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Obama swims in Gulf, says beaches open for business

Reuters - Ross Colvin, Bruce Nichols - ‎49 minutes ago‎
US President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha swim at Alligator Point in Panama City Beach, Florida, August 14, 2010. By Ross Colvin PANAMA CITY BEACH Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama went swimming off the coast of Florida on Saturday and ...
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Obama again defends right to put mosque near ground zero

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, Nicole Santa Cruz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Standing up for the right to put a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, President Obama on Saturday warned that the country risks losing its distinct identity if it ignores ...
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Buffalo's Chief of Detectives, Dennis J. Richards, talks with reporters

Buffalo News - Brian Meyer, Maki Becker - ‎4 hours ago‎
Eight people were shot early this morning, four fatally, outside City Grill, a popular Main Street restaurant in the heart of the downtown Buffalo business district.
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Renovated 18th at Whistling Straits offers options

Los Angeles Times - Teddy Greenstein - ‎6 minutes ago‎
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Several pros mocked Whistling Straits' 18th hole after the 2004 PGA Championship, saying it seemed contrived and had too small a green.

In India's Jammu and Kashmir state, rocks are weapon of choice

Los Angeles Times - Mark Magnier - ‎18 minutes ago‎
For a generation of angry young men caught up in a decades-long territorial dispute, lobbing stones in protest has proved deadly, as some Indian forces respond with bullets.

Week in review: Oracles sues Google, Irrational Games unveils new BioShock

VentureBeat - Anthony Ha - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Here's our roundup of the week's tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days: Oracle sues Google over Android - Oracle announced this week that it has filed suit against Google for alleged patent and ...

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln dies at 80

Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty - ‎1 hour ago‎
She acted opposite Sidney Poitier, spoke out for civil rights, and had a singing voice so full of emotion and passion it reminded some of Billie Holiday.

Apple Employee Accused of Accepting Kickbacks

New York Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By AP CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A manager at Apple has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of taking kickbacks in a scheme involving suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories.

US orders more tests ahead of relief well drilling

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Retired Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen issued a directive Saturday for BP to conduct more pressure testing on the busted well in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of plans to resume drilling of a relief well.

Recap: Red Bull New York vs. Los Angeles

MiamiHerald.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Edson Buddle scored his 13th goal of the year, and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Red Bull New York, 1-0, on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Major League Soccer.

Democrats to use Social Security against GOP this fall

CNN - Ed Hornick, Alex Mooney - ‎5 hours ago‎
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says Democrats will continue to highlight their role in Social Security. Washington (CNN) -- Democrats pledged Friday to not only keep Social Security in place, but use the historic ...

NASA satellites register 368 wildfires in Russia

RIA Novosti - ‎3 hours ago‎
MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - Two NASA satellites registered a total of 368 hotspots from fires across Russia on Saturday, with the central part of the country being the worst affected, a spokeswoman for the ScanEx company said.

Net neutrality protestors lay siege to Google (for an hour)

Ars Technica - Matthew Lasar - ‎49 minutes ago‎
"We had a bunch of papers which had, like, talking points so that we could all be on the same page," explained the net neutrality activist leaning over the front seat of our chartered bus.

Plane in Stevens Crash Had an Alert System

New York Times - Charles B. Rangel - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The plane that crashed into an Alaskan mountainside and killed former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and four others was equipped with an alert system that warned pilots of dangerous terrain.

Better, More Effective Contraceptive Pill To Hit US Market Soon

AHN | All Headline News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Washington, United States Tanuja Masand (AHN) - A new contraceptive is set to hit the US market after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Saturday it had given its seal of approval to an 'emergency pill' that could be taken up to five days ...

India Imposes Curfew After Kashmir Protests

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By REUTERS SRINAGAR, Kashmir (Reuters) - India reimposed a curfew in Kashmir on Saturday and deployed thousands of police officers, officials said, a day after four people died in demonstrations by Kashmiris demanding independence from India.

Giants beat Padres 3-2 in 11 innings

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Josh Dubow - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP SAN FRANCISCO - Juan Uribe hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a rare win against San Diego, beating the Padres 3-2 Saturday.

Does Tylenol Cause Asthma in Teens?

Food Consumer - Rachel Stockton - ‎5 hours ago‎
Results released this week in an international study suggest that adolescents who take acetaminophen, better known under the brand name Tylenol, have a higher risk of asthma, allergic nasal conditions and the skin disorder eczema.

Rodriguez Apologizes in His Return to the Mets

New York Times - David Waldstein - ‎19 minutes ago‎
As if nothing unusual at all had happened, Francisco Rodriguez returned to Citi Field on Saturday afternoon after a two-game suspension and sat at his locker for more than an hour before the Mets' game against the Phillies, ...

Star Wars Finally Coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011

MovieWeb - ‎4 hours ago‎
Filmmaker George Lucas announced at Star Wars Celebration V that all of the Star Wars films were finally being released on Blu-ray in the Fall of 2011, according to IGN UK.

Lebanon sets up army equipment fund

Aljazeera.net - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Lebanon has opened a bank account to receive donations towards supplying the country's army with new weapons. Elias Murr, Lebanon's defence minister, said on Saturday that he and his father had already put $665000 into the account, which was set up ...

Neil Patrick Harris Expecting Twins

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎2 hours ago‎
"How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris is going to be a father. On Saturday (August 14), the dad-to-be tweeted the news that he and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins.

Suspected Mossad agent lands in Israel after released in Germany

Ha'aretz - Roman Frister - ‎2 hours ago‎
WARSAW - The Israeli suspected of forging a German passport allegedly used in the January assassination of a Hamas operative landed in Israel last night.
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