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Wall Street Journal - - 2 hours ago
Japan will likely seek greater independence from the US, and focus more on its ties with China and the rest of Asia, under new leadership expected to take power after elections on Sunday.
Poll: Japan's opposition set for landslide victory The Associated Press
Japanese ex-premier fights uphill battle for reelection Los Angeles Times
Aljazeera.net - 14 minutes ago
Hamid Karzai, the incumbent in Afghanistan's presidential poll, has widened his lead with 42 per cent of the vote as partial results of last week's election continue to trickle in.
Video: Afghan Election Too Close to Call The Associated Press
Karzai's Lead Widens in Afghan Race Washington Post
Ha'aretz - - 5 hours ago
Netanyahu on Wednesday presented a proposal for resolving the ongoing Israeli-American dispute over construction in the settlements.
Netanyahu will likely meet with Abbas in late September Jerusalem Post
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The Associated Press - - 8 minutes ago
CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that he won't fire the two University of Illinois trustees who refused to resign amid an admissions scandal, and he started to rebuild the board with new appointees.
Quinn backs down: Governor won't fire U. of I. trustees who ... Chicago Tribune
The Associated Press - - 8 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES - Two wildfires northeast of Los Angeles fouled the air breathed by millions of Southern Californians on Wednesday, but the flames were burning away from suburbs on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and no homes had been lost.
Wildfire continues to burn in Angeles National Forest Los Angeles Times
Boston Herald - - 1 hour ago
OAK BLUFFS - President Obama wasn't looking to make news during his Martha's Vineyard vacation, but the death of his longtime friend and political ally Sen. Ted Kennedy put the president in a pickle: how to have the ...
More comment on Obama Vineyard column Baltimore Sun
Obama grabs fried shrimp, clams with family The Associated Press
Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, got the largest boost from the US government's “cash for clunkers” vehicle trade-in program, topping the list of new auto sales.
'Clunkers' Sequel Rattles Appliance Producers Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal - 1 hour ago
Have a taste of this logic: Sales are falling, unemployment is rising, so it is a good time to raise prices. Executives at Anheuser-Busch inbev and millercoors say the environment is "favorable" to increasing the price of beer.
Rising Beer Prices Hint at Oligopoly New York Times
Brace yourself: Beer prices are going up CNNMoney.com
Bloomberg - - 30 minutes ago
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks fell from their highest levels since October after China said it may reduce overcapacity among steel and cement producers and on concern equities are too expensive relative to the outlook for ...
Asian Markets Recede as Caution Prevails New York Times
Washington Post - - 1 hour ago
msnbc.com - 28 minutes ago
A suspect fuel valve on the space shuttle Discovery functioned correctly five times during launch pad tests on Wednesday, NASA said.
To the moon, NASA? Not on this budget, experts say The Associated Press
ZDNet - - 9 hours ago
What would we want in an ideal e-reader to jam in our students' backpacks? I've talked about it before (there are links to my other e-textbook musings in this particular post, too), but we'd certainly want color and high-resolution images.
Washington Post - 44 minutes ago
Court documents obtained by People magazine tell a sad tale about Chris Brown and Rihanna, who apparently had a volatile relationship long before the Feb. 8 fight that led to Brown's arrest and felony conviction.
Is Brown's 'Changed Man' about Rihanna? msnbc.com
Entertainment Weekly - - 2 hours ago
They don't make lives like Dominick Dunne's anymore. A movie producer and TV exec who then forged a late career as a best-selling author and journalist (and telegenic raconteur), Dunne, who died today in New York at age 83, ...
Dominick Dunne: Excerpts from his work Los Angeles Times
Entertainment Weekly - - 3 hours ago
In an attempt to dispel a published report about his future on TLC's Jon & Kate Plus Eight, Jon Gosselin told People.com that he “never said” he wanted to leave the show.
Kate Gosselin to sub on 'The View' Pittsburgh Post Gazette
MLB.com - - 42 minutes ago
MILWAUKEE -- Pinch-hitter Darnell McDonald's two-out RBI double in the top of the 10th inning gave the Reds a 4-3 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Reds' McDonald has pinch-hit double in the 10th The Associated Press
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Andy Pettitte took deep breaths, nodded and pulled his cap down over his eyes, all in about five seconds. It was a snapshot the Yankees have seen hundreds of times.
Andy Pettitte, bats propel Yankees Boston Herald
ESPN - - 6 hours ago
Billy Wagner is third among all active pitchers in saves, behind only Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, and in no danger of being passed by anyone for years.
Wagner looking forward to joining Sox Boston Globe
Wall Street Journal - - 5 hours ago
President Barack Obama was wise to vacation this week on Martha's Vineyard. Not because it's one of the few places in America where his health-care plan is still popular, but because by getting out of Washington he gave staff time to ...
Video: Can Health Care Overcome the Deficit? Fox Business
Obama asks docs to promote health care fix The Associated Press
Washington Post - - 2 hours ago
Scientists have produced monkeys with genetic material from two mothers, an advance that could help women with some inherited diseases have healthy children but that would raise a host of safety, legal, ethical and social questions if ...
Gene 'Fix' in Egg Prevents Inherited Diseases in Monkeys U.S. News & World Report
New York Times - - 3 hours ago
At least four million Americans under age 65 are exposed to high doses of radiation each year from medical imaging tests, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Too much radiation from medical testing? Los Angeles Times
Tampabay.com - 3 hours ago
There have been a lot of bear sightings in Colorado this summer, but a skateboard park in the resort town of Snowmass became an inadvertent bear trap on Tuesday.
Bear users ladder to escape skate park in Colorado Melbourne Herald Sun
In pictures: US bear escape BBC News
New York Times - - 1 hour ago
Los Angeles County prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty against a reputed gang member who is accused of shooting a star high school football player in the head and leaving him to die on the sidewalk near his home last ...
DA seeks death penalty in LA athlete slaying The Associated Press
Reuters - - 58 minutes ago
SEOUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The two Koreas were near a deal to resume reunions of families separated by the Korean War at a rare meeting this week that follows conciliatory moves made by the destitute North after it was hit by UN sanctions.
Korean family reunion talks begin BBC News
Koreas hold talks on reuniting divided families The Associated Press