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Recession fears pound stocks

Boston Globe -
A trader worked the New York Stock Exchange floor. Yesterday's trading session was the eighth in nine that stocks have fallen.
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Does Flowing Salty Water Sustain Life Beneath Mars Surface?

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | August 5, 2011 2:43 AM EDT Can life exist on Mars? The latest discovery of new evidence of liquid water on the red planet once again brings up a ray of hope.

Compromise on FAA funding too late for Colorado airports -
An Allegiant Air jet sits on the tarmac at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. (Reporter-Herald file photo) A political impasse that caused a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration may have ...

At least four killed following Ramadan prayers in Syria

Jerusalem Post -
Armed forces shoot down protesters in uprising in southern Syria, Damascus suburb; Clinton: Assad gov't responsible for at least 2000 deaths; US analysts: Assad unlikely to deploy Palestinians to Israel's borders in ...

Tiger Woods makes a solid return at Bridgestone

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Amy Sancetta / AP Tiger Woods and new caddie Bryon Bell stroll the Firestone Country Club course on their way to a 68. Tiger Woods said his left knee felt as strong as he thought it was.

Jersey Shore Recap: Premiere Reveals Surprise Hookups...and Lots of Tongue

E! Online -
Ashley: Disney Darling Plus, Emma Stone, Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell. Rate today's highs & lows! Did you know you can grab smokin' hot E! Online news, review and gossip through our RSS service?

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House voting for Thailand's new prime minister

Thai News Agency MCOT -
BANGKOK, Aug 5 - Thailand's House of Representatives on Friday morning began a roll call vote for the country's 28th prime minister with Yingluck Shinawatra, a top-party list Pheu Thai MP and sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin, certain to become ...

Major Libyan Rebel Group Seeks Shake-Up in Ranks

New York Times -
BENGHAZI, Libya - Rebel leaders, still reeling from the assassination of their top military commander last week, braced for a reshuffling in their ranks on Thursday, while law enforcement officials said a ...

Aid groups in Somalia appeal for more funding -
International Committee of the Red Cross saying it needs extra $86m to cope with famine in the country. Aid groups are appealing for more funding to cope with the crisis in Somalia.

Netanyahu moves to stay ahead of social welfare protests

Boston Globe -
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is maneuvering to stay ahead of a “wave of populism'' that he says is sweeping his country, sparking Facebook boycotts, mass rallies, and demonstrators camped out in city ...

No gunman found after lockdown

Detroit Free Press -
A report of a gunman at Virginia Tech on Thursday set off the longest, most extensive lockdown and search on campus since the bloodbath four years ago that led the university to overhaul its emergency procedures.

Closed captioning of: Extreme weather lingers -
>>> more hot weather to contend with in parts of the country with today. temperatures well above 100 from oklahoma city to dallas, touched the 100 mark in parts of the southeast as well.

Asian Stocks Drop Most Since March as Bonds Gain

Bloomberg -
A businessman walks past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei index's drop at a window of a security company in central Tokyo on August 5, 2011.

Asian markets fall amid fears of US recession, European debt crisis

Los Angeles Times -
Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average slid 3.7% to 9303.95 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dived 4.8% to 20844.59. China's Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.9% to 2633.52.

Japan signals readiness to intervene again; market jittery

Reuters -
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister said he was closely watching yen moves on Friday, signaling a readiness to continue selling the currency after intervention on Thursday that media said reached a record 4 ...

DIARY - European Central Bank (ECB) events to Sep 30

Reuters -
====================================================== This diary includes speeches and public appearances by members of the ECB's Governing Council, which sets monetary policy for the 17-nation euro zone.

Edgy markets brace for more bad news

Houston Chronicle -
Traders at the New York Stock Exchange could do little but watch on Thursday as the Dow recorded its steepest point decline since Dec. 1, 2008.

Patent Battles Proliferate In Mobile Industry: 10 Reasons Why

eWeek -
News Analysis: Google is complaining that is competitors Apple and Microsoft are waging “bogus” patent fight because they are trying to stymie the growth of Android.

Face-matching with Facebook profiles: How it was done

LAS VEGAS--Facebook's online privacy woes are well-known. But here's an offline one: its massive database of profile photos can be used to identify you as you're walking down the street.

8 Notorious Android Malware Attacks

InformationWeek -
Nearly a third of of Android users will fall prey to malware this year. Here's a look at some of the worst Android malware attacks we've seen so far.

A look back at 'Apes' franchise

Toronto Sun -
If you don't like all this monkeying around with the Planet of the Apes franchise, how about a look back at the original? The first five Planet of the Apes movies hit theatres from 1968 to 1973, the height of cultural fascination with space travel.

Fawcett death cited in O'Neal woes

Toronto Sun -
Ryan O'Neal's son Redmond has been charged with two felonies following his arrest for drug possession on Tuesday. The troubled 26-year-old was pulled over by cops in Santa Monica after he ran through a red light.

Sarah Michelle Gellar: 5 Things to Know

Hollywood Reporter -
Sarah Michelle Gellar will make her triumphant return to the television spotlight this fall on the CW's new series Ringer, in which she'll play identical twins with different -- and dangerous -- agendas.

Sox' Guillen irritated by team's critics

Chicago Daily Herald -
AP By Scot Gregor If you are feeling vindicated now that struggling center fielder Alex Rios is back on the bench and incapable of harming the White Sox, manager Ozzie Guillen sent a message before Thursday night's 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees.

NFL players ratify CBA - HGH testing included

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP WASHINGTON -- - Players ratified a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday, hours after it was finalized, and two sources said the contract allows the NFL to become the first major US professional sports league to use blood testing for ...

O'Hern leads Reno-Tahoe Open by one

Los Angeles Times -
Nick O'Hern carded a seven-under 65 Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after round one of the Reno-Tahoe Open. The Australian, who was in the first group out, has been struggling with his game this season.

Philadelphia Phillies shut out San Francisco Giants behind Cliff Lee

San Jose Mercury News -
The Giants faced Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee on Thursday night. It was their first tangle with the left-hander since Game 5, when he pitched for the Rangers.

Stanford No. 6 in preseason USA Today poll

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Stanford will begin its season under new coach David Shaw and behind Heisman Trophy front-runner Andrew Luck ranked No. 6 in the USA Today coaches' poll.

NASA to Launch Juno Mission to Jupiter Today -
NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch today (Aug. 5) on a mission to study the origin and evolution of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.

Boeing offer could hasten NASA's return to space

Houston Chronicle -
Weather permitting, this Atlas V rocket today will boost NASA's spacecraft Juno on its way to a rendezvous with the solar system's largest planet on July 4, 2016.

New HIV Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment

New York Times -
Despite years of great progress in treating AIDS, the number of new infections with the virus that causes it has remained stubbornly around 50000 a year in the United States for a decade, according to new figures released on ...

Healthy eating adds $380 to yearly grocery bill, study shows -
For a typical consumer, the simple act of adding more potassium to your diet could tack on hundreds more dollars to your annual grocery bill.


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