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Los Angeles Times - - 1 hour ago
Gerald Herbert / AP The Supreme Court nominee acknowledges her mother, Celina, during her Senate confirmation hearing. Sotomayor said in her opening remarks that her judicial philosophy was simple: “fidelity to the law.
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Los Angeles Times - - 2 hours ago
The agency had a plan after Sept. 11 for paramilitary forces to take out Al Qaeda figures overseas. Congress was never told. By Greg Miller Reporting from Washington -- The secret CIA program halted last month by Director Leon E. Panetta involved ...
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that tough negotiations on overhauling US healthcare lie ahead after some of his own Democrats rebelled but he expressed confidence a plan will be passed.
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Britain's armed forces have more than 500 helicopters, but fewer than 30 are being used in Afghanistan. The debate over helicopter shortages in the British armed forces is not a new one.
MoD budget for new helicopters falls by half since 2001 Telegraph.co.uk
Reuters - 55 minutes ago
BEIJING, July 14 (Reuters) - An official Chinese newspaper urged Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to take back remarks that genocide was being committed in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang, where rioting left at least 184 dead.
Al Qaeda vows revenge on China after riots Times Online
Chinese intellectuals call for release of Uighur The Associated Press
Bloomberg - - 6 hours ago
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- China agreed for the first time to punish senior North Korean government officials for defying United Nations resolutions barring nuclear and missile tests, China's deputy ambassador said.
Report: Kim Jong Il has pancreatic cancer CNN International
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PENSACOLA, Florida (CNN) -- A fourth suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a Gulf Coast couple known for adopting special-needs children, authorities said late Monday.
Judge doubles bond for Gonzalez Sr. Pensacola News Journal
Up to 8 people involved in Fla. couple's death The Associated Press
Salt Lake Tribune - - 4 hours ago
AP Washington » In a year of eye-popping numbers, add one more. The government's annual budget deficit has topped $1 trillion, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, inflation and the strength of the dollar.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who says she'll leave office at the end of the month, is already taking on one national issue, calling the Obama administration's plan to reduce greenhouse gases a threat to the US economy.
Palin 2.0 Hits The Market CBS News
Palin PAC brings in another $200000 since resignation Kansas City Star
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Goldman Sachs (GS Quote) executives sold almost $700 million worth of stock following the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September, the Financial Times reports.
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- CIT Group Inc., the century-old lender that's been unable to persuade the government to back its debt sales, is in “active discussions” with regulators about a rescue before $1 billion of ...
US Considers Rescue of Major Small-Business Lender Washington Post
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Jailed conman Bernard Madoff was “in transit” to the prison where he will begin serving his 150-year sentence, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman said yesterday.
Madoff Is Moved to A Prison in Butner, N.C. Wall Street Journal
Madoff on his way to the slammer CNNMoney.com
Los Angeles Times - - 3 hours ago
Everyone predicted Microsoft Corp. wouldn't take long to fire back against Google Inc.'s latest foray into its home turf. On Monday, Microsoft said it would offer a free version of its popular Office software suite that would run on the ...
Google vs. Microsoft: What You Need to Know Wired News
CNET News - - 7 hours ago
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--For the second day in a row, approaching thunderstorms near the Kennedy Space Center on Monday forced NASA managers to order another launch delay for the shuttle Endeavour's frustrated crew.
Bad weather foils shuttle launch BBC News
BusinessWeek - - 3 hours ago
On the day Microsoft (MSFT) unveiled the next version of its Office suite of productivity programs, company executives were hoping they could also generate buzz for the next version of the Windows operating system.
Microsoft: Windows 7 hasn't hit RTM yet Ars Technica
Microsoft denies Windows 7 RTM imminent Computerworld
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
After disappointing delays and countless previews, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth movie in the saga of the boy wizard, comes to theaters.
Review: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' Los Angeles Times
The Associated Press - 9 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" strutted to a first-place finish at the weekend box office with a $30.6 million debut.
Bruno cut for under-18 audiences BBC News
Entertainment Weekly - - 7 hours ago
Joe Jackson is stoking controversy again. The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson, who died of undetermined causes June 25 at age 50, told ABC News today that his son was not physically capable of performing the 50 shows slated for his This Is It ...
Jackson fans gather at O2 arena BBC News
MLB.com - - 1 hour ago
ST. LOUIS -- The most staggering sights of Monday night's State Farm Home Run Derby probably were those of the 503-foot moonshot hit by winner Prince Fielder, or that first-round ball into the fourth deck in left by runner-up ...
Fielder Upstages Pujols in Derby New York Times
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Despite helping assemble a team that went to the conference finals, Dale Tallon is out as Blackhawks general manager, Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago reported late Monday night.
Report: Hawks fire GM Tallon Chicago Tribune
The only real surprise: Tallon's exit didn't come sooner Chicago Daily Herald
MLB.com - - 2 hours ago
ST. LOUIS -- This has been Albert Pujols' town since about 2002, when he was the best player and MVP runner-up on a team that made an inspiring and engrossing run to the National League Central championship.
Pujols Prefers Not to Think About Numbers New York Times
Reuters - - 23 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying the new H1N1 virus is "unstoppable", the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said ...
Swine Flu? Don't Ask: Doctors Usually Can't Tell for Sure. Washington Post
More tests on swine flu victims BBC News
WebMD - - 10 hours ago
July 13, 2009 -- It has long been a cliche: the woman in childbirth screaming curse words at her husband. Now, there's scientific research that may explain why people in pain often use offensive language.
USA Today - - 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Most Americans say it's important to overhaul health care this year, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, but they are less enthusiastic about some of the proposals to pay for it.
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- After Hurricane Katrina, Regina Benjamin took only what her patients could afford to pay: bushels of oysters or lumps of Gulf Coast crab meat.
Obama taps former FAMU trustee to be surgeon general Tallahassee Democrat
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
KHAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pro-government tribesmen killed 23 militants in clashes in Pakistan's volatile northwest in the latest violence between tribal militias and Taliban insurgents, a government official said Tuesday.
Chicago Tribune - - 3 hours ago
Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday a $31 billion statewide construction program for crumbling roads, mass transit and schools that will be paid for by legalizing video poker, raising fees on ...
Ill. governor signs $31 billion construction plan Belleville News Democrat
Budget delay could protect political hides Chicago Daily Herald