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Ted Kennedy Jr. remembers his father

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
My name is Ted Kennedy Jr., a name I share with my son, a name I share with my father. Although it hasn't been easy at times to live with this name, I've never been more proud of it than I am today.

Police review cases for connections to kidnap case

The Associated Press - Paul Elias - ‎24 minutes ago‎
ANTIOCH, Calif. - Police on Saturday searched the home of a California couple charged with kidnapping a little girl 18 years ago looking for evidence linking them to other open cases in the area, including the unsolved murders of prostitutes.

Police chief: 7 found slain at Ga. mobile home

The Associated Press - Russ Bynum - ‎1 hour ago‎
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Seven people were found slain and two critically injured Saturday at a mobile home located on a historic plantation in southeastern Georgia, police said.

Tally in Afghanistan Shows Karzai Lead Widening

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.

Japan Set to Vote as Polls Predict Opposition to Unseat LDP

Bloomberg - Sachiko Sakamaki - ‎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.

North Korea returns South fishermen after a month

Reuters - Jack Kim, Nick Macfie - ‎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.

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Fire near Los Angeles menaces homes, transmitters

Reuters - Deena Beasley, Doina Chiacu - ‎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.

Obama: No turf wars, red tape in Katrina recovery

The Associated Press - Philip Elliott - ‎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.

Danny wets East Coast; Pacific storm strengthens

The Associated Press - Russell Contreras - ‎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.

Bronx Lottery Player Scores $333 Million Jackpot

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - Charissa Che - ‎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.

Feds seize Bradford Bank; M&T to buy assets

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.

Bernanke's task: Go from bailouts to strict discipline

Salt Lake Tribune - Edmund L. Andrews - ‎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.

Shuttle steers closer to space station for hookup

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎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.

Week in Apple: Snow Leopard discoveries, MacBook rumors, and Steve ...

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎3 hours ago‎
Is Steve Jobs really staying on top of every detail of the iTablet? What will happen to the plastic MacBook? And Snow Leopard drama—users can't get enough of it!

Apple says it's not to blame for 'exploding' iPhones

CNET News - Jim Dalrymple - ‎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.

DJ AM, who battled drug habit, found dead in NYC

WFIE-TV - Colleen Long, Nekesa Mumbi Moody - ‎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 ...

Jackson's death ruled a homicide

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 ...

Fans' Thriller tribute to Jackson

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.

Yanks' Mitre, Gaudin combine for 1-hitter and shutout Chisox

USA Today - Paul J. Bereswill - ‎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.

Ronaldo in winning start for Real

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.

Racing at the Brickyard, Rossi Tries to Build a Lead

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AP Rossi won a rain-shortened event last year, surviving gusty winds that sent debris flying across the track's road course.

Doctors Question WHO's Severe Swine Flu Warning

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 ...

GOP negotiator knocks Democrats' health proposals

The Associated Press - Jim Kuhnhenn - ‎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.

Supporters, protesters throng clinic

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.

The Washington Post's Support For Torture

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.

Top Iraqi Shiite leader buried as thousands pay respects

CNN International - Jomana Karadsheh - ‎45 minutes ago‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Revered Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim asked for in death what he pushed for in life: a united Iraq.

British Government raises prospect of holding talks with the Taliban

Telegraph.co.uk - Melissa Kite, Sean Rayment - ‎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.