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Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Angela's Ashes ...

New York Daily News - Denis Hamill - ‎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.

Space Program Struggles for Direction

Wall Street Journal - Andy Pasztor - ‎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.

NATO helicopter crashes after take-off in Afghan south

Reuters - Sayed SalahuddinNick Macfie - ‎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.

Arias Wants More Time to Seek Honduras Accord, Warns of War

Bloomberg - Daniel Cancel - ‎48 minutes ago‎
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.

Clinton set to meet India leaders

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
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.

Countering Riots, China Rounds Up Hundreds

New York Times - Katharina Hesse - ‎1 hour ago‎
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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Schwarzenegger, Lawmakers to Resume Budget Talks Amid Progress

Bloomberg - Michael B. Marois - ‎1 hour ago‎
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 ...

Letter From Washington Life Lessons Should Count on Top Court

New York Times - Albert R. Hunt - ‎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 ...

Captors release video of us soldier who went missing in Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times - Greg MillerLaura King - ‎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.

CIT Said to Weigh $3 Billion Bondholder Funding Offer

Bloomberg - Pierre PauldenLinda Shen - ‎33 minutes ago‎
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, ...

Asia stocks hit 2009 high on earnings, CIT rescue

Reuters - Kevin Plumberg - ‎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 ...

Human Genome Science's Novel Lupus Drug Cuts Symptoms in Trial

Bloomberg - David OlmosLisa Rapaport - ‎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 ...

Astronauts head outside to install station addition

Reuters - Irene Klotz - ‎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.

Toshiba may surrender to Blu-ray, finally

TG Daily - Wolfgang Gruener - ‎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.

Do Bits Respect International Boundaries?

InformationWeek - Dave Methvin - ‎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.

'True Blood' Recap: A Viking, a Fawn and a Loofah

BuddyTV - ‎18 minutes ago‎
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 ...

'Harry Potter' charms the box office

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎1 hour ago‎
"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 ...

Walter Cronkite 'told the story of space'

USA Today - Dan Vergano - ‎2 hours ago‎
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 ...

MLB open in its admiration for Watson

MLB.com - Tom Singer - ‎1 hour ago‎
"It would have just been so incredible if it happened," said avid golfer John Smoltz. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com) By Tom Singer / MLB.

Top bat in order an issue for Red Sox

Boston Herald - Sean McAdam - ‎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 ...

Beckham confronts fan, gets booed in 1st home game

The Associated Press - Beth Harris - ‎15 minutes ago‎
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

South Africa Is Seen to Lag in HIV Fight

New York Times - Celia W. Dugger - ‎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, ...
South Africa tests AIDS vaccine The Associated Press

Burnham faces FluLine delay claim

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
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

Bad time to be rich? Only if you don't like taxes

The Associated Press - Stephen Ohlemacher - ‎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

Fiscal conservatives grumble over health bill

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 ...

Akiva Eldar / What Netanyahu wants from Obama's 'self-hating Jews'

Ha'aretz - Akiva Eldar - ‎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?

Train Operator Under Scrutiny After a Crash

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 ...
NTSB investigates Muni Metro crash San Francisco Chronicle