Companies spend millions to fund conventions Corporations and trade organizations will spend tens of millions of dollars to get their messages heard during the Republican National Convention here and at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.7:20 a.m.
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National Public Radio Stories
Georgian President Accuses Russia Of Violations
Russia and Georgia have agreed to a provisional cease-fire that ends five days of conflict in a truce negotiated by France's president. But Georgian officials have made disturbing allegations about the activities of Russian militias and say Russia is still occupying Georgian territories.
McCain On The Russian Invasion And Negative Ads
In an interview with NPR, Republican John McCain condemns Russia's invasion of neighboring Georgia, saying the U.S. must convey that such behavior is unacceptable. McCain also addressed domestic politics, denying that his campaign has gone negative on rival Barack Obama.
No Rest Yet For Phelps, With Gold Medal Tally At 5
Swimmer Michael Phelps has picked up two more gold medals — for a total of five — in his quest for eight in the Beijing Olympic Games. He won the 200-meter butterfly and was part of the 800-meter freestyle relay team. Phelps now has more career gold medals than any other Olympian.
Olympians' Legacies Inspire N. Baltimore Swimmers
Before he was an Olympian chasing a historic eight gold medals in Beijing, Michael Phelps was a kid swimming with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. His U.S. Olympic teammate Katie Hoff still trains there — and swimmers in the club hope she's not the last Olympian to come out of their pool.
U.S. Falls As Chinese Women Win 1st Team Gold
It was one of the biggest showdowns of the Beijing Olympic Games — and China captured the victory. The Chinese women's gymnastics team beat out the United States to capture the gold medal. The U.S. team got the silver medal after its captain fell twice.
Realtor: Miami's Housing Slump Is Worsening
In the first of a three-part discussion with real-estate agents across the country, John Paul Rosser, a condo specialist in Miami, says the housing market was bad in September, but it has gotten a lot worse since then.
Can Political Shakeup Help Alaska Shed Corruption?
Alaska receives more federal dollars per capita than any other state. Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has steered hundreds of millions of dollars in projects to his home state during his 40-year career, but now his career is in jeopardy. And with several state legislators already behind bars, Alaska's political landscape may enter a new era.
Candidates' Health Care Plans: Private Vs. Public
Perhaps no other issue divides McCain and Obama as much as health care. McCain would give everyone a tax credit to help pay for private coverage. Obama would create a federal plan for those without employer-provided coverage and offer a subsidy for those who can't pay for it.
Apple Teams With Best Buy To Sell iPhones
Consumers who want to buy one of Apple's fancy new Internet phones have to go to an Apple store or an AT&T outlet. But Apple is trying to make it easier for people to buy its iPhones, so it's teaming up with Best Buy. The country's biggest electronics retail chain is expected to announce that it'll start selling iPhones next month. Apple is trying to sell 10 million of the devices by the end of the year.
CNN Adds Staff To Boost TV, Online Coverage
Despite a tough advertising environment, CNN is expanding its newsgathering operation. The cable news company says it plans to open 20 regional offices and will hire television journalists, as well as workers to its online department.