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Schools wrestle with Obama's live speech

Philadelphia Inquirer - Bonnie L. Cook - ‎1 hour ago‎
There is no doubt that students at the Thurgood Marshall School in Philadelphia's Olney section will be watching President Obama's speech to the nation's children Tuesday.

NATO seeks to calm Afghans after deadly air strike

Reuters - Maria Golovnina - ‎24 minutes ago‎
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - US and German military officers met families and victims of a NATO air strike in Northern Afghanistan on Saturday in a bid to cool anger over an incident that undermines NATO efforts to win hearts and ...

In Shift From Prior Administrations, White House to Open Visitor List

Washington Post - Michael A. Fletcher - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama said Friday he will make public an ongoing list of visitors to the White House, reversing a policy embraced and defended by previous presidents of both parties.

G20 Clash on How to Stop Another Bank Crisis

New York Times - Sujata Rao, Carolyn Cohn - ‎3 hours ago‎
By REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - Finance leaders clashed on Friday over how to stop banks plunging the world into another crisis. While new International Monetary Fund forecasts obtained by Reuters showed the world economy looks finally on the mend, ...

Tensions high after Urumqi unrest

Aljazeera.net - ‎1 hour ago‎

West Bank settlement growth looks likely

Los Angeles Times - Richard Boudreaux - ‎4 hours ago‎
A decision by Israel's Netanyahu to build hundreds of new homes prompts a US expression of 'regret.' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly approve hundreds of new housing units in West Bank settlements before slowing settlement construction ...

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Ashcroft can be sued over jailing 'witnesses'

San Francisco Chronicle - Bob Egelko - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be sued for damages for ordering Muslims jailed as material witnesses in criminal cases, allegedly as a pretext to investigate their possible links to terrorism, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled ...

Returning Congress target of health care lobbyists

The Associated Press - Alan Fram - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Interest groups are unleashing a torrent of modern and old-fashioned lobbying tactics at members of Congress returning for the autumn battle over health care, from spending sky-high amounts on TV ads to staging rallies in the capital and ...

Deadly LA wildfire creeps deeper into forest

The Associated Press - Raquel Maria Dillon - ‎34 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The ferocious wildfire burning north of Los Angeles has turned into a creeping giant, steadily chewing through thick and dry chaparral on its eastern flank.

US jobless rate soars to 26-year high of 9.7%

Detroit Free Press - Christopher S. Rugaber - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP The national unemployment rate jumped to 9.7% in August, the highest since 1983, reflecting a poor job market that will make it hard for the economy to begin a sustained recovery.

World trade body ruling reflects pre-crisis time

San Diego Union Tribune - Tom Raum, Alexander G. Higgins - ‎7 minutes ago‎
TO GO WITH STORY BY BRADLEY S. KLAPPER - FILE - The combo from file pictures shows at top the first production model of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane being unveiled on July 8, 2007, at Boeing's assembly plant in Everett, ...

Jobs Report Lifts Stocks

BusinessWeek - ‎9 hours ago‎
August job losses were less than expected, though the jobless rate rose to a 26-year high. Next week's watch list: Beige Book, trade deficit, consumer sentiment US stocks wrapped up a rather lackluster week on Friday with a short-covering rally before ...

Amazon offers to replace deleted copies of 1984

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, Carol Bishopric - ‎8 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it would replace copies of digital books that it purposefully deleted from its customers' electronic readers this summer, as the online retailer sought to make amends for the controversial ...

Microsoft Word Ban: Maybe it Wouldn't be so Bad

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎11 hours ago‎
It looks like Microsoft has the advantage -- at least for now -- in its David vs. Goliath legal skirmish with Canadian software developer i4i, which recently won a patent infringement suit against the software giant.

AT&T defends its iPhone network via YouTube outreach

Apple Insider - Prince McLean - ‎6 hours ago‎
AT&T has published a YouTube response to the mounting complaints about its network in order to explain the issues involved and assure subscribers that it is working hard to address the massive new demand related to iPhone use.

In a Private Service, Last Goodbyes for Jackson

New York Times - Randal C. Archibold, Rebecca Cathcart - ‎18 hours ago‎
GLENDALE, Calif. - More than two months after he died, and following a steady trickle of gossip over how and where he would be laid to rest, Michael Jackson was entombed Thursday night at a highly guarded mausoleum in a Los ...

Thought-free action never stops in "Gamer"

Reuters - Kirk Honeycutt - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Gamer" takes up the wild action where the two "Crank" movies left off. Following the box-office success of those films, co-creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor turn their videogame/boy ...

» Uneven acting flavors 'Extract'

Omaha World-Herald - Bob Fischbach - ‎1 hour ago‎
That's not a good place to be, especially when you could lose a small fortune, which Joel (Jason Bateman) has amassed by creating a company that makes extracts (vanilla, cherry, almond, etc.

Sox GM doesn't know meaning of quit

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO -- When White Sox general manager Ken Williams says that the trade of designated hitter Jim Thome did not represent surrender, there are numerous reasons to believe him.

Press clippings: Duck and cover

Detroit Free Press - ‎44 minutes ago‎
(Oregon running back legarrette Blount) should be arrested and charged with assault today for slugging (Boise State's Byron) Hout, who wasn't even looking.

Next for the 49ers: the final cutdown

San Jose Mercury News - Daniel Brown - ‎46 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO - As the 49ers' players packed their gear in the locker room Friday night, some for the final time, coach Mike Singletary was preparing for a long night of reviewing a 26-7 exhibition loss to the San Diego Chargers.
49ers' roster cuts on the way Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Second swine flu death is reported in Dallas County

Dallas Morning News - Sherry Jacobson - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The second death in Dallas County associated with the swine flu highlights the seriousness of an early flu outbreak, county health officials said Friday.
WSD taking H1N1 virus precautions Woodburn Independent

Health Buzz: AIDS Vaccine Hope Gets a Boost and Other Health News

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎15 hours ago‎
Scientists have isolated two antibodies that they hope could lead to a vaccine against AIDS. They found the antibodies—immune system cells that fight infection—in the blood of one HIV-infected person in Africa after collecting more ...

FDA committee to consider Gardasil alternative for HPV

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Wednesday in Washington to consider possible approval of Cervarix, a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.

Girls Find Out Jaycee Dugard Is Really Their Mom

People Magazine - Howard Breuer - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
It would seem like more than two girls could bear: The man they called "daddy" turns out to be a registered sex offender thrown in jail, and now they've been told the woman they thought was their big sister is really their mother.

Why the Obama Administration Will Implode In Weeks

FOXNews - Kevin McCullough - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
I was the first pundit to predict that Barack Obama would become president. Here's what I think we can expect from this administration in the next six to eight weeks.

University of Kansas students isolated by the flu

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen - ‎Aug 31, 2009‎
Arielle Spiridigliozzi is one of 350 students who have contracted H1N1 at the University of Kansas. University of Kansas freshman Arielle Spiridigliozzi said she thought her symptoms were signs of allergies, or maybe even a sinus infection.

Did Texas execute an innocent man?

New Yorker - David Grann - ‎Aug 30, 2009‎
Cameron Todd Willingham in his cell on death row, in 1994. He insisted upon his innocence in the deaths of his children and refused an offer to plead guilty in return for a life sentence.

The Article Cash4Gold Doesn't Want You To Read

The Consumerist - Ben Popken, Meg Marco - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
If you have any broken, ugly jewelry lying around in a drawer somewhere, you've probably taken notice of a company called Cash4Gold that promised to pay "top dollar" for your not-so-precious precious metals.