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Wall Street Journal - - 18 minutes ago
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to quell a controversy that has triggered racial tensions and distracted the public from his agenda, President Barack Obama hosted the eagerly-awaited White House happy hour with African-American Harvard Prof.
Video: Four Regular Guys Having A Beer CBSNewsOnline
Washington Post - - 24 minutes ago
The House approved Thursday the first major changes to food safety laws in 70 years, giving sweeping new authority to the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the way food is grown, harvested and processed.
House passes far-reaching food safety bill The Associated Press
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CHICAGO (AFP)--A fire at a chemical plant has forced the evacuation of a town of 72000 people about 100 miles northwest of Houston, after the fire released a plume of orange smoke that could be seen for miles Thursday, officials said.
Video: Bryan chemical plant fire KXAN.com
Area around burning Bryan-area warehouse evacuated Dallas Morning News
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Nigerian security forces claimed to have defeated a well-armed Islamist sect after four days of bloody fighting that left hundreds dead and forced thousands to flee their homes in the northern town of Maiduguri.
Nigeria's Boko Haram chief 'killed' Aljazeera.net
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WASHINGTON - The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
British army surgeons call in US help as casualties rise guardian.co.uk
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi, at a memorial in Tehran that turned into an opposition rally.
Police beat mourners in new wave of unrest in Iran The Associated Press
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In January, Rev. Joseph Lowery began his impassioned benediction for the inauguration of President Obama with those opening lines from the "Negro National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 The Associated Press
Obama to award US presidential medals to 16 Detroit Free Press
Reuters - - 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US House of Representatives killed new funding on Thursday for the disputed F-22 fighter jet program as part of a $636.3 billion military spending bill that preserved funding for a new presidential helicopter ...
House funds Pentagon programs set for termination The Associated Press
Boston Globe - - 35 minutes ago
AP Photo Alleged kidnapper Julie A. Corey can be seen conferring with her attorney, while Judge Gerard A. Boyle can be seen on the other side of the split-screen image.
Video: Uncle: 'Unfair' to Judge in Pregnant Kidnapping The Associated Press
No murder charge yet in stolen baby case Boston Herald
Wall Street Journal - - 1 hour ago
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Bizjournals.com - - 1 hour ago
Southwest Airlines Co.'s planned bid for bankrupt Frontier Airlines is getting good early reviews, even though the two airlines would have to reconcile their fleets of Boeing and Airbus planes.
Southwest Airlines Moves In on Frontier BusinessWeek
Southwest Air Eyes Bid For Frontier CNNMoney.com
Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. and seven other US banks paid $32.6 billion in bonuses in 2008 while receiving $175 billion in taxpayer funds, according to a report by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Video: Wall Street Bonuses Exceed Profits CBSNewsOnline
InformationWeek - - 1 hour ago
Steve Ballmer says he was surprised by the market's reaction to the search and advertising partnership but also characterized the deal as "a little bit complicated.
PC World - 47 minutes ago
At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, an iPhone security flaw has come to light. The iPhone security flaw--which exploits a weakness in SMS text messaging to take control of the device--appears real, but will probably be addressed before ...
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - - 40 minutes ago
The movie is called "Funny People." Funny doesn't always mean smart, but this is the work of a couple of very smart comedians.
Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' bombs like a bad stand-up routine New York Daily News
?Funny People?: Sick Comic, Bleak Prognosis Wall Street Journal
New York Times - - 48 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES - Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, will be the legal guardian of the late pop singer's two oldest children, while their biological mother, Deborah Rowe, will have visitation rights under a new settlement ...
Video: Katherine Gets Full Custody CBSNewsOnline
Jackson kids to live with grandma, visit mother The Associated Press
FOXNews - - 2 hours ago
AP The recent searches of Michael Jackson's personal physician's home and offices indicate that investigators have gathered significant evidence against him - likely enough to charge him with manslaughter and possibly even with murder, ...
Jackson Autopsy Delayed TMZ.com
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BOSTON (AP) -Don Savino used one word to describe what he felt after the Boston Red Sox won the 2004 World Series, their first since 1918: Euphoria.
Francona: We will be very supportive of David Boston Globe
Ortiz acknowledges he tested positive in 2003 The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - - 57 minutes ago
Jae C. Hong / AP Odom says he wanted to stay in Los Angeles. His contract is reportedly worth $33 million over four years. By Broderick Turner The Lakers reached a deal to re-sign free-agent forward Lamar Odom today, retaining an important, ...
Reports: Odom agrees to re-sign with Lakers FOXSports.com
Lamar Odom: Will Return to Lakers Rotowire
MLB.com - - 1 hour ago
The Cubs acquired left-handed pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pirates on Thursday in exchange for right-hander Kevin Hart, and Minor Leaguers Jose Ascanio, a right-hander, and third baseman Josh Harrison.
Pirates deal Gorzelanny, Grabow to Cubs FOXSports.com
John Grabow: Traded to the Cubs Rotowire
Reuters - - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration met to discuss a new vaccine against H1N1 swine flu last week, some of the biggest critics of vaccination were not only in ...
Video: Swine flu vaccine priority KXAN.com
Wall Street Journal - - 4 hours ago
Since Medicare was established in 1965, access to care has enabled older Americans to avoid becoming disabled and to travel and live independently instead of languishing in nursing homes.
Health Reform Roadblocks WebMD
Senator: Medicare cut for 'gov't-run' health care The Associated Press
WebMD - - 35 minutes ago
July 30, 2009 -- Americans spend almost a third as much money out-of pocket on herbal supplements and other alternative medicines as they do on prescription drugs, a new government report shows.
Americans spend $34B for alternative medicine The Associated Press
New York Times - - 1 hour ago
A civil guard on duty in front of a police installation where a bomb exploded on Thursday, killing two, on the Spanish island of Majorca.
Eta 'under pressure to attack' BBC News
Bizjournals.com - - 1 hour ago
A marked drop in Phoenix-area crime coincides with the recession and a drop in the number of illegal immigrants in Arizona. Phoenix has seen a 25 percent decline in the number of crimes during the first five months of 2009 compared to the same time ...
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday ordered that one of the youngest detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, be released by late August in a case that drew wide attention because of rulings that he had been tortured by Afghan ...
Judge orders release of young Afghan detainee Christian Science Monitor
Judge Orders Young Guantanamo Detainee's Release Washington Post