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July Fourth marked by parades, fireworks, hot dogs

San Francisco Chronicle -
John Minchillo / AP The United States marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with parades, fireworks, barbecues, a White House birthday and competitive eating.

Search Continues for 7 Missing Men After Fishing Boat Sinks

ABC News -
A group of fishermen from San Felipe, Calif. pose for a photo before shipping out. From left to right: Les, Albert, Lee, Mike, Gene, and Don.

Casey Anthony Jury Deliberations to Resume in FL

ABC News -
Jurors were to resume deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of Casey Anthony a day after spending about six hours dissecting it following a rebuttal summation by the prosecution.

GLOBAL MARKETS: European Stocks To Edge Down In Consolidation

Wall Street Journal -
LONDON (Dow Jones)--European stocks are expected to open slightly lower Tuesday, with no cues from US markets which were closed for Independence Day and as investors look to consolidate gains following the recent strong run.

Jeter didn't pick perfect time to return -
Jon Paul Morosi is a national MLB writer for He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Japan's reconstruction minister resigns after offending tsunami victims

The Guardian -
Ryu Matsumoto was filmed criticising the governor of tsunami-hit region and saying the government would not help the north-west unless local leaders came to a consensus over reconstruction.

'Israel taking advantage of Greece's economic situation'

Jerusalem Post -
After 'Tahrir' ship intercepted by Greek coast guard, Jewish-Canadian activist says Athens operating in Israel's favor as a result of economic pressure from J'lem due to Greece's current financial crisis.

Gaddafi forces 'intercept arms from Qatar' -
Libyan officials are claiming to have intercepted two boats carrying a cache of weapons from Qatar, reportedly intended for rebels fighting forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

Q+A-How will Thai election outcome affect listed companies?

Reuters -
BANGKOK, July 5 (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition Puea Thai Party scored a landslide election victory on Sunday and the scale of its win suggests there could be some respite in a six-year political crisis.

Syrian Rebels Reveal Regime Demands

Sky News -
A Syrian opposition leader has told Sky News that there will be no negotiations with the Assad regime, unless the deadly crackdown on protesters comes to an end.

Romney sticks to recession criticism of Obama

Boston Globe -
AMHERST, NH - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday stood by his previous comment that President Obama had made the recession worse.

Obama thanks troops at July 4 party on South Lawn

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Telling US troops that "America is proud of all of you," President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July holiday by hosting a barbecue and concert for military members and families on the South Lawn of the White House.

Is body found in creek missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer? -
INDIANAPOLIS - Investigators looking for missing Indiana college student Lauren Spierer have been called in after the badly decomposed body of a woman was found in a creek.

Asia Stocks Swing Between Gain, Losses as Moody's Questions China Bad Debt

Bloomberg -
Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Ltd. in Beijing. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Fan Cheuk Wan, ...

Oil hovers below $95 amid stronger US dollar

The Associated Press -
SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices hovered below $95 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as a stronger US dollar made crude more expensive for investors with other currencies.

Anonymous hacker group hits Apple, publishes data

Reuters -
SAN FRANCISCO, July 4 (Reuters) - The Internet vigilante hacker group Anonymous claimed to have broken into an Apple Inc (AAPL.O) server and published a small number of usernames and passwords for one of the US technology company's websites.

GPS system aims to make flying easier

Detroit Free Press -
Air-traffic controller Karl Haynes Jr. watches radar screens at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Radar, a leap forward for air-traffic control in the '50s, is still the basis of technology guiding planes today.

US Secret Service to probe Obama death hoax on Twitter

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 5, 2011 3:00 AM EDT A group of cyber criminals hacked the Fox News' Twitter account, which has over thirty thousand followers, on Monday, and tweeted a series of disturbing messages claiming that Barack Obama was dead.

TouchPad heads to UK on July 15, starts at £399 -
Head's up England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: The HP TouchPad cometh. You've got just over two weeks before the inagural webOS tablet lands, as it's due in the British Isles on July 15.

Baidu Teams up with Bing to Offer English-language Search Service

Business Insider -
Baidu, the largest search engine which claims over 83.6% of Chinese search market share, announced this Monday that the company had struck a deal to team up with Microsoft's search offering Bing in an effort to speed up Baidu's overseas expansion pace.

Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

News On 6 -
AP National News Video More>> By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable.

'Transformers 3' Sparks Fourth-of-July Fireworks! -
Setting a new 4th-of-July box office record, Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon has set a blistering pace earning $181.125 million in N. America since its debut last Tuesday night at 9pm.

Prince William, Catherine visit Northwest Territories on Canadian tour

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Prince William and his wife Catherine will make the northernmost stops of their Canadian tour Tuesday when they visit sites in the Northwest Territories.

Weston Cage's Apartment -- Blood Everywhere -
There was blood everywhere in the apartment where Weston Cage and Nikki Williams got into a battle royal early Sunday ... and the crib was trashed -- sources familiar with the case tell TMZ.

Novak Djokovic: The new king of tennis

Detroit Free Press -
As expected, Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic rose to No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time Monday. It's the first time in nearly 71/2 years that a man other than Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer is ranked No.

Key players in Clemens trial -
Though the charges might be similar, there are several major differences between the trials of Barry Bonds and Clemens. Chief among them is the cooperation of the respective personal trainers who allegedly supplied the performance-enhancing drugs.

Angels 5, Tigers 1

Los Angeles Times -
Torii Hunter returned to the lineup with a solo home run in the first inning to spark the host Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

UCSF, Stanford autism study shows surprises

San Francisco Chronicle -
San Francisco -- Environmental factors play a more important role in causing autism than previously assumed and, surprisingly, an even larger role than genetics, according to a new study out of UCSF and Stanford that could force a dramatic swing in the ...

Anger as Indian minister calls homosexuality 'disease'

NEW DELHI - Indian gay rights activists voiced shock and outrage Tuesday over public comments by the health minister who said that homosexuality was a "disease" brought to the country by foreigners.

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