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Congressional Leaders Reach Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling

9&10 News -
Last night, President Obama announced republican and democrat leaders reached a compromise to raise the debt ceiling. Over the next 48 hours, the House and Senate will start voting on the deal.
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North Korea keen to see nuclear disarmament talks resume 'soon'

The Guardian -
AP An unexploded North Korean shell on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea: Tensions between the two countries reached a peak last November when the North bombarded the island.

Syrian troops shell defiant city of Hama

The Associated Press -
BEIRUT (AP) - Activists say Syrian troops are shelling the flashpoint city of Hama for a second day in a fierce assault aimed at crushing dissent as Muslims begin their month of fasting.

'Smurfs,' 'Cowboys & Aliens' tie at box office

Los Angeles Times -
Tra-la-la-la-la-la - the animated little blue guys overcome projections, equaling the western / sci-fi mash-up's $36.2-million opening weekend.

BOURN GIVES BRAVES SPEED THEY NEED | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-08-01

Philadelphia Daily News -
WHILE OTHER NL contenders beefed up for playoff runs, the Atlanta Braves seemed to keep missing out on players who could have boosted their hopes.

European Stocks Rally as US Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Debt

BusinessWeek -
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks jumped after President Barack Obama said US lawmakers have reached agreement on raising the nation's debt limit to avoid a default.

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Libyan rebels battle Khadafy loyalists in ranks

Boston Globe -
Libyans rallied in Benghazi yesterday in the name of a rebel military leader who was mysteriously killed last week. (Sergey Ponomarev/ Associated Press) By Rami Al-Shaheibi Associated Press / August 1, 2011 BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan rebel leaders said ...

Guyana airport was being upgraded | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-01

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Landing systems were being put in when a jet crashed, but not all were operating yet. By Bert Wilkinson Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The airport where a Caribbean Airlines jet skidded off a rain-slicked runway in Guyana and broke apart was ...

Muslims in Kerala begin Ramadan fasting

Hindustan Times -
PTI Muslims in Kerala on Monday began month-long fasting and prayers with the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan of the Islamic calendar.

China Blames Extremists for Xinjiang Attack

Wall Street Journal -
BEIJING—China blamed Muslim extremists for a deadly attack on Sunday in its northwestern Xinjiang region, saying the assailants' leaders were trained in camps in Pakistan.

Suspect in Riverview slaying arrested -
The mother of a high school senior killed at a Friday-night dance party said she is somewhat relieved the man authorities say killed her daughter is behind bars.

Texas trial resumes for polygamist sect leader

Sacramento Bee -
AP SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is back in court, three days after threatening that God would strike down all involved should his trial continue.

Ruble Rallies First Day in Four Versus Dollar on U.S. Debt Deal

Bloomberg -
The ruble strengthened for the first day in four against the dollar after US President Barack Obama said Congressional leaders reached an agreement to raise America's debt ceiling, spurring confidence in ...

Gap weaves fabric of LA into 1969 jeans campaign

Los Angeles Times -
The apparel giant, which last year opened a creative design office in a gritty section of downtown Los Angeles near the fashion district, is making its LA vibe a central part of a global marketing effort.

Oil Climbs in New York as U.S. Senate Leader Close to Deal on Debt Ceiling

Bloomberg -
Oil advanced from a two-week low in New York after President Barack Obama said leaders of both parties in the US House and Senate approved a deal to raise the nation's debt ...

Europe factory sector almost stalls, Asia slows

Reuters -
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's factory activity slowed down in July and by one measure contracted as manufacturing across much of Asia weakened on signs that global demand is losing momentum.

Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

SlashGear -
The latest Flash rival has arrived, and bizarrely it's from Adobe itself. The company has launched Adobe Edge, currently in pre-beta, blending HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and more to create online animations and interactive gadgets.

Police charge Scottish teen over Soca attack

Register -
UK police have charged an 18 year-old with hacking the Serious Organised Crime Agency's (Soca) website as part of an ongoing investigation into the infamous LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist crews.

PS Vita due October 28 tips Blockbuster flyer

SlashGear -
An “upcoming releases” flyer for the UK arm of retailer Blockbuster has seemingly confirmed the release date of the PlayStation Vita, Sony's upcoming replacement to the PSP.

"True Blood" recap 4x6: Into the woods

Salon -
This week, "True Blood" uses Sookie and Eric's sensual Aryan lovemaking to bookend the episode, which can only mean one thing: It's all going to be downhill from here, folks.

Brangelina set up home in Richmond-on-Thames

Times of India -
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have set up home in Richmond-on-Thames, London, which is home to many of Hollywood's A-Listers. The owner of the house is known for providing one of the most discreet residences to be used by actors while filming at nearby ...

Britney Spears brings the pop | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-01

Philadelphia Inquirer -
The snap, though, was lacking in the dance routines. The fans didn't seem to mind. By Sam Adams There have been moments, sometimes lasting years, when Britney Spears has seemed like an accessory to her own career - the public face of a vast army of ...

Nick Lachey: Newlywed Life Is 'Comfortable and Happy'

People Magazine -
"It's actually two weeks today, our anniversary," he told PEOPLE on Saturday of his July 15 nuptials. "Boy, I should get some flowers on the way home!

Report: Jets re-sign CB Antonio Cromartie

USA Today -
The Jets may have filled an important gap in their secondary as the final impact free agents come to terms across the league. ESPNNewYork.

Denver's Furniture Row Racing, Smith finish third at Brickyard

Denver Post -
AP Regan Smith, left, congratulates Paul Menard, who won the Brickyard 400 for his first Sprint Cup victory. Smith, of Denver's Furniture Row Racing, finished third Sunday.

NFL NOTES Burress spurns 49ers for Jets

San Francisco Chronicle -
Stuck in prison, his NFL career derailed, Plaxico Burress insisted he'd be back one day. The Jets are giving him that second chance.

Rookie Rallies Into Playoff for First Tour Win

New York Times -
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Scott Stallings would not give up Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic. Not when he bogeyed four holes on the front nine to fall five strokes behind the leaders.

Throwing in their lot with Bedard

Boston Globe -
CHICAGO - If back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins agrees with the Red Sox' thinking that it's best to shut Clay Buchholz down for the remainder of the season after he examines him today in Los Angeles, then yesterday's acquisition, ...

Are We Prepared as World Population is Set to Breach 7 Billion Soon?

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 31, 2011 2:56 AM EDT The world population is expected to breach seven billion this year, which is more than twice the number of people lived on the earth just 50 years ago, according to recent projections by the United ...

Antibody discovered to fight A types of Flu

Xinhua -
BEIJING, August 1 (Xinhuanet) -- The first antibody which can fight all types of the influenza A virus has been discovered, according to American researchers.

Rapid, cheap HIV test finds success as first of its kind tested in the field

Washington Post -
The first field trial for a “lab on a chip” accurately detected both HIV and syphilis among a Rwandan population, researchers reported Sunday.

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