Reuters - - 38 minutes ago
L'AQUILA, Italy, July 9 (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's richest nations and major developing powers meet on Thursday to seek common ground on global warming and international trade, with the poorer countries seeking ...
Climate impasse at G-8 summit leaves nations mired Los Angeles Times
Bloomberg - 49 minutes ago
By Bloomberg News July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Guo Jianxin surveyed the wreckage of his car dealership in Urumqi and reflected on the violence that left at least 156 people dead in the northwestern Chinese city.
New York Times - - 33 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan - A huge explosion in a truck Thursday killed 24 people south of Kabul, including 16 school children, 4 policemen and 4 bystanders, local officials said .
2 NATO soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan The Associated Press
Bombing kills 25 in Afghanistan CNN International
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New York Times - - 20 minutes ago
BAGHDAD - Attacks in Baghdad and a city in northern Iraq killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, the worst violence since Iraq celebrated the withdrawal of American troops from cities and ...
AFP - 24 minutes ago
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea announced it would set up a military command next year to tackle the threat of cyber warfare from North Korea, amid suspicions the North was behind virus attacks earlier this week.
Video: Hack Attack Fox News
S. Korea Firm Warns of Second Web Attack Wall Street Journal
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, heading for a sweeping re-election victory, is a retired four-star general who rose through the ranks of Indonesia's former dictatorship yet has recorded his own albums of romantic ballads.
Rupiah leaps, but no euphoria after Yudhoyono's win Reuters India
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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats at work on health legislation are narrowing in on an income tax surcharge on the highest-paid wage earners to help pay the cost of subsidizing insurance for the 50 million who lack it.
Hospitals on board, not Congress Philadelphia Inquirer
Democrats Divide Over a Proposal to Tax Health Benefits New York Times
The Associated Press - - 56 minutes ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Fans of ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair planned to focus on his incredible career and life with a memorial service on Thursday, not his sudden and tragic death.
Thousands expected for McNair funeral The Tennessean
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Bloomberg - 34 minutes ago
By Bloomberg News July 9 (Bloomberg) -- China has detained Rio Tinto Group's head of iron ore operations in the country Stern Hu for allegedly stealing state secrets, the foreign ministry's spokesman Qin Gang said today.
China Said to Arrest Rio Tinto Executive New York Times
Forbes - 33 minutes ago
AP , 07.09.09, 03:32 AM EDT FRANKFURT -- The euro rose against the dollar Thursday after the International Monetary Fund raised its outlook for global economic growth in 2010, leading investors away from safe havens of the American currency.
IMF Board Approves $1.57B Loan For Bosnia And Herzegovina Wall Street Journal
Houston Chronicle - - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department on Wednesday selected nine financial firms as partners for a program to buy banks' soured mortgage-related investments.
CNET News - - 3 hours ago
Texas Instruments and Qualcomm executives talked Wednesday about the opportunities they see for the just-announced Google Chrome operating system.
PC World - - 7 hours ago
Today Amazon quietly lowered the price on its Kindle 2 e-book reader. That didn't take long: The Kindle 2 became available only about five months ago.
Amazon drops price of Kindle 2 to $299 CNET News
BusinessWeek - - 4 hours ago
After almost two years of back and forth, there is finally a deal in place that will guarantee the future health of Internet radio.
The Associated Press - - 35 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles spent $1.4 million to provide security, traffic control and other services for Michael Jackson's memorial service, city officials said as they looked for ways to have others help the financially troubled city pick up the ...
Michael Jackson helped develop merchandise for London event Los Angeles Times
Use of Taxpayer Money for Jackson Service Draws Criticism New York Times
CNN - - 35 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's dermatologist said Wednesday that he was not surprised to learn that investigators found numerous bottles of prescription drugs in the singer's home -- adding that he had ...
Video: Raw Video: Jackson's Dermatologist The Associated Press
Jackson's dermatologist: I warned him about drug The Associated Press
Entertainment Weekly - - 3 hours ago
Like many other dangerous and controversial comedians (Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Howard Stern), the role-playing guerrilla satirist Sacha Baron Cohen knows how to draw an audience into a conspiratorial relationship with him - and ...
'Bruno': A Fashion 'Don't' Newsweek
MLB.com - - 2 hours ago
ANAHEIM -- Rangers manager Ron Washington went into detail before the game on why he wants Andruw Jones in the lineup even against right-hander pitchers.
Rangers-Mariners Preview SportingNews.com
Jones' trifecta powers Rangers past Angels Fort Worth Star Telegram
Philadelphia Daily News - 17 minutes ago
Santino Quaranta broke a scoreless tie in the 75th minute and Brian Ching followed with a header in the 79th, giving the United States a 2-0 win over Honduras in the nightcap of a Gold Cup doubleheader at RFK Stadium in Washington last night.
US defeats Honduras, 2-0, in Gold Cup Los Angeles Times
U.S. tops Honduras in Gold Cup Chicago Tribune
SportingNews.com - 2 hours ago
The New York Yankees will play their final regular-season game at the Metrodome on Thursday. That could be good news for the Minnesota Twins, who haven't found a place where they can beat one of the AL East's top teams this year.
AJ Burnett wins third straight, Yankees hold on to beat Twins 4-2 New York Daily News
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
Bizjournals.com - 18 hours ago
Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a firm founded by stem cell pioneer James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said Wednesday that its researchers have generated pluripotent stem cells from small volumes of human blood samples.
How to make human sperm in the lab BBC News
Washington Post - - 15 hours ago
By Alec macgillis The question came from a Colorado neurologist. "Mr. President," he said at a recent forum, "what can you do to convince the American public that there actually are limits to what we can pay for with our American health-care system?
Dr. Obama's secret cure Chico News & Review
The language of health care Sacramento News & Review
Reuters - 1 hour ago
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not back down "even one step" over its nuclear work, a senior adviser to the country's top authority said in remarks published on Thursday, making clear Tehran's continued defiance in a row with the West.
Chicago Tribune - - 1 hour ago
The floodgates in Illinois politics opened Wednesday after Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan passed on running for governor or US Senate, a decision that also improves the chances of unelected Gov.
A Decision Scrambles 2 Top Illinois Races New York Times
Madigan's decision to seek 3rd term leaves statewide races open Northwest Herald
The Associated Press - - 56 minutes ago
SYDNEY (AP) - Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country - and possibly the world - to take such a drastic step in the growing ...
Video: Stricter Labeling Urged for Bottled Water The Associated Press
Australian town bans bottled water Times Online