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Washington Post - 8 minutes ago
Brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Claudette was bringing heavy rain to the Florida Panhandle on Sunday, and was likely to become the first tropical storm to strike the US mainland this year.
Reuters - - 43 minutes ago
TOKYO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Japan's economy emerged from its longest recession in at least 60 years in the second quarter, but souring sentiment among US consumers highlighted the fragile nature of the global ...
Japan pulls out of recession, but outlook shaky Washington Post
CNN International - - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Health care remains, without a doubt, President Obama's top priority, though the week ahead will bring more of a public focus on international and security issues.
Key Feature Of Obama Health Plan May Be Out Washington Post
White House backs away from public option in healthcare Los Angeles Times
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(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il met with Hyundai's chairwoman, who had come from South Korea seeking the release of an employee detained since March, South Korean media reported.
Washington Post - - 5 hours ago
BANGKOK, Aug. 16 -- Burmese authorities have released the American whose uninvited visit to the home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi led to her being sentenced to 18 more months of house arrest, allowing him to leave the country ...
Video: American Leaves Myanmar After Prison Release The Associated Press
Doing the right thing is the best PR Jerusalem Post
Bloomberg - - 49 minutes ago
Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Four US helicopters that can airlift earth-moving equipment may help with relief efforts from tomorrow in Taiwan, where hundreds of people are believed buried under mudslides caused by Typhoon Morakot.
Video: Typhoon Relief Aid Arrives in Taiwan The Associated Press
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(08-16) 21:38 PDT OAKLAND -- BART management and union leaders reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday evening, averting a threatened strike that would have crippled this morning's commute.
BART strike averted San Jose Mercury News
Late deal averts crippling Bay Area rail strike The Associated Press
Arizona Republic - - 1 hour ago
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - For tourists at the Grand Canyon on Sunday, the political star power of President Barack Obama and the first family temporarily eclipsed the landmark's majestic ...
Obama the outdoorsman? Kansas City Star
San Francisco Chronicle - - 37 minutes ago
(08-16) 10:54 PDT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY -- More than 2100 firefighters had carved containment lines more than halfway around a blaze threatening the Santa Cruz County communities of Bonny Doon and Swanton by late Sunday, allowing most local residents to ...
Santa Cruz residents return to their homes San Jose Mercury News
Evacuation lifted from town threatened by fire The Associated Press
Wall Street Journal - 48 minutes ago
(Adds quote from ministry spokesman on long-term outlook for FDI, possible appeal on WTO ruling on audio-visual products.) BEIJING (Dow Jones)--Actual foreign direct investment in China slumped further in July as the global financial crisis continued ...
Bloomberg - - 33 minutes ago
Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The yen rose to the highest in more than two weeks against the euro after Japan's economic growth missed estimates and US regulators closed five lenders, boosting demand for safe-haven assets.
Asian stocks tumble amid worries about US consumer The Associated Press
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
SHANGHAI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - First Eastern Investment Group, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, aims to raise 6 billion yuan ($878 million) for yuan-denominated funds over the next 12 months to expand its ...
China Nears New Rules Governing Deal Firms Wall Street Journal
Macworld - - 1 hour ago
TomTom's long-awaited turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone, TomTom US & Canada (iTunes link), is now available on the US iTunes App Store.
CNN International - - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- You're probably not thinking about what you would like for Christmas yet. But ask any environmentalist for their ideal gift and you'll get a version of this answer: a binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in ...
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Op-Ed Contributor Are We Too Late? New York Times
Washington Post - - 9 hours ago
Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online. And it cost them only $47.5 million. Facebook's purchase of FriendFeed, an obscure social-media platform, is potentially momentous.
Facebook on its way to being social superpower San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
The low-budget sci-fi film and its clever viral marketing campaign score a box-office hit for Sony. Sharlto Copley stars in the sci-fi film Â“District 9,Â” which took in about $37 million over the weekend and helped lift box-office revenue of the top ...
'District 9' Is No. 1 at the Weekend Box Office New York Times
Entertainment Weekly - - 41 minutes ago
As I write in this week's issue of EW, Mad Men has come back with a third-season premiere chock-full of fresh details and revelations about familiar characters.
'Mad Men': Season 3 premiere Los Angeles Times
"Mad Men" Spoiled Bastard. Ep. 1: "Out of Town." San Francisco Chronicle
msnbc.com - 1 hour ago
LOS ANGELES - Last week, a rep for Jon Gosselin confirmed to Access Hollywood that the reality dad is dating Hailey Glassman, the daughter of his estranged wife's plastic surgeon - and in an interview with E! News, the object of his affection is ...
In the News Los Angeles Times
How did they expect to survive reality TV anyway? Chicago Tribune
Boston Globe - - 12 minutes ago
CHASKA, Minn. - We always knew how it could happen, but were never quite sure when, or even if, the time would come. Turning the tables on golf's Goliath on the grandest stage would take guts, good fortune, talent, and an immunity ...
PGA shows Tiger isn't invincible FOXSports.com
After beating Woods, life about to change for Yang The Associated Press
FOXSports.com - 1 hour ago
AP BERLIN (AP) - Usain Bolt proved again he races in a world of his own, winning a huge matchup against Tyson Gay in a world record time of 9.58 seconds Sunday at the world championships.
World Athletics: Usain Bolt 'working hard' to become a legend Telegraph.co.uk
MLB.com - - 1 hour ago
That's what the Rangers were saying Sunday after they beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, to take command in the American League Wild Card standings with a half-game lead.
Texas Rangers nip Red Sox to take first in AL Wild Card Dallas Morning News
Rangers boost confidence Boston Herald
Minneapolis Star Tribune - - 50 minutes ago
while informative, is fighting an uphill battle. First, people are used to 'swine flu' as the name. Second, your post is too long.
AP ENTERPRISE: Schools gear up for swine flu shots The Associated Press
Parents, schools prepare for swine flu outbreak Greenville News
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1 hour ago
I am also a physician having completed my residency 25 years ago. I have seen government involvement at the federal level, the VA system, … read more and at the state level, the U of Mn and Mi.
Sorry, folks, but we need this health care reform The Free Lance-Star
Health care debate continues in Colo. Denver Daily News
New York Times - - 7 hours ago
The standard treatment for infection with the hepatitis C virus is a grueling 48-week course of the antiviral drugs interferon and ribavirin that gives some patients flulike symptoms and severe depression.
Test may aid hepatitis therapy News & Observer
Telegraph.co.uk - - 56 minutes ago
Three more British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the number of dead to 204 less than 12 hours after the grim milestone of 200 deaths had been reached.
Video: Afghan death toll hits 204 ITN NEWS
UK Afghan forces 'are undeterred' BBC News
New York Times - - 5 hours ago
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai moved to strengthen his chances of re-election on Sunday, just four days before the voting, by appearing in a live televised debate with two of his opponents and allowing an Uzbek warlord to ...
BBC News - 2 hours ago
A strong earthquake has jolted the ocean floor off southern Japan, triggering a brief tsunami warning south-west of Ishigaki-jima island.
Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes off Japan The Associated Press