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Acquittal is a swift ending to Casey Anthony case

Los Angeles Times -
Jurors find the Florida woman not guilty of first-degree murder or aggravated manslaughter in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee, 2. Casey Anthony reacts to the jury's acquittal in the death of her daughter Caylee, 2. (Red Huber, Pool Photo / July 6 ...
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Terrorism suspect secretly held for two months

Los Angeles Times -
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, a Somali, is the first detainee known to have been secretly held by the Obama administration outside the criminal justice system.

Strauss-Kahn Lawyers to Meet With Prosecutors

Wall Street Journal -
Defense lawyers for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn are expected to argue to prosecutors in a meeting set for Wednesday that criminal sexual assault charges against him should be dismissed, ...

Zuckerberg Finds Fans on Google+

New York Times -
Any guesses as to who is the most popular person on Google+, the company's new social networking service? Ashton Kutcher, perhaps?

Gold hovers near 1-1/2-week top after Portugal rating

Reuters -
Gold bars are seen in this picture illustration taken at the Czech National Bank in Prague January 31, 2011. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Spot gold on Wednesday hovered near a 1-1/2-week high hit in the previous session, supported by renewed worries about the ...

Tiger Woods says he isn't healthy enough to play in British Open | Golf

The Seattle Times -
Golfer Tiger Woods said he will skip the British Open - which starts July 14 - because his leg injuries have not fully healed. Tiger Woods won't play in next week's British Open.

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Syrian forces step up clampdown in Hama

Financial Times -
Syrian security forces extended their crackdown on the restive city of Hama on Tuesday in what is fast becoming a crucial test for the regime of president Bashar al-Assad's handling of nationwide protests.

Branson caught up in phone hacking claims

Sydney Morning Herald -
Richard Branson says he's been caught up in phone hacking allegations plaguing the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World. During a visit to Brisbane on Wednesday, the British entrepreneur was asked if he'd been targeted by the UK newspaper.

Weapons prove Iranian role in Iraq, US says

Washington Post -
(Hadi Mizban/ Associated Press ) - People inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Taji, north of Baghdad. By Ed O'Keefe and Joby Warrick, BAGHDAD - Iranian-backed militias in Iraq are using more sophisticated weapons than in the past to target US troops ...

UNSC plans to discuss Palestinian statehood bid in July

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS Open debate on ME set for end of the month; German envoy says "that may be an occasion to explore various options on the Palestinian side.

Obama Summons GOP and Democratic Leaders for Deficit Reduction Talks

New York Times -
President Obama walked to the lectern on Tuesday to speak about efforts in Congress to reduce the federal deficit. By MARK LANDLER and CARL HULSE WASHINGTON - President Obama stepped up pressure on Congressional Republicans on Tuesday to agree to a ...

Pawlenty's Homespun Tale

Wall Street Journal -
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn.—Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty brings a biographical peculiarity to his quest for the White House. Were he to win, he'd be the first president who had never lived outside his home state.

Policy shift in presidential condolence letters

CBS News -
NEW YORK - Most families who lose a loved one in the war zones receive a letter of condolence from the President of the United States.

Day After a Killer's Death, Still Sifting for the Truth

New York Times -
He emerged from prison more than a year ago, a middle-aged career criminal with a seemingly straightforward story about being done wrong.

Finance Minister in Greece Moves From Crisis to Crisis

New York Times -
ATHENS - As he approached the end of another 16-hour workday, Evangelos Venizelos had one question on his mind: Will Europe come up with the money that Greece so desperately needs?

Gas prices aren't likely to drop much more this summer

Los Angeles Times -
They may drift slightly lower, but most of the declines are over, analysts say. The average for a gallon of regular is $3.794 in California, $3.579 nationally.

Crude Oil Trades Near Three-Week High on Forecast Drop in US Stockpiles

Bloomberg -
Oil traded near a three-week high in New York on speculation crude inventories declined for a fifth week in the US, signaling fuel demand may be rising in the world's biggest consumer of the commodity.

Space junkies show up early for the best show on Earth

Houston Chronicle -
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The first diehards arrived a full week in advance, earlier than they had in 30 years, pulling an RV into their favorite spot on a narrow, empty causeway on the Indian River.

Apple gains, RIM loses handset market share

Apple gained and Research In Motion continued to lose market share in handsets while Google's Android software took more share, according to market researcher ComScore.

Verizon: Unlimited Data Officially Ends July 6

Tom's Guide -
Verizon Wireless representative Brenda Raney has reportedly confirmed that the Big Red will officially close its unlimited data doors on July 6, thus kicking off the dreaded tier pricing plans the next day, July 7. Starting Thursday, new customers will ...

People: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe says he had a drinking problem

San Jose Mercury News -
It could have happened. Actor Daniel Radcliffe says in a new interview he had a drinking problem for years while filming the Potter movies but that he has been sober since August.

'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon': More Sequels On The Way? -
Given the spectacular box-office grosses of "Transformers" and its sequel, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (despite being lambasted by critics and audiences), it is not all that surprising that the three-quel, ...

American Artist Who Scribbled a Unique Path

New York Times -
Cy Twombly with his painting "1994 Untitled (Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor)," at the Menil Collection in Houston in 2005.

'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope -
The rumors have been swirling since the day after her shocking "American Idol" exit back in April, but Pia Toscano has officially been signed to Interscope Records.

Matt Kemp will take part in All-Star home run derby

Los Angeles Times -
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who (before Tuesday's games) is tied for the National League lead with 22 home runs and has an NL-best .611 slugging percentage, is one of eight All-Stars who will compete in the 2011 All-Star home run derby, Major League ...

Roger Clemens heads to trial on federal obstruction, lying charges

Los Angeles Times -
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner faces maximum prison sentence of 30 years if convicted of the charges involving his testimony to Congress in 2008 that he never used performance-enhancing drugs.

Astros-Pirates Runs

USA Today -
(AP) Pirates second. Walker flied out to right fielder Pence. Overbay singled to right. Br.Wood homered to center on a 0-0 count, Overbay scored.

Sabathia leads Yanks over Indians

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
AP CLEVELAND - CC Sabathia took out any anger for being snubbed as an All-Star by striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, Curtis Granderson homered twice and Derek Jeter moved closer to 3000 career hits as the New York Yankees roughed ...

Putting Down the Salt Shaker May Not Help Heart

MedPage Today -
Explain that the cardiovascular benefits of salt restriction remain unproven on the basis of currently available evidence. Point out that salt restriction was associated with an increased mortality risk ...

New Study Implicates Environmental Factors in Autism

New York Times -
A new study of twins suggests that environmental factors, including conditions in the womb, may be at least as important as genes in causing autism.


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