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Obama's "green jobs" guru Jones resigns after uproar

Reuters - Jeff Mason, Todd Eastham - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House environmental policy adviser who specialized in "green jobs" resigned on Sunday after an uproar over his previous affiliation with a September 11 conspiracy group.

Politics, not race, likely behind Obama speech uproar

Houston Chronicle - Clarence Page - ‎3 hours ago‎
After decades of criticizing public schools as places where hardly anybody learns anything, suddenly conservatives are upset that a 15- to 20-minute Web cast in schools might teach too much.

US general sure Afghan civilians killed in airstrike

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The top US commander in Afghanistan said Saturday he was convinced that civilians, in addition to militants, were among those killed in a NATO airstrike that killed at least 90 people in northern Afghanistan.

Philippine Ferry Sinks, 3 Dead, More Than 80 Missing

Voice of America - Heda Bayron - ‎1 hour ago‎
A ferry carrying more than 900 people sank in the southern Philippines Sunday. Most of the passengers have been rescued, but more than 80 are still missing and at least three died.

President Hamid Karzai takes 100% of votes in opposition stronghold

Times Online - Jerome Starkey, Jon Swain - ‎2 hours ago‎
In the southern Afghan district of Shorabak, the tribesmen gathered shortly before last month's presidential election to discuss which candidate they would back.

New Anguish in Lockerbie Over 1988 Bombing

Washington Post - Karla Adam - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Karla Adam LOCKERBIE, Scotland -- Nestled amid rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep, this small town whose name instantly recalls Britain's worst terrorist attack is trying to move on.

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Sicko Phillip Garrido, accused of abducting Jaycee Lee Dugard ...

New York Daily News - Christina Boyle - ‎47 minutes ago‎
This image provided by the Reno, Nevada Police Department shows a booking photograph of Phillip Garrido after his arrest Nov. 23, 1976 on kidnapping and rape charges.

Crack in span may delay Bay Bridge opening

San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon - ‎2 hours ago‎
(09-05) 22:53 PDT BAY BRIDGE -- Inspectors discovered a crack in a crucial component of the east span of the Bay Bridge on Saturday that could jeopardize the planned Tuesday morning reopening of the bridge.

Fire no longer threatening LA-area communities

The Associated Press - James Beltran - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - With one of the largest wildfires in Southern California history nearly half contained, authorities were pressing forward with their investigation to try and determine who set the deadly blaze.

G20 Aims At Bank Pay And Capital; Stimulus to Stay

New York Times - Emily Kaiser, Mike Dolan - ‎3 hours ago‎
By REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - G20 finance leaders on Saturday took aim at excessive bank pay and risk-taking at the root of the financial crisis and insisted trillions of dollars of emergency economic supports would be needed for some time.

Washington state officials react to WTO-Boeing decision

Bizjournals.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
Washington state officials are reacting enthusiastically upon hearing reports that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued an interim ruling that European countries provided Airbus with illegal subsidies.

Jobless rate in US climbs to 9.7 percent

Houston Chronicle - Peter S. Goodman, Jack Healy - ‎Sep 4, 2009‎
The US unemployment rate surged to 9.7 percent in August, signaling that joblessness and financial anxiety are likely to endure in millions of American homes for many months.

What is Google's "unexplained phenomenon"?

Computerworld - ‎5 hours ago‎
Today Google's search page logo has a UFO sucking up one of the O's with a tractor beam. The link points to a search for the terms "unexplained phenomenon".

Spacewalkers outfit station for final node

Reuters - Irene Klotz, Xavier Briand - ‎5 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A pair of spacewalking astronauts from the US shuttle Discovery worked outside the International Space Station on Saturday to lay power cables for the orbital outpost's last connecting node.
Astronauts tackle job in spacewalk Philadelphia Inquirer

Apple's $29 service pack feature review

Ethiopian Review - Naiomi Solomon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Okay, so I'll admit to a certain amount of goading to begin with here but, hang on a minute, there's a serious side to this too!

The Beatles: Rock Band mostly fab

Los Angeles Times - Randy Lewis - ‎10 hours ago‎
Though the overall group experience could be better, the game is an adventure in harmonic fusion, melding top-notch visuals and play, while ultimately celebrating a truly visionary quartet.

'Gate' flies open with ideas, love

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Ellen Akins - ‎7 hours ago‎
Lorrie Moore's first novel since the 1995 "Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?" centers on a college student and the child she cares for.

In a Private Service, Last Goodbyes for Jackson

New York Times - Randal C. Archibold, Rebecca Cathcart - ‎Sep 4, 2009‎
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 ...

Sooners lose Bradford and opener

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oklahoma had to play the second half without star quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered a sprained throwing shoulder on a hard tackle.

No. 11 LSU escapes Washington, 31-23

The Associated Press - Gregg Bell - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEATTLE - Thanks to career nights from Jordan Jefferson and Terrance Toliver, LSU finally got going and put away a revived Washington team looking to end a streak of futility that stretched back to 2007.
UW wins LSU's respect Seattle Times

Tide's Ingram dominates as unsung heros chip in

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by FOXSports.com ATLANTA - It wasn't emphatic. In fact, it wasn't even pretty. And unlike last year's season-opening drubbing of Clemson, Saturday's 34-24 win Alabama posted against Virginia Tech in the Georgia Dome isn't likely to boost the Tide's ...

Local small businesses come out in support of health care reform

New York Daily News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Among the many lies and distortions spread by those intent on derailing health-care reform at any cost, one of the most persistent is that business owners don't want any part of it.

US races to get millions of swine flu doses ready

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher - ‎4 hours ago‎
In a contest that pits human against virus, the US government is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of swine flu vaccine in hopes of having millions of doses ready for use before the ...
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2000 Washington State Students Report Signs of Swine Flu

New York Times - William Yardley - ‎7 hours ago‎
SEATTLE - At least 2000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus, university and local health officials said, in what appeared to be one of the largest outbreaks of the virus on a college ...

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review

Ars Technica - John Siracusa - ‎Aug 31, 2009‎
Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard has landed. This time around, Apple goes light on the glitz in favor of some heavy work under the hood.

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.

Henry Paulson's Longest Night

Vanity Fair - Todd S. Purdum - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
In 2006, Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson reluctantly became Treasury secretary for an unpopular, lame-duck president. History will score his decisions, but the former Dartmouth offensive lineman definitely left everything on the field.

Keep your self-righteous fingers off my processed food

Los Angeles Times - Charlotte Allen - ‎Aug 30, 2009‎
By demanding we all pay more to fund their agendas in these harsh economic times, foodie snobs and lefty social critics may as well tell us to eat artisanal cake.

Duggars Expecting Their 19th Child!

People Magazine - Alicia Dennis - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tonitown, Ark., who have 18 children and one grandchild on the way, are expecting a new addition to their household - baby No.