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Elder George Bush Falls, Breaks Bone in Neck

Spokesman says it's not life-threatening

(Newser) - The elder George Bush has suffered what sounds like a scary fall—he "broke a bone in his neck," says spokesman Jim McGrath via tweet . But McGrath adds that it's not life-threatening. George HW Bush, 91, fell at home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and remains hospitalized in Portland,... More »

Skydiving Bush Sr. Turns 85

(Newser) - George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday by skydiving over the coast of Maine today. The 41st president made a tandem jump with a member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team onto a landing zone near a church in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home. "... More »

10 Amazing Places to Unwind

Forbes lists 10 US getaways from Maui to Maine

(Newser) - Americans need a vacation—badly—with fewer than two-thirds of workers using their allotted time last year, reports Forbes. But not everyone's idea of fun is vegging out . Here are top-notch US getaways for those who like active travel:
  • Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii: Golf, bird-watching and a marine-life preserves.
  • Golden
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Sarko Kicks Back on Moguls' Dime

Families with ties to French Tiffany & Prada paid $60K for two weeks at US lakeside estate

(Newser) - Caving in to media pressure, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has revealed that his recent  luxurious vacation in the US was paid for by deep-pocket pals. The $60,000 two-week rent on a lakeside estate near Boston was covered by Agnès Cromback, the head of Tiffany-France, and financier Roberto Agostinelli,... More »

Bush, Sarko Melt Chill in Maine

Leaders scarf burgers, begin to patch up old alliance

(Newser) - Praise from a vacationing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a down-home welcome from President Bush to the family compound in Maine this weekend signaled a radical switch in the tense relations between the two nations. The leaders were relaxed and affable with one another as they boated, chatted and chomped... More »

Putin Wants in on Missile Shield

Russian premier pushes plan for joint anti-missile defense system in lieu of bases in Poland, Czech Reppublic

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin yesterday pushed his proposal for cooperating with the US on a joint missile defense system, part of which would be built on Russian soil, the Washington Post reports. The offer, first broached in Germany last month,  was welcomed by President Bush as he and the Russian premier ... More »

Bush, Putin Get Off to Chummy Start

Russian leader's brief visit to Maine starts with lobster, protests

(Newser) - The US-Russia mini-summit kicked off with flowers and kisses, but the subtext was less collegial. Vladimir Putin presented bouquets to the current and ex-First Ladies, then joined the Bush family for a lobster and swordfish dinner last night in an atmosphere that exceeded his expectations. "We could not have... More »

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