Bengali ‘should be UN language’

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The assembly in the Indian state of West Bengal has passed a resolution backing Bangladesh’s call for Bengali to be made an official UN language.

U.S. Sets 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Waits for Plane Passengers

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The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes exit after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long… Continue reading

Brooke Astor’s Son Is Sentenced to Prison

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Anthony D. Marshall, who was convicted of siphoning millions from his mother, Brooke Astor, was sentenced on Monday to 1 to 3 years in prison. Justice A. Kirke Bartley Jr. said Mr. Marshall,… Continue reading

Citadel Broadcasting files bankruptcy protection

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Citadel Broadcasting Corp, the third-largest U.S. radio broadcaster, said on Sunday it filed for the bankruptcy protection, as the radio industry continues to be hard hit by depressed advertising revenue. Citadel, whose network… Continue reading

Northeast digs out of monster snowstorm

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Nearly 2 feet of snow piled up in the Baltimore-Washington area on Saturday in the largest snowstorm to hit the region since February 2003, while New York City saw totals of up to… Continue reading

Merkel, world leaders put brave face on Copenhagen Accord

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel had hoped for more than the bare-bones minimum at the Copenhagen climate conference, but has warned against “bad-mouthing” the outcome. [By Andy Salcedo, Asnycnow Radio Host] In an interview… Continue reading

Defense minister refuses to resign over Afghan airstrike

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German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said he did not wrongly force the resignation of two top military officials, and attacked opposition leaders calling for his resignation. Speaking on Germany’s RTL television network… Continue reading

Still don’t get the Birds and the Bees. Perhaps a genetic disconnect?

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Good morning friends, Spent time today puttering around facebook, the internet and the house trying to get my brain organized for linear thought.

BayernLB chief quits over crisis at Austrian unit

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by Andy Salcedo, Asnycnow Radio Host The CEO of German public-sector bank Bayerische Landesbank, Michael Kemmer, has resigned just hours after the Austrian government said it was taking full control of the German… Continue reading

Hideki Matsui Is Going to the Angels

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Hideki Matsui and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one-year contract, ending Matsui’s seven-year run with the Yankees that culminated in a World Series Most Valuable Player award last month.