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Schwarzenegger: lets gays and lesbians marry now

San Francisco Chronicle - Jill Tucker - ‎1 hour ago‎
(08-06) 17:04 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called today for the immediate restoration of same-sex marriage in California, urging the federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 to impose his ruling while the case moves through the ...
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Top HP executive steps down after harassment claim

Washington Post - Jia Lynn Yang, Peter Whoriskey - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Hewlett-Packard, the world's biggest PC maker, announced late Friday that star chief executive Mark Hurd had resigned after an investigation into claims of sexual harassment against him turned up evidence of other ...
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Gulf cleanup priority shifts to corralling the boom

Washington Post - Joel Achenbach - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The successful "static kill" of the Macondo well, combined with the almost total disappearance of skimmable oil at the water's surface, has dramatically changed the nature of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis.
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Goosen Takes His Place Atop a Leader Board in Flux at Bridgestone

New York Times - Larry Dorman - ‎1 hour ago‎
AKRON, Ohio - The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational turned into the Revolving Door Open on Friday at Firestone Country Club. Golf balls bounced off spectators and trees and spun off the soft greens.

US Pushes For Nuclear-Free World

Voice of America - Elizabeth Lee - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sixty-five years after the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki -- at the end of World War II - the US view on nuclear weapons has changed.

Russia's wheat woes could hit US grocery shelves

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A planned wheat export ban in response to an expected shortage is heightening fears about tight supplies and could lead to soaring food prices.

Muscovites struggle to breathe as acrid smoke grips city

CNN - Matthew Chance, Max Tkachenko - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- The Moscow skyline of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral vanished Friday as a blanket of thick, noxious smoke shrouded the metropolis, leaving many of the city's 10 million residents with sore throats ...

Obama on Kagan: 'This is a good day'

USA Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
After receiving some so-so news on unemployment this morning, President Obama got to kick back today and celebrate the elevation of his second Supreme Court justice.

Health Buzz: Don't Postpone Pregnancy After Miscarriage

U.S. News & World Report - Angela Haupt - ‎3 hours ago‎
If at first you don't succeed, it may be best to try again soon. Women who get pregnant within six months of a miscarriage are more likely to have a healthy, successful pregnancy than if they wait longer, suggests a new study published ...

5 Things Nigel Lythgoe Doesn't Want to See on American Idol

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎8 hours ago‎
Returning American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has a lot of decisions to make about the 10-year-old show - including helping choose its new judges.

Zardari claims win in terror row with UK

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
A triumphant President Asif Ali Zardari tonight claimed to have convinced David Cameron that Pakistan was doing all it could to stop militant jihadi groups "exporting terror" to Afghanistan and Britain, while appearing to rule out a new crackdown or ...

Some of Lost's Final Mysteries, Solved

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Lost fans were whipped into a frenzy Friday, when a juicy 12-minute epilogue of what happens on The Island under Hurley's reign leaked online.

Regulators Shut Ravenswood Bank of Chicago

ABC News - Christopher Doering, Gary Hill - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US regulators seized Ravenswood Bank of Chicago on Friday, bringing the number of closures this year to 109 as the community bank sector continues to suffer under the weight of bad loans.

Romer Leaves White House Amid Listless Economic Recovery

FOXNews - ‎8 hours ago‎
In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer briefs reporters at the White House in Washington.

What's next for FCC on net neutrality?

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎10 hours ago‎
What's next for net neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission? Industry insiders and analysts say FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will go back to square one, where the FCC is faced with a controversial push to re-regulate ...

Jobs Report: Companies Slow to Hire

ABC News - David Muir, Jessica Hopper - ‎2 hours ago‎
Only about 8 percent of the 8.4 million jobs lost at the peak of the recession have been recovered, leaving millions of Americans still looking for work, according to an analysis by ABC News' Business Unit.

BlackBerry maker, Saudis working on fix-source

Reuters - Souhail Karam, Jason Neely - ‎6 hours ago‎
RIYADH, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The makers of the BlackBerry were looking into the possibility of using servers in Saudi Arabia on Friday to avert a threatened ban on its Messenger services by Saudi government, which wants access to its ...

New Jobs Report Delivers Bad News For Obama

NPR - Scott Horsley - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fairly or unfairly, jobs have become one of the most important barometers in assessing the president's performance. And if President Obama hoped to end his birthday week with a positive jobs report, he was disappointed.

Report: iPod refresh coming sooner than expected

CNET - Josh Lowensohn - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Citing "a reliable source within Apple," MacMagazine pegs the unveiling of the next generation iPods between August 14-16, the first two days of which are a Saturday and a Sunday, leaving Monday the 16th as a more likely candidate.

Build the Ground Zero Mosque

Newsweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
I believe we should promote Muslim moderates right here in America. And why I'm returning an award to the ADL. Ever since 9/11, liberals and conservatives have agreed that the lasting solution to the problem of Islamic terror is to prevail in the ...

Google Boosts Social Net Tools with Slide Buy

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new, more social Google is on the way. Google confirmed reports it is headed into the world of social media Wednesday with its purchase of Slide.

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Welcome World's Future Funniest Person

BuddyTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett, star of Arrested Development and Fox's upcoming Running Wilde, became parents to their second child today--a boy, Abel James Arnett, joining older brother Archie, two years old.

Athletics: Gay beats Bolt

SkySports - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tyson Gay claimed the first 100m win of his career over Usain Bolt in the DN Galan meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm. The American was quicker out of the blocks and pulled clear to win in a time of 9.84 seconds.
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