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Google China hackers stole source code

The hackers behind the attacks on Google Inc and dozens of other companies operating in China stole valuable computer source code by breaking into the personal computers of employees with privileged access, a security firm said on Wednesday.

Palin working on book about virtues and strengths

NEW YORK – Sarah Palin is ready for the next chapter of her publishing career. Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a "celebration of American virtues

Starbucks asks not to be center of gun debate

SEATTLE – Coffee chain Starbucks Corp.

Freak waves slam into cruise ship

BARCELONA, Spain – Monstrous waves that smashed into a Mediterranean cruise ship flooded people's cabins, broke windows in a restaurant and sent terrified travelers screaming for doctors, passengers said Thursday. Claude Cremex, 73, of Marseille,

Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, hoping to move the health-care debate to its final stages, called on lawmakers to schedule a vote in the next few weeks. "No matter which approach you favor, I believe the United States Congress owes the Americ

Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist

NEW YORK - Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration's credibility and led to dwindling public support for the war. The former White Hous

Chile steps up hunt for quake victims

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescue crews with sniffer dogs fanned out around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages on Wednesday, searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble. Four days after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake killed around 80

NASCAR making change to cars

NASCAR is weeks away from making a small but significant change to its car, one that could dramatically impact how races run from here on out. NASCAR will be removing the rear wings on cars and replacing them with spoilers, which had been in use u