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G8 eyes climate as summit includes emerging powers

Reuters - Phil StewartMatt Falloon - ‎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 ...

Riots Expose China's Ethnic Divisions, Uneven Growth

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.

Truck Blast in Afghanistan Kills 24

New York Times - Abdul Waheed - ‎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 .

Bomb Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 41

New York Times - Steven Lee MyersTimothy Williams - ‎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 ...

SKorea to set up cyber command against NKorea

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.

Indonesia's president: a crooner and a general

The Associated Press - Niniek Karmini - ‎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.

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House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care

The Associated Press - Erica Werner - ‎1 hour ago‎
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

Family, friends focus on McNair's life, not end

The Associated Press - Teresa M. Walker - ‎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.

Federal Marriage Law Gets 1st Test From Mass.

FOXNews - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Massachusetts has challenged the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, calling it "discriminatory and overreaching.

China Holds Rio Executive for Allegedly Stealing State Secrets

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.

Euro up to $1.3925 in European morning trade

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.

Treasury officials pick 9 firms to help on assets

Houston Chronicle - Martin CrutsingerDaniel Wagner - ‎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.

ARM chip camp sees Google Chrome as opportunity

CNET News - Brooke Crothers - ‎3 hours ago‎
Texas Instruments and Qualcomm executives talked Wednesday about the opportunities they see for the just-announced Google Chrome operating system.

Kindle 2 Price Plunge Signals E-Book Reader Market Competition

PC World - Melissa J. Perenson - ‎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.

Web Radio Gets Deal, Still At Disadvantage

BusinessWeek - Ian Paul - ‎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.

Michael Jackson memorial cost LA $1.4 million

The Associated Press - Christina Hoag - ‎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 ...

City set up Web page asking Jackson fans to donate money to help ...

CNN - Alan DukeSaeed Ahmed - ‎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 ...

Movie Review: Bruno

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman - ‎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 ...

Andruw's three homers put Texas in first

MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan - ‎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

US stays unbeaten in Gold Cup

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.

Yankees-Twins Preview

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.

Antibiotic Delayed Aging in Experiments With Mice

New York Times - Nicholas Wade - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new star has appeared in the field of drugs that delay aging in laboratory animals, and are therefore candidates for doing the same in people.

Madison firm CDI generates stem cells from blood samples

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.

In Retooled Health-Care System, Who Will Say No?

Washington Post - Alec MacGillis - ‎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

Iran won't back down "one step" in atom row

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.

Governor, Senate candidates charging out of the gate

Chicago Tribune - Rick PearsonMike Dorning - ‎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.

H2-WHOA! Australian town bans bottled water sales

The Associated Press - Kristen Gelineau - ‎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 ...