Archive for October 7th, 2009

Berlusconi Immunity Law Struck Down by High Court

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — Italy’s highest court struck down an immunity law that has shielded Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from two corruption trials that he says are politically motivated.

Global cooling in Nevada? — Fox Las Vegas — Ski & Snowboard Resort Now Open, Resort Opening Earlier Than Ever Before

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Global cooling in Denver? — Loveland ski area opens today, A-Basin on Friday

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Some Idaho school kids enjoy an early snow day

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Video — School Kids Sing For Health Care Reform On Set Of CNN

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Politico — US House: Working hard or hardly working?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Iran says some countries offer it nuclear fuel

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that some countries had offered to provide Iran with uranium enriched to 20 percent for use as nuclear reactor fuel, the official IRNA news agency reported.

AP — Saudi gets 5 years in jail for frank TV sex talk

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi court on Wednesday convicted a man for publicly talking about sex after he bragged on a TV talk show about his exploits, sentencing him to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes, his lawyer said.

UK Guardian — Chavez jokes about helping Iran build nuclear bomb

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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AFP — Threat of next world war may be in cyberspace: UN

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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WSJ — FCC to Consider Reallocating Airwaves for Mobile Broadband

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday that he sees a crisis coming in the availability of airwaves needed for mobile Internet use and laid out his objectives to head it off.

Among Mr. Genachowski’s goals are to free up more spectrum for advanced mobile broadband; clear obstacles to installing those networks, including a “shot clock” proposal to speed up the often controversial siting of cellphone towers; and ensure that the Internet remains an open technology.

Financial Times — Warning on surge in wireless traffic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission warned on Wednesday that there is not enough room in the airwaves for the “explosion” in wireless data traffic, setting the stage for a big realignment of spectrum usage as the government tries to help mobile carriers keep up with consumer demand.

UK Telegraph — Children at an Irish primary school have been asked to bring their own lavatory roll in order to help save money.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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UK Daily Mail — Airline asks passengers to use the toilet before boarding… so they will weigh less and help cut carbon emissions

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

A Japanese airline has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

CNET — Sources say New Evidence has Emerged That Could Help Viacom in its Billion Dollar Infringement Lawsuit Against YouTube

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Lawyers working on a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by Viacom against Google’s YouTube may have uncovered evidence that employees of the video site were among those who uploaded unauthorized content to YouTube.

Chicago Violence Haunts Obama as Gun-Control Backers Left Cold

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have been killed in homicides, mostly by guns, since the month President Barack Obama took office.

Obama turning to Hollywood for health reform help

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is enlisting Hollywood celebrities including actress Rosario Dawson and musician Will.I.Am to draw attention to his health care overhaul agenda.

Newsday — Shouts, insults fly at Rep. Israel’s health care town hall

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Shouts of — “Stop printing money,” “We don’t care what you think,” and “You’re a moron” — permeated the 90-minute session, which drew far more than the 450 people who filled Van Nostrand Theatre. Scores more were not allowed inside after a Suffolk fire marshal closed the doors.

WSJ — House Republicans Press Obama on Jobs Creation

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama today, pushing the administration to seek more business tax breaks as a way to boost the number of new jobs.

With unemployment rates still climbing around the country, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the champions of job creation.

Stimulus Money Available For Low-Income, Homeless Detroit Residents

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The money is available to help low-income residents from becoming homeless and homeless residents to find housing.

Thousands of people lined up Tuesday.

Some people in line falsely believed they were registering for $3,000 stimulus checks from the Obama Administration.

City officials told Local 4 that Detroit was granted $15 million to help residents pay bills and their rent or find temporary housing for the homeless.