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Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎1 hour ago‎
The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental adviser left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones' controversial past ...

Saif Gaddafi embarrasses Gordon Brown over Libyan IRA compensation

Telegraph.co.uk - Simon Johnson, Andrew Porter - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown is facing increasing pressure over compensation for IRA victims after an about-turn to offer support for the claims against Libya was undermined by Saif Gaddafi, its leader's son.

Iran rules out talks on its nuclear "rights"

Reuters - Zahra Hosseinian, Fredrik Dahl - ‎37 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will continue its disputed nuclear work and will never negotiate on its "obvious" rights, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday, in comments that are likely to disappoint Western powers.

S Korean PM urges explanation from DPRK on dam discharge

Xinhua - Li Xianzhi - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo on Monday expressed regrets about the DPRK's unannounced discharge of water from a dam, which may have caused the disappearance of six South Koreans.

Record by Japan's next leader hot on net auction

Reuters - Colin Parrott, Hugh Lawson - ‎19 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, probably never thought a song he recorded 20 years ago would one day fetch a pretty penny on online auction sites.

Philippine ferry rescue continues

Aljazeera.net - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The Philippine coast guard has rescued more than 950 people from a capsized ferry off the southern island of Mindanao, but several people remain unaccounted for.

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Analysis: More wrangling could doom health care

Kansas City Star - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎22 minutes ago‎
AP Writer President Barack Obama listens to a question at the White House Forum on Health Reform in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2009.

Obama to make Bloom manufacturing czar

Detroit Free Press - Justin Hyde - ‎36 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama is to name auto adviser Ron Bloom as the administration's manufacturing czar Monday, responsible for creating policies to boost the long-struggling industries.

Unhappy Labor Day

Washington Post - Harold Meyerson - ‎7 hours ago‎
Official unemployment hovers just under 10 percent, its highest level since the early 1980s. Add in the partly employed and those who have given up on hunting for jobs because there are so few jobs to be had, and the unemployed and ...
Americans: We are what we do Fort Worth Star Telegram

Kraft Foods Makes $16.7 Billion Bid for Cadbury

New York Times - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS PARIS - In a deal that would create a global food powerhouse with $50 billion in revenue, the American giant Kraft Foods said Monday that it had approached Cadbury with a $16.7 billion merger bid, but that the British company had rejected ...

Asian Stocks Rise as G-20 Agreement Fuels Recovery Speculation ...

Bloomberg - Shani Raja - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose, giving the MSCI Asia Pacific Index its biggest advance in two weeks, as the Group of 20 nations agreed on steps to shore up the global financial system.

Abu Dhabi to Buy Singapore Chipmaker for $1.8 Billion

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP SINGAPORE (AP) -- Abu Dhabi's government-owned Advanced Technology Investment Co. said Monday it agreed to buy Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd.

Spotify launches iPhone and Android mobile services

Reuters - Kate Holton, Rupert Winchester - ‎9 minutes ago‎
LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Spotify, the much-hyped European digital music service, has secured a deal to launch a mobile offering on Apple's (AAPL.

Shuttle crew in home stretch of station resupply

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎14 hours ago‎
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston--Sailing into the home stretch of a busy space station resupply mission, the shuttle Discovery astronauts worked Sunday to wrap up equipment and supply transfers before taking a half day off to relax and ...
Astronauts pack trash, gear for ride home Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Smart phones write a new chapter in e-books market

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kindle ignited a surge in electronic reading, but other devices may find even more fans. Associated Press A few weeks ago, Pasquale Castaldo was waiting at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport for a delayed flight when a man sitting across from him pulled out ...

At The Movies: 'The Final Destination' Holds Top Spot For Labor ...

BallerStatus.com - Tim Boswell - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Despite the releases of a new Sandra Bullock comedy and the Gerard Butler action thriller "Gamer," the horror flick "The Final Destination" held on to the top spot at the box office this Labor Day weekend.

Michael Moore declares all-out war on capitalism

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Director Michael Moore now wants nothing less than the complete overthrow of the modern capitalist system. Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion US documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story," which ...

The Beatles: Rock Band mostly fab

Los Angeles Times - Randy Lewis - ‎Sep 5, 2009‎
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.

Patriots send Seymour to the Raiders

Boston Globe - Christopher L. Gasper - ‎3 hours ago‎
FOXBOROUGH - Richard Seymour hinted to fellow defensive end Ty Warren during the offseason that he thought his days as a Patriot could be nearing the end.

Murray v Dent as it happened

BBC Sport - Piers Newbery - ‎3 hours ago‎
To get involved text us on 81111 with TENNIS before your message. (Not all contributions can be used; UK mobiles only; network rates apply) By Piers Newbery 0451: Great stuff from Murray, great stuff from you, and the really good news is we can do this ...

Clijsters' comeback dream rolls on at US Open

FOXSports.com - Richard Evans - ‎1 hour ago‎
On paper, Venus Williams, the No. 3 seed and former champion, should have beaten Kim Clijsters, the new mother who was supposed to be just finding her way back onto the tour.

The Swine Flu Vaccine

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
WHEN IT comes to protecting yourself against this fall's swine flu (or H1N1 virus) outbreak, you know the drill. Wash your hands frequently.
Schools ready if H1N1 flu strikes Corvallis Gazette Times

First new Alzheimer's genes discovered for 15 years

Telegraph.co.uk - Kate Devlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists have discovered the first new genes linked to Alzheimer's for 15 years and say the breakthrough could point the way to preventing 100000 people developing the devastating disease.

Questions from readers about healthcare debate

Los Angeles Times - Kim Geiger, James Oliphant - ‎7 hours ago‎
Would illegal immigrants be covered under Democrats' plan? Would paperwork be handled more efficiently? What would state and local taxpayers pay?

US Economy Gets Lift From Stimulus

Wall Street Journal - Deborah Solomon - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
WASHINGTON -- Government efforts to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into the US economy appear to be helping the US climb out of the worst recession in decades.

Obama Losing Support Among Democrats

Huffington Post - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
While all the attention has been paid to angry opponents of health care reform at Congressional town hall meetings, a bigger problem for President Obama and his party is brewing among Democrats.

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.

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.

Op-Ed Contributor A One-Way Ticket to Mars

New York Times - Lawrence M. Krauss - ‎Aug 31, 2009‎
NOW that the hype surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Moon landings has come and gone, we are faced with the grim reality that if we want to send humans back to the Moon the investment is likely to run in excess of $150 ...