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Obama's health care speech doesn't end fight

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎32 minutes ago‎
President Obama mustered all the force of his famous eloquence - including a stirring tug at the bonds of friendship between Republican senators and their late Democratic colleague Edward Kennedy - to push the reset button on health care Wednesday ...

Assemblyman quits after scandal

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎57 minutes ago‎
An Orange County Republican resigned from the Assembly Wednesday after a videotape surfaced of the lawmaker bragging about his sexual exploits with two women, one of whom reportedly is a lobbyist.

Podcast: Apple iPhone store approves Real music streaming app

CNET News - Larry Magid - ‎27 minutes ago‎
In some ways RealNetwork's Rhapsody service competes with Apple's iTunes but Apple has approved the music streaming app for use on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Anger as Para dies to rescue New York Times journalist

Telegraph.co.uk - Andrew Pierce - ‎38 minutes ago‎
The death of a British paratrooper in a raid to free New York Times journalist Stephen Farrell kidnapped in Afghanistan has caused “resentment” in the Army after the reporter was accused of ignoring security advice by venturing into a Taliban ...

Bolivian man acted alone in Mexico hijacking, official says

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- A 44-year-old Bolivian drug addict and alcoholic who describes himself as a church minister was the sole person responsible for the brief hijacking Wednesday of a commercial jetliner, a Mexican official said.

Flooding Kills at Least 31 in Turkey

New York Times - Sebnem Arsu - ‎10 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL - Flash floods killed at least 31 people in and around Istanbul on Wednesday, the government said, as the area continued to struggle with its heaviest rainfall in 80 years.

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Cronkite, Icon of Truth and Trust, Hailed at Memorial

Washington Post - Howard Kurtz - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 -- Walter Cronkite got his final send-off in an extravagantly produced ceremony Wednesday at Lincoln Center, that had poignant tributes from two presidents, two anchors, one astronaut and a member of the Grateful Dead.

Senate May Narrow Proposed Regulatory Role for Fed

Washington Post - Brady Dennis - ‎5 hours ago‎
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is among those lawmakers who support consolidating all bank regulation under one agency. (By Jill Nance -- Associated Press) By Brady Dennis The Obama administration's vision for revamping the nation's financial regulatory ...

Supreme Court hears arguments for corporate funding of candidates

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎3 hours ago‎
Big companies, industries and possibly unions may be allowed to fund ads for and against candidates. A decision could reshape American politics starting with the 2010 congressional campaign.

Fed survey says most of US healing

Houston Chronicle - Jack Healy - ‎1 hour ago‎
A slow and still-fragile economic recovery is taking hold across the US as residential real estate improves, manufacturing orders pick up, consumer prices become firm and businesses express wary optimism about sales.

OPEC Agrees to Keep Oil Production Quotas Unchanged

Bloomberg - Fred Pals, Ayesha Daya - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- OPEC said it will keep oil production quotas unchanged, banking on a recovery in the world economy to maintain prices near today's $71 a barrel.

US foreclosures near record, peak in late '10: report

Reuters - Lynn Adler - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US mortgage foreclosure filings in August hovered near July's record high despite broad efforts to keep borrowers in their homes and will probably rise for another year, according to a report released on Thursday.

Hubble's fresh views of cosmos reveal beauty, fury

Orlando Sentinel - ‎1 hour ago‎
A presidential panel reviewed the human-spaceflight program, questioning when, how and if the US will return to the moon. We need to stay the course with Constellation.

WebOS Gets another Member - Palm Pixi

Techtree.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Going by reports, Palm is all set to announce its second WebOS based device later this week. The device in question is none other than the Palm Pixi, also known as the EOS, when we had first heard about its existence earlier this year.

Returning to the moon before this century is out

CNET News - Peter Glaskowsky - ‎17 hours ago‎
A federal government committee assigned to independently review plans for manned spaceflights has released a summary of its first report.

Ellen brings EveryFan sensibility to 'Idol'

msnbc.com - Craig Berman - ‎2 hours ago‎
The first reaction to the news that Ellen DeGeneres is replacing Paula Abdul as the fourth judge on “American Idol” is easy. Has everyone at FOX and 19 Entertainment lost their collective minds?
Ellen DeGeneres joins 'Idol' Hollywood Reporter

Beatles take the music industry's sad song and make it better

Los Angeles Times - Randy Lewis - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rock Band video game and remastered CDs prompt fans old and new to get back into the Fab Four's music. By Randy Lewis The 2009 version of Beatlemania had no screams, no fainting and little hysteria.
The Best Beatles Songs, 50-26 Entertainment Weekly

Janet Jackson Will Do Michael 'Justice' At The VMAs, Fans Say

MTV.com - Kyle Anderson - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards will feature a number of huge performances from the likes of Jay-Z, Green Day, Beyoncé and others, but perhaps the highest-profile act on Sunday night's show will be Janet Jackson's tribute to her ...

Oudin gives US tennis a big hope for the future

FOXSports.com - Richard Evans - ‎1 hour ago‎
For up-to-date news, analysis, video and everything else tennis, go to Tennis Week. Melanie Oudin ran out of Russians to play and lost.

Dodgers lose game off NL West lead

MLB.com - Ken Gurnick - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers' National League West lead was trimmed to 2 1/2 games Wednesday night when they lost to the D-backs on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth, 4-3, and Colorado rallied in the bottom of the ninth ...

Yanks' core riveted by Jeter's triumph

MLB.com - Brittany Ghiroli - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK -- Young Karter Chamberlain was standing patiently alongside his father, Joba, while the Yankees right-hander answered questions following Wednesday's start.

us Braces for Long Flu Season

Wall Street Journal - Betsy Mckay - ‎2 hours ago‎
This year's flu season is shaping up to be unusually long and unpredictable, with current outbreaks of swine flu in schools potentially followed months from now by waves of seasonal flu among the elderly, according to health officials.

Baucus may move health bill without Republicans

Reuters - Donna Smith, David Alexander - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic US senator leading an effort to write a bipartisan healthcare reform bill said on Wednesday he was ready to move forward without Republican support, but still hoped for a deal.

Two Giants Vie for Billions in STD Vaccine Market

New York Times - Natasha Singer - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two pharmaceutical giants are vying for the billions of dollars up for grabs in the market for vaccines against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.

Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant

Politico - Ben Smith, Nia-Malika Henderson - ‎Sep 6, 2009‎
By BEN SMITH & NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | 9/6/09 6:04 PM EDT The departure confirmed Obama's choice of pragmatism over confrontation, a choice that infuriates his allies on the left.

How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

New York Times - Paul Krugman - ‎Sep 3, 2009‎
It's hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field. Those successes - or so they believed - were both theoretical and practical, leading to a golden era for the ...

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.

Out of Work, and Too Down to Search On

New York Times - Michael Luo - ‎Sep 6, 2009‎
“You send out so much, and you don't get responses. Then when you get called in, you're treated like you're too old.

50 things that are being killed by the internet

Telegraph.co.uk - Matthew Moore - ‎Sep 3, 2009‎
The internet has wrought huge changes on our lives - both positive and negative - in the fifteen years since its use became widespread.