have uncovered one of the earliest depictions of a menorah, the seven-branched candelabra that has come to symbolize Judaism, the Israel...

Jay-Z: Death to Tune Transformers, Hates on T-Pain's Music Helper

WSJ   |   May 10, 2010


A brand of software invented to make sure singers hit the right notes in the recording studio, Auto-Tune has been re-purposed by many acts to...

Taylor Momsen Rocks Out In Garters, Sequined Mini (PHOTOS)

  |   November 11, 2009


'Gossip Girl' actress Taylor Momsen enjoyed her other job Thursday night when she and her band The Pretty Reckless rocked out at a concert for...

Emma Watson Having 'An Amazing Time' At Brown

people.com   |  Monique Jessen   |   November 11, 2009


The British actress, 19, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, arrived at the Ivy League college last...

Uganda: Deadly Riots Erupt In Capital For 2nd Day

AP   |  GODFREY OLUKYA   |   September 11, 2009


KAMPALA, Uganda — Rioters angry over political and land issues clashed with government forces for a second day Friday, and at least six people were...

Robinson: Obama Should Just Ignore "Spoiled First Graders" In GOP

Washington Post   |  Eugene Robinson   |   November 11, 2009


Anyone who watched Wednesday night as President Obama explained his health-care reform proposals to Congress saw a chief executive making what sounded like a genuine...

Fired SNL-er Casey Wilson: I'm PHAT, Not FAT

people.com   |   November 11, 2009


Casey Wilson is laughing off reports that she was fired from Saturday Night Live for being too fat. "I had an amazing time on SNL,...

Is Double-Digit Unemployment Here to Stay?

TIME   |  Joshua Cooper Ramo Friday, Sep. 11, 2009   |   November 11, 2009


Will creating jobs be that much slower too? Will double-digit unemployment persist even after we emerge from this recession? Has the idea of full employment...

Christina Milian PREGNANT

usmagazine.com   |   November 11, 2009


Christina Milian is pregnant with her first child, Usmagazine.com has confirmed. The singer, 27, wed music producer The-Dream, 27, on Sept. 4 at the Little...

Frank Batten Sr., Weather Channel Founder, Dies at 82

New York Times   |  DENNIS HEVESI   |   December 31, 2009


Frank Batten Sr., the former chairman of a media conglomerate who in 1982 started the Weather Channel, facing down skepticism that many people would watch...

Craig Ferguson Nears 2-Year Contract Extension

Variety   |   November 11, 2009


Craig Ferguson is closing in on a deal with CBS and David Letterman's Worldwide Pants that will keep him at the helm of "The Late...

Republicans Fear "Crackpots" Becoming Face Of Party

POLITICO   |  Andie Coller   |   November 11, 2009


Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from the president and a dagger-eyed gasp from the speaker of the House; it...

Black Bear Attacks Colorado Man Inside His Aspen Home

AP   |   September 11, 2009


ASPEN, Colo. — A man was attacked by a large black bear in his Aspen home in the latest in a string of violent encounters...

9/11 Memories: Submit Your Photos And Stories

Huffington Post   |  David Weiner   |   November 11, 2009


Eight years ago today, the worst terrorist attack in United States history destroyed twin emblems of our country, killed nearly three thousand people, and shattered...

Coalition For Innovative Media Measurement: Networks, Advertisers Form Alternative Ratings System

AP   |  DAVID BAUDER   |   September 10, 2009


NEW YORK — Fourteen media companies said they are joining forces to fund new ways to track viewership of television programming throughout various platforms. ABC,...

Google Book Deal: Top US Copyright Cop Opposes

AP   |  MICHAEL LIEDTKE   |   September 10, 2009


SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's top copyright official has joined the mounting opposition to a class-action settlement that would give Google Inc. the digital rights...

Australia Overtakes U.S. As Biggest Polluter: Report

AFP   |   November 11, 2009


SYDNEY (AFP) �" Australians have overtaken Americans as the world's biggest individual producers of carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warming, a risk consultancy...

Oprah's Kickoff Party Flash Mob Dance (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |   November 11, 2009


A group of 21,000 dedicated fans surprised Oprah Tuesday at her season kickoff party by performing a synchronized dance to 'Oprah Feelin,' the Black Eyed...

Top Ten Joe Wilson Excuses (VIDEO)

  |   November 11, 2009


David Letterman took on South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson last night in a top ten list explaining his "excuses" for shouting "you lie" during the...

Harvard's Endowment Drops Sharply Amid Recession

AP   |  BOB SALSBERG   |   September 11, 2009


BOSTON — The total value of Harvard's endowment plunged nearly 30 percent in the last fiscal year as the Ivy League institution's portfolio was battered...

Health Insurance Stocks Rise As Analysts See No "Game Changers" In Obama's Speech

Reuters   |  Lewis Krauskopf and Susan Heavey   |   November 11, 2009


NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. health insurers climbed on Thursday after analysts saw no "game changers" from President Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech...

Top Former Generals Denounce Cheney For Torture

Miami Herald   |  By CHARLES C. KRULAK and JOSEPH P. HOAR   |   November 11, 2009


In the fear that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Americans were told that defeating Al Qaeda would require us to ``take off the gloves.''...

David Vitter's Reelection Chances Helped By Obama

New York Times   |  CAMPBELL ROBERTSON   |   November 11, 2009


Mere survival was never the issue. Those familiar with Louisiana and its Republican senator, David Vitter, knew he would survive the summer of 2007, after...

Safeway Submits "Final Offer" To Unions, Strikes May Ensue

Denver Daily News   |  Peter Marcus   |   November 11, 2009


Safeway, Inc., presented Colorado grocery workers on Wednesday with a final five-year contract offer. But the union representing workers says it is "disappointed" with the...

Scientists Draw Electricity from Trees

  |   November 11, 2009


Guest Post From Dan Shapley From The Daily Green University of Washington scientists have discovered a new source of electricity: Trees. In an experiment that...

Baucus, Conrad Cave To Joe Wilson On Health Care Bill

AP   |  ERICA WERNER   |   September 11, 2009


WASHINGTON — The White House strengthened its stand against health care coverage for illegal immigrants Friday, and a pivotal Senate committee looked ready to follow...

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Run To Remember 9/11

AP   |  HEIDI VOGT   |   September 11, 2009


BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Many of the troops at this sprawling U.S. air base were in their mid-teens when they watched the planes hit the...

7 World Heritage Sites Entrepreneurs Can Save

thedailygreen.com   |   November 11, 2009


Preserving the world's most extraordinary natural features might seem like a no-brainer, but it is never as easy as it should be, or as cheap....

Voters Still Back Obama, Despite Dire Claims

Politico   |  Ari Melber   |   November 11, 2009


Did you hear that this week would determine the fate of Barack Obama's first term? Or was it next week? The political and media establishment...

Edward Norton Preps NY Marathon Run For African Conservation

cnn.com   |  Doug Gross CNN   |   November 11, 2009


Actor Edward Norton already wanted to be in better shape for his 40th birthday than he was on his 30th when the idea hit --...

Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's Ex-President, Gets Life Term For Graft

AP   |  PETER ENAV   |   September 11, 2009


TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Taiwan court sentenced former President Chen Shui-bian to life in prison after convicting him on graft charges Friday, a spectacular fall...

Commemorate 9/11 With A New Dollar Coin?

New York Times   |  Sewell Chan   |   November 11, 2009


Representative Jerrold L. Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat whose district includes ground zero, introduced a bill on Thursday that would require the United States Mint to...

La Toya Jackson: Michael 'Looked Fabulous,' Wore Pearls At Funeral

AP   |  FRAZIER MOORE   |   September 10, 2009


NEW YORK — La Toya Jackson says her brother Michael looked "absolutely fabulous" when he was laid to rest last week. In an interview on...

Muslim Khan: Taliban Spokeman Arrested By Pakistani Forces in Swat

Reuters   |  Zeeshan Haider   |   November 11, 2009


ISLAMABAD (Reuters) �" Pakistani security forces have arrested the spokesman for the Taliban in the Swat valley, the military said, the first major arrest in...

President Obama On 9/11 Anniversary: Every Year On This Day, We Are All New Yorkers

New York Daily News   |  President Barack Obama   |   November 11, 2009


Eight years ago, on an ordinary Tuesday morning, nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the deadliest attack on American soil in our history. It was...

German Geothermal Project Re-evaluated After Setting Off Earthquake

nytimes.com   |  NICHOLAS KULISH and JAMES GLANZ   |   November 11, 2009


Government officials here are reviewing the safety of a geothermal energy project that scientists say set off an earthquake in mid-August, shaking buildings and frightening...

Abu Ghraib Inmates Attack Guards

AP   |  SAMEER N. YACOUB   |   September 11, 2009


BAGHDAD — Abu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing an assault...

Daniel Craig & Hugh Jackman Open On Broadway

AP   |  JAKE COYLE   |   September 11, 2009


NEW YORK — James Bond and Wolverine have hit Broadway. Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman gave their first performance Thursday night in the play "A...

Edible Cups & Bowls: Garden Grown Green Tableware Set

Dornob   |   November 11, 2009


Do not go to this exhibit too hungry or you may be tempted to pick at the tomatoes, carrots, peppers, peas and other paper-thin veggie...

Spain To Send 220 More Troops To Afghanistan

AP   |  DANIEL WOOLLS   |   September 11, 2009


MADRID — Spain's government agreed Friday to send 220 more troops to Afghanistan, raising the total to about 1,000 and moving to help a hard-pressed...

Nirvana Members 'Dismayed And Very Disappointed' By 'Guitar Hero 5'

AP   |  DERRIK J. LANG   |   September 11, 2009


LOS ANGELES — Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana....

"Too Big Too Fail": Obama's Reforms Don't Address Lessons From "Lehman Monday"

bloomberg.com   |  Alison Fitzgerald and Christine Harper   |   November 11, 2009


One year after the demise of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. paralyzed the financial system, “mega-banks,” as Fine’s group calls them, are as interconnected and inscrutable...

Families Stream Into NYC 9/11 Ceremony

AP   |  SUZANNE MA   |   September 11, 2009


NEW YORK — The selfless spirit that helped mend a stricken nation eight years ago was renewed. Volunteers marked 9/11 Friday by tilling gardens, writing...

Gwen Stefani Continues '80s Comeback With LAMB Collection

AP   |  SAMANTHA CRITCHELL   |   September 11, 2009


NEW YORK — Gwen Stefani is rocking the '80s well into 2010, presenting a LAMB collection on Thursday that included off-the-shoulder "Flashdance" tops and acid-wash...

Amnesty International: Japan Must Stop Executing Mentally Ill Prisoners

  |   November 10, 2009


Though Japan has a national policy against allowing visitors access to death row inmates, Amnesty International's latest report, "Hanging By A Thread," details five cases...

Harvard's Endowment Drops Sharply Amid Recession

AP   |  BOB SALSBERG   |   September 10, 2009


BOSTON — The total value of Harvard's endowment plunged nearly 30 percent in the last fiscal year as the Ivy League institution's portfolio was battered...

Wall Street's Mania For Short-Term Results Hurts Economy

Washington Post   |  Steven Pearlstein   |   November 10, 2009


It's been a year since the onset of a financial crisis that wiped out $15 trillion of wealth from the balance sheet of American households,...

Obama To Appear On "60 Minutes" Sunday

CBS   |   November 10, 2009


We just got word that President Obama will sit down with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft for an interview that will air Sunday night on...

Buffett Tells Dems: The Rich Need To Pay Higher Taxes

The Hill   |  Alexander Bolton   |   November 10, 2009


Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and the world's second richest man, told Senate Democrats that wealthy Americans need to pay higher taxes, giving Democrats something...

Farmers Market Near White House Is Approved

New York Times   |  Rachel Swarns   |   November 10, 2009


With a little help from the White House, a nonprofit group won approval on Thursday to set up an open-air farmers market near the Executive...

ADVERTISEMENT: Warner Bros' The Informant

  |   November 10, 2009


Watch the trailer for Warner Bros' The Informant....

Sexual Misconduct By Prison Staff Members Doubled In Recent Years: Report

Washington Post   |  Carrie Johnson   |   November 10, 2009


Reports of sexual misconduct by prison staff members with federal inmates doubled over the past eight years, and government watchdogs called Thursday for more training...

Exec. In Charge Of Foreclosures Moved Into Bank-Owned Malibu Beach House, Neighbors Say

AP   |   September 10, 2009


MALIBU, Calif. — A Wells Fargo & Co. executive who oversees foreclosed properties hosted parties and spent long summer weekends in a $12 million Malibu...

SC GOP Joins Lawmakers Asking Sanford To Resign

AP   |  JIM DAVENPORT   |   September 10, 2009


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Leaders of South Carolina's Republican Party voted Thursday to ask Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, joining an increasing number of GOP officials...

Geithner: Unemployment Will "Absolutely" Be Lower This Time Next Year

Washington Post   |   November 10, 2009


Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, appearing in a town hall program that concluded moments ago on CNBC, said that "absolutely, absolutely," unemployment will be lower this...

Obama Is Facing Doubts From Dems On Afghanistan

New York Times   |  ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER   |   November 10, 2009


The leading Senate Democrat on military matters said Thursday that he was against sending more American combat troops to Afghanistan until the United States...

Obama Honors Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins

AP   |  DARLENE SUPERVILLE   |   September 10, 2009


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House on Thursday and celebrated the hockey team for...
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