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Hudson crash pilot loved sharing Manhattan view

Newsday - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Photo credit: Fox News Channel Photo | A plane and helicopter collide midair over the Hudson River on August 8, 2009. The pilot of the helicopter in Saturday's collision over the Hudson River loved sharing the panoramic views of Manhattan with his ...

Obama Arrives in Mexico for Leaders Summit

Wall Street Journal - Elizabeth Williamson - ‎23 minutes ago‎
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- US President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico for his first summit with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, with economic and security issues high on the agenda.

Pakistani Taliban's leader 'ill'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Pakistani Taliban's leader Baitullah Mehsud is gravely ill, his top aide has told the BBC. Maulan Nur Syed denied this was linked in any way to claims Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US missile strike on Wednesday in a remote tribal area.
A Taliban Takedown Wall Street Journal

A Million in China Evacuate Ahead of Typhoon

New York Times - Michael Wines - ‎5 hours ago‎
BEIJING - Typhoon Morakot slammed into the east coast of China on Sunday, packing winds up to 111 miles an hour, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing one million people to flee.

Kissinger Weighs in on North Korea

New York Times - Ashley Southall - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The debate over former President Bill Clinton's trip this week to North Korea has drawn in one of his wife's predecessors, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Indonesian Leaders Praise Anti-Terror Raids

New York Times - Seth Mydans - ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA - Concerns over possible terrorist attacks heightened in Indonesia on Sunday after two raids in which the police said they had foiled plans to assassinate President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono but might have failed to capture ...

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About 250 inmates injured in riot at Calif. prison

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - A California state prison near Los Angeles remains on lockdown after a riot sent 55 prisoners to hospitals. A switchboard operator at the California Institution for Men in Chino says the lockdown Sunday will remain in effect "indefinitely ...

Sonia Sotomayor sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Sonia Sotomayor, left, takes the oath from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court's 220-year history.

'Cash for Clunkers' off to a speedy start

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎3 hours ago‎
The federal government's new “Cash for Clunkers” program got off to a rousing start over the past two weeks, with some new-car dealers reporting dozens of deals completed in just the first few days.
Cash for Clunkers The Jacksonville Observer

Microsoft to Sell Digital Agency to an Advertising Giant

New York Times - Stuart Elliott - ‎1 hour ago‎
The French advertising giant Publicis Groupe struck a deal Sunday to buy Razorfish, the interactive agency that Microsoft has owned since acquiring the agency's parent company, aQuantive, in 2007.

Rio Tinto's Spying Cost Country's Steel Industry $102 Billion ...

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bloomberg News Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Rio Tinto Plc spied on China's steelmakers for six years, costing them 700 billion yuan ($102 billion) in excessive charges for iron ore, according to a report published yesterday on a Chinese government-run Web ...
China publishes Rio Tinto spy allegations United Press International

Paulson, Goldman CEO spoke often in heat of crisis

Washington Post - David LawderJessica Wohl - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked often to the head of Goldman Sachs at the height of the credit crisis but did not actively seek to help the bank he once ran, ...

Twitter Continues to Battle DDoS Attack

PC World - ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
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.

Google Voice Can Sneak onto iPhone

PC World - Paul Suarez - ‎10 hours ago‎
Despite recent drama, Google Voice will soon be available for iPhone -- as a Web-based app, says The New York Times. The all-things-phone-management application (which was widely speculated to have been rejected for threatening AT&T profits on calling ...

New tests shed light on how dogs think

USA Today - Sharon Jayson - ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
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 ...

'GI Joe' commands box office with $56.2M debut

The Associated Press - David Germain - ‎31 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - GI Joe is the latest toy to invade Hollywood and plant its blockbuster flag. Inspired by the Hasbro action figure, Paramount's "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took command of the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut domestically, ...

Sources Deny Report That Mark Lester Fathered Jackson's Daughter

People Magazine - Howard BreuerAnne Marie Cruz - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Longtime Michael Jackson friend Mark Lester is not the father of Jackson's daughter, nor is he claiming paternity, despite a tabloid report indicating Lester says he's Paris Jackson's biological dad, sources tell PEOPLE.

ABC wants to dance with Abdul

Hollywood Reporter - James Hibberd - ‎3 hours ago‎
ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson said Saturday that he would like to have the former "American Idol" judge on the network's top-rated reality hit "Dancing With the Stars.

Woods Seals Record Seventh Victory At Firestone

New York Times - Mark Lamport-StokesPritha Sarkar - ‎1 hour ago‎
By REUTERS AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Tiger Woods won a record seventh WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title on Sunday, overhauling Padraig Harrington with a sizzling burst of scoring before benefiting from a late collapse by the Irishman.
Tiger rallies to win at Firestone The Associated Press

Rough ride continues for Dodgers

Los Angeles Times - Keith Birmingham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann tags out Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez at home plate during the fourth inning on Sunday. Dodgers suffer their fourth loss in five games as bullpen continues to struggle.
Braves' Kelly Johnson changes his approach Atlanta Journal Constitution

Santana pitches eight innings, hits twice to lead Mets over Padres

The Canadian Press - ‎36 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO - Johan Santana threw eight strong innings and tied his career high with two hits and an RBI as the New York Mets avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Obama confronts fears on health care

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Josh Gerstein - ‎2 hours ago‎
You mean the SEIU that has on their website a video and pledge they are asking their members to sign to stay civil at the town halls?
Health protesters plan bus tour Helena Independent Record

Swine Flu Should Not Close Most Schools, Federal Officials Say

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
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 ...

Real or Contrived? Lawmakers Argue Over Nature of Health Care Protests

FOXNews - ‎7 hours ago‎
The fresh round of debate over the heated summertime sessions comes after a meeting in Des Moines with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin was interrupted several times by critics in the audience.

Britain behind 'coup attempt' claim Iranian hardliners

Telegraph.co.uk - Richard Spencer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Britain has been accused of directing a coup attempt against the Iranian government as hardliners demanded an even tougher response against protesters and opposition leaders.

Analysis: How Fatah has evolved into the Palestinian Ba'ath party

Jerusalem Post - Khaled Abu Toameh - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fatah's sixth General Assembly has shown that the 44-year-old faction is still not ready to transform itself from a revolutionary movement into a governing body - one that cares about establishing institutions and infrastructure ...

Briton may hang for killings in Baghdad

Times Online - Oliver August - ‎2 hours ago‎
A British guard working for a security company inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone was arrested yesterday after two of his colleagues were killed and another wounded in a reported alcohol-fuelled rampage.