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G-8 leaders look for signals of economic recovery

The Associated Press - Colleen BarryJane Wardell - ‎25 minutes ago‎
L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) - Britain and the United States may see room for more stimulus. Germany is worried that it has done too much already.

Michael Jackson won't fade from limelight soon

The Associated Press - Anthony McCartney - ‎35 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The public mourning of Michael Jackson may be done, but the saga that was his personal life is far from over. Nothing made that more clear than the one surprise of Tuesday's memorial service, watched by millions around the world: the ...

Ethnic Tensions Escalate in China's Xinjiang Region

Wall Street Journal - Shai OsterJason Dean - ‎43 minutes ago‎
URUMQI, China -- Thousands of angry ethnic Han Chinese wielding clubs and machetes roamed this capital city of Xinjiang territory and engaged in sporadic revenge attacks against Uighurs after deadly riots Sunday.

In Russia, Obama's Star Power Does Not Translate

New York Times - Clifford J. LevyEllen Barry - ‎1 hour ago‎
Charles Dharapak/AP No one was swooning as President Obama gave the graduation speech at the New Economic School in Moscow on Tuesday.

Incumbent ahead in Indonesia poll

BBC News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Voting has ended in Indonesia's presidential election, with exit polls suggesting the incumbent, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has a clear lead.

Can international mediation break Honduras' political stalemate?

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎56 minutes ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Both ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the interim government have accepted Costa Rican President Oscar Arias as a mediator, but it remains to be seen how far international mediation can go to help solve the ...

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GOP candidates in Va., NJ wary of Palin

The Associated Press - Beth Fouhy - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska governor was driven in part by her wish to help Republican candidates across the country, associates say.

Pro-marijuana ad pushes pot as Calif. budget fix

The Associated Press - Marcus Wohlsen - ‎25 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The historic budget crisis in California could go up in smoke if one organization has its way. A pro-marijuana group was set Wednesday to launch another television bid to legalize pot in California - this time with the pitch that ...

Bomb parts smuggled into 10 federal buildings during test

CNN International - Mike M. Ahlers - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Plainclothes investigators sent to test security at federal buildings in four US cities were successful in smuggling bomb components through guard posts at all 10 of the sites they visited, according to a ...

Google Announces Plans for PC Operating System

BusinessWeek - Rob Hof - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google announced plans late Tuesday night to develop operating software for personal computers, initially the downsized PCs called Netbooks.

SCENARIOS-S.Korea's c.bank likely to caution on price bubbles

Forbes - Yoo ChoonsikJan Dahinten - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank looks certain to keep interest rates at a record low on Thursday but will likely call for caution over possible asset price bubbles amid ample liquidity.

Las Vegas Sands to Decide on Macau Assets IPO in July

Bloomberg - Liza Lin - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino operator controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, will decide this month whether to sell shares in Hong Kong, as it seeks to restart its $12 billion Macau ...

Internet radio sites, music industry reach agreement over royalties

Los Angeles Times - Jim Puzzanghera - ‎1 hour ago‎
Deal with SoundExchange allows webcasters such as Pandora to pay lower per-song royalties or a percentage of their revenue. By Jim Puzzanghera Reporting from Washington -- The music won't stop for Internet radio after a group of webcasters struck an ...

Third-gen iPod touch tracked in online logs

Apple Insider - Aidan Malley - ‎5 hours ago‎
Proof of a major update to the iPod touch has solidified with online stats now showing a mystery iPod 3,1 device using apps. Analytics firm Pinch Media, which spotted the iPhone 3GS roaming online last year, now says it's seen the ...

Gmail Finally Out of Beta!

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
By chris.thompson - The Big Money OK, so today was a little better for Google (GOOG). Even if its good news was largely semantic. Today, Google announced that its various enterprise applications—Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Talk—work well ...

Harry Potter fans tune in to wizard wrock

San Jose Mercury News - Jackie Burrell - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The children who came of age reading JK Rowling's Hogwarts tales are all grown up, and the saga of the Boy Who Lived ended two years ago.

Jackson memorial strikes elegant balance

Reuters - Erik Pedersen - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Balancing the delicate choices about entertainment vs. eulogy, the Michael Jackson memorial worked incredibly well as both without bowing to the expectations of either.

Ostrow: Jackson rite saturates new media

Denver Post - Joanne OstrowJohn Hendrickson - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The notion of "wall to wall" gained new meaning Tuesday with entertainer Michael Jackson's memorial service. Newer technology, including online streams, live blogging and Twitter, expanded media coverage exponentially, and the audience ...
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Orioles-Mariners Preview

SportingNews.com - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Luke Scott helped the Baltimore Orioles snap a three-game losing streak in their last contest. Now, he has a chance to help them meet another difficult challenge.

Giants' Zito delivers timely gem vs. Fish

MLB.com - Chris Haft - ‎38 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito's record shows that his performance Tuesday night may have been an anomaly. Given the suddenly tenuous state of the Giants' pitching, Zito's effort also couldn't have been more timely.
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Smoltz hits on something

Boston Globe - Adam KilgoreAmalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
A day after his third Red Sox start and Fenway Park debut, a 6-0 loss to the A's Monday night, John Smoltz remained confused with his outing - “I still shake my head,'' he said - and confident about his pitching.
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Resistant case of swine flu found in SF teen

San Francisco Chronicle - Matthew B. Stannard - ‎1 hour ago‎
A San Francisco teenager has been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that is resistant to the common antiviral drug Tamiflu - an important milestone in the pandemic's evolution.

How to make human sperm in the lab

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fergus Walsh, BBC News Medical Correspondent, shows us round the lab where human sperm has been created using stem cell research. The sperm may lead to future treatments for people who are infertile.
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Administration Issues Egg Safety Rule, and Biden Promises More ...

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Researchers discovered during the Reagan administration that contaminated fresh eggs sickened thousands of people, but federal officials squabbled for two decades about how to solve the problem.

Pope Criticizes World Economic System, Urges Social Responsibility

Washington Post - Jacqueline L. Salmon - ‎3 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI criticized the international economic system yesterday and called for a new global structure based on social responsibility, concern for the dignity of the worker and a respect for ethics.

Sotomayor picks up key endorsements

MiamiHerald.com - Michael DoyleDavid Lightman - ‎1 hour ago‎
High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was praised by the American Bar Association and law enforcement. BY MICHAEL DOYLE AND DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON -- The nation's lawyers and law enforcement leaders gave Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ringing ...

Karen Bass is a target atop the California Assembly

Los Angeles Times - Eric BaileyEvan Halper - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rich Pedroncelli/AP Some say she's at risk, but Karen Bass says: “When it comes time to leave, it will be in a natural order.