The flooding Mississippi River has crested lower than expected in Vicksburg, Miss., but the Army Corps of Engineers warns it will be days before the surging waters recede, according to AP. Now the water is surging downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.
Online retail giant Amazon.com says that as of now, it's selling more electronic books than books in print. Since April, the company says that for every 100 paperbacks or hardcovers, it moves 105 e-books.
A 200 lbs. black bear wandered into Robert Carroll's backyard, and his poodle came to the rescue. According to the Kirkland Reporter, the poodle charged the bear — chasing it up a tree and over a fence.
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President Obama is to host Israel's Prime Minister at the White House Friday — a day after calling on Israel to take bold steps for peace with the Palestinians. Obama spelled out some details for what a peace deal might look like. He also used Thursday's speech at the State Department to talk about how the U.S. is supporting democratic change in a tumultuous time for north Africa and the Middle East.
Now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, competition for the top job is heating up. One issue is whether the managing director's office will once again be occupied by a European. That's been the case since the IMF was founded, a fact that has rankled emerging market nations like China, South Korea and Brazil. The IMF's membership recently agreed the office should not be the sole domain of one region. NPR's John Ydstie reports.