Washington Post - - 2 hours ago
President Barack Obama confers Medal of Freedom on Joseph Medicine Crow, the only surviving Plains Indian war chief, as fellow recipient actor Sidney Poitier looks on.
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Obama Gives Medal of Freedom to 16 Luminaries New York Times
BBC News - 37 minutes ago
Two days after Burma sent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi into further house arrest, regional governments are fine-tuning their responses.
UN stalls on Myanmar statement Aljazeera.net
Wall Street Journal - - 3 hours ago
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(CNN) -- Torrential downpours, dense fog, rugged terrain and raging rivers have made rescue efforts in Taiwan increasingly difficult and dangerous in the wake of Typhoon Morakot.
Taiwan steps up storm rescue effort Aljazeera.net
Washington Post - - 2 hours ago
These scenes show three separate firefights in southern Afghanistan, where Marines have been clashing regularly with Taliban forces.
Video: US Attacks Afghan Taliban CBSNewsOnline
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BBC News - 3 hours ago
At least 43 people - including 23 soldiers and 20 militants - have been killed in clashes in the southern Philippines, an army commander says.
23 Filipino Soldiers Killed in Fierce Clashes New York Times
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People protest President Obama's health care plan Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Panora, Iowa. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa held four town meetings in his home state Wednesday, welcoming what he called much larger crowds than such gatherings ...
Video: Sen. Grassley Holds Town Hall on Health Care Fox Business
Grassley hears plenty at town halls Omaha World-Herald
CNN - 3 hours ago
(CNN) -- Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was governor of Arkansas is expected to turn herself in after authorities issued a bench warrant for her arrest for allegedly smuggling contraband into a state prison, her attorney told CNN Wednesday.
Ex-Clinton aide named in prison smuggling case The Associated Press
New York Times - - 49 minutes ago
An officer of the Transportation Security Administration recently checked a passenger's identification and travel documents. By MICHELLE HIGGINS AIRLINE passengers are asked to remove their shoes, shrink their toiletries and submit to full-body scans.
Airlines to Require More Passenger Data Wall Street Journal
What's in a name? Time, money Albany Times Union
Reuters - - 33 minutes ago
TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The 30-year US Treasury yield dipped in Asia on Thursday, as Treasuries stabilised after taking a hit the previous day due to a weak 10-year auction and the Federal Reserve's decision to gradually slow its pace of buying ...
Fed Set to Trim Major Lifeline Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Foreclosure filings in the US climbed to a record for the third time in five months in July as falling home prices and the recession left more homeowners unable to keep up payments or refinance.
US Foreclosure Filings Hit New Record; Up 32% In July On Year Wall Street Journal
Reuters - - 38 minutes ago
HONG KONG, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Cheung Kong Holdings (0001.HK), billionaire Li Ka-shing's property flagship, reported a 5 percent increase in first-half net profit on Thursday as the property developer posted increased contributions from its property ...
Afterdawn.com - 33 minutes ago
In a giant decision today, a federal district court judge has ruled against Microsoft, and told the software company it must stop selling the extremely popular Word word processing software in the United States.
Microsoft has 60 days to halt sales of Word The Tech Herald
Ars Technica - - 3 hours ago
Photos of Nokia's upcoming Maemo 5 device have been leaked, and they reveal that it is likely a smartphone and not just a tablet.
Microsoft, Nokia Take Aim at BlackBerry Wall Street Journal
Washington Post - - 2 hours ago
Everybody's favorite waste of time is adding a new source of distraction: Facebook is upgrading its search tool to find far more of the content generated by the sprawling social network's 250-million-plus users.
'FaceBook Lite' Launched, Goes Head On With Twitter TrustedReviews
Hey Facebook: Why Not Let There Be Lite Now? ChannelWeb
Reuters - - 24 minutes ago
BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) - China, defending its controls on imported films and books, said on Thursday it may appeal a World Trade Organisation ruling against its restrictions, continuing its sparring with Washington over trade access ...
China regrets ruling in WTO case BBC News
China might appeal WTO ruling on film import The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
After years of producing, directing and writing, the 35-year-old ends up in the lead role of Peter Jackson's big-budget science-fiction film.
» Ambitious 'District 9' defies convention Chicago Daily Herald
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New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Koji Sasahara/AP Michael Jackson CDs in a music store in Tokyo, shortly after his death in June. By TIM ARANGO It has been 48 days since Michael Jackson died, and while family members of the late pop star are still at war with the executors of his ...
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Investigators maintain focus on Jackson doc The Associated Press
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USA Today - - 1 hour ago
By Jeff Haynes, Reuters By Jerry Potter, USA TODAY CHASKA, Minn. - Hazeltine National, where the PGA Championship begins today, is the longest course in major championship history at 7674 yards.
PGA Could Receive a Jolt From an Emerging Rivalry New York Times
Tiger Woods quiets concerns Boston Herald
Boston Herald - - 33 minutes ago
Ona team with a handful of critically important players - including, but not limited to Josh Beckett [stats] and Jonathan Papelbon [stats] - a case could be made that if Jason Bay isn't necessarily the Red Sox [team stats] ...
Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
With Congress now in recess, the debate over health-care reform has moved to each member's home district. T he American people have rightly been asking elected officials many probing questions.
Obama heading West to plug healthcare reform Los Angeles Times
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
Massachusetts health authorities took the unprecedented step yesterday of deputizing dentists, paramedics, and pharmacists to help administer vaccines against both the seasonal flu and the novel swine strain expected to make a return visit in the fall.
Utahns help fight H1N1 flu Salt Lake Tribune
U.S. News & World Report - - 7 hours ago
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 (healthday News) -- Lifting weights can help prevent flare-ups of lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm that often occurs after breast cancer surgery, new research shows.
Aggressive Treatment For Breast Cancer Urged Wall Street Journal
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
Members of the Senate Democratic leadership and their aides leaving the White House last week after meeting with President Obama on health care legislation.
Montana protesters plan rallies around Obama event The Associated Press
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Reuters - - 1 hour ago
NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The Obama administration will work with the United Nations to fight terrorism and other major world challenges, US envoy Susan Rice said on Wednesday, marking a clear shift from the Bush ...
Envoy Sees New Role at UN New York Times