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Carmageddon: Hours before closure, freeway is 'eerily' empty

Los Angeles Times -
As crews prepared to close onramps, the few drivers who braved the 405 Freeway said it was the 'quickest Friday commute ever.' Officials have planned for the worst but expect it to go 'very, very smoothly.
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Obama eyes more deficit talks with no deal in sight

Reuters -
President Obama conducts a meeting with congressional leadership on deficit reduction in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 14, 2011.

Open up for grabs as massive pack still eye glory

Reuters -
1 of 4. Dustin Johnson of the US tees off on the 16th hole during the second round of the British Open golf championship at Royal St George's in Sandwich, southern England July 15, 2011.

Beyonce Sends Shuttle Astronauts Surprise Wakeup Call -
HOUSTON - As the space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts prepare for another day of heavy lifting today (July 16), the spaceflyers were treated to a special wakeup message from hit R&B artist Beyonce Knowles, ...

Facebook to Wither Away Under Google+ Assault? Not Yet

International Business Times -
Finally, after the mega failure of Google Wave and Google Buzz , Google may have hit the bull's eye with Google+ in social networking 'circles' by smartly integrating Facebook and Twitter with additional ...

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Gadhafi rejects international recognition of rebels

Ha'aretz -
40 countries and international organizations recognize rebel council as legitimate representative of Libyan people; Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi calls on nation to 'tramp this silly recognition under your feet' on state television.

Chavez Chooses Cuba Over Brazil for Chemotherapy Cancer Fight

Bloomberg -
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he'll fly to Cuba today for a second stage of treatment involving chemotherapy as he fights cancer in what he has called the “battle of my life.

Security forces kill 27 Syrian protesters

San Francisco Chronicle -

Casey Anthony trial reveals disturbing truths

Indianapolis Star -
Acquitted of murdering her daughter, Casey Anthony was smiling before the start of her July 7 sentencing hearing on charges of lying to police.

Murder Suspect Levi Aron Used to Beat Ex-wife

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 16, 2011 2:05 AM EDT Levi Aron, the alleged killer of the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky, had his ex-wife so scared of him, that in 2006, she had asked Memphis authorities for protection from him.

Stress Assessments at European Banks Also Test Credibility: View

Bloomberg -
By the Editors Fri Jul 15 22:08:21 GMT 2011 Comments The European bank stress-test results are in, and the good news is that, of 90 lenders reviewed, only eight failed: five in Spain, two in Greece and one in Austria.

Investors react to earnings, prompt late rally -
Investors were bullish on Google and other stocks after strong earnings reports prompted Wall Street traders to shrug off fears of a looming debt crisis.

ITC says HTC violating two of Apple's patents

Apple scored a legal victory today when the US International Trade Commission made an initial ruling that HTC had violated two of its patents.

Google: 6 billion installed apps on Android

TechSpot -
By Emil Protalinski, During Google's second quarter earnings call yesterday, the company announced it has now seen 6 billion apps installed on Android.

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony call it quits

Torrington Register Citizen -
AP Music Writer NEW YORK - With three failed marriages between them, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally seemed to find true love together when they married seven years ago.

Where did Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo marry Friday?

USA Today -
On music/airline mogul Richard Branson's private island in the British West Indies in the Caribbean, according to US magazine.

Justin Timberlake Also Accepts Marine Ball Invite

People Magazine -
"I'll tell you what: I accept," he told reporters of Kelsey De Santis's request that he accompany her to the Washington, DC ball.

Deal almost done

Boston Globe -
After two days of furious negotiations in New York, NFL owners and players went from stalemate to the brink of a new labor deal that will bring peace for at least the next seven years, sources on both sides said last night.

A hit or miss theme

Boston Herald -
LOUDON, NH - Kyle Busch came to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June 2008 as the Sprint Cup Chase points leader and generally recognized as NASCAR's best driver.

Solomon: Ex-Red Raider Karstens has Astros' number

Houston Chronicle -
In three starts against the Astros since June 14, Jeff Karstens has given up only one run in 22 2⁄3 innings. Maybe the Astros were thinking: "Bring on Jeff Karstens.

Chicago 8, Detroit 2: Justin Verlander gets Dunn-in

Detroit Free Press -
Tigers starter Justin Verlander confers with catcher Alex Avila on the mound during the fateful third inning Friday night. / KIRTHMON F. DOZIER/Detroit Free Press Justin Verlander (12-5) gave up five runs over six innings, including four ...

Dawn spacecraft to study origins of Earth

San Francisco Chronicle -
A spacecraft from California named Dawn will begin a yearlong visit to the brightest asteroid in the distant sky this weekend to study how Earth and its closest planets formed more than 4 billion years ago.

Group funds Lake Ontario shipwreck survey

The Morning Journal -
VERMILION - Volunteers associated with the Great Lakes Historical Society collaborated in the discovery of a 158-year-old ship that sunk to the bottom of Lake Ontario near Rochester, NY, in 1906.

Threatened snow leopards found in Afghanistan

USA Today -
BANGKOK (AP) - A healthy population of snow leopards, elusive big cats threatened across the mountain ranges of Central Asia, has been found in one of the few peaceful areas of Afghanistan, a wildlife group said.

Binge drinking 'can damage memory skills' in teen girls

BBC News -
Teenagers - especially girls - who binge drink could be damaging the part of their brain which controls memory and spatial awareness, say Californian researchers.

WHO Has Growing Fear Of Disease Outbreaks In Horn Of Africa

Voice of America -
July 15, 2011 WHO Has Growing Fear Of Disease Outbreaks In Horn Of Africa Lisa Schlein | Geneva The World Health Organization is warning of an increased risk of disease outbreaks in the Horn of Africa.


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