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Poll Finds Concern About Effects of US Government Health Plan

Bloomberg - Heidi Przybyla - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- The prospect of a government-created system that provides health care to all Americans raises concerns among the public about quality of care, costs, and the effect on medical options, a New York Times/CBS News ...

911 caller in Gates case says she'd make call again

USA Today - Marisol Bello - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Stephan Savoia, AP By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY When the president, professor and policeman meet for a cold brew today in the White House, one person who won't be there is the woman whose 911 call set in motion the events that led to the arrest of ...

Baby cut from slain mom's womb found alive

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- A baby believed to be ripped from the womb of its mother has been found, Massachusetts police said Wednesday. In addition, authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the crime.

US, Britain: We're not deterred in Afghanistan

CNN International - Elise Labott - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States and Britain said Wednesday they are committed to remaining in Afghanistan, despite increased military casualties and declining public support for the war effort.

Hostages freed in Nigeria clashes

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police in Nigeria have freed 180 women and children held by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, as the army battles the well-armed sect.

Israel to allow cement into Gaza

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Israel has authorised a one-off shipment of hundreds of tonnes of cement and building materials to the heavily embargoed Gaza Strip.
Tough on Israel Washington Post

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Sen. Hutchinson of Texas to resign seat for gubernatorial race

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Republican say she'll leave in fall to devote her time to challenging Gov. Rick Perry. Washington -- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) will resign her seat this fall to focus on challenging Texas' incumbent Republican governor, Rick Perry.

Jury Prepares for Jefferson Bribery Case

New York Times - Neil A. Lewis - ‎4 hours ago‎
US Attorney's Office, via AP By NEIL A. LEWIS ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Former Representative William J. Jefferson put his office up for sale and intended to get “top dollar for it,” prosecutors said Wednesday in closing arguments at his corruption trial.
Ex-Lawmaker's Case Goes to Jury Wall Street Journal

As US recession bites, Ohio hopes fade for Obama

Reuters - Nick Carey - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Hope and jobs are in short supply in Ohio eight months after President Barack Obama won the recession-battered state in the 2008 election with promises of a better future.

Microsoft-Yahoo: A Rival for Google?

BusinessWeek - Peter Burrows - ‎1 hour ago‎
The deal, if approved by antitrust regulators, could give the Internet search giant a viable competitor. Advertisers are optimistic By Peter Burrows So Microsoft (MSFT) got its wish.

Sony Sinks To 1Q Net Loss Of Y37.1B, Still Sees Y120B FY Loss

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Sony Corp. (6758.TO) said Thursday a slide in consumer spending, the strong yen and hefty restructuring costs pummeled it into a net loss for the first fiscal quarter ended June.

UK House Prices Rise for a Third Month, Nationwide Says

Bloomberg - Brian Swint - ‎34 minutes ago‎
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- UK house prices increased for a third month in July as a shortage of supply helped shield the property market from the economic slump, Nationwide Building Society said.

Apple quietly squashes mobileme Find My iphone bugs

CNET News - David Martin - ‎6 hours ago‎
Among the bevy of problems--some large, some small--reported by iphone users following the release of iphone OS 3.0 and the iphone 3GS lurked a bug I encountered in Find My iphone on Apple's mobileme service.

Shuttle Crew Eyes Heat Shield Health

InformationWeek - Paul McDougall - ‎15 hours ago‎
Space shuttle Endeavour crewmembers planned to inspect the craft's heat shield Wednesday to ensure it can withstand reentry into Earth's atmosphere.

Bill Seeks to Ban Texting By Drivers

Washington Post - Sholnn Freeman - ‎5 hours ago‎
A bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate would require states to write laws to prohibit text messaging by drivers or risk losing 25 percent of their annual federal highway money.
Tech study quantifies dangers of texting Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Online Edition

Michael Jackson doctor, Conrad Murray, may lose Las Vegas home

New York Daily News - Rich Schapiro - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP Drowning in debt, Michael Jackson's personal doctor could soon face foreclosure on his swanky Las Vegas home. Dr. Conrad Murray has fallen behind more than $100000 since his last payment in January and could lose the house by ...

Lefevre `stunned' Howard has her role in `Eclipse'

The Associated Press - Christy Lemire - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Bryce Dallas Howard is taking over as the villainous vampire Victoria in the third "Twilight" movie, and the actress who's played the part in the first two films says she was "stunned" and "hurt deeply" by the switch.

Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' takes a serious risk

Los Angeles Times - Brian Vander Brug - ‎4 hours ago‎
A CHALLENGE: Judd Apatow says he wants “Funny People” to be as funny as “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” but deeper.
'Funny People' review Metromix Chicago

Everton beats MLS All-Stars on penalty kicks

The Associated Press - Doug Alden - ‎45 minutes ago‎
SANDY, Utah - Landon Donovan is looking forward to playing with Tim Howard behind him again. Facing Howard was a frustrating reminder of how good the US national goaltender is.
MLS All-Stars: Show stopper Salt Lake Tribune

Pujols' walk-off hit gives Cards win in 15th

MLB.com - B.J. Rains - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Cardinals won their third straight over the National League's best team on Wednesday night, gutting out a 3-2 triumph in 15 innings when Albert Pujols lined a hit over the head of Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp.

Phillies Get Lee From the Indians

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Cliff Lee's new teammates were so excited to get him, they gave the man responsible for the trade a clubhouse curtain call. Looking for an ace to bolster their so-so rotation, the Phillies acquired Lee on Wednesday from Cleveland, marking the second ...

Flu Vaccine Panel Creates Priority List

Washington Post - David Brown - ‎5 hours ago‎
A complicated list of who should get pandemic flu vaccine in the fall is now set. When the vaccine starts arriving in September, first in line will be pregnant women; the caretakers of infants; children and young adults; older people ...

Tanning junkies soak up new cancer warning

msnbc.com - Melissa Dahl - ‎6 hours ago‎
Doctors have tried warning young people away from tanning beds for years, but their threats of skin cancer typically fell on deaf (but bronzed) ears.

Westchester beaches get murky review

Lower Hudson Journal news - Greg Clary - ‎23 minutes ago‎
MANHATTAN - A national report released yesterday says local swimmers are safer diving into the waters off Westchester County than in some sections of Long Island or the Jersey Shore.

North Korea Seizes South Korean Fishing Boat, Crew

Bloomberg - Shinhye Kang - ‎49 minutes ago‎
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- North Korea seized a South Korean fishing boat and its four crew members after the vessel strayed across a maritime border, testing a relationship that has deteriorated since the communist nation's May nuclear ...

Senators push nationwide ban on texting while driving

CNN - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Four senators pushed for a bill Wednesday to ban texting while driving, a day after a study found that drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than undistracted drivers.

Life Sentence for Killings Near Phoenix

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By AP PHOENIX (AP) - A jury decided Wednesday that a man should serve life in prison for his role in a number of random nighttime shootings that unnerved metropolitan Phoenix in 2005 and 2006.