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Obama Braces for Health Care Town Hall

FOXNews - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The president will use a potentially boisterous town hall-style meeting in New Hampshire to highlight how his proposals would affect workers whose employers provide their health insurance.

Myanmar junta returns Suu Kyi to house arrest

CNN International - ‎7 minutes ago‎
YANGON, Myanmar (CNN) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months of house arrest. The sentence is significantly less than the maximum five-year prison sentence the Nobel peace laureate faced for the charges.

Typhoon buries Taiwan village in mud

Los Angeles Times - Barbara DemickXiao Aijun - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Hundreds are believed missing. The storm also topples a building and sweeps away hikers in China. By Barbara Demick Reporting from Beijing -- Mudslides triggered by the punishing rains of a late summer typhoon buried people sleeping in their homes ...

At Mexico summit, Obama says immigration reform will have to wait

Los Angeles Times - Peter NicholasTracy Wilkinson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and President Obama in Guadalajara. The president, noting he has 'a pretty big stack of bills' to deal with, says pushing through a bill to overhaul immigration is unlikely ...

For Africa's poor, oil is no gift

The Associated Press - Katharine Houreld - ‎25 minutes ago‎
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria and Angola are Africa's top two oil producers, yet most of their people live in wretched poverty, often in shanties dwarfed by fire-belching derricks.

World Digest: Confusion Over Taliban Leader's Death

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A deputy leader of Pakistan's Taliban dismissed a government statement that he was killed in guerrilla infighting over who should replace the movement's leader, Baitullah Mehsud.
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Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US House leaders have dropped plans to spend $550 million in the Air Force budget on passenger jets used by lawmakers and senior government officials, officials said on Monday.

GOP senator wants Sanford to be impeached

CNN - ‎54 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, already under fire for an extramarital relationship, should be impeached for abusing state finances, a Republican state senator said Monday.

Hudson air corridor among most challenging in US

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo credit: AP | Divers in inflatable boats maneuver near where the wreckage of a small plane is believed to be off Hoboken, New Jersey, Monday, Aug.10, 2009.

VMware buying SpringSource for $420 mln

Reuters - Jim FinkleClare Baldwin - ‎4 hours ago‎
BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Business software maker VMware Inc (VMW.N) has agreed to buy privately held SpringSource for $420 million, its biggest-ever acquisition, to beef up a portfolio of programs that ...

TARP Oversight Panel Says Smaller Banks May Need Fresh Capital

Bloomberg - Rebecca Christie - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Smaller US banks may need $12 billion to $14 billion in additional capital to cope with troubled loans still on their books, the Congressional Oversight Panel said today in a monthly report.

Lewis Faces More Merrill Queries as $33 Million Accord Delayed

Bloomberg - David MildenbergThom Weidlich - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lewis faces more queries about his purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co.

Facebook Finds a Friend in Google Rivalry

BusinessWeek - Douglas MacMillan - ‎2 hours ago‎
After failing to acquire Twitter last fall, Facebook went shopping for what may be the next best thing. On Aug. 10, Facebook said it had acquired FriendFeed, the Mountain View (Calif.

Toshiba Says It Will Ship Blu-ray Players

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎16 hours ago‎
In a statement, the Japanese electronics giant said it had applied for membership in the Blu-ray Disc Association, and said that it planned to ship Blu-ray products throughout the remainder of 2009.

Tr.im Goes Under, But What Of Tr.im Links?

ChannelWeb - ‎9 hours ago‎
As Tr.im goes, so too go its links? That's the question now that Tr.im, the popular URL shortening service, is going belly-up thanks to a lack of funding.

'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' recap: Life's a Beach

Entertainment Weekly - Aly Semigran - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Welcome back, Jon and Kate watchers. I don't know about you, but I found it a little tough to watch last night's episode without thinking of Kate Gosselin's latest appearance on The Today Show.

Sony Pictures to produce Michael Jackson film

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than 80 hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage will be turned into a movie, set for release Oct. 30. The studio will share revenue with AEG Live, the producer of the canceled concerts.

For Miley Cyrus, it's just a pole vault to attention

Newsday - Joye Brown - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo credit: AP Photo | Miley Cyrus arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday in Universal City, Calif. Which might explain Miley Cyrus, all of 16, hopping aboard an ice-cream cart for a couple of suggestive dance moves and thrusts alongside a ...

Calls, opener go la's way

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman - ‎48 minutes ago‎
(08-10) 22:50 PDT -- The Giants and Dodgers were about to cross swords for the first time in three months, in a series that really means something, and manager Bruce Bochy made it clear he did not want his players getting "over-amped" for any three ...
Giants fall to Dodgers San Jose Mercury News

Boston defeats Detroit, 6-5

Los Angeles Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Nick Green hits a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh and one of the Red Sox's three home runs. at Boston 6, Detroit 5: Nick Green hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and one of the Red Sox's three home runs.
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Guerrero, Morales give Angels a win

MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger - ‎53 minutes ago‎
ANAHEIM -- Kendry Morales and Vladimir Guerrero hit two home runs each to lead the Angels to an 8-7 win over the Rays on Monday in front of 37388 at Angel Stadium.
Angels show off their bats Los Angeles Times
Vlad's 400th HR sends Angels past Rays Seattle Post Intelligencer

Vaccine trials off to fast start for pandemic flu

USA Today - Steve Sternberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Emily Rasinski, St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY Nicholas Sarakas says his mother urged him not to take part in pandemic vaccine trials.

Like Your Health Insurance? Maybe You Shouldn't.

Washington Post - Simon JohnsonJames Kwak - ‎2 hours ago‎
If we fail to reform our health care system this year, a major reason will be that a majority of Americans are satisfied with their health coverage and believe that reform could hurt them.

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Cancer Risk

New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin - ‎5 hours ago‎
There is new evidence that breast-feeding is associated with a lower incidence of breast cancer among a group of younger women who are at particularly high risk: those with breast cancer in the family.

Report warned of problems at Calif. prison

The Associated Press - Gillian FlaccusDon Thompson - ‎8 hours ago‎
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A national prison expert warned nearly two years ago of dangers at the Chino prison where a violent weekend riot occurred.

India stays calm after strong quake jolts off-shore islands, coast ...

Xinhua - Li Xianzhi - ‎53 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- India stayed calm Tuesday morning after a "great category" quake jolted India's Andaman and Nicobar islands southeast to the Bay of Bengal early Tuesday, which was strongly felt in several cities in the eastern and ...

Activist found dead in Chechnya

BBC News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The head of a Russian charity and her husband have been found dead in Chechnya a day after their abduction, activists and officials said.