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Burris Won't Seek Full Term in Senate

Washington Post - Chris Cillizza - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) will not seek a full term in 2010, a Democratic strategist informed of the decision said Thursday. Burris was appointed to the Senate in December to fill out the remainder of President Obama's term.

Afternoon Muslim prayers a test for China's Xinjiang

Reuters - Chris Buckley - ‎1 hour ago‎
URUMQI, China (Reuters) - Hundreds of Uighur Muslims crowded into at least one mosque in riot-stricken Urumqi on Friday after authorities relented on a decision to close mosques for the main day of prayer to minimize ethnic tension.

Bull gores man to death in Spain

BBC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A man has been gored to death in the traditional running of the bulls in Pamplona, northern Spain, the first such fatality there for 14 years.

Barack Obama to meet the Pope

guardian.co.uk - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The US president, Barack Obama, who has faced vehement criticism from some American Catholics over his policies on stem cell research and abortion, is to have an audience with Pope Benedict XVI later today after the end of the G8 summit in Italy.

In Honduras, One-Sided News of Crisis

Washington Post - Juan Forero - ‎2 hours ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 9 -- It was the biggest story in Honduras in years -- soldiers burst into the president's bedroom, dragged him off in his pajamas and bundled him onto a plane out of the country.

Dissident's Trial Resumes in Myanmar

New York Times - Mark McDonald - ‎53 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG - The controversial trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi resumed Friday in Myanmar, but there was no indication when a verdict might come.

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June sweep nets 558 fugitives

Boston Globe - Matt Collette - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two suspects in a fatal stabbing in Roxbury May 3 eluded a police dragnet, but authorities did not give up. Within a month, a cadre of New York and Boston police officers, working with US marshals, raided an apartment in the Bronx and ...

Sen. John Ensign enlisted his parents to help pay off ex-mistress

New York Daily News - Richard Sisk - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The Las Vegas Republican, 51, enlisted his elderly parents to pay out $96,00 in "gifts" to his ex-mistress and her family.

Albany back-stabber Pedro Espada comes out ahead in senate ...

New York Daily News - ‎5 minutes ago‎
No way, he was part of the coup. He can't be trusted now. He's a rogue. Yes. Something needs to break the deadlock. It's ridiculous.

"New GM" ready to exit bankruptcy

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors on Friday prepared to exit bankruptcy with the message that a leaner and meaner automaker ready to win back American consumers and pay back taxpayers has emerged from its failure.

IEA Says Oil Demand Will Rebound in 2010 After Two-Year Decline

Bloomberg - Grant Smith - ‎31 minutes ago‎
July 10 (Bloomberg) -- The International Energy Agency expects global oil demand will rebound next year, recovering from the fastest drop since the early 1980s, as the world economy emerges from its slump.

AIG Seeks US Support for Bonuses

New York Times - Eric Dash - ‎4 hours ago‎
Seeking to avoid the public furor that erupted last spring, the American International Group has been quietly seeking approval from the new federal compensation czar to pay a total of $2.4 million dollars in bonuses to dozens of its senior ...

Google brings a little swagger to Sun Valley

Los Angeles Times - Joe Flint - ‎3 hours ago‎
CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page talk about Apple's Steve Jobs, shrug off youtube's lack of profits and tease Microsoft's Bill Gates at the Allen & Co.

Sprint Taps Ericsson to Run Its Network

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Sprint Nextel customer in New York. Sprint will transfer 6000 of its workers to Ericsson. By JENNA WORTHAM In its latest move to cut spending and stem continued declines in subscribers to its cellphone services, Sprint Nextel announced on Thursday ...

Microsoft Bing Nibbles At Google's Dominance

ChannelWeb - ‎11 hours ago‎
Microsoft Bing is making progress against Google in the search-engine market. But unfortunately for Bing, Microsoft's search engine is nibbling at Google's crumbs rather than taking large bites out of its pie.

Michael Jackson's health records are subpoenaed

Los Angeles Times - Richard WintonHarriet Ryan - ‎3 hours ago‎
Multiple doctors are being asked by the LA County coroner's office to provide information on the singer's treatments, sources say.

'Bruno' set for fabulous boxoffice

Hollywood Reporter - Carl DiOrio - ‎5 hours ago‎
Moviegoers are being offered lots of laughs at domestic multiplexes this weekend, with a pair of comedies targeting distinct audiences unspooling wide Friday.

I Love You, Beth Cooper

New York Daily News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Paul Rust, left, and Hayden Panettiere are shown in a scene from, "I Love You, Beth Cooper." 'I Love You, Beth Cooper" could be called an atrocity, but that might suggest there was something in it that could be ruined.

Armstrong set for 1st big test at Tour de France

The Associated Press - Samuel Petrequin - ‎48 minutes ago‎
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Stakes will be high in Friday's first mountain stage of the Tour de France, which could determine who is the real boss in Lance Armstrong's Astana team and offer a chance to the Texan's rivals to make up for the time they lost ...
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Choi makes opening statement at Women's Open

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lorena Ochoa and Cristie Kerr perched near the lead at the US Women's Open? That's totally expected. Na Yeon Choi and Jean Reynolds?

Steve mcnair connected with kids

The Tennessean - Jeff Lockridge - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steve mcnair was known for his work with young football players, but his death has had a more personal impact on players and coaches at Whites Creek and other Nashville high schools.

Florida, US brace for marathon fight against swine flu

MiamiHerald.com - Fred Tasker - ‎1 hour ago‎
Swine flu isn't going away anytime soon. So states must prepare to vaccinate against it and cope with its consequences. State and local officials say they are getting prepared.

Study of fellow primates stirs health hope for humans

Boston Globe - Carolyn Y. Johnson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rhesus monkeys, 27 (left), on a restricted diet, and Owen, 29, on an unrestricted one, are among the oldest surviving subjects of the two-decade study.

Dean calls for public health care option

BurlingtonFreePress.com - Nancy Remsen - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Former Democratic Gov. Howard Dean is stumping for “real” health care reform that includes a government-sponsored option, using news conferences, interviews and a new book to pressure Congress to ...
Dean: 'Public' option key for health reform Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Democrats in Pennsylvania House plan vote on GOP budget

Philadelphia Inquirer - Amy WordenAngela Couloumbis - ‎1 hour ago‎
HARRISBURG - House Democrats are making a risky gambit to break the budget deadlock: They're planning to vote Monday on the bare-bones Senate Republican spending plan with a painful $1.7 billion in ...

Mock exercises prepare Sotomayor for hearings

The Associated Press - Jesse J. Holland - ‎28 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has endured weeks of insults, obnoxious questions and unwelcome drilling into her work as a judge and a lawyer - and it was all on purpose, essentially a dress rehearsal for her confirmation ...

Protesters Clash With Police in Iran

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink - ‎4 hours ago‎
Thousands of protesters streamed down avenues of the capital Thursday, chanting "death to the dictator" and defying security forces who fired tear gas and charged with batons, witnesses said.