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October 20th, 2008

Powell stands behind Obama - Owen Sound Sun Times

October 20th, 2008, 13:05

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Colin Powell, a Republican who was President George W. Bush's first secretary of state, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday and criticized the tone of Republican John McCain's campaign. Powell said both Obama and Republican John McCain are qualified to be commander in chief. But he more info

A 6-year-old boy abducted from his home last week is safely back in his father's arms. Police now want to know what the boy's grandfather may know about the kidnapping. Robert Puffinburger talks at a news conference in Las Vegas early Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. Robert's son Cole Mason Puffinburger, who more info

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Beaten down by housing, credit and financial crises, the bruised economy is likely to drag into next year, leaving more people out of work and more businesses wary of making big investments. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, scheduled to appear Monday before the House Budget more info

An eyewitness told the BBC that two men on a motorbike drew alongside her. One man then got off the motorbike and shot her at close range before jumping back on the bike and escaping. Children on the street going to school also saw the incident. "Some bullets hit her body and some hit her leg and more info

Sarah Palin's appearance with Tina Fey boosts Saturday Night Live - Daily Telegraph

October 20th, 2008, 13:05

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Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has come face to face with her Saturday Night Live impersonator Tina Fey, before encountering Hollywood star Alec Baldwin. ; http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1488655367/bctid1866683195 http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1139053637

Cinderella, eat your heart out: Rays beat Sox in Game 7 - CBS Sportsline
Oct. 20--ST. PETERSBURG When the biggest game in franchise history ended Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Rays sprinted in from all areas of Tropicana Field -- from their positions, from their dugout, from their bullpen -- and converged on pitcher David Price. Flashbulbs popped. The sellout crowd of 40

Russian Blue breed is America's top cat at Madison Square Garden competition - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NEW YORK - America's top cat is Russian — a Russian Blue, that is. The 18-month-old from North Carolina won the Cat Fanciers' Association-Iams Championship at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. Named Runner, the feline was the first of his breed to nab the prize. With a shiny, velvety gray

Fed chief expected to tell congressional budget committee Monday there's no quick fix - Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Beaten down by housing, credit and financial crises, the bruised economy is likely to drag into next year, leaving more people out of work and more businesses wary of making big investments. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, scheduled to appear Monday before the House Budget

NATO: 20 insurgents killed west of Afghan capital - Boston Globe

October 20th, 2008, 11:05

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KABUL, Afghanistan— The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says its troops assaulted an insurgent stronghold just west of the capital in a two-day battle that left 20 militants dead. NATO said in a statement Monday that the battle took place in Wardak province. The province has become an insurgent

Sarah Palin's appearance with Tina Fey boosts Saturday Night Live - Daily Telegraph
Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has come face to face with her Saturday Night Live impersonator Tina Fey, before encountering Hollywood star Alec Baldwin. ; http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1488655367/bctid1866683195 http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1139053637

Fort Dix plot case to start Monday in New Jersey - Washington Post
CAMDEN, N.J. -- The arrests seemed like a startling wake-up call to America: Federal authorities said a group of would-be terrorists were foiled in a plot to sneak onto a New Jersey military base and kill soldiers. The federal government argues that the May 2007 capture of Serdar Tatar, Mohamad

Germany approves bailout terms, sets salary cap - Washington Post
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The German Cabinet on Monday approved the terms that banks will have to accept in order to benefit from its euro480 billion ($645 billion) bailout plan _ including a salary cap of euro500,000 ($670,200) for top bank managers. Those managers would also be obliged to forgo

Review: Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Albert Hall - Nottingham Evening Post

October 20th, 2008, 11:05

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FIRST given in 1942, Shostakovich's wartime Seventh Symphony ("Leningrad") quickly became the most publicised composition of the century. In Saturday's city performance under Mark Heron, the work was vindicated as a masterpiece in its own right. The more info

Great artists do not guarantee a great concert. On Friday night at Roy Thomson Hall, Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian presented a recital anchored on her new recording of Armenian songs by Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935). But her spectacular voice more info

The Kensington System is a new one on me. It's a way of bringing up children, and involves repression, 24-hour surveillance, and terror. The child is not allowed friends, or freedom (either of movement or thought). Brilliant - bring it back I say more info

The Tale of the Tsar Saltan by the Mariinsky. Photograph: Tristram Kenton British musical life has been far too busy trying to convince itself that Vaughan Williams was a great composer to engage with this year's other significant anniversary. So it more info

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