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Despite government's more assertive role, Obama faces hurdles in oil spill

MiamiHerald.com - Margaret Talev, Marisa Taylor - ‎9 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his team are tantalizingly close to their first major success in plugging BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after nearly three months of confounding setbacks.
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3 dead in New Mexico business shooting, police say

CNN - Melanie Whitley - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Some 85 employees who were inside the building at the time of the shooting were interviewed before being released.
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Somali Militants Claim Uganda Bomb Attacks

Voice of America - Alisha Ryu - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Al-Qaida's affiliate in Somalia, al-Shabab, has taken responsibility for two separate bombings late Sunday in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
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Cavs owner defends stance on LeBron

The Associated Press - Tom Withers - ‎1 hour ago‎
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he "strongly" disagrees with Jesse Jackson's criticism of his recent comments about superstar LeBron James.

Audio of Actor Mel Gibson Purportedly Threatening Ex-Girlfriend Released

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two unauthenticated audio tapes of actor Mel Gibson threatening his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva using racial slurs and profanity have been released.

Consumer Reports knocks iPhone 4 for reception issues

Macworld - Dan Moren - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Despite Apple's claims that the iPhone 4's reception problems are merely related to a faulty algorithm, other parties aren't so sure.

Roman Polanski: Is his legacy affected?

Entertainment Weekly - Dave Karger - ‎1 hour ago‎
By now you've all certainly heard the news that Roman Polanski is a free man, thanks to Switzerland's decision not to extradite him to the United States to face the criminal justice system regarding his 33-year-old conviction for having ...

Mixed review for South Africa's Cup

FOXSports.com - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Nick Webster has been the voice of the Barclays Premier League, FIFA World Cup's and UEFA European Championships in America since 2001.

Will Google's DIY Apps Boost the Lagging Android Market?

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
Have you ever had a great idea for a smartphone application, but lacked the technical know-how to create it? Then you might you want to check out App Inventor beta, Google's new Web-based Android app-making tool that lets anyone build a smartphone ...

Snowe says she will vote for financial regulations

The Associated Press - Jim Kuhnhenn - ‎11 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine says she will vote to overhaul financial regulations, pushing the legislation to the verge of final passage and a victory for President Barack Obama.

Microsoft Lines Up Partners For Azure Cloud-Computing Products

Wall Street Journal - Roger Cheng, Jeanette Borzo - ‎2 hours ago‎
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Monday it had lined up a host of well-known customers and partners for its Azure cloud computing system, the latest indication companies are embracing remotely located ...

Health Buzz: Will Avandia Be Yanked Off the Market?

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Food and Drug Administration will meet this week to decide the fate of the blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia, US News's Deborah Kotz reports.

Harvey Pekar: In His Own Words

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian, Rick Marshall - ‎1 hour ago‎
"American Splendor" author Harvey Pekar died early Monday (July 12) at the age of 70, leaving behind a voluminous exploration of his grumpy musings and everyman life experiences, his anxieties and his ...

Israel admits flotilla 'mistakes'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Israeli military inquiry into the naval raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla says commandos were under-prepared and mistakes were made at a senior level.

Alcoa sets a cautiously positive tone for earnings season

MarketWatch - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Alcoa Inc. kicked off the second-quarter earnings parade Monday with a modestly bullish summary of the global aluminum market.

You've Been Cleared, Now Quit, Sarkozy Tells a Minister

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎41 minutes ago‎
PARIS - In an effort to put allegations of illegal political donations behind him, President Nicolas Sarkozy went on national television Monday evening and urged his embattled labor minister, Éric Woerth, to quit as treasurer of ...

Higher vitamin E intake tied to lower dementia risk

msnbc.com - ‎35 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who get plenty of vitamin E in their diets may have a somewhat lower risk of developing dementia than those who consume less of the nutrient, a study published Monday suggests.

A Derby downer? Don't tell Nick Swisher, Miguel Cabrera and Co.

USA Today - Peter Barzilai - ‎2 hours ago‎
ANAHEIM -- Since it started in 1985, the Home Run Derby has featured MVP Award winners, members of the 500, 600 and 700 home run club, Hall of Famers and, as of tonight, Nick Swisher and Chris Young.

Angelina Jolie Dishes On Her 'Private Self'

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian, Josh Horowitz - ‎2 hours ago‎
'Maybe that's why I liked it so much, getting to play this character,' she tells MTV News of her complex 'Salt' role.

First lady touts anti-childhood obesity initiative

The Associated Press - Bill Draper - ‎2 hours ago‎
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A child obesity epidemic fed by fast food, sugary drinks and too much television threatens to create the first generation of American youths who live shorter lives than their parents, Michelle Obama said Monday.

Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Just Doesn't Get It

People Magazine - Eunice Oh, Ken Lee - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 90-day jail sentence should be a wake-up call for Lindsay Lohan but she still isn't fully aware of her dire situation, according to a lawyer who sat down with the actress over the weekend.

Obama's task for midterm elections: recapture 2008 magic

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a bid to minimize defeat, Democrats are strategically deploying the president to re-energize voters even as his job approval rating has dwindled.

Credit Is Loosening for Small Business: Fed's Duke

CNBC - Michelle Lodge - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP Credit is gradually loosening up for small businesses, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke told CNBC Monday. “What's happening in the credit cycle is that banks are moving now from looking at collection problems to putting more loans on their ...


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