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Crowds burn cars, buildings to protest man's killing in north London

By the CNN Wire Staff London (CNN) -- British authorities urged for calm early Sunday, hours after demonstrators in north London burned police cars, and set a bus and buildings ablaze to protest the death of a local man.
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Q+A: S&P's downgrade of the United States

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday, a move that will affect the country's borrowing costs and investor opinion of US assets.

Copter Crash Highlights Fight In Eastern Afghanistan

by NPR Staff and Wires A US Marine tries to take cover as a Chinook helicopter arrives at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, Thirty Americans were killed when a helicopter crashed in eastern Wardak province ...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Business Clarksville -
As American films go, Rise of the Planet of the Apes proves once again that summer blockbuster films can also be great films with plenty of soul.

Perry Uses Houston Rally to Urge Prayer as Answer to Turmoil

BusinessWeek -
Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, who may seek the Republican presidential nomination, urged Americans to seek a personal relationship with God at a rally to pray in response to terrorism, natural disasters and ...

Sanders humbled among football greats

Boston Herald -
CANTON, Ohio - The Pro Football Hall of Fame accomplished something this weekend that neither John Elway, Brett Favre and the great quarterbacks of the 1990s, nor Jerry Rice, Randy Moss and the decade's ...

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Shabab Concede Control of Capital to Somalia Government

New York Times -
A Somali government soldier in the deserted main Bakara market area of Mogadishu, a city the Shabab Islamist rebel group abruptly left on Saturday.

Syrian tanks attack eastern city

BBC News -
The Syrian army has launched a pre-dawn assault on Deir al-Zour, the largest city in the east and scene of frequent protests, human rights activists say.

Libyans struggle to cope with blackouts, gas shortages

CNN International -
The rapid deterioration of power supplies in Tripoli over the past two weeks has come as a shock to many Libyans. Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- The alleys and archways along Rashid Street in central Tripoli ...

Alabama gives posthumous degrees to students killed by tornadoes -
Student government president James Fowler lays a rose and lights a candle in honor of six University of Alabama students during a remembrance ceremony in Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Defense spending in Washington spotlight

San Francisco Chronicle -
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is central to the defense debate. She helped craft a provision for cuts that will kick in if a budget compromise is not reached.

Expert: Rural US websites easy target for hackers

The Associated Press -
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The digital trove of credit card numbers and emails stolen by the group known as Anonymous came from towns across rural America - places like Gassville, Ark.

Key figure in Abu Graib out of prison -
The convicted ringleader of detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib was released Saturday from a military prison, an Army spokeswoman said. DAVID DISHNEAU; The Associated Press The convicted ringleader of detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib was released Saturday from ...

Verizon Workers Strike

Wall Street Journal -
About 45000 Verizon Communications Inc. workers walked off the job Sunday after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on a new contract, marking the first strike at the telecommunications giant in 11 years.

Post office closing list raises ire

Boston Globe -
Business owners in Plymouth's downtown were alarmed to learn recently that the Center Post Office on Main Street Extension could be closed by winter, and complained the dollars gained by the US Postal Service from its ...

Debt crisis: Is this the end for the euro? -
Europe's leaders, policymakers and bond vigilantes are engaged in a fatal three-way game of brinkmanship. The showdown will see either careers bite the dust or the end of the euro.

BofA liabilities bigger than expected -
Bank of America says its liabilities for mortgage repurchases from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be worse than expected. Bank of America told investors that its liabilities for mortgage repurchases from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be worse than ...

Global policymakers discuss debt crisis, market turmoil

Reuters -
TOKYO/SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Global policymakers held an emergency conference call on Sunday to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing market turmoil and stoking fears of the ...

AntiSec hackers post stolen police data as revenge for arrests

AntiSec released data on US law enforcement officers in retaliation for arrests related to hacking attacks. LAS VEGAS--In retaliation for arrests, the AntiSec hackers say they've released their "largest cache yet" of data stolen from law enforcement ...

iOS 5 beta 5 Release: Apple “Assistant” voice control hidden inside

SlashGear -
Apple has pushed iOS 5.0 beta 5 out to developers, the latest test release of the company's upcoming OS upgrade. Although many of the features are already known - having been announced back at WWDC 2011 - the new software includes some well-hidden ...

10 'I Love Lucy' Facts On Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday -
Lucille Ball, the iconic actress is still on the television airwaves via the way of reruns, would have turned 100 years old this weekend.

Nicki Minaj 'Slayed' Atlantic City Concert

Gather Celebs News Channel -
After yesterday's nightmare, Nicki Minaj got a good night's sleep and took the stage this evening (August 6) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Ashton Kutcher WINNING OVER "MEN" CREW -
The tide is turning at "Two and a Half Men" after Ashton Kutcher's mega-trailer pissed off several crew members -- in fact, we're told, Ashton is quickly becoming extremely popular on set.

Amy Winehouse's Goddaughter Dedicates Song to the Late Singer

Hollywood Reporter -
Amy Winehouse's goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, took the stage at the Big Chill Music Festival in England on Saturday. She sang one of Winehouse's song, “Love is a Losing Game,” in dedication to her late godmother.

Ethan Hawke Welcomes His Fourth Child

People Magazine -
Ethan Hawke, who has called fatherhood "the greatest pleasure in my life," and his wife, Ryan Hawke, welcomed their second child together two weeks ago, a girl named Indiana, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Sabathia's struggles are a recurring theme

Boston Globe -
Both mind-boggling and remarkable in the same breath. The Yankees' best pitcher can't beat the Red Sox. This is one example of why baseball is so unpredictable.

Matches to Make After UFC 133 -
There was an “Old Vitor” sighting in Philadelphia at UFC 133. | (AP Photo/The News-Journal, Suchat Pederson) The former light heavyweight champion returned to the cage for the first time in more than a year and did ...

Hamels handles Giants

Boston Globe -
AP / August 7, 2011 Cole Hamels pitched a seven-hitter for his first win in two weeks and the Philadelphia Phillies made a pair of first-inning runs hold up in a 2-1 victory over the Giants yesterday in San Francisco.

For NASA, Return Trip to Jupiter in Search of Clues to Solar System's Origins

New York Times -
The last time we saw Jupiter up close, it was 16 years ago, when a probe from NASA's Galileo spacecraft took a death plunge through the cloud tops and radioed back tantalizing data that all but screamed, “To be continued.

Solar Flares Could Hit GPS

AVweb -
It might be time to review those VOR skills in light of sunspot activity that had the potential to disrupt GPS signals on Friday and Saturday.

Scientists Restore Fertility in Mice

Wall Street Journal -
Scientists have used laboratory-originated sperm to make sterile mice fertile, a feat that opens up new avenues for researching and treating infertility in people.

Learning to Cope With a Mind's Taunting Voices

New York Times -
Living With Voices: Joe Holt, a computer consultant and entrepreneur who has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, describes how he's learned to manage the voices in his head.


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