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Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. What makes this fire also very challenging is that there’s a very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high? 10, 20 feet tall is because for 60 years there was no fire. Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

 

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

 

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-center party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations. And he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

 

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

 

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surfaced when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General dropped several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

 

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

 

The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started off leaking corrosive fuel. The vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for the aircraft in the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. The crew just has to be a little bit more careful, like just a little bit more piloting-required; but nothing that's outside of our experience. The same jet thruster failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.


Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words, “intensely partisan”. "It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “ a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing  information with Congress”.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.     

 

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Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire very challenging is that it's the very thick brush, why is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall. It's because for sixty years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.


Voters in Japan have broken with a half century one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.


The cough of change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centre party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for lack of leadership. He said his party should start a fresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.


The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from an American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations that date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.


President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.


This is NPR News from Washington.


The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a // malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.


The astronauts closed on the // efforts start leaking // of fuel. The // Discovery's nose helps to // the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be in three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft to the outpost to link up. NASA's // say the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just have to be
a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same // has failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.



Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partisan. "It's a very very devastating I think effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney had shown through the years what Kerry called disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with Congress.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire very challenging is that it's the very thick brush, why is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall. It's because for sixty years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.
Voters in Japan have broken with a half century one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.
The cough of change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centre party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start a fresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.
The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from an American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include, fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations that date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.
President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.
This is NPR News from Washington.
The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.The astronauts closed on the thruster efforts start leaking // of fuel. The ** jet on the Discovery's nose helps to find * the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be in three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft to the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony * say the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just have to be
a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same generator has failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partisan. "It's a very very devastating I think effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney had shown through the years what Kerry called disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with Congress.
I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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Fire crews in Canifornia have been unable sofar to slow the spread of wild fire that arranging in the mountains in north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charged more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders from more than 6,500 homes. Canifornia governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tinder dry conditions and ? a fuel for the flames. What makes this fire ? very challenging is that there is a very thick brush. Why is the thick so high twenty feet tall it's because the 60 years there was no fire. Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threaten by the blame to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.  

Boards in Japan have broken with half a century one party rule and given the opposition democratic party a sweeping victory on a hard far parliamentry election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition democratic party of Japan. This untested left center of party will be in charge of steering the world second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a lost which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologize for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start fresh with a new lead. Meanwhile the man who will be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he will listen to the people. On Monday the party will hold ? for the two allies on forming a ? government. It will have to deal with record on employment and soaring wealth that costs made of rapid aging society. Louisa Lim NPR's news Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The former Prime Minister and senior aid will charge with accepting cash and ? from an American businessman ?. Olmert is also suspected of illegal double billing several charities for travel-like expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favor as ? his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include floored breach of trust in fair ? income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was mayor of Jerusalem and Trade Minister in the 1990s. But suffice to when he's Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The attorney general drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR news, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation ? Pennsylvania Mr Obama will spend his liberty holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR news from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the spaceshuttle dicovery are dealing with a thrust malfunction that could complicate tonight's schedule docking with the international spacestation. ? members station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed up the thrust efforts started leaking corrosive ? the averting general dicoveries know helps the fine tour of the vehicle's path during the final critical moment before docking. The shuttle crew has to be with three inches of target point on a spacestation for their craft in the air post to link up. NASA's ? says the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. The crew just has to be a little bit more careful like just a little bit more ? require but nothing that's outside of our experience. The same jet thrust failed on space shuttle in ? visit the spacestation last November. Once docking occures, the discovery crew will prepare to perform spacewalks and there were science experiments supplies. For NPR news I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.

Former vice president Dick Cheney calling Attorney General Eric Holder decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that probe looking back as CIA practice is during Bush administration would be, in his words, intensely partisan. It's a very very devastating I think a fact that it has ? inside the intelligence community. Cheney was interviewed on Fox NEWS Sunday. Democratic senator John Kerry in Massachusetts said he's not surprise that Cheney is upset. Kerry said Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called a disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with congress.

I'm Craig Windham NPR news in Washington.   

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From NPR news in Washington,I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spreadable wildfire this region in the mountains north of Los Angeles.The blaze has charged more than 35,000 acres,forcing evacuation orders from more than 6500 homes.California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rampant of the spreadable fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames.

"we will make this fire always as challenging.It's that it's very thick brush.Why it is thicken so high ,10,20 feet top,it's because the 60 years there was no fire.Schwarzenegger is urging people living in the area threaten by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay
behind as many have reportly done.Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.


Voters in Japan have broken with half-century of oneparty rule,and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in an heedful parliamentary election,NPR'Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The course of the change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan.This untested left-center party will be in charge of the steering the world's second largest economy.Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss,which he said,was beyond his expectations.And he apologize for a lack of leadership.He said his party should started fresh with new leader.

Meanwhile,the man who will be the Japan's nxet Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama plege not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people.On Monday,the party were hold talk with this two allies on forming a coalition goverment.It will have to deal with a record on unemployment and soaring welfare cost in the middle of rapid ageing society.Louisa Lim,NPR news,Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime ministerr Ehud Olmert,has been indicted on several corruption charges.He is the first current or past prime minister in Israel history to face criminal charges,Linda G. has the story.

The former prime minister and senior aide were charge with accepting cash allowance from American businessman Moshe Talansky.Olmert is also suspected illegally double-billion several charities for travel expenses and using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad.In a third case,Olmert allegedly granted finacial favors to his former law partner.The charges against Olmert include fraud,breach of trust and failure to report income.The charges fowllows months investigations and dateback to an Olmert was mayor Jerusalem and Trade Minister in the 1990s.But surface to him when he was prime minister and eventully forced him to step down.The attorny general drop several other corruption cases against Olmert for that evidence.For NPRnews,I'm Linda G.,in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his familly will return to Washington this evening from their vacation in Martha's Vineyard.Mr. Obama will spent a Labor Day holliday next week at Camp David ,this is NPR news,from Washington.

The astronauts report the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicated tonight's schedule docking within the international space station./,from memeber station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed off
the thruster after started a leaking across of the fuel.The vernier jag on Discovery's mirror helps to find  to a vehicle's path through a final critical moment before docking.The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of the target point on the space station where their craft in the airport to link up.NASA Tones C. says the astronauts are trying what to do to get around this kind of malfunction.


"The crew just has to be a little more careful,like er,just a little more piloting require but nothing that outside of our experience."The same jag thruster fail on space shuttle in Denver visit to the space station last November.Once docked occured the Disovery crew will prepare for the spacewalks and there was scientist's experiences replies.For NPR news,I'm /,in Atlanta.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General A.C.'s decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA interigation of detainees are political move.Cheney added that probe looking back at the CIA practises during the Bush administration would be,in his words,intensely partisan.

“It's a very very devastating,I think in fact that it has, on around,inside the intelligence community.Cheney was interviewed on FOX news on Sunday.”

Democratic Senator John Kerry Massachusetts said he is not surprised that Cheney's upset.Kerry said the Cheney has shown through the years,what Kerry called,a disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with congress.

I'm Craig Windham,NPR news,in washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm  Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wild fire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has chared more than 35000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire very challenging is that it's very thick brush, why is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall. It's because for 60 years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to hee the evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. 3 residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centre party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for lack of leadership. He said his party should start a fresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next prime minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be *** and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a cerlition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past prime minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstin has the story.

The former prime minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from  an American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fold breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations date back to when Olmert was a Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was prime minister and eventually forced him to step down. The attorney general drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstin in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on ***. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a trusted malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Dawkins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed on the thruster efforts start leaking across of fuel. The *** jag on the Discovery's nose helps to find to a vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be in three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft to the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony Ceccacci say the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just has to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting required, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same jag *** has failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Dawkins in Orlando.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling attorney general Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrigation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partism. "It's a very very devastating, I think effect that it has on *** inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Carry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Carry said that Cheney had shown through the years what Carry called a disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with Congress.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire also very challenging is that there is a very thick brush, why is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall. It's because for sixty years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.
Voters in Japan have broken with a half century one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.
The cough of change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centre party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start a fresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.
The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from an American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations that date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.
President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.
This is NPR News from Washington.
The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.
The astronauts closed off the thruster after started leaking __ fuel. The vernier jag on Discovery's nose helps to find to the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of the target point on the space station for their craft in the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony __ says the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just have to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same __ failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partisan. "It's a very very devastating I think effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney had shown through the years what Kerry called a disrespect for the US Constitution and for sharing information with Congress.
I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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我就想不明白那个讲“发现号”的记者怎么说那么快,这是干啥呀~~~~~~  这个Pat和Jack都是有名的快嘴,呵呵。

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire very challenging is that it's the very thick brush, why is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall. It's because for sixty years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.


Voters in Japan have broken with a half century
of
one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The
call for change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centre party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a
lack of leadership. He said his party should start a fresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.


The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from an American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include, fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations that date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.


President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.


This is NPR News from Washington.


The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed on the thruster efforts start leaking // of fuel. The
vernier jet on the Discovery's nose helps to find * the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be in three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft to the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony * say the astronauts are trained what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just have to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same generator has failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partisan. "It's a very very devastating I think effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney had shown through the years what Kerry called disrespect for the US constitution and for sharing information with Congress.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California
governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tender dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire all this very challenging is that it's the very thick brush, why it is so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall? It's because for sixty years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with
half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-cent
er party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start / fresh(
start
fresh是固定搭配) with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs in a middle of rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from
/ American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface to when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed
off the thruster efforts start leaking // of fuel. The vernier
jet on / Discovery's nose helps to find tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft to the outpost to link up. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just has to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same // failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando. (哪位熟悉科技的朋友帮下忙~这两处应该是术语)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees
a political move. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush Administration would be in his words intensely partisan. "It's a very very devastating I think effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “a disrespect for the US Constitution and for sharing information with Congress.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on
tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire also very challenging is that there’s the very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall, is because for 60 years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-
of-center party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double
-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface water when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed off the thruster
after it started leaking cryo fuel. The vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft in the outpost’s / linkup. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just has to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same generator has failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.


Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words “intensely partisan”. "It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing of information with Congress”.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
When things do not go your way, God has a plan for you.
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When things do not go your way, God has a plan for you.
10# nativespeaker
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders
from more than 6,500 homes. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire o
n tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire also very challenging is that it’s a very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall, is
because for 60 years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-
/center party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized
for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a ra
pidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double
-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surface
to him
when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed off the thruster
after it started leaking cresol fuel. The
vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of the target point on the space station for their aircraft in the outpost’s to linkup. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just has to be a little more careful like just a little bit more piloting require, but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same jet thruster failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.


Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words “intensely partisan”. "It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing / information with Congress”.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
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格式不好看,删了来过,也改了个绿色
You never know until you try!

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders
for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. "What makes this fire also very challenging is that it’s a very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high, 10-20 feet tall, is because for 60 years there was no fire." Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-/center party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations and he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but
surfaced(指这些charges)when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General drops several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started
off leaking cresol fuel. The vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for /(这个their并不存在,只是for aircraft 的连读罢了)aircraft in the outpost to linkup. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. "The crew just has to be a little bit more careful, like just a little bit more piloting required(require就不符合语法了吧。), but nothing that's outside of our experience." The same jet thruster failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words “intensely partisan”. "It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community." Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “ a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing  information with Congress”.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Fire crews in California have been unable so far to slow the spread of a wildfire that's raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The blaze has charred more than 35,000 acres, forcing evacuation orders for more than 6,500 homes. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blames the rapid spread of the fire on tinder-dry conditions and plenty of fuel for the flames. What makes this fire also very challenging is that there’s a very thick brush. Why is it so thick and so high? 10, 20 feet tall? Is because for 60 years there was no fire. Schwarzenegger is urging people living in areas threatened by the blaze to heed evacuation orders and not to stay behind as many have reportedly done. Three residents suffered serious burns when they tried in vain yesterday to save their homes.

Voters in Japan have broken with half a century of one-party rule and given the opposition Democratic Party a sweeping victory in a hard-fought parliamentary election. NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo.

The call for change was overwhelming, with a landslide vote going to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. This untested left-centered party will be in charge of steering the world's second largest economy. Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would take responsibility for a loss which he said was beyond his expectations
. And he apologized for a lack of leadership. He said his party should start afresh with a new leader. Meanwhile the man who'll be Japan's next Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, pledged not to be arrogant and said he would listen to the people. On Monday, the party will hold talks with its two allies on forming a coalition government. It will have to deal with record unemployment and soaring welfare costs amid a rapidly aging society. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on several corruption charges. He's the first current or past Prime Minister in Israel's history to face criminal charges. Linda Gradstein has the story.

The Former Prime Minister and a senior aide were charged with accepting cash envelopes from American businessman Morris Talansky. Olmert is also suspected of illegally double-billing several charities for travel expenses and then using the money to finance personal and family trips abroad. In a third case, Olmert allegedly granted financial favors to his former law partner. The charges against Olmert include fraud, breach of trust and failure to report income. The charges follow months of investigations and date back to when Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister in the 1990s, but surfaced when he was Prime Minister and eventually forced him to step down. The Attorney General dropped several other corruption cases against Olmert for a lack of evidence. For NPR News, I'm Linda Gradstein in Jerusalem.

President Obama and his family will return to Washington this evening from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Obama will spend the Labor Day holiday next weekend at Camp David.

This is NPR News from Washington.

The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery are dealing with a thruster malfunction that could complicate tonight's scheduled docking with the International Space Station. Pat Duggins of member station WMFE reports.

The astronauts closed off the thruster after it started off leaking
corrosive fuel. The vernier jet on Discovery's nose helps to fine-tune the vehicle's path during the final critical moments before docking. The shuttle crew has to be within three inches of a target point on the space station for the aircraft in the outpost to linkup. NASA's Tony Ceccacci says the astronauts are trained on what to do to get around this kind of malfunction. The crew just has to be a little bit more careful, like just a little bit more piloting-required; but nothing that's outside of our experience. The same jet thruster failed on space shuttle Endeavor's visit to the space station last November. Once docking occurs, the Discovery crew will prepare to perform three spacewalks and deliver science experiments and supplies. For NPR News, I'm Pat Duggins in Orlando.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a federal prosecutor to look into the CIA's interrogation of detainees “a political move”. Cheney added that a probe looking back at CIA practices during the Bush administration would be, in his words, “intensely partisan”. It's a very, very devastating, I think, effect that it has on morale inside the intelligence community. Cheney was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said he's not surprised that Cheney's upset. Kerry said that Cheney has shown through the years what Kerry called “a disrespect for the US Constitution” and “for sharing  information with Congress”.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
                                                   
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