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Oil spill 'still a disaster' for parts of Gulf, Allen says

CNN - Eric Fiegel, Ed Lavandera - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Though the beach has been cleaned up, Clarence Barthel walks alone at Pass Christian, Mississippi, on August 4. Former Coast Guard Adm.
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UK medic may have been killed for working with Christian group

The Guardian - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Karen Woo travelled to the remote Nuristan region of northern Afghanistan with hopes of making a difference, with undimmed passion to help others, and with no little trepidation of the physical and mental challenges ahead.
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Pakistan hit by deadly landslips

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Landslides have inundated two villages in northern Pakistan, as heavy rain continues to hamper efforts to help millions affected by flooding.
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HP's Former Chief Hurd Is Said to Settle With Sexual-Harassment Accuser

Bloomberg - Aaron Ricadela - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd reached a settlement last week with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment, releasing HP from responsibility, two people familiar with the ...

Police: Arizona escapees may be in Yellowstone area

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Authorities believe two Arizona prison escapees and their alleged accomplice may be in the Yellowstone National Park area of Montana and Wyoming, based on recent information, the US Marshals Service said Sunday.

Morrow racks up 17 K's, nearly no-hits Rays

MLB.com - Jordan Bastian - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO -- The Year of the Pitcher nearly included Brandon Morrow of the Blue Jays. On Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre, Morrow simply overpowered the Rays, coming within one out of a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory.

Avalanche of rain and mud kills at least 127 in China

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The torrential downpour which began Saturday is the latest disaster in a summer season that has brought the nation's worst flooding in a decade.

Apple iPhone Executive Leaves

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane, Ian Sherr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple Inc. has been grappling with numerous problems related to its iPhone 4. Now one of its executives who helped oversee the device is out.

The Other Guys tops weekend box office

Hollywood.com - Paul Dergarabedian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sony's “The Other Guys” gives Will Ferrell his second biggest opening weekend ever with a bigger than expected $35.6 million as Warner Bros.

H1N1 vaccination drive for medical, para-medical staff launched

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
RAJKOT: With the menace of swine flu surfacing again, Rajkot district administration has geared up to counter the epidemic by guarding its own officials.

Venezuelan leader urges Farc rebels to free hostages

BBC News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group to free all its hostages. Mr Chavez has in the past successfully brokered a deal with the Farc rebels to release some of their hostages.

Basketball stars, Obama play hoops for troops

The Associated Press - Natasha T. Metzler - ‎49 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it.

Kagame favored in Rwanda election, but issues cloud his presidency

CNN International - Lillian Leposo - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame is expected to retain power after the country goes to the polls Monday in its second presidential elections since the 1994 genocide.

Same-Sex Marriage Decision: "Far From Over"

CBS News - David S Morgan - ‎4 hours ago‎
An opponent of Proposition 8 holds a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco's City Hall, after the ruling to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage, August 4, 2010.

Anger Rises in Russia Over Unchecked Fires

Wall Street Journal - Richard Boudreaux - ‎1 hour ago‎
LUKHOVITSY, Russia—As forest fires continued to rage near Moscow, the mayor of this front-line town trudged through a blackened peat bog Sunday to oversee volunteer fire fighters.

Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza

Billboard - Laura Leebove, Tye Comer - ‎6 hours ago‎
Lady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck.

Rockies split series, thump Pirates behind 14 hits

Denver Post - Troy E. Renck - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez (5) rounds third celebrating with coach Rich Dauer (43) after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010.

Brody Jenner Shaves Love for Avril in New Hairdo

People Magazine - Eric Brogmus - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mohawk, tattoos - all signs of a serious punk rocker, or in the case of Brody Jenner, being in love with a punk-pop princess. Jenner and his girlfriend Avril Lavigne hit the streets of LA with the former Hills star sporting a new addition to his fresh ...

Braves finish off big series win vs. Giants

MLB.com - Guy Curtright - ‎33 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA -- The Giants came to Atlanta as the National League's hottest team, having won 21 of their 27 games. But they left as just another victim of the Braves' amazing run of success this season at Turner Field.

BlackBerry maker tests three Saudi servers-regulator

Reuters - Souhail Karam, Amran Abocar - ‎8 hours ago‎
RIYADH Aug 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion are testing three servers in the kingdom in a bid to resolve a row over the Canadian firm's popular messaging service, a regulatory official told Reuters on Sunday.

After Pulling Ahead, Mets Lose and Fall Below .500

New York Times - David Waldstein - ‎30 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - It started out so promising for the Mets, who followed the formula of youth, speed and energy to take a quick lead against one of the best pitchers in baseball.

Enbridge Making `Good Progress' on Michigan Oil-Spill Recovery, CEO Says

Bloomberg - Margaret Collins - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Enbridge Inc. is making “good progress” cleaning up a Michigan oil spill and compensating local residents affected by the release, said Chief Executive Officer Patrick Daniel.

When to have another pregnancy after a miscarriage

Food Consumer - David Liu - ‎7 hours ago‎
Women should try to have another pregnancy immediately after a miscarriage if they want to have a healthy baby, a new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests.


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