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Xinhua - 47 minutes ago
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The families of two American journalists detained in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had asked former President Bill Clinton to travel to Pyongyang to seek their release, a senior US official said Tuesday ...
Video: Prayers for Journalists' Freedom Answered The Associated Press
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New York Times - - 3 hours ago
By SEAN D. HAMILL and ANAHAD O'CONNOR BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. - A man carrying a gun and a gym bag walked into a busy fitness center just outside Pittsburgh Tuesday evening and opened fire, killing at least three people and wounding nearly a dozen others, ...
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5 dead in Pittsburgh-area gym shooting The Associated Press
CNN International - - 51 minutes ago
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By VOA News Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term in office at a formal inauguration ceremony in Tehran.
Ahmadinejad Sworn In as Iran's President New York Times
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CNN International - 25 minutes ago
(CNN) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino was remembered as an icon of democracy at a solemn funeral mass on Wednesday, the country's official news agency reported.
Aquino laid to rest, hailed as moral leader The Associated Press
CNN International - 4 hours ago
(CNN) -- Three more men were charged Wednesday with conspiring to carry out a terrorist act on a military base, bringing the total to four, police in Victoria, Australia, said.
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Los Angeles Times - - 5 hours ago
The commander in chief and his family get free treatment from a staff of four doctors. White House physicians see their role as mirroring the Secret Service, to protect the chief executive.
Obama Pushes Democrats for Unity on Health Plan New York Times
Los Angeles Times - - 1 hour ago
Eric Risberg / AP Inmates squeeze into rows of bunk beds at San Quentin. Federal judges have said California prisons are so crowded that they constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
US ruling: State must cut prison population San Francisco Chronicle
California Prisons Must Cut Inmate Population New York Times
Kansas City Star - 3 hours ago
Angus, a patrol and narcotics dog with the Independence police, above left, chewed on a reward stick Thursday at a Night Out Against Crime block party in Water Fall Park.
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Forbes - - 26 minutes ago
GENEVA -- Swiss Reinsurance Co. reported Wednesday a surprising second-quarter net loss of 381 million francs ($359 million) as investment losses and impairments offset an improved business environment.
Swiss Re Reports Loss, Cautions Investors Wall Street Journal
Swiss Re makes loss on bond bets BBC News
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission's move to ban so-called flash orders would help NYSE Euronext take back market share of US stock trading at the expense of three-year-old ...
SEC Starts Crackdown on 'Flash' Trading New York Times
Ban on Flash Orders Is Considered by SEC Wall Street Journal
New York Times - - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department said on Tuesday that only a small number of homeowners - 235247, or 9 percent of those eligible - had been helped by the latest government program created to modify home loans and prevent ...
Banks slow to modify mortgages, Treasury reports Los Angeles Times
BusinessWeek - - 3 hours ago
In mid-July, Forrester Research called Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader devices "the flame that lit the wildfire" for digital reading.
Sony unveils pocket-size electronic book reader Los Angeles Times
BusinessWeek - - 3 hours ago
Citing security concerns, the United States Marine Corps has issued an order banning access to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on its network for the next year.
Marines solidify ban on Facebook, Twitter Computerworld
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Boston Herald - - 2 hours ago
“Julie & Julia” hits the big screen on Friday, and restaurants have cooked up promotions to celebrate Julia Child, the late Cambridge chef who brought French cooking into legions of American homes.
She discovered Julia Child Boston Globe
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The Associated Press - - 51 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, whose loopy, emotional critiques of contestants and on- and off-screen behavior brought singular appeal to the hit TV show, said she's quitting after eight years.
Paula Abdul posts on Twitter she won't be back on 'American Idol ... Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times - - 4 hours ago
The studio's decision to not screen the film for print and broadcast media outlets does not apply to reviewers at several Internet fan sites, which all give it favorable reviews.
"GI Joe" is AWOL for critics Reuters
Boston Herald - - 32 minutes ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Red Sox [team stats] were hoping to travel to Florida and make the AL East a two-team race. Picking up right where they left off during the postseason down here last year, the Rays once again proved that when ...
Longoria ends a Boston marathon on a high note Tampa Tribune
Los Angeles Times - - 51 minutes ago
Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez hits a solo home run in the fifth inning as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jason Kendall watches during the Dodgers' victory Tuesday.
Manny's HR, 3 RBIs push Dodgers past Brewers 17-4 The Associated Press
MLB.com - - 1 hour ago
CHICAGO -- The White Sox highlight reel from Tuesday's 5-4 victory over the Angels before 30228 at US Cellular Field will start with Scott Podsednik's third walk-off hit of the 2009 campaign.
Podsednik lifts White Sox to win The Associated Press
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ABC News - - 7 hours ago
Schools are bracing for what could be a nasty flu season -- and for principals and educators, that may mean making tricky decisions about when to close their doors.
2 more swine flu-related deaths reported in Nevada San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Post - - 4 hours ago
As public skepticism mounts about President Obama's plans to overhaul the nation's health-care system, the political team that got him elected is returning to the online world of grass-roots activism in an attempt to reclaim control of ...
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WebMD - - 10 hours ago
Aug. 4, 2009 -- Adults with even moderately elevated cholesterol in their early to mid-40s appear to have an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias decades later, a new study shows.
Study links cholesterol to Alzheimer's abc7news.com
Los Angeles Times - 3 hours ago
Police say Diane Schuler's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and that she had smoked marijuana shortly before the crash on the Taconic State Parkway that killed 8. Associated Press Garden City, NY -- A mother who drove the wrong ...
Video: Police: Wrong-way Crash Driver Was Drunk, High The Associated Press
Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Two Russian attack submarines were detected patrolling the waters off the East Coast of the US in recent days, including one that came as close as 200 miles offshore, according to US military officials.
AP sources: Russian subs patrolling off East Coast The Associated Press
Report: Pair of Russian attack subs prowl off US coast Monsters and Critics.com
CNN - - 4 hours ago
(CNN) -- It is a problem of massive plastic proportions -- a giant floating debris field, composed mostly of bits and pieces of plastic, in the northwest Pacific Ocean, about a thousands miles off the coast of California.
Voyage to study plastic 'island' BBC News
Researchers set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch San Jose Mercury News