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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.
Cambridge interfaith group talks race Boston Globe
Whites, blacks view Gates case differently Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Reuters - - 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.
Ahmadinejad wins Iran endorsement BBC News
New York Times - - 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.
Bomb blast in Afghanistan's west kills 10 The Associated Press
Afghan Police: Bomb Kills 12 in Herat Voice of America
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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.
Cory brings people back to the streets Inquirer.net
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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 ...
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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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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.
US prison plan for Guantanamo inmates under review, officials say Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. considers terror prison Chicago Tribune
Newsday - - 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.
Chicago Tribune - - 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 ...
Episcopal Church Picks Gay Priests for Promotion New York Times
Bloomberg - - 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
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.
Oil jumps above $70 on optimism demand to recover The Associated Press
AAA: Average retail gas prices rising in tandem with oil prices TopNews United States
Bloomberg - - 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.
German Retail Sales Post Surprise Fall Wall Street Journal
CNET News - - 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?
BlackBerry App World now archives apps Cnet Asia
PC World - - 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.
HTC Expects Revenue to Fall on Handset Delays Wall Street Journal
Shares of smartphone maker HTC plunge on outlook Washington Post
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.
Oy Tenenbaum! RIAA wins $675000, or $22500 per song Ars Technica
Los Angeles Times - - 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.
'Funny People' Sputters, but Takes Weekend New York Times
New York Times - - 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.
Video: Newly Discovered Mozart Works CBSNewsOnline
More proof of a prodigy in two newly identified Mozart works Dallas Morning News
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.
Spielberg taking leap with Harvey remake Houston Chronicle
Steven Spielberg to Direct “Harvey” TheCelebrityCafe.com
San Francisco Chronicle - - 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?
Hamels optimistic about outing, despite Phils' loss to Giants Philadelphia Daily News
Detroit Free Press - - 29 minutes ago
New York Times - - 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.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Pool is on fire with record 43 world records set San Francisco Chronicle
Michael Phelps accomplishes goals in and out of the pool Los Angeles Times
Washington Post - - 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.
Democrats walk a careful line on healthcare Los Angeles Times
USA Today - - 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.
Guam Department Of Education Prepared To Fight H1N1 Spread At Schools Pacific News Center
Bloomberg - - 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.
Second plague death in west China BBC News
New York Times - - 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 ...
Video: Remains of Pilot Missing Since 1991 Identified The Associated Press
Sand hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since 1991 The Southern
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.
Pakistan schools shut over unrest BBC News
Pakistan Christians shut schools to mourn killings The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 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.
Health bill may advance without GOP deal msnbc.com