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Bernanke Feared a Second Great Depression

Wall Street Journal - Sudeep Reddy - ‎4 hours ago‎
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sunday said he engineered the central bank's controversial actions over the past year because "I was not going to be the Federal Reserve chairman who presided over the second ...

Sarah Palin hands over power in Alaska

Los Angeles Times - Kim Murphy - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, center, congratulate incoming Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. In her farewell speech, she admonished the media: “Our new governor has a very nice family too, so leave his kids alone.

White House Memo A Presidential Pitfall: Speaking One's Mind

New York Times - Peter BakerHelene Cooper - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - There is no owner's manual for the Oval Office, no school to learn how to be a president. Perhaps most challenging for any new president is learning how powerful that megaphone really is.

France's Sarkozy to leave hospital after dizzy spell

Reuters - Veronique TisonMatthew Jones - ‎57 minutes ago‎
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to leave hospital on Monday, having spent the night there to undergo cardiological tests after falling ill while jogging, a minister said on Monday.
Sarkozy recovering after collapse The Press Association

US Defence Secretary in Israel amid US peace push

AFP - ‎13 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Israel on Monday on a US push to jumpstart Middle East peace talks with Washington's peace envoy George Mitchell also on whistlestop regional tour.

China steel workers kill manager: report

AFP - ‎58 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - Chinese authorities have scrapped the takeover of a steel plant where workers killed a manager in fury at threatened job cuts, an official and state media said Monday.

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Opponents of health overhaul happy as bill drags

The Associated Press - Alan Fram - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - August means beaches and barbecues. And for some, a chance to rally the troops for this fall's health care showdown.

Sessions vows third GOP vote against Sotomayor

USA Today - Susan Page - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he will vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court in the committee vote scheduled for Tuesday.

Arm the Senate!

Washington Post - Ej Dionne, Jr - ‎4 hours ago‎
Isn't it time to dismantle the metal detectors, send the guards at the doors away and allow Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights by being free to carry their firearms into the nation's Capitol?
Washington digest: Senate blocks gun bill Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

Clinton, Geithner Call for Update of Ties With China

Bloomberg - Shamim AdamSteven McPherson - ‎4 hours ago‎
July 27 (Bloomberg) -- The US and China need to “update” their official ties and work together on the global economic crisis, climate change and security, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary ...

Ryanair Falls on Forecast for Annual Profit Towards `Lower End of ...

Bloomberg - Steven Rothwell - ‎21 minutes ago‎
July 27 (Bloomberg) -- Ryanair Holding Plc, Europe's largest low-cost airline, posted a fiscal first-quarter profit after its fuel costs tumbled.

Sichuan Expressway's Shares Almost Triple on Shanghai Debut

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bloomberg News July 27 (Bloomberg) -- Sichuan Expressway Co. almost tripled on its trading debut in Shanghai, adding to evidence that revised pricing rules have failed to damp speculation in the world's second best-performing market this year.

Astronauts in home stretch of marathon mission

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎10 hours ago‎
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston--Despite problems that forced spacewalk replanning, an impromptu toilet repair and work to fix the space station's carbon dioxide scrubber, the shuttle Endeavour's ongoing assembly mission is going well, ...

Amazon Faces a Fight Over Its E-Books

New York Times - Brad Stone - ‎8 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Last week, Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, offered an apparently heartfelt and anguished mea culpa to customers whose digital editions of George Orwell's “1984” were remotely deleted from their Kindle reading ...

The iPod Is Dead. Long Live the iPod

BusinessWeek - Arik Hesseldahl - ‎6 hours ago‎
I was recently cleaning out a closet and came across an interesting artifact: my first iPod. It was nearly eight years ago that I was among the very first people in New York City to carry around the first-generation iPod.

'G-Force' guinea pigs upset 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood ...

Los Angeles Times - Jerry Bruckheimer - ‎3 hours ago‎
Disney's "G-Force" is a comedy adventure about a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Jon Gosselin: Just a regular single guy, with 8 kids

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Is he dating? Is he not dating? Does he still love Kate? What about the eight kids? Why do we, as a country, still care? Because this is what America demands, here's our weekly roundup of Jon-and-Kate-post-"Jon & Kate" news.

Comic-Con's buzz-makers

Los Angeles Times - John Horn - ‎6 hours ago‎
Fox / AP Director James Cameron offered fans a look at his upcoming film "Avatar" in San Diego. 'District 9,' 'Avatar' and 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' generated special heat at the festival, a critical testing ground for mass-appeal movies.

With win, Contador free of Armstrong

Boston Globe - Jamey Keaten - ‎2 hours ago‎
Alberto Contador (left) gives thumbs-up to his Tour de France victory, but of teammate Lance Armstrong, he says, “We are totally incompatible.

Henderson humbled by Hall

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
The significance of baseball's ultimate honor overwhelmed baseball's ultimate runner Sunday. It doesn't matter if a man led the league in swagger.

Massa under sedation after scan

BBC Sport - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa will be kept under sedation for 48 hours after he suffered a fractured skull during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
Massa communicating 'passively' The Associated Press

Impact of Health Care Measures

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three health care bills are working their way through Congress. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved its bill this month.
Critical Condition Wall Street Journal

Local Woman Who Had Swine Flu Dies

Washington Post - ‎Jul 25, 2009‎
The Virginia Department of Health said a woman with swine flu in the Prince William County health district has died. Although the cause of death has not been confirmed, the H1N1 virus "appears to be a factor," health officials said.
Getting ready for flu season Youngstown Vindicator

About That New Jersey Organ Scandal

Wall Street Journal - Sally Satel - ‎8 hours ago‎
Even by New Jersey standards, Thursday's roundup of three mayors, five rabbis and 36 others on charges of money laundering and public corruption was big.

N Korea:Would Participate In Dialogue,Not 6-Party Talks-Kyodo

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (Dow Jones)--North Korea on Monday reiterated its refusal to return to the six-party talks on its denuclearization but expressed a willingness to participate in an another form of dialogue, Kyodo News reported.

4 Children Among 8 Dead in Crash

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
A family's minivan traveling in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway just north of New York City on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young cousins and a woman in the same family.
4 kids, 4 adults die in Taconic crash Lower Hudson Journal news

New strategy in UK Afghan mission

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Foreign Secretary David Miliband is set to announce a change of emphasis in UK strategy in Afghanistan. In a speech to Nato, he will stress the Afghan government must be doing more to talk to moderate members of the Taliban as part of a broader ...