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November 2009

November 2009

November 26, 2009
Activist group posting 573,000 9/11 pager messages
An activist group has begun posting 573,000 pager messages purportedly sent on Sept. 11, 2001, from "Second World Trade Center tower collapses" to "I'm ok & love you..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox." Read more

November 20, 2009
Katrina ruling could bring new deluge of lawsuits
A landmark court ruling blaming the Army Corps of Engineers' "monumental negligence" for some of the worst flooding from Hurricane Katrina could lead to a new deluge: billions of dollars in legal action from thousands of storm victims. Read more

November 17, 2009
Obama prods China on yuan but Hu silent on issue
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged a reluctant China to let its yuan currency rise in value at a summit where strains over trade between the two giants crept into proclamations of goodwill. Read more

November 13, 2009
Fort Hood suspect charged with 13 counts of murder
An Army psychiatrist was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the Fort Hood massacre as he lay in a hospital bed Thursday, while President Barack Obama ordered a review to determine if the government fumbled warning signs of the man's contacts with a radical Islamic cleric. Read more

November 11, 2009
D.C. sniper Muhammad executed for 2002 attacks
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks that left 10 dead, was executed Tuesday as relatives of the victims watched, reliving the killing spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002. Read more

November 6, 2009
Jobless rate tops 10 pct. for first time since '83
The unemployment rate has hit double digits for the first time since 1983 and is likely to go higher. Read more

November 4, 2009
Bloomberg wins 3rd term as NYC mayor
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won a third term as New York mayor Tuesday in a closer-than-expected race against a Democratic challenger who stoked voter resentment over the way Bloomberg changed the city's term-limits law so he could stay in office. Read more