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AFP - 1 hour ago
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Threatened with death, restricted by relatives or alienated by politics, turnout among women voters in Afghanistan was poor generally and close to zero in some parts of the south.
Video: Afghan Presidential Candidate Questions Vote The Associated Press
The war for Afghanistan's women Los Angeles Times
Reuters - - 25 minutes ago
ISLAMABAD Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban announced a successor to slain commander Baitullah Mehsud, but intelligence officials said on Sunday it was probably a smokescreen meant to hold together a movement left leaderless for ...
World Digest: Pakistani Taliban Announces Choice of New Leader Washington Post
AFP - 27 minutes ago
ATHENS - Firefighters waged a titanic effort on Sunday to contain a massive fire lapping at Athens' eastern suburbs after burning a 30-kilometre (20-mile) swathe through one of the Greek capital's last forests.
Video: Wildfires rage in Greece ITN NEWS
Fires reach Athens suburbs, thousands evacuated The Associated Press
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Reuters - - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA interrogators carried out mock executions and threatened an al Qaeda commander with a gun and an electric drill, according to an internal report that provides new details of abuses inside's the agency's secret prisons, ...
Report Provides New Details on CIA Prisoner Abuse New York Times
CIA Used Gun, Drill in Interrogation Washington Post
Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON - President Obama is challenging critics of his push to overhaul the health care system to stop making what he calls “phony claims'' about proposals now the subject of intense coast-to-coast debate.
Video: GOP Attacks Obama's Health Care Plan The Associated Press
Boston Globe - - 3 hours ago
Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
Clunkers Cashed Out: The government's $3 billion cash-for-clunkers incentive program will end Monday at 8 pm The move is meant to give dealers and consumers time to finalize purchases and apply for rebates.
'Cash for Clunkers' program is winding down Seattle Times
Reuters - - 18 hours ago
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22 (Reuters) - The US Federal Reserve's stated intention to keep interest rates exceptionally low for "an extended period" may conflict with its desire to avoid inflation, an academic economist told central ...
Video: Bernanke's Future - Bloomberg Bloomberg
Economy Is 'Leveling Out,' Bernanke Says Washington Post
Seeking Alpha - - 31 minutes ago
Guaranty Bank is the 3rd largest bank failure this year with assets of $13 B and deposits of $12 B. Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBV) of Spain assumed control of Guaranty Bank thru its US subsidiary BBVA Compass.
Video: Austin Guaranty Bank fails KXAN.com
US Helps Spanish Company to Buy Texas Bank New York Times
The Associated Press - 5 hours ago
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president is so excited about a NASA astronaut of Mexican descent that he invited him to dinner when the astronaut returns to Earth.
SJ residents on a journey of discovery Stockton Record
NASA May Outsource Amid Budget Woes Wall Street Journal
InformationWeek - - 21 hours ago
Responding to an FCC inquiry, Apple has cited user experience changes and privacy concerns as the reason that Google Voice has not been approved for the iPhone.
Analysis: Apple, AT&T and Google Voice PC Magazine
GameSpot - - 7 hours ago
Who was there: Representatives from just about every facet of the Diablo III design team, including the lead programmer, art director, lead world designer, quest designer, lead level designer, sound designer, ...
Entertainment Weekly - - 11 hours ago
The folks over at Weinstein Co. must be breathing a big sigh of relief. Friday's box office numbers suggest their gamble on in-house auteur Quentin Tarantino has paid off: His WWII drama Inglourious Basterds took in an estimated ...
Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" drawing criticisim Los Angeles Daily News
msnbc.com - 2 hours ago
Rolf Konow / AP NEW YORK - Actress Milla Jovovich married director Paul WS Anderson in an intimate outdoor ceremony at their home in Beverly Hills on Saturday, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Sunset Wedding for Milla Jovovich TheCelebrityCafe.com
Milla Jovovich Marries Director Paul WS Anderson Radar Online
Los Angeles Times - 14 hours ago
Fans around the world were shown 16 minutes of "Avatar" footage Friday night in a unprecedented promotion that director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox hope will further stoke interest in the film, which doesn't arrive in theaters until Dec. 18.
'Avatar Day' reaction: Close, but no cigar Entertainment Weekly
Worldwide `Avatar' previews thrill sci-fi fans The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
AP Boston - Kevin Youkilis homered twice and tied a career high with six runs batted in, rookie Junichi Tazawa stopped New York's big bats and the Boston Red Sox ended a five-game skid against the Yankees with a 14-1 win Saturday.
Red Sox 14, Yankees 1 Red Sox Recover, and Then Some New York Times
Opportunities bring knocks Boston Globe
Denver Post - - 1 hour ago
SEATTLE - With all the drama that has surrounded the Broncos the past seven months, they could use some run-of-the-mill football from time to time.
Seahawks C Spencer injures leg in game against Broncos CBSSports.com
SEAHAWKS: A 27-13 victory over Denver isn't as pretty as it sounds TheNewsTribune.com
Detroit Free Press - 1 hour ago
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch saved his season Saturday night by winning a gutsy side-by-side sprint to the finish against Mark Martin at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch Inches Closer to Spot in Chase New York Times
Kyle Busch holds off Martin, sweeps Bristol SportingNews.com
Washington Post - - 6 hours ago
Government health officials are mobilizing to launch a massive swine flu vaccination campaign this fall that is unprecedented in its scope -- and in the potential for complications.
Dallas-area health officials double their efforts to keep flu at bay Dallas Morning News
As flu looms, Minnesota schools prepare for worst Minneapolis Star Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle - - 1 hour ago
Virtually the entire debate over President Obama's health care reform plan now has been reduced to whether there is a public option.
Ever the optimist, President Obama still hopeful for health care ... New York Daily News
Los Angeles Times - Aug 21, 2009
Washington Post - - Aug 21, 2009
With the sighting of the crescent moon, the holy month of Ramadan has begun this year, marking the start of a spiritual boot camp in which Muslims fast without any food or water from sunup to sundown.
Video: Obama Marks Beginning of Muslim Holy Month The Associated Press
Muslims Begin Ramadan Liberian Daily Observer
Times Online - 3 hours ago
The US military has begun notifying the Red Cross of the identities of terror suspects being held at camps in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to US media.
The Pentagon Names Names Slate
Military: Red Cross should get early detainee info The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - - 3 hours ago
A week after two government ministries were bombed, Baghdad's streets are empty despite the start of the holy month that usually sends people out shopping for sweets and supplies.
Ramadan begins on same day for Sunni, Shiite Muslims in Iraq Dallas Morning News
Analysts see Iraq on edge Chicago Tribune