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Obama to tell students to take responsibility

The Associated Press - Ann Sanner - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Take responsibility for your education. Go to class and listen. Don't let failures define you. That's the advice President Barack Obama will give schoolchildren Tuesday in a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it.

Dems pin health reform hopes on Obama's speech

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Democrats return to Washington this week for a last-ditch effort to salvage health care reform, looking to President Obama's joint-session speech Wednesday to avert a political and legislative train wreck.

Jet plot 'vindicates' UK security

BBC News - Sue Hemming - ‎4 hours ago‎
The courage of British authorities in persisting with the prosecution of the airline bomb plotters has been praised. The verdicts were a vindication of Britain's intelligence efforts, former security minister Tony McNulty said.
Scanner developed after bomb plot The Press Association

Suicide Bomber Attacks NATO Base in Afghanistan

New York Times - Sangar Rahimi - ‎1 hour ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of NATO soldiers near the front gate of their air base in Kabul on Tuesday, a senior police official said.

Settlement permits placate Israeli hawks

Los Angeles Times - Richard Boudreaux - ‎5 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move may have been necessary to keep his governing alliance intact and the prospect of US-brokered talks alive.

South Korea Demands Apology From North Over Dam Incident

New York Times - Choe Sang-Hun - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - Unsatisfied with North Korea's explanation for its release of dam water that created a flash flood in the South that killed at least three people, South Korea on Tuesday demanded a formal apology from the North.

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Oyez! Oyez! Court set for Sotomayor ceremony

USA Today - Joan Biskupic - ‎8 hours ago‎
Tuesday at 2 pm, the Supreme Court will hold an investiture for new justice Sonia Sotomayor. USA TODAY previews the ceremony. A: It is the ceremonial commissioning of a new justice.
Elections for sale? Los Angeles Times

Bay Bridge detour done; problem needs extra day

San Francisco Chronicle - Matthew B. Stannard - ‎1 hour ago‎
A crack in a steel link discovered while construction crews completed a complex project elsewhere on the east span will keep the Bay Bridge closed today - a day longer than planned - and probably send a flood of commuters to other bridges, ...

DNA trail leads to arrest in Wisconsin serial killings

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Using "shoe leather and science," police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have arrested a suspect in the serial killings of nine women over 21 years.

Putin Blinking on Exports Signals Lower Oil for OPEC

Bloomberg - Stephen Bierman - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Russia is surpassing Saudi Arabia in oil exports for the first time since the Soviet Union's collapse as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin exploits OPEC production cuts to gain market share.

US hiring outlook dips, better elsewhere: Manpower

Reuters - Nick Zieminski - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A forward-looking measure of hiring intentions dipped slightly in the United States even as it improved in many other countries, according to a quarterly survey by Manpower Inc. The survey offers a hint that jobs ...

Gold Breaches $1000 an Ounce on Dollar's Weakness, Inflation

Bloomberg - Nicholas Larkin, Halia Pavliva - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Gold futures punched through $1000 an ounce for the first time in more than six months as a weaker dollar and concern that inflation may accelerate boosted the precious metal's ...

Intel's New Core i7 and Core i5 Processors Explained

PC World - David Murphy - ‎3 hours ago‎
Intel's two new Core i7 CPUs (860 and 870) are mid-range counterparts to its top-of-the-line Core i7 900-series chips, and initial tests (using Intel's new DP55KG motherboard) indicate their performance follows suit.

Google alters book deal to pacify European publishers

The Money Times - Jaspreet Virk - ‎8 minutes ago‎
New York, September 8 -- In a move to pacify European publishers' concern over digitization of books, Google on Monday said that European books out of print in US but commercially available elsewhere ...

Astronauts pack Buzz Lightyear for ride home

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎4 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The astronauts aboard the orbiting shuttle and station packed up Buzz Lightyear on Monday for the ride home from "infinity and beyond.

It's a vacant 'Melrose Place'

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The newest group of neighbors might be pretty, but it's hard to connect to such unoriginal characters. By MARY McNAMARA Television Critic I was a fan of the original “Melrose Place,” though I can't for the life of me remember exactly why.
'Melrose Place' Fresno Bee

Stars arrive for Venice festival

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Movies examining the global financial collapse are high on the agenda at this year's Venice Film Festival, with Michael Moore unveiling his latest work, Capitalism: a Love Story.

Rock stars cool over video games

BBC News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Tim Masters Former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman has expressed concern that music games like Rock Band stop young people from practising real musical instruments.
All you need is game New York Post

Redemption center

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎3 hours ago‎
NORTON - Steve Stricker had enough to worry about, with Tiger Woods sending an early charge through the TPC Boston grounds and seven players getting their hands on the lead during a tense, topsy-turvy final day of the Deutsche Bank ...

Recap: US Open - Day 8

Detroit Free Press - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WHAT HAPPENED: Melanie Oudin, 17, extended her run to the quarterfinals with another come-from-behind victory, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, over 13th-seeded Nadia Petrova.

Miami, FSU stage another thrilling finish

FOXSports.com - Pete Fiutak - ‎57 minutes ago‎
by CollegeFootballNews.com In a weekend when all the marquee games stunk, with a pall cast over the BYU win, thanks to the Sam Bradford injury; the Boise State beatdown overshadowed by a beat-up; and Oklahoma State's win over Georgia making a big ...

US races to get millions of swine flu doses ready

Boston Herald - Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher - ‎21 minutes ago‎
MILWAUKEE - 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 ...

Virus 'could trigger some cases of prostate cancer'

Telegraph.co.uk - Kate Devlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists have identified a virus which they believe could trigger some cases of prostate cancer. By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent Researchers hope that, if proven, the findings could lead to a test and possibly even a vaccine against the deadly ...

NOAH BERGER / Associated Press

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
A structural patch known as an eyebar saddle is hoisted into place to shore up a cracked beam in the east end of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

How Wired.com Built Beer Robot, Our DIY Kegerator

Wired News - Betsy Mason - ‎Sep 4, 2009‎
This is the story of Beer Robot, an ugly old fridge that grew into a super geeky kegerator. It started out innocently enough. After work one day at the local brewpub, three Wired.

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.

Elizabeth Taylor joins Michael Jackson's children for final ...

Daily Mail - Emily Sheridan - ‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Actress Elizabeth Taylor joined Michael Jackson's three children as they said a final goodbye to their father in the early hours of this morning.

Bringing 'Where the Wild Things Are' to the Screen

New York Times - Saki Knafo - ‎Sep 2, 2009‎
Spike Jonze, the director with the childlike imagination, and the actor Max Records. (Jonze is the one without a wolf suit.) By SAKI KNAFO In February 2008, a blogger named Devin Faraci led off a post on the Hollywood news site CHUD (Cinematic ...

A Clash of Camelots

Vanity Fair - Sam Kashner - ‎Aug 31, 2009‎
Within months of JFK's death, the president's widow asked William Manchester to write the authorized account of the assassination.