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Address to Congress Is Effort To Seize Control of the Debate

Washington Post - Anne E. Kornblut, Ceci Connolly - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama will deliver a major address to Congress next Wednesday, confronting critics of his health care overhaul and trying to buck up supporters on an issue that has been slipping from his control.

Wife of Phillip Garrido largely a mystery

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Police allege Nancy Garrido was a full partner in the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Lee Dugard, while acquaintances describe her as being under her husband's control.

Indonesia quake toll set to rise

BBC News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The toll from a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia is expected to rise as rescuers search through collapsed buildings, officials say.

Hatoyama Stresses Strong Japan-US Ties in Talk With Obama

Bloomberg - Stuart Biggs, Sachiko Sakamaki - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama stressed the importance of strong US ties in a telephone conversation with President Barack Obama, days after denying an article he wrote was ...

Devastating suicide strikes show Taliban expansion

AFP - ‎58 minutes ago‎
KABUL - Two devastating suicide attacks in Afghanistan in the fortnight since elections show the Taliban is penetrating ever deeper in its war against the Kabul government and its international backers.

India Resumes Search for Minister After Helicopter Goes Missing

Bloomberg - Bibhudatta Pradhan, Jay Shankar - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- India resumes aerial searches today for the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state after photos taken from a plane showed no signs of his helicopter that went missing in a forest where Maoist ...

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FAA to Issue New Rules Governing Airspace Over the Hudson River

Wall Street Journal - Christopher Conkey - ‎11 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it will overhaul the rules governing aircraft operating above the Hudson River in New York City in an effort to prevent another midair collision like the one last ...

Feds didn't clear brush in wildfire area

The Associated Press - Michael R. Blood - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Federal authorities failed to follow through on plans earlier this year to burn away highly flammable brush in a forest on the edge of Los Angeles to avoid the very kind of wildfire now raging there, The Associated Press has learned.

Schilling expresses some interest in Kennedy seat

The Associated Press - Glen Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON - Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series, said Wednesday that he has "some interest" in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Democratic Sen ...

Pfizer whistleblower's ordeal reaps big rewards

Reuters - Bill Berkrot - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taking on corporate giants can feel like tilting at windmills, but John Kopchinski's six-year legal battle against Pfizer Inc just made him a rich man.

Madoff Files: A Chronicle of SEC Failure

Washington Post - Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎2 hours ago‎
Washington's top cop for Wall Street, hamstrung by bureaucracy and inexperienced investigators, failed to thoroughly pursue multiple warnings about Bernard L. Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, according to a scathing new ...

Dainippon Sumitomo Is Close to Buying US Company

Bloomberg - Kanoko Matsuyama, Tom Randall - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. said it's close to an agreement to buy a US company to aid its expansion in the world's biggest pharmaceutical market.

Netbook Fail: Nokia Booklet Sports a Big-Laptop Price

PC World - ‎5 hours ago‎
Nokia has announced pricing for its upcoming Booklet 3G netbook. At a hefty list price of $820, the Booklet 3G is sure to cause sticker shock among netbook shoppers.

Google's Gmail Goof-Up

BusinessWeek - Patrick Thibodeau - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's too bad the National Transportation Safety Board can't investigate Google to find out just why Gmail crashed Tuesday as Google's explanations for its outages (via its dashboard) are short and kindergarten-like.

NASA tracks space junk headed toward space station

Reuters - Chris Baltimore - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The International Space Station might have to fire its thrusters to avoid a piece of space junk that could pass within two miles (3.2 km) of the orbiting complex and its 13 astronauts, ...

DJ AM Had 7 Pills in His System, City Official Says

New York Times - Anahad O'Connor, Christine Hauser - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR and CHRISTINE HAUSER DJ AM, the high-profile disc jockey who was found dead last week in his Manhattan apartment, had seven pills in his system when his body was discovered, a city official said on Wednesday night.

Diane Sawyer: Better at night?

Entertainment Weekly - Annie Barrett - ‎5 hours ago‎
Diane Sawyer will replace her former Good Morning America co-anchor, the retiring Charles Gibson, as anchor of ABC's World News, which means two out of the big three networks' nightly newscasts will now be hosted by women.

Whitney Houston comeback album headed to No. 1

Reuters - Mariel Concepcion - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Whitney Houston struggled with her voice during her much-hyped comeback performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.

Giambi keeps Rockies in Wild Card lead

MLB.com - Thomas Harding - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Giambi's two-run single in the eighth broke a tie and lifted the Rockies to a 5-2 victory over the Mets on Wednesday night, keeping them atop the National League Wild Card standings.

Helms' walk-off homer propels Marlins

MLB.com - David Villavicencio - ‎44 minutes ago‎
MIAMI -- Wes Helms blasted a walk-off homer in the ninth to propel the Marlins past the Braves 8-7, before 14723 fans at Land Shark Stadium.

Burrell, Longoria rally Rays past Sox

MLB.com - Zach Schonbrun - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. PETERSBURG -- Pat Burrell's go-ahead RBI single stopped the Red Sox's momentum. Evan Longoria added the emphasis. Longoria's monstrous two-run home run was part of a three-run eighth inning for Tampa Bay, which endured a ...

Md. Gov. Calls Seasonal Flu Shots a 'Patriotic Duty'

Washington Post - Aaron C. Davis - ‎6 hours ago‎
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday said it was residents' "patriotic duty" to get seasonal flu shots in coming weeks to make it easier for health officials to determine if outbreaks are related to H1N1, or swine flu.

Op-Ed Columnist Health Care That Works

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Health care reform may be defeated this year in part because so many Americans believe the government can't do anything right and fear that a doctor will come to resemble an IRS agent with a scalpel.
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Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

Los Angeles Times - Chris Kraul - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US is not enthusiastic about the prospect of President Alvaro Uribe running for a third term. Critics decry what they see as the destruction of Colombia's legal checks and balances.

Single molecule, one million times smaller than a grain of sand ...

Daily Mail - Claire Bates - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
It may look like a piece of honeycomb, but this lattice-shaped image is the first ever close-up view of a single molecule. Scientists from IBM used an atomic force microscope (AFM) to reveal the chemical bonds within a molecule.

Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants

New York Times - Amy Cortese - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
TODD BYERS was among more than 20000 people running the San Francisco Marathon last month. Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, he might have blended in with the other runners, except for one glaring difference: he was barefoot.

Unstable Relative, Toddler Compete For Attention At Family Get ...

The Onion (satire) - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
LOWELL, MA—What was meant to be a relaxing family gathering was transformed into a heated, hours-long competition on Saturday, as 3-year-old Nicholas Aunchman and 41-year-old Sandy Aunchman vied with one another for the attention of their relatives.

Mark Steyn: Things only a Kennedy could get away with

OCRegister - Mark Steyn - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation - or, at any rate, its "mainstream" media culture - declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists.

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.