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US Braces for Blowback Over Afghan War Disclosures

ABC News - Kimberly Dozier - ‎27 minutes ago‎
AP By KIMBERLY DOZIER AP Writer Adm. Mike Mullen, the top US military officer, gestures during a press conference in Baghdad,... Operatives inside Afghanistan and Pakistan who have worked for the US against the Taliban or al-Qaida may be at risk ...
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On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

New York Times - John David Mercer - ‎2 hours ago‎
Though much of the oil is clearing, on Monday it could still be found in Dauphin Island, Ala. By JUSTIN GILLIS and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly ...
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House Dems prep to put up to $49M toward TV ads

Washington Post - Philip Elliott - ‎14 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Democrats reserved another wave of television advertising time on Tuesday to defend seats served by fellow lawmakers who were retiring, seeking Senate seats or among the most unlikely freshmen to win re-election.
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BP gets 'wake-up call' and $32 bln in spill charges

Reuters - Tom Bergin, Kristen Hays - ‎49 minutes ago‎
LONDON/HOUSTON, July 27 (Reuters) - BP Plc's (BP.L)(BP.N) newly named chief executive on Tuesday called the Gulf oil spill a "wake-up call" for the entire industry as the company tallied up its losses and disclosed two US ...

Yankees Are Foiled by a Pitcher in His Debut

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎1 hour ago‎
CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin last pitched in Durham, NC, facing a Class AAA lineup that included JJ Furmaniak, Angel Chavez and Jose Lobaton.

Paul Lee to replace Steve McPherson at ABC

Hollywood Reporter - James Hibberd - ‎30 minutes ago‎
In a tremendous executive shake-up, Stephen McPherson is stepping down at ABC, and ABC Family chief Paul Lee is taking his place. McPherson has severed his deal with Disney, whose ABC Entertainment division he has run ...

As Race to the Top competition intensifies, so do education reforms

Christian Science Monitor - Amanda Paulson - ‎3 hours ago‎
In announcing the Race to the Top finalists Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the program part of 'a quiet revolution' under way in education reform.

Ansel Adams photos bought at garage sale

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian kept two boxes he bought at a garage sale under his pool table for four years before realizing they may be too valuable to store at home.

Bill on political ad disclosures falls a little short in Senate

Washington Post - Dan Eggen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation requiring fuller disclosure of the money behind political advertising, derailing a major White House initiative and virtually ensuring an onslaught of attack ads during this year's midterm ...

Gibson probe

Boston Globe - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Mel Gibson has met with detectives to discuss his claims that his ex-girlfriend attempted to extort money from him. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said detectives spoke to the Oscar winner only about his claims against ...

Owens, Bengals agree to one-year deal

FOXSports.com - Terrell Owens - ‎3 hours ago‎
The league is full of team-first gamers ... but that's another list. Here are the NFL's top 10 divas. The Cincinnati Bengals and the controversial wide receiver agreed to a one-year contract Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

New health policy: encouraging friendships?

Reuters - Christian Hartmann, Sandra Maler - ‎6 hours ago‎
People enjoy a warm autumn evening on the edge of the lake of Zurich October 5, 2007. By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Having good social relationships -- friends, marriage or children -- may be every bit as important to ...

Bad to worse: Street hurt during BP; Rockies lose seventh straight

Denver Post - Jim Armstrong - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, above, turns a double play during the first inning against the Pirates on Tuesday at Coors Field.

Apple Responds to iPhone Jailbreaking Decision

PC Magazine - Brian Heater - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and hackers everywhere scored a victory this week when the Library of Congress's Copyright Office ruled that users can legally jailbreak their phones - particularly Apple's iPhone.

Roush involved in plane accident

SportingNews.com - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Jack Roush was involved in a plane accident Tuesday night at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., according to a statement posted on the website of the Experimental Aviation Association.

New iMac vs Old iMac: Is it Worth It?

Digitaltrends.com - Nick Mokey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Take a deeper look at the new hardware in Apple's updated iMacs to see if the update is worth it for you. Just in time for the upcoming back-to-school season, Apple has given its iMac line its perennial update.

Braves fall to Nats after Strasburg scratched

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Carroll Rogers - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- In a shocker heard, tweeted and texted around baseball Tuesday night, Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg was scratched five minutes before the first pitch against the Braves.

Yahoo Japan to switch to Google's search engine

Reuters - Nobuhiro Kubo, Benjamin Shatil - ‎2 hours ago‎
A website of Yahoo Japan Corp is seen on a computer screen in Tokyo August 19, 2009. By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Yahoo Japan, Japan's largest Internet portal operator, will adopt Google's search engine, refusing to follow Yahoo Inc in choosing ...

Vuk Jeremic: Kosovo's Disastrous Precedent

Wall Street Journal - Vuk Jeremic - ‎8 hours ago‎
On Feb. 17, 2008, the ethnic-Albanian authorities of Serbia's breakaway province of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence against the will of the UN Security Council and in contravention of my country's constitution.

Chevy prices Volt at $41000 but will push leases

Los Angeles Times - Jerry Hirsch - ‎3 hours ago‎
A federal tax credit would shave the electric car's price to $33500. The carmaker turns heads by offering leases as low as $350 a month.

Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron called Gaza a "prison camp" on Tuesday, a blunt description from a major Western leader about the besieged Palestinian territory.

Disney to buy Playdom Inc. for $563.2 million

Los Angeles Times - Dawn C. Chmielewski - ‎1 hour ago‎
The acquisition positions the entertainment giant to capitalize on a rapidly expanding segment of the video game industry. By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times Walt Disney Co.

Hurt at Protest In West Bank, US Student Fights Fees

New York Times - Isabel Kershner - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM - A macabre legal wrangle is under way over who should pay the hospital bill for an American art student who lost an eye after being struck by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli border police officer at a ...


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