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Romney Silent Over Debt Talks

Wall Street Journal -
Republican presidential candidates have used the debate over raising the nation's borrowing limit to score points with conservative voters and insert their views into Washington's thorniest political dispute.
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Ex-British prime minister 'shocked' by new hacking claims

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff London (CNN) -- The scandal that brought down Britain's biggest Sunday newspaper widened Monday with allegations that journalists from other News International papers improperly obtained personal information about former Prime ...

Seized gunpowder explodes killing 12 at Cypriot naval base

The Independent -
A huge explosion ripped through a naval base in Cyprus early yesterday as a fire ignited a seized Iranian weapons cache, killing at least 12 people including the head of the navy.

Overheard: Socially Active

Wall Street Journal -
Talk about hitting two birds with one stone: Besides Facebook, Twitter is another social-media site threatened by Google+. Users of Google's new social network have found it is essentially a "Twitterbook" hybrid.

Eurozone pledges new steps to help Greece

Reuters -
BRUSSELS, July 11 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers promised cheaper loans, longer maturities and a more flexible rescue fund on Monday to help Greece and other EU debtors in a bid to stop financial contagion ...

Clinton Says Syria's Assad 'Not Indispensable'

Voice of America -
July 11, 2011 Clinton Says Syria's Assad 'Not Indispensable' David Gollust | State Department Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sharpened US criticism of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after pro-government mob attacks Monday on the US and ...

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Sunken Russian boat was overloaded, in need of repairs

Los Angeles Times -
Fifty-eight of 208 people on board are confirmed dead; many are still missing. The riverboat Bulgaria was not licensed to carry passengers and was operating without its left engine, an official says.

French proposal would see Gadhafi remain in Libya

Globe and Mail -
France has offered Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi an olive branch, calling for talks between rebels and the regime and suggesting the unpredictable ruler even might be allowed to remain in Tripoli.

Is Sarah Palin sending mixed messages in her Newsweek article?

Christian Science Monitor -
Sarah Palin's decidedly unpresidential pose on the cover of Newsweek suggests that she has decided not to run, even as she tells the magazine, 'I do believe that I can win.

FBI Details Bulger's Life On The Run

BOSTON -- James "Whitey" Bulger listed his brothers William and Jackie as contacts on safety deposit boxes in Europe, an FBI agent testified in federal court Monday.

First ladies to attend Betty Ford funeral

USA Today -
First lady Michelle Obama will be among those honoring Betty Ford at the former first lady's funeral Tuesday. Obama will be joined by former first ladies Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Rodham Clinton at a ...

Duchess of Cambridge dreams of a slower pace of life after hectic royal tour -
Judging by the subject of her painting, Kate Middleton was looking forward to enjoying a slower pace of life as she and Prince William's hectic North American tour drew to a close.

100-degree heat grips the South, Midwest

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows scattered cloud cover over the Northern Plains and the Upper Great Lakes as a low pressure system moves through southern Canada and associated fronts trail ...

Murdoch Buys Time With BSkyB Review

Bloomberg -
News Corp. (NWSA) bought itself time to weather the furor over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World by pushing UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to refer its bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSY) to regulators.

7-Eleven marks 7/11 with free Slurpees

Detroit Free Press -
Free Slurpee Day 2011: 7-Eleven is giving away free Slurpees today to celebrate its birthday. Fans of the frozen beverage waited in line at a Royal Oak 7-Eleven to get their free 7.11 ounce treat.

Alcoa tempers its results

MarketWatch -
By MarketWatch That's the word the nation's biggest aluminum producer selected to sum up the current business climate. And while Alcoa more than doubled its year-ago quarterly profit, “uneven” also describes its path to higher earnings.

Dunkin' Brands Seeks $460.6 Million in IPO

Bloomberg -
July 11 (Bloomberg) -- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., operator of the Dunkin' Donuts coffee chain, is seeking to raise as much as $460.6 million in its initial public offering, 15 percent more than the company planned in May.

HP Swaps WebOS, PC Execs

PC Magazine -
Hewlett-Packard said it planned to take WebOS "global" by naming Steven DeWitt, the head of HP's PC business in the Americas, to lead the WebOS business.

Apple Seeks to Halt Imports of HTC Flyer Tablet, Droid Phone

Bloomberg -
Apple Inc. (AAPL) filed a patent- infringement complaint against HTC Corp. (2498) at the US International Trade Commission that seeks to block imports of the Taiwanese phonemaker's phones ...

Harper Seven Beckham: David and Victoria name their baby girl

Daily Mail -
After months of speculation, David and Victoria Beckham have announced they have decided to call their little girl Harper Seven Beckham.

People: Mila Kunis accepts sergeant's invitation to Marine Ball

San Jose Mercury News -
From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli to the patriotic duty of Mila Kunis. Kunis -- who as Meg on "Family Guy" couldn't get a school dance date with anyone but the family dog -- has accepted a Marine's YouTube invitation ...

Home run derby finds a new home on Twitter -
PHOENIX -- If you prefer the Home Run Derby to the All-Star game, you're not alone. Indians closer Chris Perez said he was looking to watching the derby almost as much as suiting up for the first time as an All-Star.

Brazil 2-2 United States (3-5 pens)

BBC Sport -
The United States secured their place in the Women's World Cup semi-finals with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over Brazil in Dresden.

Weaver embraces responsibility of All-Star start -
PHOENIX -- From his view in the opposing dugout, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has developed a fine appreciation of Angels ace Jered Weaver.

Players respect Jeter's choice to miss ASG -
PHOENIX -- One day before becoming the 28th member of baseball's 3000-hit club, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced that he would not attend Tuesday's All-Star Game at Chase Field, citing concerns about ...

16-Pound Baby Boy Born in Texas Hospital

ABC News -
Everything really is bigger in Texas. On Friday, Janet Johnson gave birth to a baby boy, who entered the world weighing 16 pounds, more than double the average weight of a newborn.

Neutralizing Sodium's Heart Impact

Wall Street Journal -
A new study suggests that in addition to cutting the amount of sodium in their diets to improve heart health, Americans should also increase consumption of a key mineral found in many fruits and vegetables: potassium.

States given flexibility on insurance exchanges

Los Angeles Times -
The Obama administration moved Monday to ease some requirements on states to help them set up new insurance exchanges in 2014, a key feature of the healthcare law the president signed last year.

Gonorrhea superbug resistant to all antibiotics

Toronto Star -
A superbug strain of gonorrhea that's resistant to all available antibiotics has been discovered in Japan, posing a potential threat to public health worldwide, infectious disease experts say.


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