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Carter wins release of American from North Korea

CNN - Andrew Salmon - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter is leaving North Korea Friday with a US citizen who was imprisoned in the communist country after entering it illegally in January, according to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Facing Long Mine Rescue, Chile Spares No Expense

New York Times - Alexei Barrionuevo - ‎3 hours ago‎
Natacha Pisarenko/AP An image of one of the 33 trapped miners was shown on a television near the mine on Thursday. By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SAN JOSÉ MINE, Chile - The government has consulted NASA about the extreme isolation of space.
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New Orleans' progress mixed with pain

USA Today - Rick Jervis - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Chris Graythen, Getty Images By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY NEW ORLEANS - From jazz funerals to block parties to solemn church memorials, residents across the Gulf Coast are planning a medley of events to remember the devastation wrought by Hurricane ...
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Pakistan floods prompt mass evacuations in south

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have been ordered to evacuate their homes as flood waters threaten several cities in the south of the country.

HP's $1.8 Billion 3Par Offer Steps Up Its Bidding War With Dell

BusinessWeek - Katie Hoffmann, Aaron Ricadela - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. escalated a bidding war with Dell Inc. yesterday, saying it would pay $1.8 billion for the computer-storage company 3Par Inc. and trumping an offer from Dell for the second ...

Man in Cab Stabbing Showed Zeal for Veterans

New York Times - Ray Rivera, Karen Zraick - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michael R. Bloomberg; Ahmed H. Sharif, the wounded driver; Bhairavi Desai, a drivers' advocate; and Christine C. Quinn. By RAY RIVERA and KAREN ZRAICK He could not have struck a more thoughtful tone.

Lindsay Lohan Tweets For First Time Since Rehab

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎3 hours ago‎
After a fairly rough summer, Lindsay Lohan is getting back into the swing of things. The actress, who left rehab Tuesday after spending 23 days in court-ordered treatment, has returned to Twitter.

Hostility across US jars Muslim college students

Washington Post - Tara Bahrampour - ‎1 hour ago‎
The controversy grows over a proposed mosque near Ground Zero as more politicians enter the fray. By Tara Bahrampour Although the Muslim students hadn't eaten since dawn, something besides food was on their minds as they loaded plates with tandoori ...

Pujols Reaches Milestone

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By AP Albert Pujols hit his 400th home run in the fourth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the host Washington Nationals on Thursday, becoming the 47th major league player to reach the milestone.

Netflix iPhone App Released, Following iPad Version

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎1 hour ago‎
Netflix now offers a video-streaming app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, months after debuting one for the iPad. Apple may update its iPod line at an event next week.

Golf: Tiger Woods rediscovers game, shares Barclays lead with opening 65

San Jose Mercury News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
AP In his first tournament since his divorce, Woods finally looked like the No. 1 player in the world Thursday at The Barclays when he opened with a 6-under 65 to share the lead with Vaughn Taylor.

Mexico starts identifying 72 massacred migrants

The Associated Press - Eduardo Castillo - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SAN FERNANDO, Mexico - Working under heavy security in a region controlled by a brutal drug gang, authorities and diplomats began the gruesome task Thursday of identifying 72 Central and South American migrants killed just 100 miles from their ...

Bernanke may discuss new tactics to revive economy

USA Today - Alex Brandon - ‎2 hours ago‎
By David J. Lynch, USA TODAY The nation's economic headquarters today shifts 2000 miles inland to Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may offer clues about what the Fed might do to reinvigorate the flagging recovery.

Germany: Singer Is Convicted for Transmitting HIV

New York Times - Michael Slackman - ‎3 hours ago‎
A German court on Thursday convicted a musician of causing bodily harm to an ex-boyfriend for having unprotected sex with him though she knew she was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Colts' Joseph Addai leaves game against Packers after suffering concussion

Los Angeles Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The Indianapolis running back is hurt while making a tackle during the third quarter of a 59-24 loss to Green Bay. Colts running back Joseph Addai breaks into the secondary ahead of Packers linebacker Nick Barnett during a 49-yard run in the first half ...

China silent on North Korea's Kim visit

Reuters - Maxim Duncan, Jack Kim - ‎3 hours ago‎
A vehicle that is believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the only vehicle in his convoy that is heavily tinted and armoured, leaves the Wusong hotel, where Kim is rumoured to be staying with his son, in Jilin city August 27, 2010.

Liriano shines as Twins best Lee, Rangers

MLB.com - Kelly Thesier - ‎47 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON -- The Twins were one of the teams considered to be a front-runner for Cliff Lee when the left-handed ace was on the trading block in early July.

Estimate Lowered of Typical Flu Toll

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many people die in a typical flu season, to 24000 from 36000.

Australia PM: opposition to submit policy costings

Reuters - James Grubel, Ed Davies - ‎25 minutes ago‎
CANBERRA Aug 27 (Reuters) - Australia's opposition has agreed to allow Treasury officials to analyse its election promises, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Friday, removing an obstacle to talks with independents on forming a new government.

In Alaska, Sen. Murkowski facing uphill climb

Los Angeles Times - Michael A. Memoli - ‎5 hours ago‎
Estimates suggest the incumbent would have to win 3 of every 5 absentee votes to prevail in the GOP primary. If she falls short, she has not ruled out running as the Libertarian Party nominee.

Dancing With The Stars: DWTS Season 11 Cast -Bristol Palin & The Situation

Spreadit - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Dancing With The Stars: DWTS Season 11 Cast -Bristol Palin & The Situation - Bristol Palin has made it no secret that she is interested in a role in reality TV.
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