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New York Times - 1 hour ago
By AP KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Hamid Karzai widened his lead in Afghan elections as new vote tallies were released Saturday, inching closer to the 50 percent threshold of votes he needs to avoid a runoff.
Hamid Karzai in fiery row with US official Times Online
American government condemns fraud in Afghan election Telegraph.co.uk
Bloomberg - - 19 minutes ago
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's voters go to the polls today with surveys predicting the Liberal Democratic Party will lose power for only the second time since 1955.
At Turns Eager and Anxious, Japan Prepares for a Change New York Times
Polls open in Japanese parliamentary election The Associated Press
Reuters - - 13 hours ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean fishing boat and its crew that strayed into North Korean waters and were held for a month were returned on Saturday as the communist state reaches out to its foes after months of military grandstanding.
Reports: North Korea releases South Korean fishing boat CNN International
Two Koreas to Discuss Reunions for Separated Families New York Times
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Reuters - - 2 hours ago
LOS ANGELES, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles has quadrupled in size since Friday, threatening communication transmitters and leading to a call on Saturday for more homes to be evacuated.
Video: LA wildfires still blazing ITN NEWS
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - President Barack Obama marked the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by pledging to make sure that turf wars and red tape don't slow the pace of the continuing recovery.
Video: Obama Marks Katrina Anniversary in Address The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
BOSTON - Heavy rain and dangerous rip currents from a weak tropical system emptied East Coast beaches for a second straight late-summer weekend, while a Pacific hurricane grew stronger Saturday and threatened the Mexican coast.
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - - 2 hours ago
FORDHAM (WPIX) - There are two new millionaires Saturday, and one of them is in New York City. The $333 million jackpot is to be split between a winner in the Bronx, and one in California.
Winning Mega Millions Tickets: Close, But No Cigar NBC Washington
Bizjournals.com - 9 hours ago
Federal regulators closed troubled Bradford Bank Friday, transferring the bank's deposits to Buffalo-based M&T Bank. Bradford's nine locations will reopen as M&T branches Saturday.
Bradford Bank's customers take change in stride Baltimore Sun
Salt Lake Tribune - - 21 minutes ago
President Barack Obama looks on after announcing he is keeping Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, for a second term, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009.
Video: Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Victim of Identity Theft The Associated Press
Lecturing Bernanke Newsweek
The Associated Press - - 44 minutes ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery's seven astronauts are steering ever closer to the international space station in preparation for their linkup.
Ars Technica - - 3 hours ago
CNET News - - 41 minutes ago
Apple's iPhone may be the darling of the mobile-phone industry right now, but some users in France aren't singing its praises, claiming that the device explodes or cracks without warning.
WFIE-TV - - 8 minutes ago
AP Writers NEW YORK (AP) - DJ AM, the celebrity disc jockey who publicly acknowledged his history of drug addiction and had filmed a reality show in which he offered to help other addicts, was found dead inhis ...
DJ AM autopsy inconclusive; more tests planned The Associated Press
Los Angeles Times - 20 hours ago
Coroner says singer received a lethal combination of drugs, tightening focus on his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. By Richard Winton and Harriet Ryan The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Friday that it had officially ruled Michael ...
Jackson's Death Ruled a Homicide New York Times
Coroner Confirms Death Of Jackson Was Homicide Washington Post
BBC News - 7 hours ago
Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans have gathered in Leicester and London to perform a dance to the song Thriller in tribute to the star.
Make It Large - Bollywood's tribute to Michael Jackson Apun Ka Choice
USA Today - - 2 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Sergio Mitre (FSY) sure looked a little rusty at the start. He bounced a pitch to the backstop to the first batter, then did it again with the next guy.
Sergio Mitre takes perfect game into fifth as Yankees batter White ... New York Daily News
Yanks' Mitre shakes off rust, shuts down White Sox The Associated Press
BBC Sport - 13 minutes ago
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his La Liga debut for Real Madrid in a 3-2 victory against Deportivo La Coruna. The £80m Portuguese - one of eight summer 'galactico' recruits - netted the second goal, but Real had to rely on Lassana Diarra for the winner.
Ronaldo scores as Madrid opens with win in Spanish league The Canadian Press
Ronaldo scores as Real win SkySports
New York Times - 3 hours ago
ABC News - 8 hours ago
The World Health Organization warned Friday that doctors around the world are now reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs of otherwise healthy young people -- but some infectious disease experts said the alarm could be ...
The Associated Press - - 24 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - A leading GOP negotiator on health care struck a further blow to fading chances of a bipartisan compromise by saying Democratic proposals would restrict medical choices and make the country's "finances sicker without saving you money.
Video: GOP Slams Democratic Health Care Plan The Associated Press
Obama health reform turns spotlight on Canada Washington Post
United Press International - 15 minutes ago
BELLEVUE, Neb., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Supporters outnumbered protesters Saturday in Bellevue, Neb., at the only clinic in the Midwest still performing third-trimester abortions, observers said.
Abortion fight shifts to Neb. after Tiller death The Associated Press
Abortion rights activists mobilize to defend clinic The Militant
Atlantic Online - 2 hours ago
by Andrew In the latest release from those in the Bush administration and CIA who authorized and supported America's torture of prisoners of war, we get the following story today in the Washington Post.
CNN International - - 45 minutes ago
Telegraph.co.uk - - 2 hours ago
The Government has raised the prospect of holding political talks with the Taliban and offering an amnesty to insurgents who laid down their arms.
Afghanistan 'centre stage' for PM BBC News