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Auto salvage yards mixed on Cash for Clunkers

Salt Lake Tribune - Steven Oberbeck - ‎4 hours ago‎
Salt Lake City - Armando Rios, of Penguin Auto Salvage, disassembles a car at the salvage yard Salt Lake city Friday Aug 7, 2009. Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune 8/7/09 Support for the federal government's "Cash for Clunkers" ...

U.S. Drone Kills Chief of Taliban in Pakistan

Wall Street Journal - Matthew RosenbergZahid Hussain - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The apparent death of the chief of Pakistan's Taliban, reportedly struck by a US missile as he lay tethered to an intravenous drip, is a major victory for Pakistan and the US in their battle ...

Sotomayor's Confirmation Isn't a Win for the White House

FOXNews - Ken Klukowski - ‎2 hours ago‎
The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court on Thursday will impact this nation for decades, on issues ranging from free speech to racial preferences to gun rights.

2 dead in hunt for Indonesian terrorists

CNN International - ‎26 minutes ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesian police killed two militants believed to be connected with a 2004 embassy bombing and found a cache of explosives in an early morning raid Saturday on a house on the outskirts of Jakarta, the national police chief ...

Conservatives Warn Ahmadinejad Not to Defy Ayatollah on Cabinet Picks

New York Times - Robert F. WorthNazila Fathi - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - In a sign of persistent divisions in Iran's hard-line political camp, a coalition of major conservative parties issued an unusually blunt open letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday, warning him not to ...

First post-war polls in Sri Lanka

BBC News - Charles Haviland - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first elections in Sri Lanka since the civil war ended in May are being held in the Tamil-dominated north. The government has described the votes in Jaffna and Vavuniya, as well as in the southern province of Uva, ...

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Florida Republican Mel Martinez announces resignation from Senate

Los Angeles Times - Aaron DeslatteJosh Hafenbrack - ‎1 hour ago‎
GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, himself favored to win his party's nomination for the seat, will name a replacement to hold it until the 2010 election.

A Jobs Bottom

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Yesterday's jobs report for July is undeniably good news, even if the economy did shed another quarter-million jobs for the month.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, is in critical but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital with her family at her side, her family said Friday.

What Do Unemployment Figures Mean?

Washington Post - Frank Ahrens - ‎14 minutes ago‎
The official national unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent in July from 9.5 percent in June, the Labor Department reported Friday, even though the economy lost 247000 jobs.
Job Market Blues New York Times

Dow Gained 2.2% During the Week

Wall Street Journal - Karen Talley - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK -- As an encouraging employment report spurred the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its highest close in more than nine months, component American Express was a front-runner, while former Dow members American International Group ...

Berkshire profit up 14 percent as stocks rebound

Reuters - Jonathan Stempel - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) (BRKb.N) posted its best quarter in nearly two years, as recovering stock markets boosted the value of its equity investments and derivatives bets.

Professor Main Target of Assault on Twitter

New York Times - Jenna WorthamAndrew E. Kramer - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Damian Dovarganes/AP The Web attacks on Thursday and Friday kept millions of people from using sites like Twitter. By JENNA WORTHAM and ANDREW E. KRAMER The cyberattacks Thursday and Friday on Twitter and other popular Web services disrupted the lives ...

Apple Tablet PC Could Take In $1.2 Billion

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sales of 2 million tablets priced between $500 and $700 could add 3% to Apple revenue in 2010, analyst says. By Antone Gonsalves Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster estimates that Apple could sell $1.2 billion worth of tablet PCs the first year ...

6 Reasons to Jailbreak Your iPhone

Wired News - Brian X. Chen - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hacking your iPhone to run unofficial, third-party apps may seem unnecessary since Apple hosts its own App Store. But the corporation's recently enforced prohibitions on some apps, such as the banning of Google Voice, are reviving the ...

Most Likely to Understand

Washington Post - Hank Stuever - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Remembering the life of the writer-director behind '80s teen classics like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

'GI Joe' assaulted by first wave of bad reviews

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
"GI Joe" opens today to lots of hype but little in the way of substantive reviews. Mainstream critics were kept from advance screenings of "GI Joe.
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra Washington Post

Paula Abdul's First Day Not at Work

People Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
For eight seasons Simon Cowell has had the pleasure of taunting, teasing and tickling Paula Abdul on American Idol. But for the first time on Friday, Cowell and fellow judges Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson plowed ahead without Abdul.

Sabathia Hopes August Success Carries Over Against Red Sox

New York Times - Tyler Kepner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Less than two years ago, CC Sabathia pitched to catcher Victor Martinez with a chance to put the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

Shoppach's two homers lift Indians

MLB.com - Jesse Temple - ‎51 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO -- Kelly Shoppach belted two home runs and recorded his first three-hit game of the season, guiding the Indians to a 6-2 victory against the White Sox in the series opener on Friday night at US Cellular Field.

A's rock Bannister and roll to 9-4 victory over Royals

Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Kansas City Royals shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt (3) fields and throws out Oakland Athletics' Rajai Davis at first in the first inning during Friday's August 7, 2009, baseball game between the Royals and Oakland Athletics at Kauffman ...
Pennington helps A's get past Royals Seattle Post Intelligencer

Swine flu won't mean school's out, federal guidelines say

Los Angeles Times - Seema Mehta - ‎1 hour ago‎
New recommendations call for local districts to be conservative about school closures. Parents are urged to vaccinate children. By Seema Mehta Educators should be conservative when they consider shutting schools because of outbreaks of swine flu, ...
Schools given swine flu guidance San Francisco Chronicle

Lawmakers Rethink Town Halls

Wall Street Journal - Janet AdamyNaftali Bendavid - ‎2 hours ago‎
The health-care debate was supposed to play out at rallies and inside gymnasiums when lawmakers headed home for the August recess.
Health Care Hullabaloo New York Times

Wis. dealer sold gun extras to health club shooter

The Associated Press - Todd Richmond - ‎2 hours ago‎
MADISON, Wis. - An online weapons dealer who sold a gun or accessories to three mass killers, including a man who opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area health club this week, said Friday that any of the shooters could have just as easily found what they ...

Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death

The Associated Press - Mitch Stacy - ‎2 hours ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. - An official autopsy report released Friday found that cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that suddenly killed TV pitchman Billy Mays in June, but his family called the finding "speculative" and was considering getting an ...

Ethics panel bill would clarify mortgage rules

San Francisco Chronicle - Matthew B. Stannard - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., introduced legislation this week that would force members of Congress to disclose information about their home mortgages, including their loan date, amount, interest rate and issuer.

Obama Gets Some Good News on Economy, Terror Fight

Washington Post - Michael A. Fletcher - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Employers sharply scaled back layoffs in July, and the unemployment rate dipped for the first time in 15 months, sending a strong signal that the worst recession since World War II is finally ending.