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Rod Blagojevich jury deadlocked on some charges. Now what?

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Guarino - ‎2 hours ago‎
The jury weighing 24 criminal charges in the corruption trial against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is deadlocked. That doesn't necessarily mean a hung jury.
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Aviation family mourns for the second time in two weeks

CNN - Chris Reinolds Kozelle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Aaron Malone died two weeks ago in plane crash outside Anchorage, Alaska. (CNN) -- Terry Smith decided a fishing trip might bring him some peace after his son-in-law was killed two weeks ago ...
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Despite Scandal, Rangel Draws a Crowd

New York Times - Michael Barbaro, Colin Moyinhan - ‎1 hour ago‎
State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor David A. Paterson at Representative Charles Rangel's 80th birthday fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday.
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UN warns of second wave of Pakistani flood deaths

Reuters - Adrees Latif, Kamran Haider - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Residents evacuting through flood waters dodge an army truck carrying relief supplies for flood victims in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab province August 11, 2010.

Fantasia Barrino Released from the Hospital

People Magazine - Marla Lehner, Carlos Greer - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a harrowing couple of days, Fantasia Barrino is on the mend - and out of the hospital. The American Idol season 3 champ was hospitalized in Charlotte, NC, Monday for an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid, but she was released ...

Thomas Deal Succumbs to Full-Court Pressure

New York Times - William C. Rhoden - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The consulting agreement that had enraged so many Knicks fans and threatened powerful forces within the basketball universe ended before it began.

For Attendant, Spotlight Is 'Overwhelming'

New York Times - James Barron, Liz Robbins - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who cursed out a passenger on the intercom and then slid out of the plane feet first, had long daydreamed about deploying an escape chute.

Treasurys Gain; 10-Year Auction Well-Bid As Economy Fears Rise

Wall Street Journal - Deborah Lynn Blumberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Investors snatched up the benchmark 10-year Treasury at the lowest yield on record Wednesday, offering fresh evidence of the scramble into US government bonds at a time of growing ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Moving From South Asia to US

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎2 hours ago‎
A dangerous new mutation that makes some bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics has become increasingly common in India and Pakistan and is being found in patients in Britain and the United States who got medical care in ...

Web Plan Is Dividing Companies

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller, Brian Stelter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Barry Diller, head of the Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp, called the Google-Verizon proposal a sham. Facebook, one of the companies that has flourished on the open Internet, indicated Wednesday that it did ...

Woods's Downfall Is as Gripping as His Reign

New York Times - George Vecsey - ‎1 hour ago‎
There is only one thing as compelling as Tiger Woods dissecting the course with a scalpel and that is Tiger Woods playing 18 holes with a sand rake.

Hurd aide with ties to Fisher leaves HP

CNET - Erica Ogg - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Wednesday came news that one of Hurd's closest aides, and a person connected to the hiring of the marketing contractor whose sexual harassment claim led to Hurd's resignation, resigned from HP this week.

Gibbs Won't Take Back Criticism of 'Professional Left'

ABC News - Yunji De Nies, Jessica Hopper - ‎3 hours ago‎
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to take back his harsh words for what he called the "professional left," the liberal critics who think that President Barack Obama has sold out his ideals in order to ...

Word of Mouth: 'Eat Pray Love' must draw more than just the book's fans

Los Angeles Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Yes, the Julia Roberts film has a built-in audience from Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, but that can be only the starting point if Sony wants a big hit.

Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif.

San Jose Mercury News - Lisa Leff, Paul Elias - ‎2 hours ago‎
Same-sex marriage supporters march through San Francisco celebrating a federal judge's decision overturning California's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

Jackie Evancho wows 'em on 'America's Got Talent'

USA Today - Jerry Shriver - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By NBC By Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY When a 10-year-old singer belted out a Puccini aria with the polished voice of someone thrice her age on Tuesday night's episode of America's Got Talent, the "next Susan Boyle!

On The Call: Cisco CEO on the economy

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Revenue for the latest quarter fell short of analyst expectations at Cisco Systems Inc., and CEO John Chambers said customers were expecting a slowdown in the economic recovery.

Dell's New Streak Melds Tablet and Smartphone Functions

Wall Street Journal - Walter S. Mossberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
In just a few months, Apple's iPad has established that there is indeed a consumer market for a multitouch tablet computer. The 1.5-pound slate with a 10-inch screen has already sold more than 3 million units, even though it costs ...

Officials gear up for flu season with new recommendations

Baltimore Sun - Meredith Cohn - ‎5 hours ago‎
This time last year, health officials were scrambling to protect kids going back to school against what was feared to be an exceptionally deadly flu outbreak.

S. Korea rethinks potential sanctions against Iran

Xinhua - Kim Junghyun, Deng Shasha - ‎3 hours ago‎
SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korea seems to have put a brake on its drive to seek independent sanctions against Iran for its disputed nuclear program Washington considers as a cover for developing nuclear weapons.

Hornets, Pacers get help in trades

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
While "The Decision" was greeted with almost universal derision, today's wheelings and dealings have inspired only cheerful expectations from all of the four teams that are involved.

Russian Wildfire Threatens Nuclear Power Plant

Voice of America - ‎4 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Russian authorities say wildfires are threatening a nuclear power plant in a region already contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
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