Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.

More snow forecast for mid-Atlantic, Appalachians - Businessweek :: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-12-10/more-snow-forecast-for-mid-atlantic-appalachians

US sells last stake in GM, exits controversial rescue - Business Standard :: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-sells-last-stake-in-gm-exits-controversial-rescue-113121000263_1.html

Carney Sees Need for U.K. Stimulus Boosting Housing Risks - Bloomberg :: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-10/boe-s-carney-says-u-k-s-need-for-stimulus-raises-housing-risks.html

FBI arrest Los Angeles sheriff's deputies in misconduct probe - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25310771

Tens of thousands harmed in hospital by IV drip blunders - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10507135/Tens-of-thousands-harmed-in-hospital-by-IV-drip-blunders.html

Mars Rover: Evidence of freshwater lake discovered on surface of Red Planet ... - Mirror.co.uk :: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/mars-rover-evidence-freshwater-lake-2910233

F1 to award double points for final race - Sport LIVE :: http://www.sportlive.co.za/motorsport/2013/12/10/f1-to-award-double-points-for-final-race

Big Storm Causes Massive Pile-Ups Along East Coast :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/349b47f1/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cbig0Estorm0Edumps0Esnow0Eeast0Ecoast0Etravel0Edicey0E21144754/story01.htm

Indiana teen who saved girls from icy waters in 2010 dies in shooting; police say ... - Fox News :: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/09/indiana-teen-who-saved-girls-from-icy-waters-in-2010-dies-in-shooting-police/

Vitamins' Old, Old Edge :: From the beginnings of life roughly four billion years ago, they have played a central, necessary role. In fact, early life forms used to be veritable vitamin factories.

Ukraine's Forces Move Against Protesters, Dimming Hopes for Talks :: Ominous new action by Ukraine's security forces included a raid on an opposition party's headquarters, as Western officials grasped for a way to defuse the country's intensifying political crisis.

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.

Someone bought a $100,000 Tesla with Bitcoins :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/KlRJEUr13Hg/index.html

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.

An Inexpensive Way to Print Out Metal Parts - New York Times :: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/science/an-inexpensive-way-to-print-out-metal-parts.html

Few Places to Go :: The problem of affordable rental housing has reached crisis proportions nationally, officials said on Monday.

A $99 Tablet You Might Want :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/349f2435/sc/15/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CTechnology0Cmicrosoft0Eoffer0Edell0Evenue0Epro0Etablet0E10A0A0Etoday0Cstory0Did0F21150A529/story01.htm

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Life :: Scientists have confirmed that the crater where a NASA rover landed last year contained a freshwater lake about 3.5 billion years ago, around the time that life is thought to have begun on Earth.


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