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AllAfrica.com - 16 minutes ago
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama's trip to Ghana, beginning today, will be rich in symbolism. But those hoping for a new direction in US Africa policy are tempering their hopes with skepticism.
President Obama arrives in Ghana to warm welcome CNN International
Washington Post - - 3 hours ago
URUMQI, China -- The Yu siblings could hardly bear to look at the police snapshots of the dead -- the images so full of anger and cruelty.
A Strongman Is China's Rock in Ethnic Strife New York Times
BBC News - 10 minutes ago
Foreign Secretary David Miliband has defended the UK's continued military presence in Afghanistan, after eight troops were killed in 24 hours.
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Los Angeles Times - - 3 hours ago
At the end of the Group of 8 summit, President Obama says the leading industrialized nations made progress on climate change and nuclear nonproliferation.
Video: Obama Wraps G-8 Summit, Meets With Pope The Associated Press
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Voice of America - 8 hours ago
Leaders of the world's wealthiest nations have promised twenty billion dollars to increase food security in poor countries. The promise came Friday on the third and final day of the Group of Eight summit meeting in L'Aquila, Italy.
Reuters - - 2 hours ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro predicted that Latin America would be swept by a wave of military coups if Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was not returned to power after his ouster in a June 28 coup.
Many Honduran officials work to bar Zelaya's return MiamiHerald.com
Hopes Fade for Quick End to Honduran Political Crisis Wall Street Journal
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Philadelphia Inquirer - - 1 hour ago
The Bush program's secrecy - only three Justice lawyers knew of it - nearly brought mass resignations. By Carrie Johnson and Ellen Nakashima WASHINGTON - The Bush White House so strictly controlled access to its warrantless-eavesdropping program that ...
Bush-era surveillance went beyond wiretaps Los Angeles Times
Report: Effectiveness of Bush wiretap program disputed MiamiHerald.com
San Francisco Chronicle - 4 hours ago
California's fiscal crisis continued unabated Friday with most major banks refusing to cash the state's IOUs starting today, the state controller delaying $4 billion in payments to public schools, and Gov.
California Budget Crisis (2008-09) New York Times
Schwarzenegger, legislators report progress on budget San Jose Mercury News
Wall Street Journal - - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- When Judge Sonia Sotomayor faces the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, she will finally get to explain before the cameras her comment that a "wise Latina" can often reach a better conclusion than a white man.
The Interrogation of Sonia Sotomayor Washington Post
Women's groups quiet on Sotomayor The Associated Press
Washington Post - - 1 hour ago
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson says the new GM will be far faster and more responsive to customers than the old one and will focus on a streamlined product offering to maximize quality and efficiency.
Video: GM Exits Bankruptcy, CEO Vows Better Performance The Associated Press
Washington Post - - 2 hours ago
American International Group's recent discussions with President Obama's compensation czar have centered on whether the company should pay about $250 million in promised bonuses that come due during the next nine months.
Video: AIG Bonuses Are Back - Bloomberg Bloomberg
AIG bonuses: $235 million to go CNNMoney.com
Washington Post - 6 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 fell on Friday, dropping for the fourth straight week, after Chevron Corp warned about its quarterly results and consumer confidence fell to it lowest level since March.
US Stocks Remain Lower On Earnings Fears, But Tech Higher Wall Street Journal
InformationWeek - - 7 hours ago
With Chrome OS, Google aims to make the Web the primary platform for software development. By Thomas Claburn Google's plan to release its own operating system based on its Chrome browser is at once audacious and laughable.
BBC News - 32 minutes ago
There is a strong chance the US shuttle Endeavour will have to wait even longer before getting its latest mission to the space station under way.
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Los Angeles Times - 10 hours ago
"Bruno" opened today to reviews deeply divided between paeans and pans. In this new mockumentary, Sacha Baron Cohen plays the title character of an over-the-top gay Austrian fashion reporter determined to become world famous.
Satire of homophobia in 'Brüno' may backfire San Francisco Chronicle
Entertainment Weekly - - 6 hours ago
Warner Bros. has tapped Ryan Reynolds--most recently seen opposite Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (and on EW's summertime Must Issue cover)--to bring the DC Comics' superhero Green Lantern to life, reports Variety.
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MLB.com - - 44 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jonathan Sanchez approached his outing Friday night realistically. After all, he had emerged from a demotion to the bullpen to make his first start since June 22.
GIANTS 8, PADRES 0 A most unlikely no-hitter San Francisco Chronicle
Sanchez's no-hitter first by Giant since 1976 Detroit Free Press
Boston Globe - - 1 hour ago
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Timing, the saying goes, is everything, and with the week the LPGA Tour is having, there might not be two more important names at the top of the US Women's Open leaderboard than Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer.
Kerr leads US Women's Open after 2 rounds; Ochoa fades Philadelphia Daily News
Americans leaving mark on Women's Open Philadelphia Inquirer
New York Times - - 37 minutes ago
Mark J. Terrill/AP The Angels' Kendry Morales hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning off the Yankees' Joba Chamberlain.
Even without heart of order, Angels don't miss a beat Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle - - 1 hour ago
California will receive more than $30 million in federal grants to help prepare for an expected resurgence of the swine flu in the coming influenza season, federal public health authorities announced Friday.
Reassurance after swine flu death BBC News
Boston Globe - - 3 hours ago
Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his wife, Vicki (center), headed out of the Hyannis Port Yacht Club for an afternoon of sailing Thursday.
Video: Obama: Health Care Reform Is Highest Priority The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - - 10 hours ago
Though low-calorie diets have been found to have anti-aging effects on animals, human studies are still in the early stage. By Elena Conis The anti-aging effects of calorie restriction were first identified in the 1930s by Cornell University ...
Dieting Monkeys Offer Hope for Living Longer New York Times
Study Finds Low-Calorie Diet Extends Lifespan of Monkeys Wall Street Journal
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
Levi Johnston, ex-boyfriend and baby-daddy to Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, has put his would-be mother-in-law on the defensive by saying that the Alaska governor hastily abandoned her position in order to cash in on fame.
Palin appears on gun rights radio talk show The Associated Press
AG says Campbell should serve as acting lt. gov. Anchorage Daily News
Chicago Tribune - - 1 hour ago
Beleaguered US Senate appointee Roland Burris announced Friday that he would not seek a full term, saying it was more important to serve Illinois residents than to try to raise the millions needed for what would have ...
Video: Illinois Sen. Burris Won't Run in 2010 The Associated Press
Burris cites money issues for decision Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times - - 6 hours ago
Director Leon Panetta last month learned that his agency had misled lawmakers about a program, and canceled it. Speculation runs rampant.