Russia-U.S. Arms Treaty in the Works

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In Russia today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made "considerable progress" with Moscow on a new strategic arms treaty.

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Health Reform Bill Advances, with One GOP Vote

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee will vote today on whether or not to approve President Obama's $829 billion health care reform package.

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UN Calls for Food Production Increase

Monday, October 12, 2009

The world will need to increase food production by 70% over the next 40 years to feed the world's growing population, the United Nations food agency predicts.

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More Talks on World Trade Center This Week

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another round of arbitration talks begin this week on the pace of construction at the World Trade Center site.

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Whitney to Build Museum on the High Line

Monday, October 12, 2009

Three years after it first expressed interest, the Whitney Museum of American Art will finally move forward with building a museum on Manhattan's West Side.

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Fugitive Arrested at Kennedy International

Monday, October 12, 2009

Federal officials have arrested Louis Armando Peña Soltren, a man accused of hijacking a 1968 flight who they've been trying to track down for nearly 41 years.

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Yankees One Step Closer to Pennant

Monday, October 12, 2009

The homers that Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit Sunday at the Minneapolis Metrodome didn't just mean victory over the Minnesota Twins. They mean the Bronx Bombers will head to the American League Championship Series.

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Ostrom and Williamson Split Nobel

Monday, October 12, 2009

The last of the Nobel prizes in Economics has been awarded today to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson.

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Deadly Weekend Attack in Pakistan

Monday, October 12, 2009

Forty one people were killed Monday at a market blast near the Swat Valley in Pakistan, according to the Associated Press.

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Can a Free Honeymoon Save a Marriage?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Malaysia's government is hoping to slow its country's spiking divorce rate by offering two-night island and beach resort vacations for couples whose relationships are on the rocks.

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A Presidential Endorsement for Thompson?

Friday, October 09, 2009

The White House seemed to give a boost to Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson today.

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Open House

Friday, October 09, 2009

Curious New Yorkers will be allowed into the city's most interesting buildings and private homes this weekend.

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NASA Sifting Data from Moon Collision

Friday, October 09, 2009

NASA scientists are assessing data after successfully crashing two unmanned spacecraft into the Moon early this morning in a search for hidden ice.

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Golf and Rugby Voted Olympic Sports

Friday, October 09, 2009

Golf and rugby will join trampoline, synchronized swimming and badminton as summer Olympic sports.

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Frasier Star Gives Back

Friday, October 09, 2009

"Frasier" TV star David Hyde Pierce will play the Adagio from Widor’s Symphony No. 5 this Sunday on an organ that his family donated the money to rebuild in his native Saratoga Springs.

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Obama Accepts 2009 Nobel Prize as a "Call to Action"

Friday, October 09, 2009

President Barack Obama, 48, said that he was "both surprised and deeply humbled" when he learned that he had been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize this morning.

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Astor Son Found Guilty as Trial Ends

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son was convicted Thursday of exploiting his philanthropist mother's failing mind and helping himself to her nearly $200 million fortune.

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Israeli Minister Says Palestine Deal an Illusion

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman downplayed prospects for a quick resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in comments made to Israeli public radio yesterday.

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President Obama Reframes Afghan Strategy

Thursday, October 08, 2009

President Obama is developing a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan that is likely to focus on keeping al-Qaida at bay.  The White House has put off a decision on putting additional troops in the country until that new strategy is in place.

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Phantom of the Wonder Wheel

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera is making a coming back. This time, he'll haunt Coney Island rather than the Paris opera house.

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