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Stocks Plunge in Worst Day in Two Years

New York Times -
A roller-coaster session on Monday ended up being the worst day for Wall Street in more than two years. President Obama defended the country's creditworthiness on Monday.
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London riots: violence escalates across London -
Police last night appeared to be losing the battle to take back control of London's streets as violence, rioting and looting escalated across the capital.

Arab nations add to pressure on Syrian regime

Los Angeles Times -
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain withdraw their ambassadors as more nations seek to pressure President Bashar Assad to end the assault on the pro-democracy movement.

Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West Earn Their Egos With 'Watch the Throne'

Reuters -
Bartlett might have to publish a separate edition just to deal with the hundreds of memorable rhymes Jay-Z and Kanye West come up with as their legendary egos battle itout on “Watch the Throne,” the rappers' long-awaited ...

Swatting Perry

Politico -
Rick Santorum is the first to get in on the "hit Rick Perry" act, taking a swipe at him within a few hours of POLITICO's story about the Texas governor's plan to make his "intentions" about a White House run clear the same day as Ames: “If reports are ...

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Helicopter investigation focuses on Afghan rescue effort

Washington Post -
The crash of a Chinook helicopter that killed 38 US and Afghan troops was probably caused by an insurgent firing a rocket-propelled grenade, US military officials said Monday, describing the attack as a “lucky shot.

300000 children in danger of starvation

CBS News -
DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya - The famine emergency in East Africa is taking on historic proportions. The United Nations says 3.7 million people face starvation.

Libya rebels fire cabinet after general's killing

Washington Post -
BENGHAZI, Libya - The rebel government here has dismissed its entire cabinet in the wake of the unsolved killing of a powerful military leader, who was slain almost two weeks ago after he was ordered to appear before a board of ...

States can apply for waivers on school testing required by No Child law

Washington Post -
School leaders in Virginia and Maryland said they are likely to seek exemptions for the most stringent requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law after an announcement Monday that the Obama administration will ...

House Cuts Its Pages, Casualties Of Email

Wall Street Journal -
The House is closing its page program, a nearly 200-year-old institution that brought high-school students to work in Congress but that House leaders said had become obsolete and too costly.

US police identify Ohio 'gunman'

BBC News -
US authorities have identified the man they believe was responsible for shooting dead seven people in Ohio, as more details about the murders emerged.

Chain reaction stuns some investors

USA Today -
Investors were braced for the spectacular stock sell-off Monday after the downgrade of the USA's creditworthiness, but the spiraling effects caught some off guard.

AIG's lawsuit against BofA illustrates more Countrywide woes

Los Angeles Times -
Bank of America was hit with more troubles Monday when AIG filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that "massive fraud perpetrated by defendants Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Countrywide ... has resulted in more than $10 billion in damages ...

Summary Box: Gold surges as investors take their money out of riskier assets

Washington Post -
By AP, RECORD GOLD: Gold prices hit a record after Standard & Poor's on Friday cut the long-term credit rating of the US Gold for December delivery gained $61.40 to close at $1713.20 an ounce.

US Senate panel reviewing S&P downgrade

Reuters -
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The US Senate Banking committee has begun looking into last week's decision by Standard and Poor's to downgrade the US credit rating, a committee aide told Reuters on Monday.

iPhone 5: iOS 5 beta version issued to developers.

Christian Science Monitor -
iPhone 5: iOS 5 is set to launch this fall, but developers already have their mitts on the new Apple OS. Apple iOS 5 has been shipped in beta form to developers.

Hacker launches volunteer program for security professionals

Renowned hacker Johnny Long drums up support for his Hackers for Charity nonprofit and announces a new InfoSec without Borders program at DefCon.

Windows Phone Manager Quits Microsoft to do Startup

PCWorld -
Microsoft veteran and Windows Phone Manager Charlie Kindel announced Monday he would be leaving Microsoft after 21 years to start a new company.

Wardrobe Malfunction of the Day: Kelly Rowland's Nipples Go Rogue

E! Online -
That's right. Just a couple of days after the "Super Bass" rapper inadvertently let one of her nips slip during a performance on Good Morning America, the former Destiny's Child member had fans seeing double.

Latest 2011 Teen Choice Awards News

Just Jared -
“They sat next to each other during the ceremony,” an audience member tells “They were laughing and having non-stop fun with each other.

Classic "Dirty Dancing" film to get Hollywood remake

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The classic 1987 film "Dirty Dancing" is getting a remake, adding songs from the 1960s and brand new compositions to some of the original music, film studio Lionsgate said on Monday.

Sorry, Jon! Kate Gosselin's Kids Want Her to Get Remarried

E! Online -
Yup, Kate Gosselin will be re-entering our lives starting tonight when her reality show Kate Plus 8 premieres its new season on TLC.

Paterno in hospital after player runs into him

Vancouver Sun -
AP August 8, 2011 4:47 PM Penn State head coach Joe Paterno yells at side judge Bernie Hulscher during game action against LSU in the Capital One Bowl.

LeBron James: There will be a season

AP AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James stood before 360 third-graders on Monday, telling them their futures are bright. Plenty of ominous signs notwithstanding, he believes the same is true for the NBA.

Phillies CF Victorino suspended 3 games, appeals

Fox News -
| AP LOS ANGELES - Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino is appealing a three-game suspension imposed for his part in a weekend brawl at San Francisco.

Golfers need to warm to Atlanta's extra warm temps

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
A year ago, like many Germans before him, Martin Kaymer made himself at home in Wisconsin. How could he not be comfortable? It was like Oktoberfest in August.

Effect of Japan tsunami felt in Antarctica -
Before (left) and after (right) photos of the Sulzberger Ice Shelf illustrate the calving event associated with the Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Life on Earth Could Have Started from Outer Space

International Business Times -
The discovery of molecules linked with a vital ancient biological process, coupled with key DNA ingredients found in meteorites by another team of researchers, supports the idea that life on planet Earth could have started from materials from outer ...

Nyad 'swimming strongly' from Cuba to Fla.

Stamford Advocate -
American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad , 61, swims in Cuban waters, offshore Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. Nyad jumped into Cuban waters Sunday evening and set off in a bid to become the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without the ...

Soy supplements don't ease bone loss, menopausal symptoms

USA Today -
Soy supplements, sometimes promoted as a healthier alternative to estrogen for maintaining bone and relieving menopausal symptoms, don't appear to do so, according to a new study.

New guidelines say hot weather safe for young athletes - with precautions

CBS News -
(CBS/AP) Is it safe for kids to play sports in hot, humid weather? New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say it is safe, as long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn't trump common sense.


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