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Judging Sonia: Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin

ABC News - Ariane DeVogueJan Crawford Greenburg - ‎22 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama talks by phone with US Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, shown in this inset file photo, from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 12, 2009.
US-POLITICS Summary Washington Post

Clamor grows over CIA secrets

Los Angeles Times - Julian E. Barnes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Democrats renew their calls for some kind of investigation and criticize former Vice President Dick Cheney. By Julian E. Barnes Reporting from Washington -- Democratic lawmakers criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday for allegedly ...

SCENARIOS: Possible results and implications of Japan election

Reuters - Linda Sieg - ‎14 minutes ago‎
(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso is expected to call an election for August 30, paving the way for a possible change in government after more than 50 years of almost unbroken rule by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party.

Korea Won, Stocks Drop on Report North's Kim Jong Il Has Cancer

Bloomberg - Bob ChenSaeromi Shin - ‎22 minutes ago‎
July 13 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea's won and the Kospi stock index both posted their biggest slides since March after a television report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is terminally ill.

Generals rebuffed in plea for more Helmand forces

Times Online - Philip WebsterMichael Evans - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown will try to rally faltering public support for the war against the Taleban today, as ministers insist that sending more troops would not cut British casualties in Afghanistan.

Third body found near Papua mine

BBC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The body of a policeman has been found near a US Freeport gold mine in the Indonesian province of Papua, raising the recent death toll there to three.

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Republican pundits open fire on Sarah Palin

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to supporters in Fairbanks before signing a gun rights bill Friday. Their harsh views conflict with those of grass-roots GOP voters, revealing a serious split within the party.

Police: Man Takes Infant After Killing Girl's Mom

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
NOVATO, Calif. - A 27-year-old San Francisco Bay area man is suspected of kidnapping his infant daughter after beating the girl's mother to death.

Two Held on Murder Charges in Killing of Fla. Parents

ABC News - Steve OsunsamiMichael S. James - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two men were arrested on murder charges tonight in the killings of a Florida couple who were shot in what investigators said was a surprisingly rapid crime apparently carried out by experienced ...

Tokyo Shares End Lower; Political Woes Offset Hopes For Kirin

Wall Street Journal - Ayai Tomisawa - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell for the ninth straight session Monday as uncertainties over Japan's political climate more than offset gains in Kirin Holdings and other food stocks, ...

US trial delay call brings UBS tax deal nearer

Reuters - Lisa JuccaDavid Cowell - ‎1 hour ago‎
ZURICH (Reuters) - Analysts and traders gave a cautious welcome on Monday to a request by UBS and the US government to delay a major US tax trial, saying this brings a settlement nearer and could underpin shares.
UBS, US Talk on Tax Case Wall Street Journal

Crude Oil Falls a Second Day as Equities Drop, Stockpiles Gain

Bloomberg - Christian Schmollinger - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 13 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell for a second day as Asian stocks declined, raising speculation that the global recession will sap demand for fuel and increase stockpiles.

Space shuttle tries again to launch

CNN - ‎11 minutes ago‎
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida (CNN) -- NASA will give the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour another try Monday, after having been repeatedly thwarted by the weather and technical malfunctions.
Shuttle Again Delayed Washington Post

Google set to wage OS war with Microsoft

Computerworld - Gregg KeizerSharon Gaudin - ‎4 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Google Inc.'s entry into the operating system business poses the strongest long-term threat in years to the dominance of Microsoft Corp.

Survey: Many businesses plan to skip Windows 7

CNET News - Ina Fried - ‎3 hours ago‎
Although plenty of businesses skipped Windows Vista, a significant number of corporations have no plans to quickly move to Windows 7, according to a new survey.

'Bruno' sashays to box-office fame with $30.4M

The Associated Press - David Germain - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gay Austrian fashion devotee Bruno has landed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, though it's uncertain how much staying power he has.

Debbie Rowe to attend custody hearing about Jackson children: report

New York Daily News - Joanna Sloame - ‎Jul 11, 2009‎
Debbie Rowe, the ex-wife of Michael Jackson and biological mother to two of his children, has been keeping relatively quiet since the superstar's death on June 25.

HBO's 'Teddy: In His Own Words'

Los Angeles Times - Mary McNamara - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has become such a perpetual figure in American politics that it's easy to think of him as more memorial than man, one of the capital's landmarks -- the Mall, the Smithsonian, ...
Man of few 'Words' Boston Herald

Eun Hee Ji wins Women's US Open with 20-foot putt on final hole

New York Daily News - Matt Gagne - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Eun Hee Ji gets doused with champagne after winning the US Open on Sunday in Bethlehem, Pa. BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Eun Hee Ji came out of nowhere and hit the shot of her life late Sunday afternoon, sinking a 20-foot downhill putt on the 18th ...
Eun-Hee Ji wins US Women's Open Philadelphia Inquirer

Hoffman, Pena, Duke added as All-Stars

Detroit Free Press - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Tampa Bay first baseman and former Tiger Carlos Pena was named as a late addition to the American League All-Star team. Career saves leader Trevor Hoffman of Milwaukee and Pittsburgh left-hander Zach Duke were picked to replace National League ...

Sox show firepower

Boston Globe - Adam Kilgore - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first half of the Red Sox season ended the way it began, bristling with justified promise as Josh Beckett ruled the mound at Fenway Park, his blank face betraying his supremacy.
Beckett gets career No. 100 Philadelphia Daily News

Obama Pressed to Get Health-Care Plan Back on Track in Congress

Bloomberg - Kristin JensenEdwin Chen - ‎3 hours ago‎
July 13 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama, after a week of diplomacy abroad, now faces the possible derailment of his top priority at home, the overhaul of the health-care system.

US to spend another $1 billion on flu vaccine

Reuters - Maggie Fox - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - The United States will spend another $1 billion on ingredients for an H1N1 vaccine, US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sunday.

Study may prompt rethink on schizophrenia drugs

Reuters - Ben Hirschler - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Schizophrenia patients given a cheap older drug are less likely to die prematurely than people on newer treatments, despite the older product's well-known adverse side effects, Finnish researchers said on Monday.

Cranes collapse in India at failed bridge site

CNN - ‎19 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- At least three cranes collapsed at a New Delhi metro rail construction site Monday, a day after a subway bridge collapsed at the same location and killed at least five people.

Deadly blast in Pakistani village

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nine people, including seven children, have died in a blast at a village in Pakistan's southern Punjab province, hospital officials say.

Honduras lifts curfew 2 weeks after military coup

The Associated Press - Juan Zamorano - ‎37 minutes ago‎
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Hondurans enjoyed their first night of unfettered freedom in two weeks after the interim government lifted a curfew imposed following the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.
Why Honduras Sent Zelaya Away Wall Street Journal