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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 ...
Obama takes the stand on healthcare Los Angeles Times
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
Indonesia: Sought-after militant not killed CNN International
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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.
Video: Clinton demands an end to Congos rape epidemic worldfocusonline
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.
No Survivors From PNG Plane Crash New York Times
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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 ...
A Vindication for Iglesias? Newsweek
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.
Shotgun blasts kill Calif. toll collector, 1 other The Associated Press
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By Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images President Obama today will bestow the Medal of Freedom on 16 people whom he has dubbed "agents of change.
Bloomberg - - 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 ...
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Key Madoff Executive Admits Guilt Wall Street Journal
Reuters - - 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.
Fed likely to leave rates at lows to aid recovery The Associated Press
Bloomberg - - 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.
China Fires The Next Volley Forbes
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Skywatchers to see streaking meteors The Associated Press
Lehigh Valley clouds greet Perseid Meteor Shower The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
San Jose Mercury News - - 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.
New York Times - - 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.
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).
Video: It's a boy for Jennifer Hudson The Associated Press
Reuters - - 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.
No final word yet on Michael Jackson burial The Associated Press
Washington Post - - 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 ...
John Hughes' low-profile funeral is in keeping with his life Los Angeles Times
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MLB.com - - 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.
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Tuesday's action on the diamonds The Canadian Press
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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.
Matt Kemp and Manny Ramirez homer in Dodgers' rout of Giants Los Angeles Times
Dodgers pummel Giants 9-1 San Jose Mercury News
Boston Globe - - 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.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's special farewell Boston Herald
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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.
Video: Pune battles swine flu NDTV.com
H1N1: Separating Myth From Fact FOXNews
New York Times - - 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 ...
Aspirin May Stem Deaths From Colorectal Cancer U.S. News & World Report
Los Angeles Times - - 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
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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 ...
Video: Raw Video: Plane in Hudson Crash Raised The Associated Press
Last Bodies Recovered From River After Crash New York Times
Los Angeles Times - - 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.
Devastation marks scene of California prison riot The Associated Press
All inmates transferred after weekend Chino prison riot San Jose Mercury News
The Associated Press - - 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.
Divers may have found Tonga ferry ABC Online