QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT PETRAEUS AFFAIR: Retired four-star general David Petraeus abruptly quit as
briefed earlier by the FBI. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed similar concerns on Fox News Sunday.
It appears that the FBI discovered the affair while investigating a complaint from
a woman who was receiving harassing emails that mentioned Petraeus. The emails
allegedly were from Paula Broadwell, the author of a biography of Petraeus. The recipient has been identified as Jill Kelley, of
Some Republicans are suspicious about the timing of the resignation. Petraeus was
scheduled to testify before Congress about the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in
Senator Feinstein said Petraeus may still be called to testify.
The abrupt fall of David Petraeus came as a thunderbolt, and not all of his admirers have deserted him.
is a great leader, a great patriot, and he is a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the
open for early voting. Governor Rick Scott has ordered a review of the state's election Process.
victory was razor-thin. The final tally shows him winning 50.01 percent of the
In most years,
'EAST COAST RAPIST' TO PLEAD GUILTY: The man known as the "East Coast
rapist" is expected to enter guilty pleas in courts in two
cigarette butt he dropped and matched his
the crimes. Thomas has been in jail since March 2011.
residents reported being awakened by a loud boom at Saturday. As many as 80 homes in the subdivision were damaged, and more than 30 of those may have to be demolished. Police had not confirmed the identity of the two people who died in the blast
as of last night.
HURRICANE TOLL STILL RISING: A 77-year-old man became the 43rd
VETERANS HONORED: President Barack Obama paid tribute to the nation's military veterans on Sunday at a Veterans Day ceremony at
GOBBLE THIS: A classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost your family just a few more pennies this year, USA Today reports. The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates it will cost
$49.48 to feed 10 people turkey with all the trimmings. That's up 28 cents, or
three percent, from last year's average of $49.20. Most of the additional cost
is due to a rise in turkey prices. However, USA Today points out, many
stores run specials and even giveaways on turkeys this time of year, so it's
nothing to cluck over.
TWINKIE SUPPLY IN JEOPARDY! The nation's supply of Hostess Twinkies, HoHos and Ding-Dongs is in jeopardy. Workers at Hostess Brand's factory in
other workers' benefits at its plants. Hostess Brands also makes Wonder Bread.
NFL SCORES -- WEEK 10: Here are the results of this weekend's National Football League games. (Home teams are listed in italics):
(NOTE: The Rams-49ers game was the first played to a tie since 2008.)
SOUNDGARDEN UNVEILS WINTER 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TREK: Soundgarden has unveiled the details of a winter 2013 North American tour that will kick off on January 18th in Washington DC and feature a number of two-night stops in cities like New York, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and the group's hometown of Seattle. A fan club
pre-sale for the tour begins on Monday (November 12th) with general public
sales starting on Friday (November 16th).
This will be the band's first full-length tour in support of its new album, King Animal, which comes out on Tuesday (November 13th). A music video for the album's first single, "Been Away Too Long," debuted on Friday (November 9th).
"The question I am most often asked is 'What's life on tour like?' This
song is my best description of a typical day on the road." A video is on
the way as well. Check out the new track at http://tinyurl.com/ajj9x5f
"bootleg" recordings called "Instant Classic," according to Spin, starting with a recording of the band's September 30th show in
fundraiser for Democratic Senator Jon Tester's ultimately successful re-election campaign and included a cover of The MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" joined by members of Mudhoney.
The show is on sale through Tuesday (November 13th) in MP3 format for $4.99, with
KAT VON D BREAKS UP WITH BOYFRIEND: Reality star Kat Von D and her boyfriend, Deadmau5, have broken up. The reality star tweeted, "Man . . . Can't say I didn't
give it my best. Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to
break that off. #lesson learned."
girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, and now it appears he has found a new love interest. Depp was spotted out with Amber Heard, his co-star from The Rum Diary.
cocaine, Viagra and alcohol. At the time of his death, Kovar was allegedly
taking the painkiller
TWELVE THINGS NOT TO BUY DURING THE HOLIDAYS (Yahoo)
1) Laptops. Most new laptop models are released in October or November, just in
time for holiday season. If your top goal isn't to own the latest technology,
you'll find a better deal on laptops in early fall as retailers will be
discounting older models to make room for new inventory.
2) Cameras. Find the best deals on cameras in February, when newer camera models
are introduced. By late February, older camera models sell at discounts of
30-percent or more. Presidents' Day weekend is a good time to find sales.
3) Skis. The best time to find deals on skis is in March and April, as ski season
winds down. Stores will discount models from the past winter.
4) Bicycles. Cold weather is in fact the best time to buy a bicycle -- if you wait until
after the holiday rush. Shops will be offering steep discounts on older models,
and are more likely to throw in free extra accessories because they are looking
for business during the slow winter months.
5) Cars. Find the best deals on cars during the day on New Year's Eve. Car dealers
are in the mood to haggle and clear the inventory before year-end to make room
for new models and earn manufacturer incentives. TrueCar estimates vehicles
will average 9% below sticker price on December 31st.
6) Cruises. Book the best deal on a summertime cruise during "wave season" which runs January to March. Cruise lines will be competing for customers and offering deals as a result.
7) Luggage. The months after the holidays are quiet periods for vacations, so stores will
lower prices on luggage. Buy your new suitcase in February or March for the best deal.
8) Jewelry. Jewelers are more willing to negotiate in April, after tax season, and in July and August when there are no gift-giving holidays.
9) Linens. Wait for January "white sales" before buying sheets, blankets, and towels. Look for discounts in department stores and from some catalog retailers ranging from 10-percent to 60-percent.
10) Tools. Wait 'til Father's Day to give Dad his new drill- prices on tools will fall by 25-percent by June.
11) Suits. Wait until January, when spring collections arrive at stores and Fall and Winter suits go on sale.
12) Broadway Tickets. Get the best ticket prices in January, February, or July.
Tickets are cheaper because fewer people are seeing shows.
technical name is 'HD 40307g,' and is located within the habitable zone of a sun-like host star, which means liquid water may exist on its surface. Scientists say this means due to its climate and atmosphere it may have just the right conditions to support life. "Super-Earth" is one of three newly discovered worlds around the host star. Scientists hope future telescopes
might be able to image the planet directly. (Huffington Post)