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Firefighters died in effort to escape

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

Garrido rape victim interviewed on 'Larry King'

San Jose Mercury News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
FROM STAFF REPORTS - The rape victim of accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido appeared on the "Larry King Show" tonight and recounted the Nov. 22, 1976 incident in which she said he asked her for a ride at a supermarket and then abducted her.

New Japan leader to create economic recovery post

The Associated Press - Eric Talmadge - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO - Japan's likely next prime minister met with senior party leaders Tuesday to discuss a new Cabinet, expected to include a new post to oversee strategy to bring the country out of its worst economic downturn since World War II.

Gates Says Additional Local Forces May Be Needed in Afghan War

Bloomberg - Peter Cook, Tony Capaccio - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates described the military situation in Afghanistan as a “mixed” picture and said Afghan forces may have to be increased beyond the planned level of 230000 personnel to ...

Russia and Poland trade insults on 70th anniversary of World War Two

Telegraph.co.uk - Matthew Day - ‎1 hour ago‎
The dignity of ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland is being marred by furious spats between Russia and Eastern European states over their respective wartime roles.

Q+A: China's complex relationship with Myanmar

Reuters - Ben Blanchard - ‎1 hour ago‎

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Politics Digest: Special Election for Kennedy's Senate Seat Set ...

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) set Jan. 19 as the date for a special election to fill the final three years of Edward M. Kennedy's Senate term.

ANALYSIS-Healthcare protests a dilemma for Republicans

Reuters - Tim Gaynor, Ed Stoddard - ‎28 minutes ago‎
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz./DALLAS, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A grassroots conservative campaign against the Obama administration's healthcare reform plan has galvanized Republicans but also exposed the party to charges it is a captive of ...

White House Fires Back After Cheney Calls CIA Probe 'Political'

FOXNews - ‎11 hours ago‎
White House Press Secretary Roberts Gibbs broadly dismisses former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments on "FOX News Sunday" as typical and unfounded.

Disney's Marvel Takeover Ensnares Hollywood in Spider-Man Web

Bloomberg - Andy Fixmer, Sarah Rabil - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Walt Disney Co., the world's biggest media company, outflanked Hollywood competitors while enhancing its film lineup with the $4 billion acquisition of comic-book pioneer Marvel Entertainment Inc.

EBay Is Said to Have Deal to Sell Skype

New York Times - Brad Stone, Claire Cain Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - EBay plans to announce on Tuesday a deal to sell its Skype Internet calling division to a group of private investors, according to two people briefed on the company's plans.

Asian Stocks Advance on Hon Hai Earnings, China Manufacturing

Bloomberg - Patrick Rial, Jonathan Burgos - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose, led by technology and mining companies, after Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. earnings beat estimates and China's manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in 16 months.

Media event to be hosted by Apple on September 9

Afterdawn.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple Inc. has revealed that it will play host at a media event on September 9, where the company is widely expected to show off a new updated line of iPod portable media players.

Google reforms Chrome for Snow Leopard

CNET News - Stephen Shankland - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google released an update for Chrome to fix compatibility problems with Snow Leopard on Monday, which along with other fixes shows the gradually maturing state of the Mac OS X version of the browser.

Extending space station key to Mars-NASA scientist

Reuters - Irene Klotz, Jim Loney - ‎11 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 31 (Reuters) - Getting humans to Mars will require medical research on the International Space Station through at least 2020, said the program's lead scientist, presenting a time frame five years beyond NASA's ...

Yes, Chris Brown remembers Rihanna beating

msnbc.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Peter "Hopper" Stone / AP NEW YORK - He's ashamed and sorry and wished it never happened. But there's one thing Chris Brown says he most certainly is not: forgetful.

Fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander sentenced to 59 years to life ...

Los Angeles Times - Victoria Kim - ‎41 minutes ago‎
He asks the judge for a new trial, alleging misconduct by a juror and prosecutors, but is denied. The designer faces similar charges in Texas and New York.

Ex-Miss California sues over gay marriage comment

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has sued beauty pageant organizers claiming she was wrongfully fired for saying marriage should be only between a man and a woman, her lawyer said on Monday.

LA adds Jim Thome, Jon Garland

Boston Herald - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By Herald wire services The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their roster for a playoff push, acquiring slugger Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Jon Garland from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Favre passes latest preseason test

SI.com - Peter King - ‎49 minutes ago‎
AP HOUSTON -- "Two weeks ago,'' Brett Favre said, walking out of Reliant Stadium late Monday night, "I was weed-eatin.

Ryal lifts D-backs past Dodgers in 10th

MLB.com - Steve Gilbert - ‎46 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Rusty Ryal's 10th-inning homer helped the D-backs past the Dodgers, 5-3, on Monday night in front of 45211 at Dodger Stadium.

Swine flu: 10 things you need to know

The Associated Press - Mike Stobbe - ‎2 hours ago‎

Boston Sci device cuts heart events, not deaths

Reuters - Ben Hirschler - ‎24 minutes ago‎
BARCELONA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Early intervention with Boston Scientific's (BSX.N) implantable devices, called cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), helped patients' hearts work better but did not reduce mortality in a keenly awaited ...

Sensenbrenner says prostate cancer won't slow him down

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Meg Jones - ‎1 hour ago‎
US Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner announced Monday that he has early-stage prostate cancer but vowed to continue his hectic schedule of town hall meetings and run for re-election.
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For Common Male Problem, Hope Beyond a Pill

New York Times - Lesley Alderman - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
IF you watch enough television, you'd think that treating erectile dysfunction was as effortless as popping a pill and then whirling your partner around the living room in a romantic dance.

Hey Flickr ... why so censorious?

msnbc.com - Helen A.S. Popkin - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
By Helen AS Popkin The “Jokerized” image of President Barack Obama sat unmolested on Flickr for about two months before it was removed by the staff at the photo-sharing Web site.

Pressure-cooker kindergarten

Boston Globe - Patti Hartigan - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
A new emphasis on testing and test preparation -- brought on by politicians, not early education experts -- is hurting the youngest students.

Can Bill Gates stop hurricanes? Scientists doubt it

CNN - Ayesha Tejpar - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
(CNN) -- Hurricane experts are throwing cold water on an idea backed by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates aimed at controlling the weather.

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Citi Field

Deadspin - Tommy Craggs - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
By Tommy Craggs , 5:30 PM on Fri Aug 28 2009, 7861 views This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark.