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Last US combat convoy has left Iraq

CNN - Arwa Damon, Jomana Karadsheh - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Mosul, Iraq (CNN) -- The last US brigade combat team in Iraq has left the country, a move that helps US President Barack Obama reach his goal of 50000 troops in the country by September 1. Their departure leaves about 56000 US troops in the country, ...
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Facebook adds geolocation, check-ins to iPhone and Web apps

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Facebook has finally joined the rest of the social media world by announcing "Places," a feature that lets users "check in" to a geographical location and broadcast that info to friends.
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Justice faces setback in sole Blagojevich conviction

Washington Times - Ben Conery - ‎2 hours ago‎
ASSOCIATED PRESS Former IllinoisGov. Rod R. Blagojevich talks with reporters as he leaves his home with daughter Annie on Wednesday.
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Jurors Fault Complexity of the Blagojevich Trial

New York Times - Nuccio Dinuzzo - ‎56 minutes ago‎
“It was kind of a bittersweet thing: relief that the trial is over, but frustration that we didn't accomplish what we set out to do,” said James Matsumoto, the jury foreman.

Brett Favre returns to the Vikings

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The quarterback, who turns 41 in October and is coming off ankle surgery, is convinced by teammates dispatched to his Mississippi home to give it one more shot at winning a Super Bowl.

Factbox: Highlights from GM's IPO Filing

Reuters - Liana B. Baker, Clare Baldwin - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Reuters) - General Motors Co filed a several hundred-page prospectus on Wednesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering that will allow the government to reduce its stake in the automaker.

Floods in Pakistan affect millions; UN-led relief effort lacks financial support

Washington Post - Colum Lynch, Griff Witte - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Flood waters were still rising in parts of Pakistan Wednesday, weeks after heavy rains started deluging the country. The aid effort was ramping up, to reach out to millions affected by the disaster.

Asian Shares Mostly Up; BHP Continues To Weigh On Australia

Wall Street Journal - Shri Navaratnam - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Most Asian stock markets were modestly higher Thursday, but uncertainty over a hostile takeover bid by BHP Billiton continued to weigh on Australian shares.

Fresno State, Nevada accept MWC invitations

Salt Lake Tribune - Michael C. Lewis - ‎1 hour ago‎
For a minute there, it appeared the Mountain West Conference might be on its death bed. Hours after news broke that the Brigham Young Cougars were planning to join the Utah Utes in abandoning the league they helped create a decade ...

Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia

New York Times - Pam Belluck - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mary Petersen, who has been suffering from Fibromyalgia, practicing tai chi on Nahant Beach, Mass., near her home. By PAM BELLUCK A clinical trial at Tufts Medical Center found that after 12 weeks of tai chi, patients with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain ...

Google Chrome Web Store to Debut in October

Reuters - Sarah Jacobsson Purewal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google's Chrome Web Store is likely to be up and running this October, reports 1Up.com. The online app store will focus on supplying users with a variety of online/browser-based games, as well as a community (so ...

Egg recall renews questions on battling salmonella

USA Today - Elizabeth Weise - ‎35 minutes ago‎
A national salmonella outbreak that could have sickened thousands has led to the recall of 380 million eggs and renewed questions about whether it's feasible to keep the microbe - the most common bacterial source of ...

Verizon will stream live FiOS TV over home Wi-Fi to Apple's iPad

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎2 hours ago‎
An upcoming iPad app from Verizon will enable subscribers of its FiOS service to stream live TV over their home Wi-Fi networks. Verizon's announcement on Wednesday unveiled several new video applications for its TV and video services, ...

Yanks outslug Tigers, remain tied atop East

MLB.com - Tim Britton - ‎27 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- The Yankees slugged a trio of home runs off Jeremy Bonderman en route to their second consecutive victory over the Tigers, 9-5, on Wednesday night.

Twitter feed: Reports from the Stevens funeral

Anchorage Daily News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
- In the lobby at ABT before the Stevens funeral. A few hundred people here. 11:59AM 8/18 - ABT filling up. Can't see it in the pic, but many signs reserving seats for VIPs http://twitpic.

SEC, Settling Suit, Accuses New Jersey of Pension Fraud

New York Times - Mary Williams Walsh - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal regulators accused the State of New Jersey of securities fraud on Wednesday for claiming it had been properly funding public workers' pensions when it was not.

Poll: 1 in 5 Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim

Washington Post - Jon Cohen, Michael D. Shear - ‎39 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama says he has 'no regrets' over the comments he made about the right of Muslims to build an Islamic center near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York.

Japanese Stocks Rise for Second Day on Policy, Earnings Outlook

BusinessWeek - Akiko Ikeda, Monami Yui - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks rose for a second day, on speculation policy makers will introduce measures to stimulate the economy and as chip-related companies gained after Applied Materials Inc. forecast ...

Britain's David Cameron seeks smaller government, more citizen involvement

Washington Post - Anthony Faiola - ‎2 hours ago‎
A power-sharing deal between Cameron and Nicholas Clegg of the Liberal Democrats ended 13 years of Labor Party rule and resulted in Britain's first coalition government since the 1940s.

Rollins helps Phils extend Wild Card lead

MLB.com - Todd Zolecki - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHILADELPHIA -- Even if the Phillies do not have any interest in the National League Wild Card, they knew they had a big series this week against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

Obama's Ohio visit points to jobs divide between public, private sector

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Trumbull - ‎3 hours ago‎
Obama visited Wednesday with Ohioans who have been helped by government spending. In general, government jobs pay more, have higher benefits, and are more secure than private-sector jobs.

Lung Cancer Patients Lived Happier, Longer With Palliative Care in Study

Bloomberg - Michelle Fay Cortez - ‎1 hour ago‎
Patients diagnosed with incurable lung cancer who were given palliative care usually reserved for people close to death had a better quality of life and lived longer than those getting standard ...

Medvedev offers to help Tajikistan deal with natural disasters

RIA Novosti - ‎8 hours ago‎
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed on Wednesday that Moscow and Dushanbe work to improve joint responses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires in Russia and January's quakes in Tajikistan.

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