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CNN - - 7 hours ago
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Investigators think that a reality TV contestant wanted for questioning in the death of his ex-wife has gone to Canada, police in Washington state told CNN Thursday.
The Associated Press - - 15 minutes ago
BUENA PARK, Calif. - Police investigating a reality TV contestant in his ex-wife's death say her fingers and teeth had been removed when her body was found in a California trash bin.
Video: Reality TV Contestant Sought In Ex-Model's Death The Associated Press
Alexander Jenkins charged with murder of ex-wife Jasmine Fiore New York Daily News
MiamiHerald.com - - 51 minutes ago
BAGHDAD -- A string of bombings Thursday south of Baghdad killed at least 30 people and wounded nearly 200, stoking fears that more violence would follow this week's deadly strikes in the Iraqi capital.
Iraq Accuses Security Officers of Negligence Washington Post
Baghdad blasts show steep learning curve for Iraqi forces Christian Science Monitor
Voice of America - - Aug 19, 2009
Taiwan's prime minister says the island's defense minister and Cabinet secretary submitted their resignations Wednesday as criticism over the government's handling of Typhoon Morakot grows.
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Wall Street Journal - 1 hour ago
Senator Ted Kennedy, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, has sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers requesting a change in the state law that determines how his Senate seat would be filled if it became vacant before his eighth full term ends in ...
Ailing Kennedy seeks to change law on succession The Associated Press
USA Today - 2 hours ago
The message from a feisty President Obama today on health care is that he's not backing down. After taking questions earlier today from listeners of conservative talk show host Michael Smerconish's program, the president met with some of his most ...
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON - Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush's Cabinet to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election.
Tom Ridge kisses and tells on Bush's 'terror levels' Christian Science Monitor
Ridge Claims That He Was Pressured to Elevate Threat Warning Washington Post
BusinessWeek - - 4 hours ago
The good news: Cardholders will get more notice about rate increases. The bad news: Rates are already going up By Jessica Silver-Greenberg The first wave of long-awaited reforms to credit-card industry practices began kicking in on Aug. 20.
New credit card law goes into effect Bizjournals.com
Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
(Updates with comment from an analyst and the Justice Department as well as additional background.) By Brent Kendall and Jerry A. dicolo Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Antitrust regulators at the US Department of Justice on Thursday ...
CNNMoney.com - 2 hours ago
Mortgage lenders say the flood of foreclosures has not yet crested. Highwater mark should come this fall. By Les Christie, CNNMoney.
Foreclosures rise, driven by loss of jobs and income MiamiHerald.com
Mortgage delinquencies hit record high in second quarter San Jose Mercury News
Reuters - 48 minutes ago
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - US telecommunications regulators on Thursday sought public comment on how to define "broadband," a step that could impact how the industry delivers Internet services to consumers.
FCC to Probe Wireless Industry Wall Street Journal
Raise E-Rate cap, panel tells FCC NetworkWorld.com
Washington Post - 7 hours ago
Apple's Steve Job was obviously perturbed by the fact that Palm (NSDQ: PALM) hired Jon Rubinstein (pictured) to head-up the company's turnaround.
PC World - 8 hours ago
As Steve Jobs' reputation continues to sink, we receive word that the Apple boss tried to make a deal with Palm not to poach each other's employees.
New York Times - - 6 hours ago
With countless thousands of Americans hitting the hiking trails this month for one last summer adventure, it is a sure bet that some of them will get lost along the way.
Walk in circles? It's natural, says German study The Associated Press
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
From the moment the charming, smiling, laughing Nazi in “Inglourious Basterds,” Quentin Tarantino's latest cinematic happening, sweeps onto the screen, he owns this film even more than its maker.
Movie projector: 'Basterds' could have a glorious $30-million-plus ... Los Angeles Times
Quentin Tarantino's radio show playlist Entertainment Weekly
Reuters - - 38 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The studio behind the Michael Jackson film "This Is It" on Thursday advanced its release by two days to Oct. 28, anticipating huge demand for the movie of his final performance rehearsals just days before his death.
» Kenny Ortega to direct Jackson film Hollywood Reporter
People: Michael Jackson burial delayed yet again San Jose Mercury News
BusinessWeek - - 1 hour ago
Anyone who surfs the Web has probably seen the ads featuring Oprah Winfrey and her resident on-air physician, Dr. Mehmet Oz. "For a limited time only, we are giving away two 100% risk-free trials of the best resveratrol product on ...
Oprah Winfrey Sues Diet Pill Operation Courthouse News Service
ESPN - - 1 hour ago
Memphis will be forced to vacate its NCAA record 38-victory, Final Four season of 2007-08 under former coach John Calipari and serve three years' probation because of NCAA rules violations, the NCAA Committee on Infractions announced Thursday.
Memphis Will Vacate Its Final Four Season New York Times
NCAA penalizes Memphis in Derrick Rose test case Chicago Tribune
BBC News - 5 hours ago
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt claimed yet another world record as he recorded a stunning victory in the 200m final at the World Championships.
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Michael Sohn/AP Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, set a new world record in the 200 meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday.
Usain Bolt smashes world record in the 200 Los Angeles Times
TIME - - 54 minutes ago
Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women's 800m final race at the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin. South African runner Caster Semenya's muscular physique helped propel her to victory ...
Video: She? or He? Is Women's World Champion The Associated Press
U.S. News & World Report - - 2 hours ago
THURSDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Unless the swine flu outbreak this fall is worse than expected, US colleges and other post-secondary education centers may not need to cancel classes, federal health officials said in a new ...
Health officials tell colleges to prepare for swine flu's return MiamiHerald.com
County prepares schools to deal with swine flu East Brunswick Sentinel
Atlantic Online - - 2 hours ago
Readers are split on how much tort reform would help. A reader who doesn't think tort reform is the answer: In Texas, the State legislature enacted drastic tort reform which basically made it extraordinarily difficult and expensive to ...
Video: Health Care Reform - Bloomberg Bloomberg
Reuters - - 2 hours ago
CHICAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Contrary to current US strategy, vaccinating school children and their parents against the flu is the best way to protect the nation from influenza, including the new pandemic swine flu, US researchers ...
Study: Vaccinating school kids best to stop flu The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - 35 minutes ago
GREG MILLER Reporting from Washington A CIA decision to hire contractors from Blackwater USA for a covert assassination program was part of a broader constellation of connections between the agency and the widely criticized security firm.
Ex-CIA Director Defends Agency Over Contractor Controversy Wall Street Journal
Newsday - 2 hours ago
Hurricane Bill probably won't get within 200 miles of Long Island, but it still is likely to have a big impact on South Shore and East End beaches through this weekend.
Video: Storm Ready Hurricane Bill WPRI.com
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- New York Governor David Paterson didn't have legal authority to appoint a lieutenant governor last month, a state Appellate Court ruled.
Court rules against NY lieutenant gov appointment The Associated Press