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Gold Set for Weekly Drop as European Leaders Try to Stem Greek Debt Crisis

Bloomberg -
Gold headed for the first weekly drop in three after European leaders agreed on a multibillion- euro rescue package for Greece, curbing contagion concerns, and a record rally prompted sales.
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Obama and Boehner close in on plan with savings of $3 trillion

San Jose Mercury News -
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and the Republican House speaker, John Boehner, once again struggled against resistance from their respective parties Thursday as they tried to shape a sweeping deficit-reduction ...

LAPD exonerates suspect in Bryan Stow beating, source says

Los Angeles Times -
Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of beating baseball fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium and have concluded the suspect they took into custody in May was not responsible, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told ...

Owners pressure players to deal

ATLANTA -- The lockout prevented HBO from having a training camp version of "Hard Knocks," so NFL owners decided Thursday to play "Hard Knocks" with the players, passing a proposed collective bargaining agreement in a 31-0-1 vote.

Atlantis lands to end space shuttle era

Los Angeles Times -
In the faintest glimmer of dawn, Atlantis safely touched down Thursday, ending the flawless final mission of NASA's space shuttle program.

Teardown Of New 13″ MacBook Air Finds Almost No Differences From Old Model

Washington Post -
By, The traditional “splaying of the device” has been performed successfully on the new MacBook Air by the teardown experts and hand models at iFixit.

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Hacking Testimony Is Disputed

Wall Street Journal -
Two former executives broke ranks with News Corp. for the first time on Thursday over whether James Murdoch knew in 2008 that the phone-hacking scandal at the company's now-defunct UK tabloid likely ...

Gaddafi rules out talks with Libya rebels -
Assertion comes as rebels say they have captured one of his important commanders on their way to the town of Zliten. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has ruled out talks with the rebels seeking to end his 41-year-rule.

Somali rebels accuse U.N. of exaggerating drought severity, playing politics

Washington Post -
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali Islamist rebels accused the United Nations on Thursday of exaggerating the severity of the drought gripping the south of the country and of politicizing the humanitarian crisis there.

FM: S China Sea issue to be solved by negotiation

Xinhua -
BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has met with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Gia Khiem on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Pentagon ready to allow gays to serve openly

Washington Post -
By Ed O'Keefe and Craig Whitlock, The Obama administration is expected to announce Friday that the Pentagon is ready to permit gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, allowing President Obama to bring a formal end to the policy of “don't ...

Comic-Con International a Great Place to Spread the Good News

Christian Post -
The San Diego Comic-Con, possibly the largest convention of its kind in the world, has faced criticism for attracting and supporting all that is unwholesome in pop culture and the media.

Express Scripts' Bid for Medco Health Carries Risks

New York Times -
The $29.1 billion cash and stock offer by Express Scripts for Medco Health Solutions is not just one of the largest deals of the year.

Microsoft CFO: 'Uncertainty in Consumer Markets'

Wall Street Journal -
While Microsoft Corp. saw strong demand from business customers in its most recent quarter, broader economic trends are clouding the outlook for its products among consumers, the company's chief financial officer said in an interview.

Half of Google+ Users Come via Google Search, Gmail

eWeek -
Google+ user metrics are out, courtesy of Experian HitWise, which found the social network had 1.8 million visits last week, with more than half the traffic coming from Google.

Lenovo Jumps into Tablet Market: 10 Features They Need to Succeed

eWeek -
News Analysis: Lenovo has showed off two new tablets that look promising. But they will need some important features to become a success in the increasingly crowded tablet market.

As Bad As It Seems Now, Nokia's Future Looks Worse

BusinessWeek -
After revising its earnings estimates downward in May, Nokia on Thursday shared abysmal results for the second quarter. The onetime clear leader of the first smartphone era has tumbled down to what looks like the third spot for ...

Can "Captain America" save the summer of the super hero?

Reuters -
Actor Chris Evans (R) and representatives from Marvel Comics and the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger' ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, July 11, 2011.

Pistons Hire Frank

HoopsWorld -
After a month and a half of searching for a new head coach, the Pistons have reportedly hired Lawrence Frank. A former head coach of the New Jersey Nets who spent last season as an assistant with the Boston Celtics, Frank beat out ...

Tiger Woods' ex-caddie vents

Los Angeles Times -
Steve Williams said he'd been 'incredibly loyal' to the golfer. Golfweek magazine says they parted ways because of Williams' work for golfer Adam Scott.

Rays Find Extra Ounce of Offense to Escape Pitching Duel

New York Times -
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - From CC Sabathia's vacation in the Bahamas to James Shields's sojourn to the All-Star Game in Arizona, there exists plenty of evidence that confirms that they have, in fact, left Yankee Stadium, where on July 10 ...

Tour de France: Andy Schleck makes big move, closes in on yellow jersey

San Jose Mercury News -
AP LE MONETIER-LES-BAINS, France -- After two second-place Tour de France finishes behind the Spanish champion, Andy Schleck all but quashed Alberto Contador's hopes for a three-peat with a bold, long-distance breakaway win in Stage 18 in the Alps on ...

Wilson takes 1-0 loss to Angels on unearned run

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver throws against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif.

Mass Extinction Caused by Deadly 'Earth Burp'

Fox News -
The Northern Calcareous Alps, where scientists found evidence of a giant, killing "burp" of methane emitted hundreds of millions of years ago.

Race to the moon heats up for private firms

Salt Lake Tribune -
Now that the last space shuttle has landed back on Earth, a new generation of space entrepreneurs would like to whip up excitement about the prospect of returning to the moon.

Animals with human DNA

BBC News -
It was one of the great comedy sketch moments from Not the Nine O'Clock News. Mel Smith is a scientist on a talk-show, sitting next to a gorilla (Rowan Atkinson in a costume) and begins explaining how he has taught him to speak.

Alzheimer's debate: Should you test if you can't treat it?

Salt Lake Tribune -
Paris • Picture yourself in Barbara Lesher's shoes: 54 years old and fearing you are developing Alzheimer's disease. "I don't remember if I had a bath," said Lesher, who lives north of Harrisburg, Pa.

Ozarks Hospitals Support Annual Mammograms Over 40 -
(Springfield, MO) -- CoxHealth and St. John's say annual mammograms are the smart thing for women 40 and older. This comes in response to the same recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


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