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Sunbeds join cigarettes, arsenic as top cancer threat

Reuters - Belinda GoldsmithSugita Katyal - ‎4 hours ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Tanning beds have been ranked alongside cigarettes, arsenic and asbestos as posing the greatest threat of cancer to humans by an international cancer research group.

8 Md. police forces to hire 112 with US stimulus funds

Baltimore Sun - Liz F. Kay - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Eight Maryland police departments will be able to hire 112 new officers, including 50 in Baltimore, thanks to more than $23.2 million in federal stimulus grants.

Yahoo Gives In to Microsoft, Gives Up on Search

BusinessWeek - Peter BurrowsRobert D. Hof - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ever since Microsoft (MSFT) made its $45 billion bid for Yahoo (YHOO) in early 2008, it was clear the software giant was serious about taking on arch-rival Google (GOOG) in the lucrative Internet search business.

US-China talks more about future than the present

The Associated Press - Foster Klug - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States and China ended two days of high-level talks with few concrete results, although both sides are hopeful that connections forged among senior officials will help them work together better to fix the world's toughest ...

Hardliners threaten to depose Ahmadinejad over defiance

Los Angeles Times - Borzou Daragahi - ‎2 hours ago‎
The warning over the president's defiance highlights the rift among Iran's conservatives. Meanwhile, the government says Mousavi supporters can't gather at a mosque Thursday to honor protest victims.

Car Bomb Wounds Dozens in Northern Spain

New York Times - Victoria Burnett - ‎55 minutes ago‎
MADRID - A powerful car bomb that authorities blamed on the violent Basque separatist group ETA exploded early Wednesday outside a police barracks in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, injuring dozens of policemen and their family ...

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Sotomayor nomination moves to full Senate

Philadelphia Inquirer - Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ‎59 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Pushing toward a historic Supreme Court confirmation vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor yesterday over nearly solid Republican opposition.

Health care onus on Westerners Baucus, Reid

The Associated Press - Laurie Kellman - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - If there is a chance for health care overhaul it most likely exists in the politically charged space between a marathon runner from Montana and a former amateur boxer from Nevada, two Senate Democrats who occasionally sound like ...

8th suspect sought in North Carolina 'jihad' case

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
RALEIGH, North Carolina (CNN) -- Federal authorities are searching for an eighth alleged member of a North Carolina group that authorities say plotted "violent jihad" overseas, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Home Prices Rise Across US

Wall Street Journal - Nick TimiraosKelly Evans - ‎5 hours ago‎
Home prices in major US cities registered the first monthly gain in nearly three years, according to a new report that provided fresh evidence that the severe US housing downturn could be easing.

Honda's Net Tumbles 96% on Stronger Yen

Wall Street Journal - Yoshio TakahashiKenneth Maxwell - ‎14 minutes ago‎
TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday that its net profit was all but wiped out in the first quarter ended June, hit by a slide in demand in key markets and the yen's strength.

Peugeot Reports First-Half Loss, Slashes Inventory

Bloomberg - Laurence Frost - ‎37 minutes ago‎
July 29 (Bloomberg) -- PSA Peugeot Citroen, Europe's second-largest carmaker, reported a first-half loss and surprised investors by saying it generated cash after slashing production and reducing inventory amid the global auto slump.

Apple bars Google Voice app from iTunes store

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google Inc.'s hot new software enables users to make cheap international calls, consolidate multiple phone numbers into one voice mail account and get e-mailed transcripts of their voice messages.

Globalfoundries Starts on 22nm Fab & Announces First non-AMD Customer

AnandTech - Anand Lal Shimpi - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Somehow I'd managed to dodge meeting with Globalfoundries since the company was formed earlier this year. For those of you who don't know, AMD is now officially a fabless semiconductor.

Test Messaging And Driving Are Hazardous To Your Health: Study

ChannelWeb - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study called for a law prohibiting text messaging while driving, concluding that doing both at the same time can increase the risk of a crash by 23 times.

Jackson chef recalls doctor's role, final days

San Francisco Chronicle - Linda Deutsch - ‎5 minutes ago‎
On the day Michael Jackson died, his personal chef says her first hint of something amiss was when his doctor didn't come downstairs to get the juices and granola he routinely brought the King of Pop for ...

'The Bachelorette's' attractive match

Los Angeles Times - Amy Kaufman - ‎2 hours ago‎
As Jillian Harris has pursued true love on TV, she's also upheld a franchise's ratings. Last week, a few days before Monday's finale of “The Bachelorette” aired on ABC, its star, Jillian Harris, was sitting at a bar in Los Angeles, anxiously eyeing her ...

Mischa Barton out of hospital

Detroit Free Press - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Actress Mischa Barton was released from a hospital Monday after an almost two-week stay. Barton's hospitalization commenced after Los Angeles police escorted her from her home July 15 for an undisclosed medical problem.
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Phelps tries to move on after stunning loss

The Associated Press - Paul Newberry - ‎8 minutes ago‎
ROME - Michael Phelps has four more chances to win gold at the world swimming championships. He's not likely to be satisfied until he gets another shot at Paul Biedermann.

Sox are up and down

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ball entered Nick Green's glove, the fleet Rajai Davis heading toward first base. As Green set to throw, it looked like trouble.

Brett Favre says no to a comeback with the Vikings

The Associated Press - Jon Krawczynski - ‎8 minutes ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - The purple No. 4 jerseys with "FAVRE" on the back were already in heavy circulation around the Twin Cities and it seemed almost inevitable that Brett Favre would end his second retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings.

Swine flu striking pregnant women hard- CDC study

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen - ‎17 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - Pregnant women infected with the new H1N1 swine flu have a much higher risk of severe illness and death, US government researchers said on Wednesday, confirming a trend that has worried global health ...

Democrats Push Health Care Plan While Issuing Assurances on Medicare

New York Times - Robert PearDavid M. Herszenhorn - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried Tuesday to sell his health care plan to older Americans, as members of Congress said they were deluged with calls from constituents worried that their Medicare benefits might be ...

Tough times ahead for Michigan kids, advocates warn

Detroit Free Press - Megha Satyanarayana - ‎1 hour ago‎
A survey released Tuesday found that in 2007 - before the auto crisis and mortgage meltdown - more than one-third of Michigan's children lived in homes where neither parent was fully ...

Two more Iraq hostages 'likely' dead

AFP - ‎17 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Two more Britons from a group of five hostages kidnapped in Baghdad two years ago are "very likely" dead, according to media reports Wednesday.

The Gates of Political Distraction

Wall Street Journal - Thomas Frank - ‎4 hours ago‎
The essential point about Gates-gate, or the tempest over last week's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., is this: Most liberal commentary on the subject has taken race as its theme.

Schwarzenegger's vetoes prompt Democratic threats

The Associated Press - Judy Lin - ‎8 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a revised $85 billion budget and targeted welfare for deeper cuts, prompting threats from Democratic lawmakers to block his political agenda during his final months in office.