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Gates sends flowers to passerby who called police

Boston Globe - John R. Ellement - ‎1 hour ago‎

Trials of Iran election protesters under way

CNN - ‎34 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Trials for nearly 100 Iranians arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential elections were under way Saturday, two Iranian news agencies reported.

Healthcare reform plan may go to House committee vote today

Los Angeles Times - Janet HookNoam N. Levey - ‎2 hours ago‎
No Republicans on the committee vote for the plan. Democrats will pitch the plan nationally over the August recess. By Janet Hook Reporting from Washington -- President Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system got a major boost ...

Philippines mourns Corazon Aquino

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Philippines has declared 10 days of mourning for its former leader Corazon Aquino, Asia's first female president, who has died at the age of 76.

Nigeria Claims Win Over Rebels

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
Police officials in Nigeria claimed victory over an Islamic fundamentalist group after five days of violence that left hundreds dead, including the group's leader, and thousands of civilians displaced.

Bombs near Shiite mosques kill 29 in Baghdad

Los Angeles Times - Liz SlyCaesar Ahmed - ‎3 hours ago‎
At the Shurufi mosque in Baghdad, a car bomb killed 24 people as worshipers were leaving Friday prayers. The attacks within minutes of one another at five mosques mark the most violent day in Baghdad since US troops withdrew from Iraqi cities.

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Facebook pals learn she's 'in a relationship' like no other

Seattle Times - Jodi Detrick - ‎1 hour ago‎
Many Christ-followers, like myself, talk about being "in a relationship" with God. That may seem odd, even presumptuous.

Obama to greet Johnson, NASCAR champs

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - No. 44, meet No. 48. President Barack Obama will welcome three-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson to the White House on Monday.

Familiar Face Reappears for Key Role in Nevada

New York Times - Steve Friess - ‎5 hours ago‎
LAS VEGAS - President Obama on Friday nominated one of the nine federal prosecutors controversially fired by the Bush administration to retake his old job.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Heady July Stock Gains Turn Focus On Laggards

CNNMoney.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
A rally in stocks that pushed the Dow industrials to its best monthly gain since 2002 has prompted investors to focus on sectors that came late to the party.

'Clunkers' $2 Billion Infusion Depends on US Senate's Vote

Bloomberg - Angela Greiling Keane - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The future of the US “cash for clunkers” program depends on the Senate backing a $2 billion infusion next week, as the Obama administration offered assurances that the discounts remain available.

Hope rises for end to recession

Detroit Free Press - Jeannine Aversa - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY JEANNINE AVERSA • AP • August 1, 2009 WASHINGTON -- The economy sank at a pace of just 1% in the second quarter ending June 30, a government report showed Friday.

Apple, AT& T Questioned About Google Voice Application

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday launched inquiries of Apple and AT&T for denying iPhone users access to Google's voice application, another sign of the administration's heightened scrutiny of competition in the high-tech ...

July events bring space back to the dinner table

CNET News - Don Reisinger - ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
July has been quite a month for space lovers. From the launch of the Endeavour space shuttle and the anniversary of the first moon landing to the death of Walter Cronkite, the "Most Trusted Man in America" and a self-professed student ...

Jailbreaking software already works for 3.0.1 iPhone update

CNET News - Matt Hickey - ‎7 hours ago‎
So Apple on Friday released an update to the iPhone OS (3.0.1) that takes care of an SMS vulnerability. It's a fairly important patch, and usually when Apple updates the iPhone OS, jailbreakers have to wait until the Dev Team comes out ...

'Funny People' reunites old friends Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
"Funny People" star Adam Sandler and writer-director Judd Apatow shared a cramped apartment when they were both starting out as stand-up comedians.
Celebrity news Chicago Tribune

Former doctor warned Jackson about propofol

msnbc.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Michael Jackson was recently warned against the dangers of the powerful anesthetic propofol by one of his former doctors, according to a lawyer for the physician.

Did Eminem Go Too Far With His Mariah Carey Dis Track?

MTV.com - Jocelyn Vena - ‎11 hours ago‎
First Eminem wrote a song, "Bagpipes From Baghdad," directed at Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Then she seemed to respond to his track with her own, "Obsessed," although she has denied the song and the video were directed at him.

Peavy, Martinez traded; Halladay stays with Jays

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Jake Peavy said yes to the Chicago White Sox, and Victor Martinez will take aim at the Green Monster. Highlighting a flurry of deals finished just before the trade deadline, Peavy was shipped out of San Diego on Friday while Martinez went from the ...

Switch is flipped

Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo - ‎32 minutes ago‎
BALTIMORE - There were at least two other trade scenarios considered more major than the Victor Martinez deal that was consummated yesterday afternoon, but Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, while somewhat frustrated by those missed ...

Roy Halladay stays with Blue Jays, but other big names move at ...

New York Daily News - Bill Madden - ‎1 hour ago‎
Toronto ace Roy Halladay (left), shown with his batterymate Rod Barajas, probably would have a wider smile if he weren't still a Blue Jay.
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Obama's Pledge to Tax Only the Rich Can't Pay for Everything ...

New York Times - Jackie Calmes - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Behind Democrats' struggle to pay the $1 trillion 10-year cost of President Obama's promise to overhaul the health care system is their collision with another of his well-known pledges: that 95 percent of Americans “will ...

Sen. Christopher Dodd Fighting Prostate Cancer

Hartford Courant - Daniela AltimariChristopher Keating - ‎1 hour ago‎
When US Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private.
Sen. Dodd has prostate cancer San Jose Mercury News

Bad flu in bad economy creates challenges: CDC

Reuters - Barbara ListonJane Sutton - ‎12 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The US government on Friday began distributing millions of dollars to help cash-strapped states respond to the H1N1 pandemic amid a deep economic recession that has decimated local health budgets.

Afghan war troop deaths surged in July

Los Angeles Times - Laura King - ‎4 hours ago‎
A major US offensive against the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand is among the factors cited for the record toll. By Laura King Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan -- The month began with a fatal roadside bombing and ended with word that an ...

Details mount in stealing of baby

Boston Globe - Milton J. Valencia - ‎1 hour ago‎
WARNER, NH - The father of Julie Corey, the Massachusetts woman accused of stealing the baby of a friend who was found dead last week, said his daughter showed no signs of pregnancy when she left his home in the spring to return ...

Court Postpones Verdict in Suu Kyi Trial

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Burmese court on Friday delayed until Aug. 11 its verdict in the trial of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite intense international pressure to release the democracy advocate, the junta that controls Burma appears intent on muzzling ...