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Bizarre ending dethrones Williams

Boston Globe - Liz Robbins - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Serena Williams, the defending US Open champion, lost her semifinal match to Kim Clijsters in the most shocking and improbable manner last night, stunning the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

On the road, Obama touts health plan

Philadelphia Inquirer - Ceci Connolly - ‎1 hour ago‎

Nobel-winning agricultural scientist Borlaug dies

Reuters - Will Dunham - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Norman Borlaug, the US agricultural scientist who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding crops to prevent famine in the developing world, has died at age 95, Texas A&M University said.

World Digest: Nuclear Talks Possible, Iranian Minister Says

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Iran is not ruling out talks about its nuclear program with world powers but conditions have to be right, the country's top diplomat said Saturday, signaling an apparent softening of Tehran's persistent refusal to discuss the issue.

Dark months ahead as Afghan vote fracas drags on

AFP - ‎53 minutes ago‎
KABUL - Afghans face dark months ahead as vote rigging claims overshadow eagerly-anticipated elections, with the prospect of a lengthy and bitter bout of political unrest coming as the Taliban are at their fiercest.

7 police killed as Taliban raid checkpoint in N Afghanistan

Xinhua - Anne Tang - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
KABUL, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Seven policemen were killed Friday night as Taliban militants raided their checkpoint in northern Afghan province of Kunduz, an official said Saturday.

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Items Seized in Yale Grad Student's Disappearance

ABC News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
AP An unidentified man enters the Yale Medical complex building where missing graduate student Annie Le... As authorities continued their search for a Yale University graduate student and bride-to-be who disappeared several days ago, they said they are ...

Tea Party Protesters March on Washington

ABC News - Russell Goldman - ‎11 hours ago‎
Carrying signs depicting President Obama as Adolf Hitler and the Joker, and chanting slogans such as "'No big government" and "Obamacare makes me sick," approximately 60000 to 70000 people flooded Pennsylvania Ave, according to the ...
Tea Party draws crowd Idaho Press-Tribune

Nation Digest: 2 Firefighters Who Died in Calif. Wildfire Are Honored

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
A memorial display for two firefighters is seen outside Dodger Stadium. (By Chris Carlson -- Associated Press) Two veteran firefighters who died trying to save the lives of dozens trapped in the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history were ...

American Air Said to Consider Buying Stake in Japan Airlines

Bloomberg - Chris Cooper - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- American Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, may buy equity in Japan Airlines Corp. to prop up an ally that forecasts its fourth loss in five years, people familiar with the plan said.

White House defends tariffs on Chinese tires

Los Angeles Times - Don Lee - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama's decision to add a 35% duty on tires imported from China could open him to charges of protectionism, analysts warn.

Danny Pang dies at 42; accused O.C. financier

Los Angeles Times - Christopher Goffard, Stuart Pfeifer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Danny Pang faced fraud charges. His wife's murder case raised questions of his possible ties to a Taiwanese triad. Pang faced civil charges that he defrauded investors through his Irvine-based Private Equity Management Group, or PEMGroup.
Financier Pang Has Died Wall Street Journal

Review: Apple's fifth-generation iPod nano (2009)

Apple Insider - Prince McLean - ‎15 hours ago‎
The glossy-finished new fifth-gen iPod nano builds upon last year's tall and slim form factor by adding video recording, FM radio with iPod tagging and Live Pause, VoiceOver navigation, a built-in Nike+ step counter, and a slightly ...

Why the Cliq Won't Click

PC World - ‎16 hours ago‎
Motorola has had a rough year with sluggish sales and plummeting revenue. The announcement of the Google Android-based Cliq, and Motorola's MotoBlur interface have generated some buzz, but the Cliq appeals to the wrong market.

Discovery glides to smooth California landing

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
Detoured by bad weather in Florida, the shuttle Discovery dropped out of orbit and swooped to a flawless California landing Friday to close out a successful space station resupply mission.

The Leno experiment

Sun-Sentinel.com - Tom Jicha - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Jay Leno's prime-time show, debuting Monday, could be the most significant development in television in almost 40 years. There is no overstating this.

Tina Fey wins Emmy award for Sarah Palin spoof

Reuters - Dean Goodman - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Tina Fey won an Emmy on Saturday for her uncanny portrayal of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live," while pop star Justin Timberlake also was honored for his ...

Stolen Art by Warhol Is Sought in California

New York Times - Carol Vogel, Solomon Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The theft of 10 silkscreen paintings by Andy Warhol has the Los Angeles Police Department searching for clues, but it has people in the art world scratching their heads, too.

Buckeyes didn't step up vs. USC

FOXSports.com - ‎48 minutes ago‎
by CollegeFootballNews.com It might not have been the most impressive performance by the two big programs, but it was a special comeback 18-15 win for Matt Barkley and USC.

Beckett pours it back on

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dustin Pedroia gets down and dirty in making the last out of the third, but the damage had already been done (eight runs). (Barry Chin/Globe Staff) By Amalie Benjamin The curse came in the form of a giant white tarp, the one that spent most of the day ...
Rays-Red Sox Preview CBSSports.com

Seymour finally reports for duty in Oakland

Boston Globe - Monique Walker, Christopher L. Gasper - ‎1 hour ago‎
FOXBOROUGH - Richard Seymour addressed the Bay Area media yesterday wearing a Raiders' jersey and the No. 92. The former Patriot arrived in Oakland, Calif.
'Blindsided' Seymour joins team San Francisco Chronicle

2 flu strains in 1 pig led to new H1N1

Chicago Tribune - Karen Kaplan - ‎1 hour ago‎
The virus behind the global influenza outbreak may be known as swine flu, but it didn't just come from pigs. Wild birds and humans also played a role in its creation.

MRSA 'superbug' found in ocean, public beaches

USA Today - Steve Sternberg - ‎7 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Public beaches may be one source of the surging prevalence of the superbug known as multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers here said Saturday.
MRSA found at Wash. beaches Philadelphia Inquirer

The Census On The Bush Years

Atlantic Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of ...

The New Israel Lobby

New York Times - James Traub - ‎Sep 9, 2009‎
OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM At work in J Street's offices in Washington, from left: Isaac Luria, campaigns director; Rachel Lerner; Daniel Kohl; Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Your Email Address Recipient's Email Address

Newsweek - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
Bryan Gamez was in the middle of a writing exercise in his fifth-grade classroom in Rockville, Md., when his principal's voice suddenly boomed over the PA system to announce that school would be closing early that day.

Fall TV Predictions We Got Wrong

A.V. Club - Noel Murray - ‎Sep 9, 2009‎
Every year when we write our fall TV previews, we do so with minimal foreknowledge of the shows in question. We've maybe seen a screener or two, and maybe read some advance reviews from other critics, but mostly we're ...

Credit Scores: What You Need to Know Now

Wall Street Journal - Karen Blumenthal - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
Credit scores have been getting a lot of attention lately, as lenders tighten credit standards and contend with new legislation that has, among other things, reigned in how credit-card issuers can raise rates.

Why the Obama Administration Will Implode In Weeks

FOXNews - Kevin McCullough - ‎Sep 1, 2009‎
I was the first pundit to predict that Barack Obama would become president. Here's what I think we can expect from this administration in the next six to eight weeks.