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Mass. has lessons for health care debate

USA Today - Richard Wolf - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Josh T. Reynolds for USA TODAY By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY BOSTON - The state that pioneered health care for all is about to take another leap into the unknown: paying for it.

Fierce debate continues over Gates' arrest

Baltimore Sun - Elizabeth Mehren - ‎53 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - Blogs exploded Wednesday with people eager to weigh in on issues of race, class and police harassment and talk radio made room for little else as the Boston region buzzed with discussions about Harvard's ...

North Korea calls Clinton vulgar, unintelligent

Washington Post - Jonathan ThatcherDavid Fox - ‎35 minutes ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, bristling at being described by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as behaving like an unruly child, responded in kind Thursday, calling her vulgar and less then clever.

New Honduran proposal on table

CNN International - ‎5 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Costa Rican President Oscar Arias presented an updated proposal to end the Honduran political crisis, but its adoption seemed unlikely, as one side described the talks as "failed" and the other asked for more time.

Mumbai suspect trial to proceed

BBC News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The trial of the main suspect in the Mumbai (Bombay) attacks will continue despite his change of plea to guilty, the judge has ruled.

Thai security destroy motorcycle near conference

The Associated Press - ‎51 minutes ago‎
PHUKET, Thailand - Security forces guarding an Asian security conference on this resort island Thursday destroyed a motorcycle they suspected was loaded with explosives.

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California lawmakers to vote on budget deal Thursday

Reuters - Jim ChristieCarol Bishopric - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers will vote on Thursday on a budget deal between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and their leaders that balances the state's books by closing an historic $26.3 billion shortfall, largely with ...
State budget deal back on track San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Citizen Admits al Qaeda Ties

Wall Street Journal - Amir EfratiSuzanne Sataline - ‎4 hours ago‎
A US citizen pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempting to kill American soldiers overseas and providing material support to al Qaeda, including information about the New York transit system, ...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Senate turns away gun measure

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly defeated an effort to allow gun-permit holders to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The 58-39 vote fell short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.
Senate kills concealed-weapons bill San Francisco Chronicle

Porsche Chief Executive Steps Down

New York Times - Chris Nicholson - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS - In a sign that the long tug of war between Volkswagen and Porsche is almost over, the sports car maker announced early Thursday that Wendelin Wiedeking, Porsche's longstanding chief executive, would step down, clearing the ...

Credit Suisse Reports $1.5 Billion Profit

New York Times - Julia WerdigierMark McDonald - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON - Improvement in its investment banking business led Credit Suisse to a second-quarter net profit of 1.6 billion Swiss francs, or $1.5 billion, the bank reported Thursday.

Hyundai Reports Record Profit

New York Times - Choe Sang-Hun - ‎55 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. outshined its global rivals by reporting a record quarterly profit on Thursday, as a weak won helped overseas sales and government incentives boosted domestic demand for cars.
Hyundai Net Profit Jumps 48% Wall Street Journal

For Some, Move To Windows 7 Will Be Tough

Wall Street Journal - Walter S. Mossberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
On October 22, Microsoft will finally release a new version of Windows that will be as good as the deeply disappointing Windows Vista should have been when it came out in January 2007.

Will Apple kill off the iPod Classic?

CNET News - David Carnoy - ‎11 hours ago‎
If you've read the stories on Apple's latest earnings, you may have noticed that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer took the time to break out the sales of each model in the iPod franchise, which is seeing year-over-year ...

Chinese authorities probe iPhone worker's death

CNET News - Jim Dalrymple - ‎13 hours ago‎
A Foxconn security official has been suspended and the case involving the apparent suicide of a worker who reportedly lost a prototype iPhone 4G has been handed over to Chinese authorities, according to a Bloomberg report Wednesday.

Officials probe Jackson's doctors in star's death

The Associated Press - Thomas WatkinsJuan A. Lozano - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Investigators looking into the death of pop star Michael Jackson have seized new information to analyze as they narrow their focus in what could become a criminal investigation.

Comic-Con '09: 18 Sneak Peeks

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
For the uninitiated, the convention started small and pure in 1970: Some 300 comic-book enthusiasts in San Diego gathered to celebrate the medium they loved.

Spiderman director takes on "World of Warcraft" movie

Reuters - Belinda GoldsmithDavid Fox - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Film director Sam Raimi brought Spider-Man to life on the big screen and now he is set to bring the orcs and dwarves from the hit role-playing fantasy videogame "World of Warcraft" to the big screen.
Spidey's pal will direct 'Warcraft' Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

With offense sinking, Sox drop fifth straight

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Nelson Cruz of the Rangers slides in safely to second base as the Red Sox' Nick Green tries to apply the tag in the fifth inning.

Manny's pinch-hit homer caps sweep

MLB.com - Ken Gurnick - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- It was one of those you've-got-to-be-kidding moments in the kind of game you'll never forget if you saw it and one worth claiming you saw it even if you didn't.
Dodgers' Ramirez scratched Kansas City Star

This sets the stage for something big

Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Admit it. With the Red Sox interested in acquiring a hitter, you had visions of Victor Martinez, Adrian Gonzalez, or Nick Johnson.

Manufacturers brewing new swine flu vaccine

The Associated Press - Lauran Neergaard - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Attention is shifting to the world's five leading flu vaccine makers: How fast are they really producing swine flu vaccine, and just how do they plan to test that it works?

Swine flu: how the national pandemic service will work

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
The National Pandemic Flu Service goes live on Thursday afternoon. Here is some information about the phone and internet facility: It is a telephone hot line manned by 1500 operators trained to help callers identify if they have swine flu, ...
Malaysia reports first swine-flu death Monsters and Critics.com

Federal Caution on Electronic Cigarettes

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that an analysis of leading brands of electronic cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without smoke, detected carcinogens and a chemical used in antifreeze that is toxic to humans.

Fort Lewis vendor fatally shot; attacker kills self

Seattle Times - Sanjay BhattCharles E. Brown - ‎1 hour ago‎
A retired soldier walked into the crowded main post exchange at Fort Lewis Wednesday morning and fatally shot a civilian woman and himself.

Ownership battle over 5-legged puppy goes to court

Boston Herald - Ely Portillo - ‎32 minutes ago‎
CHARLOTTE - Lilly, the five-legged puppy, may still end up in a New York freak show if John Strong gets his way. Strong, who owns a Coney Island exhibit featuring unusual animals, says he will file a lawsuit ...

Graham breaks from party's conservatives on Sotomayor

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, read books to children gathered at the Education Department in Washington yesterday as Education Secretary Arne Duncan listened.