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Vick finally finds taker, signs two-year deal to join Eagles

USA Today - Nate Davis - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Matthew Emmons, US Presswire By Nate Davis, USA TODAY Michael Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, returned to the NFL on Thursday, signing a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Taiwan mudslide death toll rises

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
More than 390 people are believed to have been buried alive in the village worst affected by a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot.

Karzai Rival Tells Crowd Afghan Race Not Over

New York Times - Mohammad HamidPeter Graff - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main rival drew a huge crowd to a rally on Thursday but violence still loomed as a threat, with a former leader escaping an assassination attempt a week before the vote.

Myanmar official media on Aung San Suu Kyi's sentence

Xinhua - Zhang Xiang - ‎54 minutes ago‎
YANGON, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- An article in the name of Mahn Tha Sein published in the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar Friday about the court sentence on Aung San Suu Kyi said that he hopes the two sides turn to forgive and forget attitude with ...

France, Germany Fend Off Recession

Washington Post - Anthony Faiola - ‎3 hours ago‎
Spain and other European nations have yet to return to growth, but their economic contractions are moderating. (By Mikel Laburu -- Bloomberg News) By Anthony Faiola Fresh signs of a nascent economic recovery came from hard-hit Europe on Thursday, ...
Europe Outlook Brightens Wall Street Journal

In Africa, Clinton Balances Criticism, Praise

Wall Street Journal - Sarah ChildressJay Solomon - ‎2 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, Kenya -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, midway through her swing across Africa, on Monday met with Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled the oil-rich country for the past three ...

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Controllers Suspended in Air Crash

Wall Street Journal - Andy PasztorChristopher Conkey - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Federal Aviation Administration suspended two air traffic controllers in the wake of Saturday's fatal midair collision over the Hudson River, but the agency said their actions didn't contribute to the accident ...

'Ominous feeling' as California fire burns unchecked

CNN - ‎13 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Thousands of residents fled ahead of a raging wildfire near northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains, and one man said he had an "ominous feeling" as ashes descended on him.

BART strike set for Monday

San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon - ‎12 minutes ago‎
BART train operators and station agents vowed to strike after regular service ends at midnight Sunday, which effectively would shut down the regional rail agency and force hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters to find alternate ways to travel ...

After Early Errors, Wal-Mart Thinks Locally to Act Globally

Wall Street Journal - Miguel Bustillo - ‎2 hours ago‎
SÃO PAULO -- Having powered its way to the top in US retailing, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has struggled to extend its dominance across the globe.

Retail Sales: How to Get Consumers Spending Again

BusinessWeek - Esmé E. Deprez - ‎7 hours ago‎
Consumers need more money in their pockets and confidence that the paychecks will keep coming. That might not be so easy, say economists By Esmé E. Deprez What will it take to get retail sales moving again?

Sony, Nintendo Lead Drop in US Video-Game Market Last Month

Bloomberg - Adam SatarinoAnna Kitanaka - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. sales led a fifth-straight monthly decline in the US video-game market, adding to pressure to reduce prices for players as the consumers to cut spending on consoles ...

Zune HD gets the grand tour on video

CNET News - Donald Bell - ‎6 hours ago‎
We were lucky to have Microsoft's Brian Seitz visit us this past Tuesday to talk all about the Zune HD on the MP3 Insider podcast.

Samsung camera keeps vanity in focus

Los Angeles Times - David Colker - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The DualView camera, due to hit stores next month, features view screens on the front and back. The idea is to simplify taking self-portraits for social networking sites.

Tear Down Those Office Walls, Microsoft

PC World - Dan Miller - ‎7 hours ago‎
My first reaction to Microsoft's Thursday announcement that it will release a new version of its Office suite for the Mac in 2010 can be summed up in one word: Why?

'District 9': In Many Ways, It's a Perfect 10

Washington Post - John Anderson - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sci-fi thriller about the escalating tensions between humans and a secret race of aliens who have been relegated to living in South Africa's District 9. By John Anderson The poison that permeates the phenomenal "District 9" is the same toxin that has ...
Pieces of a movie Philadelphia Inquirer

As teen musicals go, 'Bandslam' rocks

Boston Globe - Ty Burr - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Imagine the shock of “High School Musical'' fans, Disney Channel addicts, their parents, and their deeply unwilling older siblings who sit down for “Bandslam'' and are confronted with .
'Bandslam' truly rocks Boston Herald

Les Paul, guitar innovator, dies at 94

San Francisco Chronicle - Claudia Luther - ‎4 hours ago‎
Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock 'n' roll, died Thursday.
Guitar virtuoso Concord Monitor

Mickelson frets over his putts after opening-round 74

USA Today - Jerry Potter - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Charles Neibergall, AP By Jerry Potter, USA TODAY CHASKA, Minn. - Phil Mickelson went to the practice putting green, not the practice tee, after shooting 74 Thursday in the PGA Championship.
Tiger roars out of the gate San Francisco Chronicle

Brady passes first test

Boston Herald - Karen Guregian - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Last night, we hoped to have an idea on how to answer the final pivotal question, to solve the last remaining mystery with respect to Tom Brady [stats]'s recovery from major knee surgery.
Passing grade Boston Globe

Michael Phelps uninjured in 2-vehicle crash

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BALTIMORE - Michael Phelps was driving an SUV that collided with another car in Baltimore Thursday night, but the Olympic gold medal swimmer was not injured, police said.

Obama to Take On Health-Care Critics

Washington Post - Anne E. Kornblut - ‎4 hours ago‎
The president is heading to town hall meetings in Montana and Colorado to discuss the administration's plans for health-care reform.

Schools prepare teachers to detect flu symptoms

Grand Junction Sentinel - Amy Hamilton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vaccinations for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, should be distributed and administered in Mesa County by mid-October, at its earliest date, according to Mesa County Health Department ...

Mutation Tied to Need for Less Sleep Is Discovered

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎6 hours ago‎
Researchers have found a genetic mutation in two people who need far less sleep than average, a discovery that might open the door to understanding human sleep patterns and lead to treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Bill Clinton: The Time Is Now

New York Times - Kate Phillips - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Bill Clinton speaking Thursday night to the Netroots convention PITTSBURGH - At times fiery with his familiar finger-pointing repeatedly jabbing the air, former President Bill Clinton implored an audience of bloggers and activists ...

Exxon to pay $600000 fine over birds

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Bloomberg News WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. , the largest US oil company, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Denver to violating a law protecting migratory birds and agreed to pay $600000, the Justice Department said.

Cheney vs. Bush: Former Vice President Writing Tell-All Memoir

ABC News - David Wright - ‎5 hours ago‎
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and former President George W. Bush are seen in these file... On cable news and in speeches, he has, more than any other member of the Bush administration, vigorously defended his legacy.
Cheney vs. Bush New Yorker