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Propofol a 'Contributing Factor' in Jackson's Death

ABC News - Richard EspositoVic Walter - ‎4 hours ago‎
ABC News has learned that the autopsy of Michael Jackson found the powerful anesthetic propofol, as well as several prescription drugs, in his system, and law enforcement sources say ...

Police unions don't get apology from Obama, but happy with reversal

New York Daily News - Heidi Evans - ‎Jul 25, 2009‎
Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley, far left, listens along with Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Union President Steve Killion, right, at a news conference in Cambridge, Mass.

House Democratic leaders: No health vote before August recess

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Democratic leaders conceded Monday that concerns raised by fiscally conservative Democrats known as Blue Dogs will prevent the chamber from voting on a health care reform bill before its August recess begins at the end of the ...

Nonmilitary Actions Can Deter Iran, Gates Says

Washington Post - Greg Jaffe - ‎3 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM, July 27-- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Monday stressed engagement and economic sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, prompting his Israeli counterpart to insist that "no options" should be ruled out ...

Geithner Assures a `Concerned' China the US Will Shrink Record Deficit

Bloomberg - Rob DelaneyRebecca Christie - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pledged to rein in the US deficit as China underscored concern about preserving the value of its $801.5 billion of Treasury holdings.

Is Nicolas Sarkozy's mania for jogging linked to his political ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Max Davidson - ‎46 minutes ago‎
As French President Nicolas Sarkozy is released from hospital after collapsing while out jogging, Max Davidson looks at the link between power and physical fitness.

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Gates arrest a delicate matter to hash out over beer

Los Angeles Times - Peter NicholasPeter Wallsten - ‎2 hours ago‎
Police Sgt. James Crowley, left, and Henry Louis Gates have agreed to a meeting mediated by the president. The meeting this week between the scholar, the officer who arrested him and President Obama will be closely monitored.

7 arrested in North Carolina on terrorism charges

Los Angeles Times - Josh Meyer - ‎2 hours ago‎
The men, all but one of whom are US citizens, conspired to wage jihad overseas, according to a federal indictment. The men honed their weapons skills in rural areas of the state, authorities said.

3 GOP senators come out against Sotomayor

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP / July 28, 2009 WASHINGTON - On the eve of their panel's vote today, top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced yesterday that they would oppose Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, joining a growing list of conservatives ready to ...

BP Profit Drops 53% as Recession Cuts Demand for Fuel, Trims ...

Bloomberg - Eduard Gismatullin - ‎25 minutes ago‎
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc, Europe's second-biggest oil company, reported a 53 percent drop in profit as the recession dragged down energy prices and cut demand for fuel.

Deutsche Bank Posts 68% Rise in Net Income

Wall Street Journal - William Launder - ‎41 minutes ago‎
FRANKFURT -- Deutsche Bank AG Tuesday said its net income climbed 68% in the second quarter on strong investment-banking revenue, even as a deteriorating economy forced it to increase its provision for bad loans.

Ahold net sales rise 11.5% in second quarter

MarketWatch - Barbara Kollmeyer - ‎25 minutes ago‎
MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Dutch supermarket giant Ahold reported on Tuesday that net sales for the second quarter rose 11.5% to 6.4 billion euros ($9.18 billion) from 5.77 billion euros in the same period a year ago.

Sleep, but no shower, for astronauts

msnbc.com - Tariq Malik - ‎4 hours ago‎
Astronauts may have some tough jobs in orbit - like building a $100 billion international space station - but apparently getting a good night's sleep isn't one of them.

Common, safe blue food dye may treat broken spines

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A common and safe blue food dye might provide the best treatment available so far for spinal cord injuries, US researchers reported on Monday.

Apple Responds to Developers' Pleas

PC World - Yoni Heisler - ‎10 hours ago‎
Analysis: Apple has reversed course and will once again issue promo codes to iPhone apps that come with a 17+ rating. Last week I wrote about a recent decision by Apple which prohibited the use of promo codes for apps with a 17+ rating.

Barry Diller, Ben Silverman reunite in advertising-marketing venture

Los Angeles Times - Matthew Staver - ‎4 hours ago‎
Barry Diller hopes the firm he's creating with Ben Silverman will bridge “the gap between traditional television and the Internet.

Merce Cunningham dies at 90

Washington Post - Sarah Kaufman - ‎3 hours ago‎
Merce Cunningham, the avant-garde choreographer whose unorthodox approaches and discoveries throughout a six-decade career made him one of the most important artists of the 20th century, influencing filmmakers and directors as well as ...
Merce Cunningham remembered Los Angeles Times

'American Idol' hopeful's death linked to driver eluding police

Asbury Park Press - Kathleen Hopkins - ‎11 minutes ago‎
TOMS RIVER - It started with a fender-bender in a nightclub parking lot and ended - police say - with the death of a former "American Idol" contestant in the resort community of Seaside Heights ...

Soriano's slam wins it in 13th inning

MLB.com - Carrie Muskat - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO -- Surely, the Cubs didn't think it would be easy to hold onto first in the National League Central. Alfonso Soriano smacked a walk-off grand slam in the 13th inning to lift the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Houston ...
VENUE: Wrigley Field CBSSports.com
Grand finale for Cubs Chicago Sun-Times

Michael Vick paid his debt, but should NFL let him play?

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dogtown trainer Ann Alums hugs Meryl, one of the pit bulls rescued from Michael Vicks dog fighting operation, at an animal sanctuary in southern Utah.

Clay Buchholz lined up for 'A' grade

Boston Herald - Ron Borges - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tonight is the night for Clay Buchholz to declare who he is or at least who he hopefully may soon enough become. This is not the biggest night of his life, or the most important one of the season for the Red Sox [team stats], ...
VENUE: Fenway Park CBSSports.com
A's lose to Red Sox 8-3 San Jose Mercury News

Study: US pays $147 bln annually for obesity

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎15 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The health cost of obesity in the United States is as high as 147 billion dollars annually, based on a new study released on Monday.
Cost of Treating Obesity Soars Wall Street Journal

Companies start shipping US seasonal flu vaccine

Reuters - Mohammad Zargham - ‎6 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two US flu vaccine makers have started to ship seasonal flu vaccine to health providers preparing to juggle both seasonal flu and swine flu vaccination programs, they said on Monday.

Obama's Plan Isn't the Answer

Washington Post - Martin Feldstein - ‎2 hours ago‎
For the 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, the Obama health plan is bad news. It means higher taxes, less health care and no protection if they lose their current insurance because of unemployment or early ...

Bunning Will Not Seek Third Term

Washington Post - Ben PershingChris Cillizza - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) announced Monday that he would not run for a third term in 2010, unhappily bowing to pressure from Republican leaders who had urged him to retire.

California's budget process as sausage-making

Los Angeles Times - Shane Goldmacher - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rich Pedroncelli / AP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with his staff Monday about potential line-item vetoes while going over the revised state budget.

In Nigeria, an Islamist Expansion

Wall Street Journal - Will Connors - ‎3 hours ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria -- An Islamic fundamentalist group in northern Nigeria expanded its attacks into three additional states on Monday, a day after at least 50 people died during fighting between the group and security forces in Bauchi State ...