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Protesters shut down BART station in San Francisco

Los Angeles Times -
Protesters in San Francisco stopped a BART train Monday evening at the Civic Center Station, which was shut down as authorities tried to quell the demonstration.
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The Associated Press

Google Deal Seen as Boost to RIM

Wall Street Journal -
RIM, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has been struggling recently as it strives to stem the flow of users to Apple Inc. and Google, which increasingly are being seen as the two big mobile-phone powers.

Disastrous Obama goes on tour

Chicago Sun-Times -
President Barack Obama launched his Midwest bus tour Monday. Given the gravity of the economic mess the country is in, you'd think he'd be in Washington working every hour to come up with a program to get Americans back to work.

Deerfield doctor describes 'pure chaos' after Indiana stage collapse

Chicago Sun-Times -
Dr. Dean Silas, gastroenterologist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, was at the Indiana State Fair this past weekend and witnessed the stage collapse.

Jim Thome as genuine as they come

The boy was 9 years old when he snaked through the crowd at Wrigley Field, then silently, miraculously, wiggled his way inside the Cubs dugout minutes before the start of a game in search of his hero, Dave Kingman.

Kate Gosselin: 'I'm Glad to Be Divorced and on My Own'

People Magazine -
Her show has just been cancelled and her marriage crumbled in 2009, but Kate Gosselin doesn't seem to have regrets about her tumultuous past few years.

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Iraqi cities' multiple blasts kills at least 37

Xinhua -
BEIJING,Aug 16 (Xinhuanet) - At least 37 people were killed in multiple blasts in two Iraqi cities. According to police sources in the central Iraqi city of Kut, at least 34 people were killed and some 48 others wounded in twin bomb attacks on Monday.

Syria orders thousands into stadium in Latakia crackdown

Los Angeles Times -
Syrian security forces seize IDs and cellphones from those gathered at the soccer arena, activists say. Five people are killed, and the UN is worried about Palestinian refugees in the area.

US says Libya gov't forces fire first Scud missile in conflict

Xinhua -
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- US media on Monday quoted defense officials as saying the Libyan government forces have fired the first Scud missile in its conflict with rebel forces.

Mubarak stands trial for a 2nd time on stretcher

Xinhua -
BEIJING,Aug 16 (Xinhuanet) - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stands trial for a second time on Monday to face charges of killing protesters, in almost one-hour hearing that could decide if the head of the ruling military council will take the ...

Anders Breivik reenacts Utoya attack for Norwegian police

Christian Science Monitor -
Norwegian police brought Anders Breivik back to the Utoya island over the weekend so that he could walk them through his attack, allowing them to better understand what happened that day.

Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in Texas

Los Angeles Times -
Many of the GOP presidential candidate's mega-donors have won hefty contracts or appointments. Perry's aides vigorously dispute that any got special perks.

A Confident Perry Lingers to Make Friends at the Fair

New York Times -
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was surrounded by well-wishers on Monday at the Iowa State Fair. By JEFF ZELENY DES MOINES - Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was about to be overshadowed by yet another heckler at the Iowa State Fair on Monday when he turned to an old ...

Starbucks' Schultz Urges Fellow CEOs to Boycott Campaign Giving

Bloomberg -
Howard Schultz, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp., speaks during the company's annual meeting in Seattle on March 23, 2011.

Looking Closer at Taxes on the Rich

New York Times -
With the budget deficit growing and tax rates at a 50-year low, one question will remain near the center of the political debate in the coming months: Should the federal government raise taxes on the rich?

Asian shares rise, euro steady ahead of meeting

Reuters -
A flag is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange building in New York August 12, 2011. By Daniel Magnowski SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, following Wall Street shares which climbed for the third straight session on ...

Euro Is Near Three-Week High Before Sarkozy, Merkel Meet About Debt Crisis

Bloomberg -
The euro traded 0.3 percent from a three-week high on prospects a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will result in action to contain ...

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review by Aaron

PhoneDog -
Choice is always a good thing, and if you're a Sprint customer, you're quickly becoming the go-to carrier for awesome Android handsets.

Leak: AT&T's Confidential 4G LTE and T-Mobile Plans

Gizmodo -
Last week, a partly redacted document about the AT&T-Mobile merger was oh-so-briefly posted on the FCC's site by Arnold & Porter LLP, a law firm working on the deal for AT&T.

Tara Reid & Hubby -- The Surprise Wedding Pics -
Wanna see what a one-hour engagement looks like? Check out Tara Reid's wedding photos -- snapped as she tied the knot ... right after she got engaged to boyfriend Zack Kehayov.

Summer Doc Series: Gloria: In Her Own Words

Film School Rejects -
These powerful words spoken by feminist icon Gloria Steinem belie both the sense of fervor she had for bringing about great change and the seemingly empty theater into which that fuel is poured three decades later.

Beyonce Gets Intimate in First of '4' Roseland Ballroom Shows -
"This is going to be a little different, y'all," said Beyoncé shortly after taking the stage Sunday night for the first of four shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

NASCAR: Tony Stewart Watkins Glen race report -
In his seven previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen (NY) International, Tony Stewart had finished no worse than seventh - a run that includes four of his five career wins and two second-place finishes at the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road ...

Young Champions Ready to Move, With No Baggage

New York Times -
Keegan Bradley hadn't played in a major before winning the PGA Championship, and consequently carried confidence, not the scars of past failures, into the final round.

Aggies' decision on move from Big 12 in president's hands

USA Today -
Texas A&M's possible path to the Southeastern Conference got a little clearer Monday when the school's Board of Regents authorized university president Bowen Loftin to take necessary action relating to the ...

Will Osi's unhappiness affect his play?

By Ohm Youngmisuk EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- The weather was gloomy outside for most of the day. But the mood inside the New York Giants' practice facility was upbeat and practically sunny.

Brewers turn triple play in second inning against Dodgers

Washington Post -
By AP, MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers turned the sixth triple play in franchise history against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning on Monday night.

Radioactive isotope, maybe from Fukushima, detected, but ...

Los Angeles Times -
Very small amounts of a radioactive isotope of sulfur, believed to have traveled across the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, have been detected in La Jolla, Calif.

Tropical Forests Could Upset Global Carbon Balance

Irish Weather Online -
A view through the undergrowth at the study site in Panama. Image Credit - Dr. Emma Sayer Increased tropical forest growth could upset the global carbon balance, according to a study by ecologists who say that the ...

Sugarland likely saved by tour manager's decision

Forbes -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It came down to seconds and one critical decision that may have saved the lives of country duo Sugarland and others at the Indiana State Fair where five people died when the stage ...

How one mom -- with three autistic daughters -- finds hope and happiness -
A new study in Pediatrics says the recurrence risk of autism in younger siblings is higher than thought. Hardly comforting to autism families who want a second or third child and not surprising to me, Mom of three (!

A drug that could kill most viruses?

Los Angeles Times -
Viruses are tricky for a host of reasons: There are many different types, so a drug that fights one may not fight another. They use our cells' own machinery to replicate, so often drugs that would fight them would be toxic to our bodies.


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