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Governor, legislative leaders agree on $26.3 billion budget fix

San Jose Mercury News - Steven Harmon - ‎57 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO - More than two months of a tense standoff over ever-shrinking resources gave way late Monday to an agreement among the four legislative leaders and Gov.

Google Earth Adds Moon To Celebrate Apollo 11 Landing

InformationWeek - Thomas Claburn - ‎6 hours ago‎
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, Google on Monday released Moon in Google Earth, which allows users to explore lunar images and related lunar content.

Republicans Seek to Link Issue With Obama's Handling of the Economy

Washington Post - Perry Bacon Jr.Michael A. Fletcher - ‎3 hours ago‎
At Children's National Medical Center in Washington, President Obama holds a discussion with health-care providers Yewande Johnson, Kathleen Quigley and Joseph Wright.

Japanese PM dissolves parliament

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Japan dissolved its lower house of parliament Tuesday ahead of general elections in August. Prime Minister Taro Aso, a former foreign minister, became prime minister in September.

Suspect Stirs Mumbai Court by Confessing

New York Times - Vikas BajajLydia Polgreen - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rajanish Kakade/AP By VIKAS BAJAJ and LYDIA POLGREEN MUMBAI, India - The sole surviving gunman of the deadly rampage in Mumbai unexpectedly confessed in court here on Monday, adding his voice, matter-of-fact even as he spoke of opening fire into crowds ...

Four US troops killed in Afghanistan

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Four US troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday in what NATO's International Security Assistance Force said was a roadside bombing, according to a senior US official there.

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Reports on US Detention Policy Will Be Delayed

Washington Post - Peter Finn - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Obama administration is delaying completion of reports examining US detention and interrogation policy, officials said Monday, in a sign of the formidable issues it faces in grappling with how to handle terrorism suspects as it ...

Harvard professor Gates arrested

CNN - Deb Brunswick - ‎55 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- African-American scholar and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested last week on a charge of disorderly conduct after a confrontation with an officer at his home, according to a Cambridge, Massachusetts, police report.

US indictments target Mexico's Gulf cartel

Los Angeles Times - Richard Marosi - ‎4 hours ago‎
Among those on the list is the 'triumvirate' of the drug trafficking enterprise and its enforcement arm, the Zetas. They are accused of funneling cocaine and marijuana from South America into Texas.

CIT $3 Billion Rescue May Not Prove Permanent Cure for Lender

Bloomberg - Pierre PauldenCaroline Salas - ‎2 hours ago‎
July 21 (Bloomberg) -- CIT Group Inc.'s $3 billion financing pledge from bondholders may fail to shield the commercial lender from about $10 billion of debt maturing through next year, mounting loan ...

Bernanke says Fed won't fuel inflation

MarketWatch - Rex Nutting - ‎18 minutes ago‎
AMMAN, Jordan ( MarketWatch) -- The Federal Reserve will act decisively to prevent excess money growth from stirring up inflation once the economy recovers, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday in a commentary published in ...

Elan Quarterly Loss Unexpectedly Shrank on Tysabri

Bloomberg - Trista Kelley - ‎14 minutes ago‎
July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Elan Corp. said its second-quarter loss unexpectedly narrowed after the Irish drugmaker and partner Biogen Idec Inc. boosted sales of their Tysabri multiple sclerosis treatment.

Need Medical Marijuana? Yep, iPhone's Got an App For That

PC World - Chris Brandrick - ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple's App Store is never short of controversy, from shaking babies, to explicit racy content. The latest disputable app to be approved by Apple and hit the store is 'Cannabis,' an application that assists users in finding the nearest available ...

Microsoft aims at VM market with Linux kernel code offering

Ars Technica - Ryan Paul - ‎8 hours ago‎
Microsoft has contributed Hyper-V drivers to the Linux kernel in order to improve the performance of running virtualized Linux guests in a Windows host environment.

Jupiter Apparently Smacked by Rogue Object, New Images Reveal

Space.com - Tariq Malik - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jupiter has apparently been smacked again by a rogue object hurtling through space, new images from amateur astronomers and NASA reveal.

Chris Brown: Rihanna beating 'inexcusable

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Inside Track Rapper Chris Brown has issued a video mea culpa for the beat-down he put on Rihanna earlier this year. And somehow those snoops at TMZ.

Walter Cronkite

New York Times - Verlyn Klinkenborg - ‎2 hours ago‎
To most of us, most of the time, the news is something that happens to other people, the disembodied events of the day. It was Walter Cronkite's job to embody them for us, to give them presence in our lives.

Beastie Boy Yauch has 'treatable' cancer

Times Herald-Record - ‎47 minutes ago‎
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, musician Adam Yauch attends a Cinema Society hosted screening of "Synecdoche New York" in New York.

Vick Finishes His Sentence; Future is Cloudy

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Michael Vick, who served 18 months in a federal prison and an additional two months in home confinement for his role in a dogfighting operation, completed his sentence Monday, making him a free man.

Holliday leads biggest comeback ever

San Francisco Chronicle - Rusty Simmons - ‎1 hour ago‎
(07-20) 23:15 PDT -- What has been a particularly forgettable season for the A's was interrupted by one of the most memorable games in club history Monday night.
Holliday's 2 homers lift A's The Associated Press

Manny passes Mantle on home run list

MLB.com - David Ely - ‎33 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGLES -- Manny Ramirez moved past Mickey Mantle and took sole possession of 15th place on the career home run list with a two-run homer in the second inning of the Dodgers' 7-5 win over the Reds Monday night.
NL Capsules SI.com

Agencies to set up mass swine flu vaccinations

San Francisco Chronicle - Erin Allday - ‎2 hours ago‎
(07-20) 21:11 PDT -- Public health experts are gearing up for swine flu vaccinations this fall in what could be the largest mass-immunization campaign since the polio vaccine was introduced more than 50 years ago.

Treating HIV Earlier Could Save 76000 Lives in South Africa

Bloomberg - Simeon Bennett - ‎12 hours ago‎
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- HIV patients in developing nations should start treatment earlier than the World Health Organization recommends, a change that may save 76000 lives in South Africa alone, a new study found.

HGS Stock Up 277% On Lupus Results

Washington Post - Mike Musgrove - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Human Genome Sciences lab in Rockville. Benlysta, the company's experimental drug for lupus, passed a key test. (By Kevin Clark -- The Washington Post) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material ...

Rest Stops Taken Out of Service

Washington Post - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Eighteen highway rest stops in Virginia were scheduled to shut down Monday night, the latest step in the state's struggle to close a $2.6 billion shortfall in transportation revenues.

Gun Crazy in the Senate

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, the Senate is expected to vote on the latest assault on public safety in the name of gun ownership. Introduced as an amendment to the military's budget bill by Senator John Thune, a Republican of South Dakota, this radical measure would ...

China denies govt policies reason for Urumqi riots

AFP - ‎20 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - China's policies toward its ethnic minorities were not to blame for deadly riots this month by Muslim Uighurs and would not be adjusted as a result of the violence, the government said on Tuesday.