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Capped BP Gulf well under scrutiny, Obama cautious

Reuters - Kristen Hays, Ross Colvin - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - BP Plc's (BP.N) (BP.L) stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well showed no signs of leaking on Friday, but officials intensified oversight after a critical test showed pressure barely ...
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Washington, DC, area shook up by minor earthquake

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Karen Mahabir, Jessica Gresko - ‎30 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Washington, DC-area residents are used to politicians being the region's movers and shakers, so it was a surprise when a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday.
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New Australian PM to call for elections

CNN - John Raedler - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the media at the Lowy Institute on July 6 in Sydney. (CNN) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was expected on Saturday to call for a national election, according to her ...
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Mel & Oksana: Why Their Custody Battle Went Nuclear

People Magazine - Ken Lee - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two months ago, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva both sat down in a downtown Los Angeles law office and signed a private contract guaranteeing that her taped conversations of him, made in February, would never see the light of day.

Apple Goes on the Offensive

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎55 minutes ago‎
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Many expected a mea culpa from Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive. Instead, he turned the iPhone 4's antenna problems into a marketing event on Friday.

Rays reflect on Steinbrenner's legacy

MLB.com - Adam Berry - ‎59 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Friday was certainly an emotional day in Yankee Stadium, as it marked the first game played there following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard, but manager Joe Maddon and the Rays focused on going ...

Lawyer: Lohan staying at substance abuse facility

The Associated Press - Linda Deutsch - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan has moved to a substance abuse facility and signed legal papers hiring celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro to represent her as she prepares to head to jail for violating probation in a 2007 drug case.

BRITISH OPEN: On the second day, St. Andrews blows them away

Los Angeles Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Unheralded Louis Oosthuizen weathers the early part of the day for a 67, but most can't handle later winds, including Rory McIlroy, who blows up to an 80.

West Virginia Governor Picks Ex-General Counsel to Succeed Byrd

New York Times - Bernie Becker - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - West Virginia's governor, Joe Manchin III, announced on Friday that he had chosen Carte P. Goodwin, his former general counsel, to temporarily fill the Senate seat long held by Robert C. Byrd.

SEC Split Over Goldman Deal

Wall Street Journal - Kara Scannell, Susanne Craig - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Securities and Exchange Commission split in its decision to settle its landmark lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, The Wall Street Journal has learned, in a dispute over the agency's move to levy a $550 million fine ...

Congress acts, but bank bill has work ahead

The Associated Press - Jim Kuhnhenn - ‎16 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - In the end, it's only a beginning. The far-reaching new banking and consumer protection bill that President Barack Obama intends to sign on Wednesday now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats.

US bank results portend investment bank woes

Reuters - Maria Aspan, Gary Hill - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) - It was a quarter that left investment banking businesses, the once-vaunted profit engines of Wall Street, sputtering.

Keyboards, sizes, weights all significantly differ between Droid smartphones

NetworkWorld.com - Brad Reed - ‎3 hours ago‎
Although Motorola's brand new Droid X smartphone and the original Droid bear similar names, they are very different devices. After playing around with both devices side-by-side for about a half hour this morning, ...

GOP Candidates in Tightest Races Seize Fund-Raising Edge

Wall Street Journal - Brody Mullins, Eliza Gray - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—Republican candidates for Congress have seized the fund-raising lead from Democrats in the closest House and Senate races.

Christopher Nolan Never Created A 'Bible' For 'Inception'

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian, Josh Horowitz - ‎4 hours ago‎
'You don't want to go back in and change the rule set,' he says of restricting himself with a guidebook. By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz There's a moment early in "Inception" (beware mild spoilers) when Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page ...

Treasury Prices Rise On Weak Consumer Data; Post Weekly Gains

Wall Street Journal - Min Zeng - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Prices of Treasurys rose Friday as a soft consumer-sentiment report added to concerns about the US economic outlook, bolstering demand for safe assets.

Manny out in first inning

ESPN - Tony Jackson - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. LOUIS -- Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez left Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after the top of the first inning with an apparent injury, although there was no immediate word on the nature of the ...

Iran attempts to link US to double suicide bombing that killed 28

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Sunni insurgent group said it carried out a double suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque in southeast Iran to avenge the execution of its leader, as Iranian authorities on Friday said the death toll rose to 27.

Guillen pushing right buttons for White Sox

MLB.com - Scott Merkin - ‎16 minutes ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS -- The unsung hero of the White Sox amazing turnaround in 2010 is the man who stands front and center on a daily basis as the face of the South Siders.

Hotel fire in northern Iraq claims 28 lives

Los Angeles Times - Ned Parker, Raheem Salman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some of the dead at the Soma Hotel in Sulaymaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan, were foreigners. Faulty wiring may have caused the blaze. The hotel also lacked fire escapes, officials say.

Some spectators find, others miss Obamas' trail

Bangor Daily News - Abigail Curtis, Bill Trotter - ‎21 minutes ago‎
BAR HARBOR, Maine - For many people on Mount Desert Island hoping to see the president and his family, the first day of their visit was like a surreal game of hide-and-seek.

EU's Ashton: Israel must open all Gaza border crossings

Ha'aretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
European Union's FM says ahead of three-day visit to the region that the organization has been calling for 'fundamental' changes of policy regarding Gaza blockade.

Google buys Metaweb to improve results for complex search queries

BetaNews - Ed Oswald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google moved to better its search results by acquiring Metaweb, a San Francisco based company that maintains a open database of "things," and their relationships to one another.

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