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Prosecuting the CIA

Wall Street Journal - ‎37 minutes ago‎
'It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.

'Lethal levels' of anesthetic propofol killed Michael Jackson

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michael Jackson died of "lethal levels" of the powerful anesthetic propofol, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed today in Houston.

Murder mystery ends with suicide in Canadian hotel

The Associated Press - Gillian Flaccus - ‎39 minutes ago‎
BUENA PARK, Calif. - Like so many things in Hollywood, Ryan Jenkins' life was not as it seemed. The wealthy and handsome son of a well-known Canadian architect had recently finished taping appearances on two reality shows when he checked into a luxury ...

Wind lull aids Greek firefighters

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A lull in strong winds has given a boost to Greek firefighters battling dozens of wildfires across the country. Fires are still threatening areas north of Athens and several Greek islands, but firefighters say the area under their control is growing.

Kenny macaskill delivers sermon with the spirit of Monty Python

Times Online - Magnus Linklater - ‎45 minutes ago‎
There are those who rise to a great occasion and there are those who drag it down with them. The Scottish Justice Secretary, for whom natural eloquence is as elusive as a ray of sunshine in a Scottish summer, falls firmly into the latter camp.

Hamid Karzai expected to gain first-round victory in Afghanistan ...

Times Online - Jeremy Page - ‎2 hours ago‎
Preliminary results of last week's Afghan presidential contest are expected to show today that President Karzai is heading for a comfortable first round victory, amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud.

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Obama's vacation spot has strong links to black history

Christian Science Monitor - Tracey D. Samuelson - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By the 1800s, the servants of white summer residents of Martha's Vineyard were buying up land. In the 1950s, the island was popular with civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.

'Special Report' Panel on the New Estimate for the Federal Deficit

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Bret Baier" from August 21, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Maine spectators ignored warnings before wave hit

The Associated Press - Glenn Adams - ‎2 hours ago‎
AUGUSTA, Maine - Rangers at Acadia National Park insisted Monday that they had done all they could to warn visitors before beauty suddenly turned brutal, launching a hurricane-generated wave over a group of gawkers, dragging several into the roiling ...

Dealers get ready for the 'hangover'

CNNMoney.com - Peter Valdes-Dapena - ‎3 hours ago‎
Take a peek at the heaps (no offense) these 6 turned in -- or tried to turn in -- to get their Cash for Clunkers deal. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.

SEC, BofA defend Merrill bonus settlement

Forbes - Marcy Gordon, Ieva M. Augstums - ‎19 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America Corp. on Monday defended the fairness of their proposed $33 million settlement over executive bonuses paid out by Merrill Lynch, ...

Warner Chilcott to Buy P&G Drug Unit With Bank Debt

Bloomberg - Kristen Haunss - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Warner Chilcott Ltd., an Irish maker of birth-control pills and acne medicine, said it will use bank debt to help finance its $3.1 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble Co.

Apple drops Palm OS HotSync conduit from Snow Leopard

Apple Insider - Prince McLean - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple has discontinued support for legacy Palm OS devices in Mac OS X Snow Leopard's iSync 3.1.0, according to sources familiar with the latest Gold Master build, requiring users of Palm OS devices to obtain third party support for ...

Yahoo Revamps Messenger, Search, Mail

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Yahoo kicked off the week with updates to several products, including enhanced search capabilities, a beta of Yahoo Messenger 10, and a revamped Yahoo Mail.

Nokia Enters PC Market With Mini-Laptop Launch

Wall Street Journal - Joel Sherwood, Ben Charny - ‎5 hours ago‎
In a bid to bolster sagging handset sales, Nokia Corp. (NOK), the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, is entering the PC business.

Does Quentin Tarantino have the right to rewrite World War II?

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Of all the lively and memorable audacities committed by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds - the casting of Eli Roth, the splatter-happy director of the Hostel films (he looks like a strapping, beetle-browed Brooklyn Jewish ...

Stephanie Pratt 'Blown Away' By Heidi's Miss Universe Performance

MTV.com - Jocelyn Vena, Jim Cantiello - ‎2 hours ago‎
'I really think this is a career possibility,' Pratt says of her sister-in-law's musical ambitions. By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by Jim Cantiello Heidi Montag is getting lots of kudos from her sister-in-law and fellow "Hills" star, ...
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It's out with the old on 'Mad Men'

msnbc.com - Karen Valby - ‎6 hours ago‎
Poor Margaret Elizabeth. It is going to rain on her wedding day. Roger's daughter doesn't want her father's young bride to show her unlined face.

Hill named 49ers' starting QB

San Francisco Chronicle - John Crumpacker - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Coach Mike Singletary made the announcement this afternoon shortly before the team gathered for an afternoon practice. He said he came to a decision on Sunday and explained his reasoning to both quarterbacks individually.

Source: Rivers gets 6-year, $92M deal

ESPN - Len Pasquarelli - ‎1 hour ago‎
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who has thrown for more than 10000 yards over the past three seasons, has agreed to a new contract extension with the club.
Rivers gets contract extension The Associated Press

Howard, Lee send Phillies to 6-2 win over Mets

The Associated Press - Mike Fitzpatrick - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Ryan Howard's power. Cliff Lee's pitching. The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have all the pieces in place for another World Series run.

Swine flu goes to college

CNN - Tom Watkins - ‎1 hour ago‎
Five days into new year, U. of Kansas at Lawrence has 47 cases of swine flu By Tom Watkins (CNN) -- Classes resumed last Thursday at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and by Monday 47 students had swine flu, a college official said.

Democrats Brace for Tough Congressional Races in 2010

FOXNews - Shannon Bream - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's no secret that mid-term elections are generally unfavorable to the party in control of the White House. But some say the public backlash to Democrats' health care reform plans, along with growing discontent over job losses and the way stimulus ...

Prisons Bureau says Madoff does not have cancer

Reuters - Joseph A. Giannone - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Wall Street super-swindler Bernard Madoff has not been diagnosed with cancer, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Monday, knocking down a tabloid report that Madoff was dying of the disease.

Buffalo mourns loss of 2 firefighters

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Flags were being lowered to half-staff Monday in Buffalo, New York, after two firefighters died inside a fire-engulfed building, city officials said.

Steel column recovered from Ground Zero makes return

Newsday - Michael Frazier - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The 36-foot steel column recovered from Ground Zero that became a symbol of the city's resilience in the wake of the 2001 attacks returned home Monday after more than seven years in storage.

Israeli PM's Europe trip overshadowed by "blood libel" claim

Xinhua - David Harris - ‎2 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday kicked off a four-day visit to Europe to push Israel's cases regarding the Palestinians and Iran.