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Investigators in Jackson's Death Turn Attention To His Doctor

Washington Post - Paul Farhi - ‎2 hours ago‎
Family, friends and fans around the world react to the death of music icon Michael Jackson. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

Rioters in Iran should be shown no mercy, cleric says

CNN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Iranians wounded during protests are being seized at hospitals by members of an Islamic militia, an Amnesty International official told CNN.

Climate Change Bill May Be Election-Year Issue

New York Times - Carl Hulse - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As Democrats strained to win over crucial holdouts on the way to narrow, party-line approval of global warming legislation, they were dogged by a critical question: Has the political climate changed since 1993?

NATO, Russia to resume military relationship

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- NATO and Russia have agreed to restart their military relationship, nearly a year after it had been frozen over the war in Georgia, the top NATO official said on Saturday.

Iraq secures cities for US exit

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Iraqi authorities are tightening security in preparation for next Tuesday's deadline for US soldiers to pull out of the country's cities.

Brazil Navy to honor crashed Air France jet victims with frigate ...

Xinhua - Wang Guanqun - ‎1 hour ago‎
BRASILIA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Navy will honor the victims of Air France flight by holding a ceremony on a frigate next Monday, a local report said Saturday.

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Questions swirl over legality of SC gov's tryst

guardian.co.uk - Seanna Adcox - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP foreign, Sunday June 28 2009 Associated Press Writer= COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits he used bad judgment when he secretly visited his mistress during a state-funded trip to Argentina last year.
Genius in the Bottle New York Times

California budget remains stalled over weekend

San Jose Mercury News - Judy Lin - ‎2 hours ago‎
SACRAMENTO—Democratic leaders left Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Saturday without a deal to close the state's $24.3 billion budget gap, increasing the likelihood the cash-strapped state will begin issuing IOUs next week.

Church has “Saturday night special” service for gun owners

Christian Science Monitor - Jimmy Orr - ‎3 hours ago‎
It would be fair to call it unconventional. Not every pastor encourages his or her flock to show up to church packing heat. Or for that matter, participate in a raffle for a big gun giveaway during the service.

US prosecutors to target Madoff's wife and sons

guardian.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ruth Madoff, the wife of Bernard, and the couple's sons Andrew and Mark, are to face the full force of an investigation by US federal prosecutors once the self-confessed fraudster is sentenced at a hearing to be held tomorrow in New York.
Madoff's Wife Cedes Asset Claim Wall Street Journal

Fed Documents Fuel Concerns About Expanding Central Bank's Role

Wall Street Journal - Damian Paletta - ‎Jun 26, 2009‎
WASHINGTON -- Documents unearthed by congressional investigators reveal disagreements among senior Federal Reserve officials about how to handle Bank of America Corp.

Porsche Balks at 'Ultimatum' on VW Merger Agreement

Bloomberg - Brian Parkin - ‎8 hours ago‎
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Porsche SE supervisory board Chairman Wolfgang Porsche balked at an ultimatum from Volkswagen AG and the state of Lower Saxony to agree on a blueprint for the merger of the two carmakers.
Porsche Rebuffs VW Demand Wall Street Journal

Sprint takes gloves off, aims for Apple's chin

CNET News - Matt Hickey - ‎Jun 26, 2009‎
Attention, iphone users: We've found a way (via Pre Thinking and Sprint's Facebook page) that you can save up to $1200 over two years on your service plans!

Windows 7 Pricing: How Much Lower?

InformationWeek - Dave Methvin - ‎6 hours ago‎
For months, the news about Windows 7 has been encouraging. The product looks good, but the one thing we didn't know was how much it would cost.

Apple Bans 'Hottest Girls' iPhone App

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎Jun 26, 2009‎
Apple threw cold water on the "Hottest Girl" iPhone app, removing the software from the App Store after the developer started showing pictures of topless women.

Private funeral plans announced for Farrah Fawcett

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES -- A private funeral service will be held Tuesday for Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

Jackson's Music Is Suddenly Hot Again, After Years When His ...

ABC News - Neal KarlinskyEloise Harper - ‎1 hour ago‎
The mystery of Michael Jackson's death may be getting the most attention, but it's the mystery of his finances that is quietly consuming a small army of creditors, lawyers and agents.

Apollo Theater to pay tribute to Michael Jackson

Washington Post - Verena Dobnik - ‎4 hours ago‎
Donovan Brown, 6, sits on his fathers, Wesley Brown, shoulders, as a crowd gathers to dance and sing to the music of Michael Jackson in the wake of his death at the Apollo Theater in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Friday June 26, 2009.

Oudin gives US hope with upset of Jankovic

FOXSports.com - Richard Evans - ‎4 hours ago‎
If you thought this report might headline someone called Andy, try Melanie - as in Melanie Oudin. For up-to-date news, analysis, video and everything else tennis, go to Tennis Week.

Some facts on the Confederations Cup final

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a sense, today's FIFA Confederations Cup soccer final between the United States and Brazil in Johannesburg, South Africa, is also for the championship of the Americas.

Lou Piniella apologizes for comment to Milton Bradley

Chicago Tribune - Paul Sullivan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Milton Bradley and Lou Piniella hugged it out Saturday morning at US Cellular Field, following a nasty confrontation on Friday in which Piniella called Bradley a "piece of [expletive].

India reports 9 more flu A/H1N1 cases, total 89

Xinhua - Wang Guanqun - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Nine new flu A/H1N1 cases have been reported in India, four each from Bangalore and Delhi and one from Punjab, bringing the country's tally to 89, local media reported Sunday.
Pandemic Flu Washington Post

The Pitfalls of the Public Option

New York Times - Gregory Mankiw - ‎5 hours ago‎
IN the debate over health care reform, one issue looms large: whether to have a public option. Should all Americans have the opportunity to sign up for government-run health insurance?

Forty Years' War Playing It Safe in Cancer Research

New York Times - Gina Kolata - ‎9 hours ago‎
Among the recent research grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute is one for a study asking whether people who are especially responsive to good-tasting food have the most difficulty staying on a diet.

Shift Possible on Terror Suspects' Detention

New York Times - David JohnstonPeter Baker - ‎16 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is considering forgoing legislation and issuing an executive order that would authorize the president to incarcerate some terrorism suspects indefinitely, White House officials ...

Police Find Marijuana and Cash at Brooklyn Day Care Center

New York Times - Al Baker - ‎4 hours ago‎
Investigators seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana and at least $103000 in cash on Saturday from the basement of a Brooklyn day care center that was the scene of a police shooting and an attempted robbery a day earlier, officials said.

Northern Ireland Protestant paramilitaries to disarm

Los Angeles Times - Henry Chu - ‎4 hours ago‎
Holdouts Ulster Defense Assn. and the Ulster Volunteer Force say the time has come for peace and that they have decommissioned or will soon all their weapons.