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Yemen kills militants it says threatened embassies
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Yemen kills militants it says threatened embassies

Yemeni forces on Monday killed at least two al Qaeda militants they said were behind a threat that forced the U.S. and European embassies to close, as concern grew about the poor Arab country’s stability.

Healthcare, economy, security on Obama’s 2010 agenda
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Healthcare, economy, security on Obama’s 2010 agenda

U.S. President Barack Obama faces a long list of challenges as he returned from his Hawaiian holiday on Monday and began the new year.

September 11 conspirator loses U.S. court appeal
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
September 11 conspirator loses U.S. court appeal

Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court on criminal charges related to the September 11, 2001, attacks, lost a bid on Monday to overturn his guilty plea and his sentence of life in prison.

Power outage halts flights at Washington DC airport
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Power outage halts flights at Washington DC airport

A power outage on Monday temporarily halted flights and security operations at Washington Reagan National Airport, airport officials said.

NYC tourism down in 2009 but growth seen in 2010
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NYC tourism down in 2009 but growth seen in 2010

Tourist visits to New York City fell 3.9 percent in 2009 but the city’s tourism suffered less from the recession than other U.S. cities’, becoming the most popular destination and forecasting a 3.2 percent rise for 2010.

Security breach at Newark airport investigated
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Security breach at Newark airport investigated

Officials searched for clues on Monday into a security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport that prompted a massive shutdown during the hectic holiday weekend that experts said was unavoidable given heightened concern over a potential attack.

Kraft’s Cadbury bid set to be approved by EU
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Kraft’s Cadbury bid set to be approved by EU

U.S. food group Kraft Foods Inc (KFT.N) is set to clear a hurdle in its hostile 10 billion pound takeover bid for Cadbury (CBRY.L) by winning EU approval this week, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday.

Comcast, NBC heads expected at Senate deal hearing
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Comcast, NBC heads expected at Senate deal hearing

The heads of Comcast Corp and NBC Universal have been asked to appear at a Senate committee hearing later this month to discuss a deal pending between the two companies, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

BofA CEO disagrees with bank break-up calls
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
BofA CEO disagrees with bank break-up calls

Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said the financial industry needs to embrace a looming regulatory overhaul instead of fighting it, but added that breaking up the biggest U.S. banks would be a mistake.

Total in $2 billion shale gas tie-up with Chesapeake
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Total in $2 billion shale gas tie-up with Chesapeake

France’s Total signed a $2.25 billion tie-up with Chesapeake Energy, becoming the latest international oil company to take advantage of low gas prices to snap up shale gas assets.