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Exiled Honduran leader vows return for showdown

The Associated Press - Will WeissertNestor Ikeda - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Honduras braced for a threatened confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted he was coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim ...

Palin's speech had shades of Nixon, circa '62

Los Angeles Times - Andrew MalcolmJohanna Neuman - ‎2 hours ago‎
The announcement by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that she was bowing out of Alaska politics on the eve of the Fourth of July left a lot of people scratching their heads.

The Ravens got a boost when calm comeback king came to town

Baltimore Sun - Mike Preston - ‎55 minutes ago‎
When former Ravens quarterback Steve McNair came to Baltimore in 2006, he was near the end of his career but at the beginning of something special for the Ravens.

North Korean Missiles Defy U.N. Resolution

Wall Street Journal - Evan Ramstad - ‎22 minutes ago‎
SEOUL -- North Korea's test-firing of seven mid-range missiles on Saturday, America's birthday, again demonstrated the ability of the country's authoritarian regime to grab headlines and defy penalties imposed it by the United Nations, ...

US Marines battle hard during Afghan offensive

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
GARMSIR, Afghanistan (AFP) - Since 4000 US Marines pushed into Taliban-controlled areas of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, one company has been in a constant firefight with the insurgents, the military said.

In Myanmar, expectations were low for UN visit

Los Angeles Times - Charles McDermid - ‎4 hours ago‎
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon traveled to Myanmar, also known as Burma, to plea for the release of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
UN chief: Talks in Myanmar fail Philadelphia Inquirer

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Supreme Court leaned right on many issues this term

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎6 hours ago‎
Brad Horrigan / AP The group of white firefighters dubbed "the New Haven 20" appear in a January file photo. But the divided justices began shifting from the Bush administration's hands-off approach to business, clearing the way for more consumer ...
Supreme Court on Ricci Atlantic Online

Locals celebrate freedom, protest big government

Twin Falls Times-News - Jared S. Hopkins - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Justin Bovee leads a demonstration Saturday at the TEA Party in front of the Twin Falls County Courthouse to illustrate the problems of expanded government.
250 gather for July 4 'Tea Party' Lincoln Journal Star

July Fourth marriage proposal in Statue of Liberty

CNN - Susan Candiotti - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNN) -- After huffing and puffing up 354 steps to the newly reopened Lady Liberty crown, Aaron Kissinger figured it was time to pop the question to his girlfriend Erica Breder.

China moves on Opel with BAIC bid

Reuters - Angelika GruberChristiaan Hetzner - ‎16 hours ago‎
FRANKFURT/MUNICH, July 3 (Reuters) - A Chinese automaker has offered to buy a stake in General Motors (GMGMQ.PK) unit Opel, challenging a deal from Canadian auto parts supplier Magna (MGa.

Wal-Mart's good-guy stance on healthcare reform

Los Angeles Times - David Lazarus - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's not clear what the retailer's motives may be, nor does it truly matter. Wal-Mart is to be commended for taking a stand -- something far too many businesses have been reluctant to do.

Job Losses Dampen Hopes for Recovery

Washington Post - Neil Irwin - ‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Mounting job losses rattled hopes yesterday that the economy is on track to grow later this year, showing that prospects for American workers are terrible -- and still getting worse.

Dismissal of MySpace Case 'Proper,' Defendant Says

Washington Post - Linda Deutsch - ‎Jul 3, 2009‎
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.

Video of Apple Store Incident Released; 2 Fatally Shot, 1 Hurt in NE

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Arlington County police continued to search for the man who shot an Apple store employee in Clarendon on Friday in a backroom while more than three dozen people were in the store, police said yesterday.

Climate change causes sheep in Scottish herd to shrink

Los Angeles Times - Karen Kaplan - ‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Researchers have concluded that rising temperatures have made it easier for scrawnier sheep to survive, thus reducing the average size of animals in the herd.

1.6 million seek tickets to Jackson memorial

Los Angeles Times - Dan Weikel - ‎3 hours ago‎
Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail. There are 17500 tickets for the service at Staples Center and a simulcast at the Nokia Theatre.

Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein dies

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publicist said.

Court fight looms over Michael Jackson's kids

Boston Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
By O'Ryan Johnson Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe won a court delay last week that will give her time to mount a custody battle for her two children against Jackson's mother.

Serena stops Venus

Boston Globe - Liz Clarke - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WIMBLEDON, England - It's rare to see Venus Williams telegraph defeat on Wimbledon's Centre Court, where she has triumphed so many times.

The Hot Pass: Stewart not celebrating wild win

FOXSports.com - Lee Spencer - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lee Spencer is senior NASCAR writer for FOXSports.com. She also is a correspondent for "Around the Track" on FOX Sports Net.
Tony Stewart wins at Daytona Los Angeles Times

It falters again as Mariners win in ninth

Boston Globe - Adam Kilgore - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The Red Sox relievers spent three months proving themselves the best in baseball. They prevented sleepless nights for fans and ulcers for the manager and losses in the standings because they never did things like blowing nine-run leads, ...

Healthy examples Plenty of countries get healthcare right.

Boston Globe - Jonathan Cohn - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Getty Images / Mario Tama) The emergency room waiting area at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn. The hospital's emergency room receives about 60000 patients a year.
Canadian health care not worth the wait Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

First swine flu death in London

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
A 19-year-old man has died after contracting swine flu in London, health authorities in the capital have said. The man, from south London, had serious underlying health problems and was in Lewisham Hospital.

Obese and malnourished

Baltimore Sun - Cyril O. Enwonwu - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A report released last week shows that obesity is harming the health of millions of Americans, including children and teens. The report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America 2009," from the Trust for America's ...

Iran's reformists face trial threat

Aljazeera.net - ‎41 minutes ago‎
An Iranian newspaper says that 100 members of parliament have sent a letter to the judiciary, calling for opposition leaders to face trial over the post-election disturbances.

Iran Charges UK Embassy Employee, Escalating Tensions With EU

Bloomberg - Ladane NasseriHenry Meyer - ‎22 minutes ago‎
July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian authorities have charged an employee of the British Embassy in Tehran with threatening national security, his lawyer said, escalating tensions with the European Union.

Teen Dies After Being Shot by Serial Killer

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Authorities say a teenage girl who was shot in her father's store has become the fifth person slain by a suspected serial killer.
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