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As Sotomayor and White House Avoid Ideology, Some on Left See ...

Washington Post - Amy GoldsteinPaul Kane - ‎5 hours ago‎
At her confirmation hearings Judge Sonia Sotomayor eluded efforts from both Democrats and Republicans to draw out statements of liberal thought.

Police may have found Jakarta bomber's laptop

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesian police have recovered a laptop that they believe belonged to one of the bombers of Friday's twin hotel attacks in Jakarta, the country's official news agency said Sunday.

Obama: Health-care bill a must

Chicago Tribune - Noam N. Levey - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - -- President Barack Obama moved Friday to steady his campaign to overhaul health care, sending Congress a new proposal for curbing costs and taking to the airwaves to encourage Democrats laboring to ...

Zelaya accepts proposal; opposition not ready

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CNN) -- Delegates for deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya have agreed to a seven-point proposal that would return him to power.

Clinton seeks to narrow gap with India on climate

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
MUMBAI - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Sunday due in the Indian capital hoping to narrow a wide gap with her hosts on fighting climate change ahead of a high-stakes conference later in the year.

Carla Bruni performs at Nelson Mandela birthday concert

Times Online - James Bone - ‎2 hours ago‎
Carla Bruni may be the First Lady of France, but she had no chance of becoming the First Diva at Saturday's exuberant Nelson Mandela birthday concert in New York.

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Probe begins in Calif. rail crash that hurt dozens

The Associated Press - Tim Reiterman - ‎56 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities are investigating mechanical and human errors as possible causes of a collision between two San Francisco light-rail trains that has left several dozen people injured.

House Panel to Investigate Canceled CIA Program

Washington Post - Paul KaneJoby Warrick - ‎16 hours ago‎
The House intelligence committee announced yesterday it will investigate the cia's handling of its secret al-Qaeda assassination program, including whether Vice President Richard B. Cheney improperly intervened to stop the ...

California finds pot is a huge cash cow

Seattle Times - Marcus WohlsenLisa Leff - ‎1 hour ago‎
Since California became the first to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, the weed the federal government puts in the same category as heroin and cocaine has become a major economic force.

CIT in talks with bondholders, as bankruptcy looms

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CIT Group Inc was in talks with a bondholder group on Saturday, as the lender tried to hammer out a rescue financing deal before markets opened and avoid bankruptcy, a source close to the situation said.

Banks with bailout funds say loans rise: survey

Reuters - David LawderTodd Eastham - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 80 percent of the US banks that received federal bailout funds said the money had helped them increase lending or avoid a drop in lending as the recession worsened earlier this year, according to a new survey released ...

Earnings, Economic Reports Boost Stocks

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
US stocks rose, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest weekly gain since March, as Goldman Sachs Group and Intel beat analysts' estimates and reports on manufacturing and retail sales signaled the economy is improving.

Apollo 11 moon-landing anniversary: Bay Area events

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Today: NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain Viewis hosting "Moonfest 2009: From Apollo to LCROSS, and Beyond!" The event will focus on 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalks and NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) ...

Loud Static Plagues Latest Spacewalk

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Astronauts worked to install a porch for outside experiments on Japan's expansive space station lab Saturday, a major objective made more difficult by microphone static that often drowned out the spacewalkers' voices.

Amazon Deletes Orwell Books From Kindle: 1984 and Animal Farm Removed

Right Juris - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By Ryan In a move that is causing an uproar for Amazon Kindle owners Amazon has unilaterally removed books previously purchased by Kindle owners.

Cronkite the 'standard' for broadcasters

Chicago Tribune - Frazier Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK -- Presidents, astronauts and colleagues on Saturday paid tribute to Walter Cronkite, the iconic face of television journalism to generations of Americans.

New airline offers flights just for pets

Detroit Free Press - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Pet Airways started service last week and is flying pets to and from Baltimore/Washington International; Midway in Chicago; Rocky Mountain Airport in Broomfield, Colo.

Harry Potter brings in another $26.8 million at Friday's box office

Entertainment Weekly - Nicole Sperling - ‎15 hours ago‎
There's no slowing down Harry Potter. The boy wizard's sixth installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, grossed an additional $26.8 million on Friday, bringing its three-day total to an impressive $107 million.

Live - The Open

BBC Sport - Sam Lyon - ‎55 minutes ago‎
To get involved use 606 or text us your comments on 81111. (Not all contributions can be used; texts charged at your usual rate) By Sam Lyon From jds3112 on 606: "The manner of Tom Watson's performance means win or lose he MUST be BBC's Sports Overseas ...

TOUR DE FRANCE American Hincapie misses yellow jersey

San Francisco Chronicle - American Hincapie - ‎1 hour ago‎
On the eve of the biggest stage yet in the 96th Tour de France, a bizarre turn of events Saturday afternoon shone the spotlight away from Lance Armstrong.

Rookie quiets Red Sox

Boston Herald - Sean McAdam - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - Familiarity breeds contempt, goes the old saying. In baseball, though, unfamiliarity isn't much better. Most Red Sox [team stats] hitters couldn't pronounce Toronto Blue Jays starter Marc Rzepczynski's name yesterday.

US study: New flu inefficient in attacking people

Foster's Daily Democrat - Randolph E. Schmid - ‎15 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - With swine flu continuing to spread around the world, researchers say they have found the reason it is - so far - more a series of local blazes than a wide-raging wildfire.

Lawmakers fight extra tax to pay for health care

Poughkeepsie Journal - Brian Tumulty - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - A growing number of House Democrats, including some members of the New York delegation, oppose imposing an income tax surcharge to pay for health-care reform.

The Health Care Reform Air War Blitz

ABC News - John Hendren - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some are whimsical, like the ad in which a clipboard toting bureaucrat literally stands between doctor and patient. Others instill fear, like the one in which a Canadian warns, "If I'd relied on my government for health care, ...

NEW: Man taken in custody by Tennessee authorities in six slayings

CNN - ‎9 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- "A gruesome scene" is how one investigator described the aftermath of five killings in Tennessee. A sixth body was found in Alabama.

Taliban releases video of captured US soldier

AFP - ‎31 minutes ago‎
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The Taliban has released a 28-minute video showing a US soldier reportedly captured by the hard-line Islamist group in Afghanistan last month, officials and witnesses said.

Iran's Ex-President Criticized for Comments About Election

New York Times - Robert F. Worth - ‎10 hours ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Several prominent Iranian conservative figures and hard-line newspapers offered sharp criticism on Saturday of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who delivered a speech on Friday that assailed the ...