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Blog reveals Afghanistan medic Karen Woo's dedication

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Blog posts written by Briton Dr Karen Woo, named as one of 10 medics shot dead in Afghanistan, offer a human insight into the aid mission to the war-torn country.
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Castro warning on effects of war

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has given his first speech to the country's national assembly since he stepped down as president of the country to undergo stomach surgery four years ago.
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Elena Kagan sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Los Angeles Times - Janet Hook - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administers the oath two days after her confirmation by the Senate. She is not expected to dramatically alter the ideological makeup of the court.
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Steve Stricker: Tiger Woods should play

ESPN - Bob Harig - ‎31 minutes ago‎
AKRON, Ohio -- While Tiger Woods' game continues to slide and with him refusing to make a firm commitment on the Ryder Cup, speculation will continue as to whether he participates for the US team in Wales.

PHOTO: Lady Gaga Crowd Surfs at Lollapalooza

People Magazine - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The singer, who just broke a VMA record by earning 13 nominations in a single year, made an unexpected appearance on stage with Semi Precious Weapons at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival on Friday.

HP CEO Hurd Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation

FOXBusiness - Kathryn Glass - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) shocked Wall Street Friday afternoon with the announcement that its chairman and chief executive, Mark Hurd, is resigning immediately in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation that revealed ethics ...

Saudi telecoms test fix to avert BlackBerry ban

Reuters - Souhail Karam, Ann Saphir - ‎1 hour ago‎
RIYADH Aug 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia told the kingdom's telecom operators on Saturday to test a proposed fix to the perceived national security threat posed by Research In Motion's (RIM.

Snooki's Pal Deena Cortese Talks About Moving to Jersey Shore

People Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi may swear by pickles, but her season 3 Jersey Shore costar Deena Cortese says her must-have at all times is CVS-purchased lip gloss.

Hamlin finally feels ready to win at Watkins Glen

Nascar - Bill Kimm - ‎1 hour ago‎
WATKINS GLEN, NY -- Despite knee surgery and a fine for speaking his mind, Denny Hamlin is in the midst of his best Cup Series season as he visits Watkins Glen International for the final road-course race of 2010.

Obama takes credit for healthier Medicare

Washington Post - Scott Wilson - ‎4 hours ago‎
President Obama on Saturday took credit for placing Medicare on a more certain fiscal path and pledged to American seniors that they would see more help soon paying for drug costs in a direct appeal to an important segment of the ...

Executive Leaves After iPhone Antenna Troubles

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of hardware for the company's flagship iPhone, has left the company in the wake of widely reported problems with the antenna of the recently introduced iPhone 4.

When to Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage

TIME - Alice Park - ‎1 hour ago‎
Having a miscarriage is a difficult challenge for couples to overcome, both physically and mentally, but most are eager to try to conceive again as soon as possible after the loss.

Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tony Judt, the British writer, historian and professor who was recently described as having the "liveliest mind in New York", has died after a two-year struggle with motor neurone disease.

Russian Emergencies Ministry sends additional 1000 people to tackle fires

RIA Novosti - Ruslan Krivobok - ‎7 hours ago‎
Russian Emergencies services sent additional 1000 troops and 200 units of firefighting equipment to smother wildfires seized Moscow region, the head of the Ministry's National crisis control center said on Saturday.

'Other Guys' rings up $13.2 mil in first-day coin

Hollywood Reporter - Carl DiOrio - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sony's buddy-cop action comedy " The Other Guys," starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, sped to the top of the daily boxoffice rankings with an estimated $13.2 million from its first day in movie theaters on Friday.

West Nile virus more likely to cause serious illnesses in North Dakota

Food Consumer - ‎4 hours ago‎
North Dakota may be one of the states where West Nile virus can cause a high rate of neuroinvasive disease, a new study in the March-April 2010 issue of Public Health Reports suggests.

Julia Roberts Hindu? Who knew?! Sarah Palin next?

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
In her September Elle magazine cover story, Roberts anounces that since her film-making sojourn in India, she and her family now worship as Hindus and go together to a temple to "chant and pray and celebrate.

Who's Next In Line For a Middleweight Title Shot After UFC 117?

Bleacher Report - Mitch Ciccarelli - ‎1 hour ago‎
Before Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen square off in the Octagon tonight, let's take a look at what's in store for the future.

No Wheat Shortage, but Prices May Rise

New York Times - Graham Bowley, Andrew Martin - ‎20 hours ago‎
The price of wheat had been falling since the last great spike in 2008, but in April, Guy Lapointe seeded 2200 acres of hard red spring wheat anyway on his rolling land in Alberta.

Rodriguez, Hit by Ball in Batting Practice, Sits

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was pulled from the lineup for Saturday's game with a bruised lower left leg after he was hit by a sharp one-hopper off the bat of his new teammate Lance Berkman during batting practice.

One Million Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to Escherichia Coli

Food Consumer - David Liu - ‎6 hours ago‎
A California meat processor is recalling about one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157:H7, The United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 5.

Red Sox agree to deal with Carlos Delgado

Yahoo! Sports - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Red Sox signed free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado(notes) on Saturday to help shore up their first base situation, according to FoxSports.

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