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California transit cop found guilty of manslaughter

Reuters - Steve Gorman, Chris Wilson - ‎20 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A white transit police officer was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday in the videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man that triggered a night of rioting in Oakland, California.
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Judge declares US gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional

Boston Globe - Michael Levenson - ‎3 hours ago‎
A federal district court judge in Boston today struck down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman.
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Russian spies going back to the cold – 10 agents admit their guilt

The Guardian - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Standing one by one in a New York courtroom, 10 spies confessed yesterday to working in the US as undercover agents for Russia and were sentenced to immediate deportation, setting up one of the biggest, least secret swaps of intelligence officers since ...
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Lindsay Lohan's Attorney Resigns

People Magazine - Ken Lee, Jennifer Garcia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thursday afternoon - just hours after Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley released a statement calling the star's 90-day jail sentence "harsh" - Holley suddenly resigned as Lohan's lawyer.

LeBron James expected to join Miami Heat, league executive says

Los Angeles Times - Ira Winderman - ‎4 hours ago‎
The overwhelming consensus among league executives is that Cleveland Cavaliers free-agent forward LeBron James is coming to South Florida to become a member of the Miami Heat.

3 alleged al-Qaeda members arrested in bomb plot

Washington Post - Adam Goldman, Ian MacDougall - ‎1 hour ago‎
OSLO -- Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested Thursday in connection with what Norwegian and US officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans to bomb New York's subway and blow up a shopping ...

Drama builds at LeBron James' free-agency choice

The Associated Press - Tom Withers - ‎44 minutes ago‎
CLEVELAND - Alert the royal trumpeters for an announcement from King James. LeBron James, the NBA's reigning two-time MVP, is ending months of speculation and suspense by telling the world Thursday night where he'll play basketball next season.

NSA says 'Perfect Citizen' is a research program

Computerworld - Robert McMillan - ‎41 minutes ago‎
IDG News Service - The US National Security Agency confirmed the existence of a controversial program aimed at protecting the country's critical infrastructure Thursday, but disputed claims that the program would monitor network ...

Good viewing means one tough year for Emmys

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎21 minutes ago‎
As we've noted in previous years, getting worked up about the Emmy nominations is an exercise in futility because it's impossible to get it right every year.

Terror filled duck boat riders as barge approached

The Associated Press - Patrick Walters, Geoff Mulvihill - ‎16 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Sandy Cohen looked up from the deck of a small, amphibious tourist boat stalled in the river to see a barge towering three stories above and approaching fast, clearly not about to stop.

Cuban dissident ends 134-day hunger strike

The Associated Press - Fernando Gonzalez, Will Weissert - ‎15 minutes ago‎
SANTA CLARA, Cuba - Cuban opposition activist Guillermo Farinas ended his 134-day hunger strike Thursday, following signs the communist government is making good on its promise to release 52 political prisoners.

Some oil spill events from Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
A summary of events Thursday, July 8, Day 79 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd.

Iran denying Iranian woman will be executed by stoning

CNN - ‎9 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Iran's government is denying reports that an Iranian woman convicted of adultery will be executed by stoning, though her death sentence may still be carried out by some other method.

Coroner: Ex-Kentucky center Mel Turpin dies in suicide

USA Today - Ron Garrison - ‎18 minutes ago‎
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mel Turpin, an All-American center dubbed "The Big Dipper" who led Kentucky to the Southeastern Conference championship in 1984 and played in the NBA, committed suicide Thursday, ...

Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine

Wall Street Journal - Mark Schoofs - ‎22 minutes ago‎
HIV research is undergoing a renaissance that could lead to new ways to vaccinate against the AIDS virus and other viral diseases.

Amateur Shean in clubhouse lead at Oakmont

The Associated Press - Alan Robinson - ‎2 hours ago‎
OAKMONT, Pa. - Somebody forgot to remind Kelli Shean she's an amateur. Shean, a University of Arkansas golfer playing in only her second major professional tournament, shot a 1-under 70 to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the US Women's ...

Stocks Regain Momentum Late in the Day

New York Times - Christine Hauser - ‎3 hours ago‎
The markets these days have become much like the weather in the Midwest. Wait a few minutes and things will change. Wall Street is now riding a three-day win streak, regaining its momentum late in the day.

Review: 'Predators' should be parlor game

San Francisco Chronicle - Amy Biancolli - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Science fiction. Starring Adrien Brody. Directed by Nimród Antal. (R. 107 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) Royce (Adrien Brody) and Isabelle (Alice Braga) take aim during their desperate battle against the aliens in the sci-fi movie "Predators.

Lawmakers criticize yuan after Treasury report

CNNMoney - Annalyn Censky - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A Treasury report on foreign exchange rates has Congress members in a tizzy about China's cheap currency.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

New York Times - Knut Koivisto - ‎1 hour ago‎
Noomi Rapace portrays Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” based on the second of Stieg Larsson's novels. By AO SCOTT Those who need a break from the romantic travails of Bella Swan - and who like a best-seller-list tie-in for their ...

Fish Oil Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

WebMD - Denise Mann - ‎2 hours ago‎
July 8, 2010 -- Taking fish oil supplements may help reduce breast cancer risk, shows a preliminary study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

IMF calls for deficit cuts in US

The Associated Press - Martin Crutsinger - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is calling for the United States to make a stronger effort to curb its budget deficits.

Decline in Teen Smoking Rate Levels Off

WebMD - Bill Hendrick - ‎4 hours ago‎
July 8, 2010 -- The rate of decline of high school smokers has leveled off or slowed after many years of progress, and more vigorous efforts are needed to reverse this "discouraging" finding, the CDC says in a new report.


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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

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Jul 10 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) on ABC
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