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Egg Recall Exposes Flaws in Nation's Food Safety System

New York Times - Andrew Martin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Federal investigators have descended on Iowa to try to figure out the cause of a salmonella outbreak that may have sickened thousands of people and led to the recall of a half billion eggs.
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In Florida, Meek Overcomes Billionaire; Palin Faces Test in Alaska

ABC News - Byron Wolf - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sen. John McCain took no chances in his primary fight with former Rep. JD Hayworth, a talk radio host mounting a challenge from the right against the 2008 Republican presidential candidate.
Boston Globe - NPR - AFP

Wrong Direction on Stem Cells

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a huge overreach, a federal judge has decided that the legal interpretation that has governed federal support of embryonic stem cell research for more than a decade is invalid.
BusinessWeek - The Detroit News - Kansas City Star - Reuters

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Top Marine Says Afghan Deadline May Help Taliban

New York Times - Elisabeth Bumiller - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The commandant of the Marine Corps said Tuesday that President Obama's July 2011 deadline to begin American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan was “probably giving our enemy sustenance.

Walker looking to revive career, with Favre's help

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Chip Scoggins - ‎4 hours ago‎
Javon Walker said he feels 23 again, boasted he has "a whole lot left" in the tank and joked his relationship with Brett Favre is so good that Favre was cooking dinner for him Tuesday.

Chile's trapped miners face huge psychological pressures

Telegraph.co.uk - Brian Keenan - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Brian Keenan spent four and a half years as a hostage in Beirut - much of the time in pitch darkness. He describes the mental and physical struggle that awaits the 33 Chilean miners as they face their own ordeal.

California schools lose out in 'Race to Top'

San Francisco Chronicle - Demian Bulwa - ‎32 minutes ago‎
(08-24) 15:47 PDT SACRAMENTO -- California education officials lost their bid Tuesday for as much as $700 million for schools from the federal Race to the Top competition, falling short even though they promised aggressive reforms pushed by the Obama ...

Existing US home sales off 27% in July, worse in Midwest

The Detroit News - Brian J. O'Connor, Louis Aguilar - ‎1 hour ago‎
A bigger-than-expected drop in July home sales renewed fears Tuesday that the US economic recovery is stumbling and could be heading for a fall.

Giants slug way into tie atop Wild Card race

MLB.com - Cash Kruth - ‎59 minutes ago‎
On Tuesday, with the first-pitch temperature at 83 degrees and the crowd's patented sweatshirts nowhere to be seen, the Giants made AT&T Park's cavernous outfield look like a bandbox ballpark.

Nikkei hits 16-mth closing low, strong yen weighs

Reuters - Elaine Lies, Aiko Hayashi - ‎9 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average hit a 16-month closing low on Wednesday, at one point falling over 2 percent, as disappointment spread over the lack of policy action by Japan to rein in the strong yen, ...

Apple Said to Seek Show-Rental Deal

New York Times - Brian Stelter, Miguel Helft - ‎6 hours ago‎
Apple, which is widely expected to announce a revamped product for television sets next month, is pressing the television networks to rent their TV series through its iTunes service for as little as 99 cents an episode ...

Death toll from China plane crash down to 42

CNN - Steven Jiang - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Beijing, China (CNN) -- Investigators were trying to determine Wednesday what caused China's first fatal passenger plane crash in almost six years.

Former drilling regulator to testify at spill hearing

Houston Chronicle - Jennifer A. Dlouhy - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - When the presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster convenes its second hearing today, the panel plans to examine regulatory lapses that may have paved the ...

Angels' offense canÂ't match up with Rays in 10-3 loss

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Angels strand 12 runners and go one for 14 with runners in scoring position in another anemic showing by the hitters. Angels starter Ervin Santana allowed six runs on eight hits in the Angels' 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

Yahoo, Microsoft Complete Bing Search Transfer

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎5 hours ago‎
Yahoo transferred its backend search to Microsoft's Bing in the United States and Canada, a move designed to strengthen Microsoft in its search-engine battle against Google.

Lindsay Lohan Released Early From Rehab

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan is a free woman after being released early from a rehabilitation center on Tuesday just 22 days into a court-ordered three-month program.

Boehner urges Obama to fire economic team

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎32 minutes ago‎
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, called Tuesday for the firing of the Obama administration's economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers, arguing that November's midterm elections are ...

Any more Tigers on the loose?

Telegraph.co.uk - Tom Cox - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Golf had little time for sex until the Woods scandal that culminated in divorce this week. Or so we thought. Tom Cox peeks into the locker room.

Sherrod turns down offer

Washington Post - Krissah Thompson - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Shirley Sherrod politely declined to return to the federal government weeks after she was forced to resign amid a race-laden political controversy.

Fantasia's 'Behind The Music' Addresses Career Highs, Life Lows

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎4 hours ago‎
When Fantasia Barrino told America that she had "been through some stuff" upon winning the "American Idol" crown in 2004, she was putting it mildly.

Recall of Deli Meat Sold at Walmart Stores

WebMD - Kelli Miller Stacy - ‎7 hours ago‎
Aug. 24, 2010 -- Zemco Industries of Buffalo, NY, has voluntarily recalled about 380000 pounds of deli meat products distributed nationwide to Walmart stores because of possible contamination with the bacterium Listeria ...

Dell Aero Android Smartphone Arrives on ATandT

eWeek - Michelle Maisto - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dell introduced the Android-running Aero smartphone, calling it its first US smartphone - a designation that puts the Streak in clear tablet terms.
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