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IRS Sees Success In Anti-Evasion Campaign

Forbes - Brian Wingfield - ‎41 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Uncle Sam wanted to scare people away from offshore tax havens. Those efforts appear to be succeeding. Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman announced that more than 14700 US taxpayers have participated in a ...

Afghanistan, Iraq Rated Among Most Corrupt Nations

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
By VOA News An international watchdog group says Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries that receive billions of dollars in international aid, are among the world's most corrupt nations.

'Going Rogue: An American Life' by Sarah Palin

Los Angeles Times - Tim Rutten - ‎1 hour ago‎

Israeli settler home plan irks US

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United States has voiced its "dismay" over Israel's approval of 900 additional housing units at a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.

US, China revive hopes of deal at climate talks

Hindu - Ananth Krishnan - ‎28 minutes ago‎
TOWARDS CONSENSUS: Chinese President Hu Jintao escorts US President Barack Obama past a guard of honour at a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday.

Some nations successful in global hunger fight: FAO

AFP - ‎3 hours ago‎
ROME - Some countries have already been successful in the fight against hunger which affects more than one billion people worldwide, the UN food agency said Tuesday.

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Waiting game continues for Senate health care bill

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. Harry Reid accused Republicans of trying to dodge a full Senate debate on health care. Washington (CNN) -- The Senate's top Democrat declined Tuesday to say when he would introduce a hotly anticipated health care reform bill.

US Army Suicides Continue at Record Pace

Voice of America - Al Pessin - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The US Army reported Tuesday that the number of suicides among soldiers this year has already equaled the number for all of last year, and so will rise for the fifth consecutive year, in spite of a major effort to combat the trend.

Police: Body is that of North Carolina girl

CNN - Gabriel Falcon - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Watch full coverage on the Shaniya Davis case on HLN's "Nancy Grace" at 8 and 10 pm ET. (CNN) -- A body found Monday beside a North Carolina road is that of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis, who was reported missing a week ago, ...

Citi Discloses Cuts In Pay For At Least 2 Top Executives

Wall Street Journal - Matthias Rieker, David J. Reynolds - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--At least two of Citigroup Inc.'s (C) top executives are seeing their pay cut substantially, the bank disclosed Tuesday.

Salesforce.com 3Q Profit Doubles, Raises Fiscal-Year View

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Salesforce.com Inc.'s (CRM) fiscal third-quarter profit more than doubled on higher sales and strong customer growth. Shares sank 5.9% to $61.87 in after-hours trading although the online business-software maker's earnings were in line with and revenue ...

Goldman Said to Plan Small-Business Aid With Buffett to Blunt Pay Backlash

Bloomberg - Robert Schmidt, Christine Harper - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc., under fire in Washington for setting aside billions of dollars for bonuses a year after getting a taxpayer bailout, is preparing to team up with Warren Buffett to ...
Goldman Sachs says sorry Reuters Blogs (blog)

Microsoft Ups Cloud Computing Ante with Azure and 'Dallas'

PC World - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Microsoft unveiled plans to kick off 2010 by launching the Azure cloud computing platform into production server status. Details were also shared about a cloud project for developers codenamed 'Dallas'.

Astronauts inspect space shuttle in case of damage

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts scoured their ship Tuesday for any signs of launch damage while pursuing the International Space Station.

YouTube Gives More News Reporting Power to the People

TechNewsWorld - Renay San Miguel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google's new YouTube Direct offering acts as a mediator between citizen journalists and established news outlets eager to use the video footage they provide.

How Robert Pattinson Felt Doing His New Moon 'Striptease'

People Magazine - Janet Mock - ‎27 minutes ago‎
When Robert Pattinson bared his glistening chest in Italy last spring, Twi-hards nearly went blind. Now, the Twilight hunk breaks his silence on nearly taking it all off in New Moon!

RIP, Ken Ober

Newsday - Mark La Monica - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Those of who grew up alongside MTV and watched this show were no doubt slightly dismayed when they heard the news of his Ober's death.

PHOTO: Catch a sneak peak at Levi Johnston's seductive pose in upcoming ...

New York Daily News - Cristina Everett - ‎2 hours ago‎
Even though Levi Johnston didn't bare all for Playgirl magazine, the Alaskan hunk did not disappoint. The magazine has posted a teaser image on its Web site, showing the glistening 19-year-old seductively posing along a tiled wall.
Levi: Looks at Palin 'with disgust' United Press International

Greinke most definitely deserving

MLB.com - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The voting for the Cy Young Award continues to be much tidier than the voting for Most Valuable Player. The victory of Kansas City's Zack Greinke in the 2009 American League Cy Young voting proves that point.

Bills fire coach Jauron after 3-6 start

The Associated Press - John Wawrow - ‎57 minutes ago‎
ORCHARD PARK, NY - Dick Jauron was fired by Buffalo on Tuesday with the Bills off to a 3-6 start and among the lowest scoring teams in the NFL.

Bengals sign Johnson

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
ESPN.com senior NFL analyst John Clayton weighs in on the Browns, Larry Johnson, Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on fourth down against the Colts and the four coaches who could be fired after just one season on the job.

Mammograms Should Start for Women at Age 50, Not 40 (Correct)

Bloomberg - David Olmos - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Annual mammograms for most women in their 40s have more drawbacks than benefits, said a panel of US doctors that recommended women wait until age 50 to start getting breast cancer screening tests every two years.

Don't blame fast food: Mummies had heart disease

The Associated Press - Marilynn Marchione - ‎57 minutes ago‎

Survey: Nearly half of adults don't plan to get H1N1 vaccine

Bizjournals.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Although the region is likely to see more long lines this week for the next community clinic for the H1N1 vaccine, a new poll reports nearly half of adults at risk are not interested.
County plans two H1N1 clinics Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

A Sapphic Victory, But Pyrrhic

New York Times - Frank Bruni - ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
BEFORE millions of television viewers, under the dewy and beneficent gaze of Oprah Winfrey, the two of them traded moony glances. They held hands.

America's Newest Land Baron: FDIC

Wall Street Journal - Michael M. Phillips - ‎19 hours ago‎
ATLANTA -- In the waning days of the Great Recession, the federal government is still jumpstarting the economy and propping up financial markets.

U.S. vs. China: Working Together on Global Warming?

TIME - Bryan Walsh - ‎4 hours ago‎
Global warming is a problem that spans the entire world, but when it comes to figuring out how to stop it, the burden will largely fall on two countries: the US and China.

Memoir Is Palin's Payback to McCain Campaign

New York Times - Michiko Kakutani - ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
“Going Rogue,” the title of Sarah Palin's erratic new memoir, comes from a phrase used by a disgruntled McCain aide to describe her going off-message during the campaign: among other things, for breaking with the campaign over its ...

A Hint of Hype, A Taste of Illusion

Wall Street Journal - Leonard Mlodinow - ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
They pour, sip and, with passion and snobbery, glorify or doom wines. But studies say the wine-rating system is badly flawed. How the experts fare against a coin toss.