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Explosions Rock Tripoli Amid Reports of Rebel Advances in Capital

Fox News -
AP Aug 21: People celebrate the recent news of uprising in Tripoli against Muammar Qaddafi's regime at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya.
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Gov't considers escalation in face of Gaza rockets

Jerusalem Post -
Defense officials say Israel not interested in a large-scale operation inside the Strip, but options include ground offensive. Israel's government was considering on Saturday night the possibility of escalating its military response to ...

Texas created lots of jobs; does Gov. Perry deserve the credit? -
AUSTIN, Texas -- No issue is closer to the heart of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign than his claim to be responsible for the state's impressive record of creating jobs.

US Best Buy to sell $100 HP TouchPad Sunday

A store manager in suburban Los Angeles said the TouchPad will go on sale when Best Buy opens its doors Sunday at 10 am The sale applies to all Best Buy stores that have stock, but not all stores do, he said.

Going camping: New Orleans Saints

Chicago Tribune -
Key additions: Defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin, fullback Korey Hall, defensive end Cam Jordan, center Olin Kreutz, running back Mark Ingram, defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, running back Darren Sproles, linebacker Martez Wilson.

Kim Kardashian Leaves For Her Wedding (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz -
The big moment is almost here, as Kim Kardashian makes a dash to the altar! The bride to be was snapped leaving her hotel by a throng of paps eagerly awaiting to capture her last moments as a single woman!

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Iran sentences 2 American hikers to 8 years in prison, TV reports

Arizona Daily Star -
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian authorities imposed a harsh eight-year sentence on two Americans arrested along the border with Iraq in 2009, state television reported Saturday, in a stunning verdict that could further strain relations between the US and Iran.

Pope celebrates final Madrid Mass

BBC News -
Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating the closing Mass of the World Youth Day festival in Spain. The Pope has returned to an air base just outside Madrid where he delivered a homily to a million-strong crowd on Saturday evening.

Anna Hazare's fast enters sixth day

Times of India -
NEW DELHI: Anna Hazare's fast demanding a strong Lokpal entered the sixth day today with more and more people pouring into his protest venue, extending support to his campaign.

Syria's president to appear in TV interview

The Associated Press -
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's President Bashar Assad will comment on US and European demands that he step down and sanctions in an interview that will be broadcast Sunday on state television.

Biden: US has never defaulted on its debt and never will

CNN International -
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping plays host to Vice President Joe Biden on Friday in Beijing. Chengdu, China (CNN) -- The United States, the world's biggest economy, has never defaulted on its debt and never will, said Vice President Joe Biden as he ...

Is Sarah Palin going to announce she's running for president on September 3?

Christian Science Monitor -
It's relatively late in the game, but GOP strategist Karl Rove predicts that Palin will jump into the 2012 presidential race. She could do it when she headlines a tea party gathering next month.

President Barack Obama stocks up on books for Martha's Vineyard vacation

New York Daily News -
President Barack Obama, with his daughters Malia Obama, right, and Sasha Obama, not seen, waves as they leave the Bunch of Grapes book store where the President stocked up on novels.

Ex-Giffords challenger puts '12 campaign on hiatus

Arizona Republic -
Jesse Kelly, the Republican challenger who gave US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords a tough fight last year, is keeping his 2012 campaign on hiatus despite a potential GOP rival's decision to form an ...

Flash floods inundate parts of Pittsburgh | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-21

Philadelphia Inquirer -
PITTSBURGH - A total of 2.1 inches of rain fell in an hour Friday during the evening rush in Pittsburgh, said Rihaan Gangat, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

Post-HP: Dell or Apple?

If Hewlett-Packard exits the PC business as planned, the US is down to two major laptop makers, Dell and Apple. And the two couldn't be more different.

Icahn Seeks Ouster of Clorox's Board

Wall Street Journal -
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Friday he intends to nominate 11 people, including himself, to replace Clorox Co.'s whole board at the company's next shareholder meeting.

Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, No Contract Yet

International Business Times -
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 21, 2011 3:10 AM EDT Verizon Communications Inc. announced on Saturday that their workers have ended their two-week strike and agreed to return to work from Tuesday under previous contract.

Music Services Emerge

PCWorld -
Analysis: RIM and Google are both tuning up new, free (for now) streaming music services. By Peter Smith, ITworld Today's post is all about music, since the techno-fates have conspired to bring together three different music-related stories at once.

Rainbow: Google+ vs. Facebook

Omaha World-Herald -
It's too hot. There aren't enough bike trails or sidewalks. Or taco trucks. And everything closes too early on Sundays. ... We should build a new city - maybe by an ocean. Wouldn't you like an ocean? We'll build a new city that fixes ...

BlackBerry maker may seek to form alliance

The News Journal -
Boxes for Research In Motion Ltd.'s (RIM) BlackBerry brand smartphones sit on a counter at a Vodafone Group Plc store in London.

Russell Armstrong Funeral Details Revealed

Hollywood Reporter -
Russell Armstrong, who died earlier this week, will have not one, but two services, E! News reports. Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong, was found dead at his Los Angeles home.

'Avengers,' 'Muppets' and 'Monsters' hit the D23 Expo

HitFix -
By HitFix Staff Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 2:39 AM Cobie Smulders, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey, Jr. of "The Avengers" backstage at Disney's 2011 D23 Expo.

Parents of Underage Model Sue Urban Outfitters Over Sexy Photos

MANHATTAN, NY (KTLA) -- Parents of a 16-year-old model are suing Urban Outfitters for using images of the young girl posed provocatively on merchandise and their website.

Fitzgerald, Cardinals agree to $120M contract -
Larry Fitzgerald has agreed to an eight-year, $120 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals that will make him the NFL's highest-paid non-quarterback, according to multiple reports.

'Quakes extend winless streak with loss to Galaxy

Los Angeles Times -
The San Jose Earthquakes continue to struggle as the club fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 at The Home Depot Center on Saturday.

Ben Glicksman: For one night, NBA basketball returns in streetball form -
Kevin Durant poured in 44 points, including two clutch free throws, to carry DC-based Goodman to a 135-134 victory over James Harden and LA's Drew League.

Nevin Shapiro: The fraudster who claims he corrupted UM football

Chicago Tribune -
Nevin Shapiro grew up an anomaly in the big-money world of South Florida mansions and fast cars, one of a small number of neighborhood kids whose families lacked the trappings of wealth.

Species Shifting Habitats Faster to North Seeking Cooler Places

International Business Times -
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 20, 2011 9:37 PM EDT Due to global warming, plant and animal species are shifting their natural habitats towards the north at a faster rate, reveals a survey of over 2000 species.

Recommended: What if ET thinks we're evil? -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

Blacks less likely to get research grants, study finds

Los Angeles Times -
Black researchers are far less likely to receive grant funding than white researchers, according to a new report published this week in the journal Science.

Staying single can be fatal

Times of India -
Staying single can be fun for many; but according to a new study, leading a solo lifestyle could have serious health implications.
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