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Palin plans to stay visible

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎6 minutes ago‎
by Politico.com Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to remain extremely visible and will give serious consideration to running for president in 2012, but has made no decision, a close friend said after her startling announcement Friday that she will resign ...

N.Korea test-fires six ballistic missiles: S.Korea

AFP - ‎42 minutes ago‎
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea test-fired six missiles off its east coast on Saturday, South Korean officials said, in what appeared to be a calculated message of defiance timed for the US Independence Day holiday.

UK investigates Iran charge claim

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The British Foreign Office says it is investigating newspaper reports that one of the UK embassy workers detained in Iran has been formally charged.

Honduran court defiant on Zelaya

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎

Myanmar denies UN chief a visit with Suu Kyi

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon was denied permission to see Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, reporters traveling with the secretary-general said Saturday.

Yemenia cancels all Comoros flights after crash

AFP - ‎58 minutes ago‎
PARIS (AFP) - Yemenia is suspending all flights to the Comoros in the aftermath of Tuesday's crash of an Airbus A310 near the islands' capital Moroni in which 153 died, the airline said Saturday.

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The small falsehoods and great truth of the Fourth of July

Los Angeles Times - Peter de Bolla - ‎3 hours ago‎
A lot of the lore that surrounds the holiday isn't accurate, but its meaning and power are undeniable. By Peter de Bolla Each Fourth of July is celebrated in the time-honored way -- fireworks, parades, cookouts and, oh yes, recommitment to the fine ...
Today in History - July 4 The Associated Press

How Sanford spent state money on last year's Argentina trip

MiamiHerald.com - Jeff Wilkinson - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gov. Mark Sanford heavily mixed business and pleasure during a three-day trip in 2008 to Argentina to visit his lover, records released by the South Carolina Department of Commerce show.

Reopening of Statue's crown presents big stage for musical 'Liberty'

New York Daily News - Christina Boyle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sasha Allen will sing a song from the play 'Liberty' at the celebration of the Statue of Liberty's crown's reopening.

Talking Business Ire at Madoff Swings Toward the Referee

New York Times - Joe Nocera - ‎9 hours ago‎
Bernard L. Madoff, left, at a hearing in March. At right, victims of his fraud, Judith Welling and Dewitt Baker, spoke after Mr. Madoff's sentencing on Monday.

British Airways Extends Capacity Cuts, Delays Planes

Bloomberg - Steve Rothwell - ‎18 hours ago‎
July 3 (Bloomberg) -- British Airways Plc, Europe's third- largest airline, will extend capacity reductions, ground planes and delay deliveries of superjumbo aircraft as demand for air travel shows scant signs of rebounding amid the ...

For Banks, Wads of Cash and Loads of Trouble

New York Times - Eric LiptonAndrew Martin - ‎7 hours ago‎
A BOOM'S LEFTOVERS Once flush with cash, Security Bank in Macon, Ga., built a sprawling new headquarters. As the bank struggles to survive, the office is empty and in need of a tenant.

Dismissal of MySpace Case 'Proper,' Defendant Says

Washington Post - Linda Deutsch - ‎7 hours ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES, July 3 -- A Missouri mother said she never should have been prosecuted for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old girl who ended up committing suicide.

Facebook undergoes drastic changes one more time

DailyTech - ‎22 hours ago‎
Facebook has modified its privacy controls yet again, in the company's latest effort to help its members share as much information through the web site as they want.

Bing: Not Really Gaining on Google

BusinessWeek - ‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Have you heard the news? Microsoft's Bing is taking a bite out of Google, boasting first-month market share gains while the competition's stronghold slips away!

Michael Jackson's music had impact around the globe

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Michael Jackson went from being Gary, Ind.'s most talented kid to one of the most recognizable human beings on the planet.

Fourth of July events in local communities

Sierra Vista Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
• 8:05 pm - The 42nd Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks Show, narrated by Rich Besselman. Fireworks by Pat Call and his team of pyrotechnicians Parking for all events is on a first come first served basis at Veterans' Memorial Park and around the ...
July Fourth events Montgomery Advertiser

Diprivan risk well-known to doctors

CNN - Alan DukeSaeed Ahmed - ‎8 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- While authorities do not yet know what killed Michael Jackson, the possibility that anesthetics -- particularly the drug Diprivan -- might be involved continues to swell with each new ...

Fans share mixed emotions about Manny

MLB.com - Amy Brittain - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN DIEGO -- Raucous supporters chanting "Manny! Manny! Manny!" battled for prominence over a heavy contingent of booing fans when Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez first stepped to the plate Friday against the Padres at PETCO ...

Sastre assails Armstrong

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
The singular focus of the Tour de France this season was established when Lance Armstrong announced last fall he would be returning to the race he has won seven times.

Woods takes command at Congressional

SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -Tiger Woods finished signing for the lowest 36-hole score ever at Congressional Country Club and was met by a couple of AT&T National officials wanting to know his plans for the afternoon.

Australian Swine Flu Cases Rise; New Zealand Reports 3 Deaths

Bloomberg - Robert Fenner - ‎3 hours ago‎
July 4 (Bloomberg) -- Australian swine flu contagion rose to 4958 confirmed cases with 10 deaths as the first fatalities were reported in New Zealand.

WHO showers accolades on Mexico, warns swine flu is unstoppable

The Money Times - Jamie Anderson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mexico, July 3: Day one of the two-day summit in Cancun, Mexico, where the meeting of global health officials is being held, saw World Health Organization Director Dr.

More Voices in the Health Debate

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Actually, I don't understand why America is still talking about providing all its people with health insurance, as opposed to providing them with health care.

Demjanjuk said to be fit for trial

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎3 hours ago‎
MUNICH - John Demjanjuk moved one step closer to another trial after German prosecutors said yesterday that doctors had deemed the 89-year-old fit to go to court on charges of being accessory to murder at the Sobibor Nazi death camp.

'High-stakes battle' for Helmand

BBC News - Ian Pannell - ‎26 minutes ago‎
For the British, it is Operation Panther's Claw. For US Marines, it is Operation River Liberty. They are two separate offensives, but they are also closely co-ordinated and inextricably linked.

Nine Chechen police killed in Russia's Ingushetia

Reuters - Simon Shuster - ‎10 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW, July 4 (Reuters) - Nine Chechen policemen sent to crush an insurgency in the neighbouring Russian republic of Ingushetia were gunned down on Saturday, Interfax reported, intensifying the cycle of violence now unfolding in the region.