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Chinese riot police break up fresh ethnic protests

guardian.co.uk - ‎37 minutes ago‎
A new wave of violence swept through the capital of the Chinese region of Xinjiang today as riot police were forced to break up crowds of Han Chinese who marched through Urumqi attacking Muslim Uighurs two days after at least 156 people were killed in ...

Obama Reaches Out to Russians in Moscow Speech

Voice of America - Paula Wolfson - ‎21 minutes ago‎
US President Barack Obama is urging Russians to work with the United States to tackle the big security and economic problems of our time.

Michael Jackson will be buried among Tinseltown's legends at ...

New York Daily News - Joe KempSamuel Goldsmith - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Today, at 8 am, Michael Jackson will be laid to rest in a lavish paradise of lush green lawns and million-dollar views in the Hollywood Hills.

Zelaya to discuss Honduras crisis with Clinton

The Associated Press - Will Weissert - ‎35 minutes ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Diplomatic efforts to restore Manuel Zelaya to Honduras' presidency shifted back to Washington on Tuesday, as supporters of the ousted leader threatened to escalate protests and disrupt business across the poor Central ...

Remembering McNamara's Hope for Peace

Washington Post - Walter Pincus - ‎6 hours ago‎
Robert S. McNamara expressed just months ago that he was hopeful about initial steps being taken by President Obama on nuclear weapons, but fearful about the nation's growing involvement in Afghanistan -- so much like Vietnam.

Helicopter Crash Adds to Deadly Day in Afghanistan

New York Times - Abdul WaheedAbdul Waheed Wafa - ‎2 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO forces said Tuesday that three foreign troops died in a helicopter crash on Monday, already the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan in nearly a year as the war against ...

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Palin to emerge into public view for bill signing

The Associated Press - Dan Joling - ‎2 hours ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sarah Palin is returning to the public eye four days after her bombshell resignation announcement, albeit in a place far removed from the glare of the national media: in a remote fishing village 30 miles north of the ...

Police kill suspect in SC slayings

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎2 hours ago‎
GAFFNEY, SC - The man suspected of being the serial killer who terrorized a South Carolina community by shooting five people to death was shot to death by police officers yesterday during a burglary.
Serial killer terrorizes South Carolina town Atlanta Journal Constitution

Minnesota, land of the freshman senator

The Associated Press - Brian Bakst - ‎2 hours ago‎
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When Al Franken assumes his new Senate perch Tuesday, the numbers will tell his tale: Minnesota's second senator, the symbolic 60th vote for Democrats - and No.

Stocks look to step back

CNNMoney.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CNNMoney.com staff NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- US stocks were poised for a lower open Tuesday as the concerns about the global economic recovery continued ahead of the G8 summit and the initial second-quarter corporate results.

Automakers' Swift Cases in Bankruptcy Shock Experts

New York Times - Micheline MaynardMichael J. de la Merced - ‎8 hours ago‎
In fewer than 45 days each, General Motors and Chrysler swept through government-sponsored sales in bankruptcy court - quick tours that most people in the legal community thought impossible not long ago.
Q+A on judge's decision Detroit Free Press

Lear seeks support for its Chapter 11 strategy

Detroit Free Press - Jewel Gopwani - ‎2 hours ago‎
Southfield-based seat maker Lear Corp. said it is trying to convince more lenders to support its reorganization plan before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

mocoNews - Confirmed: Telefónica Bags Exclusive Pre In Some Countries

Washington Post - ‎47 minutes ago‎
It's been rumoured since March, and now it's official. Telefónica has got the exclusive on the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre, "initially" in Spain (Movistar), the UK and Ireland (O2) and Germany (O2), "when the device is launched in Europe in time for the ...

How I Spent My Summer: Hacking Into iPhones With Friends

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane - ‎6 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA -- Like many teenagers, Ari Weinstein spends his summers riding his bike and swimming. This year, the 15-year-old had another item on his to-do list: Foil Apple Inc.'s brightest engineers and annoy chief executive ...

Sony Takes First Step Into the Netbook Market

PC World - Martyn Williams - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sony will begin selling its first netbook computer next month and in doing so enter the only sector of the PC market showing significant growth.

Michael Jackson's last time in the spotlight

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Michael Jackson's funeral today will be one of those shared cultural moments when Americans collectively mourn a pop culture icon.

Despite a Will, Jackson Left a Tangled Estate

New York Times - Tim ArangoBen Sisario - ‎7 hours ago‎
Howard Weitzman, left, and John G. Branca, lawyers in the dispute over the Jackson estate. By TIM ARANGO and BEN SISARIO Four days after Michael Jackson died, his family gathered at his brother Jermaine's house in Calabasas, Calif.

'Warehouse 13' has the goods for nifty sci-fi

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Warehouse 13" is the kind of science fiction where you don't have to be a techno-geek or analyze the weird powers of aliens to enjoy the ride.

A waiting game with Smoltz

Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo - ‎2 hours ago‎
The great master plan - John Smoltz as added weapon in the postseason - only works if Smoltz is pitching well. So far, and granted it's only three starts, the plan is wobbly, though Smoltz doesn't see it that way.
Athletics-Red Sox Preview SportingNews.com

Wrigley makeover by 2014? Family yet to approve specific ...

Chicago Sun-Times - Fran Spielman - ‎1 hour ago‎
When the billionaire Ricketts family gets the "play ball" sign from the closed fraternity of baseball owners, one of the first hurdles will be what to do about 95-year-old Wrigley Field.

Thousands greet Cristiano Ronaldo's "dream" move to Real Madrid ...

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Soccernet staff Cristiano Ronaldo was greeted by a huge crowd of adoring fans as he was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday evening.

SNAP ANALYSIS: Stem cell rules mean big change up to Congress

Reuters - John O'Callaghan - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Final stem cell rules issued by the US National Institutes of Health on Monday limit research to areas generally agreed upon by Congress in recent years, suggesting lawmakers must legislate any big changes in US policy.

Health Buzz: Health Reform Plans Taking Shape and Other Health News

U.S. News & World Report - ‎16 hours ago‎
To meet an August deadline for Congress to vote on health reform legislation, senators will first have to compromise about a government-run public insurance option, the Associated Press reported yesterday.

UN seeks aid for poor flu victims

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎2 hours ago‎
GENEVA, Switzerland - The United Nations may need more than $1 billion this year to help poor countries fight the global swine flu epidemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday.

South Carolina GOP votes to censure Sanford

CNN - Peter Hamby - ‎5 hours ago‎
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- After nearly four hours of deliberation and multiple rounds of balloting, the South Carolina Republican Party voted Monday night to censure Mark Sanford for traveling overseas to visit his mistress ...

Peace process cannot handle more failure, Egypt warns

AFP - ‎20 minutes ago‎
CAIRO (AFP) - The Middle East peace process cannot handle another failure, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned on Tuesday, telling his Israeli counterpart his country would have to make "difficult decisions.

US Should Consider a Second Stimulus Package, Obama Adviser Tyson Says

Bloomberg - Shamim Adam - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- The US should consider drafting a second stimulus package focusing on infrastructure projects because the first plan was “a bit too small,” said Laura Tyson, an adviser to President Barack Obama.