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Case of girl kidnapped 18 years ago gives other parents hope

Christian Science Monitor - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Jaycee Dugard has been held in a Bay Area home secretly since 1991 and has had two children with her captor. But families with missing children see a silver lining: 'Don't give up.

Sen. Kennedy's body begins final poignant tour

The Associated Press - Steve LeBlanc - ‎24 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy began his final journey Thursday, first past landmark after landmark bearing his family's famous name and then to his slain brother's presidential library where mourners lined up by the thousands to bid farewell to him ...

Japan's Unemployment Rate Rose to Record 5.7% in July

Bloomberg - Toru Fujioka - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's unemployment rate rose to a record in July, signaling households are unlikely to help sustain a recovery from the country's worst postwar recession.

Japan opposition maintains momentum for poll win: media

Reuters - Yoko Kubota, Dean Yates - ‎17 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's opposition Democratic Party is keeping up its momentum and looks poised for a huge victory over the long-ruling conservative party in Sunday's election for parliament's lower house, media said on Friday.

US hints at flexibility on Israeli settlement halt

Reuters - Arshad Mohammed, Alan Elsner - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations could possibly resume without a complete freeze in Israeli building of Jewish settlements, a senior US official suggested on Thursday.

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Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
US military figures show a drop in deaths over eight weeks since directives from commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal to avoid taking on Taliban in ways that would put civilians at risk.

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Tropical storm watch in North Carolina as Danny approaches

CNN - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A tropical storm watch was issued Thursday for the North Carolina coast as Tropical Storm Danny slowly approached, the National Hurricane Center said.

NTSB calls for new air traffic rules over Hudson

CNN - Mike M. Ahlers - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The rules governing air traffic over New York's Hudson River need to be rewritten to prevent another mishap like this month's fatal collision of a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter, federal safety ...

White House not ready to commit to Vineyard return

The Associated Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - President Barack Obama hasn't even finished his Martha's Vineyard vacation and already he's being asked whether he'll come back next year.

Dell 2Q Profit Falls 23%, Demand 'Stabilizing'

Wall Street Journal - Jessica Hodgson - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Dell Inc.'s (DELL) fiscal second-quarter profit fell 23% on lower sales, as the world's second-largest PC maker continues to battle weak technology spending, but the company said it ...

REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St gains as oil jumps; Boeing leads Dow

Reuters - Angela Moon - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - US stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors turned back an early sell-off, thanks to a rebound in oil prices.

Toyota Will Shut California Car Plant in Company's First Factory ...

Bloomberg - Mike Ramsey, Alan Ohnsman - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will shut a California auto-assembly plant that operated as a joint venture with General Motors Corp.

Why the Wii needs a price cut right now

CNET News - Jeff Bakalar - ‎6 hours ago‎
With both Sony and Microsoft dropping the price of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 Elite, the Wii is beginning to look like an overpriced console.

App Store buyers spend an average of $9 per five downloads

Ars Technica - Jeff Smykil - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you thought being a mobile developer was all about the bling, recent statistics show a bleaker prospect. At least iPhone users are buying more apps than Android users.

Side-By-Side: Snow Leopard And Windows 7

ChannelWeb - Samara Lynn - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Windows 7 may be the closest Microsoft has gotten to offering a desktop operating system as performance-nimble, aesthetically pleasing and, dare we say it, as potentially secure as Apple has delivered with OS X. The ...

Taking Woodstock

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Marijuana Found at Michael Jackson's Home

People Magazine - Howard Breuer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Marijuana and numerous empty drug bottles were found by police officers at Michael Jackson's home shortly after he died, according to search warrants unsealed on Thursday.

Arbitrator's Ruling Favors Piven in 'Plow' Dispute

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff - ‎3 hours ago‎
The most famous fish story on Broadway reached its conclusion on Thursday after an arbitrator found that Jeremy Piven did not violate his contract when he withdrew from the revival of “Speed-the-Plow,” citing a case of mercury poisoning ...

Philly NAACP leader on Michael Vick: 'He paid his price'

USA Today - Gary Mihoces - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHILADELPHIA -- J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, addressed a swarm of media members outside the stadium before the Eagles hosted the Jaguars on Thursday night.
Vick Into Game Quickly Washington Post

Motivated Wagner grateful for chance

MLB.com - John Barone - ‎1 hour ago‎
But a funny thing happened to the reliever upon hearing the dreary news. Instead of calling it a career, Wagner used the baseball death sentence to fuel a comeback, one that came full circle at Fenway Park on Thursday, ...
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Barkley to start at quarterback for Southern California

USA Today - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Southern California freshman Matt Barkley made the most of his opportunity when presumed starter Aaron Corp missed two weeks of practice with a slight knee injury.

CDC turns to social sites to get flu message out

Reuters - Matthew Bigg - ‎4 hours ago‎
ATLANTA (Reuters) - US health authorities are turning to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in a bid to prepare people to be vaccinated against the pandemic H1N1 virus.

Fixing Health Care Is Good for Business

Wall Street Journal - Gary Locke - ‎1 hour ago‎
You have probably heard the horror stories about President Barack Obama's health-care proposals leading to rationed care and bankrupt businesses and governments.

China to launch nationwide organ donation system

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Most transplanted organs have come from executed prisoners, who get treatments to make them more suitable donors before they are put to death.

Access to a Senator's Donors

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that a conservative political group can use Senator Arlen Specter's campaign donor list to notify people that Mr.

Jenkins: `Great white hope' remark not about Obama

The Associated Press - John Hanna - ‎2 hours ago‎
OTTAWA, Kan. - A freshman Kansas congresswoman said Thursday that her remark about fellow Republicans seeking a "great white hope" was not a reference to someone who could challenge President Barack Obama or his political agenda.
Obama gives Jenkins a pass on 'white hope' United Press International

Gov. Richardson Says Feds Won't File Charges in Corruption Probe

Wall Street Journal - Leslie Eaton - ‎48 minutes ago‎
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's office said federal prosecutors won't bring charges in a corruption probe that forced him to withdraw his nomination to a cabinet position in the Obama administration.