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UPCOMING
Travel- Inappropriate-Note
The TSA is working to remove an inspector who left "a highly inappropriate note" in a traveler's suitcase after finding what's been reported as a vibrator in her baggage.
Mexico Violence
At least 14 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, 10 of whom died during a shootout with soldiers, authorities said on Friday.
North-Carolina-E.-Coli
Ten cases of E. coli have been confirmed in North Carolina, and another 16 cases are being investigated in what public health officials say might be a growing outbreak, a state health official said Friday.
Afghanistan-Ranger-Killed (will update)
After hundreds of combat missions while on 14 deployments over nine years, Army ranger Kristoffer Domeij was among three killed after an improvised explosive device blew up in Afghanistan.
US-Occupy-Wall-Street (will update)
Authorities in lower Manhattan removed propane tanks and generators from Occupy Wall Street protesters' home base Friday, raising the stakes as the weather turns cold and as officials across the country push for more strict control of the loosely defined movement.
California-Conrad-Murray-Trial (will update)
Michael Jackson probably died after he rapidly injected himself with a dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol on top of a large dose of sedatives he swallowed when Dr. Conrad Murray was away, the defense's propofol expert testified Friday.
Thailand-Perfect-Storm (will update)
Thailand is facing its worst flooding since 1942, with 373 people dead, more than nine million affected and 28 -- or more than a third -- of the nation's provinces at least partially flooded after a series of strong seasonal storms that brought exceptional rainfall.
SPORT-World-Series-Classic (will update)
Strap yourselves in. If Game 7 of the World Series is anything close to Thursday night's instant classic, it's going to be a white-knuckle, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, eye-popping ride.
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INTERNATIONAL
Morocco-Attack-Sentence
A Moroccan court on Friday sentenced to death Adil Othmani, the main suspect in a terrorist attack in Marrakech last spring, Morocco's state news agency, Maghreb Arabe Presse, reported.
Peru-Earthquake
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Friday, some 32 miles south-southwest of Ica, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Afghanistan-Pentagon-Report
The Taliban is weakened but the ability of insurgents to hide across the border in Pakistan is the greatest threat to success in Afghanistan, according to the latest Pentagon evaluation of the war, released this week.
Turkey-Military-Aircraft
The Obama administration may transfer combat helicopters from existing Marine inventory to Turkey, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.
US-Syria-US-Spying
A Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he spied on anti-Syrian government protesters in the United States. Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, 47, allegedly provided video and audio recordings of demonstrators to Syrian intelligence officials, according to the indictment against him. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ruled that Soueid could be a flight risk and will remain in jail pending his trial, which is scheduled for March 5, 2012.
Syria-Unrest
Braving gunfire and security checkpoints, Syrian protesters marched Friday against the government and in support of opposition calls for an internationally enforced no-fly zone, opposition groups said.
US-Aruba-Missing-Woman
An Aruban judge on Friday ordered Gary Giordano to remain in custody for another 30 days as authorities continue their investigation into the disappearance and presumed death of a Maryland woman, Aruba's public prosecutor announced.
Thailand-Perfect-Storm
Severe flooding in Thailand on Friday threatened central areas of Bangkok, a bustling capital barely above sea level and facing inundation at the next high tide predicted at 13 feet.
Tropical-Storm-Rina
The storm known as Rina fizzled Friday as it moved over the Yucatan Channel, the strait between Mexico and Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said.
Royal-Succession-Q&A
Prince William's glittering wedding to Catherine Middleton captivated a global audience earlier this year. But up until now, any daughter born to the Duke and Duchess Cambridge would not have enjoyed an equal right to inherit the British throne. Rules dating back centuries decree that the crown passes to the eldest son and is only bestowed on a daughter when there are no sons. All this changed at a meeting of the leaders of 16 Commonwealth countries in Perth, Australia, where they unanimously agreed to amend the succession rules. CNN examines the background to a controversial and long-running debate.
Bosnia-US-Embassy
A man armed with an automatic weapon fired shots at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Friday, hitting a police officer before authorities shot and wounded him, U.S. and local authorities said. The gunman was wounded in the left leg and was not considered seriously injured, said Biljana Jandric, a spokeswoman for Sarajevo's Kosevo Hospital.
UK-Monarchy
Sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne under changes to the United Kingdom's succession laws agreed to Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
UK-Cathedral-Protest
Authorities in London agreed to take court action Friday to remove anti-capitalist protesters who have spent two weeks camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral. The City of London Corporation, which runs the capital's financial district, said it had legal grounds for action because the 200 or more tents were impacting roads in the area.
US-Koreas
South Korea's defense minister said Friday he expects more provocations from North Korea in 2012, during a session with his American counterpart. "Next year, I believe that the possibility of North Korea conducting additional provocations is ... very high," Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told reporters at a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Yemen-Violence
A car bomb exploded in Aden on Friday, killing the commander of a Yemeni counterterrorism unit and seriously injuring two children, according to a Yemeni government official who is not authorized to speak to the media.
Germany-Wounded-Libyans
More than 300 wounded Libyans will arrive in Germany to be treated in hospitals within the next 10 days in an operation approved by Libya's interim government, the German Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Syria-Unrest
Despite gunfire and security checkpoints, Syrian protesters marched Friday against the government and in support of opposition calls for an internationally enforced no-fly zone, opposition groups said.
Thailand-flood
Severe flooding in Thailand Friday threatened central areas of Bangkok, a bustling capital barely above sea level and facing inundation at the next high tide predicted at 13 feet. Residents who decided to stay in their homes despite government pleas to get out waited anxiously to see if the highest tide, forecast for Saturday afternoon, would overwhelm defenses along the Chao Phraya River and its many canals.
Pakistan-Violence
A suicide attack on a car killed a senior police official, Ajmer Shah, and his aide Friday in Nowshera, a city in northwest Pakistan, Israrudin a senior police told CNN.
Italy-Flooding
Seven people have died and seven others are missing after rains triggered severe flooding in northern Italy, civil protection officials said Friday. Especially hard hit was the tourist-popular Cinque Terre region on Italy's northwest coast.
Tunisia-Elections
Tunisia imposed a curfew Friday night following two days of post-election violence in the central city where the nation's uprisings started, state media reported.
Belgium-NATO-Libya
After seven months of an aerial bombing campaign that helped depose Moammar Gadhafi, NATO said Friday it was ending its mission in Libya next week.
Libya-Saif-al-Islam
The International Criminal Court is having "informal conversations" about the surrender of Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, who is wanted for crimes against humanity, the court's chief prosecutor said Friday.
Belgium-NATO-Libya
Senior NATO officials will meet in Belgium on Friday to discuss Libya, a day after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to end military operations in the North African country.
China-Bailout-Regling
Europe's bailout fund chief arrived in Beijing on Friday to discuss with potential investors looking for assistance to help ease the debt crisis that has threatened global economic stability.
South-Korea-Samsung
Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a 13% drop in its quarterly earnings despite a record high performance in mobile phone and smartphone sales.
Turkey-Military-Aircraft
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer military aircraft from existing Marine inventory to Turkey for their use in their efforts against the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a State Department official tells CNN.
Turkey-Quake
The death toll from the massive earthquake that shook eastern Turkey over the weekend rose to 550 Friday, up from 535 the day before, but crews have been able to pull at least 185 people alive from the rubble, Turkish officials said.
UK-Velazquez-Portrait
A previously unknown portrait by famed Spanish artist Diego Vel?zquez has been unveiled in London after it was spotted in a consignment of works by a largely forgotten British painter.
U.S.A.
SPORT-World-Series-Classic
Strap yourselves in. If Game 7 of the World Series is anything close to Thursday night's instant classic, it's going to be a white-knuckle, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, eye-popping ride.
TRAVEL-New-York-Statue-Liberty
As snow fell across New York harbor, Isabel Belarsky said she clutched her mother, Clara, aboard a passenger ship that puttered toward Ellis Island, and wondered what their new lives would bring. The year was 1930. About a week earlier, the 10 year-old girl from what is now called Saint Petersburg, Russia, had embarked on a transatlantic journey with her Ukrainian parents from the French port city of Cherbourg, escaping what she described as Jewish persecution at the start of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. On an island near Manhattan stood the copper colossus that would etch her first memories of the new world. "It was a wonderful sight," she said of the Statue of Liberty, which marks its 125th anniversary Friday.
New-York-Lady-Liberty
New Yorkers will fete the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty on Friday with various celebrations fit for the iconic symbol of hope in America's post- Civil War period. The following day, it will close for renovations.
New-York-Casino
For New Yorkers, a gambling fix is now just a subway ride away. The first casino in New York City opened Friday at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens to thousands of eager gamblers, some waiting hours to get in.
Florida-Pill-Mill-Arrests
Law enforcement officers arrested 22 people Friday in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, as part of an effort to shut down so-called pill mills distributing illegal prescription drugs. Those arrested include five doctors and two pharmacists, federal officials said.
Kentucky-Mine-Entrapment
Two miners died and several others were injured Friday when a wall collapsed at a Centertown, Kentucky, mine, the Ohio County sheriff said.
Missouri-Missing-Girl
The family of a missing Missouri baby continued to make news Friday, cutting ties with its attorney hours after canceling a police interview with the girl's two half-brothers. Cyndy Short, the attorney who had been speaking for the family of 11-month-old Lisa Irwin, is no longer working with the family, her Kansas City, Missouri, law firm announced Friday in a statement. There was no immediate indication as to who, if anyone, will represent the family instead.
California-Conrad-Murray-Trial
Michael Jackson probably died after he rapidly injected himself with a dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol on top of a large dose of sedatives he swallowed when Dr. Conrad Murray was away, the defense's propofol expert testified Friday.
Georgia-Mayor-Arrest
The mayor of Taylorsville, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI after attempting to meet with a minor to have sex, authorities said Friday.
Pennsylvania-Captives-Charges
Additional charges were filed Friday against three of the four Philadelphia defendants accused so far in the so-called "dungeon case," officials said.
Ohio-Baby-Giveaway
A Cleveland couple faces child endangerment charges after giving away their neglected 2-year-old girl, authorities said.
Pennsylvania-Captives-Charges
Three of the four Philadelphia defendants charged so far in the so-called "dungeon case" are facing additional accusations in connection with a teenager who was previously rescued from a closet, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney's office said.
Indiana-Accident
A crash between a minivan and a semitrailer truck killed seven people and injured four others in eastern Indiana, authorities said Friday.
California-Occupy-Olsen
The chaotic scene unfolded with flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets and clouds of smoke. Canisters whizzed through the air amid deafening booms. Marine Lance Cpl. Scott Olsen was hit. "He got shot," someone yelled. "Medic! Medic!" Olsen, 24, had seen his share of war in two tours of Iraq as a Marine. He was lucky, returning home alive and unscathed by any of the horrific injuries that so many men and women in uniform suffered. But Tuesday evening, near the corner of 14th Avenue and Broadway in Oakland, California, Olsen went down, hit in the head by some sort of projectile, perhaps a tear gas canister. The video images went viral: streams of crimson flowing down Olsen's head, his black t-shirt adorned with a white dove of peace, the war veteran being carried away to hospital. And with that, the Occupy movement had a face.
US-Occupy-Wall-Street
Authorities in lower Manhattan removed propane tanks and generators from Occupy Wall Street protesters' home base Friday, raising the stakes as the weather turns cold and as officials across the country push for more strict control of the loosely defined movement.
US-Black-Farmers
Tens of thousands of American farmers who suffered racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department in the 1980s and '90s may start getting compensation from a $1.25 billion settlement, a federal judge has ruled.
US-Afghanistan-Ranger-Killed
Fourteen times in nine years, Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij had left his family behind and headed out on deployment as an Army Ranger, taking part in hundreds of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, all before his 30th birthday. His most recent tour turned out to be his last. Domeij, 1st Lt. Ashley White and Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Horns all died Saturday in Kandahar province when an improvised explosive device blew up near their assault force, according to a U.S. Army Special Operations Command news release. The trio's death is far from unprecedented: According to CNN's count, based on U.S. military reports, there have been 1,811 U.S. troops killed during Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan that began in October 2001. Each person, each death, is unique. In Domeij's case, that translates to a man whom his unit commander described as "irreplaceable" -- on the battlefield and in life.
US-Tidal-Basin-Deer-Rescue
The Tidal Basin was the scene of an atypical water rescue Friday morning. A buck tumbled into the manmade water enclosure and was unable to get out because the water surface is several feet below the surrounding walkway.
US-Doomsday-Ministry-Prediction
The Christian radio broadcasting network that touted Harold Camping's failed doomsday predictions may be getting out of the prophecy business, adopting what appears to be a vaguer vision of the end times.
US-Elephant-Suit-Dismissed
A lawsuit claiming systematic abuse and exploitation of elephants by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was dismissed Friday by a federal appeals court.
NASA-Weather-Satellite
NASA launched a satellite Friday morning aimed at monitoring global climate change and weather conditions."The two-ton spacecraft is destined for an orbit 512 miles above the planet, where it will be able to see every part of the Earth," NASA said in a statement
MED-Measles-US-CDC
There have been 220 cases of measles so far this year in the United States, more than triple the usual 60 to 70 cases per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Europe had more than 26,000 cases reported from January through July of this year, with nine deaths, according to the World Health Organization. So far, no deaths have been reported in the United States this year.
MONEY-Arkansas-Factory-Jobs
The city of Fort Smith, Ark., got hit with a double whammy on Friday, as one factory closed down and another faced imminent demise. Whirlpool Corp. said it will shut down its factory next year, putting about 1,000 people will be out of work, in addition to the 800 lay offs that have already occurred at the appliance plant. On the same day, Fortis Plastics shuttered its doors, resulting in another 90 lost jobs.
MONEY-Bofa-Debit-Card-Fees
Bank of America is considering softening its controversial policy of charging some customers for making purchases with their debit cards, according to a person familiar with the bank's plans. Under proposals being considered by the bank, Bank of America would offer customers new ways to avoid having to pay the fee.
MONEY-Debit-Card-Fees
Many big banks are lining up to assure customers they won't impose the debit card fees that have sparked a backlash against Bank of America.
MONEY-MF-Global
Few outside of Wall Street have noticed the drama swirling around broker MF Global this week. But they should be paying attention. The problems that have left the company reportedly scrambling for a buyer and facing the risk of bankruptcy could be just an early sign of how problems in Europe's high-profile sovereign debt crisis could be quietly causing problems for many U.S. financial companies.
MONEY-Whirlpool-Jobs
Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. announced Friday that it is cutting 5,000 jobs, mostly in North America and Europe, and closing a refrigerator factory in Arkansas. Whirlpool also cut its profit forecast for the year. The triple whammy of bad news sent the company's shares plunging 13%. The job cuts amount to 10% of the company's workforce in Europe and North America.
MONEY-Markets-Newyork
After pushing stocks to nearly 3-month highs and getting them firmly on track for the best monthly performance in decades, investors stepped to the sidelines on Friday. U.S. stocks ended little changed after Thursday's rally, as questions and doubts about Europe's debt-crisis deal started to emerge. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23 points, or 0.2%. The S&P 500 added a half a point, or less than 0.1%, and the Nasdaq composite lost 1 point, or 0.1%.
POL-Justice-Muffin-Mistake
Oops. The Justice Department announced Friday that its highly publicized assertion last month that department officials paid more than $16 dollars per muffin at a recent Washington conference was incorrect. The department "regrets the error," its inspector general said. The $16 claim created an inside-the-beltway storm, with both the Hilton hotel chain and key department officials blasting the inspector general's report. The report cited the high cost of the muffins as an example of uncontrolled federal costs. In a highly unusual move, the inspector general's office now admits it made a mistake.
POL-Congress-Solyndra
House GOP leaders announced Friday that they are laying the groundwork for Congress to issue a subpoena for internal White House documents regarding the decision to issue federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, a solar energy company that has since filed for bankruptcy.
POL-Intelligence-Spending
The U.S. Congress appropriated $54.6 billion for intelligence programs in the 2011 fiscal year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed Friday. The amount, which does not include what was spent on military intelligence, is a slight increase from the year before but could be the end of the upward trend.
POL-Romney-Climate-Change
Mitt Romney found himself taking hits from both a Republican rival and Democrats Friday over his stance on climate change, which both sides said had changed over the course of a few months. On Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor told voters at a campaign event in Pittsburgh that he didn't know what was causing climate change. "My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet," Romney said. "And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us." Romney's opponents quickly noted that his stance seemed to have changed, using comments Romney had made in the past to support the notion he was flip-flopping on the issue. His campaign immediately pushed back calling the critics full of hot air.
POL-Perry-Debate-Skills
Texas Gov. Rick Perry joked Friday a grueling debate schedule could help sharpen his skills, but he would not say whether he planned to skip any upcoming GOP match-ups. "I don't know whether or not we're gonna forego any debates or not," Perry told reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, and joked about his notoriously lackluster debate performances. "Shoot, I'm gonna be a good debater before it's all over with." Perry's communication director said on CNN's "John King, USA" Wednesday that the campaign was considering limiting the number of debates he would participate in favoring spending more time with early-state voters instead.
POL-Huntsman-Daughters-Ad
Earlier this week Herman Cain said Americans need a sense of humor, and on Friday, a few people took his words to heart: Jon Huntsman's daughters. Responding to Cain's controversial web ad --where his chief-of-staff, Mark Block, took the most talked-about cigarette drag all week-- Huntsman's three girls released their own spoof this week, this time blowing bubbles, not smoke.
POL-Cain-Campaign-Alabama
With a little more than two months until the early voting season kicks off in Iowa, Herman Cain is spending precious campaign time in states that vote later in the primary calendar.
POL-Cain-Fundraising-Spike
Herman Cain's campaign has raised more than $3 million since the beginning of October and reported 65,000 donors, according to chief-of-staff.
POL-Boehner-No-Endorsement
GOP presidential hopefuls looking for an endorsement from House Speaker John Boehner are out of luck.
POL-Obama-Donors-Pipeline
They're rich, powerful and P.O.'d. One of them is BFF with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And they're putting President Obama on notice: stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline or else. Or else what? Well it depends on who you ask. Take Susie Tompkins Buell, for instance. She's a major Democratic Party fundraiser and co-founder of Esprit clothing company. This is a woman who's used to hosting political fundraisers and entertaining multimillionaires. She's often described as one of Clinton's closest friends -- donating to her 2008 presidential campaign. Back then, she led a group of holdout Clinton supporters before finally throwing her support to Obama after the '08 Democratic convention. On Tuesday, Buell could have been rubbing shoulders with the president at a swanky $5,000-a-plate luncheon. Instead, she joined an estimated 1,000 people out in the street protesting against the pipeline.
FEATURES & COMMENTARY
ENT-Adele-Throat-Surgery
British singer Adele is going to have throat-related surgery and is canceling her remaining live appearances for the rest of the year, Columbia Records said Friday.
ENT-Linkin-Park-Japan
Right after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in the spring, band Linkin Park began to raise money through the non-profit Music for Relief, which went toward the work Save the Children was doing in Japan. Six months following the devastation, Linkin Park was back in the country to see how those donations have helped kids who have lost so much.
ENT-Lance-Bass-Broadway-Play
Former boy band member Lance Bass is taking up an interesting new venture. The New York Times reports that the 'N Sync singer is producing a play... about prostitutes. And it gets better: Kirstie Alley is in negotiations to star in the production as a pimp. (And fellow '90s star Jamie Kennedy is also attached as a producer.) "The Fabulous Lives of Hollywood Whores" centers on a high-end escort service run out of an upscale L.A. department store.
ENT-Real-World-Lawsuit
Tonya Cooley, whom you may remember from "The Real World: Chicago" and subsequently from "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins," is suing MTV and production company Bunim/Murray for alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual assault, among other claims.
ENT-Rum-Diary-Review
Hunter S. Thompson's slim early novel -- written in 1959, when he was 22, but only published 40 years later -- gets a dream screen treatment courtesy of producer-star Johnny Depp and "Withnail and I" writer-director Bruce Robinson. By rights Depp -- who already played Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke in Terry Gilliam's grandly grotesque "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" -- should be too old to play the latest recruit on a failing American newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
ENT-In-Time-Review
Andrew Niccol's "In Time" is the winner of this year's "Most Obvious and Pun-Filled Allegory" competition and while it gets points for an excellent premise, some fine acting and for being, occasionally, genuinely exciting, the execution of the idea fails far more often than it succeeds.
TECH-Apps-for-Sailing
Setting sail this weekend and want the latest information to help you along? Well look no further than your phone for everything you need. There is a wealth of data available through the thousands of apps on the market. But how do you know what is best for you? Joe White from AppAdvice says it's important to consider whether you will have cellular coverage on your journey to determine which apps you should use. "If it's a navigation app that requires GPS then you'll need to have good cellular coverage," White explains. "But there are other apps out there that can be used offline."
MED-TEDMED-Mortality-Life-Meaning
Humans have a self-preservation instinct, a natural drive to survive. But we also have an awareness that there will come a day when all of those efforts will fail, and we will die. "Death looms somewhere in the distance," said Dr. John Wynn, medical director for Cancer Psychiatry at the Swedish Cancer Institute of Seattle, Washington. "It pushes us to ask: What am I doing with my time?" Wynn's talk on what death means for us was one of the last at TEDMED 2011.
MED-alignment-Hip-Replacements-Pack
On October 4, Brian Williams continued his "NBC Nightly News" report on the "Largest Medical Device Failure Ever," involving "metal-on-metal" hip replacements manufactured by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Originally reported in The New York Times on August 28, 2010, the story says 93,000 of these implants were recalled because of fracturing, dislocations, pseudotumors and metal particles flaking off and entering the bloodstream.
FEA-Sexy-Costumes-Kids
I have no idea why my 3-year-old wants to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, because she won't tell me. That's OK. I don't need to know her reasoning to make it happen. Thanks to her outdoorsy grandparents who live in the Colorado mountains, we already have the cowboy hat and handkerchief. We found a great pair of overalls on sale for $1.69 at the local Salvation Army store. But we still needed a cowboy jacket, a flannel shirt and boots. And whatever else might make her look like a 3-foot version of a cowboy.
FEA-Asian-Horror-Films
When the Japanese horror craze swept Japan and then subsequently leaked into the U.S. (resulting in a ton of less-than-stellar remakes of movies that were perfectly good in the first place) even people who weren't horror enthusiasts found themselves wrapped up in some spooky folk tale about a curse that you somehow get by sticking your nose where it doesn't belong.
FEA-Horror-Masters-Movies
A chill is in the air, dread spirits are walking the earth and, as Halloween approaches, everyone from the most diehard horror geek to the casual fright fan is filling their queue with horror films to celebrate the season. To be sure, there are plenty of of options.
FEA-John-Grisham-Author-Interview
Whether it's Dr. Conrad Murray's trial or TV's "The Good Wife," on the screen, in books or in real life, everyone loves a good courtroom drama. When it comes to legal thrillers on the page, John Grisham is the undisputed master. From "The Firm" to "The Confession" he has written more than two dozen books, every one of them an international best-seller. Grisham's novels have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide and been translated into 29 languages.
FEA-God-Study
It's become an increasingly hot topic of debate between atheists and religious people: Is belief in God helpful or hurtful? A study published Thursday by the American Psychological Association suggests that believing may be a little of both.
US-Christian-Halloween
For many American Christians, Halloween is innocent, harmless and fun, and they trick-or-treat, carve pumpkins and don costumes with gusto. For others, though -- especially for some conservative and fundamentalist Christians - Halloween is a celebration of evil and has no place in the life of a believer.
SPORT-motorsport-f1-india
India is in the fast lane. The trillion-plus-dollar economy, Asia's largest after Japan and China, is set to host the world's fastest sport this weekend. The subcontinent's inaugural Grand Prix comes barely a year after India earned international scorn for all the chaos and corruption allegations that plagued the 2010 Commonwealth Games staged in New Delhi.
MONEY-Facebook-Arctic-Data-Center
The northern Scandinavian landscape is dotted with fjords, lingonberries and, if you believe some locals, elves. But another sight is increasingly common on the Arctic horizon: data centers.
MONEY-America-Boomtown-Jobs
Workers are landing jobs that pay six-figures in the oil boomtowns of North Dakota. But the abundance of jobs and money comes with some steep trade-offs, including a lack of housing and extremely harsh winters.
COMMENTARY-Analysis-Libya-Islam
It's not often that the issue of polygamy makes it to the top of the political agenda. But in the past week it's become a litmus test for the course of the Arab spring, and part of the debate about the compatibility of Islam and democracy. Declaring that Libya was liberated, interim Prime Minister Mustafa Abdul-Jalil said last Sunday that laws restricting polygamy would be nullified. Islamic Shariah law would be the basic source of legislation, he said, and new banks would comply with Islam's prohibition of interest and speculation.
COMMENTARY-Don't-Dismiss-the-Fighting-Irish
The glow from the Golden Dome still is wonderfully blinding on bright days. Touchdown Jesus, the nickname of the skyscraper-sized mural on the side of the Hesburgh Library, continues to inspire with its version of Jesus stretching his arms high and wide as a football referee signaling for a touchdown. The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, where folks haven't stopped lighting candles for miracles. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, which resembles something straight from the Vatican. The splendid lakes.
COMMENTARY-Lerman-Cherry-Housing
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration own about 250,000 foreclosed properties awaiting resale. Hundreds of thousands of additional units will likely be taken over by the government and become available in the next few years. At least another 250,000 foreclosed properties are awaiting sale in the private market. This drag on the housing market is one of the reasons why housing prices continue to fall and new housing construction is stalled. All these properties could provide families with housing instead of sitting empty (and, in some cases, looking the part). To increase the use of idle government properties and recover some of the massive losses on mortgages, the Obama administration is looking mainly for proposals from firms or nonprofit organizations to buy and rent out the vacant properties.
COMMENTARY-Granderson-Coach-Rant
If you haven't heard the audio clip of high school football coach Shawn Abel going off, you need to take two minutes out of your life to do so. It is classic.