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HP Explores Quitting Computers as Profits Slide

Wall Street Journal -
Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal-computer maker, is exploring a spinoff of its PC business, an about-face that highlights how growth has pivoted from the computers that so long ruled the ...

Obama accuses Assad of "slaughtering" Syrian people

Reuters -
1 of 5. Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attends a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris in this July 12, 2008 file photo.

Israel Retaliates Following Attacks Near Sinai

Voice of America -
August 18, 2011 Israel Retaliates Following Attacks Near Sinai Scott Bobb | Jerusalem Israeli forces have killed at least 10 Palestinian militants in separate attacks after blaming them for a series of coordinated raids along the Israeli-Egyptian ...

HP TouchPad is a casualty of iPad's popularity

USA Today -
Hewlett-Packard's much-ballyhooed TouchPad tablet is a record-fast casualty of the battle against Apple's iPad. Eric Risberg, AP Eric Risberg, AP HP pulled the plug Thursday on its TouchPad tablet device, which was launched ...

Unlikely Echo of Gandhi Marshals Indians' Ire

New York Times -
Anna Hazare, 74, in May. He was arrested Tuesday and is expected to leave jail on Friday. By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI - In a “new” India often obsessed with wealth and status, where cricket batsmen and Bollywood movie stars are wildly idolized, ...

Vacation May Provide a Break from Washington's Woes

New York Times -
A sign outside a business in West Tisbury, Mass., welcomed the Obamas to Martha's Vineyard. By MARK LANDLER VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass.

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At least three killed as stage collapses at Belgian Pukkelpop festival

Herald Sun -
Three people have died after a violent storm lashed an outdoor music festival in northern Belgium. At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a violent storm swept through the Pukkelpop music festival in Hasselt, Belgium.

Brother of Libya's information minister reported killed in NATO strike

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- A brother of Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for the government in Tripoli, was killed Thursday night by NATO aircraft, a government official here said.

Pope Arrives in Spain With Eye Toward Smoother Ties

Wall Street Journal -
MADRID—Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday began his third official visit to Spain, a trip observers say they expect will smooth strained ties between the Socialist government and the Roman Catholic Church.

Turkey launches air assault on Kurds in Iraq amid uptick in violence

Christian Science Monitor -
Violence between Turkey and the PKK, a Kurdish separatist group classified as a terrorist organization, is on the rise as Turkey considers constitutional change.

Rick Perry in New Hampshire: Evangelical cowboy faces a rough ride

Christian Science Monitor -
A conservative Christian, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to run strongest in the South. His attempts to make inroads in New Hampshire Thursday showed mixed signs of success.

US will review cases of 300000 illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings

Los Angeles Times -
The Obama administration aims to identify 'low-priority' offenders, including the elderly, crime victims and people who have lived in the United States since childhood.

Surprise court hearing for "West Memphis 3" spurs hopes

Reuters -
LITTLE ROCK (Reuters) - A judge has called a surprise hearing for Friday concerning three men - known as the West Memphis Three - convicted of "satanic" killings in 1993 of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in Arkansas.

Piers Morgan: I wasn't rude to O'Donnell -
Piers Morgan is still baffled that Christine O'Donnell walked out of an interview Wednesday night on his CNN talk show. The “Piers Morgan Tonight” host called into Access Hollywood Live on Thursday morning to dish on the politician-turned-author's exit ...

Gold soars, stocks slide as data roils markets

Reuters -
1 of 3. An investor is reflected in a screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province August 10, 2011.

Stocks Tumble On US Growth Fears, European Banks; DJIA Off 435

Wall Street Journal -
Stocks tumbled amid growing fears of a global recession, as investors confronted a grim mix of US economic data and fresh concerns about Europe's banks.

Taking Stock: Investors Begin to Recalibrate Expectations

Wall Street Journal -
Amid a jarring mix of global growth warnings and broader systemic financial problems, investors are recalibrating their expectations for major stock indexes through the rest of the year.

Liberty drops Barnes & Noble bid, to invest $204M

The Seattle Times -
Barnes & Noble Inc. said Thursday that Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled by John Malone, has dropped its $1 billion bid to buy the bookseller and instead will invest $204 million in the company.

AT&T Kills Low-Tier Text Messaging Plan, Pushes Unlimited Usage

PCWorld -
AT&T has confirmed that it's killing off a text messaging fee plan that allows up to 1000 messages per month, nudging customers to an unlimited plan or fees for every message.

IBM produces first 'brain chips'

BBC News -
IBM has developed a microprocessor which it claims comes closer than ever to replicating the human brain. The system is capable of "rewiring" its connections as it encounters new information, similar to the way biological synapses work.

Kat Von D and Jesse James: Engagement Is Back On!

People Magazine -
Kat Von D may no longer have her show, but she's back with her man. Even as TLC announced the cancellation of LA Ink, Von D and Jesse James - who had called off their engagement last month - posted on Twitter ...

Colin Farrell makes 'Fright Night' fun

USA Today -
He keeps trash in his driveway, blacks out his windows and flirts with every woman on the block. He feasts on teens, too. Give him this: He won't come in uninvited.

NFL has no business disciplining Pryor

Chicago Tribune -
Imagine what Roger Goodell has in store for Terrelle Pryor the first night Pryor skips study table during homecoming week with his new NFL team.

Georgetown, Chinese basketball teams brawl

News Chief -
AP BEIJING - A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men's basketball team Thursday night, putting an immediate end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the country.

Miami Hurricanes Nevin Shapiro and NCAA problems show pattern

Washington Times -
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 18, 2011—LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat choke in the NBA Finals. The Miami Dolphins are getting booed by their own fans at practice.

Sun's singing helps researchers predict sunspots

San Jose Mercury News -
Amid the solar flares and bursts of charged particles showered on our planet by the sun in the past couple weeks, the star our world revolves around has been quietly singing.

NASA Maps Antarctic Ice Flow (PHOTO and ANIMATION)

International Business Times -
For the first time, NASA researchers have mapped the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica. The researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.

Sniffing Out Lung Cancer—Olfactory Sense in Dogs May Hold the Clue

HealthNews -
Trained canines could one day help moderate lung cancer death rates with the help of their undeniably keen sense of smell. A study published in the European Respiratory Journal concludes that four ...

CDC: Flu Vaccine for All, Again

MedPage Today -
Although the influenza strains included in the upcoming season's trivalent vaccine are unchanged from last season, the CDC is still recommending that everyone older than 6 months get vaccinated this ...
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