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In Massachusetts, Residents Remember Their Senator

Washington Post - Vince Bzdek - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The longtime senator had a deep, abiding love affair with this city, and Bostonians on Wednesday were repaying the affection. "I volunteered for one of Ted's campaigns when I was 8 or 9 years old," said Elizabeth Doyle, a Dorchester ...

Sanford rejects lieutenant governor's call for his resignation

Los Angeles Times - Richard Fausset - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The besieged South Carolina governor says his understudy's move is 'pure politics, plain and simple.' By Richard Fausset Reporting from Knoxville, Tenn.

Stopping Swine Flu Up to You

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎6 hours ago‎
Aug. 26, 2009 -- Who's on the front line of this fall's flu fight? You are, say HHS and CDC officials. Until Thanksgiving, at the earliest, it's going to be up to you to try not to catch the flu.

Likely Japan Leaders to Focus on Asian Ties

Wall Street Journal - Carlos Tejada, Evan Ramstad - ‎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.

Karzai pulls ahead in Afghan polls

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.

Netanyahu offers 9-month settlement freeze

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid - ‎5 hours ago‎
Netanyahu on Wednesday presented a proposal for resolving the ongoing Israeli-American dispute over construction in the settlements.

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Quinn names 2 to U of I board, lets 2 others stay

The Associated Press - Deanna Bellandi, David Mercer - ‎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.

Firefighters battle blazes in forest near LA

The Associated Press - Raquel Maria Dillon - ‎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.

Vacation goes on for President Obama and his family

Boston Herald - Gayle Fee, Laura Raposa - ‎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 ...

Toyota Gets Biggest Boost From US 'Cash for Clunkers' Plan

Bloomberg - Kae Inoue, Angela Greiling Keane - ‎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.

Overheard: Brewers May Raise Beer Prices

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.

Japan Stocks Fall on China's Curb on Investments, Valuations

Bloomberg - Masaki Kondo - ‎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 ...

Review: Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Washington Post - Jason Snell - ‎1 hour ago‎
Snow Leopard, Apple's lowest-priced OS update in eight years, is a great value, and the biggest no-brainer of an upgrade since Mac OS X 10.1.

Shuttle valve passes troubleshooting test

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.

Inching closer to the perfect e-reader for students

ZDNet - Christopher Dawson - ‎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.

People Magazine Reports Brown, Rihanna Had Violent History

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.

Legacy: Dominick Dunne, an American original

Entertainment Weekly - Thom Geier - ‎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, ...

Jon Gosselin insists he doesn't want to leave his TLC show

Entertainment Weekly - Lynette Rice - ‎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

McDonald's hit gives Reds win in extras

MLB.com - Mark Sheldon - ‎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.

Yankees 9, Rangers 2

New York Times - Jack Curry - ‎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.

Veteran lefty should be positive contributor for Red Sox down the ...

ESPN - Eric Karabell - ‎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.

Obama Targets Medicare Advantage

Wall Street Journal - Karl Rove - ‎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 ...

Lab Produces Monkeys With 2 Mothers

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎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 ...

Study Finds Radiation Risk for Patients

New York Times - Alex Berenson - ‎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.

Bear needs a ladder to go totally vertical

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.

National Briefing | West California: Death Penalty Is Sought

New York Times - Rebecca Cathcart - ‎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 ...

FACTBOX-Korean families separated by war and abduction

Reuters - Jack Kim, Christine Kim - ‎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.