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Oslo Suspect Wrote of Fear of Islam and Plan for War

New York Times -
OSLO - The Norwegian man charged Saturday with a pair of attacks in Oslo that killed at least 92 people left behind a detailed manifesto outlining his preparations and calling for a Christian war to defend Europe ...
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U.S. debt talks shift gears

Tucson Citizen -
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders raced Saturday to develop a new strategy for raising the federal debt limit that House Speaker John Boehner told his troops would include an ambitious ...

Making the case for gay marriage

Boston Globe -
The chief of coastal Oregon's Coquille Indian tribe must, I think, be a good man. His name is Ken Tanner, and when a tribes-woman asked for a marriage license to marry her girlfriend on Coquille land in 2008 - Oregon's a no on ...

Amy Winehouse, iconoclastic British singer-songwriter, found dead

Los Angeles Times -
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse won five Grammys in her short career and inspired other young artists. Winehouse performing at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan.

Progress made, NFL players could vote on CBA Monday

Los Angeles Times -
Representatives for the NFL owners and players continued to work together Saturday to try to iron out final hurdles in the collective bargaining agreement with the goal of having the players vote on the proposal by Monday.

Nine space stars who should have gone into orbit -
Christa McAuliffe gets a preview of microgravity on NASA's specially equipped KC-135 "zero gravity" aircraft on Jan. 13, 1986.

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Bullet train crashes in China; at least 35 killed

Los Angeles Times -
Lightning strikes a high-speed train, which loses power and is rear-ended by another train on an elevated track in Wenzhou. The safety of the national network has been called into question after a corruption scandal.

Larijani blames Israel, US for death of Iran physicist

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS Iranian parliament speaker calls drive-by shooting a "US-Zionist terrorist act that targeted one of the elites of Iran," warns US officials to "think well about the consequences of their actions.

Thousands protest in Cairo; attackers injure 100+

Arizona Daily Star -
CAIRO - Groups of men armed with knives and sticks attacked thousands of protesters trying to march to the headquarters of Egypt's military rulers Saturday, setting off fierce street clashes and leaving more than 100 injured, most lightly.

Activists: General strikes observed across Syria

Ha'aretz -
Syrian presidential adviser says that 'map of reforms' will make Syria a country of political pluralism. By DPA Tags: Syria Arab Spring Several Syrian towns observed calls for a general strike yesterday, one day after protests in which at least nine ...

Viewpoint: Attacks strike at Norway's values

BBC News -
Norway awoke this morning to the greatest loss of life it has experienced since World War II. There is a pervasive sense of unreality.

6 dead, 4 injured in Texas roller rink shooting

Reuters -
Police officers stand outside of the Roller World Forum were five people were murdered in Grand Prairie, Texas July 23, 2011. AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire at a family birthday party at a North Texas roller rink late on Saturday, ...

East Coast to get heat relief; other states cook

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
Teresa Smit and Clifford, a 4-year-old Mastiff Labrador mix, cool off by running through a sprinkler, Saturday, July 23, 2011 in New York.

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, Military Chief in 1990s, Dies at 75

New York Times -
Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, the first foreign-born soldier to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Saturday morning at an Army hospital in Washington State of complications after a stroke.

Shooting erupts at Seattle area car show, 12 hurt

The Seattle Times -
Police say 12 people were wounded when shooting erupted at a crowded suburban Seattle parking lot. By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article.

9 reported wounded in house party shooting, fight

Forbes -
AP , 07.24.11, 03:21 AM EDT APOPKA, Fla. -- A suspect fired a handgun after fighting broke out among teenagers attending a birthday party in a central Florida home, leaving nine people wounded, authorities said early Sunday.

Airlines raise fares as U.S. taxes expire | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-24

Philadelphia Inquirer -
AP DALLAS - Instead of giving consumers a temporary price break, airlines are grabbing the benefit of lower federal taxes on travel tickets.

Stock-Index Futures Rise on Growth Prospects; AMD, SanDisk Shares Advance

Bloomberg -
Caterpillar Inc. slid 6.8 percent as the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment reported lower-than-expected profit as demand slowed in China.

Google Says It Rejected $100 Million Java Deal From Sun in Patent Trial

Bloomberg -
Google Inc. rejected an offer by Sun Microsystems Inc to pay $100 million in royalties to use Java in its development of the Android operating system before Sun was acquired by Oracle Corp.

Toshiba Thrive Review

SlashGear -
The Toshiba Thrive isn'ta sexy tablet. It's plump, homely, a little bit awkward, and although smart and supportive, you won't be showing it off much to your buddies.

Comic-Con 2011: First Look of Kristen Stewart as Tough Snow White

AceShowbiz -
Taking a different route from both the classic story and Relativity's 'Snow White', Universal's 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is crafted as a war movie.

Comic-Con fans attend "Cowboys & Aliens" premiere

Denver Post -
Harrison Ford, right, stars in "Cowboys & Aliens" as the iron- fisted Col. Dolarhyde. (Courtesy of Universal Studios and DreamWorks ) SAN DIEGO - A Hollywood-style movie event didn't seem so alien to Comic-Con fans, who waited in line Saturday for the ...

Henry Cavill briefly comments on preparation for "Man of Steel"

Comic Book Movie -
Henry Cavill tells how he's prepared for "Man of Steel" and how "Immortals" has helped with the process. In these quick interview Henry Cavill talks about how preparing for "Immortals" helped with preparation for "Man of Steel".

Amy Winehouse's Final Appearance on Stage Just Days Before her Death (Video)

Hollywood Reporter -
Just a few days before her death, Amy Winehouse got on stage in support of her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield. At the Roundhouse in London on June 20, Winehouse made a surprise appearance, hugging Bromfield and then dancing along as Bromfield sand “Mama ...

Linda Christian, the first Bond girl, dies at 87

USA Today -
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) - Linda Christian, the Hollywood starlet of the 1940s who married heartthrob Tyrone Power and went on to become the first Bond girl, has died.

King Khan Climbs To Top With Knockout Of Judah -
Tim Bradley has been served notice - either get your ass in the ring or concede the top spot to those making noise in the ring. Amir Khan served notice in a big way to the boxing world on Saturday evening at the Mandalay Bay in Las ...

Francona gets 1000th win; Sox down Mariners

Los Angeles Times -
Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run single in the seventh inning Saturday night didn't just score the go-ahead runs for the Red Sox.

Evans seizes Tour control

Boston Globe -
AP / July 24, 2011 GRENOBLE, France - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage yesterday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the more dramatic ...

Nation & world: Blue Jackets sign Vinny Prospal

Detroit Free Press -
NHL: The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Vinny Prospal to a one-year contract. General manager Scott Howson did not disclose terms of the deal.

Furcal caps Dodgers' comeback in ninth

Los Angeles Times -
Rafael Furcal provided the heroics in the ninth with an RBI double to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals in the second of a three-game set.

NASA Picks Rover Destination: Mountain on Mars

New York Times -
The rover will scale a mountain that rises nearly three miles at the center of the Gale Crater and will sample geological layers. By KENNETH CHANG NASA's next Mars rover - the ambitious, beleaguered, delayed Mars Science Laboratory - finally has a ...

Large Hadron Collider results excite scientists

BBC News -
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has picked up tantalising fluctuations which might - or might not - be hints of the sought-after Higgs boson particle.

Hybrid Animal-Human Experiments Face Ethical Concern

The State Column -
Scientific advantages continue to push the limit on experiment, always trying to find the best model. In Britain, the law forbids any experiments involving combining human cells into the great ape family.

Posted: July 24, 2011 - 12:01 am ET -
“The adoption of the Common Rule two decades ago was a landmark event to ensure ethical practices and the safety of those individuals who participate in research,” said Dr.


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