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Gates tells of death threats

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHILMARK, Mass. - Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. yesterday joked about his arrest in Cambridge, but also described receiving death threats.
Whites, blacks view Gates case differently Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Iran leader approves Ahmadinejad presidency: TV

Reuters - Parisa HafeziTim Pearce - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader formally approved the second term presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday after a disputed election that leading reformists say was rigged to ensure the incumbent's victory.

Bomb in Afghanistan Kills at Least 10

New York Times - Abdul Waheed - ‎59 minutes ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - A bomb blew up near a police convoy Monday morning in Herat, the main city in Western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 29.

Manila at standstill for Aquino

Aljazeera.net - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Tens of thousands of people have lined the streets of the Philippines' capital, Manila, to pay their respects to Corazon Aquino, the late former president, as her body was transported to city's cathedral.

British troops 'face Afghanistan overload'

ABC Online - Carly Laird - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Foreign Affairs Select Committee is now urging the British military to change its approach. (Reuters) A British foreign affairs committee has criticised its government's strategy in Afghanistan, saying British ...

US seeks Swiss help over arrest case in Iran

PRESS TV - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The Swiss ambassador to Tehran is trying to follow the case of three Americans who were captured after crossing into Iran via Iraq border, the US State Department says.

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AP sources: Military-civilian terror prison eyed

The Associated Press - Lara Jakes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the US to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.

Obama officials: Taxes may rise to pay health care

Newsday - Philip Elliott - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Photo credit: AP | In this photograph provided by "Meet the Press," White House adviser Larry Summers appears with moderator David Gregory on "Meet the Press'" Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at the NBC studios in Washington.

Minnesota Episcopal Diocese considering lesbian for bishop

Chicago Tribune - Manya A. Brachear - ‎1 hour ago‎
Just three weeks after the Episcopal Church lifted a de facto moratorium on approving gay bishops, a Chicago priest in a committed same-sex relationship has been named one of three nominees for bishop of ...

Panasonic Posts 53 Billion Yen Loss, Beating Estimate

Bloomberg - Mariko Yasu - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Panasonic Corp., the world's largest maker of plasma televisions, posted a third straight quarterly loss after the global recession eroded its earnings from TVs and components.
Panasonic Swings to Loss Wall Street Journal

OIL FUTURES:Crude Rises Above $70/Bbl On Speculative Momentum

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Crude oil futures in Asia rose above $70 a barrel Monday as traders built on momentum from the previous week after stronger fundamentals in the US helped prices rebound.

German Retail Sales Unexpectedly Slump for 2nd Month

Bloomberg - Christian Vits - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Retail sales in Germany, Europe's largest economy, unexpectedly dropped for a second month in June as rising unemployment prompted consumers to trim spending.

How Apple can mess with your life

CNET News - Chris Matyszczyk - ‎13 hours ago‎
I had just been poured a drink at a bar Saturday night, when the man to my left tapped me on the shoulder. Unsure as to what he was evaluating--my beauty out of 100, perhaps?

HTC to Launch Click, Two Other Android Handsets in China

PC World - Owen Fletcher - ‎3 hours ago‎
The China subsidiary of High Tech Computer (HTC) will launch up to three mobile handsets with Google's Android operating system this year, according to the company.

Joel Tenenbaum fined $675000 over copyright infringement

Afterdawn.com - ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
After just three hours of deliberations, a jury has ruled that convicted pirate Joel Tenenbaum has willfully infringed on copyrights, and has awarded the RIAA and the media companies $675000 USD, $22500 for each of the 30 songs he admitted to sharing.

Not many laughs for Sandler's 'Funny People'

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎4 hours ago‎
The somber comedy starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen opened to a mediocre $23.4 million this weekend, according to studio estimates.

Two Works Attributed to Mozart, Age 7 or 8

New York Times - Daniel J. Wakin - ‎11 hours ago‎
Since the 1760s the fragmentary works sat scrawled at the back of a music book used by Mozart's sister to study keyboard. They were in the hand of their father, Leopold, but no composer's name was attached.

Spielberg to direct Harvey remake

BBC News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Steven Spielberg is to direct a remake of 1950 James Stewart classic Harvey - the tale of a man who claims his best friend is a giant invisible rabbit.

Giants 7, Phillies 3 Sanchez's debut a hit

San Francisco Chronicle - Steve Kroner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Spending the past four full seasons in Pittsburgh - where August and September baseball means, When is the Steelers' next game, practice or news conference?

Round 4 recap: Buick Open

Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WHAT HAPPENED: Tiger Woods made it a memorable Buick Open by claiming his third title with a conservative bogey-free round of three-under-par 69 on Sunday.
Woods shoots 69 for 69th PGA title San Francisco Chronicle

Phelps Outshines Those Dressed For Success In Rome

New York Times - Brian Homewood - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS ROME (Reuters) - Triumphant Michael Phelps did not need to rely on hi-tech swimsuit wizardry to reaffirm his worth at the world aquatics championships.

Democrats Find Rallying Points on Health Reform, but Splinters Remain

Washington Post - Bill O'leary - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane Democrats leave town for the August recess with frayed nerves and fragile agreements on health-care reform, and a new bogeyman to fire up their constituents: the insurance industry.

Schools prep for spread of swine flu

USA Today - Larry Copeland - ‎5 hours ago‎
As the first day of classes approaches for some districts, school and health officials in several states are preparing for the possibility of wider outbreaks of the H1N1 virus.

Plague Kills 2 Men in Remote China; Town Quarantined

Bloomberg - Jason GaleEd Johnson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- A second man died of pneumonic plague in a remote area of northwestern China as officials quarantined a town to stop the pneumonia-causing disease spreading.

US Pilot's Remains Found in Iraq After 18 Years

New York Times - Thom Shanker - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Navy officials announced early Sunday that Marines in the western Iraqi province of Anbar had found remains that have been positively identified as those of an American fighter pilot shot down in the opening hours of the ...

Christian schools close after Pakistan killings

AFP - ‎8 minutes ago‎
KARACHI - Christian schools and colleges went on strike in Pakistan Monday to protest against the killing of seven Christians in bloody riots that heightened fears of widening unrest, officials said.

Analysis: Some health care numbers don't tally

The Associated Press - Tom Raum - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Some of President Barack Obama's health care numbers don't seem to add up. And that's complicating his efforts to pass his top domestic priority.