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NYT Breaking News: F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Avastin as Breast Cancer Drug

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Friday, November 18, 2011 ----- F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Avastin as Breast Cancer Drug The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it was revoking its approval of the drug Avastin for breast cancer after concluding that it “has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use.” Avastin, made by the pharmaceutical company Roche, will remain an approved treatment for certain types of colon, lung, kidney and brain cancer, the F.D.A. commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg, announced. Some women who say the drug has been keeping them alive had pleaded desperately for the approval to be retained. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Blow Up Plane

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Breaking News The New York Times Wednesday, October 12, 2011 -- 10:47 AM EDT ----- Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Blow Up Plane A Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear says he committed terrorism in retaliation for the killing of Muslims around the world. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab told a Detroit courtroom Wednesday that the bomb was a “blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims.” Abdulmutallab has pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial to charges that include conspiracy to commit terrorism and attempted murder. He says he tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with nearly 300 people on board on Christmas 2009. The bomb didn’t work, but Abdulmutallab was badly burned. Hours later in the hospital, he told the FBI that he was working for Al Qaeda in Yemen. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/10/12/us/AP-US-Airline-Attack.html?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

Breaking News The New York Times Saturday, October 8, 2011 ----- Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document. The memo, written last year, followed months of extensive deliberations and offers a glimpse into the legal debate that led to one of the most significant decisions made by President Obama — to move ahead with the killing of an American citizen without a trial. The memo provided the justification for acting despite an executive order banning assassinations, a federal law against murder, protections in the Bill of Rights and various strictures of the international laws of war, according to people familiar with the analysis. The memo, however, was narrowly drawn to th

President Obama to Seek Higher Tax Rate on Millionaires: NYT: Breaking News

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Breaking News The New York Times Saturday, September 17, 2011 ----- President Obama to Seek Higher Tax Rate on Millionaires President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, administration officials said. With a special joint Congressional committee starting work to reach a bipartisan budget deal, the proposal adds a populist feature to Mr. Obama’s effort to raise the political pressure on Republicans to agree to higher revenues from the wealthy in return for Democrats’ support of future savings from Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Obama, in a bit of political salesmanship, will call his proposal the Buffett Rule, in a reference to Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor who has complained that the richest Americans generally pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than do middle-income w

NYT: Breaking News: Qaddafi Son Arrested, Rebel Council Members Say

The New York Times Sunday, August 21, 2011 -- 6:12 PM EDT ---- The rebel leadership in Libya announced that insurgents had captured Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s son and heir apparent. While that could not be confirmed, the rebels raced through part of the capital city with apparent ease, and NATO and American official made clear that they expected that control of Tripoli, which had been the final stronghold of the longtime Libyan leader, was now in doubt. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/world/africa/22libya.html?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: News Alert: Justice Department Investigating S.&P. Over Mortgage Securities

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Justice Department Investigating S.&P. Over Mortgage Securities The Department of Justice is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, according to two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews. The Justice Department has been asking about instances in which the agency’s analysts wanted to award lower ratings on mortgage bonds but may have been overruled by S.&P. executives, according to the people with knowledge of the interviews. The investigation began before Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ triple-A credit rating this month, but is likely to add fuel to the political firestorm that has surrounded that action. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/business/us-inqui

NYT: Breaking News: Kraft Foods Announces Company Will Split in Two

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Breaking News The New York Times Thursday, August 4, 2011 ----- Kraft Foods said Thursday that it would split into two companies by spinning off its North American grocery business from its global snacks enterprise. The separation is expected to take at least 12 months, and be completed before the end of next year. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: Senate Fails to End Partial Shutdown at F.A.A

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Breaking News The New York Times Tuesday, August 2, 2011 ----- After dealing with the debt crisis, Senate negotiators tried and failed Tuesday to end a stalemate over temporary funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, leaving 4,000 F.A.A. employees out of work and relying on airport safety inspectors to continue working without pay. The partial F.A.A. shutdown, which began July 23 and is likely to continue at least through Labor Day, has also idled tens of thousands of construction workers on airport projects around the country. Dozens of airport inspectors have been asked by the F.A.A. to work without pay and to charge their government travel expenses to their personal credit cards to keep airports operating safely. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/us/03faa.html?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: Senate Passes Debt Plan, Averting Default but Leaving Fissures

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Breaking News The New York Times Tuesday, August 2, 2011 ----- Senate Passes Debt Plan, Averting Default but Leaving Fissures The Senate put an end to months of partisan impasse on Tuesday, passing a landmark budget agreement to raise the debt ceiling and sending the measure to the White House for President Obama’s signature — just hours before the government’s borrowing authority was set to run out at midnight. The bipartisan vote was 74-26, a margin that belied the intensity of a fight that has left both parties bruised and exhausted.With the ambivalent support of Congressional leaders in both parties and Mr. Obama, the compromise, which passed the House with bipartisan support on Monday night, averts a potential default on the government’s debt and provides for increases in the debt ceiling to be phased in, with compensating budget cuts, lasting beyond the 2012 elections. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/us/politics/03fiscal.html?emc=na

Reid Approves Debt Agreement, Pending Approval of Democratic Caucus: Breaking News

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Sunday, July 31, 2011 ----- Reid Approves Debt Agreement, Pending Approval of Democratic Caucus A spokesman for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said that the chamber’s majority leader had “signed off on the debt-ceiling agreement pending caucus approval.” The development comes after Mr. Reid and other Democratic leaders met for about two hours in the Capitol. Mr. Reid told reporters that a vote could come Sunday night. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News: House Leaders Call for Short-Term Rise in Debt Ceiling.

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Breaking News The New York Times Monday, July 25, 2011 ----- House Republicans intend to push for a vote this week on a two-step plan that would allow the federal debt limit to immediately rise by about $1 trillion and tie a second increase next year to the ability of a new joint Congressional committee to produce more deficit reduction. Top Republicans were to try to sell the proposal to their rank-and file in a crucial meeting Monday afternoon as House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied competing plans in an effort avoid a federal default next week. The proposal would cut current spending and put legal limits on future spending, saving what Republicans estimate to be about $1.2 trillion over 10 years. The plan calls for no new revenue. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/us/politics/26fiscal.html?emc=na

Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of Austerity Plan, Staving Off Risk of Default: NYT: Breaking News

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Wednesday, June 29, 2011 ----- Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of Austerity Plan, Staving Off Risk of Default Greece’s Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of an austerity plan demanded by the country’s foreign lenders before they would provide it with a financial rescue package and avert a debt crisis that could have shaken its European neighbors and economies throughout the world. The austerity steps, which include wage cuts, tax increases and privatizations in a recession-starved country, were required to unlock the next installment of aid that the country needs to avoid default on its debts. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na

NYT: NYT: Breaking News: Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk of Speeding Afghan Pullback

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Breaking News The New York Times Saturday, June 18, 2011 Clarence Thomas’s Friendship With Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics A multimillion-dollar project to preserve a seafood cannery in Pin Point, Ga., highlights an unusual, and ethically sensitive, friendship between the Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas, and Harlan Crow, a Dallas real estate magnate and a major contributor to conservative causes. Since the two men met, Mr. Crow has done many favors for the justice and his wife, Virginia. In several instances, reports of Mr. Crow’s largess has provoked controversy and questions, adding fuel to a debate about Supreme Court ethics. But Mr. Crow’s financing of the cannery museum, his largest and previously unreported act of generosity, raises the sharpest questions yet — both about Justice Thomas’s extrajudicial activities and about the extent to which the justices should remain exempt from the code of conduct. Although the Supreme Court is not bound by the code,

NYT | Breaking News: U.S. Shifts to Seek Removal of Yemen's Leader, an Ally

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Breaking News The New York Times Sun, April 03, 2011 ----- U.S. Shifts to Seek Removal of Yemen's Leader, an Ally The United States, which long supported Yemen's president, even in the face of recent widespread protests, has now quietly shifted positions and has concluded that he is unlikely to bring about the required reforms and must be eased out of office, according to American and Yemeni officials. The American position began to shift in the past week, administration officials said. While American officials have not publicly pressed President Ali Abdullah Saleh to go, they have told allies and some reporters that they now view his hold on office as untenable, and they believe he should leave. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/world/middleeast/04yemen.html?emc=na

NYT: Breaking News:North Korea Says It Will Sever All Ties With South as Tensions Mount. May 25th, 2010

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tue, May 25, 2010 -- 10:56 AM ET ----- North Korea Says It Will Sever All Ties With South as Tensions Mount Relations between North and South Korea, already strained over the sinking of a South Korean warship, deteriorated to their worst point in years on Tuesday as the South Korean president redesignated the North as its archenemy, and the North said it would sever its few remaining ties with the South. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com?emc=na