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BELGRADE, Mont. - President Barack Obama's rare policy visit to Montana has put more pressure on the rural state's senior senator and his panel to produce bipartisan health care legislation in just a month's time.
Obama Pushes Insurance Reforms Washington Post
BBC News - - 42 minutes ago
A suicide car bomb has exploded outside the Nato headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing up to seven people, the defence ministry says.
Kabul Blast Kills 3; Women and Children Among Wounded Voice of America
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WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Scrutiny of an air traffic controller's actions, including whether a phone call may have distracted him, intensified on Friday as investigators released new details about the deadly collision of a small ...
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A US senator has become the most senior Washington official to meet Myanmar's ruling military leaders. Jim Webb, a Democratic senator from the eastern US state of Virginia, held talks with Senior General Than Shwe, the head of Myanmar's army and the ...
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Clashes between Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip and supporters of an armed group whose leader had declared the Palestinian territory "an Islamic emirate", have left at least 20 people dead.
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SANTA CRUZ -- County officials Friday morning promised a group of fire evacuees they would keep their homes safe, and keep them informed, as the Lockheed Fire continued to rage largely unabated.
Santa Cruz County fire grows to 5036 acres San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Post - - 7 hours ago
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her 11-day tour of Africa with a brief stop in Cape Verde. The seven-nation trip was aimed at emphasizing the Obama administration's interest in Africa, and Clinton pressed for good government and ...
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MiamiHerald.com - - 3 hours ago
Damon Weaver, who interviewed Vice President Joe Biden last year, has a new `homeboy' -- President Barack Obama. BY MARC FREEMAN Palm Beach County kid TV reporter Damon Weaver on Thursday interviewed President Barack Obama, fulfilling the Pahokee ...
Video: Obama Grilled by 6th Grader CBSNewsOnline
Obama interviewed by 11-year-old USA Today
The Associated Press - - 43 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Real estate lender Colonial BancGroup Inc. has been shut down by federal officials in the biggest US bank failure this year.
BB&T buys Colonial bank; 4 other banks fail CNNMoney.com
It's official: Colonial BancGroup fails Bizjournals.com
BusinessWeek - - 7 hours ago
In the end, the auction for Frontier Airlines was not strictly a matter of money. Frontier and Southwest Airlines' (LUV) pilots unions quickly determined this week that melding seniority lists would prove difficult, at best.
HQ staying put in Indy, Republic's CEO says Indianapolis Star
Washington Post - - 6 hours ago
Wall Street closed a roller-coaster week in negative territory Friday, as investors locked in profits and concerns rose that a five-month rally had pushed stocks up further than warranted by early signs that the economy is stabilizing.
Bears Feast on Ugly Data; Dow Falls 77 FOXBusiness
CNET News - - 9 hours ago
This week, Microsoft let more Zune HD details out of the bag. The black 16GB version of the upcoming touch-screen media player will sell for $219.99, while a 32GB version in a "platinum" shade will cost $289.99.
New Zune Undercuts Apple's iPod Wall Street Journal
New York Times - - 11 hours ago
It's no secret that even with their recently-announced alliance, Yahoo and Microsoft will lag well behind Google in the hugely profitable search and search advertising business.
Search in a Micro-hoo world San Francisco Chronicle
Reuters - - 13 hours ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The US plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2020 will not happen without a big boost in NASA's budget, leaving only the International Space Station as a viable target for the country's human space ...
Presidential panel concludes NASA can't afford return to moon by 2020 San Jose Mercury News
The Tennessean - - 36 minutes ago
By Michael Hill • AP • August 15, 2009 BETHEL, NY - Forty years after Richie Havens sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, he still gets asked about it and he still gets requests to sing "Freedom.
Video: Woodstock: 40 Years Later Fox Business
Woodstock cover couple still together Houston Chronicle
New York Times - - 1 hour ago
Sharlto Copley in TriStar Pictures' sci-fi thriller District 9., a film directed by Neill Blomkamp. By AO SCOTT For decades - at least since Orson Welles scared the daylights out of radio listeners with “War of the Worlds” back in 1938 - the public has ...
'District 9' could be stealth summer hit msnbc.com
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Seemingly on their way to falling out of playoff position for the first time in nearly four months, the Boston Red Sox rallied late to snap their road losing streak and maintain control of the AL wild-card race.
Red Sox rally to beat Rangers Los Angeles Times
The Associated Press - - 43 minutes ago
CHASKA, Minn. - Whether it was the annihilation at the '97 Masters or the rout at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods' highlight reel at the majors is well known.
Recap: PGA Championship, Round 2 Detroit Free Press
Tiger puts himself in position to win PGA championship Philadelphia Daily News
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With his new coach, Andy Reid, in the background, Michael Vick speaks after being introduced as a Philadelphia Eagle. (Larry French/ Getty Images) Associated Press / August 15, 2009 A remorseful Michael Vick vowed to crusade for animal rights while ...
Vick, Eagles look ahead to a positive future Philadelphia Daily News
Baltimore Sun - - 1 hour ago
As teachers fuss over lesson plans and college freshmen fret over meeting their roommates, K-12 and university administrators are preparing to deal with another, less familiar back-to-school worry: swine flu.
County preparing for possible flu epidemic as school begins Ukiah Daily Journal
New York Times - - 15 hours ago
Researchers have discovered a way to identify drugs that can specifically attack and kill cancer stem cells, a finding that could lead to a new generation of anticancer medicines and a new strategy of treatment.
Health Buzz: Compound Kills Cancer Stem Cells and Other Health News U.S. News & World Report
Drug 'attacks cancer stem cells' BBC News
WebMD - - 11 hours ago
Aug. 14, 2009 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Saphris to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder in adults. "Mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be devastating to patients and families, ...
FDA OKs New Schizophrenia, Bipolar Drug TopNews United States
Saphris Approved for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder U.S. News & World Report
Los Angeles Times - - 2 hours ago
At least three people are killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan's capital as tension rises before nationwide elections. Witnesses said the bomber appeared to have made it past an Afghan army checkpoint, to within 20 feet of the main entrance of the ...
Q&A: Afghan election BBC News
San Francisco Chronicle - - 2 hours ago
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, the Charles Manson follower who tried to shoot President Gerald Ford outside the state Capitol in Sacramento in 1975, was released Friday from a federal prison hospital in Texas, ending a 34-year stint behind bars.
Woman Who Tried to Kill Ford in '75 Is Paroled New York Times
CNN International - 52 minutes ago
SHIAO LIN, Taiwan (CNN) -- From the side of the road leading to the former village of Shiao Lin, a woman cried as she viewed the flattened plain of mud where homes once stood.
Death Toll Is Still Rising After Storm in Taiwan New York Times