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Panel hits NY's Rangel with ethics violations

USA Today - Fredreka Schouten, John Fritze - ‎45 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A House ethics subcommittee Thursday charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel with ethics violations, a blow to the veteran Democrat roughly 100 days before crucial midterm congressional ...
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Gulf storm threatens efforts to plug spill

Reuters - Kristen Hays, Anna Driver - ‎25 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc oil spill workers in the Gulf of Mexico prepared for a possible evacuation on Thursday as a tropical storm threatened more delays in attempts to end the environmental disaster.
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President Obama signs six-month extension of emergency unemployment benefits

Washington Post - Lori Montgomery - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama signed a six-month extension of emergency jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed on Thursday, restoring aid to nearly 3 million people whose checks have been cut off since the program expired in early June.
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Samantha Ronson Visits Lindsay Lohan in Jail

People Magazine - Eunice Oh, Ken Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
A day after Lindsay Lohan's mom Dina, sister Ali and business manager Lou Taylor visited her in jail, the actress got to see another familiar face: ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

No ruling in hearing over Arizona immigration law

Reuters - Joshua Lott, David Schwartz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Maria Uribe (C) and Giorgina Sanches (L) sing with other demonstrators as they protest against Arizona's controversial immigration law outside the US District Court in Phoenix July 22, 2010.

Windows Upgrade Helps Microsoft to a Record Quarter

New York Times - Ashlee Vance - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft rumbled to record sales in its last quarter with its Windows and Office franchises performing like faithful old friends.

Paul's Landing With the Knicks Soon Is Unlikely

New York Times - Howard Beck - ‎1 hour ago‎
The murmurs and musings have burgeoned into a fully formed, substantive and fascinating drama: Chris Paul, one of the NBA's top point guards, wants to be traded out of New Orleans.

Will Ruling on Kosovo Entice Other Regions to Declare Independence?

Voice of America - Andre de Nesnera - ‎54 minutes ago‎
A decision on Kosovo's independence by the United Nations highest court could have ramifications for other countries. The United Nations International Court of Justice in The Hague, or ICJ, has ruled that Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from ...

Experts Urge Earlier AIDS Treatment

Wall Street Journal - Ron Winslow - ‎5 hours ago‎
VIENNA—Despite its notorious reputation, the virus that causes AIDS doesn't infect the human body easily, and HIV's difficulties point to potential prevention and treatment methods, according to a growing body of research.

Dell to Pay $100 Million Settlement

New York Times - Edward Wyatt - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Dell and several of its executives, including its founder, Michael S. Dell, agreed Thursday to pay more than $100 million in penalties to settle charges of disclosure accounting fraud filed by the Securities and Exchange ...

Each Facebook User Worth $50 to the Company

Tom's Guide - Jane McEntegart - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook six and a half years ago, in February of 2004, from his Harvard dorm room. Yesterday, he confirmed that 500 million people are using Facebook to stay connected.

Justin Bieber To Guest-Star On 'CSI' Season Premiere

MTV.com - Kelley L. Carter - ‎2 hours ago‎
CBS is about to get a lot more dreamy. The perfectly coifed teen dream that is Justin Bieber just inked a deal to guest-star in the season premiere of "CSI," according to E! Online.

Cowboys sign top pick Bryant

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Dez Bryant on a five-year, $11.8 million contract, with $8.3 million guaranteed.

Movie review: Jolie is worth her 'Salt'

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The actress continues to prove she can handle guns, grenades and the bad guys even if the story line is implausible. Angelina Jolie is being hunted by her CIA peers in "Salt.

Democrats Call Off Effort for Climate Bill in Senate

New York Times - Carl Hulse, David M. Herszenhorn - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The effort to advance a major climate change bill through the Senate this summer collapsed Thursday even as President Obama signed into law another top Democratic priority - a bill to restore ...

Sister of Mel Gibson's ex under suspicion

Hollywood Reporter - Allison Hope Weiner - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Several sources confirm that Oksana Grigorieva's younger sister, Natalie, is suspected of having leaked the audio tapes to the online website and is currently being looked at by authorities.

Obama says USDA "jumped the gun" on Sherrod ouster

Reuters - Patricia Zengerle, Paul Simao - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to judgment when he dismissed a former government official over racism allegations, US President Barack Obama said in an interview on Thursday.

Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr quietly tie the knot

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 minutes ago‎
(Reuters!) - Supermodel Miranda Kerr, who was raised in an Australian country town, has married her Hollywood leading man, Orlando Bloom, just a month after the couple announced their engagement.

AT&T, 3M and UPS Advance

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎25 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK—Stocks climbed broadly following strong earnings from Caterpillar, 3M and United Parcel Service, while better-than-expected data on US existing-home sales and euro-zone economic activity also provided a boost.
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Vaginal Birth After C-Section? 4 Factors to Consider

U.S. News & World Report - Deborah Kotz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Pregnant women who have had a previous cesarean section may now be given the option of having a vaginal birth if doctors get on board with guidelines issued yesterday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

GM Spends $3.5 Billion For Lender To Subprime

New York Times - Nick Bunkley - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT - General Motors said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy a financing company, AmeriCredit, for $3.5 billion so it can lease more vehicles and increase sales to consumers with lower credit ratings.

Baseball Minor Leagues Will Test for HGH Immediately

New York Times - Michael S. Schmidt - ‎4 hours ago‎
Blood testing for human growth hormone will begin immediately in the minor leagues, Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, announced on Thursday.

Stocks Fall, Treasurys Up As Bernanke Outlook Gloomy

Wall Street Journal - Michael Casey - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke left investors disappointed after he painted a gloomy picture of the US economy but gave no indication that the Fed is preparing any new stimulus ...


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