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Sherrod's steadfast motto: 'Let's work together'

CNN - Jim Kavanagh - ‎32 minutes ago‎
After her father was shot to death by a white man, "I decided to stay in the South and work for change," Shirley Sherrod said.
CBS News - NPR - Bloomberg - Wikipedia: Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

Financial reform law: What's in it and how does it work?

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Grier - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama signed a sweeping financial reform bill into law Wednesday giving the federal government new powers to regulate Wall Street.
Voice of America - MiamiHerald.com - Boston Globe - AFP

Oil Companies Plan Rapid Response System to Gulf Spills

New York Times - Jad Mouawad - ‎2 hours ago‎
Four large oil companies are committing $1 billion to set up a rapid response system to deal with oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico's deep waters.
Wall Street Journal - The Associated Press - MarketWatch - AFP

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Kate Major Claims Michael Lohan Michael Lohan Attacked Her

OK! Magazine - Brittany Talarico - ‎59 minutes ago‎
While Michael Lohan is focused on his incarcerated daughter Lindsay Lohan, his fiancée is busy turning him in to the feds. Kate Major allegedly filed a report claiming Michael physically attacked her during an altercation.

Asia DayAhead: BlackRock Falls on Client Withdrawals After BGI Acquisition

Bloomberg - Tim Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said central bankers “remain prepared” to act as needed to aid growth even as they get ready to eventually raise interest rates from almost zero and shrink a record balance sheet.

Sarah Palin reported doubtful on Bristol's marriage

Reuters - Brian Snyder, Jill Serjeant - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bristol Palin (R) stands with her boyfriend Levi Johnston during the arrival of US Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota September 3, 2008.

US to hit NKorea with more sanctions in August

The Associated Press - Robert Burns - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Tightening the screws on North Korea, the Obama administration said Wednesday it would expand and strengthen sanctions against the isolated regime and its nuclear weapons program, a tactic which in the past has been undercut by North ...

Senate vote ends GOP filibuster of extended jobless benefits

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The US Senate voted on July20, 60-40 to end a Republican-led filibuster of legislation that would extend unemployment benefits for an estimated 2.5 million Americans.

AIDS 2010: Local experts weigh in on progress against HIV

Seattle Times - Kristi Heim - ‎2 hours ago‎
News around this week's AIDS 2010 international conference has been coming fast and furious, with results showing a gel capable of blocking HIV, the promise of antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection, and earlier, the discovery of two naturally ...

Facebook tops half-billion users, wants your innermost thoughts

Register - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Facebook now has a half-billion active users, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday, and he's providing a new service to let each and every one of them "tell their own story.

McLane says 'nothing imminent' with Oswalt

MLB.com - Brian McTaggart - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO -- Astros owner Drayton McLane told MLB.com on Wednesday morning the club is not close to making any trades, despite published reports stating that the team had been in serious negotiations with the Phillies about a ...

UN: Aid convoys to Gaza don't help

Jerusalem Post - Jordana Horn - ‎34 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Aid convoys like the May 31 Gaza flotilla “are not helpful to resolving the basic economic problems in Gaza and needlessly carry the potential for escalation,” according to a briefing the UN under-secretary-general for ...

Flipboard launches 'social magazine' for iPad, struggles with demand

BetaNews - Ed Oswald - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Palo Alto, Calif. based Flipboard launched what it called the "first social magazine" for the iPad Wednesday, however it quickly found out that a much-hyped launch can lead to trouble in keeping the ...

Angelina Jolie in 'Salt' shakes up the standard spy thriller

USA Today - Claudia Puig - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By KC Bailey, Columbia Pictures By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY "I didn't do anything," mutters Angelina Jolie as the indestructible, mysterious CIA operative Salt, as she jumps off a bridge onto the roof of a moving car.

Ministers defend Lockerbie release amid US row

AFP - Alice Ritchie - ‎37 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Scottish ministers Wednesday defended their decision to free the Lockerbie bomber after renewed US anger over the release threatened to spoil the premier's first visit to the White House.

Glaxo Avandia Risk Explained in Harvard Study Outlining Less-Toxic Option

Bloomberg - Trista Kelley - ‎5 hours ago‎
Harvard University researchers discovered how GlaxoSmithKline Plc's diabetes drug Avandia works to prevent the illness, a step that may show the way to develop less-toxic drugs that are just as effective.

No decision yet on Bush's Heisman Trophy

ProFootballTalk - Mike Florio - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The folks at USC are sending back to Manhattan the replica of Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy. It remains to be seen whether the genuine article will be repossessed from Saints running back Reggie Bush.

Motorola Droid X: 5 Cool Accessories

PC World - ‎6 hours ago‎
Are you one of the lucky ones who snagged a Droid X at launch before they were all sold out? Maybe you're hoping to grab Motorola's newest Android phone from one of the Droid X secret stashes my colleague JR Raphael told you about.

Report: Alabama's Dareus declared ineligible after agent trip

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus has been declared ineligible after attending a party in Miami hosted by a sports agent, accoreding to a report by The Tuscaloosa News.

R136a1: Monster star too big to be true?

Christian Science Monitor - Pete Spotts - ‎1 hour ago‎
R136a1 could once have been 320 times as massive as the sun. That's twice as massive as scientists thought a star could be. Perhaps R136a1 is several stars close together, some say.

FDA panel says Avastin should not be marketed for breast cancer treatment

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee Tuesday recommended that the agency withdraw its marketing approval of the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin for treating breast cancer, concluding that new trials ...

Massachusetts Raises Concerns by Swapping State Curriculum for National Standards

FOXNews - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Massachusetts approved a plan Wednesday to scrap its state curriculum standards for national ones amid fierce opposition from critics who say the new guidelines will “erode” student achievement in a state that already churns out some of nation's ...

New Guidelines Seek to Cut Rate of Repeat C-Sections

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎1 hour ago‎
Most women who have had Caesarean sections can safely give birth the normal way later, studies have shown, but in recent years more and more hospitals, doctors and insurers have been refusing to let them even try, insisting on repeat ...

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