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Obama, leading lawmakers hint at health care compromise

Kansas City Star - David Lightman, Margaret Talev - ‎36 minutes ago‎
As President Barack Obama prepares to tell the nation Wednesday night how he wants to revamp the country's health care system, key congressional Democrats on Tuesday signaled a growing willingness ...

US in Delicate Spot as Fraud Claims Mount in Afghan Vote

New York Times - Mark Landler, Helene Cooper - ‎32 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - On Monday, as the vote-counting in Afghanistan was nearing an end, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was briefed by the American ambassador in Kabul, Karl W. Eikenberry.

Sotomayor takes her place on high court, ready for opening day

San Jose Mercury News - Adam Liptak - ‎38 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Ricky Martin, the Puerto Rican pop singer, was among the invited guests inside the courtroom for the investiture of Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, for reasons a court spokeswoman could not explain.

Ministers urged to cap aviation emissions to meet carbon targets

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
An agreement to cap aviation emissions must be reached at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen if countries are to meet targets to combat global warming, according to the committee set up to advise the government on the issue.

4 Americans killed in attack in Afghanistan

The Associated Press - Kay Johnson, Douglas Birch - ‎4 hours ago‎
KABUL - Four US troops died Tuesday in a militant attack in eastern Afghanistan, and NATO forces acknowledged for the first time that civilians were among the dozens killed in an airstrike on two hijacked fuel trucks.

US Freezes Assets of 2 North Korean Bodies Over Nuclear Drive

Bloomberg - Ed Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The US government moved to freeze the assets of two North Korean state bodies involved in the communist country's nuclear and missile programs, as part of sanctions against Kim Jong Il's regime.

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Massachusetts: Lawmaker Moves Toward Senate Bid

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP Representative Michael E. Capuano said he had taken out nomination papers and would announce next week whether he will join the race to succeed Edward M. Kennedy in the Senate.

AP source: Dodd rejects health panel chairmanship

The Associated Press - Anne Flaherty - ‎9 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Sen. Christopher Dodd has decided against succeeding his friend Edward Kennedy as chairman of the Senate panel focused overhauling the nation's health care system, a Senate aide confirmed Tuesday.

'Hillary' case: the legal stakes

Christian Science Monitor - Warren Richey - ‎2 hours ago‎
Three Supreme Court justices have already announced their willingness to overturn a pair of key precedents. By Warren Richey | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor In this March 20 file photo, David Bossie, leader of Citizens United and ...

OPEC Committee Recommends Keeping Oil Output Quotas Unchanged

Bloomberg - Grant Smith, Maher Chmaytelli - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries should maintain existing output quotas and improve compliance when the 12-member group meets today, the group's production-monitoring committee ...

Consumer Credit Posts Record Drop

Wall Street Journal - Sara Murray - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Americans borrowed less for the sixth consecutive month in July, fueling concerns that strained consumers will stall an economic recovery.

Kraft Said to Be in Talks to Finance $8 Billion for Cadbury Bid

Bloomberg - Courtney Dentch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Kraft Foods Inc., the world's second-largest foodmaker, is in talks to arrange about $8 billion of financing for its bid to buy candy maker Cadbury Plc, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Last-minute iPod rumors reaffirm cameras for touch, nano

Apple Insider - Sam Oliver - ‎1 hour ago‎
Though Apple is especially tight-lipped for its annual iPod event set for Wednesday, John Gruber has shared what little he has been told will be unveiled by the hardware maker in just hours.

11th-Hour Filings Oppose Google's Book Settlement

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - After a flurry of last-minute filings on Tuesday, a federal judge must now begin untangling the mountain of competing claims about how a legal settlement granting Google the right to create the world's largest digital ...

NASA can't afford its schedule, space experts warn

Los Angeles Times - John Johnson Jr - ‎31 minutes ago‎
An independent panel endorses manned trips to the Moon, a nearby asteroid, even to Mars - but warns they would cost billions over the current budget.

Remeet the Beatles

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Beatles: Rock Band is just the latest to try a new way to interpret the legendary rock group. By ANN POWERS Pop Music Critic This week, the entertainment world is flush with excitement about a band that broke up nearly 40 years ago, whose songs are ...

The remastered Beatles: You've got to get this into your life

USA Today - Edna Gundersen - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Number nine, number nine, number nine," an engineer's voice intones over Revolution 9, the loopy loops-laden experimental track on The Beatles' self-titled 1968 album.

Movie review: A dark and stormy '9'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Animated sci-fi action. Starring the voices of Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly and Martin Landau. Directed by Shane Acker.

Murray Swept Out Of US Open by Cilic

Washington Post - Liz Clarke - ‎49 minutes ago‎
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY, Sept. 8 -- Andy Murray had so much in his favor when he arrived in New York for the season's final major.

Clijsters to face Serena in semi

BBC Sport - ‎41 minutes ago‎
BBC coverage: Live text commentaries on the website from 1600 BST each day, regular updates on 5 live, full commentary on 5 live sports extra in week two, both finals on 5 live.

Giants ace Lincecum scratched due to back injury

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum (FSY) was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against San Diego with inflammation in the lower left side of his back.

Fighting Flu Without Big Gun

Wall Street Journal - Betsy Mckay, Cam Simpson - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Obama administration, worried that tens of thousands of people could fall ill with H1N1 swine flu before a new vaccine is available later this fall, is urging Americans to adopt a series of preventive actions to slow ...

Proposed cuts to Medicare private plans worry seniors

MiamiHerald.com - Phil Galewitz - ‎3 hours ago‎
MIAMI - Besides giant retirement communities and early bird specials, seniors here have embraced something else: privately run Medicare health plans that are an alternative to the traditional government-run program.
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Liposuction leftovers make easy stem cells: study

Reuters - Phil Stewart - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fat sucked out of chunky thighs or flabby bellies might provide an easy source of stem cells made using new and promising technology, US researchers reported on Tuesday.

Hands-on with The Beatles: Rock Band

CNET News - Dan Ackerman - ‎Sep 5, 2009‎
On September 9, classic rock fans will have a chance to strap on a plastic guitar and jam along with the biggest act in popular music history.

Keeping That New PC Clean and Pure

New York Times - Riva Richmond - ‎Sep 2, 2009‎
School starts soon, and many people are getting spanking-new computers. Ah, the joy of a new and more powerful toy - and a clean slate.

Girlfriend's Heartbreaking Goodbye to DJ AM

People Magazine - Jessica Wedemeyer - ‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein and Haley Wood may have been on-again, off-again before his sudden death on Aug. 28 - but the love the two shared was clear when she spoke at his emotional memorial service in Los Angeles Thursday.

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.

A Dream Interrupted at Boeing

New York Times - ‎Sep 5, 2009‎
Inside a 787 Dreamliner. Boeing says it botched progress on the plane by outsourcing too much. More Photos > By CHRISTOPHER DREW The plant in Everett, Wash.