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Convicted, Blagojevich awaits judgment

The Seattle Times -
After two trials and 2 ½ years after his arrest, Rod Blagojevich, who won two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including trying to sell President ...
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Flee Los Alamos now, people told

Detroit Free Press -
Smoke rises over the Jemez Mountains near Rio Rancho, NM, on Sunday as a fast-moving fire chars acres. / SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN/Associated Press BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ALAMOS, NM -- Los Alamos County officials are ordering a mandatory ...

'Big Boys' Focusing on Narrower U.S. Debt Deal as Deadline Nears

San Francisco Chronicle -
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama and Republicans are narrowing the debate on a deficit-cutting plan to a reduction of $1 trillion to $2 trillion, though whether that would settle the issue through the 2012 presidential election remains in ...

ICC arrest warrant for Gaddafi triggers mixed reactions

Xinhua -
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi issued Monday by the International Criminal Court (ICC) aroused both opposition and support around the world.

Around the horn: Cash-starved Dodgers file for bankruptcy

Detroit Free Press -
LOS ANGELES -- One of baseball's proudest franchises is in tatters, its future to be decided more in the courtroom than on the field.

Morning News Call - EMEA, June 28

Reuters -
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday as investors cheered an agreement by French banks to roll over Greek debt, a move that could lessen the chance of a destabilising default by the nation at the heart of Europe's debt crisis.

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Syria says it will talk to opposition

Xinhua -
BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhuanet) -- The Syrian government says it will hold talks with the opposition on July 10th, to set the framework for a national dialogue promised by President Bashar al-Assad.

Flotilla leader: No violence against Israel troops

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
AP JERUSALEM - An organizer of a Gaza-bound flotilla is dismissing Israeli allegations that extremists aboard the ships plan to harm Israeli soldiers who would be dispatched to stop them.

Tepco Sees Future As Rebuilt Private Firm

Wall Street Journal -
TOKYO—Facing a record large gathering of largely disgruntled shareholders, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it would seek to rebuild itself as a standalone company, making use of a proposed government funding plan to help pay for ...

Bachmann formally launches campaign in Waterloo -
Waterloo, Ia. - Playing up her home field advantage as the only Iowa-born presidential candidate, tea party hero Michele Bachmann made her formal announcement for the White House here Monday, saying the country can't afford four more years of Democrat ...

Anthony found fit to face charges

Albany Times Union -
AP Casey Anthony sits at the defense table before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, June 24, 2011.

Asia stocks get support from Greek hopes

MarketWatch -
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) - Asia markets found support from optimism that the Greek parliament will vote in favor of more austerity measures to avert a disorderly default, though overall caution had some ...

Gold, silver higher as commodities rebound

MarketWatch -
SYDNEY (MarketWatch) - Gold futures moved higher in electronic trading Tuesday, amid a general rebound for commodities. Gold for August delivery /quotes/zigman/700181 GC1Q +0.21% added $3.20, or 0.2%, to $1499.60 an ...

U.S. Bank Stress-Test, India Funds, EU Tax, Video Game Limits: Compliance

Bloomberg -
Most large US banks that weathered the financial crisis by strengthening the level and quality of their capital should be able to pass future stress tests, said a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of ...

Boeing begins last phase of 787 testing

The Associated Press -
CHICAGO (AP) - Boeing Co. says its new 787 is beginning the final phase of flight testing and repeated that it should be ready for delivery in August or September.

Google in preemptive strike on Microsoft Office 365

Register -
Google Apps product manager Shan Sinha was once director of strategy for Microsoft SharePoint, Redmond's longstanding effort to facilitate business collaboration over the net.

Apple is building 2 iPhones for September - Report

Fortune -
For much of the spring, the reporters who cover Apple (AAPL) have been arguing among themselves about what to call the new iPhone they expect the company to introduce in September.

Kids Have Right to Access Violent Video Games

KMPH Fox 26 -
Fresno - The US Supreme Court delivers a controversial ruling, striking down a California law that bans the sale of violent video games to kids under 18, saying that ban violates their freedom of speech.

'The Bachelorette' recap: Hong Kong Phooey

Entertainment Weekly -
Ashley finally gets closure with Bentley, but the guys aren't nearly as excited about it as she is. By Kristen Baldwin | Published Jun 28, 2011 Ni hao, rose lovers!

Christopher Meloni's replacement on 'SVU' is ... -
TV junkies Anna Chan and Ree Hines dish on the latest boob-tube news, from what happened on your favorite shows, to casting rumors, sneak peeks and more.

Hugh Hefner Introduces Girlfriend No. 2

People Magazine -
While Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancée has been busy party hopping and frolicking poolside, the Playboy mogul, 85, has wasted no time lining up fresh lady loves.

'83 legend Lorenzo Charles dies in crash

RALEIGH, NC -- Lorenzo Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave underdog North Carolina State a stunning win in the 1983 national college championship game, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving crashed along a highway, ...

Dodgers make history in 15-0 rout of Twins

Los Angeles Times -
Every player in the lineup has at least one hit, one run and one RBI. Journeyman Trent Oeltjen is a double short of hitting for the cycle.

Walker's heroic effort helps Gamecocks down Gators in Game 1 -
OMAHA, Neb. -- Imagine for a minute a plodding, power-hitting first baseman with a broken bone in his hand, who nevertheless launches home runs in batting practice to force his way into the starting lineup and then delivers a pair of hits that alone ...

Angels blow another lead but still beat Nationals, 4-3

Los Angeles Times -
A picture of efficiency the offense was not Monday night, not when the Angels parlayed 16 hits, 15 of them singles, and four walks into only four runs.

Williams sisters, Wozniacki out at Wimbledon

Chicago Sun-Times -
Serena Williams reacts after losing a set to French player Marion Bartoli during the women's single at the Wimbledon. | Getty Images WIMBLEDON, England - Walking away from Centre Court, Oracene Price - the ...

Tougher safety rule for cribs in effect

Boston Globe -
Drop-side cribs like the one above have been blamed in the deaths of several dozen children. (Consumer Product Safety Commission via AP) Associated Press / June 28, 2011 WASHINGTON - It's one of the biggest purchases for soon-to-be parents: a crib for ...

ADA: Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Fails to Show Benefit

MedPage Today -
SAN DIEGO -- An antigen-based immunotherapy has failed to halt the progression of type 1 diabetes after one year, researchers reported here.

New standards urged on blood transfusions

Boston Globe -
AP / June 28, 2011 WASHINGTON - Check into the hospital and you may get a blood transfusion you did not really need. There is variation nationally in how quickly doctors order transfusions, not in cases of trauma or hemorrhage - where infusing blood ...


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