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CBS's Towering Anchor Won a Country's Trust

Washington Post - Howard Kurtz - ‎2 hours ago‎
In an era before Twitter and cable, Walter Cronkite had singular influence. (Cbs Via Associated Press) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

Hunt on for Jakarta bomb plotters

BBC News - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Police in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, are studying DNA and other evidence to try to identify those behind the deadly attacks on two hotels on Friday.

Democrats Grow Wary as Health Bill Advances

New York Times - Robert PearDavid M. Herszenhorn - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Three of the five Congressional committees working on legislation to reinvent the nation's health care system delivered bills this week along the lines proposed by President Obama.

Clinton Begins India Visit Marking Mumbai Attacks

Bloomberg - Indira A.R. Lakshmanan - ‎35 minutes ago‎
July 18 (Bloomberg) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marked last year's terrorist attacks on Mumbai at the start of a visit to India meant to showcase trade and security ties and seek common ground on climate change and ...

PENPIX-Main players in Honduras coup crisis talks

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 18 (Reuters) - The two rivals in Honduras' political crisis -- deposed President Manuel Zelaya and the interim president installed by Honduras' Congress, Roberto Micheletti -- have agreed to a second round of talks in San Jose, Costa Rica, ...

Election Crisis Fuels Doubt, Cleric Says

Washington Post - Kay ArminThomas Erdbrink - ‎4 hours ago‎
Iranian pro-government worshipers at Friday prayers in Tehran wave posters of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Sotomayor wins 3 GOP senators' support

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Three Senate Republicans endorsed Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court on Friday, giving increased momentum to securing President Obama's choice a place on the high court by early August.
A lesson in Senate hearings Los Angeles Times

House Looks Into Secrets Withheld From Congress

New York Times - Mark MazzettiScott Shane - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee opened an investigation Friday into whether the Bush administration broke the law by not informing Congress about several classified programs, including efforts by the ...

Obama Delivers Speech at NAACP Centennial Convention

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
[*] OBAMA: Thank you. What an extraordinary night, capping off an extraordinary week, capping off an extraordinary 100 years at the NAACP.

Earnings to decide stocks' fate

Reuters - Edward Krudy - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings are set to take center stage again next week as more marquee US companies line up to report their quarterly scorecards and investors decide whether to keep pushing stocks higher.

JPMorgan, US Lenders Lean on Investment Banking for Profits

Bloomberg - Michael J. Moore - ‎2 hours ago‎
July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., the three biggest US lenders, reported a total of $10.2 billion in profits for the second quarter that relied on investment banking and asset ...

CIT Group's Banks Said to Weigh Bankruptcy Financing for Lender

Bloomberg - Pierre PauldenElizabeth Hester - ‎2 hours ago‎
JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley are talking with other banks about a debtor-in-possession loan, used to fund a company's operations after it seeks court protection from creditors, according to the ...

NASA orbiter offers images of moon landing sites

Los Angeles Times - John Johnson Jr. - ‎22 minutes ago‎
MOON SHOT: The Apollo 14 landing site in a photo released Friday with labels added by NASA. Two days before the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, the space agency releases the photographs of astronaut work sites.

Yahoo, Microsoft partnership deal near

San Francisco Chronicle - Verne Kopytoff - ‎3 hours ago‎
A mega partnership between Yahoo and Microsoft, nearly a year and a half in the making, may finally be nearing reality. The two technology giants are said to be close to finalizing a search advertising deal, according to AllThingsD.

The 1984 Kindle kerfuffle

CNET News - Peter GlaskowskyPeter N. Glaskowsky - ‎5 hours ago‎
Oh, for heaven's sake. Everyone from CNET to the New York Times is up in arms over Amazon's recent decision to remotely delete copies of two George Orwell novels it sold to Kindle owners on behalf of an independent publisher.

Loving Harry, Hogwarts and All

Washington Post - David Waters - ‎17 hours ago‎
"As 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' opens, we are once again reminded of the characteristics that make him something of a Christ figure," Connie Neal writes for the evangelical Christianity Today.

Mischa Barton's mysterious meltdown

Los Angeles Times - Elizabeth Snead - ‎7 hours ago‎
This week Mischa Barton was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under an involuntary psychiatric hold (also known as a 5150) by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The latest, three weeks after Michael Jackson's death:

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
-- Authorities have not ruled out homicide. Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Patrick Gannon told People magazine that Jackson's death "is considered undetermined at this point as to whether it was a homicide or accidental or some other cause of death.

BoSox's depth unmatched in baseball

FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Jon Paul Morosi is a national MLB writer for FOXSports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Birdies & Bogeys: Watson gets cheers; Poulter struggles

Los Angeles Times - Chuck Culpepper - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jon Super / AP Ian Poulter hits from a bunker at No. 6 on Friday during the second round of the British Open. As the crowd stood and roared on No.

Crosby's jack, Davis' dash lead A's

MLB.com - Adam Loberstein - ‎1 hour ago‎
OAKLAND -- Bobby Crosby hit a three-run home run and Rajai Davis scored from first on an errant pickoff attempt to lead the A's to a 7-3 win over the Angels Friday night.
Speed plays take A's past Angels San Jose Mercury News

Flu still spreading easily this summer

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mark Johnson - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Los Angeles Times, Journal Sentinel staff The pandemic swine flu virus unexpectedly is continuing to spread easily through the United States during the summer, and health authorities expect a bump in transmission in about six weeks, when school goes ...

House healthcare plan to add to deficit: analysts

Reuters - Richard CowanPeter Cooney - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping healthcare reform bill being pushed by Democrats in the US House of Representatives would increase already swollen federal budget deficits by $239 billion over 10 years, according to a government analysis released on ...

California: Lawsuit Over Regulation in Pornography

New York Times - Rebecca Cathcart - ‎6 hours ago‎
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit against county health officials, accusing them of failing to regulate condom use in the pornography industry to protect actors and actresses from ...

Pope Slips and Breaks Right Wrist on Vacation

New York Times - Rachel Donadio - ‎3 hours ago‎
ROME - Pope Benedict XVI fractured his right wrist in a fall early Friday morning while on vacation in northern Italy, the Vatican said.

Florida slayings investigation is 'like master's-level chess'

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
PENSACOLA, Florida (CNN) -- Investigators are making "very delicate moves" in probing the killings of a Florida couple known for adopting special-needs children, the local sheriff said Friday.

Lawmakers hopeful of solving Calif. shortfall

The Associated Press - Judy Lin - ‎1 hour ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers are close to striking a deal with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to solve the state's $26.3 billion budget deficit, leading Democrats said Friday after emerging from three hours of closed-door negotiations.