Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more
Sign in

Top Stories
Updated 7 minutes ago

Station fire delays ballot counting

Los Angeles Times - Jean Merl - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Emergency workers get extra time to vote in LA-area Assembly race and Bay Area congressional contest. By Jean Merl The Station fire raging in the Angeles National Forest forced a delay in counting ballots in two special elections Tuesday in California, ...

How Garrido got out the first time

San Francisco Chronicle - Jaxon Van Derbeken - ‎4 hours ago‎
(09-01) 18:41 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- When Phillip Craig Garrido was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 1977 for kidnapping a South Lake Tahoe woman so he could rape her in a Reno storage unit, the prosecutor who put him away figured that was one sexual ...

Greek stock market to operate despite attack

Reuters - George Georgiopoulos, Dina Kyriakidou - ‎26 minutes ago‎
ATHENS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The Athens Stock Exchange will open for trade on Wednesday despite a bomb blast that caused huge damage to its building, it said in a statement.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Japan's new government seeks to reassure US

Reuters - Chisa Fujioka, Tetsushi Kajimoto - ‎21 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Japan's new government sought to reassure security ally Washington on Wednesday that no upheaval is in store for US-Japan relations, as the country gropes toward a rare handover of power.

Brown accused of 'double dealing' over Lockerbie

Telegraph.co.uk - Simon Johnson - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown was accused of “double dealing” over the release of the Lockerbie bomber, after Bill Rammell, a Government minister, admitted that the Prime Minister had supported releasing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi from prison.

Hurricane Jimena loses power on approach to Baja

CNN International - ‎24 minutes ago‎
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (CNN) -- Hurricane Jimena weakened Tuesday evening as the still-dangerous Category 3 storm closed on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California and the resort town of Cabo San Lucas.

Local News »

View stories near:

Garamendi leads in 10th district Congress race

San Francisco Chronicle - Matthew B. Stannard - ‎1 hour ago‎
(09-01) 22:37 PDT WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Lt. Gov. John Garamendi Tuesday appeared on his way to becoming the Democratic nominee for the Bay Area congressional seat left vacant by former Rep. Ellen Tauscher.

Obama's approval rating tumbles to lowest point at 53%

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama addressed his guests at a dinner last night at the White House to celebrate the Muslim holy days of Ramadan and highlight the contributions of American Muslims.

First Candidate Steps Up for Kennedy Seat

New York Times - Katie Zezima - ‎3 hours ago‎
BOSTON - Attorney General Martha Coakley of Massachusetts on Tuesday became the first candidate to begin the formal process toward running for the United States Senate seat left vacant by the death last week of Edward M. Kennedy.

'Clunkers' program gives biggest boost to foreign carmakers

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Overall US auto sales in August are the highest in more than a year, largely thanks to the rebate program. South Korean makers provide the biggest sales surprise, with Hyundai reporting a 47% jump.

Ugly Kick-Off to September: Dow Dives 186

FOXBusiness - Matt Egan - ‎5 hours ago‎
After notching its best August in nearly a decade, Wall Street started the historically bearish month of September on a disappointing note as the Dow tumbled nearly 200 points Tuesday despite new evidence the economy is slowly healing.

Buyout Firms Return to Basics as Silver Lake Acquires Skype

Bloomberg - Jason Kelly - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Silver Lake's agreement yesterday to buy a majority stake in EBay's Inc. Skype unit for $2 billion shows how much private-equity firms have been forced to scale back their ambitions.

Gmail outage blamed on capacity miscalculation

CNET News - Tom Krazit - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google's nearly two-hour Gmail outage Tuesday was the result of a miscalculation regarding the capacity of its system, the company said late Tuesday.

Microsoft, Intel Build Fast, Efficient Windows 7 Machines

PC World - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft has made enhancements to its upcoming Windows 7 operating system that will speed up applications on machines with Intel's multicore chips, resulting in better overall system performance and less power consumption.

Spacewalkers Tackle Hefty Tank Removal in Orbit

ABC News - Marcia Dunn - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP A pair of spacewalkers successfully tackled a hefty tank removal job at the international space station Tuesday as their crewmates unloaded comedian Stephen Colbert's namesake treadmill for all "those famously fat ...

Disney-Marvel benefits come with time lag, risks

Reuters - Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) $4 billion bet on Marvel Entertainment's (MVL.N) superheroes is at best going to take some time to pay off and at worst may have increased some risks for the entertainment ...

DJ AM's Dramatic Final Drug Relapse

People Magazine - Bob Meadows, Lisa Ingrassia - ‎10 hours ago‎
In his final days, DJ AM's drug addiction spun out of control to the point where he lit up a crack pipe in front of his horrified recovery sponsor, according to a newspaper account.

Duggars do it again

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jim Bob and Michelle's latest addition, Jordyn-Grace Makiya, was born in December. This one is due in March. The Arkansas mom, 42, told Meredith Vieira on Tuesday's Today show that she was battling morning sickness, but otherwise felt good (you think ...

Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp lead Dodgers' victory

Los Angeles Times - Jim Peltz, Kurt Streeter - ‎21 minutes ago‎
A bases-loaded walk to Andre Ethier in the seventh inning scored Juan Pierre to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Soria bails out Royals in win over A's

MLB.com - Dick Kaegel - ‎1 hour ago‎
OAKLAND -- It took Joakim Soria to halt another meltdown by the Royals' bullpen on Tuesday night. Soria pitched the final two innings and the Royals held on for a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics, their first win in four ...

Hamels holds SF in check

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman - ‎2 hours ago‎
- As honeymoons go, this was like one at the Claremont Hotel before returning to the salt mines Monday morning. The exhilaration and glee of the Giants sweeping the Rockies and moving into a tie for the wild-card lead quickly gave way to the reality of ...

Obama Urges Swine Flu Precautions

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama says that while swine flu vaccine will be voluntary, the government will 'strongly recommend' that people get it.

Democrats Try Tougher Tone on Health Plan

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman, Janet Adamy - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- A top White House adviser said Tuesday he doubts two Senate Republicans at the center of health-care talks are negotiating seriously, as Democrats adopted a new, more confrontational tone accusing key ...

Colombian lawmakers pass Uribe re-election bill

Washington Post - Patrick Markey - ‎12 minutes ago‎
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at allowing President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third consecutive term if the conservative US ally chooses to run for re-election next May.

Neil Patrick Harris 'shattered dreams' on 'Idol'

msnbc.com - Whitney Pastorek - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
The day after boarding a last-minute flight for Dallas to sit in as a guest judge on “American Idol,” America's Emmy-nominated Neil Patrick Harris sat down and shared a plate of nachos with EW for an upcoming feature.

Inside Story: How Jaycee Dugard Finally Escaped Her Captor

People Magazine - Susan Young, Vickie Bane - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
It was a mother's intuition that finally rescued Jaycee Lee Dugard from the clutches of Phillip Garrido. Kidnapped by Garrido and his wife, Nancy, in 1991 from the bus stop in front of her South Lake Tahoe home, Jaycee, ...

RF: Tennis's Main Characters

New York Times - Holly Brubach - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
After Roger Federer, right, defeated Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, he put on a gold-monogrammed white warm-up jacket emblazoned with a “15” to commemorate his breaking Pete Sampras's record.

Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

Forbes - Peter Robinson - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum.

Hey, PC, Who Taught You to Fight Back?

New York Times - Devin Leonard - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
SEAN SILER would never be mistaken for a movie star. A former Navy officer who wears glasses and is a tad on the heavy side, Mr. Siler works at Microsoft, where he oversees the Windows division's adoption of new Internet connectivity ...