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Obama battles health care 'chatter'

USA Today - Richard WolfSusan Page - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images By Richard Wolf and Susan Page, USA TODAY Obama, who initially demanded that the House and Senate pass health care overhauls by now, was playing defense at a town-hall-style meeting here Tuesday, his signature ...

Burmese Activist Receives New Term of House Arrest

New York Times - Nyein Chan NaingMark McDonald - ‎2 hours ago‎
The police were set for trouble Tuesday near the prison in Yangon, Myanmar, where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced. By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK - A court in Myanmar sentenced the pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months of additional house ...

Taiwan village wiped out by storm

Aljazeera.net - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Witnesses in a remote southern Taiwan village have told Al Jazeera more than 600 people may have been buried by a mudslide triggered by Typhoon Morakot.

Indonesia confirms militant alive

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Indonesian police say DNA tests show that a militant killed in a weekend raid was not Noordin Mohammed Top, one of the region's most wanted men.

US official gropes to explain Clinton's outburst

The Associated Press - ‎37 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The State Department struggled Tuesday to explain Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's face-off with a Congolese student and suggested that the questioner's nervousness sparked the outburst with the mention of her husband's name.

No survivors in PNG plane crash

Aljazeera.net - ‎7 minutes ago‎
No surivivors have been found in the wreckage of a plane carrying 13 people which crashed in a mountainous region of Papua New Guinea, Australia's prime minister has said.

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Rove more involved in prosecutors' firings, records show

Austin American-Statesman - Eric LichtblauEric Lipton - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of internal e-mails and once-secret congressional testimony show that Karl Rove and other senior aides in the Bush White House played an earlier and more active role than was previously ...

2 shot, killed at Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎38 minutes ago‎
(08-11) 22:22 PDT RICHMOND, CALIF. -- A domestic dispute turned deadly Tuesday night when a distraught boyfriend killed a woman toll collector in her booth and shot another toll collector in a parking lot at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, police said.

Senate 'pillar' Edward Kennedy gets Medal of Freedom

USA Today - Kathy Kiely - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images President Obama today will bestow the Medal of Freedom on 16 people whom he has dubbed "agents of change.

Madoff Relied on 'Key Lieutenant,' Old Stationery to Hide Scam

Bloomberg - David ScheerJoshua Gallu - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff used a random-number generator, old stationery, a “phantom” trading platform and an aging computer to hide for decades the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, US regulators said in claims ...

FOREX-Yen rises as China shares fall, eyes on Fed

Reuters - Satomi Noguchi - ‎19 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The yen rose against the dollar on Wednesday as Chinese shares tumbled and prompted investors to further liquidate yen short positions ahead of a policy statement from the US Federal Reserve later in the day.

Rio's Hu Faces Bribery, Trade Secret Charges in China

Bloomberg - Jesse Riseborough - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Rio Tinto Group executive Stern Hu faces charges in China of bribery and stealing commercial secrets from the nation's steel industry, a downgrade from earlier government claims of espionage.

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
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MAGID ON TECH: Google debuts new Caffeine programming

San Jose Mercury News - larry magid - ‎28 minutes ago‎
On Monday, Facebook announced that it was acquiring Friendfeed, which offers the ability to search for social networking listings from friends and non-friends.

Microsoft to Put Office on Phones From Nokia

New York Times - Steve Lohr - ‎3 hours ago‎
Microsoft and Nokia, long adversaries in mobile phone technology, have agreed to a partnership to equip many Nokia cellphones with the Microsoft Office software, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.

Jennifer Hudson Has Baby Boy

MTV.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
By MTV News staff Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a baby boy, David Daniel Otunga, Jr., on Monday, her publicist confirmed on Tuesday (August 11).

Michael Jackson tribute planned in Vienna palace

Reuters - Boris GroendahlJon Boyle - ‎18 hours ago‎
VIENNA (Reuters) - Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace is planned to provide the stage for a high-profile tribute to the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, at the end of September, organizers of the concert said on Tuesday.

Edward mcnally, Rumored Inspiration for Ferris Bueller, Remembers ...

Washington Post - Edward McNally - ‎1 hour ago‎
Movie director John Hughes and I grew up on the same street in our home town of Northbrook, Ill. We both graduated from Glenbrook North, the high school where he filmed scenes from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Breakfast Club," where his mom ...
The Neverland Club New York Times

Lowell powers Sox to win off the bench

MLB.com - Ian Browne - ‎2 hours ago‎
BOSTON -- What was supposed to be a night off for Mike Lowell instead turned into a power-packed performance -- one that led the Red Sox to an emotion-filled, 7-5 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
VENUE: Fenway Park CBSSports.com

Wolf, Kemp lead Dodgers in rout of Giants

Sports Network - ‎44 minutes ago‎
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Randy Wolf allowed three hits over eight solid innings and Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer, as the Dodgers blew out the San Francisco Giants, 9-1, in the middle installment of a three-game series.
Dodgers pummel Giants 9-1 San Jose Mercury News

Yvonne Abraham Sisterhood's special bond

Boston Globe - Yvonne Abraham - ‎48 minutes ago‎
But if you must think of this remarkable woman as someone's sister, think of her as Rosemary's. Because it was Rosemary Kennedy who made Eunice who she was, Rosemary who inspired her towering accomplishments.

Fairfax Schools Air cdc's Strategy for Swine Flu's Return

Washington Post - Nelson Hernandez - ‎4 hours ago‎
The expected resurgence of swine flu this fall could lead some public schools to become mass inoculation clinics. Infected students could be forced to wear surgical masks and put in isolation rooms before being sent home.

Aspirin Seen Aiding Colorectal Cancer Patients

New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin - ‎6 hours ago‎
It has long been known that people who took aspirin regularly were less likely to develop tumors of the colon, and now a study has found that even after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, patients who took aspirin had a much better ...

New osteoporosis drug shown to reduce fractures

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎8 hours ago‎
The drug, called denosumab, blocks production of cells that break down bones. In two studies, spinal fractures were reduced by two-thirds in women ages 60-90 and in men getting prostate cancer therapy By Thomas H. Maugh II The first member of a new ...
Risks Seen on Bone Drug Wall Street Journal

Pilots debate midair warning systems

USA Today - Alan Levin - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Frank Franklin II, AP By Alan Levin, USA TODAY A warning device similar to those required on airliners could help prevent midair collisions such as the one that killed nine people flying above the Hudson River, federal accident investigators and ...

At Chino, mute evidence speaks of violent riot

Los Angeles Times - Robert Gauthier - ‎3 hours ago‎
Joshua Hall is left in ruins after Saturday's riot at the California Institution for Men at Chino. Officers search for hidden weapons amid scattered debris and the smell of burned wood.

Wreck of capsized ferry found in Tonga

The Associated Press - Pesi Fonua - ‎17 minutes ago‎
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - Searchers located the wreck Wednesday of a ferry that capsized off Tonga a week earlier and found no immediate signs of the 93 people on board who are still missing and presumed dead.