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Sotomayor, veteran judge, is rookie on high court

The Associated Press - Mark Sherman - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Sonia Sotomayor has gained admission to the Marble Palace. Now she has to figure out how the Supreme Court works. When do you speak up?

Fourth body located after New York midair collision

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Investigators have located the body of a fourth victim in the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed after colliding with a plane over the Hudson River in New York, a source close to the investigation said.

Taliban Leader in Pakistan Is Reportedly Killed

New York Times - Zubair ShahSabrina Tavernise - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Pir Zubair Shah, Sabrina Tavernise and Mark Mazzetti AP Television News A 2008 video showed Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of Pakistan's Taliban, at a news conference in Pakistan near the Afghan ...

Doubts Raised That Dead Terrorist Was Top Leader

New York Times - Kristen Gelineau - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By AP JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Police scrambled Sunday to identify the body of a suspected terrorist killed in a farmhouse gunbattle after discovering a plot to kill Indonesia's president in a suicide car bombing.

Trial of protesters seems only to hurt Iran, analysts say

Los Angeles Times - Borzou DaragahiRamin Mostaghim - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cameras record the proceedings at the second hearing of Iranian opposition protesters in Tehran. More than 100 people were paraded before the cameras a week ago, followed by dozens more Saturday.

Bill and Hillary Clinton: America's power couple

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Both Clintons are suddenly back on the world stage - but this time the third person in their marriage isn't an intern, it's a president.

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As 'cash for clunkers' ramps up, new cars sell out

The Associated Press - Chip Cutter - ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - The nation's car dealers have a new worry: they're running out of vehicles. As the "cash-for-clunkers" program reaches its next chapter, and consumers pour into showrooms, some dealers say their stock of new cars - especially for ...

Economic View A Missed Opportunity on Climate Change

New York Times - Gregory Mankiw - ‎7 hours ago‎
DURING the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama distinguished himself on the economics of climate change, speaking far more sensibly about the issue than most of his rivals.

Martinez is leaving a lackluster legacy

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jeremy WallaceLloyd Dunkelberger - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. Mel Martinez's abrupt resignation from the US Senate culminates four and a half years in office marked by criticism from the left and the right, low approval ratings, little influence and a baffling decision not to finish a ...

Electric Car's Connection to Goldman Sachs

New York Times - Jim Motavalli - ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
You don't need a Goldman Sachs connection to invest in Coda Automotive, an electric car start-up based in California, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
Banker thrives on recovery hopes Louisville Courier-Journal

US Cuts Less Jobs Than Forecast

New York Times - Matt SpetalnickRichard Leong - ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
By REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US unemployment rate fell in July for the first time in 15 months as employers cut far fewer jobs than expected, giving the clearest indication yet that the economy was turning around from a deep recession.

Florida may gut discounts for hurricane shutters

MiamiHerald.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Homeowners who cut their insurance bill by installing shutters will soon see those discounts slashed if insurers have their way. BY BEATRICE E. garciabgarcia@miamiherald.

Twitter Continues to Battle DDoS Attack

PC World - ‎9 hours ago‎
More than two days after experiencing a complete outage as a result of a distribute denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, Twitter and other social networking sites such as Facebook are still battling a surge in traffic related to the attack.

Week in Apple: mystery Apple product, keyboard and SMS exploits ...

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎10 hours ago‎
This week's top Apple news revolved around the FCC's investigation into Apple and Google, an unidentified Apple product showing up in an updated .

Kepler telescope makes quick discovery

CNN - Shelby Lin Erdman - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- NASA's Kepler space telescope has already made a discovery, and its science operations aren't even officially under way yet.

"Dancing with Stars" role for Paula Abdul?

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Paula Abdul may be out of a job on "American Idol" but she could soon be dancing with the stars on rival TV network ABC.

The John Hughes Touch

New York Times - Ao Scott - ‎11 hours ago‎
I've reached the age when my children sometimes ask, “Dad, what were things like in the olden days, when you were a teenager?
Hughes lives on, on DVD Akron Beacon Journal

Game Guys Review: "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra" for the Xbox 360

News10.net - Barry White - ‎35 minutes ago‎
GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra is the video game tie-in for the late summer blockbuster movie and thusly relates more to those Joes than the animated cartoon Joes that folks older than twenty remember from childhood.

Yankees Zero In on a Sweep

New York Times - Jack Curry - ‎18 minutes ago‎
After Jacoby Ellsbury looped a soft single to center field to spoil CC Sabathia's bid for a no-hitter with two outs in the sixth inning Saturday, the baseball was returned to Sabathia.

Boxing could learn a thing or two from MMA

Sports Network - John McMullen - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The fightin' city of Philadelphia is famous for its long and storied boxing history. Names like Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and the Blue Horizon are legendary in the City of ...

Rookie Falters in New Role, Leaving Mets on Brink of Padres Sweep

New York Times - Billy Witz - ‎36 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO - The transition from reliever to starting pitcher may be a long one for the Mets rookie Bobby Parnell - longer, certainly, than the first start of his major league career, which turned out to be his second-longest stint of the ...

Congress' to-do list when it's back from August recess

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
When it reconvenes Sept. 8, healthcare reform is likely to dominate most of the fall. But don't forget climate change, financial services regulation, appropriations and defense policy.

Swine Flu Should Not Close Most Schools, Federal Officials Say

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎16 hours ago‎
Decisions about whether to close schools should be made locally, the officials said, and “should balance the goal of reducing the number of people who become seriously ill or die from influenza with the goal of minimizing social ...
SLO County braces for flu season San Luis Obispo Tribune

New tests shed light on how dogs think, smartest breeds

USA Today - Sharon Jayson - ‎6 hours ago‎
TORONTO - A presentation on "How Dogs Think" drew a crowd Saturday as a psychologist, canine researcher and author of a 2004 book by the same name told the American Psychological Association that the newest research strategy ...
Researcher: Dogs have IQ of human toddlers United Press International

One million flee China typhoon

BBC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Authorities have evacuated almost one million people living on China's south-eastern coast ahead of the impending arrival of Typhoon Morakot.

World Digest: Clinton Declares South Africa's Ties With U.S. on ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
At a housing project for the homeless she once visited as first lady, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton basked in the cheers of an adoring crowd Saturday and pronounced US-South African ties on the mend after years of strain.

93 people missing in Tongan ferry disaster

The Associated Press - Pesi FonuaKristen Gelineau - ‎7 minutes ago‎
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - The number of people missing and feared dead rose to 93 Sunday after their ferry sank off Tonga last week, as divers continued to try and locate the sunken vessel in deep waters off the South Pacific nation.