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Bill Clinton visits North Korea in bid to free journalists

Los Angeles Times - John M. GlionnaPaul Richter - ‎1 hour ago‎
The former president's surprise mission is aimed at negotiating the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegal entry.

Australia foils terrorist plot to attack army base

The Associated Press - David Crosling - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MELBOURNE, Australia - Australian police said Tuesday they have thwarted a terrorist plot in which extremists with ties to an al-Qaida-linked Somali Islamist group planned to invade a military base and open fire with automatic weapons until they were ...

'Cash for Clunkers' leaves area dealers uncertain

Philadelphia Inquirer - Suzette Parmley - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The Obama administration is putting pressure on the US Senate to act quickly and approve $2 billion to keep the popular but financially strapped "Cash for Clunkers" program running.

Protesters Attempt To Rally in Tehran

Washington Post - Thomas ErdbrinkWilliam Branigin - ‎5 hours ago‎
After a hotly contested election pitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against leading challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi, the government declared Ahmadinejad the winner on June 13.

Philippines coup plotters salute 'brave' Aquino

AFP - ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA - Military officers who launched seven bloody coup attempts against the late Philippine president Corazon Aquino on Tuesday paid tribute to their one-time foe, praising her bravery in the face of gunfire.

Right of Reply: Americans for Peace Now: A case of misleading dogma

Jerusalem Post - Martin Sherman - ‎11 hours ago‎
The recent article, "Obama means what he says" on July 22 by CEO of Americans for Peace Now (APN) Debra DeLee, was a breathtaking display of misplaced arrogance and misleading dogma.

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Analysis: Obama struggling to keep no-tax pledge

The Associated Press - Philip Elliott - ‎16 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is struggling to find a way to pay for an overhaul of the nation's health care system without violating his campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.

Severe turbulence jolts 767 and injures 26 aboard

Seattle Times - Ken KayeDana Williams - ‎22 minutes ago‎
It makes for a terrifying roller-coaster ride, frequently forcing planes to shake violently while plummeting hundreds of feet in a matter... By Ken Kaye and Dana Williams CAMILA MACHADO / AP In this photo released by a passenger, Continental Airlines ...

McCain a no on Sotomayor; debate expected today

Philadelphia Inquirer - Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ‎13 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), his party's 2008 presidential contender, said yesterday that he would join the vast majority of Senate Republicans to vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who is on track to be ...

July sales up on clunker vouchers

Detroit Free Press - Greg Gardner - ‎23 minutes ago‎
July's US auto sales reports contained some good news, thanks to the cash-for-clunkers program. Three companies -- Ford, Hyundai and Subaru -- reported actual increases from a year ago.

Yamaha Motor Falls Most in 9 Months on Loss Forecast

Bloomberg - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Kiyori Ueno Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Yamaha Motor Co., the world's second- largest motorcycle maker, fell the most in nine months after the company quadrupled its forecast to a full-year loss of 182 billion yen ($1.9 billion).

UBS remains cautious after Q2 loss, big outflows

Reuters - Lisa Jucca - ‎22 minutes ago‎
ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS said it remained cautious about its prospects after client withdrawals spurred by protracted US tax litigation dragged the Swiss bank into another big quarterly loss on Tuesday.

Google Gets Into The Advertising Trash Talk Game

ChannelWeb - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft has spent much of the past year taking shots at competitors through advertisements, and company executives have been crowing about the positive impact this is having on Microsoft's brand perception.

The Google vs. Apple War Begins

PC Magazine - Sascha Segan - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google and Apple used to be the best of friends, but they're looking more warily at each other these days. Apple's rejection of Google Voice apps for the iPhone was followed relatively swiftly by Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down ...

New Nikon Coolpix Has a Built-In Projector

Washington Post - Tim Moynihan - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj will let you project images after you take them, and three other (nonprojector) Coolpix cameras will join it on store shelves in September.

Sideshow: Oh, that flirty Ryan O'Neal

Philadelphia Inquirer - Tirdad Derakhshani - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Talk about too much information: Ryan O'Neal tells Vanity Fair in an interview excerpted by the Huffington Post that he sorta tried to pick up his own daughter at the June 30 funeral of his long-term gf Farrah Fawcett.
Feuding Over Farrah TheCelebrityCafe.com

Michael Jackson's mother given custody of children

Los Angeles Times - Allen J. Schaben - ‎6 hours ago‎
Eric George, Debbie Rowe's attorney, addresses reporters. Rowe, the mother of two of Michael Jackson's children, will retain visitation and legal parental rights in her agreement with Katherine Jackson.

Hugh Jackman's Gonna Get You, Suckers

E! Online - Erik Pedersen - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Showman will chronicle—in song!—the colorful life of legendary PT Barnum, the impresario whose talent for giving the people what they wanted led to many entertainment firsts, including the three-ring circus.

Reports: Burress Is Indicted by Grand Jury

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
A grand jury reportedly has voted to indict former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress on charges stemming from the incident last November in which he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub.

Thomas hits walk-off HR

Detroit Free Press - Shannon Shelton - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Clete Thomas didn't quite know how to react after hitting the walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 Tigers victory at Comerica Park.

Hampton rewarded in Astros' victory

MLB.com - Gene Duffey - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON -- Astros left-hander Mike Hampton showed an uncharacteristic display of emotion after pitching his way out of trouble in the sixth inning Monday night against San Francisco.
Cain goes distance, takes loss San Francisco Chronicle

Plague death toll rises in China

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A third man has died of pneumonic plague in north-western China where a town of more than 10000 people has been sealed off, officials say.

Vitamin D deficiency common in US children

CNN - Denise Mann - ‎10 hours ago‎
A whopping 70 percent of American kids aren't getting enough vitamin D, and such youngsters tend to have higher blood pressure and lower levels of good cholesterol than their peers, according to two new studies published this week in the ...

us Psyche Bedevils Health Effort

Wall Street Journal - Gerald F. Seib - ‎3 hours ago‎
That's a pretty apt summary of the American mind-set about health care -- and not just now, but for decades. Something about health care calls forth from the national psyche a deep, almost inexplicable schizophrenia, as the latest, ...
Lifting A Burden Of Worry Washington Post

Standish wants jobs, but some critics fear security

Detroit Free Press - Kathleen GrayDawson Bell - ‎23 minutes ago‎
STANDISH -- Outside the Standish Maximum Correctional Facility on Monday, the protest continued, the pickets lifting their signs. The group wasn't protesting the prospect of Guantánamo Bay terrorism suspects coming to the town about two hours north of ...

Women stick together against cheating lover

Chicago Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
In this photo released by the Calumet County, Wis. Sheriff's Office, Michelle Belliveau, 43, of Neenah, Wis. faces a charge of being a party to false imprisonment.
Women allegedly attack Fox11online.com

Birther leader Orly Taitz implodes on MSNBC

Christian Science Monitor - Jimmy Orr - ‎4 hours ago‎
Maybe today was the tipping point. The point where finally the birther movement starts to lose its steam. And it may not even be because of the outcry directed at CNN's Lou Dobbs for giving the birther crowd an air of legitimacy ...
Birther Of A Fox Nation Atlantic Online