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Treasury yields decline despite S&P move

MarketWatch -
FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) - Safe-haven flows saw US Treasury prices erase early losses on Monday, pushing down yields on the securities despite Standard & Poor's unprecedented decision to cut the US ...
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38 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan, Including 22 Navy SEALS

9&10 News -
Saturday marked the single deadliest day for the US military in Afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. Thirty US soldiers, including 22 Navy SEALS, were among 38 people killed when their helicopter crashed.

London riots: Met admits too few officers deployed -
A senior Metropolitan Police commander has admitted too few officers were deployed as rioting erupted this weekend but denied there had been a “flat-footed” response.

FOREX-Euro rises on signs of ECB bond buying

Reuters -
LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The euro rose against the dollar on Monday as traders cited the European Central Bank buying Spanish and Italian government bonds to lower their yields and ease tensions in the euro zone debt market.

Red Sox have Yankees' number this year -
Bob Klapisch covers baseball for The Record in New Jersey and worked at the New York Post and New York Daily News. The author of five books, he was recently voted a top-five columnist in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Ohio town pulls together in vigil after rampage

CBS News -
Bambi Lynn of Fairlawn, Ohio, wipes away tears during a prayer vigil at Copley Community Park in Copley Township, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2011.

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Activists: Death toll, detentions mount in Syria

CNN International -
(CNN) -- The conflict in Syria escalated Monday on multiple fronts, with reports of mounting deaths from a weekend military effort in Deir Ezzor and mass detentions in the town of Maaret al-Numan.

Netanyahu's missed opportunity

Ha'aretz -
The prime minister's response to social protests that have swept up Israel is a case study in mismanagement. By Yossi Verter As they were absorbing the shock from the huge demonstration Saturday night in Tel Aviv, government ministers, at the behest of ...

Is climate change to blame for famine in the Horn of Africa?

The Guardian -
A herd of goats at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. The current drought conditions have been caused by successive seasons with very low rainfall.

Saudi king pulls ambassador from Syria, denounces violence -
Bassem Tellawi / AP Editor's note: Picture taken on government guided tour. A road is blocked in the besieged city of Hama, Syria, on Sunday.

Kerry faults Tea Party in US credit rating drop

Boston Globe -
WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts called Friday's lowering of the US credit rating a “Tea Party downgrade'' as finger-pointing continued about the decision from a top credit rating agency.

Huntsman Runs on a Path His Father Cleared

New York Times -
SALT LAKE CITY - Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was 10 years old when his father packed up their growing family to move east in 1970, leaving behind his fledgling company to work for President Richard M. Nixon.

Romney's shaky front-runner perch

Los Angeles Times -
In the coming week, a debate and a straw poll in Iowa could sort out the still-unsettled GOP field. Mitt Romney has staked a claim as the Republican Party's front-runner for 2012, but key events in Iowa this week could shake up his status.

Pressured by White House, Treasury Secretary Is Expected to Stay at Post

New York Times -
Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, center, at the White House on Tuesday, the same day he said he was undecided about leaving. By JACKIE CALMES WASHINGTON - Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary and dean of President Obama's economic team, ...

European Central Bank Intervention Buoys Markets

New York Times -
PARIS - The interest rates on Spanish and Italian bonds plummeted Monday, and European bank shares soared, as the European Central Bank expanded its purchases of government debt to support Madrid and Rome for the first time.

Here's the full change log for iOS 5 beta 5

Apple just pushed iOS 5 beta 5 out to developers and wouldn't you know, we've got the full change log for you to feast your eyes on.

AntiSec posts stolen police data

TG Daily -
AntiSec hackers say they've released a 10GB file of data - their largest yet - lifted from US law enforcement agencies in retaliation for recent hacking-related arrests.

Harry Potter Takes Down Twilight at Teen Choice Awards

New York Magazine -
As with so many things involving today's teens, this year's Teen Choice Awards came down to Harry Potter and Twilight. The Hogwarts crew stole the show this time, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 beating The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in ...

Apes prequel tops US box office

BBC News -
Rise of the Planet of the Apes has debuted at number one on the North American box office chart, according to early estimates. The prequel to the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes opened with estimated takings of $54m (£32.8m).

Fans get drenched, thrashed by Foo Fighters in Lollapalooza finale

Chicago Sun-Times -
For more Lollapalooza reviews, photos and video interviews with the festival stars, check out Hannah Fiudden was at the Perry's rave tent when the rain came Sunday evening.

Big Boi From Outkast Arrested for Illegal Viagra

The Blemish -
By The Blemish, 12:45 AM on Aug 08, 2011, 0 Comments Big Boi, 1/2 of Outkast, was busted by customs and border patrol dogs as he left a cruise ship on Sunday afternoon.

ABC confirms the end of 'Desperate Housewives' -
ABC confirmed Sunday that the long-running hit “Desperate Housewives” is ending after the upcoming 2011-2012 season. "It is an iconic show, we are so proud of it," said Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, at the Television Critics ...

Scott's win at Firestone secondary story in Woods-Williams drama -
AKRON, Ohio -- The intermittent shouts became a steady murmur, the drone became a chant, and by the time Steve Williams approached the 18th hole on Sunday night, you'd have thought he was winning the golf tournament.

Keselowski sprints to win in Poconos

Boston Globe -
AP / August 8, 2011 Brad Keselowski raced all 500 miles of yesterday's Sprint Cup stop at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., with a broken left ankle.

3M Championship, Day 3 notes: Late birdie ends drought

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
Jay Haas two-putted from about 30 feet for birdie and a 15-under-par total to win the tournament by a stroke over Kenny Perry, Peter Senior and hometown favorite Tom Lehman.

LA businessman buying majority stake in Hawks

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
Los Angeles businessman Alex Meruelo has reached an agreement to buy a majority ownership stake in the Atlanta Hawks, he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an exclusive weekend interview.

James Sheppard: Traded to San Jose

Rotowire -
Sheppard (knee) has been traded to San Jose in exchange for a third-round pick that will now belong to Minnesota in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

NASA Spacecraft Juno Goes to Jupiter for Study

International Business Times -
NASA will return to Jupiter once more to look for clues that could tell about the early days of the solar system. The space agency launced a solar-powered Spacecraft Juno on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a 5-year ...

Zoo rides Shark Week wave

Omaha World-Herald -
When that shark bites, it rarely is taking a chunk out of a human being. The reality is that you're more likely to be bitten by another person than a shark.

Morning smoking has cancer risk

BBC News -
People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say US researchers.

Grimes Issues 'Boil Order' to Remove E.coli Bacteria

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | August 8, 2011 4:43 AM EDT Authorities recently requested residents of the city of Grimes, Iowa, to boil water that is intended for consumption after E. coli bacteria was detected in the main water supply.

Pediatricians: Sports in heat OK with precautions

Sierra Vista Herald -
AP CHICAGO (AP) - Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn't trump common sense, the nation's largest pediatricians group says.


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