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Britain Turns to Reckoning With Rioters as Cameron Faces Parliament

New York Times -
Police forensics officers inspected the scene where three men were killed by a car in Birmingham, England, on Wednesday. By JOHN F. BURNS, RAVI SOMAIYA and ALAN COWELL LONDON - Still reeling with shock and anger over the worst rioting in decades, ...
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Syria defiant as diplomatic pressure grows -
Syrian envoy to UN slams Western 'hypocrisy' as US tightens sanctions and Assad admits 'mistakes' by security forces.

Fugitive siblings captured in Colo.

Boston Globe -
A sheriff called the three “very, very dangerous.'' From left, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, Lee Dougherty, and Ryan Dougherty.

Tiger Woods thinking about a win at PGA Championship

Detroit Free Press -
"In order to win, I had to be healthy," said Tiger Woods, teeing off during a practice round on Wednesday. "Now I can do the work.

Bleak outlook brings Wall Street down

Detroit Free Press -
Back to reality and back down, Wall Street focused Wednesday on the economy's bleak landscape and wiped out its big gains from a day earlier -- and then some.

HTC's 'Major Announcement': Better Phone Audio with Beats Electronics

PC Magazine -
On Wednesday, HTC announced a strategic investment and partnership with Beats Electronics, with the goal of bringing high-quality sound to HTC phones.

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UK riots: father of Birmingham man killed in clashes calls for calm -
A father who found his son dying on the street amid the rioting in Birmingham has warned the Asian and black communities to avoid becoming embroiled in race riots that have previously scarred the city.

US kills Taliban insurgents who downed SEALs' helicopter

Los Angeles Times -
A US airstrike in Afghanistan kills a senior Taliban operative in the area where the Chinook helicopter crashed and the man who shot down the chopper.

Romney takes low-key approach to GOP debate in Iowa

Boston Globe -
Mitt Romney answered questions from reporters yesterday in Pella, Iowa, where he took part in a business round-table. (Charles Dharapak/ Associated Press) By Matt Viser PELLA, Iowa - Mitt Romney returned yesterday to this crucial early voting state, ...

Palin to visit Fair on Friday, activist says -
Sarah Palin of Alaska will make an appearance Friday at the Iowa State Fair, a popular venue for presidential candidates. Her visit falls during the same week as a nationally televised Republican debate and the Iowa straw poll - two events she's not ...

2 Republicans from Mich. on U.S. debt panel

Detroit Free Press -
cochairman of the panel, is a rising force among House Republicans. He gets high marks from conservatives for opposing taxes and abortion and supporting gun rights.

Statue of Liberty Closing for Renovation

New York Magazine -
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that the Statue of Liberty will close for a yearlong renovation project beginning on October 29, one day after the monument's 125th anniversary.

Economic woes offer awkward backdrop for Obama's vacation

USA Today -
WASHINGTON - Fourteen million people are out of work. Millions more are losing fortunes in the stock market. America's AAA bond rating has slipped.

U.S. panel seeks more disclosure on natgas drilling

Reuters -
The Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, May 11, 2010.

Societe Generale Leads Fall in French Banks as Credit-Default Swaps Climb

Bloomberg -
The cost of insuring debt of Societ Generale SA rose 29 basis points to a record 299 basis points, according to CMA prices for credit-default swaps.

Amazon hits back at Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader -
Amazon has released a version of its Kindle Reader for web browsers, in a move that is sure to be seen as a response to Apple. Amazon customers don't need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks.

Gizmodo 'not motivated by financial greed' in iPhone case, D.A. says

Los Angeles Times -
The San Mateo district attorney's office has opted not to charge Gizmodo and writer Jason Chen for buying an iPhone prototype from a man who found it in a bar last year, months before the device was made public.

HP cuts TouchPad price to $399; price war?

HP has permanently cut the price on its low-end TouchPad price to $399 as it seeks to stand out in a crowded tablet market. The company confirmed this today.

New this week: 'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie'

Detroit Free Press -
BELOW: Kevin McHale, left, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele in "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie." / Fox Searchlight ABOVE: Dominic Cooper in "The Devil's Double.

George Lopez Plans to Follow in Charlie Sheen's Footsteps

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'The Help': The Reviews Are In! -
While some hail the film as the finest drama of the summer, other critics aren't as kind. By Eric Ditzian (@ericditzian) "It feels kind of scary saying this because that means it's only downhill, but it's been the best year of my life," Emma Stone told ...

Kanye West and Jay-Z Share Good Laugh in 'Otis' Music Video Trailer

AceShowbiz -
The 'Watch the Throne' duo are going to premiere the 'Otis' music video directed by Spike Jonze on August 11. Kanye West and Jay-Z hype up the upcoming premiere of their "Otis" music video by dropping an official trailer.

Braves' Uggla reaches 31 -
Atlanta's Dan Uggla singled in his first at-bat Wednesday to reach 31 games. / AP Photo/J Pat Carter Atlanta's Dan Uggla hit safely in his 31st consecutive game Wednesday.

US catches energy, joy from 'infectious' Klinsmann vs. Mexico -
PHILADELPHIA - Jurgen Klinsmann smiled, celebrated and had hugs and handshakes to spare following the US national team's 1-1 draw with Mexico on Wednesday.

Jimenez, Indians top Tigers

Boston Globe -
AP / August 11, 2011 Ubaldo Jimenez showed why Cleveland traded for him, winning his home debut, and rookie Jason Kipnis went 5 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs as the Indians shaved another game off Detroit's lead in the AL Central by beating the ...

Ivan Dodig defeats Rafael Nadal in second round of Rogers Cup in Montreal -
Croatian Ivan Dodig has claimed the scalp of world No 2 Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. By Telegraph staff and agencies Nadal, who relinquished his Wimbledon title and top ranking to Novak Djokovic last month, ...

Blue Jays accused of stealing signs

San Francisco Chronicle -
Chris Young / AP Baseball fans hold up signs during the first inning of a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.

NASA's Jobs

San Fernando Valley Sun -
NASA's Science Mission Directorate has missions studying Earth, the Sun, the Solar System, and the Universe. For some missions, NASA partners with space agencies in other countries.

NASA Mars Rover on Final Approach to Huge Crater Rim

PC Magazine -
The Mars rover known as Opportunity has caught a glimpse of the Endeavour crater and is now less than a football field's distance away from the rim.

Government Spending More Than $12 Billion on Hospice Care

ABC News -
The amount of money Medicare spent on hospice care increased more than 53 percent between 2005 and 2009 to $12 billion, according to a government report.

Smoking worsens female heart risk

BBC News -
Women who start smoking increase their risk of a heart attack by more than men who take up the habit, according to a review of more than 30 years of research.

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