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Gates' budget ax swings at Pentagon overhead, Joint Forces Command

Christian Science Monitor - Howard LaFranchi - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces the elimination of the Joint Forces Command and a 10 percent reduction in the use of contractors.
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Obama attacks Bush policies in Bush's home state

Reuters - Jim Young, Matt Spetalnick - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Obama arrives to deliver remarks at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas,, August 9, 2010. By Ross Colvin AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in ...
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Moscow mortality doubles amid heat and smog

Xinhua - ‎13 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- As the mortality rate in Russia's capital has doubled with the record-breaking heat and toxic smoke smothering the city, a record number of more than 100000 passengers has departed Moscow in one day, local media reported ...
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Emerging-Market Stocks Advance to 14-Week High on Profits, Fed Speculation

Bloomberg - Michael Patterson, Chan Tien Hin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Emerging-market stocks gained, sending the benchmark index to its highest since April, as technology companies beat profit estimates and speculation rose the Federal Reserve may ...

Google and Verizon Offer Vision on Internet Traffic

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller, Miguel Helft - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Google and Verizon on Monday introduced a proposal for how Internet service should be regulated - and were immediately criticized by groups that favor keeping the network as open as possible.

First Guantánamo military tribunal under Obama gears up

Christian Science Monitor - Warren Richey - ‎27 minutes ago‎
A military judge ruled Monday that statements made by Omar Khadr, who is charged of killing a US soldier in Afghanistan, can be used in the trial, which is set to start Tuesday.

Vampires Rule at Teen Choice Awards

New York Times - Larry Rohter - ‎2 hours ago‎
To the surprise of no one, movies and television shows about vampires dominated the annual “Teen Choice Awards” on Sunday in Los Angeles.

More victims of Afghan attack identified; aid group likely won't leave

CNN - Jill Dougherty, Jason Kessler - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The director of an international aid organization that lost members in a violent attack in Afghanistan said Monday his group is unlikely to pull out of the country, although the incident will affect its ...

Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

BusinessWeek - Alan Mozes - ‎2 hours ago‎
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Among middle-aged and older adults, having a large waist can significantly raise the risk for dying prematurely, new research indicates.

Seattle Mariners fire manager Don Wakamatsu amidst miserable season

USA Today - Scott Boeck - ‎4 hours ago‎
According to the release, bench coach Ty Van Burkleo and pitching coach Rick Adair were also let go also. At 42-70, the Mariners owned the third-worst record in the league.

Angry JetBlue Flight Attendant Flees Plane at JFK Airport via Emergency Slide

ABC News - Scott Mayerowitz - ‎2 hours ago‎
A frustrated JetBlue flight attendant allegedly fled his plane via emergency chute -- beer in hand -- after getting into a fight with a passenger and then cursing out the entire cabin over a loudspeaker.

Rejection of Kovalchuk contract upheld by arbitrator

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Arbitrator Richard I. Bloch today upheld the NHL's rejection of Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Study: Girls Entering Puberty Earlier

WebMD - Kathleen Doheny - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aug. 9, 2010 -- The age of puberty is declining for girls, with more girls developing breasts by age 7 than in years past, according to a new study.

Farrow says supermodel told her president sent 'huge diamond'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 minutes ago‎
SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell said she received a ''huge diamond'' from Charles Taylor, actress Mia Farrow has told the former Liberian leader's war crimes trial in The Hague.

The Tragedies and Triumphs of Actress Patricia Neal

PopEater - ‎1 hour ago‎
By PopEater Staff Posted Aug 9th 2010 06:00PM Patricia Neal experienced as many tragedies off screen as as she did triumphs on screen.

One Arizona prison escapee captured in Wyoming

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- After 11 days on the lam, Arizona prison escapee Tracy Province was captured without incident Monday in Meeteetse, Wyoming, authorities said.

The Verizon iPhone Rumor Mill Keeps Churning

PC World - Peter Smith - ‎2 hours ago‎
TechCrunch and Electronista provide a couple of possibly vital clues in the whole Verizon/iPhone saga. So you want an iPhone but you don't want to use AT&T as a service provider.

'The Other Guys' takes over box office with $35.5M

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The dream is over for "Inception," which finally lost the No. 1 spot at the box office to "The Other Guys" after three weeks on top.

Executive in charge of iPhone hardware leaving amid 'antennagate'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
An executive who oversees hardware engineering for the iPhone is leaving Apple Inc., a company spokesman said Monday. Apple did not say why the executive, Mark Papermaster, senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering, was leaving the ...

Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer's

New York Times - Gina Kolata - ‎3 hours ago‎
Researchers report that a spinal-fluid test can be 100 percent accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss who are on their way to developing Alzheimer's disease.

UK's Pakistan appeal reaches £6m

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The British public has donated £6m so far to help the victims of the Pakistan floods, charities have said. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said about 545000 survivors had so far been provided with emergency care, clean water, food or shelter as ...

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