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Transcript: Scotland official talks of Lockerbie release

CNN - ‎24 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, convicted of murdering 270 people by blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, two decades ago was returned to his native Libya on Thursday.
A Second Lockerbie Outrage Wall Street Journal

Cash for Clunkers ending

CNNMoney.com - Peter Valdes-Dapena - ‎1 hour ago‎
With money running out, $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program will end on Monday. The tally so far: 457000 cars and $1.9 billion in rebates.

ANALYSIS-US, Afghans must deliver on election promises

Reuters - Paul Eckert, Sue Pleming - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's relatively calm election was a welcome boost for President Barack Obama's strategy but with waning US public support for the war both countries will need quick military and ...

Police probing model's death seek reality TV star in Canada

CNN - Philip Rosenbaum - ‎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.

Calif. police: Woman in trash bin had no fingers

The Associated Press - Gillian Flaccus - ‎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.

At least 30 killed, nearly 200 injured in another spate of ...

MiamiHerald.com - Sahar Issa, Adam Ashton - ‎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.

Two More Taiwan Officials Tender Resignations Over Typhoon Response

Voice of America - William Ide - ‎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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What Ted Kennedy Wants

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 ...

Obama on health care: 'We are not going to give up now'

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 ...

Ex-DHS chief links politics to terror alerts

The Associated Press - Deb Riechmann, Eileen Sullivan - ‎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.

New Credit-Card Rules Kick In

BusinessWeek - Jessica Silver-Greenberg - ‎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.

US Justice Dept Regulators Clear Oracle-Sun Deal

Wall Street Journal - Brent Kendall, Jerry A. DiColo - ‎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 ...

4 million home loans are delinquent

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.

US wants to define broadband, opens wireless inquiry

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

mocoNews - Feds May Be Investigating Apple's Request For Palm To ...

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.

Report: Apple's Jobs Tried For Anti-Poaching Deal With Palm

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.

Hiking Around in Circles? Probably, Study Says

New York Times - Henry Fountain - ‎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.

Tarantino Avengers in Nazi Movieland

New York Times - Manohla Dargis - ‎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.

Studio pushes up Jackson film, Ortega to direct

Reuters - Xavier Briand - ‎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.

Oprah Winfrey Sues Resveratrol Seller

BusinessWeek - Arlene Weintraub - ‎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 ...

NCAA Comes Down Hard On Memphis

ESPN - Dana O'Neil - ‎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.

Awesome Bolt breaks 200m record

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.

Bolt Crushes His Own 200-Meter Record

New York Times - Christopher Clarey - ‎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.

Gender Games: Could the Women's 800-meter World Champ Be a Man?

TIME - William Lee Adams - ‎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 ...

Swine Flu May Not Close College Classrooms: CDC

U.S. News & World Report - Steve Reinberg - ‎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 ...

Tort Reform Won't Fix Healthcare?, Ctd

Atlantic Online - Patrick Appel - ‎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 ...

Study questions US flu vaccine guidelines

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Maggie Fox - ‎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 ...

CIA-Blackwater Deal Highlights Ties

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.

Hurricane Bill to impact South Shore, East End beaches

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.

New York Appellate Court Says Paterson Can't Appoint Ravitch

Bloomberg - Henry Goldman - ‎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.
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