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Troopers ID victims of crash that killed Stevens

Anchorage Daily News - Richard Mauer, Lisa Demer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former US Sen. Ted Stevens, a political icon who helped steer Alaska from its frontier territorial days to its modern present, was among five people killed in the crash of a lodge floatplane near Dillingham ...
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Dollar erases gains after Fed grows more pessimistic

CNNMoney - Hibah Yousuf - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The dollar fell against the yen and pared back earlier gains against the euro after the Federal Reserve cast a shadow over hopes for a stronger economic recovery.

Economic Slowdown: Federal Reserve Vows to Help

ABC News - David Muir, Jessica Hopper - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Federal Reserve's words made it clear today that it is concerned about the slowing pace of economic recovery. Unemployment remains at 9.5 percent.
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Phillips' comments cause benches to clear

MLB.com - Mark Sheldon, Matthew Leach - ‎53 minutes ago‎
CINCINNATI -- Words of venom towards the Cardinals from Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on Monday led to a benches-clearing incident between the two clubs on Tuesday.

Fantasia Overdosed On Aspirin And Sleep Aid, Manager Says

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Hours after reports surfaced that former "American Idol" champ Fantasia Barrino was admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a drug overdose after an apparent suicide attempt, Barrino's father and manager have said the singer is already ...

HP Board Dismayed Hurd Didn't Go Quietly

Wall Street Journal - Joann S. Lublin, Ben Worthen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board got caught off guard by the public relations campaign waged on behalf of its ousted chief executive, Mark Hurd, to defend his reputation in the wake of his departure.

US State Department warns against visiting Russia

RIA Novosti - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, August 11 (RIA Novosti) - The US State Department on Tuesday warned nationals against visiting Russia because of wildfires raging across the country and an unprecedented heat wave, CNN reported.

Tiger Woods: His life fell apart, and now so has his game

Washington Post - Michael Wilbon - ‎17 minutes ago‎
It has been more than two years since Tiger Woods has won a major golf championship. He has never gone this deep into a season without winning a tournament of some kind.

H1N1 pandemic is officially over but far from gone

USA Today - Steve Sternberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared the H1N1 flu pandemic over, a little more than a year after a spring flood of cases prompted a global effort to curb its wildfire transmission.

House approves $600 million for border: How will it be spent?

Christian Science Monitor - Andrew Heining - ‎44 minutes ago‎
About half the money in the House plan goes toward 1500 new border personnel. Not in the plan: money for any border fences. President Obama could sign a version of the bill in September.

Has Google Lost its Net Neutrality Cred?

InternetNews.com - Kenneth Corbin - ‎14 minutes ago‎
It's baaaack. The debate over net neutrality has been reignited with the joint proposal by Google and Verizon that's designed to lock in some aspects of net neutrality, but also give mobile and cable ...

Rangel urges House to speed up ethics process

Los Angeles Times - Michael A. Memoli - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New York Democrat, speaking on the floor for more than half an hour during an emergency session on aid to the states, makes a candid appeal to have his hearing before September.

Software Removes People from Google Street View

PC World - ‎3 hours ago‎
Pesky pedestrians can be removed from Google Street View with some experimental software developed by a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego.

Afghan civilian toll points to Isaf mission dilemma

BBC News - Ian Pannell - ‎10 hours ago‎
This is the latest in a series of biannual reports by the UN and confirms that violence continues to increase across Afghanistan. It is not just soldiers but civilians who are being killed or injured in unprecedented ...

The Droid Is Dead; Long Live the Droid 2

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Verizon spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that the company planned to sell out its inventory of its original Droid phones, and not replace them when the supply was exhausted.

US Relies on Military at War to Mount Pakistan Flood Mission

BusinessWeek - Nicole Gaouette, Flavia Krause-Jackson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The US is relying on the military to funnel meals, prefabricated bridges and medical supplies to Pakistan's flood victims, even as American troops fight a war in neighboring ...

New Technique for Diagnosing Alzheimer's

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
It may soon be possible to obtain a highly accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by analyzing a sample of spinal fluid. A study released Monday found that a constellation of three substances in the cerebrospinal fluid was present in 90% of people ...

U.S. Study Indicates Driver Error in Most Toyota Crashes

Wall Street Journal - Mike Ramsey, Josh Mitchell - ‎5 hours ago‎
Five months into an investigation of safety issues involving Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles, US safety officials have yet to identify any new defects beyond those reported by the car maker itself.

Connecticut Voters Make Primary Picks

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Grossman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Connecticut voters headed to the polls to pick candidates Tuesday in the state's most competitive and expensive primary campaign in recent memory.

US Judge in New Orleans Will Hear Gulf Spill Cases

New York Times - John Schwartz - ‎22 minutes ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of federal lawsuits filed over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be handled by a single judge here, a judicial panel announced Tuesday.

Dangerous staph infections declining, study shows

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎1 hour ago‎
The most comprehensive US study to date shows that the number of cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, dropped in healthcare settings from 2005 to 2008.

White House spokesman blasts liberal critics

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, Tom Hamburger - ‎36 minutes ago‎
'They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon,' Robert Gibbs tells a newspaper in remarks that bring a festering disenchantment into the open.


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