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BP Fights U.S. Government, Oil Spill Victims Over Venue for Gulf Lawsuit

Bloomberg - Jef Feeley, Laurel Brubaker Calkins - ‎19 minutes ago‎
BP Plc, the US and plaintiffs who filed hundreds of lawsuits seeking billions of dollars for damages stemming from the largest oil spill in US history are fighting over where the ...
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Jury begins deliberations

Chicago Tribune - Steve Mills - ‎2 hours ago‎
A jury began deliberating the fate of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday in a 25th-floor room in the Dirksen US Courthouse equipped with a few creature comforts: a refrigerator, private bathrooms and a view of ...
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Amazon hopes new Kindles stoke sales

BusinessWeek - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Amazon.com hopes to entice consumers with a new smaller, lighter version of its Kindle e-reader, which can wirelessly download e-books over 3G cellular networks, and a cheaper Wi-Fi-only version.

Rhinebeck Wedding Gridlock

Wall Street Journal - Erica Orden - ‎3 hours ago‎
With former first daughter Chelsea Clinton's wedding expected Saturday, roads in the area will be closed temporarily, federal, state and local officials are expected to announce Thursday.

Pujols rescues Cardinals in 13th inning

MLB.com - Matthew Leach - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- This time around, the Mets gave Albert Pujols a chance to beat them. He happily obliged. Pujols laced an RBI single through the left side with two outs in the 13th inning, giving St. Louis a hard-earned 8-7 win ...

Report: Family, friends mourn ex-Hawk Lorenzen Wright

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Kristi E. Swartz, Marcus K. Garner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Family and friends gathered at the scene where Memphis basketball star Lorenzen Wright, a former Hawk, was found in the city's southeast side, the Commercial Appeal is reporting.

During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary

NPR - Richard Knox - ‎35 minutes ago‎
A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning CPR on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning CPR on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.

Zac Efron Is Fan-Friendly, Fully-Clothed in LA

OK! Magazine - Mary Beth Quirk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even after a long flight from coast to coat, Zac Efron made sure he was kind to fans waiting from at LAX in LA upon his arrival from NYC on Tuesday.

Residents share stories of saving, losing homes to West Fire

Bakersfield Californian - Steve E. Swenson - ‎21 minutes ago‎
That's the brand name and color of the fire retardant that wraps around the southern side of her 2600-square-foot, top-of-a-hill house off Pearce Road that Tuesday afternoon had a wall of fire moving right ...

Catalonia's bullfight ban provokes emotional response

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Catalan parliament voted to ban bullfighting in an emotional session packed full of deputies, activists and observers, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Barcelona.

Brown unveils education reform plan

Los Angeles Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The Democrat calls for changing the state's end-of-year testing system so teachers receive results quickly, and he backs increasing the amount of spending on colleges.

Regional economy improves, Dallas Fed says in Beige Book

Dallas Morning News - Brendan Case - ‎1 hour ago‎
The economy in Texas and parts of two neighboring states "expanded at a moderate pace over the past six weeks, although business outlooks were slightly more cautious," according to a Federal Reserve report ...

Yankees Win While Waiting for Rodriguez to Hit 600th

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎52 minutes ago‎
CLEVELAND - The ball sliced into the right-field corner, and Alex Rodriguez galloped toward second base. Sliding head-first, Rodriguez wrapped his hands around the bag, ripping it from the ground, and for a moment he lay there on his ...

RealtyTrac:First-Half Foreclosures Rise In Most Top Metro Areas

Wall Street Journal - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Some three-quarters of the nation's metropolitan areas posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure-filing activity in the first half of the year, even while that activity declined in nine of the top 10 most severely affected areas.

The Earth is hotter than ever, global warming is real: Researchers

Globe and Mail - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its way through the ice in Baffin Bay, Thursday, July 10, 2008. The Louis S. St-Laurent is on its annual voyage through Canada's Arctic that includes patrols through the Northwest Passage.

Google's Social Gaming Plan: More Than Just Rumors?

PC World - ‎7 hours ago‎
Even The Wall Street Journal suggests that insiders (unnamed, of course) reveal Google has something big planned -- and not just with Farmville.

Stars align for Man. United

Washington Post - Chris Duncan - ‎33 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON -- Manchester United turned the Major League Soccer All-Star Game into its own showcase of talent. Federico Macheda had two early goals, Mexican star Javier Hernandez scored in his debut for the Red Devils and Manchester United ...

BlackBerry revamp to take on iPhone?

CNET - Marguerite Reardon - ‎6 hours ago‎
Research in Motion is expected to unveil a new touchscreen BlackBerry next week to rival Apple's iPhone and other smartphones, like ones using Google's Android operating system.

US 'Fully Prepared' for New Nuclear Talks With Iran

Voice of America - David Gollust - ‎6 hours ago‎
Photo: AP The State Department said Wednesday the United States is "fully prepared" to take part along with other major powers in new talks with Iran about its nuclear program.

Lindsay Lohan's Jail Comfort Food: Twizzlers

People Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
"She's good," her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said after visiting the actress at the women's jail on Wednesday.

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