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New York Daily News - - 11 minutes ago
Frank McCourt, author of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes," detailing a childhood of Irish squalor and eventual New York salvation, died Sunday.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, left, with McCourt and his wife, Ellen Entertainment Weekly
A Storyteller Even as a Teacher New York Times
Wall Street Journal - - 1 hour ago
Forty years after astronauts set foot on the moon, America's space program is struggling to find decisive leadership, clear-cut goals and consistent public support.
Aim for Mars, Apollo 11 crew says USA Today
Where were you when Apollo 11 landed? Not born yet The Associated Press
Reuters - - 56 minutes ago
KABUL (Reuters) - A helicopter belonging to the NATO-led force crashed on Monday on a airfield in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, an alliance official said, a day after a similar crash killed 16 people there.
NATO: Fighter jet crashes at Afghan base The Associated Press
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July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said he needs more time to resolve the political stalemate in Honduras as he warned of a possible civil war if an agreement to end the three-week crisis isn't reached soon.
The U.S. Steers Left on Honduras Wall Street Journal
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as part of her five-day visit to the country.
India set to sign arms pact with US Aljazeera.net
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Nurmen Met held photographs of his sons, 19 and 21, who he said had been taken by riot officers as they entered the public bathhouse his family owns.
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July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers in California, which has paid bills with IOUs for three weeks, say they may be one negotiating session away from an agreement to close the state's $26 billion ...
California budget talks postponed USA Today
California budget agreement delayed as 'wires crossed' in Sacramento San Jose Mercury News
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Senator Lindsey Graham, the engaging South Carolina Republican, lectured the Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor last week that if he had made a comment like hers that a “wise Latina woman” often reaches better ...
Sotomayor: Put high court on TV USA Today
'Empathy' Takes a Knock in Confirmation Hearings Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times - - 6 hours ago
This frame grab taken from Internet video reportedly posted by Taliban militants shows a captive US soldier whom US military officials identified as Private Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho.
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July 20 (Bloomberg) -- CIT Group Inc., the 101-year-old commercial finance company seeking to ward off bankruptcy, may announce an agreement for $3 billion in financing from bondholders as soon as today, ...
CIT Is Said to Obtain Urgent Loan to Prevent Bankruptcy New York Times
Reuters - - 55 minutes ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks outside Japan rose on Monday to their highest level since the dark days following Lehman Brothers' collapse in September while the US dollar fell, as strong company earnings encouraged investors to ...
China Pacific Revives Plans for a Listing in Hong Kong Wall Street Journal
Asian markets gain as investors eye earnings, CIT The Associated Press
Bloomberg - - 33 minutes ago
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Human Genome Sciences Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc said their experimental lupus drug reduced patients' symptoms in a yearlong study, raising hope of the first new therapy in more than 50 years ...
Benlysta Effective in Some Lupus Sufferers BusinessWeek
Reuters - - 4 hours ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. July 18 (Reuters) - Two US astronauts left the International Space Station on Saturday for a spacewalk to prepare the last piece of Japan's Kibo laboratory for installation on the orbital complex.
Astronauts deal with flooded toilet in orbit The Associated Press
TG Daily - - 14 minutes ago
Chicago (IL) - Toshiba may finally concede in the high-def disc format war if we believe a media report claiming that the company may roll out its first Blu-ray player before the end of the year.
InformationWeek - - 3 hours ago
Last week, some users of the Amazon Kindle reader got a nasty surprise. If they had purchased either Orwell's Animal Farm or 1984, Amazon had deleted it from their Kindle and (how considerate) refunded the purchase price to the user's account.
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This week's episode of True Blood is all about finding your other half. Sam meets another shifter, Sookie continues to bother another telepath, Jason finally gets some loving this season, and there are plenty of new vampires around, including Eric's ...
'True Blood': Jason's bathtub love; Sookie to Bill: 'You have a ... Entertainment Weekly
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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" sold $159.7 million worth of tickets in the US and Canada from Wednesday through Sunday, exactly $20 million more than the last installment, “ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” did in its first five ...
'Potter' nears $160 million in first 5 days San Francisco Chronicle
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File photo by Mike Brown, Florida Today, via AP By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY A fan of the future, Walter Cronkite relished the adventure of space exploration, say astronauts, scientists and historians, marking his passing just three days before the 40th ...
Video: Clinton Remembers Cronkite CBSNewsOnline
28 Years After Retirement, Anchorman Goes Off the Air New York Times
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Boston Herald - - 41 minutes ago
TORONTO - More than halfway through the season, the Red Sox [team stats] have yet to find an answer at the leadoff position. Jacoby Ellsbury [stats] began the year at the top spot, but even as he compiled a 22-game ...
Halladay wows Toronto fans ... for final time? FOXSports.com
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CARSON, Calif. - Boos rained down and fans sent negative messages with their homemade signs. Things sure got ugly when David Beckham came back to town.
Galaxy, AC Milan tie in friendly MLS - Major League Soccer
David Beckham booed in LA return Boston Herald
New York Times - - 4 hours ago
Even without government involvement, demand for circumcision has surged over the last year in Orange Farm, South Africa. By CELIA W. DUGGER ORANGE FARM, South Africa - Young men have flocked by the thousands to this clinic for circumcisions, ...
Alarming Africa male gay HIV rate BBC News
South Africa tests AIDS vaccine The Associated Press
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Health Secretary Andy Burnham will outline plans for a swine flu advice service later amid criticism government in-fighting delayed its launch.
Got swine flu? Tweet it San Jose Mercury News
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON - It's probably never a bad time to be rich. But the good times for America's wealthy could soon be a little less so.
Sebelius: Taxing rich for health 'legit' United Press International
Q&A: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tackles healthcare overhaul questions Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours ago
(07-19) 20:10 PDT Washington -- From the day they took office, President Obama and his economic advisers have insisted that reforming health care, which consumes $1 of every $6 spent in the United States, is central to fixing the nation's fiscal ...
RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care The Associated Press
Health Bill Might Direct Tax Money to Abortion New York Times
Ha'aretz - - 2 hours ago
Who is to blame for the latest dispute with the United States over the new neighborhood going up in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah area?
'Ma'aleh Adumim, Gilo are no different' Jerusalem Post
New York Times - 4 hours ago
By AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The operator of a light-rail train that crashed here, injuring dozens of passengers as well as the operator, came under scrutiny on Sunday as federal investigators tried to figure out why he turned off the automatic controls ...
Video: Two Light Rail Trains Collide CBSNewsOnline
NTSB investigates Muni Metro crash San Francisco Chronicle