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Arms central to US-Russia talks

BBC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev are expected to announce nuclear weapons cuts when they meet later in Moscow.

China says 140 killed in riots in west

The Associated Press - William Foreman - ‎7 minutes ago‎
URUMQI, China (AP) - Tensions between ethnic Muslims and China's Han majority in the far western Xinjiang region erupted in riots that killed 140 people and injured 828, an official said Monday, marking the deadliest unrest to hit the volatile area in ...

Jackson's estate could be a thriller of a profit machine

Los Angeles Times - Harriet RyanChris Lee - ‎2 hours ago‎
The singer's valuable share of a music catalog including songs by the Beatles and careful management of his image in the future could expand the vast fortune he leaves behind.

Honduras coup leaders block ousted president's return

guardian.co.uk - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Zelaya supporters cheer his plane, which was prevented from landing in Honduras. Photograph: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Coup leaders in Honduras thwarted President Manuel Zelaya's attempted return early today by blocking an airport runway with military ...

Suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghanistan

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎

Clerical Leaders Defy Ayatollah on Iran Election

New York Times - Michael SlackmanNazila Fathi - ‎4 hours ago‎
CAIRO - An important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country's supreme leader and the most ...

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FBI spokesman: We're not investigating Palin

CNN International - ‎33 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The FBI, in a rare response to rampant rumors on the Internet, said it is not investigating Alaska Gov. Sara Palin on public corruption charges.

New York takes legislative gridlock to next level

Los Angeles Times - Mark Z. BarabakRichard Simon - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tim Roske / AP NY Gov. David Paterson, center, at a briefing with officials and activists, has tried to get state Senate Democrats and Republicans to negotiate, but his influence is limited.

Congress Shifts Into High Gear to Tackle Full Agenda

Wall Street Journal - Naftali BendavidGreg Hitt - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday for a five-week blitz that will help determine the fate of President Barack Obama's agenda.

GM bankruptcy plan approved

CNNMoney.com - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Plan for nation's No. 1 automaker to emerge from protection seen by as 'only available means' to continue businees. By CNNMoney.
Bankruptcy judge OKs GM sale plan The Associated Press

Tokyo Shares End Dn On Thin Volume As Oil Stks,Shippers Weigh

Wall Street Journal - Juro Osawa - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Tokyo stocks ended lower Monday on thin turnover with shipping and commodities stocks falling due to renewed concerns about global economic recovery prospects.

Oil Prices Drop More than $2 a Barrel

Wall Street Journal - Max Lin - ‎33 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Crude-oil futures dropped amid thin trading in Asia Monday, still plagued by bearish sentiment resulting from earlier US macroeconomic data.

A Father of Netscape Begins a Silicon Valley Venture Firm

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎3 hours ago‎
The man who popularized the Web browser has started a venture capital fund to back the next generation of new technologies. Marc Andreessen, who co-founded Netscape, is announcing on Monday that he and Ben Horowitz, ...

Hybrids boost Toyota and Honda car sales

Reuters - Chang-Ran KimChris Gallagher - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's Prius hybrid was Japan's best-selling car in June while Honda Motor Co's rival Insight ranked fourth, helping the two hybrid leaders dominate the list of top-selling models.

Teen hacker releases Windows and Mac jailbreaking programs for ...

VentureBeat - Dean Takahashi - ‎3 hours ago‎
The teen hacker who unlocked the original iPhone is at it again. George Hotz, 19, claims to have created an app that can “jailbreak” the iPhone 3G S. That means the program, dubbed purplera1n, can install third-party software on an iPhone 3G S, ...

Foreigners warm up to 'Ice Age' sequel

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎5 hours ago‎
'Dawn of the Dinosaurs' takes in $148 million at the box office over a five-day period outside the US and Canada, where it opens with $67.5 million.

'Harry Potter' sidekick contracts swine flu but no magic cure

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
You'd think Harry Potter and friends might be immune to the swine flu. Or at least capable of casting a spell against it. But no.
Daniel rejects idea of dating Emma The Press Association

Jackson Doc Mum on Administering Anesthesia

TMZ.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The lawyer for the doctor who was at Michael Jackson's home the day he died tells TMZ he did not give Jackson oxycontin or Demerol that day, but he wouldn't say the same about the powerful anesthesia found at the singer's home.

Wakefield easily the star of six Stars

Boston Globe - Bob Ryan - ‎2 hours ago‎
It has been 14 years since Tim Wakefield put on the finest demonstration of knuckleball pitching in the history of baseball. No knuckleballer - not Hoyt Wilhelm, not Phil Niekro, not Belmont's Wilbur Wood - ever has been as dominant over a ...

A long time coming: Federer wins No. 15

Boston Globe - Bud Collins - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON - The yellow tennis ball hung above Andy Roddick's left shoulder like a mini moon. He eyed it with animosity, his weapon poised to shoot the moon as 15000 witnesses surrounding the grass patch called Centre Court couldn't believe ...

Steve McNair's death brings other side of his life to light

USA Today - Tom Weir - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Matthew Stockman, Getty Images By Tom Weir, USA TODAY NASHVILLE - Steve McNair, born on Valentine's Day 1973, became the most beloved figure in the Tennessee Titans' short history because he seemingly was indestructible on the field - and worked ...

2 HEALTH CARE PLANS Key issues and some solutions

Detroit Free Press - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Bills have been introduced in Michigan's House and Senate to expand access to health insurance and provide protections so consumers aren't rejected or dropped.

Coffee offers protection against Alzheimers disease

The Tech Herald - Rich Bowden - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Fellow caffeine addicts rejoice! A US study has found drinking five cups a day not only protects against Alzheimer's disease but may reverse damage.
More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory Atlanta Journal Constitution
Caffeine reverses memory impairment United Press International

New Zealand's influenza A/H1N1 confirmed cases exceed 1000

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WELLINGTON, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 in New Zealand rose to 1059 on Monday, up from 961 on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said.

One Dies in Monorail Crash at Disney World

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
By AP LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Two monorail trains crashed early Sunday in the Magic Kingdom theme park of Walt Disney World Resort, killing one train's operator, emergency officials said.

D.C. Councilman Marion Barry charged with stalking

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Barry, a woman and police give conflicting accounts of how the former mayor ended up in custody Saturday night. Washington -- District of Columbia Councilman Marion Barry found himself mired in more political, legal and personal drama Sunday after his ...

Bulgarian ex-bodyguard eyes government after vote

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Tsvetelia Ilieva SOFIA, July 6 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's centre-right opposition GERB party said it would start coalition talks on Monday, after winning a national election that boosted the prospect of reforms in the European Union member to combat ...