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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.
Video: Greece fires flare up ITN NEWS
Anger at government over Greek wildfires guardian.co.uk
Times Online - - 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.
Video: Scottish Government Defends Bomber's Release The Associated Press
Times Online - - 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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Christian Science Monitor - - 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.
Obama hits golf course to start Vineyard vacation The Associated Press
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.
Meltdown 101: Huge budget deficits expected The Associated Press
Federal deficits: $9 trillion and counting CNNMoney.com
The Associated Press - - 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 ...
Two die in hurricane-whipped surf CNN International
CNNMoney.com - - 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.
Video: Auto Dealer Struggles to Get Clunkers Cash The Associated Press
'Clunkers' Deals Disrupted by Online Malfunction, Sellers Say Washington Post
Forbes - - 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, ...
Bloomberg - - 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 Insider - - 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 ...
Apple's Snow Leopard Ships Aug. 28 Washington Post
PC Magazine - - 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.
Yahoo Unveils Email, Messenger And Search Upgrades CNNMoney.com
Wall Street Journal - - 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.
Nokia Dives Into the Netbook Pool New York Times
Entertainment Weekly - - 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 ...
`Inglourious Basterds' bursts to No. 1 with $38M The Associated Press
MTV.com - - 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, ...
Miss Universe 2009 New York Daily News
msnbc.com - - 6 hours ago
San Francisco Chronicle - - 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.
Shaun Hill: Named 49ers' Starter Rotowire
ESPN - - 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 to get more than $38M guaranteed in deal FOXSports.com
Rivers gets contract extension The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
CNN - - 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.
FOXNews - - 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 ...
gop's Steele Announces 'Healthcare Bill of Rights' for Seniors U.S. News & World Report
Reuters - - 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.
Video: Prison Denies Madoff's Cancer Fox Business
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.
Newsday - - 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.
Steel beam returns to NYC's ground zero The Associated Press
Steel Column, a 9/11 Survivor, Returns to Ground Zero New York Times
Xinhua - - 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.
Shots exchanged over Gaza border BBC News