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Late Attempt at Debt-Limit Deal to Avert Default

Fox News -
| AP House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, July 30, 2011.
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In Kabul, Mullen Promotes US Withdrawal

New York Times -
KABUL - The United States' highest-ranking military officer, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said Sunday that President Obama's order to begin withdrawing the 33000 additional American “surge” troops, beginning this summer, ...

Teachers protest No Child Left Behind

San Francisco Chronicle -
Teachers march past the White House and a rally against Syrian President Bashar Assad during their protest against standardized testing.

Royal wedding couple leave church -
Newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall leave church a married couple. They are followed by the Queen and other leading Royals. The groom arrived with his rugby mates and chewed gum outside the church.

Cleveland Indians acquire Ubaldo Jimenez from Colorado Rockies -
Ubaldo Jimenez is on the move a day before Sunday's Major League Baseball trade deadline. The Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians on Saturday announced a trade for the righthander.

Norway massacre: the real Anders Behring Breivik -
Former friends and neighbours in Oslo talk about growing up with the boy who became a mass murderer. By Robert Mendick Even as he languishes in solitary confinement in a prison that fittingly was once a Nazi concentration camp, Anders Behring Breivik ...

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Caribbean Airlines Crash: Jet Cracks in Half During Landing

Christian Post -
Caribbean Airlines flight 523 traveling from New York split in two as it crash-landed in Guyana on Saturday. The Boeing 737 overshot the rainy runway and slid into a chain-link fence, which caused the ...

Libyan rebels confirm Younes arrest warrant

Xinhua -
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhuanet) -- The Libyan National Transitional Council has confirmed that it had issued a warrant for the arrest of its top general.

'Syrian forces kill at least 24 in tank assault on Hama'

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS "Tanks attacking from four directions. They're firing heavy machine guns randomly and overrunning makeshift road blocks," doctor says.

FBI offers $25000 reward in case of Missing NH girl

Reuters -
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday offered a $25000 reward for information leading to the location of a missing 11-year-old New Hampshire girl last seen nearly a week ago, and the arrest of anyone responsible for her ...

400 attend roller rink shooting victims' funeral

Watertown Daily Times -
A man holds a portrait of one of the shooting victims by one of four hearses after services in Barling, Ark. on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Suspect Killed After Stabbing LA Officer in Church

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| AP Los Angeles - Police say a man just released from Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles jumped out of a moving ambulance, hid out in a church, then stabbed a police officer before police shot and killed him.

Raids on Northern California pot farms yield 101 arrests

Los Angeles Times -
More than 460000 marijuana plants in and near the Mendocino National Forest are destroyed. The proliferation of such growing operations is destroying ecosystems and scaring hikers away, an official says.

Police: 4 shot after George Clinton concert

Sacramento Bee -
AP CLEVELAND -- Police say four people were shot after a concert in a Cleveland park that was headlined by funk music performer George Clinton.

Could Apple pull a JP Morgan and bail out the US government?

Los Angeles Times -
Apple Inc. may not have more money than God. But it's got more cash than Uncle Sam. As the government struggled to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the US Treasury's cash balance fell to $74 billion this week.

S&P 500 Posts Biggest Drop Since July 2010

Bloomberg -
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2011. Photographer: Richard Drew/AP US stocks fell five straight days, driving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to its ...

Google Acquires 1000 IBM Patents

InformationWeek -
Search giant is tight-lipped about the purpose of the transaction, but the filings cover everything from chips to databases. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Google has purchased more than 1000 patents from IBM in an effort to build up its ...

Can Microsoft Make You 'Bing'?

New York Times -
The team behind Microsoft's Bing search engine includes, from left, Qi Lu, Brian MacDonald, Harry Shum and Yusuf Mehdi. MIKE NICHOLS has a poster on his office wall.

The Kings of Leon concert in Dallas, TX ended early last night after lead singer Caleb Followill left the stage "to vomit" ... and never returned. Caleb complained of the heat and said he was going backstage to vomit and drink a beer.

Comedian Jerry Lewis Thinks American Idol Is Super-Sized Garbage

E! Online -
Comedian Jerry Lewis took to the stage during the Television Critics Association press tour and, instead of dishing about his Encore special The Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, he spent his time dissing American Idol.

Hugh Hefner: 'I have sex on a weekly basis' -
Hugh Hefner, 85, says he has a more active sex life than his ex-fiance claimed. Hugh Hefner's not about to take an insult lying down!

Cowboys & Aliens Edged by Smurfs at Friday Box Office

TheHDRoom -
Cowboys & Aliens behind stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde underachieved at the box office Friday, opening the door for blue CGI-animated munchkins to challenge for box office bragging rights.

Manning deal is done

Boston Globe -
AP / July 31, 2011 Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp, but he still hasn't been cleared to practice.

Record-setting night for Yanks in sweep

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader -
AP NEW YORK - Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and the New York Yankees broke loose for 12 runs in the first inning Saturday night, setting a franchise record en route to a 17-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles that completed a painfully embarrassing sweep of ...

Weekend of racing attempts to bring fans back

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette -
FORT WAYNE - Scott Pruett first came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 22 years ago, when the sheer weight of humanity on one stuffed day in May was a live and visceral thing.

Howard lifts Phils over Pirates; Pence makes Philly debut

Los Angeles Times -
Hunter Pence made his Philadelphia debut on Saturday, but it was an old stalwart who led the team to victory. Ryan Howard went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles, three RBI and a walk to help the Phillies take a 7-4 win over the Pirates.

Upton, D-Backs use big sixth inning to beat Dodgers

Los Angeles Times -
Justin Upton hit the go-ahead three-run double to highlight a big sixth inning, sending Arizona to a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Prep work to put Atlantis on display begins

USA Today -
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With space shuttle Atlantis back home at the Kennedy Space Center, work begins to prepare the orbiter for its starring role as the centerpiece of a massive new exhibit at the adjacent visitor ...

Feds may be muzzling scientist over Arctic research

Summit County Citizens Voice -
By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY - Last summer's Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico clearly showed the conflict between science, energy policy and politics, and the looming battle over drilling in Arctic waters will be no ...

Muscle Building May Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

SmartAboutHealth -
A new study by medical researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that increasing muscle mass may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

FDA urged to rethink approval of medical devices

Los Angeles Times -
A review requested by the agency calls for a new system for evaluating and approving many high-risk medical devices before they reach the market.


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