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Obama reacts to 'death panel' claims

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎54 minutes ago‎
by Politico.com GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - At the end of a week filled with angry voters and sharp attacks on his health care reform plans that seemed to be tossed around everywhere but inside his own town hall meetings, President Barack Obama got the ...

Afghan election campaigns in full swing as poll nears

Reuters - Jonathon Burch - ‎27 minutes ago‎
TALOQAN, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Supporters of Afghanistan's main presidential candidates came out in their thousands on Sunday in a last burst of campaign excitement with days to go before the ballot.

US senator concludes Myanmar visit

Xinhua - Lin Zhi - ‎2 hours ago‎
YANGON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Democratic Senator of the United States Jim Webb concluded his three-day visit to Myanmar Sunday afternoon, bringing out from the country along with him an imprisoned American citizen John William Yettaw who was released and ...

The West behind Iran unrest, Ahmadinejad says

Reuters - Zahra Hosseinian - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The West must be held to account for stoking Iran's post-election unrest, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday, as the third mass trial got underway of demonstrators accused of trying to overthrow clerical ...

NATO, Russia join forces in hunt for missing ship

AFP - ‎29 minutes ago‎
PRAIA - As NATO and Russia joined forces in the search for the missing cargo ship Arctic Sea, commentators on Sunday said news the ship's owners had received a ransom demand augured well for the Russian crew.

4000 still stuck in Taiwan as foreign aid arrives

The Associated Press - Annie Huang - ‎1 hour ago‎
TAIPEI, Taiwan - The first shipments of foreign aid arrived Sunday as Taiwan struggled to reach more than 4000 people still stranded a week after the country's deadliest typhoon in half a century.

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Islands brace for Ana's impact as two other cyclones form

Caribbean360.com - ‎40 minutes ago‎
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 16 August 2009 (5:30am) - Tropical storm watches are to be upgraded today for sections of the Leeward Islands as they prepare for the arrival of a moderately-strong Tropical Storm Ana within hours - early on Monday morning.

Schwarzenegger visits county fire camp in Watsonville

San Jose Mercury News - Cathy Kelly - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thanks Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak on Saturday for the department's efforts in evacuating North Coast residents in the face of the Lockheed Fire WATSONVILLE -- Gov.

President out west trying to whip up support for health care reform

NECN - ‎37 minutes ago‎
(NECN/ABC) - President Obama and the first family are out west this weekend visiting some of America's most beautiful natural wonders including Yellowstone National Park.

Fla. failures led to the fall of Colonial

Montgomery Advertiser - Cosby Woodruff - ‎1 hour ago‎
When regulators seized Colonial BancGroup Friday and its assets were sold to North Carolina-based BB&T, Colonial became the largest bank failure of the year.

Inflation vs. Deflation: A Matter of Money Supply and Demand

Seeking Alpha - Calafia Beach - ‎2 hours ago‎
July CPI data came out on Friday, and it was a little below expectations. Year over year, the CPI fell 2%, while overall prices held steady in July and core prices (excluding food and energy) rose a mere 0.1%.

Abercrombie Has Loss on Sales Slump, Ruehl Stores

Bloomberg - Allison Abell Schwartz - ‎Aug 14, 2009‎
Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the US teen clothing retailer, reported a second-quarter loss on slumping sales and costs to close Ruehl stores.

Borders survey presumes a future 'ipad' e-reader

CNET News - Michelle Meyers - ‎11 hours ago‎
There are a gagillion rumors swirling out there about a forthcoming Apple tablet of some sort. And while we certainly don't feel the need to point you to each and every supposed leaked photo or tip from a super-secret inside source, ...

The 35 Best iPhone Apps Of The Year (So Far)

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
We are just past of a year since the App Store launched and there are more than 60000 applications released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Loss of Ares I work wouldn't end world

The Huntsville Times - al.com - Shelby G. Spires - ‎1 hour ago‎
If the Augustine Commission decides to stop work on the Ares I rocket, space experts say Marshall Space Flight Center would likely be asked to focus on new rocket engines or a rocket based on the current space shuttle.

Woodstock anniversary concert delights Baby Boomers

USA Today - John W. Barry - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Craig Ruttle, AP By John W. Barry, The Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal BETHEL, NY - Playing an electric guitar that seemed as charged and as amped as the sold-out crowd of 15000, 15-year-old Conrad Oberg of Florida opened the 40th anniversary Woodstock ...
Peace, music & love Florida Times-Union

Actor's US 'detention' prompts outrage in India

The Associated Press - Nirmala George - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI - India reacted with outrage Sunday after Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he was detained for questioning at a US airport, though immigration officials denied he was formally held.
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Thanks for the sound returns, Les Paul

Los Angeles Times - John Corrigan - ‎3 hours ago‎
A good guitar falls into that small category of things that manage to hold their value. By John Corrigan For a teenage guitar slinger in the 1970s, it was the most coveted of instruments: a Gibson Les Paul.
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Woods's lead trimmed to 2

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams look skyward to try to get a handle on the wind direction in the third round of the PGA. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Michael Whitmer CHASKA, Minn.

Vick case hit home to Reid

Boston Globe - Mike Reiss - ‎7 hours ago‎
There were overflowing story lines connected to the stunning news that the Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Michael Vick last week.

'Cyborg' strikes down Carano in first round

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos knocked out Gina Carano with one second left in the first round to win the Strikeforce mixed martial arts women's featherweight title at San Jose's HP Pavilion.

Schools on toes to catch flu cases

Modesto Bee - Ken Carlson - ‎2 hours ago‎
As children return to school for the spelling tests, the science labs and after-school clubs, area schools will be trying to keep them and staff members from getting swine flu.

After health care, US to take on Social Security

San Francisco Chronicle - Tom Raum - ‎7 hours ago‎
As Congress agonizes over health care, an even more daunting and dangerous challenge is bearing down: how to shore up Social Security to keep it from burying the nation ever deeper in debt.

Mixing With the Crowd at a Health-Care Town Hall

Washington Post - Jack Kinstlinger - ‎4 hours ago‎
On Monday, I arrived at Towson University at 6:15 pm to attend Sen. Ben Cardin's town hall meeting on health-care reform. It was a stiflingly hot and humid evening, so I expected a rather small crowd.

North Korea makes nuclear threat over military drills

Washington Post - Jon HerskovitzJeremy Laurence - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea denounced upcoming joint South Korean and US military drills and said it would "wipe out" the countries with nuclear weapons if they threatened the communist state, its KCNA news agency said on Sunday.

ANALYSIS / Hamas swiftly crushes challenge to its rule in Gaza

Ha'aretz - Avi IssacharoffAmos Harel - ‎10 hours ago‎
Hamas crushed on Friday the threat of an armed group in Rafah affiliated with Al-Qaida, and did so with the same approach the Lebanese government and its army crushed terrorists operating under ...

British troops in Afghanistan: the heavy toll of Helmand

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
The news of the deaths of two more British soldiers in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK personnel to 201, is a painful reminder of the toll taken by the increasingly dangerous conflict.