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New York Times - 1 hour ago
By REUTERS COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first against New Zealand in the second test of their two-match series on Wednesday.
Aljazeera.net - 57 minutes ago
Preliminary results from Afghanistan's national elections have been announced, with incumbent President Hamid Karzai appearing to have garnered 41 per cent of the vote so far.
Questions raised over Afghan women's vote ABC Online
Karzai, top rival run about even in Afghan returns The Associated Press
Ha'aretz - 1 hour ago
By Haaretz Service US President Barack Obama is close to breaking the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians by getting Israel to agree to a partial settlement freeze in exchange for a tougher US stand against Iran's nuclear program, ...
Barack Obama close to securing Middle East peace talks Telegraph.co.uk
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Sacramento Bee - - 37 minutes ago
AP Writer OAKLAND, Calif. -- More than a week after threatening to walk off their jobs, members of the San Francisco Bay area's commuter rail union ratified a new labor agreement on Tuesday.
BART union votes on contract San Jose Mercury News
Arizona Republic - - 21 minutes ago
A first glance at SAT scores released Tuesday would seem to indicate so: The Class of 2009 posted average scores that are among the lowest in at least a decade.
Oregon SAT scores down slightly in math, writing Seattle Post Intelligencer
California seniors' SAT scores dip slightly for '09 Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times - - 25 minutes ago
Backers of the Board of Education decision tout choice and competition. Foes call the move illegal, illogical and improper. By Howard Blume and Jason Song In a startling acknowledgment that the Los Angeles school system cannot improve enough schools on ...
LAUSD votes to give outside groups a chance to run campuses Contra Costa Times
LA to consider letting outsiders run many schools San Jose Mercury News
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ben S. Bernanke's renomination allows him to redefine the Federal Reserve's mission as he expands its power over financial markets and pulls back on a credit surge the central bank used to keep the economy from ...
Video: Money Minute: Bernanke's Second Term The Associated Press
Keeping Bernanke reassures markets Houston Chronicle
Reuters - - 19 minutes ago
HONG KONG, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Steel-to-property conglomerate CITIC Pacific (0267.HK) said on Wednesday that China's sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp, has bought a 40 percent stake in its private equity fund management unit, CITIC Capital.
Asian Markets Unswayed by Strong US Housing Data New York Times
Citic Profits Fall 43% Wall Street Journal
Washington Post - - 3 hours ago
Home prices climbed in the Washington region and most parts of the country in recent months, another sign that the housing market is slowly stabilizing, according to two reports released Tuesday.
Video: Bernanke Stays Put, Home Prices Up Fox Business
Index Shows an Improvement in Home Prices New York Times
CNET News - - 1 hour ago
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--The shuttle Discovery's planned launch early Wednesday on a space station resupply mission was called off during fueling Tuesday when a valve in a liquid hydrogen feedline apparently failed to close ...
No Joke: 'Colbert' Shuttle Grounded InformationWeek
PC World - - 7 hours ago
AT&T will power the wireless connection on Sony's newly announced 3G e-reader, the two companies have announced. The Sony Reader Daily Edition will start shipping this December for $399 with wireless connectivity automatically included.
Will Apple's tablet be a good Ebook reader? Computerworld
Sony Kindles Ebook Contest Wall Street Journal
ChannelWeb - - 6 hours ago
Frivolous content aside, solution providers claim that their customers often pay rapt attention to studies linking celebrities and malware, after a McAfee study revealed that former "7th Heaven" star Jessica Biel toppled ...
Net Search for Jessica Biel Dangerous Techtree.com
TMZ.com - 28 minutes ago
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LA County Coroner cannot pinpoint the time of Michael Jackson's death ... but paramedics say when they arrived they believed he was dead for at least an hour and maybe longer.
Los Angeles Times - - 3 hours ago
A probation report alleges that he had pushed girlfriend Rihanna in one incident and broken the windows on their vehicle in another.
Chris Brown and Rihanna Had a History of Violence People Magazine
USA Today - - 7 hours ago
By Francois Duhamel By Nicole Neroulias, Religion News Service In Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked new film Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt and his merry band of Jewish soldiers bash Nazi soldiers' heads with a baseball bat and collect their scalps in a ...
'Inglourious Basterds' defies summer wisdom Los Angeles Times
Tarantino's Glorious 'Basterds' Chicago Tribune
San Jose Mercury News - - 52 minutes ago
After Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to break open a tie game on Tuesday night, closer Brian Wilson loaded the bases before he allowed a two-run single to Ryan Roberts.
Recap: San Francisco vs. Arizona MiamiHerald.com
MLB.com - - 1 hour ago
ANAHEIM -- Curtis Granderson barely missed a two-homer game, but he didn't miss another night tormenting the home club at Angel Stadium.
DETROIT 5, LA ANGELS 3 Washburn earns first win for Tigers Detroit Free Press
San Francisco Chronicle - - 49 minutes ago
Ryan Langerhans had one of the briefest stays with Oakland in team history, spending three days with the team in 2007. On Tuesday night at Safeco Field, Langerhans entered the game late as a defensive replacement and wound up beating the club he'd ...
Recap: Seattle vs. Oakland Kansas City Star
Newsday - - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON - Swine flu could infect half the US population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90000 deaths - more than double the number that occur in an average flu season, according to an estimate from ...
EU Officials Lay Out Priorities for Swine Flu Vaccine New York Times
Reuters - - 9 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Soaring healthcare costs have been blamed for the grim US budget deficit, which two government reports on Tuesday said could push the national debt to $20 trillion in the next 10 years.
Anti-Obama rants take on new ferocity Los Angeles Times
U.S. News & World Report - - 2 hours ago
Added sugars, which are sprinkled on and processed into packaged foods and beverages, have become all too common in the American diet, says the American Heart Association.
Stop eating so much sugar, American Heart Assn. says [Updated] Los Angeles Times
Sweet Surrender: Sugar Curbs Urged Wall Street Journal
USA Today - - 2 hours ago
By Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY CHILMARK, Mass. - The health care debate drags on 24/7. The economy sputters its way back from recession.
Video: Golf Witness: Obama's Run-in With Tree The Associated Press
In protesting the president, civility rules Boston Globe
AFP - 43 minutes ago
KABUL - The toll in a massive bombing that ripped through Afghanistan's troubled southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday has risen to at least 40, a senior police officer said Wednesday.
Afghanistan: multiple car bombs kill at least 41 in Kandahar Telegraph.co.uk
Dozens killed in Afghan explosion BBC News
Los Angeles Times - - 1 hour ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - If grapes need to suffer to produce fine wines, surely there are fewer places they suffer as much as Minnesota and other northern-tier states.
Competition for cold-climate wines is heating up Pioneer Press