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Britain's Brown defends Afghan role (AFP)
November 17, 2009 at 12:30 am

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves his official residence in central London. Foreign forces in Afghanistan are AFP - Foreign forces in Afghanistan are "disrupting and disabling" Al-Qaeda's leadership, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday, in a strong defence of Britain's involvement in the conflict.



China, US to tackle trade disputes, says Hu (AFP)
November 16, 2009 at 11:53 pm

<p/>(afp.com)AFP - China and the United States will work to resolve commercial disputes and jointly oppose trade protectionism, President Hu Jintao said in Beijing after talks with visiting US counterpart Barack Obama.



The semifinals are on! 4 compete on `Dancing' (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm

AP - Mya is tops among semifinalists on "Dancing with the Stars."

Ravens, Browns scoreless after first quarter (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passes against the Cleveland Browns in the first quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)AP - Baltimore's Steve Hauschka pushed a 36-yard field goal wide left with 4:44 left in the first quarter, leaving Monday night's game scoreless between the Ravens and Cleveland Browns.



Bangladeshi conjoined twins separated in Australia (AFP)
November 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm

<p/>(afp.com)AFP - Conjoined Bangladeshi twins have been successfully separated after marathon surgery and both are "very well", the head of Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said on Tuesday.



Man carrying $600 pinched for alleged pencil theft (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

AP - Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stole a pencil from a Bellingham store even though he was carrying $600 in cash. The man, 44, was booked into the Whatcom County Jail after police learned he had an outstanding warrant from Everett.

Obama in China grapples with economic strains (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

President Barack Obama meets with Party Secretary Yu Xheng Sheng at the Xijiao State Guest House in Shanghai November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jim YoungReuters - U.S. President Barack Obama wrangles over trade and currency policy with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Tuesday, with Iran and North Korea competing for attention at the summit of the two global powers.



Obama announces jobs forum date, economic tour (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a forum on job creation with U.S. business leaders on December 3 and then embark on a cross-country tour to discuss economic recovery, the White House said on Monday.

Guantanamo detainee move not security risk: officials (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Reuters - Moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to a largely unused prison in this hamlet would create much-needed jobs, said officials who toured the rural prison on Monday, dismissing widespread concern about risks to security from America's sworn enemies and their allies.

Palin talks politics, family ahead of book release (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

This photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 and released Friday, Nov. 13, 2009  by Harpo Productions, Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, second from right, with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her daughters, Willow, right, and Piper, left, during the taping of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in Chicago. The show will air on Monday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns)     MANDATORY  CREDIT: Harpo Productions, George Burns. NO SALESAP - Sarah Palin wouldn't reveal her political plans for 2012 in an interview with Barbara Walters, but when asked whether she'd play a major role replied that "if people will have me, I will."



Fed eyes dollar drop, but hews to low-rate pledge (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Reserve Conference on Key Developments in Monetary Policy in Washington October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueReuters - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a rare comment on the U.S. dollar's value, on Monday acknowledged the currency's slump was causing some prices to rise, but said other factors restraining inflation were winning the day.



Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm

This undated self-portrait provided by Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson shows Spc. Hutchinson and her son, Kamani. Hutchinson is an Army cook and single mother based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. who could face criminal charges after she refused to deploy to Afghanistan, saying she had no family able to care for her child. (AP Photo/Alexis Hutchinson)  NO SALESAP - An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas.



Security threats inside and out for 9/11 trial (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm

The old federal courthouse, right, at 40 Centre Street in New York is see on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of 9/11, and four of his alleged henchmen are headed for a federal civilian trial in New York; five others, including a top suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole, will be tried by a military commission  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)AP - Hot sauce and a comb were all an al-Qaida suspect in New York needed to nearly kill one of his guards nine years ago. The bloody episode suggests that security worries in bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects to trial here could be just as big inside the courthouse as outside.



Obama says world urgently watching US-China talks (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a question from a woman during a town hall-style meeting with future Chinese leaders at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai November 16, 2009.      REUTERS/Jason Reed                     (CHINA POLITICS)AP - President Barack Obama declared Monday the world is urgently watching for a "meeting of the minds" between the U.S. and China as he meets with President Hu Jintao on the globe's biggest issues — climate change, economic recession, nuclear proliferation and more.



NC searchers find body of missing 5-year-old girl (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Authorities investigate the scene where the body of  5-year-old Shaniya Nicole Davis was found outside of Sanford, N.C., Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Authorities acted on a tip Sunday and searched a wide area in south-central North Carolina trying to find the 5-year-old girl reported missing by her mother, who has been charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)AP - For a week, authorities feverishly searched for a 5-year-old girl across central North Carolina, only to find her body Monday off a rural road following accusations the girl's mother offered her for sex.



Bishops' assert moral duty in health care debate (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Chicago Cardinal Francis George, left, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, left, and Monsignor  David Malloy, general secretary, address members during the group's fall meeting Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)AP - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops defended their involvement in the health care debate, saying Monday that church leaders have a duty to the nation and God to raise moral concerns on any issue, including on abortion rights and coverage for the poor.



New U.S. guidelines: routine mammograms start at 50 (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Reuters - Sweeping new U.S. breast cancer guidelines released on Monday recommend against routine mammograms for women in their 40s, but several groups immediately rebelled against the recommendations.

New advice: Skip mammograms in 40s, start at 50 (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 5 p.m. EST; graphic shows the use of mammography among women 40 and older by ageAP - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.



UN: Once-secret Iran nuke plant to start in 2011 (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Map locates uranium enrichment plant in IranAP - Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place at the fortified facility ahead of its 2011 startup, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Monday.



Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on supply mission (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/John Raoux)AP - With 100 Internet-savvy NASA fans cheering on the shuttle and churning out constant Twitter updates, Atlantis sailed smoothly into orbit Monday with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the International Space Station.



Pats' Belichick defends decision to go for it (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm

New England Patriots NFL football head coach Bill Belichick speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 in the aftermath of Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)AP - Bill Belichick defended his decision to go for it on fourth down as criticism mounted Monday of the call that led to the New England Patriots stunning loss. The coach hailed as one of the NFL's best was a target of columnists, talk radio callers and two of his former players. Why, they all wondered, did he gamble with a six-point lead and just over two minutes to go against the Indianapolis Colts?



Obama presses Internet freedoms in China (AFP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Visiting US President Barack Obama arrives in Beijing from Shanghai on Air Force One. Obama Monday pushed for an unshackled Internet and expanded political freedoms, seeking to get around China's media curbs with a webcast town hall event in booming Shanghai.(AFP/Frederic J. Brown)AFP - US President Barack Obama Monday pushed for an unshackled Internet and expanded political freedoms, seeking to get around China's media curbs with a webcast town hall event in booming Shanghai.



U.N.: Once-secret Iran nuke plant to start in 2011 (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Map locates uranium enrichment plant in IranAP - Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place at the fortified facility ahead of its 2011 startup, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Monday.



Already had the flu? You may have H1N1 protection (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Reuters - People who have had repeated flu infections -- or repeated flu vaccines -- may have some protection against the new pandemic swine influenza, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

One in seven Americans short of food (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Reuters - More than 49 million Americans -- one in seven -- struggled to get enough to eat in 2008, the highest total in 14 years of a federal survey on "food insecurity," the U.S. government said Monday.

New advice: Skip mammograms in 40s, start at 50 (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 5 p.m. EST; graphic shows the use of mammography among women 40 and older by ageAP - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.



Bishops' leader defends role in health care debate (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Chicago Cardinal Francis George, left, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, left, and Monsignor  David Malloy, general secretary, address members during the group's fall meeting Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)AP - The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops said Monday that church leaders have a duty to the nation and God to raise moral concerns in the debate over health care, whether the issue is abortion rights or coverage for the poor.



Mistress' diary: Mussolini was fierce anti-Semite (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

FILE - File photo dated Sept. 28, 1938 showing Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, at left in foreground, and  Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, at right, taken just before the four power conference in Munich, Germany. As a gesture of friendship, Hitler met  Mussolini with his car at the Italo-German frontier. Benito Mussolini was a fierce anti-Semite, who proudly said that his hatred for Jews preceded Adolf Hitler's and vowed to 'destroy them all,' according to previously unpublished diaries by the Fascist dictator's longtime mistress. According to the diaries, Mussolini also talked about the warm reception he got from Hitler at the 1938 Munich conference - he called the German leader a 'softie' - and attacked Pope Pius XI for his criticism of Nazism and Fascism. The dairies kept by Claretta Petacci, Mussolini's mistress, between 1932 and 1938 are the subject of a book coming out the week beginning Monday Nov. 16, 2009,  in Italy, entitled 'Secret Mussolini.' Excerpts were published Monday by Italy's leading daily Corriere della Sera and confirmed by publisher Rizzoli. On a more intimate note, Mussolini was explicit about his sexual appetites for his mistress and said he regretted having affairs with several other women. (AP Photo/File)AP - Benito Mussolini was a fierce anti-Semite, who proudly said that his hatred for Jews preceded Adolf Hitler's and vowed to "destroy them all," according to previously unpublished diaries by the Fascist dictator's longtime mistress.



Gunmen kill 13 men execution style west of Baghdad (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Iraqi police officers insect a damaged vehicle following a car bomb explosion in Kirkuk  290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. A parked car bomb erupted Monday, in a market of the city of Kirkuk, killing five people and wounding seven others, police said. (AP Photo)AP - Gunmen in Iraqi army uniforms abducted and killed 13 people whose bodies were found Monday with gunshot wounds to the head, including a local leader of Iraq's largest Sunni party, which once helped fight al-Qaida.



Pats' Belichick defends decision to go for it (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm

New England Patriots NFL football head coach Bill Belichick speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 in the aftermath of Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)AP - Bill Belichick stands by his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than punt to the Indianapolis Colts.



Man carrying $600 pinched for alleged pencil theft (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm

AP - Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stole a pencil from a Bellingham store even though he was carrying $600 in cash. The man, 44, was booked into the Whatcom County Jail after police learned he had an outstanding warrant from Everett.

Bernanke watching dollar drop closely (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Reserve Conference on Key Developments in Monetary Policy in Washington October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueReuters - The U.S. central bank is monitoring the declining value of the dollar closely as part of its commitment to both jobs growth and price stability, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday.



Palin says presidency "not on my radar screen" (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin waves to well-wishers while serving hot dogs at the annual Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nathaniel WilderReuters - Sarah Palin said a run for the White House in 2012 is "not on my radar screen right now" as the Republican carefully did not close the door to a possible candidacy in an interview that launched her big book tour.



Coghlan is NL Rookie of Year, Bailey wins AL award (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

AP - Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is the National League Rookie of the Year, and Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey is the AL winner.

Palin tells Winfrey she prays for Levi Johnston (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 and released Friday, Nov. 13, 2009  by Harpo Productions, Inc., seen is talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, second from right, with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her daughters, Willow, right, and Piper, left, during the taping of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in Chicago. The show will air on Monday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns)AP - Sarah Palin says it's "a bit heartbreaking" to see the road the father of her grandson has taken.



Jackson's sister blames doctor for Michael's death (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

FILE - In this  July 7, 2009 file photo, Janet Jackson comforts her niece Paris Jackson as LaToya Jackson, left, looks on at the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Janet Jackson blames Dr. Conrad Murray for her brother Michael's death. She told ABC News in an interview that Murray should no longer be allowed to practice medicine. Murray faces manslaughter charges for the pop star's death this summer. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool, File)AP - Janet Jackson blames Dr. Conrad Murray for her brother Michael's death.



Millions will have to repay part of tax credit (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

US Senator Russ Feingold, accepts an award at the 2007, Bill of Rights Dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. A Democratic US senator on Friday unveiled details of a plan to create a tax credit for businesses that create jobs, as the White House has called a December summit to tackle sky-high unemployment.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Vince Bucci)AP - More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit.



US Library of Congress to honor Paul McCartney (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

Shoppers are reflected in a window as they queue at a HMV store for the launch of the game AP - The Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.



U.S. "would veto" Palestinian state move: Senators (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

Reuters - The United States would veto a Palestinian declaration of statehood in the United Nations Security Council, U.S. senators visiting Israel said Monday.

Gadhafi seeks converts among Italian women (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 10:22 am

AP - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in Rome to attend a U.N. summit on world hunger, has hosted a soiree with some 200 young Italian women and tried to persuade them to convert to Islam.

Court won't hear complaint about Redskins name (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 10:12 am

AP - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of Native Americans who think the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins football team is offensive.

Iran revelation could mean more secret sites: IAEA (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

Reuters - Iran's belated revelation of a second uranium enrichment site raises concern about possible further secret nuclear sites in the country, according to a U.N. nuclear watchdog report on Monday obtained by Reuters.

Rocket attack kills five Afghan civilians (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 9:49 am

A U.S. humvee armored vehicle is seen passing on a road in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)Reuters - Five civilians were killed and 28 wounded when Taliban insurgents fired three rockets into a busy market in northeastern Afghanistan Monday, Afghan police said.



Retail sales rise 1.4 percent in October (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 photo, Nicole Molavi, left, of Sewell N.J. loads her cart with the help of cashier Christina Picone at a Wal-Mart, in Deptford N.J.  The Commerce Department said Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, retail sales rose 1.4 percent last month, much better than the 0.8 percent gain economists had expected.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)AP - Retail sales rose more than expected in October, but the gain largely reflected a big rebound in auto sales.



Jellyfish swarm northward in warming world (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 8:37 am

This Oct. 14, 2009 photo shows a giant jellyfish drifting off Kokonogi in western Japan. Once considered a rarity occurring every 40 years, jellyfish swarms are now an almost annual occurrence along several thousand kilometers (miles) of Japanese coast, and far beyond Japan, decimating local fishing industries from the Japan Sea to the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)AP - A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net. Within minutes, hundreds more were being hauled up, a pulsating mass crowding out the catch of mackerel and sea bass.



U.N. urges climate deal to fight "devastating" hunger (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 8:22 am

Reuters - The United Nations said on Monday that a climate change deal in Copenhagen next month is crucial to fighting global hunger, which Brazil's president described as "the most devastating weapon of mass destruction."

Shuttle mission to extend life of space station (Reuters)
November 16, 2009 at 7:47 am

The space shuttle Atlantis and service structure are reflected in a pond as it is prepared for a launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA is readying the craft and its crew of seven astronauts for an imminent launch to deliver a load of spare parts to the International Space Station.(AFP/File/Stan Honda)Reuters - The space shuttle Atlantis was poised for launch on Monday on one of the final missions to outfit the International Space Station so it can remain flying long after the shuttles are retired.



GM reports $1.2B 3Q loss, says it shows progress (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 7:38 am

In this Nov. 1, 2009 photo, unsold 2009 Chevrolet Suburbans sit in a long row under a General Motors sign at a Chevrolet dealership in Englewood, Colo. General Motors Co. said Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than it has reported in previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around its business. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)AP - General Motors Co. says it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than it has reported in previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around its business.



AP IMPACT: Kenyans recruited to fight in Somalia (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 6:50 am

Halima Aden, left, and Rhadija Aden, sit next to their home in Garissa, eastern Kenya, in this photo taken on Monday Nov. 2, 2009. Halima and Rhadija  both have lost sons to the recruitment and the town's deputy mayor says hundreds of young men have disappeared in the past two months. Thousands of people, including children, are being secretly recruited and trained inside Kenya to battle Islamic insurgents in neighboring Somalia, according to deserters, local officials, families of recruits and diplomats. Most recruits are Somalis living in crowded refugee camps and Kenyan nationals who are ethnic Somalis living nearby. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)AP - The recruits assembled by moonlight at a watering hole. Hundreds of boys and young Kenyan men were herded onto trucks, which were covered with heavy canvas and driven through the night.



AP Poll: Fine print in health care prompts worries (AP)
November 16, 2009 at 6:17 am

Graphic shows poll results on public opinions about health insuranceAP - What's it going to cost me?


 

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