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Vote delayed on debt bill as default date looms

Reuters -
1 of 9. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington July 28, 2011. By Dave Clarke and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican plan to cut the budget deficit stumbled toward a vote in ...

Soldier suspected of planning Ft. Hood attack

Los Angeles Times -
Naser Jason Abdo, 21, is arrested at a Texas motel after buying gunpowder. A US official says he intended to target a restaurant popular with military personnel.

Libyan rebels' military chief of staff slain

Los Angeles Times -
Questions swirl about the death of Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis, who had defected in February but aroused suspicion of continuing loyalty to Kadafi.

Nintendo: Apple's Latest Prey

Wall Street Journal -
Nintendo will slash the price of its key new 3DS handheld videogame device - a stark admission that the product has failed to take off.

Tiger Annouces Return

The return of Tiger Woods has been highly anticipated, an almost weekly waiting game of will he or won't he. The expectations?

In Norway, Consensus Cuts 2 Ways

New York Times -
Surrounding a statue of former Prime Minister Christian Michelsen, a memorial of flowers and candles was made to honor victims of the attacks.

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Fatal Floods Hit South Korea

Wall Street Journal -
DELUGED: Policemen tried to move a trapped car on a flooded motorway in Seoul on Wednesday. Torrential rains have created flash floods and landslides across much of South Korea, killing at least 34 people.

Mubarak Trial Carries Many Uncertainties for Nervous Egypt

Voice of America -
July 28, 2011 Mubarak Trial Carries Many Uncertainties for Nervous Egypt Al Pessin | Cairo Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to go on trial August 3 on corruption and murder charges related to his 30-year tenure and the crackdown on ...

Sarah Payne's mother's phone hacked by News Of The World, it is claimed -
THE News of the World hacked a phone belonging to Sarah Payne's mother - which was given to her by then editor Rebekah Brooks, it was claimed yesterday.

Strauss-Kahn Accuser Offers Thanks

Wall Street Journal -
The hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault appeared Thursday with about two-dozen religious and community leaders in Brooklyn, where she thanked supporters and spoke of her troubles since she became the ...

Gulf Oil Producers Shut In Output Ahead Of Storm

Wall Street Journal -
Some of the largest oil and gas producers in the US Gulf of Mexico on Thursday began shutting down energy production in the area as a precaution against oncoming Tropical Storm Don, which is churning through the western Gulf on a course for the Texas ...

Hospital Trip For Christie

Wall Street Journal -
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was briefly hospitalized Thursday after he had difficulty breathing but said medical tests showed nothing abnormal.

Texans agree to long-term deal with Joseph

Houston Chronicle -
Now that cornerback Johnathan Joseph has agreed to a five-year contract worth $48.75 million, including $23.5 million guaranteed and a $12.5 million signing bonus, the Texans have turned their attention to safety Danieal Manning.

How the debt-ceiling crisis could affect ordinary Americans

Los Angeles Times -
A US debt default could weigh on people's financial lives in several ways, such as boosting interest rates on loans and denting already fragile retirement accounts if the stock market continues to tumble.

Android Hits 39% Smartphone Share, iOS at 28%: Nielsen

eWeek -
Google's Android platform led the way in June with a 39 percent market share, while Apple's iPhone followed with 28 percent, said Nielsen.

Motorola product delays, tablet price to hurt third quarter

Reuters -
A Motorola Xoom tablet is displayed during the first day of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2011.

Box office preview: 'Cowboys & Aliens' takes aim at 'The Smurfs' invasion

Entertainment Weekly -
With the debt ceiling crisis still looming, this could be the final weekend before the entire American economy collapses in an explosion so magnificent that Michael Bay wouldn't cut away from it for two whole seconds.

'Big Brother' recap: Singled Out

Entertainment Weekly -
Break out the Ouzo! Not in celebration of the fact that poor Dominic was evicted, but because, watching Thursday night's Big Brother, I could have sworn the housemate was Greek.

Lady Gaga Hollywood Block Party: Perform 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Christian Post -
Lady Gaga will still perform on an outdoor stage for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night in Hollywood, regardless of the chaos caused by the impromptu block party the area saw the night before.

Patriots trade for Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco

Los Angeles Times -
Haynesworth is a two-time All-Pro defensive tackle but was a bust in Washington; Ochocinco was Cincinnati's career leader in several receiving categories.

Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu found dead | Baseball notebook

The Seattle Times -
Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead Thursday, an apparent suicide in the suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes. Los Angeles County coroner's... By The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. LOS ANGELES - Former Yankees ...

With These Two Additions, Patriots Certainly Won't Be A Boring Bunch

Hartford Courant -
When the NFL owners and players finally, mercifully, agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement to end a fourth-month lockout, everyone promised the ensuing free-agent period would bring a chaotic stretch of signings and deals.

Big Ten foes deal with aftermath of Ohio State mess -
CHICAGO -- Luke Fickell knows the NCAA Manual, which is a great place to start in the Big Ten's makeover. "I take the test like every assistant, like every head coach," said the new face on a bad situation.

Wandy Rodriguez: Rodriguez holds Cards down -
Wandy Rodriguez showcased his stuff for potentially interested parties Thursday, allowing just three runs - one earned - on five hits and six walks over seven innings in a 5-3 win over the Cardinals.

What to do with a $100 billion space station... -
Backdropped by rugged Earth terrain, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation.

Report on Dead Polar Bears Gets a Biologist Suspended

New York Times -
The federal government has suspended a wildlife biologist whose sightings of dead polar bears in Arctic waters became a rallying point for campaigners seeking to blunt the impact of global warming.

Rare Dinosaur Fossil Found Complete in Alaska

International Business Times -
Scientists in Alaska have discovered the most complete leftovers of rare dinosaur fossil ever found in North American excavation history.

Tylenol Lowers Dosage; Flu Super-Antibody Discovered

FOX 21 Online -
FOCUS ON HEALTH - Johnson and Johnson is lowering the maximum daily dose of Extra Strength Tylenol to help people lower the risk of accidental overdose.

Screening has little impact on breast cancer deaths: study

Reuters -
A doctor exams mammograms, a special type of X-ray of the breasts, which is used to detect tumours as part of a regular cancer prevention medical check-up at a clinic in Nice, south eastern France January 4, 2008.

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