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Reuters - - 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.
Reuters - - 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.
US seen easing Israeli settlement demands The Associated Press
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.
In southern Afghan city, fears of Taliban takeover The Associated Press
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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.
Video: Danny Could Bring Heavy Rains to New England The Associated Press
CNN - - 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 ...
NTSB: Controller didn't warn plane in midair crash The Associated Press
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.
Video: What Vacation? Obama Still in News Spotlight The Associated Press
Wall Street Journal - - 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 ...
Dell profit down 23 pct but surpasses estimate The Associated Press
Dell Earnings Fall, But CEO Sees Better Second Half InformationWeek
Reuters - - 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.
Boeing says 787 Dreamliner should fly this year Los Angeles Times
Boeing Takes Flight, as Will Dreamliner Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg - - 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.
Toyota Set to Close California Factory Wall Street Journal
CNET News - - 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.
Microsoft officially drops price of Xbox 360 Elite, Pro Afterdawn.com
Ars Technica - - 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.
Apple Approves IPhone Music App PC World
ChannelWeb - - 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 ...
Snow Leopard's New Math PC World
Inside Snow Leopard's hidden malware protection Computerworld
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People Magazine - - 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.
New York Times - - 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 ...
Arbiter rules for Jeremy Piven in contract dispute The Associated Press
Jeremy Piven Wins Arbitration Against Producers People Magazine
USA Today - - 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
Vick tossed short completion on second play The Associated Press
MLB.com - - 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, ...
Red Sox activate Wagner, release Penny The Associated Press
White Sox vs. Red Sox Boston Globe
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.
What we learned: QB battle obscures USC's other problems SportingNews.com
It's too much, too soon for USC's Matt Barkley Los Angeles Times
Reuters - - 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.
SF lays out swine flu vaccination plans San Francisco Chronicle
Wall Street Journal - - 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.
Elderly have their own worries on health overhaul The Associated Press
What Medicare Says About Medicare Changes New York Times
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.
China Announces a System for Voluntary Organ Donors New York Times
Organ-donation system to replace use of inmates San Francisco Chronicle
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.
Group to urge Specter donors to ask for money back The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 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
Kansas pol seeks one 'great white hope.' Experience necessary. Christian Science Monitor
Wall Street Journal - - 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.
NM governor's future brighter as fed probe ends The Associated Press