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The state of the health care debate

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Multiple health care proposals are being discussed on Capitol Hill, revised and refined into single proposals in the House and Senate.

Cambridge professor's arrest prompts frenzy of accusations, spin

Baltimore Sun - Dave Rosenthal - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the African-American scholar and author, has become a frenzy of accusations, recrimination and good old political spin.

Palin departing office amid biting criticism

Seattle Times - Kim Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
In Alaska, wildlife metaphors tend to be as abundant as their flesh-and-blood counterparts, and Republican Gov. Sarah Palin has helped herself to them in explaining why she's stepping down today, barely halfway through her term.

Exiled Honduran leader promises border camp

The Associated Press - Morgan Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS MANOS, Nicaragua - Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya sought to increase pressure on his country's interim government, promising to camp out across the border in Nicaragua with his supporters and urging Washington to slap tough sanctions on ...

Large turnout for election in Iraqi Kurdistan

Los Angeles Times - Liz Sly - ‎3 hours ago‎
Election workers count ballots in the city of Irbil in the semiautonomous Kurdistan region. Many voters welcome the possibility that the Change list will provide a strong opposition voice in the 111-seat legislature.

LA joins worldwide rallies in support of Iranian demonstrators

Los Angeles Times - Axel Koester - ‎3 hours ago‎
At a rally at UCLA, photos of Iranians killed during demonstrations are displayed. Another rally took place in front of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard.

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NJ mayor's arrest puts spotlight on historic city

The Associated Press - Larry NeumeisterBeth DeFalco - ‎9 hours ago‎
HOBOKEN, NJ - Even in the state of "The Sopranos" and "On the Waterfront," where corruption seems institutionalized, the arrest of a neophyte mayor in office a mere three weeks stands out.

Lobbyists had say during California budget talks

Sacramento Bee - Kevin Yamamura - ‎1 hour ago‎
For weeks, legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger negotiated California's budget solution behind closed doors. Throughout the process, lobbyists waited in Capitol hallways and by their telephones to discuss provisions they ...

Tough Issues Call for Sharper Teeth, Real Substance in Gov. Debates

Washington Post - Robert Mccartney - ‎7 hours ago‎
HOT SPRINGS, Va., July 25 The first debate in the high-profile race to be Virginia's next governor proved to be spirited and sharp but also well mannered.
Candidates spar on road plans Staunton News Leader

Microsoft finalizes Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 code

TMCnet - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Network World Middle East Via Acquire Media newsedge) Microsoft finalized the code for its Windows 7 client OS and Windows Server 2008 R2, sending both products to manufacturing on schedule.

Car owners to be offered up to $4500 for 'guzzlers'

Greenville News - Jenny Munro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Consumers interested in junking their old gas-guzzling vehicles and buying a new model that gets better fuel mileage will have government help for the next three months or so.

Earnings Reports Give Stocks Big Boost

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
US stocks rose last week, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average with its best two weeks since 2000, as companies beat profit estimates and an increase in home resales signaled an economic recovery may be underway.

Thousands see astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Hornet

San Francisco Chronicle - Corey Paul - ‎2 hours ago‎
Thousands packed onto the aircraft carrier Hornet on Saturday to hear Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin describe his experience as the second man on the moon - a desolate place, he said, where the air was so thin he felt like a kangaroo as he bounced on the surface.

Jupiter's black eye is telling

Kansas City Star - Dennis OverbyeDavid Pearlman - ‎4 hours ago‎
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Jupiter's impact feature (dark spot) left after the King of Planets collided with an object.

This Week in Crave: Apple v. Palm, Round 2

CNET News - Erica Ogg - ‎19 hours ago‎
Another week comes to a close, and surely you missed some stuff. Here's a sample of some of our favorite things from Crave from the last five days.

Monthly allowances for Jackson's mother, children will be urged

Los Angeles Times - Harriet Ryan - ‎6 hours ago‎
Court papers say administrators of the superstar's estate believe Katherine Jackson 'has no other sources of income currently available other than Social Security income.

Comic-Con: Full 'Iron Man 2' Panel Report

MTV.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
You've turned the page to the place where panels and popcorn meet. From coverage of comic-inspired flicks to that buzzed-about graphic novel that's being primed for the big-screen, you'll find it all here at MTV's Splash Page.

'Alice In Wonderland' Director Tim Burton Gets Upstaged By Johnny Depp

MTV.com - Larry CarrollJosh Horowitz - ‎15 hours ago‎
SAN DIEGO - On Thursday at Comic-Con, legendary filmmaker Tim Burton took to the stage in front of 6000 screaming fans to unveil dazzling new 3-D footage from his upcoming "Alice in Wonderland" ...

Henderson's mouth matches Hall of Fame skills

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
COOPERSTOWN, NY - It's tempting to recall Rickey Henderson a walking contradiction, until, that is, you remember that Rickey preferred to run whenever and wherever possible.
Henderson's speech of a lifetime San Francisco Chronicle

Bullpen falters as Dodgers rally to beat Florida Marlins in 9th

MiamiHerald.com - Clark Spencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Marlins' bullpen blew a 3-1 lead and the Dodgers' Casey Blake hit a two-out, bases-loaded bloop walk-off single in the ninth inning to beat Florida on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
VENUE: Dodger Stadium CBSSports.com

Potential list of Halladay suitors is vast

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Roy Halladay has been linked to teams in every division, time zone and market size - of course, not the A's, who have dealt Matt Holliday to St.

Indonesia reports first death from H1N1 flu

Reuters - Karima AnjaniEd Davies - ‎3 hours ago‎
JAKARTA, July 26 (Reuters) - Indonesia has confirmed its first death linked to the H1N1 flu virus after a 6-year-old girl suffering from severe pneumonia died in Jakarta, the health ministry said.

Obama-Backed Proposal on Medicare May Save $2 Billion, CBO Estimates

Washington Post - Michael D. ShearCeci Connolly - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Obama continued his campaign on behalf of health-care reform Saturday by focusing his radio and Internet address on the impact of insurance costs on small businesses.

Taming the Cost Drivers: Some Suggestions

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Washington Post's online panel Health Care Rx provides a forum for experts to offer real-world insights into how to improve health care.

Mexico police arrest 4 in death of US border agent

The Associated Press - Gillian FlaccusMark Stevenson - ‎44 minutes ago‎
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Police in Mexico have announced the arrests of four men in connection to the killing of a US Border Patrol agent as their counterparts in the United States search hospitals for suspects possibly wounded in the first such shooting ...

Harry Patch dies at 111; last British army veteran of World War I

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Poppies fall around British World War I veteran Harry Patch in October 2007 at the launch of the Royal Britich Legion Poppy Appeal.

Britain 'should approach Hamas'

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The UK government has come under rising pressure from MPs to start making contact with Palestinian group Hamas. A Foreign Affairs Committee report also said it was "regrettable" UK-supplied military items were "almost certainly" used by Israel in the ...